Share ideas that matter on the social web and experience
the benefits of curating the world's best content.
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
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Crowdfunding at its finest.
U.S. statistics from 1907: Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over-the-counter at the local corner drugstores.
Wow how far we have come and how far can we still go
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We should all live by these would be a better place
They always make me smile.
Just becuase everyone is doing something doesn’t make something right...I like this one: Why fit in when your were born to stand out ?
I just thought this was interesting... And, I enjoyed the layout of the quotes! Hopefully, one more Beautiful Moment will come your way!
This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.
Even the humble email is still working
This is probably my source of communication. I'm glad it's not dead. There are some benefits.
I've often said and posted pics on Facebook about my theory that email marketing is on the way out. My reasons are simply...social media messaging.
This infographic shows how email marketing is taking a step up to a new level, comparable to the social media firehose. Content curation through tools like "Scoop.it" is how it is done. That makes sense. I just set up an RSS ezine on MailChimp. Is this Synchronicity or Cosmic Conscienceness? :)
My own blog http://crazydreamersdo.com took a nose-dive a few months ago when I was creeping around in my Cpanel and WHM and somehow over-wrote my entire site with another template. The last time I did a full back up was in February. EWWWUUU! I won't mention the vendor but they rightfully stated they had to charge me to go reinstall the back up. At the time, I didn't have the money.
But, the story doesn't end there. I used Scoop.it since last fall (2012) and share it to multiple sites, including my Tumbler site. After about 1.5 months of stewing around about "what to do?", I decided to take the easy way out and import my Tumbler blog.
Now, in a few short weeks, my site is back online and it took on a whole new look, direction and I think it happened for a reason.
1. Starting with the words in my tag line "social media strategies, tools, tips and news" and then topics of my Scoop.it newsletters, I created my categories. Benefit: this gave a more defined direction that I had ever had before. It gave me a firm foundation from which to work.
2. A fantastic WordPress PlugIn let me make multiple changes to tag words and categories so that saved a great deal of time. Here is the info:
a. Mass Edit Terms for Categories, Tags on Posts, Pages or Media; and Simple Tags for new or old posts Version 2.2 | By Amaury BALMER | Visit WordPress.org and search for the plugin.
3. With installation of a more user friendly "simpler" theme. The theme I had been using was too much for me (three menu options, etc.) Perhaps if I had staff, it would be fine, but I don't.
4. I started using List.ly which has a plugin for WordPress as well. If you haven't used List.ly, try it - it's a great way to curate and easily post lists as blog posts, pages or on the sidebar. http://list.ly
5. Currently, another plug-in has found it's way into my blog and I'm just trying it out. It is a multple RSS feed instrument that uses short codes. Here is the info:
a. RSS Multi Importer, an all-in-one solution for importing & merging multiple feeds. Make blog posts or display on a page, excerpts w/ images, 8 templates, categorize and more. Version 2.64 | By Allen Weiss | Visit WordPress.org and search for the plugin.
With my experience in using Scoop.it, I not only revived my blog quickly and easily...the Scoop.its go directly through to my Dream Catcher Ezine as an RSS email! What could be better?
Whew! Long story short - using a curation tool like Scoop.it saved my proverbial skin. Thanks Scoop.it.
According to Hubspot.com, companies who create, optimize and promote their blogs get 55% more traffic and 70% more leads than those who don’t.
Its really all about the eyballs guys!
All true, but SEO as it was practiced 10 years ago (even three years ago) is dead. Deader than a Armadillo at a Texas Monstor Truck convention.
Try packing in those keywords like it was 2003.
This is the post Panda / Penguin world baby, and it's time to wake up and taste the creative content.
What do you think good copywriting should look like in this new environment?
What do you look for when you read a piece of copy on the web?
Humour? Expert opinion? Actionable advice? Do you share infographics more than anything else? Video + copy?
Let us know.
Optimize and promote > as it says, with great content, it depends on what you do with that content that matters. Just ask internet marketing king Brendon Burchard, or look at his free videos (you make get hooked.) SEO is not dead, however. Would you agree? ~ Deb
A mini-documentary about the emergence of Transmedia activism..
The media world is changing and its time to be a part of the change
Do have a look, featuring Henry Jenkins etc.
Henry Jenkins comments
CenturyLink plans to hook up 48,000 homes in Omaha, Neb., to 1 gigabit Internet ...
At its core engagement boils down to one key idea. You have to remember that there is a human being on the other end of every tweet, status updat
The developing the connection with a person is most important in the process of building community
Technology creates the platform and people create the connections. QED
Self-publishing is expanding beyond first-time writers who can’t get deals, as big names like the playwright and author David Mamet are choosing this route, another sign that digital disruption is reshaping the publishing market.
So now the writers are joining the musicians in doing it themselves way to go
More trouble for Big Box Media.
Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.
I will be checking it out for sure
Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.
I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.
“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”
Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.
“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”
I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.
I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”
If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.
© Marty Koenig
For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.
Researchers say a study of more than 58,000 U.S. Facebook users says their "likes" can be used to accurately predict everything from their sexual orientation to their political views.
You must to know this!
We make socks that start businesses. 20% of proceeds from each pair of our bold, creative, luxury socks goes towards micro loans for entrepreneurs.
Got to love the simple ideas
Shoes, Socks, what's next? I'm guessing jeans.
Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, sat down for an editorial board meeting with the Financial Post..
On Canada's download caps:
“It’s a deterrent to Canadian society that exists nowhere else in the world. In Britain, everything is uncapped,” he told the Post. “In the U.S., on Comcast for $45 a month [you get] 300 gigabytes and then [each extra] 10 gigabytes is like a dollar.”
On the future of apps:
"It will be completely compatible to have a Netflix app, to have a Rogers app, to have a movie channel app, to have YouTube as an app," he said.
"Because in the broadest sense, we compete for relaxation time. … You go home, the kids are in bed, you want to watch something to relax, you've got many choices."....
Seems to me that its all converging to be all driven and empowered by the internet
Reed Hastings vision on future of television. A huge iPad for television.
Great interview. The future of TV is for sure internet-centric. This has huge implications for advertising models.
It goes without saying that the Internet is full of immensely powerful tools and platforms — Indiegogo itself is an indication of this.
Take a look through these tools many will help you with your campaigns
Great roundup of crowdfunding tools. Great step by step process tips here.
Really good post and they nailed it with all the good resources & tools for crowdfunding or anything to build your media, thanks James for rescooping How is Vancouver?
When the CEO's presentation is approaching or a company's event is occurring, and if you think power point is boring... Take a look at our Prezi presentation...
All presentations should be this interesting remember the last power point presentation you sat through
Based on my Prezi-viewing experiences, I have to agree. This easily sets the bar where Prezi presentations are concerned.
Mobile devices, with the help of social media, are taking over media creation.
How the world is changing and how we can be a part of it
Content discovery on mobile devices is a particular challenge. How do you use the limited real estate to best effect?
Tagmotion's Windows Explorer (or Mac Finder)-type interface is one way to present the maximum number of items in the minimum space.
Infographics are fast becoming the way to share details and analytics that move way beyond the standard pie charts used by many businesses in terms of "telling the story".
Here's another good example that highlights the importance of social media for content creators and how the smartphone platforms must be considered when creating content. It's not just a smartphone anymore, it's become the canvas!
Landfill harmonic movie
This is a really cool and inspiring concept
Erfarte en lignede historie i Sør Afrika - Soweto - sammen med Arts & Business for noen år siden - vektlagt hvordan de unge musikerne ga tilbake til sitt samfunn den mulighet de fikk gjennom musikken.
Jay Ferguson and J.C. Hutchins discuss how mainstream television broadcasters are beginning to see transmedia storytelling as a legitimate, perhaps even nece...
Listen to what these guys say as they are right on the point and there is a solution coming soon
Interesting stuff. I'd need to meet some more of the TV people these guys are meeting :)
Step by step instructions for creating financial projections for your crowdfunding campaign.
Plenty of detail here
New information about Crowdfunding .
Every now and then I see something so ridiculously stupid, it's just begging to be called out.
Some key threads here we all need to take on board
This advice is spot on. Startups: PAY ATTENTION to this. I have seen them all too, and my advice is exactly what's written here.
Who are the top 50 social media influencers for 2013?
I think it's cool that Lori Ruff beat out Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Voss, and Mike O'Neil.
Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?
This could be a trend for the future something I would have consider when I was 19 for sure.
Sharp perspective on entrepreneurship from a 19 year old. If all entrepreneurs had this fresh yet oddly wise view, more startups would have some success.
When the initial focus is on creating the absolutely best user experience possible, and not letting monitization get in the way or simplicity and ease of use, you have a winner.
The problem is, most angel investors (at least the seasoned ones) will not be able to look past NOT having a business model/financial projections. The enlightened few will get it. LIke the enlightened few entrepreneurs will get matched up with them.
I expect this approach to take years to take hold. I suppose twitter and facebook started this way.
Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012, and the market is expected to nearly double again this year, according to a comprehensive global crowdfunding industry report released today by massolution.
What are the predictions for 2013? I would say we are on an exponential curve for the next few years.
Résultat d'une enquête sur l'industrie mondiale naissante du #crowdfunding #sociofinancement
It is hard to believe that in a digital world where people are so connected, it still seems to be completely difficult for businesses to use that to their
Any explanation required?
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I would have liked to see Pinterest compared also because I believe people directly shop from posted images shared there