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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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Instagram for Teachers via @tonyvincent

Instagram for Teachers via @tonyvincent | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Instagram can be a powerful learning and communication tool for educators,
so I've written a guide for teachers.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Luísa Lima
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10 Instagram Tips for Getting Your iPhone Photos Noticed

10 Instagram Tips for Getting Your iPhone Photos Noticed | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Discover ten essential Instagram tips for getting your iPhone photos noticed, gaining more followers and building relationships with photographers you admire.
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14 Instagram Photojournalists Who Will Open Your Eyes to the World

14 Instagram Photojournalists Who Will Open Your Eyes to the World | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
These 14 photojournalists are using Instagram to capture stunning visuals around the globe.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am not a big user of Instagram, but I have seen the work of some of these photographers who use the platform to help us care more about the world.

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Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Ads Are Here, Twitter Partners With BBC

Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Ads Are Here, Twitter Partners With BBC | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Instagram: Ads on Instagram are labeled as ‘Sponsored’ Facebook Video ads coming to a...


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I saw the Instragram ads comming.  The BBC/Twitter partnership is a big one.

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It's Official: Teens Are Bored With Facebook

It's Official: Teens Are Bored With Facebook | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook even admits it's losing younger users.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a misleading headline.  Teens are exploring other programs (Instagram, etc, but they are keeping their Facebook accounts open and active.  They are spending less time on the platform though.  Does this truly hurt Facebook.  They have said that the plan is to transform from a platform to a layer.  I feel this trend is a natural stage for this progression.  

Also, there is a WONDERFUL short video about how much data Facebook is keeping...and how to delete it.  Watch it and consider deleting your history.  It was interesting for me to see my search history since 2008.  It brought back some interesting memories. 

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Min Kim's comment, March 5, 2013 7:13 PM
Thank you for sharing, Prof. Morrison. These days, I have been thinking about Facebook downturn and this gives a good insight about why it is happening. I will re-scoop it.
Ken Morrison's comment, March 6, 2013 2:06 AM
Hi Min.
I introduced Scoop.it to the students today and I thought of you. Good timing! Be sure to watch the great video about privacy at the end of this link
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Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition Greenlit, Now Worth $747 Million Down From $1 Billion | TechCrunch

Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition Greenlit, Now Worth $747 Million Down From $1 Billion | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Take-Away:

It appears that this was not as focused on grabbing their engineers and programmers as once expected.  I am ready for the integration.

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More than four months after the deal was announced, the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and the deal may proceed.

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Predicting the Next Social Media Trend Using Social Media Analytics | Social Media Today

Predicting the Next Social Media Trend Using Social Media Analytics | Social Media Today | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is a nice birds-eye-view of some growing  social media tools. I haven't touched Bebo nor MyYearbok, but I like the others.

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Track Social's Social Media Zone is a portal for assessing the activity of all Social Media Brands on the major platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Instagram Becomes The Largest Mobile Social Network

Instagram Becomes The Largest Mobile Social Network | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Instagram added 2 million new users last month. Everyone seems to love the fast growing app (Apple called it the top App of 2011)

Jason Keath disects this instant success. (See Comment Stream on this post for additional details)

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Ken Morrison's comment, December 19, 2011 10:37 PM
Let's see if we can shine a little light on this Monday morning shall we?

The past 3 days on SocialFresh.com have been our biggest traffic days in the history of the site. And it was all because of a little photo sharing site called Instagram. I wrote an article on Thursday about how Instagram has now passed Foursquare in number of users (both at ~15 million) and in doing so became the largest MOBILE social network.

I want to give you a peak behind the scenes of our biggest viral article ever, but first want to give you some more info on Instagram. Even Apple named them as the app of the year in 2011. So why is it so successful? Let's look at 3 reasons.

Photo Quality — The cameras and displays on the iPhone 4 and 4S are very disruptive. They took cell phone image quality to a new height. Instagram was the first app to come along and really capitalize on that disruption on a social way. The filters that are available add another level of photo quality to the mix, making it easier to take great photos.
Simplicity — Instagram only allos square images. It forces you to crop any images you import. And the app itself has one function, to share interesting photos with an audience. Similar to Twitter, sharing 140 characters with an audience, simple apps can drive quick adoption from an audience and also create innovation as a platform. Users have to work within the limits of the app, that becomes a challenge for some and comfort for many.
Stories — The fact that you can share such compelling photos becomes a very emotional draw for many. You get immediate feedback often, in the form of likes and comments, encouraging you to keep feeding your audience with great images. Images help us tell stories in a much more compelling way than just text and in a more thoughtful way than video.

We actually did a whole post on how brands are using Instagram and some tips for using the app from the business perspective. Lots of brands are using the app really well.

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Now for some behind the scenes info. Both the good and bad of a breakout blog post hit.

