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5 Twitter Tools to Enhance Your Marketing

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Are you looking for new and creative ways to use Twitter? Here are 5 lesser-known Twitter tools that your business should be using. Each of these tools ha
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6 Twitter Analytics Tools to Improve Your Marketing

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Do you know if your Twitter marketing is working? Monitoring and analyzing your Twitter projects can be challenging. With the right metrics, you can impro
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So You Think You Have Kred, Huh? Find Out How Much! - Nphinite

So You Think You Have Kred, Huh? Find Out How Much! - Nphinite | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it
Kred is great tool to measure social influence in the different communities. Gain insight on influencers and in depth analytics for the important things.
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Six Letters, Six Tricks for Increasing Your Clicks

Six Letters, Six Tricks for Increasing Your Clicks | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it

What’s the measure of a great headline?


The answer is ridiculously simple. A great headline or title gets the reader to read the next sentence. And then if the next sentence gets the reader to read the following sentence, it too has achieved its objective. And so on. Ultimately, if you made it to the last line of an article or written piece of any kind, the copywriter has succeeded.


For a website copywriter, it all begins with a click. Goal one: entice someone to click. Goal two: keep the reader on your site. I like to call it “click and stick.”


Teasers

The teaser title is a favorite of mine and countless scribes everywhere. When you’re writing a teaser title, you need not get super fancy. Its magic pulling power lies in creating curiosity. Asking a question works wonders.

 

You wnat to know more tricks?

 

Go to the whole article at: http://socialmediatoday.com

Reda All: http://goo.gl/uJRnj

  




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10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning

10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it

Excerpted from long but very interesting article by Master Curator Robin Good:

 

"Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. 

This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.

In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught and the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

 

These factors are:

 

1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized:

New digital literacy skills are of such great importance. They provide the mental tools for individuals to be able to evaluate, assess, filter and organize information in more effective ways than they have done until today.

 

2) A Growing Number of "Open" and Freely Accessible Teaching/Learning Content Hubs:

Learners will soon need some guidance in selecting the most appropriate course, instructor, approach and institution to achieve their goals most effectively.

 

3) From a Static, Unchanging World of Information To a Constantly Changing One:

a) Some of us dedicate their efforts to find, identify, monitor and update which are the most relevant "information sources", hubs or curators in every possible area of interest.

b) We equip our youth and ourselves with appropriate mental tools to be able to carry out such tasks.

 

4) Real-World Information Is Not Held Inside Silos Like Academic Institutions Pretend:

Curation fits in as a more appropriate approach to learning and to prepare for real-world work challenges, by allowing learners to construct meaning by having to research and to understand and to create new relationships between different information-elements.

 

5) Fast-Food Information Consumption In Rapid Decline - Curation Is the New Search:

Google has lost its "mojo". Search results have become increasingly unsatisfactory as they are often polluted by irrelevant, commercially-driven results or by large brands which Google likes to favor over small, independent and - hard to verify - information sources.

Researchers, educators and guides prefer to refer to trusted "curators" of specific information areas rather than to rely on Google-style secret and commercially-driven algorithms.

 

6) The Job Market is Rapidly Changing:

Outside of traditional "professionals" as doctors and engineers, companies recruiting new people are looking more for "skills and experience" than for degrees and certificates.

Today, the job marketplace requires people who can "think". People who can come up with creative solutions to unexpected problems...

Content curation offers a practical and immediately usable approach to help new learners train themselves in developing such very skills.

 

7) Alternative Certification Systems Are Emerging: Open Badges:

Here a few simple ideas.

Move from teaching and certifying to:

a) curating talent - breed new talent by providing motivated learners with the ideal conditions to study, research and develop new ideas.

 

b) curating educational resources for a specific area of interest / language / region / by creating and maintaining highly qualified "learning paths", and providing assistance, specialized training and resources, to those in specific need of it.

 

c) curating human guides, training future curators - by cultivating and supporting the development of skilled information-guides and coaches that possess the skills of a curator and those of a great story-teller.

 

8) Teachers and Professors Can Now Curate Their Own Textbooks:

Academic and independent teaching curators will design new textbook and teaching curriculums / learning paths. They will do so by selecting and pulling together the best and most relevant material in a variety of formats and configurations to satisfy the needs of many different "audiences".

These individuals will create also great collections of exercises, case studies, real-world examples, people's profiles and toolkits to further facilitate the exploration and learning of such topics.

 

9) Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors:

There are now tens of learning marketplaces and platforms that allow anyone to offer and sell courses online. From WiziQ to Udemy the number of alternative services making it possible for anyone to deliver a "professional" course is rapidly increasing.

Today, anyone can become both a "resource", a supplier of content as well as a curator / editor / publisher of new curated content resources such as book collections, expert guides, curated and annotated lists of resources, examples, or templates galleries.

