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How Not to Steal People's Content on the Web

How Not to Steal People's Content on the Web | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

The best internet users aren't afraid to share. Share content; share links; share ideas; share data; you name it.


The thing is, sometimes people get a little protective of their stuff because there are less than scrupulous people out there who take content and then try to pass it off as their own. All that hard work, and  none of the credit. Not cool! . . .

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Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication
An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, the only authors who provide fully integrated coverage of Business Communication 2.0 in each of the business communication textbooks they write. For more information about Bovee & Thill texts and the exclusive, superior coverage they give to Business Communication 2.0, Social Media and Digital Communication, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com. This is an online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication, featuring resources for business communication and business writing instructors. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local Pearson sales representative, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all nine of Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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The Future of Communication: Haptic Technologies

The Future of Communication: Haptic Technologies | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

As the most intimate form of communication, touch can convey shades of emotion and meaning in ways that other forms can’t match. Think of the range of messages you can send by the way you greet someone, for example. A firm handshake, a light kiss on the cheek, an awkward embrace, and a fist bump all send different nonverbal signals.

 

Touch is a vital aspect of human-to-human and human-to-machine interaction, but it is missing from most forms of digital communication. You can’t give someone a hearty handshake over email or feel the vibration patterns of a machine while viewing it over a video link.

 

However, the field of haptic technology is enabling touch and tactile sensations in a growing number of ways. Mobile devices and wearables such as smartwatches are incorporating haptic input and output in ways that simulate the nuances of human touch or offer sensory substitution—using haptic feedback to translate visual or auditory information into vibration and pressure. When combined with virtual reality, haptics can create simulations so realistic they are being used to train surgeons and nuclear power plant technicians. . .

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The Future of Communication: Real-Time Translation

The Future of Communication: Real-Time Translation | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

Trying to converse in a language in which you are not fully fluent presents a rather staggering cognitive workload. As a listener, you have to convert the incoming sounds to discrete words and assemble those words into coherent phrases and sentences in order to extract the meaning—and if the other party uses idioms or slang, the task can get exponentially harder.

 

And unlike reading a written document, you have to do all this processing almost instantaneously, without the luxury of going back over something you didn't get.

 

As a speaker, you have to find the right words, assemble them into phrases and sentences using the language’s grammar rules, and then pronounce them all correctly enough so they make sense to the other party. Honing this level of proficiency can take years of study and practice.

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How Biometrics Will Change 21st Century Communications

How Biometrics Will Change 21st Century Communications | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

"Biometrics will play a major role in different industries, from medicine, science, robotics, engineering, manufacturing and all areas of vertical enterprise businesses.

 

"Smartphones, in particular, help enable these services. Imagine an eye exam conducted by scanning your iris with your iPhone. Or an android app that can measure the effectiveness of a pill through a biometric chipset that dissolves when digested." . . .

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See Why Bovée and Thill Are the Undisputed Leaders in Technology Coverage

See Why Bovée and Thill Are the Undisputed Leaders in Technology Coverage | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

Bovée and Thill’s business communication textbooks continue to lead the field with unmatched coverage of communication technologies, reflecting the expectations and opportunities in
today’s workplace. Texts by other authors address only a fraction of these terms.

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

Bovee & Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, and technology. The first authors to cover these topics, including mobile communication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.

 

Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

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Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will learn about creating a personal brand and an e-portfolio. They'll also see examples of an infographic resume, multimedia resume, social media resume, as well as traditional resumes.

 

Visit this page today to order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

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Social Media Tools: The Complete List

Social Media Tools: The Complete List | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
This is the complete list of the best social media tools you need to use. After testing 270 tools, I filtered out the best social media tools for you.
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This is the largest collection of social media tools on the planet.

 

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Email Can Spell Disaster for Leaders

Email Can Spell Disaster for Leaders | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

"Every leader is guilty of having used email rather than talking to someone in person. "

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"We’ve all done it: Every leader is guilty of having used email rather than talking to someone in person. When I worked in a corporate office, it was commonplace to send emails to team members whose offices were only a short distance down the hall.

 

"That’s because email is easier and faster than having a conversation. And, as an added bonus, there’s a record of the transaction (just in case you need proof later on). The problem, however, is when leaders use email in place of face-to-face communication more often than they should."

