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7-Year-Old Raises More Than $49,000 to Fund Friend's Surgery

7-Year-Old Raises More Than $49,000 to Fund Friend's Surgery | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
When life hands you lemons.... We all know how the saying ends.
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Google Doodle Celebrates ‘Dracula’ Author Bram Stoker’s Birthday [PIC]

Google Doodle Celebrates ‘Dracula’ Author Bram Stoker’s Birthday [PIC] | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Halloween may be over, but Thursday's Google Doodle wouldn't be out of place on Oct. 31.
The creepy drawing honors famed author Bram Stoker, who would have turned 165 this year. Born on Nov.
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10 Apps to Help You Go Green for Earth Day and Beyond

10 Apps to Help You Go Green for Earth Day and Beyond | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it

There are various avenues you can take to support this year’s Earth Day initiative, and a great way to mobilize the earth is by using mobile devices. Check out these apps that can help you go green in time for Earth Day, and set a precedent for the rest of the year.

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Before You Name Your Company, Consider How Google Will Rank It

Before You Name Your Company, Consider How Google Will Rank It | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it

"Naming a company or a product used to involve a number of factors—none of which related to SEO considerations. But no longer. "It doesn't matter whether your brand is online or not, "[I]t will be googled, " says Ann Smarty in an article at MarketingProfs.

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10 Most-Followed Users on Pinterest

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Jane Wang is the single most-followed user on Pinterest -- an impressive feat, even if her son is a co-founder of Pinterest.
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A Guide to Winning the Local Marketing Game

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Customers go online to figure out which businesses they can trust. Here are some tips on how to get on their good side.
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Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users

Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
If you're still getting used to Pinterest, like many of us, take a few minutes to review our tips and tricks for the hottest new social network.
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Words With Friends Helps Save Man’s Life

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Addictive Scrabble-like game Words With Friends helped save the life of an Australian man with heart problems, reports Ozarks First.
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Seth's Blog: "Yet"

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Here's a way to figure out if it pays to adopt a new technology. When you talk about your market or your peers, do you say, "no one is using it..." or "no one is using it yet"? Yet implies...
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5 Time-Saving Tools For Content Curation

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There aren't enough hours to consume all the content you desire, but if you use these tools, you just may catch up.
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One Fifth of Grandparents Use Social Networking [STUDY]

One Fifth of Grandparents Use Social Networking [STUDY] | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
22 percent of all grandparents are using a social network, a new study by the website MyVoucherCodes suggests. Are your parents or grandparents tweeting?
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Top 5 Foursquare Mistakes Committed by Small Businesses

Top 5 Foursquare Mistakes Committed by Small Businesses | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Here's what not to do as you embark on your Foursquare marketing endeavors.
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What are professional reviews for?

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I know what they used to be for. A decade ago, there really was no way to tell if a movie, a book or a play was worth your time before you paid up. A professional review could be a valuable signal, a way to save people time and money.
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StumbleUpon Hits 25 Million Users — And is Gaining 1 Million a Month

StumbleUpon Hits 25 Million Users — And is Gaining 1 Million a Month | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it

StumbleUpon passed the 25 million user mark earlier this week — that’s about one million users every month since it announced it had reached 20 million users in October.  The discovery service has existed in some form since 2001.

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5 Tips for Creating and Maintaining Customer Loyalty

5 Tips for Creating and Maintaining Customer Loyalty | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it

Happy customers help generate new leads and business. Unsatisfied ones create PR nightmares. In our connected world, customer success is your most important marketing asset.

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7 Unbelievably Cool Facebook Ad Tactics

7 Unbelievably Cool Facebook Ad Tactics | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Here are seven techniques to get the most out of sponsored stories.
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How to Promote Yourself (Without Being Sleazy)

How to Promote Yourself (Without Being Sleazy) | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Whether due to modesty, timidity, or just a desire not to annoy anyone, most of us suck at self-promotion.
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Your Google Information Is Worth up to $5,000 a Year to Marketers [VIDEO]

Your Google Information Is Worth up to $5,000 a Year to Marketers [VIDEO] | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
By now, you may have already checked to see what kind of person Google thinks you are...but do you know how much you're worth?
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Google Joins Anti-SOPA Protest by ‘Censoring’ Its Logo

Google Joins Anti-SOPA Protest by ‘Censoring’ Its Logo | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Although it didn’t black out any of its sites entirely, Google has joined the anti-SOPA protest by putting up a censored version of its logo, visible only to users from the U.S.
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What to Expect From Mobile Marketing Tech in 2012

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Matthias Galica is CEO of ShareSquare, the leading platform among brand and entertainment marketers for incentivizing offline-to-online consumer engagement.
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What Facebook's Changes Mean for Marketers

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Facebook's redesign has put the onus on marketers to make better, more relevant content, marketing execs say.  One big change is that Facebook has added a control in the top right of each story that users can check to unmark a top story. Facebook will use that information over time to automatically edit the feeds. Since users now have more control over their news feeds, brands with boring or irrelevant updates will have lower visibility. (They will still show up in the Ticker, however.)

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Tweeting: 10 marketing mistakes to avoid - MiamiHerald.com

Tweeting: 10 marketing mistakes to avoid - MiamiHerald.com | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Many small businesses are mystified by Twitter, and as a result make common marketing mistakes that often have adverse effects.
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5 More Handy Web Apps to Save You Time at Work - Mashable

5 More Handy Web Apps to Save You Time at Work - Mashable | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Web apps are a friend to all who mash the keyboard from nine to five. They live in the cloud, are accessible from any Internet connection and are great for chopping those mundane work tasks off at the knees.

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The History of Email [INFOGRAPHIC]

The History of Email [INFOGRAPHIC] | Get The Gist! | Scoop.it
Email, you’ve come a long way, baby.

In its 40-year tenure as a form of communication, email has run its course from the domain of über nerdy computer scientists to one of the most common ways to keep in touch, both personally and professionally.
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Nikolas M's comment, July 24, 2011 12:20 PM
nice post... keep walking :)