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“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.” – Erin Bury
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Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world

Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Why on earth would anyone want to unplug from the digital world? This infographic offers some suggestions why and how to do it, though it’s hard to underst
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:52 PM

This is an excellent infographic. It is interesting the way technology is used to unplug.

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Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with Mummify.it

Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with Mummify.it | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Until now, the only way to avoid the threat of broken links was to avoid them alltogether, and the only way to preserve online content was with screenshots and caches, alternatives that are never as good as the real thing: a working link pointing to a working webpage. That is where Mummify comes in. Scroll down to see how it works.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:30 AM

Sometimes you need an archive of a site. Gret for slow bandwidth areas when you just want to show an aspect of a site. Here is how.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:30 AM

A useful addition to the digital curator's toolkit.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:24 AM

When you Mummify a webpage—a news article, blog post, photo or tweet, for example— we make a permanent copy and back it up in the cloud. We then give you a new URL that looks like this: http://mummify.it/2452862


Mummify is free up to 100 mummies a month. If you need to Mummify more than 100 pages in a given month you can purchase 50 more for $5.
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Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong?

Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

With all of the algorithm updates Google has been releasing, have you ever wondered if you are keeping up with them?

 

From Panda to Penguin to now Hummingbird, the updates aren’t stopping. Having all of these animal names as algorithm updates isn’t helping either.

 

Because of this, I decided to create a free website analyzer that will crawl your site and tell you the specific things you need to fix. All you have to do is go to http://www.quicksprout.com and enter in your URL.

 

Here’s what the website analyzer will do for you:  http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/10/10/are-you-doing-your-seo-wrong/

 

 


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Sameep Shah's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:52 PM

Very nice tool for analyzing a website's SEO!

matteobodi's comment, October 16, 2013 5:26 AM
THanks, very useful!!!
harish magan's comment, October 16, 2013 8:57 AM
It is very informative indeed !!
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55 Fresh & Creative WordPress Website Designs

55 Fresh & Creative WordPress Website Designs | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

 

WordPress is known as the best blogging platform for a reason. Statistics show that WordPress runs 17.4% of all the websites globally, which means, the content management system holds a market share of 54.5% and that is enough to rate it as the most popular choice.

 
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Now anyone can find you on Facebook -- no matter what - CNET

Now anyone can find you on Facebook -- no matter what - CNET | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

ReadWrite Now anyone can find you on Facebook -- no matter what CNET "For the small percentage of people still using the setting, they will see reminders about it being removed in the coming weeks," Facebook announced in a blog post on the change.


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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:58 AM

You can run, but you can't hide on Facebook. Probably nobody was using the Search privacy setting because nobody knew about it. Now you don't have a choice.

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5 Easy Steps To Creating A Shareable Infographic

5 Easy Steps To Creating A Shareable Infographic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a tech-savvy designer to make this great marketing tool.
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Infographics offer a great marketing opportunity for your business to share a key message or information in a more visual format. The good news for small-business owners with limited tech skills or limited tech staff is that they aren't as complex to create as they once were. With tools like Infogram, Visual.ly and Piktochart, there's no excuse not to experiment with creating an infographic for marketing your business today.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:10 AM

Infographics offer a great marketing opportunity for your business to share a key message or information in a more visual format.

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How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this quickly and easily.

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Best Tools for Fact-Checking, Vetting and Verifying News Online: Verification Junkie

Best Tools for Fact-Checking, Vetting and Verifying News Online: Verification Junkie | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"Verification Junkie is an excellent free online resource curating the most relevant tools for fact-checking and verification of online content.

For each tool collected, Josh Stearns has provided a detailed description, and relevant links..."

Read full Robin Good's insight below.

 

Check out it: http://verificationjunkie.com

 


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Alessandro Mazzoli's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:30 PM

Risorsa utile ( e gratuita) per il Fact-Checking

William A Richardson's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:48 AM

General useful tools?

Ruveanna Hambrick's curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:53 PM

This has great resources and has different multi-media links that are great for crap-detecting.

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Leaders, Drop Your Masks

Leaders, Drop Your Masks | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Authenticity requires you to be vulnerable.