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CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why the world's most powerful tech companies think they're the biggest thing since the iPhone

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why the world's most powerful tech companies think they're the biggest thing since the iPhone | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
So what are these chatbots, and why is everyone obsessed?
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Use Bovee & Thill Chatbot on Facebook for Help

Use Bovee & Thill Chatbot on Facebook for Help | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

 

Bovee & Thill are now featuring a chatbot on Facebook for customer service. Instructors looking for examination copies, help with text or website issues, or the opportunity to provide feedback can interact with the Bovee & Thill chatbox for immediate responses.

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Top 10 Business Communication Trends

Top 10 Business Communication Trends | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

"An abundance of new communication technologies and services are being offered. It is essential for businesses and instructors to be aware of the latest trends."

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Here are the 10 top trends in business communication.

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Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Simple Technology Test?

Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Simple Technology Test? | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

Take this "yes" or "no" 25-question test now!

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:15 PM

Technology is affecting almost every aspect of business communication today. Is your business communication textbook keeping up to date? Find out now by taking this simple test.

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New Technology That Will Change Business Communication

New Technology That Will Change Business Communication | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

Here's a glimpse at some communication technology that will become more prominent in the coming year and may be valuable your business.

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". . . we have email, mobile, social, text, chat, etc. There are a lot more ways to communicate now, and the technology associated with them continues to rapidly evolve and improve. And that doesn’t even take into account all the new technology that will emerge in the next few years."

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Sorry, Email Won't Die in 2015 (or Any Time Soon)

Sorry, Email Won't Die in 2015 (or Any Time Soon) | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

"According to the latest research conducted by the Pew Center Internet Project, 61% of American workers now say that email is 'very important' for doing their job."


"That number hasn't moved at all in 13 years. As the researchers put it:". .

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 6, 2015 10:39 PM

"According to the latest research conducted by the Pew Center Internet Project, 61% of American workers now say that email is 'very important' for doing their job."


"That number hasn't moved at all in 13 years. As the researchers put it:". . .

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The Future of Communication: Augmented Writing

The Future of Communication: Augmented Writing | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

What’s the best way to say this?

That’s a never-ending question for the typical business communicator. For just about anything beyond the simplest messages, we can never be entirely sure that we’ve found the most powerful words or crafted the most effective phrases. We have to send our missives out into the ether and hope we’ve done our best.

Moreover, in many cases, we get only one chance to hit the mark. In contrast to interactive conversations (in person or online), where we get instant feedback and can adjust the message if needed, a lot of business writing is a one-shot affair and we’ll never know if we’ve been as effective as we could be.

Digital tools have been assisting writers for decades, as far back as spell checkers that predate the PC era, but most haven’t done much beyond applying simple rules. However, recent advances in natural language processing show some potential to fill this feedback void by providing instantaneous advice about the effectiveness of our language. . .

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The Future of Communication: The Internet of Things

The Future of Communication: The Internet of Things | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the several billion devices now connected to the Internet and the networking potential of having all these gadgets communicate with each other, feed data into powerful analysis and control algorithms, and interact with people and the physical environment.

 

These “things” range from simple sensors that measure temperature, location, and other parameters all the way up to robots and other complex systems. People and animals with Internet-capable sensors (such as implanted chips) or devices also qualify as things in this model.

 

Imagine you walk into a department store and your mobile phone automatically gives you directions to the aisle where you could find the clothing styles you have recently been browsing online or discussing in social media. When you reach that aisle, a coupon pops up on your phone with a discount on the specific items you’re considering.

 

When you pull a garment off the rack, the store’s customer database checks other purchases you’ve made and suggests which items you already own that coordinate with this piece. If you could use an accessory to complete the outfit, the store’s computers can tell your phone just where to take you. And if you need more advice, you can text or talk—and possibly not know whether you’re conversing with a store employee or an automated chat algorithm. . .

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The Future of Communication: Socialbots and Taskbots

The Future of Communication: Socialbots and Taskbots | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

With advances in artificial intelligence and the growing use of messaging systems for both consumer and business communication, a new wave of bots as personal assistants has taken off.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

Major categories of bot technology include taskbots that perform routine chores within digital systems and socialbots that mimic human conversation. Learn why Bovee & Thill are covering both these categories in their business communication textbooks.

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The article talks about robots and how the future of business communication is going to be based in robots and artificial intelligence bots, which will answer to online consumers.

