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72 Fascinating Social Media Marketing Facts & Stats for 2012

72 Fascinating Social Media Marketing Facts & Stats for 2012 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
In this collection of 72 social media marketing facts and statistics find which social network creates the most B2B leads? What marketing technique has the highest close ratio? The best day of the week is for Facebook posting?
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Heartbleed Detector: Check If Your Android OS Is Vulnerable with Our App | The Official Lookout Blog

Heartbleed Detector: Check If Your Android OS Is Vulnerable with Our App | The Official Lookout Blog | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Monday, the world learned about a critical bug in OpenSSL called "Heartbleed." It severely compromises the integrity of secure communications and there
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It just makes sense to pay attention to this one.  Never like to be alarmist, so if you see this, read the article, and make sure you change your passwords.  Yeah, it'll be annoying, and you'll have to remember more stuff, but it's far better than having your device/compromised.  Always have used Lookout's Android mobile protection, and like that they are quick to provide an app to check your mobile device.

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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 6:52 AM

Discovering things, here. This is just too good to be true!

Louis Foussard's curator insight, February 22, 9:13 AM

For more news visit http://www.internetmarketingstpaul.com/news/

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

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Fin : Wearable Ring Make your Palm as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface

Fin : Wearable Ring Make your Palm as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Fin is a Tiny Wearable Device that you can wear on the Thumb of your hand as a ring and it will make your whole Palm,Fingers as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface.
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The march of the wearable devices continues.  This one looks interesting, with a small footprint (thumbprint?), bluetooth connectivity, and a host of uses.  Still in funding stage (indiegogo), but one to watch.

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Jelly – Introducing Jelly

Jelly – Introducing Jelly | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Jelly is a new way to search with pictures and people from your social networks. It's also people helping each other—something that's both meaningful and fun.
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Search was clearly on the track to be more mobile.  This hybrid approach of social, visual and text (especially considering its' creators track record) is something to watch.

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21 of the Best #Hashtag Tools

21 of the Best #Hashtag Tools | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Lilach Bullock shares her 21 favourite hashtag tools that can help you get better results and exposure on social media.

Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Great list of hashtag tools.  I use Tagboard and Hashtagify.me often, as well as TweetChat.

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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)

Via Mark Rounds
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Really like this concept.  Great for classrooms, but also great for any organization looks to create simple explanations for ideas and concepts.  The fact that it's free makes it a no-brainer to try.

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Mark Rounds's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:49 PM

Wideo allows you to create short, animated videos and Common Craft like videos in your web browser. Today,Wideo announced that you can now upload your own audio files into your video projects. This means that you could record a voiceover and add it to your video.

With Wideo's new voiceover tool you could really have your students creating explanatory videos in the Common Craft style. The art of Common Craft videos is the way in which confusing topics are boiled down to a concise explanation. If your students can do the same with a topic in your class, they can prove that they know the material. 

Mark Rounds's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:50 PM

With Wideo's new voiceover tool you could really have your students creating explanatory videos in the Common Craft style. The art of Common Craft videos is the way in which confusing topics are boiled down to a concise explanation. If your students can do the same with a topic in your class, they can prove that they know the material. 

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Mobile Usage Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

Mobile Usage Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
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The stats shouldn't be surprising, but when all placed organized in one place, it really makes a compelling reason for thinking mobile first from your business perspective.  And it's still growing exponentially!

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Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short

Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short - Ever since Google and its hardware partners launched the first Chromebooks in 2011, they've argued that a browser-based operating system could be enough to...
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The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning

The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Advertising is going to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. If you need proof of that, just look at the patent Google was granted Thursday for a Google Glass-based ad system.

Dubbed "pay-per-gaze," the content would charge advertisers for the number of times someone literally looked at their ad. The concept is buried pages deep in a patent for a "gaze tracking technique ... implemented with a head-mounted gaze-tracking device that communicates with a server."

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/08/15/the-future-of-advertising-pay-per-gaze-is-just-the-beginning/

 

 


Via Igniva Solutions
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"Pay per gaze", huh?  It was obvious that wearable technology such as Google Glass would make a huge change in everything we do.  Just didn't think the new terms would be defined so quickly.

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Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:33 AM

¿Que opinión tenemos de la publicidad?

JMTTQ's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:03 AM

Pay per live...

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Google Glass-Like Products Can Launch For As Low As $400

Google Glass-Like Products Can Launch For As Low As $400 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Google's experiment with Google Glass is taking a long time. Is the search giant now being beaten to market by cheaper, and possibly better products?
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Can't wait to get this to try it out.

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Easily Curate Thematic Video Channels with Rockpack (iOS)


Via Robin Good
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Like it.  A Flipboard for video?  Perhaps.

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:51 AM



Rockpack is a free iOS app for iPhones and iPads which allows you to easily clip and organize together video clips already published online.


Similar to Flipboard and Pinterest, it provides a one-click operation to add any YouTube video to one of your video channels.


Rockpack integrates with Twitter and Facebook and it allows you to follow your favorite channels easily. A browser bookmarklet is also availanle for desktop use.


My comment: A quick way to easily create thematic video channels based on existing published material. Easy to use.



Free to use.


App Store download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/rockpack/id660697542?mt=8&ls=1


Find out more: http://rockpack.com/


FAQ: http://rockpack.com/#/content-providers



Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 6, 2013 8:50 AM
The app that makes it easy to create, share and subscribe to personalized video channels. Add your favorite videos from across the web with just one tap.

People are always looking for new ways to express themselves, especially online, and Rockpack provides a unique way for users to do so.

