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Social Media Belongs in the Classroom

Social Media Belongs in the Classroom | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Teachers who resist using social media in the classroom are stripping their students of an essential component of their future success. Avoiding – or worse, banning – social media platforms for students prohibits them from being successful professionals in fields like accounting, chemistry, the arts and more.


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24 SEO Experts Discuss Links vs. Tweets

24 SEO Experts Discuss Links vs. Tweets | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Last week Twitter and Google had a fight.

 

Here is an interesting and relaventdiscussion comparing value of social share platforms.  Specifically comparing Twitter quotes vs links.

 

I really like Tom Critchlow's comment:

"We’re moving into an age where the number of different data points are large and our ability to process them is high so we’ll be looking at an algorithm that fundamentally more fragmented, personalized and complex. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a major update in 2012 that started to separate out different types of queries by intent/type and use different algorithms for them based on almost entirely different factors.”

 

 

Special thanks to John Cooper at PointBlankSEO for sharing this with me.  You can find his opions on this topic in the article.  You can also follow him on Twitter @PointBlankSEO

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Hey Zuckerberg, Take Facebook Down for a Day

Hey Zuckerberg, Take Facebook Down for a Day | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Mashable's Chris Taylor argues that the small dent in revenues caused by a Facebook blackout -- $11.5 million -- would be worth it.
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Why SOPA Is Dangerous

Why SOPA Is Dangerous | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is a good (and sad) reminder of all of the reasons why most of us thought that our leaders would never let this happen.  Very scary.  We must voice our opinions!

One writer discusses why we need to understand and oppose SOPA -- immediately.

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6 On-Page SEO Strategies That’ll Boost Your Rankings

6 On-Page SEO Strategies That’ll Boost Your Rankings | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Tactic #1: Search for synonyms using Google

Tactic #2: Link to high authority sites

Tactic #3: Pay attention to sentiment search signals

Tactic #4: Give Google fresh content on a web page

Tactic #5: Use Dublin Core metadata elements

Tactic #6: Define content absolutely

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Content Marketing Trends for 2012:

Content Marketing Trends for 2012: | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A quick overview of content marketing.  It also includes trends that are growing and trends that will die in 2012.

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Webcam Hacker Horror Story!

Webcam Hacker Horror Story! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A scary case of a man breaking into a college student's web-cam.  Yes. it is safe for work.

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Why Google+ is an Inevitable Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy | Copyblogger

Why Google+ is an Inevitable Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy | Copyblogger | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Hear that, content marketers? That is the sound of inevitability ... the sound of you creating a Google+ page for your business. Here's why.
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How an Alaskan Mom Brings Millions to Her Carpentry Blog

How an Alaskan Mom Brings Millions to Her Carpentry Blog | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Just over two years ago, Ana White wasn't quite sure what a blog was.

 

A very practical Case Study

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RIP: Arfa Karim Randhawa - A bright mind dies too soon.

RIP: Arfa Karim Randhawa - A bright mind dies too soon. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This young prodigy from Pakistan has been a guest in Bill Gates' home.  She died last month.  Learn more about her short life here.

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CES - Samsung's Smart Window

Soon, we shall be living in the world of Minority Report, and this "Smart Window" technology Samsung has at CES 2012 is going to help us get there. Ashley Es...

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Introducing: The Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors

Introducing: The Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

SEO — search engine optimization — is one of the most important marketing activities available to companies and publishers.  Here is a great way to understand SEO in a clear way.

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IBM's Many Eyes

IBM's Many Eyes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Create simplified charts.  The value is that you can use crowdsourced data pools.  I am hoping the IBM puts more resources behind this interesting technology. 

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Are We Preparing Students for Generation Flux?

Are We Preparing Students for Generation Flux? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business was recently published by Fast Company. It's intent is to introduce and describe some of the key movers and ...
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Please watch this important 4-minute video about how the SOPA/PROTECT IP Act Breaks the Internet

Please watch this important 4-minute video about how the SOPA/PROTECT IP Act Breaks the Internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This important video gives a great overview of why some of us are so angry about the SOPA/PROTECT IP bills and acts.

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Coca Cola's 8-Year Plan to Double In Size

Today I learned that Coca-Cola plans on doubling in size by 2020.  I also learned part of their plan.  Watch this video to learn how they will use new media to support their growth.

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 Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, social media and beyond"

Check out her great curation site here: 
http://www.scoop.it/t/storytelling-social-media-and-beyond

See video here [http://bit.ly/zYbBf2]


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How The Erotica Section is Uncovering Amazon's Plagiarism Problem | Fast Company

How The Erotica Section is Uncovering Amazon's Plagiarism Problem | Fast Company | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I thought Fast Company was just trying to get people's attention with the photo. But this is a truly interesting article about how people are stealing work and profiting via Amazon. 

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Apple Speaks Openly about Environmental And Rights Issues

Apple Speaks Openly about Environmental And Rights Issues | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Apple reports on problems regarding suicide threats and workin conditions within their global productions plants.

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Generation Flux: Pete Cashmore | Fast Company

Generation Flux: Pete Cashmore | Fast Company | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This guy works so hard.  I'm excited to follow his career in the techworld. Something tells me that Mashable is just the beginning.


I learned that he had many health problems as a child.  He graduated high school two years late and did not go to college due to his health situation.  What a great example of making the most out of a tough situation!

KM

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China's Internet users cross 500 million

China's Internet users cross 500 million | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

China added 28 million new internet users Since July, 2011.  Interesting stats inside!

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Search Engine Marketing - Three Ways to Enhance SEO With Twitter : MarketingProfs Article

Search Engine Marketing - Three Ways to Enhance SEO With Twitter : MarketingProfs Article | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I love how "Get to the Point" does what it says it will.  Here are 3 quick steps that you can do to improve your Twitter marketing tool.

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How Klout Found Success by Focusing on Users

How Klout Found Success by Focusing on Users | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Klout grew from an idea to the foremost measurement for social media influence. CEO Joe Fernandez offers tips on how to focus on customers.
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Benefits of Using ePortfolios for Authentic Assessment

Benefits of Using ePortfolios for Authentic Assessment | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Nancy Rubin's notes from the invitational symposium "Innovate to Educate: System (Re)Design for Personalized Learning." Access the full symposium report at

http://bit.ly/d0iQCl

 

Don't miss Tim Manger's outstanding scenarios of personalized learning for the elementary and secondary levels in the appendix. Outstanding.

 

Nancy provides an excellent summary and the report is very instructive. -JL


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