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

Learn more about the leading business communication textbooks in the field.

Obtain a wealth of complimentary business communication classroom resources.

Order examination copies of Bovee & Thill textbooks.

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Longer Tweets Have Not Ruined Twitter

Longer Tweets Have Not Ruined Twitter | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
When Twitter announced that it was testing longer tweets — some users now have 280 characters to say whatever is on their mind instead of the traditional 140 characters — you would have thought Twitter was forcing people to drink Soylent for the rest of their lives.
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Follow-Up Emails Are 'the key to success in any field' — Here's Exactly What to Write

Follow-Up Emails Are 'the key to success in any field' — Here's Exactly What to Write | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
The author of the classic career guide "Never Eat Alone" explains why the follow-up "is the key to success in any field."
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"The most memorable gifts I have ever received are those whose value could not be measured in terms of dollars and cents," Ferrazzi wrote. "They are the heartfelt letters, e-mails, and cards I receive from people thanking me for guidance and advice."

 

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Angel Sanchez's curator insight, December 1, 2017 10:52 AM

The article tell us  about how to be different to others when you meet someone, a follow up email will distinguish you from the other 95% of the other peers that met that same person.

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How 3D Technology Will Transform Business Communication

How 3D Technology Will Transform Business Communication | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

3D imaging could vastly improve virtual meetings and presentations by making them “immersive.”

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"3D imaging could vastly improve virtual meetings and presentations by making them “immersive.” Applications that use depth-sensing technology can extract individuals from their surroundings and “place” them into 3D virtual meetings with their colleagues, or even into a virtual “space” with data objects—documents, presentations or what-have-you—they can manipulate and display. It’s basically the same thing you’d do with a digital-effects green screen, only without the green screen.

 

"Immersive meetings will let business types interact more directly with their customers or colleagues and to present data, images and video more the way they might in a face-to-face meeting—only with way more flair. This sort of immersion will become a core capability for all online collaboration."

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Give Your Instagram Following a Boost for Business Communication

Give Your Instagram Following a Boost for Business Communication | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
Instagram offers unprecedented untapped potential for any business. Follow along and I'll share 5 ways to skyrocket your following in less than a week

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Bovée & Thill’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Mobile Has Made All Other Business Communication Textbooks Obsolete

Bovée & Thill’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Mobile Has Made All Other Business Communication Textbooks Obsolete | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

In news that has taken the business communication textbook market by surprise, authors Courtland Bovee and John Thill announced major coverage of mobile business communication in their 2015-2016 editions, the first authors in the field to do so. This coverage will literally make all other business communication textbooks obsolete.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's insight: In news that has taken the business communication textbook market by surprise, authors Courtland Bovee and John Thill announced major coverage of mobile business communication in their 2015-2016 editions, the first authors in the field to do so. This coverage will literally make all other business communication textbooks obsolete.

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How to Respond to Rude Email at Work

How to Respond to Rude Email at Work | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it

"You've reread it three times and still it seems like the email message was nothing but rude. But should you call the sender and clarify if he or she meant to be rude... or not?"

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Are You Going to Adopt a Modern "Essentials" Textbook?


Are you going to adopt a modern “Essentials” textbook with extensive integration of mobile communication in every chapter, or are you going to saddle your students with a commonly adopted “Essentials” text that is stuck in the last decade?


Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's insight:


Because of complacency and a lack of knowledge about the topic, most business communication textbook authors are ignoring the mobile revolution. In fact, they’re pretending that it doesn’t even exist.


In light of these facts, are your students being served well? There is one team that’s always on the cutting edge: Bovee and Thill. The fact they are the only business communication textbook authors currently writing about mobile tells you everything you need to know about which author team conscientiously revises its books and keeps them current. (Bovee and Thill were also the first authors to discuss social media and digital communication in their texts.)


Adopt the only modern "Essentials" text: Business Communications Essentials by Bovee and Thill.


See how your text compares to Business Communication Essentials with this interactive checklist.



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17 Tips for Writing An Excellent Email Subject Line

17 Tips for Writing An Excellent Email Subject Line | Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Digital Communication | Scoop.it
Billions of emails are sent every day. Make sure yours stand out.
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"We asked career, email, and marketing experts to offer their best tips for crafting the perfect email subject line. Find out what they said, plus examples of great subject lines, below.." . . .

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