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Bits: Children Fail to Recognize Online Ads, Study Says

Bits: Children Fail to Recognize Online Ads, Study Says | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Beware the naivete of young audiences. This study suggests that children are less able to pick up on cues about online content than adults.
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Online Education May Transform Higher Ed - US News and World Report

Just what is the future of online course offerings? It's growing, even at traditional colleges, but like anything else, the trend has to prove its mettle in the market.
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5 Reasons Bloggers Should Learn HTML and CSS

5 Reasons Bloggers Should Learn HTML and CSS | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
There's more to creating web content than just the writing and arrangement techniques. Having a foundation in web design skills can give you a powerful competitive advantage when looking for this sort of work.
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Old Technology PSA

A serious topic--what to do with your out-of-date gadgets?--overdramatized for comedic effect. Brought to you by your good friends at RocketBoom.
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How to self-publish an ebook

How to self-publish an ebook | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Electronic books are increasing in popularity all the time, especially as e-readers become more and more popular. Here, David Carnoy of cnet.com gives a beginner's guide to self-publishing content to be available for download to e-book readers.
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Communicator of the Week: Cindy King (interview)

Cindy King explains how she started her international marketing business online and how this web presence made it possible to do more than she could have otherwise. Not only that, but the experience getting herself online has improved the service she can provide to clients.
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eduTecher.net ‘Goes Social’: Popular Education Technology Website Makes Major Upgrades, Delivering Dynamic Online Resource for Educators and Students Alike

This is a short article about the rebuilding of a web-based service called eduTecher.net, which describes itself as "a way to keep track of the growing number of web tools that could be used in the classroom." Not only does this call attention to a potentially valuable tool for educators, this article itself describes their process for improving their own online communication technique.
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Importance of Communication in the online classroom

Importance of Communication in the online classroom | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Raul Reyes, History Professor at the Lone Star College-Kingwood, discusses some of the difficulties encountered by teachers who never meet their students face to face. Communicating and interpreting students' responses are chief concerns.
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Content is King: 10 Tips on Effective Writing

Content is King: 10 Tips on Effective Writing | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
The title pretty much says it for this one. Author John Sonnhalter offers his list of tips for writing articles for an online space. Plus, he even suggests that these tips will get your articles circulating around the web grapevine, which is a huge goal in online communication.
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Mark E. Zuckerberg ’06: The whiz behind thefacebook.com

Mark E. Zuckerberg ’06: The whiz behind thefacebook.com | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, everyone's beloved facebook was once "thefacebook.com" and almost never got launched. An interview with Zuckerberg before he was famous (much).
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How Storify's content curation platform works

How Storify's content curation platform works | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Storify is an interesting twist on the "old" technique of blogging. Essentially, you can embed Twitter and Facebook posts in your posts to enhance your point. Sort of like using blockquotes in a paper, only without the fuss and muss of figuring out how to cite your sources--Storify does it for you!
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Communicator of the Week: Erin Jansen (interview)

Communicator of the Week: Erin Jansen (interview) | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Jansen explains the origins of NetLingo, including some thoughtful analysis of her own communication strategies with the site.
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Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning

This talk is a few years old, but it describes a vision of using open-source material for education around the world. Connexions, an iTunes-like repository of knowledge, allows educators to cherrypick, combine, translate, and recontextualize topics for their specific, local purposes. It makes use of Creative Commons to ensure that use of the knowledge base does not constitute piracy.
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Smart Online Reputation Management Techniques

The Internet can be as quick a source of bad publicity as it can be for the good kind. So why not make use of Internet tools to guard your reptutation against the big, bad world?
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How to Take Online Education Classes

Some solid tips about things to look for when considering augmenting your education with online courses.
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Stop abusing paragraphs!

Stop abusing paragraphs! | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
This post is short and to the point: In summary, people tend to scan when they read online, so give them some paragraphs as guideposts--but not so many that you run the opposite extreme of a giant block of solid text.
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Old Computers - rare, vintage, and obsolete computers

How far we've come... this site is a veritable museum of early computing machines. Even the site itself is a bit of a relic, with web design techniques straight out of the '90s--but still a lot of information!
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Ebook revolution is opening door for piracy and leaving authors fearing for their livelihoods

Ebook revolution is opening door for piracy and leaving authors fearing for their livelihoods | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
E-book publishing is gaining traction with reading devices becoming more affordable and more widely available. On the other hand, the industry is facing the same kind of piracy issues that have troubled the music industry for some years now, giving authors and publishers alike some serious things to think about.
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We’re all Tech Writers Now: Three Steps to Clear Writing for the Web

Here are three very simple suggestions about planning and executing web content.
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About eduTecher.net

About eduTecher.net | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
As mentioned in another of today's scoops, eduTecher.net is an online resource for teachers. Their About page outlines more specifically what tools are available and how they can be accessed.
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Writing for the Internet – How to Market Yourself on the Web | BestArticlePublisherBlog.info

Here's another helpful list of tips for writing effective pieces for the Internet. Also includes some advice about planning your strategy.
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How Did Facebook Originate?

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A little more of the history of the networking giant and some interesting bits about how it has been used to provide "real time" news coverage.
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Storify: Make stories using social media

Storify co-founder Burt Herman gives a short rundown of what it's all about.
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NetLingo's Erin Jansen on "The Martha Stewart Show"

Jansen breaks down technospeak for Martha Stewart.
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Communicator of the Week: Erin Jansen (founder of NetLingo)

Communicator of the Week: Erin Jansen (founder of NetLingo) | Online communication trends | Scoop.it
Erin Jansen founded NetLingo in 1994, and it continues to be one of the top online reference dictionaries. It defines terms in several categories, including business and chatspeak shorthand abbreviations. Jansen has worked actively as a web content and strategy specialist since the early 1990s.
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