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(From the article) : There two main ways in which leaders wear masks. Some conceal their perceived inadequacies and flaws behind the polished facade we have come to expect of “great” leaders, a bit like the Phantom from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic musical The Phantom of the Opera. Others take on a new persona at work that they feel is necessary for success, much like Jim Carrey’s character Stanley Ipkiss in the movie The Mask, who transforms into a flamboyant green superhero. Both types of mask undermine trust and effectiveness. They also create inner conflict, as leaders struggle to align their work and home lives. 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:34 PM

One has to reveal who one is in the real world and increasingly, I hope, in the virtual world.

donhornsby's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:51 AM

(From the article): There two main ways in which leaders wear masks. Some conceal their perceived inadequacies and flaws behind the polished facade we have come to expect of “great” leaders, a bit like the Phantom from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic musical The Phantom of the Opera. Others take on a new persona at work that they feel is necessary for success, much like Jim Carrey’s character Stanley Ipkiss in the movie The Mask, who transforms into a flamboyant green superhero. Both types of mask undermine trust and effectiveness. They also create inner conflict, as leaders struggle to align their work and home lives. 

Annette Swann's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:43 PM

Great, fun video included in the article

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The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum

The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"Steve Rosenbaum (the author of Curation Nation) strikes some pretty powerful chords that fully resonate with my vision and expectations about the future of content curation.

 

On the assumption that "The speed, scale, and number of distinct elements of produced content will double every 24 months." (call it Rosenbaum law) he rightly asserts that, as if there was already enough content, we are going to be literally inundated by tons of it soon..."


Read full Robin Good's insight below.

Full article: http://www.thevideoink.com/features/voices/the-coming-age-of-the-curation-economy-building-context-around-content/ ;

 


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:09 PM

Makes sense to me.

Julie Groom's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:48 AM

Curating - how to manage it. And curation experts already exist - they're called Librarians!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 12:29 PM
The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum
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How to Market your Content on Google Plus - Jeffbullas's Blog

How to Market your Content on Google Plus - Jeffbullas's Blog | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Google+ is not a Facebook competitor. It uses content and social proof to improve search. Here are 4 case studies of how to market your content on Google plus
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Here are 5 principles to keep in mind when creating, publishing and promoting content on Google+.
Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/09/23/how-to-market-your-content-on-google-plus/#EflqKl7QBUZqYKOK.99

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3 Strategies to Avoid a Pinterest Identity Crisis

3 Strategies to Avoid a Pinterest Identity Crisis | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder why despite having a number of Pinterest pins and re-pins, your follower numbers and engagement do not seem to be as impressive at all? Ever heard of Pinterest identity crisis? F...

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Charming Website Designs with Minimal Coloring: Best Practice

Charming Website Designs with Minimal Coloring: Best Practice | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
The approach of using a color differentiation is the simplest way to establish a focal point on a chosen part of a screen as well as guide the user's eye directly to key blocks, break the monotonous content flow into digestible parts, and naturally...

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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:37 PM

Never heard of it - must be worth sharing :)

Robin Good's insight:Introducing content curation to someone who doesn't know anything about it is not always an easy task. There are so many different articles, opinions, definitions and recommendations about content curation that it is quite difficult for someone just getting familiar with the topic, to easily find out where to start and what to trust. To help out anyone needing to support the explanation of content curation to others, here are five comprehensive resource collections I have put together over the course of the last year. 1) Content Curation - Definitions a collection of the best and most useful definitions of what content curation is http://bundlr.com/b/content-curation-definition 2) Content Curation - What is it? Video Intros 30+ short video clips that introduce the need, practice and purpose of content curation http://huzzaz.com/collection/content-curation-what-is-it 3) Content Curation Visualized 110+ infographics, visuals, illustrations and diagrams explaining what content curation is www.pinterest.com/robingood/content-curation-visualized/ 4) Content Curation Tools Directory - Tools Directory 100+ of the best content curation tools organized in a directory for immediate access http://contentcuration.zeef.com/ 5) Content Curation Tools Supermap - Tools Collection 600+ content curation, discovery, filtering and publishing tools organized by categories for doing content curation http://bit.ly/ContentCurationToolsSupermap All free to use and share.
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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

This link is invaluable to support an understanding of content curation. 

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10 Tips for Tactical Tweeting

10 Tips for Tactical Tweeting | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Constantly advancing technology affords individuals and brands the opportunity to find new ways to connect, build trust, and share great content.

