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Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters

Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters | The Social Web | Scoop.it
News defined by you.

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Makes me think of www.recordedfuture.com or news.google.com on steroids. 

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Why There Are Less Comments On Your Blog

Why There Are Less Comments On Your Blog | The Social Web | Scoop.it
If you are worried why you are getting fewer comments on your blog than you did some years ago, take this quiz to find out what you can to do about it.

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Some useful tips for bloggers - both novice and experienced.
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janlgordon's curator insight, June 12, 4:18 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains why your blog posts are seeing a decline in comments.

 

Learn why your articles are not getting as much feedback as they did a few years ago.

 

Why Blog Comments are on the Decline

 

It can be difficult for any blogger to see a lack of response after working hard on a blog post. I agree that in order to attract comments you need to evaluate how your blog is being perceived.

 

Elliott explains the reasons why blogs are not experiencing the same amount of comments that they once did.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • First, take a look at your topics and find out whether these are actually what your audience wants to read. Second, is your content a conversational style? If not, it may need to be tweaked.

 

  • Don't avoid a subject that is serious in nature -- you might be losing readers because of it. Write what your subscribers are looking for instead of playing it safe.

 

  • Put both personality and passion into your content. Reveal more about yourself personally, and back up what you say with facts.

 

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Image: Courtesy of Alice Elliott.

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Read full article here: http://ow.ly/SL6Z30cx2Xd

 

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Unsplash, the Web’s Premier Free Photo Library, Opens Up Its Vaults

Unsplash, the Web’s Premier Free Photo Library, Opens Up Its Vaults | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Unsplash is a web repository of 200,000 high-resolution images, and every single photo on the site is free to download.

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Unsplash photo can be downloaded and used by anyone, for free, under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero license.
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 12, 5:13 AM
Les photos libres de droit valent le détour.
Michael Bannon's curator insight, May 16, 5:31 AM

What a great tool for students to gain access to free quality images

Heidi Ellis's curator insight, May 21, 3:17 AM
What an awesome resource for students to gain legal access to great high-res imagery. Introducing it would also provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the ethics and legalities around copyright, and what a creative commons license is. 
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Don't Give Up on Your Blogging

Don't Give Up on Your Blogging | The Social Web | Scoop.it
What makes a Blogging Champion? Persevering through the the planning process and continuing to write when you'd far rather giv

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As a regular blogger for the past 15 years, I would fully endorse the concept of 'working out loud', if you want t build an audience.
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janlgordon's curator insight, April 27, 7:14 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Adeel Sami
 because it provides insights on how to keep the momentum in your blogging strategy.

 

It takes consistent dedication to make your blog successful.

 

How to Become a Blogging Champion

 

It's easy to to want to give up on your blog. I agree that you can be successful by realizing that the end results are rewarding.

 

Sami explains the best ways to keep your focus and stay positive.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A great blogger produces content on a regular basis. Consistency is the key to staying in the game and keeping your blog moving forward.

 

  • Keep the perspective that being a content producer is a long-term job. This will help you become more competitive in your niche.

 

  • After taking the first action do not throw in the towel and give up. Those who continue to take action are the winners in the blogosphere.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 28, 10:22 AM
I think blogging is one good form of writing. I blend it into other forms and reading on a regular basis. They overlap and support each other well. I discovered a niche, which allowed me to be creative and explore being and becoming a teacher. What was essential in blogging for me was the creative element.
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Why Human Experiences Are More Important Than Technology

Why Human Experiences Are More Important Than Technology | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Human experiences are still craved by us and important to us. Perhaps those who wish to automate more need to slow down for a while?

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Technology can both help us and isolate us. Our interactions with others and the art of listening, talking and understanding are what make us human. We have to use our experience to decide how far we want technology to help us.
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janlgordon's curator insight, January 30, 7:06 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Bryan Kramer because it provides insights on how human experiences still rule over automation.

 

Understanding the human experience in the age of technology

 

Are You Relying Too Much on Automation?

 

We are experiencing new technological advances like never before. I agree that in order to reach your customers in the digital age you need to connect with them on a human level.

 

Kramer explains how to make meaningful connections and understand the balance of technology.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • We are able to keep in touch with our community even more today online, but we can easily miss personal contact through this. In person meetings are still the best way to reach people.

 

  • We are always on the hunt for more context and meaning. This is necessary to fully understand someone -- these subtleties are not possible with communication online.

 

  • With the rise of chatbots we can lose the art of persuasion. Humans still crave understanding, and knowing that your business is actively listening to them.

 

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Image: Courtesy of TechCrunch.

 

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Don't Be a Victim of Content Theft

Don't Be a Victim of Content Theft | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Your content may have been used without attribution or your permission. Read here to identify if you are a victim of Content Theft and how to prevent it

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Having been a victim of content theft and plagiarism, this article provides some useful and practical tips on what to do if you are the victim, and how you can potentially prevent it happening to you.
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janlgordon's curator insight, January 19, 8:48 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it explains how to find out whether your brand's content has been hijacked.

