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Technology and the New Workplace Currency [Infographic]

SocialFish

Among other findings, the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report revealed: One of every three college students and young employees believes the Internet is  as important as air, water, food, and shelter. The Social Organization Useful Data

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Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

Casey Hopkins asked people to fund his new project to make a better dock for the iPhone. He wanted $75,000 he got $1.5 million. Kickstarter kicks ass. But how does one do that? How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Do you just stick it up on Kickstarter and hope for the best? Here are some steps to look at. Understand the opportunities. Monitor them. Amazing. Media.

Introducing Stephen Tiano: Monday Muse #2

Ari Herzog

Stephen Tiano, a freelance book designer, page compositor, and layout artist, wrote a guest blog post here in February 2009 about his blogging and tweeting and how both contributed to his economic success. introduced Mitch Joel last week and debuted the Monday Muse column. Here is Stephen for the second week. What is your background and how do you participate in the world of the web? began writing fiction as a 4-year-old and gave it up in my early twenties having failed to write a great novel, but only two-and-a-half bad, unpublishable ones. Within that time I majored in English in college.

Is Pinterest Just Another Fad?

Small Business Mavericks

Everywhere I look I see stories about a site called Pinterest. We discussed this site several weeks ago in a post titled Pinterest – A Social Media Site Worth Consideration. Since then, everyone seems to have an opinion about the site, and they all appear to be positive. One wonders how a site that is still in beta and is invitation only could generate such interest; that in itself should have marketers sitting up and taking notice. Of course, Pinterest could be just another fad that will rise quickly and fall just as quickly. There is something about Pinterest that does capture the eye.

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Make Your Team Social-Media-Educated with ProProfs

Idaconcpts

Everywhere one looks, technological advances are changing the ways that we communicate and do business. When training for your team of employees includes the need to have them possess savvy when it comes to social media and its utilization, you can count on ProProfs Training Maker suite to create online training courses aimed at making your team a social media educated one!

The 6 Lifelong Laws of Content Marketing for Agencies

Convince & Convert

Last week I wrote about the 4 (and only 4) possible rationales for agencies to get deep into content marketing. Clearly understanding these rationales is important because content marketing isn’t free. The opportunity costs are significant, which is what we’ll explore in this post. Can agencies truly benefit from a commitment to content (which often carries with it the bonus of getting sharper about their positioning)? Absolutely. But it didn’t come easy, and it didn’t come cheap. The Six Lifelong Laws of Successful Content Marketing for Agencies. Same with MLT Creative.

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Nick Morgan Explains How To Give A Presentation That Changes The World

Twist Image

Episode #292 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. When I got my first offer to speak in front of a large audience, I wasn't sure where to turn for more professional public speaking and presentation skills training. Many names of individuals and organizations were fed my way, but one name that kept rising to the top was Nick Morgan. immediately purchased his book, Give Your Speech, Change The World , and it did - in fact - change my world and perception of what a presentation is really all about. Nick Morgan knows how to get you there.

MOMMY, WE LOVE YOU FOREVER

Myrland Marketing

The newest angel was welcomed to Heaven at 4:35 a.m. on January 15, 2012, when my dear Mom passed away.  My sister and I were Blessed to be holding each of her hands as God took those hands from us, and welcomed her to her forever home. wasn’t sure I was going to write and

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Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Is Your Blog Doing Okay?

ProBlogger

Last week, I told the story of how I achieved my best month ever on DPS. While I used that post as a case study to present some ideas that I hoped you may be able to use on your own blogs, there’s a hidden hitch with that kind of post: it can give you the impression that you should be aiming to triple your revenue each time you hone a promotion on your site. We could take that a step or two further—a post like that could give you the expectation that you should be selling products, or even that you should be monetizing your blog. Is your blog doing okay? Are you doing okay?

Four social applications worth keeping an eye on

Jeff Esposito

Is it me or does it seem like there is a new social network or application that is going to be the next big thing in 2012? For every “surefire hit” like a Pinterest there are two or three Google Waves or Empire Avenues.  It is always hard to read the tea leaves when deciding whether or not to jump in with two feet or sit on the sidelines and let the audiences figure it out. Image -  L O O K.

Twitter + the media = the beginning of the end?

Danny WhatMough

“If the mainstream media are unable to address news stories that are freely available elsewhere, we will look increasingly irrelevant” Paul Dacre, Mail Editor at the Leveson Inquiry. This week, the FA sacked their manager Fabio Capello. Pretty big news. And, when browsing some of the coverage, I was suddenly struck by the role that Twitter played in the reporting of the story.

Apologise like everyone is watching…

The Way of the Web

How do you apologise when you’ve made a serious mistake? wrote about how brands can actually be more successful by admitting imperfections and mistakes last week – and tonight I happened to read a jaw-dropping example of a mistake by a newspaper (via Newspaper Death Watch ). The summary is the photo of an innocent 40-year-old man named Angel Ortiz was used in a front page story about a horrific crime comitted by a 20-year-old with the same, and apparently very common, Spanish name. human response would at least appear online and in search to provide some mitigation. Buffer.

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Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Cartoon comic social media fail