 

10) Growing Demand for Trusted Guidance Over Learning Content and Curricula:

Traditional academic institutions may indeed become trusted curators and guides to the greater universe of information out there, while specializing their efforts for a set of specific areas, needs and communities of interests.

With such abundance and variety (in quality) of educational materials, learners will soon express a growing demand for trusted guides to help them in selecting quality learning guides, sources, hubs and more than anything, curated learning paths and toolkits to explore and learn deeper about a specific topic.

This is where the opportunity for both sides lies."

 

 

Each factor is analyzed with more information, examples and external links. Read full, long and interesting article here:

http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/


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Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime

Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Bitly announced new service called Realtime. It's a social search engine in private beta for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. It allows users to filter searches by keywords, topic, social network, country, target domain, language.

From review article on The Verge:
"Bitly's calling it an "attention ranking engine," and that seems apt in our testing so far. Unlike Twitter's trending topics or the competition, you're able to find out which webpages are most shared, rather than simply the most viral comments on those stories.

As reporters, we're definitely fans of the idea: we can see it being a very useful tool for people who want to know what's interesting right this moment.

Of course, the results are only really useful if Bit.ly gains popularity yet again: Most social networks have their own URL shortener these days..."


Request an invite now and try out it: http://rt.ly

 

More info on Bitly Blog: http://blog.bitly.com/post/28157667321/from-bitly-labs-say-hello-to-realtime

 

Read review article on The Verge: http://j.mp/QYCQXM


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101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013

101 Tweet-Tastic Tools for 2013 | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it
As much as I love Twitter, I have to admit I haven’t seen that familiar blue Twitter home page in quite a while. Why? because although Twitter is amazing, I c ...
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How to Build Social Media Dashboard and Automate Monitoring | ploked.com

How to Build Social Media Dashboard and Automate Monitoring | ploked.com | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it
As a small business owner, I have few digital properties and I believe this to be true for anyone with a little bit of social presence. Digital
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Do You Value Social Influence? PeerIndex Does! | Nphinite

Do You Value Social Influence? PeerIndex Does! | Nphinite | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it
A quick review over the social influence tool, PeerIndex. Check out the features and benefits to using this tool to analyze and evaluate your influence.
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New Social Content Discovery Platform: Ping.it

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Giuseppe Mauriello: I received an invitation some hours ago to join into closed beta test of Ping.it (formerly StormDriver).

It is a social content discovery platform that allows people to ping where they are in the Web right now, locate others in real time, and join them on any page.

 

From About Page:

"Ping.it offers a new way to discover interesting content in a social setting. Instead of leaving updates on social networks, just like notes on a fridge, simply share the experience of discovering content in real time, together. Don’t wait for people to tell you what they’re doing. Instead, take a look at Ping.it and join them on the spot!

 

With Ping.it you can see what pages others are visiting right now. You can also get pinged about the good stuff they find or ping your own discoveries.

 

Ping.it is all about the real-time aspect of the Web. Being aware of where your friends are online is one thing. Another is that you can instantly know what’s hot. In Ping.it you can see how many other users are interacting with a page, and if things get interesting you can get notified and join in the fun!

 

Every ping can be send to a specific topic – and all the people who follow it. This way you will immediately know if a new interesting page was pinged to any topic you follow. You can create your own topics, invite contributors, and together create useful scrapbooks of content. All topics have their own unique URL’s, so that you can share your best collaborations with the outside world.

 

We use cloud-enhanced browsing in order to let you enjoy your favorite content from within Ping.it. Instead of searching for stuff outside and then reporting on your findings through social networks..."

 

 

Try out it / request an invite here: http://ping.it

 

About Page: http://ping.it/Home/About

 

Read more from this Blog Post: http://ping.it/blog/stormdriver-is-now-ping-it/


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Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime

Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime | Social Media Tools | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Bitly announced new service called Realtime. It's a social search engine in private beta for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. It allows users to filter searches by keywords, topic, social network, country, target domain, language.

From review article on The Verge:
"Bitly's calling it an "attention ranking engine," and that seems apt in our testing so far. Unlike Twitter's trending topics or the competition, you're able to find out which webpages are most shared, rather than simply the most viral comments on those stories.

As reporters, we're definitely fans of the idea: we can see it being a very useful tool for people who want to know what's interesting right this moment.

Of course, the results are only really useful if Bit.ly gains popularity yet again: Most social networks have their own URL shortener these days..."


Request an invite now and try out it: http://rt.ly

 

More info on Bitly Blog: http://blog.bitly.com/post/28157667321/from-bitly-labs-say-hello-to-realtime

 

Read review article on The Verge: http://j.mp/QYCQXM


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