 

Protect your valuable blog posts from piracy.

 

How to Stop Content Theft

 

As a business it's important to know whether your hard work is being used in an unethical manner. I agree that it's important to find out whether your content is being used in order to preserve your brand reputation.

 

Kramer shows how to gather the right information on your blog posts in order to protect them.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The Internet makes it easy to steal content in an age of curation. It's okay to do if you get permission and leave an attribution.

 

  • In order to find out whether your articles are being used by someone else you can use some handy tools. Google Alerts and Copyscape are two good ones to start with.

 

  • You can prevent content theft if you are using WordPress with various plugins like Copyright Notice and Yoast SEO. Alternatively you can hire a professional to set up safety measures for you.

 

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Patryk Kaźmierski's curator insight, January 25, 5:39 AM

Artykuł o tym jak zapobiegać kradzieży contentu. 

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Creative Commons License Chooser - Google Docs add-on

Creative Commons License Chooser - Google Docs add-on | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Add-on that will help users select a Creative Commons license and then embed the image and license link in the document.

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Digital intelligence or “DQ” is the set of social, emotional and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life. These abilities can broadly be broken down into eight interconnected areas.


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Digital skills - as important as speech in today's technology driven environment. 
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 3, 2016 8:55 AM
Well put together. An article to share with staff.
Derek Thomas's curator insight, April 2, 7:23 AM
Also useful for the continuing education and professional development sectors
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 3, 9:15 AM
8 Digital Skills
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Leading and Learning: How to Feed a Community

Leading and Learning: How to Feed a Community | The Social Web | Scoop.it

In the communities that we choose to belong to (online and offline), we have to do our part in feeding it. It is only when we are generous about sharing our gifts that we build credibility to receive anything meaningful in return, build influence, thought leadership and learn.


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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | The Social Web | Scoop.it


Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, October 4, 2016 5:21 PM
This is a great resource!
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Get Better Results From Your Content With 10 Top Tools

Get Better Results From Your Content With 10 Top Tools | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Looking for the latest and best tools to help you curate faster and in a more organized way? When it comes to productivity, I find these 10 tools the best

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Useful tools for content curators - and not just marketing. 
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janlgordon's comment, July 24, 2016 8:58 PM
Thank you @Stewart-Marshall & @Antonio Ormachea :-)
janlgordon's comment, July 27, 2016 10:42 AM
Thank you @Pantelis Chiotellis @Vladimir Kukharenko @Oliver Durrer @massimo facchinetti @RPattinson-Daily @Madelyn Powell & @Skylly_W :-)
janlgordon's comment, July 28, 2016 10:43 AM
Thank you @Roy Kenda & @Jenne :-)
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7 Tips for a Successful Online Community Launch

7 Tips for a Successful Online Community Launch | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Online communities present multiple opportunities for enhanced business value. They create an experience that helps businesses achieves their goals, whether it’s acquiring new customers or increasi…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond | The Social Web | Scoop.it
We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation...
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There are three reasons why today’s transformations represent not merely a prolongation of the Third Industrial Revolution but rather the arrival of a Fourth and distinct one: velocity, scope, and systems impact. The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. We are now in an era where billions of people are connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge. These possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. #trends

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Online audio tool Anchor: micro-podcasting or public conversations?

Online audio tool Anchor: micro-podcasting or public conversations? | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Anchor is a new app which allows you to record - and, crucially, reply to - audio from your mobile phone. Described as 'audio blogging' or collaborative podcasting, the tool aims to ride a fresh wave of interest in audio. And it has a lot of potential. We've been here before with Audioboo, but Anchor…
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A new entrant to the audio micro-blogging landscape, riding on the back of the resurgent audio market. Worth watching developments for this app. 

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Google Sites Classic Comparison - Google Sites Experts Designs Development Intranets Websites

Google Sites Classic Comparison - Google Sites Experts Designs Development Intranets Websites | The Social Web | Scoop.it
What Classic Sites features you can see in new Google Sites

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Useful insight into Google's new Sites development compared with the classic Sites.
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Perjury's curator insight, May 2, 4:49 PM
Invaluable comparison of functionality of New vs Classic Sites by Sites expert Steegle.
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The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education!

The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education! | The Social Web | Scoop.it
IN JULY 2011 Sebastian Thrun, who among other things is a professor at Stanford, posted a short video on YouTube, announcing that he and a colleague, Peter Norvig, were making their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course available free online.

