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Vancouver sommeliers reveal their wine picks

Vancouver sommeliers reveal their wine picks | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
From $7 glasses to $1,100 bottles, here’s what’s drinking well at local restaurants.
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'10 Apps That Make Me More Productive'

'10 Apps That Make Me More Productive' | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
John Jantsch shares 10 apps he uses daily to get more done, manage more information and communicate more ideas.
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

TED Talks As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could...
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Top 10 Marketing Trends of 2012 | Jeffbullas's Blog

Top 10 Marketing Trends of 2012 | Jeffbullas's Blog | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Wondering what the future looks like for marketing in the year ahead? Here are my predictions for the top ten marketing trends of 2012. Social media, mobile and video are certainly in the mix.
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7 Simple Rules to Success on Twitter

7 Simple Rules to Success on Twitter | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of Twitter. It is a rocking hot social networking site that seems to be to be used by almost everyone today. It’s on the news, on the radio and on the minds of thousands of people everywhere, every single day.

 

There are many different types of people on Twitter. But, most of these people are on Twitter for a single reason. They want people to know about them. They want to connect with people. Lots of people.

 

Did you know that there are Twitter Rules for marketing and business success in what you do. I am a marketer and have been for many years. In the last few years my business has been expanding by leaps and bounds, because of social media and the internet. But, there are rules that all marketers must follow if they are going to have success in the marketplace, especially online.

 

Here are the 7 Simple Rules to Success on Twitter:...

 

Read more: http://tweetingandbusiness.com/articles/7-simple-rules-to-success-on-twitter


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The flow, the stream and the firehose: social is at the end of the beginning — SocialFish

The flow, the stream and the firehose: social is at the end of the beginning — SocialFish | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it

There’s a lot more to read in his post, but I agree – although I think, if anything, these are not three separate trends but different facet of one big trend. About the age of flow, or the stream, or the firehose – this is very clearly the case, with our newly focused attention on search engine optimization, filtering, and curation – how to find the best content in the stream as opposed to “navigating” through menus.

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5 Ways to Use Google+ to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization

5 Ways to Use Google+ to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Do you want to improve your search engine optimization?

Embracing Google+ should be on your short list of activities.
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Don’t fret about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is more afraid of you leaving

Don’t fret about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is more afraid of you leaving | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
The year 2011 is over, and one of the most significant takeaways from the year is the impact that social media having on on our daily lives today. Our '2011 rewind' articles have reviewed ...
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Need a Little Social Discipline? | Business 2 Community

Need a Little Social Discipline? | Business 2 Community | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
I follow almost 4,000 people on Twitter, over 1500 on Linkedin, and more on Facebook, Google+, blogs, forums, a zillion social networks, wikis and more.
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10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011 | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011 | Jeffbullas's Blog | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Social media has evolved rapidly and we have seen the emergence of new social networks.Surprises this year included the launch of Google+ (which acquired 25 million users in less than 30 days), Pinterest which grew at more than 512% and Tumblr (the...
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5 MORE Signs You Are NOT a Social Business

5 MORE Signs You Are NOT a Social Business | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Last week I was inspired by a meeting to write a post on 5 Sure Signs You are NOT a Social Business. That post received quite a lot of review and off line discussion.
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Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses

Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Are mega-brands taking over the social web? It might seem that way, but there are three compelling reasons why SMB's still have the advantage there!
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5 Killer Facebook Marketing Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Killer Facebook Marketing Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Facebook as a marketing medium cannot be ignored despite the misgivings of senior management. Many CEO’s do not know the difference between a “Brand” Facebook “page” and a personal Facebook profile!
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Wine Diaries – Tinto da Ânfora, Alentejo

Wine Diaries – Tinto da Ânfora, Alentejo | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
I am a fortunate gal, living in a country abounding in great wine producers that my only problem is to …

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A Military Robot that Does It All - Technology Review

A Military Robot that Does It All - Technology Review | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
iRobot's Warrior is strong enough to tow a car and dexterous enough to open its trunk using the handle.

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Nokia’s City Lens application to be available for Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 models | QR Code Press

Nokia’s City Lens application to be available for Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 models | QR Code Press | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it

Nokia has begun showing off its new augmented reality mobile application. The app is called Nokia City Lens and will be available for the Nokia Lumia 800 and the upcoming Lumia 900.

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3 Tips to Use QR Codes For Information, Not Destination

3 Tips to Use QR Codes For Information, Not Destination | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
QR codes ask a lot of prospective users.
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Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It

Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
In this post, we are going to look at some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what sites are scraping your content, and what you can do if you want to either benefit from the linking standpoint or have them take...
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Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih on Social Business CRM

Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih on Social Business CRM | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Social Business News provides insights, analysis and opinion about the social organization and its customers.
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Measure, Track and Optimize Social Media KPIs: 40 Dashboard Tools You Can Use

Measure, Track and Optimize Social Media KPIs: 40 Dashboard Tools You Can Use | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it

If you are looking to track, monitor, manage and optimize different key social media-related perfomance indicators you probably some kind of dashboard where to do this work.

 

In this well-organized collection by Barry Hurd you can find anything from the very basic to the most sophisticared solutions at your disposal. 

Useful. 8/10

 

Find it all here: http://barryhurd.com/2011/11/10-social-media-dashboards-for-tracking-stuff/ 

 


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7 Things Marketers Should Stop Doing Today | B2B Marketing Insider

7 Things Marketers Should Stop Doing Today | B2B Marketing Insider | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
It's that time of year when a lot of folks like to make resolutions. New beginnings and all that. Well I'm not gonna take the conventional path here.
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Google: 5 things to look for in 2012 - Business - News - ZDNet Australia

Google: 5 things to look for in 2012 - Business - News - ZDNet Australia | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
It may be a measure of Google's dominance that some of the most important events for the company next year will likely take place in courtrooms and government offices.
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10 Collaborative New Years Resolutions

10 Collaborative New Years Resolutions | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
As we approach 2012 I thought I’d create a short post and provide some ideas for collaborative new years resolutions for organizations.
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Retailers Should Invest More in Employees

Retailers Should Invest More in Employees | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe's, visited my Service Operations class at MIT last week. When he mentioned that Trader Joe's invests in its employees a lot more than its competitors do, he was challenged by one of my students: "Isn't it a bad idea to invest in employees in settings like yours where shopping is transactional and can easily be done online?"
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Are We Immune To Viral Marketing?

Are We Immune To Viral Marketing? | Blue Ant Compendium | Scoop.it
Do your friends influence your taste? Not so much, according to a Harvard University study.

The Harvard researchers tracked college stude...
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