Our best days so far on socialfresh.com…

18,610 visitors on Saturday, December 17, 2011
14,856 visitors on Friday, December 16, 2011
7,116 visitors on Sunday, December 18, 2011

Previously, our best day had been… 6,249 visitors on Friday, December 9, 2011. No other day had gone over 4,000 uniques that I can remember or find.

In those 3 days, The Instagram page was the primary driver.

83.2% of all pageviews were "Instagram largest mobile social network"
2.5% were "You might work in Social Media if…"
2.4% were "Top 10 Twitter Brand Finalists"
1.8% were your HOME page

Clearly this article spread virally like a breaking news story. Mainly through Twitter and some on Facebook. And not only in the US, we had a lot of traffic from Europe and Asia (where Instagram is very popular). We do not write a lot of news on socialfresh.com. Our goal is to help marketers with as much actionable content as possible. So pouncing on a news story is not what we do.

Here, I simply connected a couple dots from a few separate announcements, put together a graph, and analyzed this very popular app and what we think it means for marketers. There might be a lesson here for us to do more analysis.

But then again, maybe not, there is bad news remember?

The bad news is that 97.9% of the people that viewed that Instagram article left the site right after. So the question is, did we convert any of these readers to subscribers? We are still checking the data on this, but it definitely will not be anything near the scale of our traffic spike. So we need to figure out if this type if traffic boost is something that actually brings us more steady readers. More potential customers. We are working on that.

The month of December is now our first month of getting over 100,000 page views on socialfresh.com (so far). Our best month previously was September 2011 at 60,967. That is a big leap, especially with more than 10 days left in the month.


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Founder & CEO, Social Fresh
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Instagram psychology: How consumer envy can drive sales

Instagram psychology: How consumer envy can drive sales | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"Learn how to your business can break away from traditional advertising and use consumer envy on Instagram and other platforms to your advantage for sales ..."


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What Teens Really Think About YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media

What Teens Really Think About YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
By the “Actual Teen” who nailed Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat last week
Ken Morrison's insight:

This post from a 19 year-old college students is getting traction in recent days as he talks about social media.  The most memorable statement for me is that he said that Instagram is a place to share the photo that sums up their favorite moments; Facebook is a place where they place photos so that their family knows that they are still alive.

 

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Danah Boyd's comments:

https://medium.com/message/an-old-fogeys-analysis-of-a-teenagers-view-on-social-media-5be16981034d

An excerpt:

"I’m not bothered by these teens’ comments; I’m bothered by the way they are interpreted and treated by the tech press and the digerati.

I’m a researcher. I’ve been studying American teens’ engagement with social media for over a decade. I wrote a book on the topic. I don’t speak on behalf of teens, but I do amplify their voices and try to make sense of the diversity of experiences teens have. I work hard to account for the biases in whose voices I have access to because I’m painfully aware that it’s hard to generalize about a population that’s roughly 16 million people strong. They are very diverse and, yet, journalists and entrepreneurs want to label them under one category and describe them as one thing".

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The 21 Most Creative Instagram Accounts Of 2013

The 21 Most Creative Instagram Accounts Of 2013 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Follow all of these amazing artists for daily inspiration and magic. Technology is cool sometimes.
Ken Morrison's insight:

If you have not explored Instagram, it isn't going away. So now is a good time to check out the best of the best.  The tribe has spoken

#8 Red Hong is my favorite!  
She has beauty, brains, creativity and humility.   

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A Young Mother's Concerns About Instagram, Etc.

A Young Mother's Concerns About Instagram, Etc. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A young mother and youth group leader shares her concerns of trends she sees with use of social media by teens.

Ken Morrison's insight:

After the first few paragraphs, you will get to the heart of some very good insight.  This young lady was a teen desiring approval just a few years ago. She helps young people today.  She is a mother.  She has unique insight regarding current trends.

 

 

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This Week In Google 177: Hello Cutie Pants

Instagram debacle, Microsoft buys Santa, Gmail bomb for Windows Phone, and more. Hosts: Leo Laporte Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis . Guest: Danny Sullivan Dow...
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This podcast has an interesting discussion on rights of users on free services such as instagram, facebook, Flickr, Etc.

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Great Insight on Why Combining Photos and Social Media Lead To Greater Exposure | Social Media Examiner

Great Insight on Why Combining Photos and Social Media Lead To Greater Exposure | Social Media Examiner | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

If you are curious of why Facebook bought Instagram for so much money or why Pinterest is worth so much money... the answer is our societies shift to attraction to photos is the age of information over-load.  Also, we have been hard-wired to visual communication since our cave-man days.  Here are 13 great examples of how and why adding strategic photos to social media can help your marketing.

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Social media photos: how to expand your social media presence with photos that attract and engage readers.

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BeanCast 197: Instabillion - The BeanCast | The Best Marketing Podcast Anywhere

BeanCast 197: Instabillion - The BeanCast | The Best Marketing Podcast Anywhere | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

For the sake of curation, here is some somewhat old news on the Instagram purchase by Facebook.  It is the best resource I have heard about what it really means, why it is valued so high, and if we are in another tech bubble.

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