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Google Is Hiding Your Website’s Keywords – What Can Be Done? - Business 2 Community

Google Is Hiding Your Website’s Keywords – What Can Be Done? - Business 2 Community | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

As someone who’s been in web analytics and search engine optimization for well over a decade, I’ve got to admit I’m a little sad that Google is hiding organic keyword information.
These are the words that people actually use in searches to find your website.  I’ve always found this information very insightful and it’s traditionally the first report I go to when looking at the analytics of a website for the first time.  Google has now rendered this report practically useless.


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The Death Of Social ROI — Companies Are Starting To Drop The Idea That They Can Track Social Media's Dollar Value

The Death Of Social ROI — Companies Are Starting To Drop The Idea That They Can Track Social Media's Dollar Value | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
The myths and realities behind ROI on social media.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:49 AM

Many brands are moving away from metrics that purport to measure ROI on social media. 


They've realized that social media isn't a transactional engine or sales machine, so they're dropping half-baked indicators that gauge secondary effects, such as financial return.

Instead, the new metrics evaluate social media strategies in terms of audience-building, brand awareness, and customer relations. 



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-myth-of-social-roi-2013-10#ixzz2hNyyI7Za

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From Now On, No One On Facebook Can Hide From You (Unless They Block You)

From Now On, No One On Facebook Can Hide From You (Unless They Block You) | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Mwah ha ha. People can't hide from you on Facebook any more (unless they block you).

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:41 AM

 

Make sure your privacy settings are on lock-down. The best way to test that they are is to use Facebook’s “View As” feature to see what a stranger can see when they look at your profile.


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Google Authorship for SEO: What You Need to Know

Google Authorship for SEO: What You Need to Know | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
If you are just starting out with Google Authorship for your SEO efforts, you want to make sure that you will be able to get the best out of it.

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Social Brands Just Don’t Sprout Overnight

Social Brands Just Don’t Sprout Overnight | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Ever notice how once you discover something it starts showing up all around you? It seems like for some brands social media has all of a sudden blossomed into this new and incredible marketing medium.

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shivani's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:47 AM

nice.

Guifred ElPelos's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:17 AM

Article vraiment important

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Why social media is not about social media

Why social media is not about social media | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

If you’re an executive who’s still uncertain about using social media for business, here’s a compelling reason to consider it: almost two billion consumers already do.


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If you’re an executive who’s still uncertain about using social media for business, here’s a compelling reason to consider it: almost two billion consumers already do.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:53 AM

Excellent article by Dionne Lew on the impact of social media on business and the necessity for executives to get out of their comfort zones when it comes to using the social web strategically. 

 

From the post:

 

A recent two-year joint study by Capgemini and MIT Sloan of almost 400 firms found that businesses who are more digitally mature, or ‘digirati’ as the report calls them, have a clear digital advantage over their less mature peers. This trend applies to every industry. 

The report found that digirati were:

26% more profitable than their less mature peers;Generate 9% more revenue through their employees and physical assets;Generate 12% higher market valuation ratios.
donhornsby's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:18 AM

A disconnect is that many leaders continue to think about social media as a channel, specifically for communications or sales. But its reach is far greater. 

What social media, like technology, delivers is an expectation that cannot necessarily be delivered under legacy business structures: immediacy. 

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95 Social Media Content Ideas | The Content Authority

95 Social Media Content Ideas | The Content Authority | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you struggling when it comes to generating social media content ideas? Find out how you can jumpstart the process and make your content more engaging.

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Think you're a social media expert? 10 reasons why you're wrong

Think you're a social media expert? 10 reasons why you're wrong | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Social media has been trending for a couple of years now and there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of it, but please don’t give the industry a bad name.

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If you are into social media and you are calling yourself a “guru”, do you really understand what you are doing and can you really deliver results? You are not a social media “guru” if you have the ability to create a Facebook business page, Twitter account, and have a couple of social media apps on your smartphone.

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:35 AM

Same old song about self-proclaimed social media experts. However, a lot of people still haven't read the memo. ;-)

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How Sports Fans Engage With Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

How Sports Fans Engage With Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Nearly 70% of sports fans who follow brands on social media are willing to take additional action, including purchasing, commenting or sharing brand content, according to IMG’s 2013 Catalyst Fan Engagement Study.


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Social Media: An Occupation on the Rise (Infographic)

Social Media: An Occupation on the Rise (Infographic) | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Social media managers, strategists and editors are springing up in practically every sector. According to LinkedIn, social media positions have increased on its network by 1,357% since 2010. (Love the infographic.

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