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CMS technologies Web Usage Statistics

CMS technologies Web Usage Statistics | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Usage Statistics for Content Management System
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WordPress is still the big one. Interesting how far Blogger has dropped.

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Annie Dillard on Writing

Annie Dillard on Writing | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
"At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you bre
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This applies to every kind of writing: fiction, nonfiction, personal essay, even a trade article you write for the SAMPII Journal on how to manufacture diapers. 

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The Best Tech Skills to List on Your Resume in 2013 - BusinessNewsDaily

The Best Tech Skills to List on Your Resume in 2013 - BusinessNewsDaily | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
The Best Tech Skills to List on Your Resume in 2013
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Forget all the myths you have heard about résumés and the job search process — familiarity with the newest technologies has become the most important skill job seekers can possess.
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Social media tops the list. I also really like Agile tools for getting complex projects done on budget and schedule.

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60 of the best Public Relations blogs in the world

60 of the best Public Relations blogs in the world | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Try it yourself? Find more blogs and make your own lists with a free 30 day trial. Start Free Trial Everyone loves a list, so we’ve made one too.
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Who doesn't love a list. Actually, I correlated the best content/writing (in my estimable judgement) and the top ranking blog, Spin Sucks, is truly a good role model.

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Breaking Bad & Percy Bysshe Shelley - GalleyCat

Breaking Bad & Percy Bysshe Shelley - GalleyCat | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Breaking Bad & Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Great example of steal from the best.

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10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People

10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Before we get started, it?s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything that m
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I love the one that says to ask for more than you expect to get. #chutzpah

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9 apps for creating multimedia content • Inspired Magazine

9 apps for creating multimedia content • Inspired Magazine | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it

Until a few years ago designing an attractive presentation, or any other form of multimedia content, required expert designers. You first had to explain your idea to the designer who would then spend hours in isolation, using complex tools and software, to turn them into reality...


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So many apps, so little time... I personally like Keynote :-)

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Javier M - AxiomaWL's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:27 PM

9 excellent tools !

Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:02 PM

Anything that makes creating cool presentations easier and faster has got to be worth a look!

Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:33 AM

9 aplicaciones excelentes para crear contenido multimedia

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How to Connect with a Lead Found on Social Media Socedo Blog

How to Connect with a Lead Found on Social Media Socedo Blog | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
The first step of social selling is to find warm leads by listening to buying signals on the social web.
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SocedoApp has a solid blog: I like the way this post is written because the examples demonstrate the points they're making. Good job.

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Social Media's Most Important Question | Social Media Today

Social Media's Most Important Question | Social Media Today | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, you need to give your audience a reason to care that you exist.
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My variation: why should anybody care?

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Open Letters: An Open Letter to The Guy Who Puked Next to Me at the Heavy Metal Festival.

Open Letters: An Open Letter to The Guy Who Puked Next to Me at the Heavy Metal Festival. | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Dear guy who puked next to me at the heavy metal festival,
I’m not sure how much you remember about the first time you vomited last Sunday after...
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Who says business letters can't be well written? I submit the Open Letter as Exhibit A.

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Interview: Buzz Bruggeman — Global Neighbourhoods

Interview: Buzz Bruggeman — Global Neighbourhoods | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Every industry has them and you probably know a few in your sector. They are professional connectors, people who know everyone in their industry and seem to have their hand on the pulse of what’s happening.
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Now get this: my son rode a bus to downtown Seattle with Buzz (who went to Duke) and when he heard I went to Duke back in his day, he asked me to have coffee. Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is connectivity!

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‘Thug Kitchen’ Blogger Inks Cookbook Deal - GalleyCat

‘Thug Kitchen’ Blogger Inks Cookbook Deal - GalleyCat | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
‘Thug Kitchen’ Blogger Inks Cookbook Deal
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Hey if the Thug Kitchen Blogger can sell a book, so you can you. Bloggers unite in blogging a book, one post at a time.