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Keeping one step ahead of the machines is going to be the biggest challenge over the next 50 years!
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M.A.P.'s curator insight, May 9, 5:10 PM
Another long article that covers many areas, AI's impact on HE (e.g. Adaptive learning), apprenticeship model, govt policy.  In a nutshell, all is related to skills in the future job market.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 10, 9:37 AM
Education and learning have never been finished. What we assumed could be finished was school. Teaching should focus on skills that allow students to continue to learn as they move forward in life.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 10, 9:40 AM
The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education!
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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | The Social Web | Scoop.it

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

 


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I was reminded of the saying "...if the facts don't fit the theory, then change the facts!" I think this is part of the swearing-in process for politicians. 
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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, February 22, 12:14 AM
How can museums deal with a world of confirmation bias?
Barbara Ganley's curator insight, February 22, 9:54 AM
Important to keep in mind.
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How a Silicon Valley Campaign Strategy Won it for Trump | Process Street

How a Silicon Valley Campaign Strategy Won it for Trump | Process Street | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Trump dominated the media cycle but behind the scenes his team were running a lean campaign strategy founded in big data which helped him clinch the presidency.
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Juts goes to show where Big Data can get you!
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How to teach your students about fake news

How to teach your students about fake news | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

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A recent study by Stanford University found an overwhelming majority of students were not able to tell the difference between so-called fake news and real news. Part of the solution involves providing students with the media literacy skills they need to evaluate sources, including social media.
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Carol Hancox's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:36 PM
Digital literacy - students should learn this
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Digital literacy
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 12:25 PM

Interesting lesson plan.

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Social Media's Explosive Growth

Social Media's Explosive Growth | The Social Web | Scoop.it
This article delves into the evolution and psychology of the growth of social media, and includes a fascinating gif that demonstrates its explosive growth

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The Global Evolution of Social Media through the Years
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janlgordon's comment, October 20, 2016 3:49 PM
Tank you @Dejan Nikolic & @malek :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 21, 2016 11:00 AM
Thank you @Judi Singleton :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 27, 2016 10:51 AM
Thank you @Judi Singleton @Skylly_W @Anna @malek @steve batchelder @Marcel Plenchette & @Frederico Neiva :-)
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5 Rookie Mistakes Associations Make with Online Communities

5 Rookie Mistakes Associations Make with Online Communities | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Don't let your online community get off the ground until you're sure your association isn't making any of these five devastating community management mistakes.

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Five critical mistakes you need to avoid in order to be successful.
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Why academics should make time for social media

Why academics should make time for social media | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Andy Miah, chair in science communication and future media at the University of Salford, on why academics should maintain their online presence

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Ignoring social media is like ignoring email in 1994. It is defining how a new generation connects with each other, for whom email – as we grew up with it – doesn’t even exist.
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:49 AM
De wereld van vandaag...
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:22 PM
Interesting read. 
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What the New Facebook Algorithm Means For Publishers

What the New Facebook Algorithm Means For Publishers | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Is Facebook addicted to tinkering with it's News Feed algorithm, or is there a method in its madness? See the trends indicated in the recent changes

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janlgordon's comment, August 2, 2016 5:40 PM
Thank you Os Ishmael & @Marco Favero :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 3, 2016 10:47 AM
Thank you @Anna @Stephen Dale & @Stan Smith :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 4, 2016 10:45 AM
Thank you @Skylly_W & @Anna :-)
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A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 19, 2016 12:04 PM
This is a nice integration of ideas - SAMR needs more peer reviewed research.  No doubt the tools will be out of date quickly but the underlying skills are what are important.  
Tammy Graham's curator insight, June 20, 2016 9:54 PM
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westsydublt's curator insight, June 21, 2016 9:42 PM
Blooms meets SAMR
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OU Digital Tools: Inoreader: Remix Your Own RSS Feed ... with social network content

"The ability to remix RSS is very cool (remember YahooPipes?), but Inoreader takes that even farther because it also harvests non-RSS content from social network feeds at Twitter, Google+, and Facebook, rendering them as RSS. It's magic: you can recombine any of the content in Inoreader to send back out as an RSS stream, including social network content that is normally not available as RSS. Want an RSS feed of your Twitter? Facebook? Google+? Easy-peasy: you just subscribe to your feed with Inoreader, and then send it back out again as RSS."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 6, 2016 2:34 PM

RSS has become esoteric and we lost a lot of capability to mix and filter RSS feeds when Yahoo Pipes went down, but now people are showing how to regain those capabilities with inoreader

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Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1

Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1 | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Chapter 1 from the upcoming book, Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan. Find out where storytelling skills can really make a difference.

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Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's curator insight, February 9, 2016 7:21 PM

This is Chapter 1 from the soon-to-be released book, Putting Stories To Work, written by my colleague Shawn Callahan. 


There are a number of books on the subject of storytelling for leaders, but few that provide both theory and practice.  Shawn's book is  the exception.  It is replete with scientific evidence as well as practical advice on why and how oral storytelling is the best tool for motivating, inspiring and influencing others. Whether you are leading a large company, managing a small team, or you are in sales of any kind, if your success depends on your skills as a communicator, this is a "must read." 


The book will be available soon both in hardback and ebook form.  In the meantime you can get a peek under the tent of what I'm certain will become the seminal work on oral storytelling for business.  


This article was curated by Jim Signorelli, President and Founder of Story-Lab, conducting storytelling for business workshops throughout the U.S. 

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