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From Pinterest to Himterest: what do men want in a dude board? | Rhik Samadder

From Pinterest to Himterest: what do men want in a dude board? | Rhik Samadder | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
Rhik Samadder: Pinterest is now appealing to more male users, with a gendered search feature. Here’s some dude stuff – and beards – that might tickle the masculine fancy
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iTest

iTest | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
With one of the main strands of the project revolving around technology, it is no surprise that some of our work has ties to the Digital Literacy project, CASCADE.  One such instance is the develop...
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The Beginner's Guide To Creating Digital Portfolios - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Creating Digital Portfolios - Edudemic | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
Last week on the Connected Student Series, I discussed the ‘why’ of digital portfolios. It is imperative that in 2014, students be able to curate, archive and expand on the work they are producing in class.
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Storytelling in 2014

The attention of the consumer has changed, so why hasn't the attention of the marketers? Learn to communicate with your consumers like the year that it actually
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8 Ways to Improve Your Moodle Module Page | Technology & Educational Development

8 Ways to Improve Your Moodle Module Page | Technology & Educational Development | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
A good practice guide for staff on how to set-up a Moodle Module page to make it easier for students to navigate, locate items and complete activities. We
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Great advice! Blog post pushed my way via @solentroger :)

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Donald Clark Plan B: Good, bad and ugly: 7 critics of social media

Donald Clark Plan B: Good, bad and ugly: 7 critics of social media | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
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Help Create a Web Literate Planet With The Mozilla Web Literacies (#weblitstd)

Help Create a Web Literate Planet With The Mozilla Web Literacies (#weblitstd) | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
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Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives

Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it

"Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives is the latest research report from Common Sense Media's Program for the Study of Children and Media. We surveyed over 1,000 13- to 17-year-olds nationally to understand how they perceive social media (like Facebook and Twitter) affects their relationships and feelings about themselves."


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Steph Alexandra's curator insight, August 25, 2014 7:28 PM

"For the vast majority of teens, social and other digital communications media are a daily part of life."

 

Again, this statistic report shows the popularity of public profiling among teens from 13-17 years. 91% of teens have experience using social media, and 51% of teens use a social networking site daily. With such statistics we can consider the social pressures and influence that virtual communication and public profiling has on the younger generation. Though this article doesn't look at the positives and negatives of social media interaction for this particular age group, it is clear to see that having an active public profile on the web is common, if not expected of the younger generation, for the purpose of communication and web literacy. 

 

In understanding how a younger generation operates and interprets public profiling, is to gain a better understanding of web systems, their function and purpose, and of the direction of today's society. 

Amethyst Mayer's curator insight, December 27, 2014 3:50 AM

This article provides insight obtained by research, on how teenagers in America perceive and use the internet regarding social media.

Erica Laing's curator insight, December 29, 2014 1:21 AM

Very interesting study on how teens view their social media accounts and online identity.

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it

"Discovering content is the easy part. Managing it all is the challenge.

 

The gallery below by Shirley Williams is a strong collection of tools to better discover, manage, and share digital content. And with the imminent death of Google Reader, several of these apps could help fill that huge hole (though not the one in your heart)."


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John Evans's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:03 AM

My favourites are still Scoop.it and Diigo (Literacy with ICT Group) https://groups.diigo.com/group/LitwICT ;

John Evans's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:04 AM

My favourites are still Scoop.it and Diigo (Literacy with ICT Group) https://groups.diigo.com/group/LitwICT ;

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101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication - Silk

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication - Silk | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
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101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication - via @jpodcaster
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With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water

With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
This morning, Facebook is announcing a new standalone iPhone app called Paper. Contrary to earlier rumors, it's much more than just a news-reading app — it's a complete reimagining of Facebook...
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Is social media ruining your university experience?

Is social media ruining your university experience? | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
Whether it’s adding your new flatmates on Facebook, creating a LinkedIn profile in pre-graduation panic or receiving a disheartening 3/10 on "Rate Your Shag", all students’ experience of university has been affected in some small way by social media.
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Why am I banned from following my teachers on Facebook and Twitter?

Why am I banned from following my teachers on Facebook and Twitter? | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
Pupil-teacher interaction outside of the classroom is fraught with dangers, but Lizzie Deane, 16, can't understand why her Manchester school doesn't embrace social media
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How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox

How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
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David Hain's comment, September 16, 2013 3:46 AM
Could only find the page, Marty - not how to create it? Did I miss something?
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:42 PM
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Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive. 

Here's How...

1. Create a newsletter using the Manage > Create A Newsletter

 

2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.

 

3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.

 

4. Click on the HTML file. A window pops up, click on OPEN in lower right corner. 

 

5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:

https://googledrive.com/host/0B0eG3a8zValDQjl6aldwQlJMNDg/email%203.html ;

Next figuring out how to add a Call To Action and subscription code.  BTW, Unbounce charges $700 a year to host landing pages :). 

 

Also works on DropBox. 

The Free Alternative
The interesting question is could you create a web marketing business with NO money for websites or blogs? Yes is the answer to that question. By using free tools such as Google Drive, Scoop.it and Blogger or WordPress you could create a business without paying anything to web development. 

You might find that business is limited in scale, but so what. Your cost is  limited to your sweat equity to create a revenue stream and THEN buy the website improvements you need to go to the next level. I just build a MagentoGo store (Story of Cancer Store: http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/ ;) and the same thing is ALMOST true for Ecom.

 

Between Storify, Volusion and Magento you can create a store for sweat equity + $500 (give or take). My little store has already made $130 inside of its first month so well on its way to paying for its serving costs. 

The ultimate lesson of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing is DO NOTHING until it is worth the investment to do so :). 

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11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience

11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it
We did a little recon and found quite a few Chrome Extensions that impact and enhance the way we use social media.
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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Getting Started with Twitter for your PLN (Updated)

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Getting Started with Twitter for your PLN (Updated) | Useful Web Tools & Social Media | Scoop.it

"This article answers 5 questions about Twitter and helps you get started with building your Professional Learning Network (PLN). "


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