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33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity

33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it

"Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms."


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My fave of this group is #HaikuDeck. Great free app.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:06 PM

Nice resources, most are not free...

Iras Laval's curator insight, August 11, 2013 4:32 PM

Want to check this out

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:10 AM
33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity
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George Saunders's Advice to Graduates

George Saunders's Advice to Graduates | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
George Saunders shared with us his notes for a speech he gave at Syracuse University, in which he shares how one of his biggest regrets sprang from something very small.
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George Saunders, great writer that he is, on how to get through life without regrets. Look at how beautifully he crafts his argument with mini-stories throughout the speech.

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George Saunders's Advice to Graduates

George Saunders's Advice to Graduates | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
George Saunders shared with us his notes for a speech he gave at Syracuse University, in which he shares how one of his biggest regrets sprang from something very small.
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Finally. The answer to getting through life without regrets.

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How to Nail Down the Perfect Website Navigation

How to Nail Down the Perfect Website Navigation | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn how to decide what should be in your website navigation, and where, with a scientific and objective approach.
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Excellent checklist for getting a site that people can actually use. 

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The One Reason Why I Love Twitter - Jeffbullas's Blog

The One Reason Why I Love Twitter - Jeffbullas's Blog | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
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It's not one reason, but hey, even if Jeff Bullas can't count, his arguments are sound. 

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Informal Definition of ‘Literally’ Spreads Online - GalleyCat

Informal Definition of ‘Literally’ Spreads Online - GalleyCat | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Informal Definition of ‘Literally’ Spreads Online
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Literally scary.

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"If you put it that way"

a key to create great Prezis!
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This presentation shows you to use a different metaphor to create better Prezi presentations. My issue with Prezi is that you have to watch that "in-out-zoom-pull" motion or your audience feels like its on a rocking ship. I'd like a presentation on how to solve the nauseating issue while utilizing all the interesting effects. 

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Content Marketing Strategy and the Latest Web Design Trends • Inspired Magazine

Content Marketing Strategy and the Latest Web Design Trends • Inspired Magazine | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Part of any effective content marketing strategy is keeping up with the latest web design trends. As content has evolved significantly within the past 12-1
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Visual content requires a good eye for interesting photos, illustrations and design elements. If you don't have one, hire an art director. It's worth it.

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How to Twitter. Advice from a Tweeter with 44 Followers

How to Twitter. Advice from a Tweeter with 44 Followers | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Writer Michael Shilling makes a humorous argument for how to Twitter based on his vast experience gained with a following of 44 cat lovers.
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What you can learn from a cat loving Twitterite about building a following. Funny!

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:10 PM

Cat lovers, good news! Cat pictures are popular on Twitter. But just don't forget to hashtag them. 

Two Pens's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:44 AM

For those crazy cat people in your tweet stream... (don't scoff. The numbers of them are staggering.)

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Power of a Brand [Infographic]

Power of a Brand [Infographic] | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
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It sure is easier to get people to pay attention to you when people know who you are. Steve Jobs, anyone?

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What are some English language rules that native speakers don't know, but still follow?

What are some English language rules that native speakers don't know, but still follow? | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Dan Piponi's answer: Expletive infixation

If you want to insert 'fucking' in the middle of a word you know exactly where to do it. You say Colo-fuckin-rado, not Co-fuckin-lorado.
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How can you not love language and all its wonderful permutations?

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Why you should target long-tail keywords in your blog posts

Why you should target long-tail keywords in your blog posts | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Living For Mondays : Which would you rather have, a huge river of traffic or a small stream of traffic? Of course, your answer would be the former. You would wan[..]
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Monja answers my specific query re what to do when you lose a long tailed ranking in the comments. 

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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.
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"Moot" is the one that bugs me the most. It is not superfluous; it is arguable, disputatious... whatever makes you want to punch someone who misuses it.

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