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LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment

LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Via Sam Gliksman
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Looks really promising, though I wish the video on their site had audio as well (or audio that worked, at least).  Still, I'll keep my eyes out for this one.

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Donna Bownds's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:28 AM

Super excited for BISD to use this great new product.

Jenifer Rettler's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:18 PM

LiveSlide to be available in August 2013 is designed to allow interactive slide technology to go mobile. 

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Twitter opens up its analytics platform. Now everyone can check the performance of their tweets

Twitter opens up its analytics platform. Now everyone can check the performance of their tweets | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance ...
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Crowd Mics - Smartphones are wireless microphones

Crowd Mics - Smartphones are wireless microphones | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Crowd Mics turns smartphones into wireless microphones. The audience can be heard over the room's sound system. Also includes text commenting and polling.
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Now this is really cool & clever.  Being able to use your smartphone in a conference as a wireless lav microphone.  No internet connection needed (though you do need a router).   It seems like a perfect app for public speakers to know about...as long as they're comfortable hearing from the crowd. 

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Autographer - Photography Reimagined

Autographer - Photography Reimagined | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Meet Autographer, the small, wearable, hands-free and fully automatic camera that changes how you capture and experience photos forever.
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Sound really interesting and cool, but is it way too creepy for folks in 2014?   It clearly helps move forward the fact that we are in the era of the wearable device.

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The Ultimate Social Media Event Marketing Checklist [Infographic]

The Ultimate Social Media Event Marketing Checklist [Infographic] | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
A sample social media event marketing check sheet to help you plan and execute a social strategy around your marketing events.
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Really good game plan, especially for people just starting to integrate social media into their events.   Now, if people only started to think about social media more as PR and less as marketing...well, that's another conversation for another time.  Still, an excellent document to have.

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Awesome, comprehensive list of curation tools.

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, January 6, 5:54 AM

Wow, what a good structured Collection - thanks to Robin Good - his name is program :-)

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 1:30 AM

Finding material can be a challenge, after all, there is so much out there. Robin Good shares some of his go to content discovery tools here.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, January 29, 7:59 AM

Great resourcerces about Content Discovery collected by

@Robin Good

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Prijector: The World’s First Conference Room Wireless ,Presentation Device.

Prijector: The World’s First Conference Room Wireless ,Presentation Device. | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Prijector: The World’s First Conference Room Wireless Presentation Device.
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I'm really intrigued by this.  Seems like a no-brainer for conferences (as long as the wifi is working) to end the problem of multiple device connecting to LCDs, renting bulky switchers, etc.  Tempted to get a pre-order of it and see if the promise meets the potential.

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Ian Feigelman's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:27 PM

For all my hotel conference peeps. 

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Bill Nye officially launches space web-series on NASA's journey to Jupiter

Bill Nye officially launches space web-series on NASA's journey to Jupiter | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
What does putting together Bill Nye, YouTube, and NASA get you? A pretty awesome Friday night, if you ask me. Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is back on the small screen to teach you...
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For students of all ages, the Science Guy, Bill Nye, is back, helping to explain why the Jupiter probe is of importance to us all.  The fact that he's using YouTube to do so is wonderful.  What a great classroom opporutnity for students to learn about this important voyage.

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4 Great Apps And Extensions To Renovate Chrome’s New Tab Page

4 Great Apps And Extensions To Renovate Chrome’s New Tab Page | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
For the Chrome users, these four tools allow you to customize your new tab page. Good alternatives that blend visual and practical.
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BeanGenius

BeanGenius | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence for coffee? I guess we're ready for it: A specialty coffee subscription and discovery service.
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Report: Samsung's Smart Watch Coming Sept. 4

Report: Samsung's Smart Watch Coming Sept. 4 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung's rumored smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, will be announced on Sept. 4, according to a report.
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Will 2014 become the year of the Wearable technology devices.  Interesting that Samsung is coming to market before the availability of Google Glasses. Apple will also be in that mix.  We may not gravitate to these devices immediately, but they will be the foundation for other wearable technologies to be better accepted.

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How To Help Your Content Rise Above The Noise | #Infographic — socialmouths

How To Help Your Content Rise Above The Noise | #Infographic — socialmouths | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Your mission is to cut through the noise to get the attention of your audience. Here are a few tips you can implement in your content marketing strategy today

Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Nice infographic!

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Maria Cristina Terenzio's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:54 PM

" Whenever you talk about Content Marketing, you have to start by considering two main obstacles:

There is an overload of information on the Internet. Virtually on any topicPeople are busier than ever in history and they are bombarded with thousands of messages each day

With that in mind, you’ll understand that…

Your mission is to cut through the noise to get the attention of your audience [Tweet this]

 

I know, I know, easier said than done.

LookBook HQ has published this useful infographic to help you understand how you can improve your content marketing strategy, I’ll summarize it and then I’ll leave you alone with the infographic..."

 

Contiunue reading here : http://socialmouths.com/blog/2013/07/15/how-to-help-your-content-rise-above-the-noise/

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10 SEO Tips for 2013

10 SEO Tips for 2013 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The team at Cognito just put together the following 10 tips on search engine optimization for our clients.

Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Excellent advice to follow when creating or managing a site.

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Car Tech Outlook: Self-Driving Cars Are Just Around the Corner

Car Tech Outlook: Self-Driving Cars Are Just Around the Corner | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The technology inside cars is accelerating, and this explosion of innovation is expected to get even more profound in the coming years. This infographic shows the near-future of car tech, revealing what might happen in the next five years.

Via Marjorie Messinger
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...and Google's self driving car is also part of this conversation.

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