Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. But equally interesting to me is the Badges for Lifelong Learning concept–acquiring badges from online learning venues as proof of a learned concept.

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Twitter Adds Featured Stickers Based on AMC’s The Walking Dead

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter released new featured stickers based on AMC television series The Walking Dead. From there, users can choose from four new stickers in The Walking Dead category, including a motorcycle and a sheriff’s badge. Fend off Walkers with featured @WalkingDead_AMC #Stickers ! Twitter released its stickers feature earlier this year.

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Twitter Creates a New Tool for Brands and Snapchat is Changing up Their Game | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Twitter is also beta testing a ‘Most Responsive’ badge and a ‘Featured tab’ on select brand pages, for mobile and web. Additionally, Twitter is testing a ‘Featured Tweets’ tab that displays tweets curated by the account owner.

8 Powerful Features to Help You Use Buffer to the Fullest

Buffer Social

In this post, I’d love to show you exactly how you can use Buffer to its fullest potential with eight powerful and easy-to-use features. Use Buffer’s Calendar feature to plan content ahead of time and feel confident knowing your profiles are packed for the upcoming days.

The Vanity of New Metrics

Geoff Livingston

You can see this already with leaderboards and badges for social giving, fitness apps, and more. ” Or badges on their blog. Consider school grades, attendance reports, boy and girl scout badges, colored belts for martial arts, etc. Featured image by Jo.

The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics. Keep your badges to yourself, or show them off to your friends.

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A 12 Word Social Media Policy


Simply putting “find me on Facebook” or “follow me on Twitter” badges on your website does not equate with health care social media. Featured From the Trenches Implementation Risk and Social Media

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification. Featured Industry Insider Social Learning Useful Data

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

When Foursquare users were being called “douchebags&# for updating their Facebook and Twitter status with their location, Foursquare brought out a much sought-after badge called… you guessed it… the Douchebag badge.

Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video

SocialTimes Twitter

With this update, live 360 videos are marked with a special “Live 360” badge. Periscope said live 360 broadcasts are being tested “with a small group of partners,” and the feature will roll out to additional users in the future.

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3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Offer guest blogging opportunities, appoint social ambassadors, and provide website banners and badges to show support. Cool Social Tools Featured Industry Insider Open Community Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Collectibles buy an account and get special badges like the Pro badge above. Or Foursquare style reward badges – most retweeted, most linked. Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions.

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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

A popular tactic among publishers is forming partnerships to feature various link modules on each other’s sites. Widgets and badges. Utilizing various forms of widgets and badges is a tactic more often used by other types of businesses, but it is applicable to publishers too.

How Video Can Replace Student Textbooks

Ari Herzog

This Feature Friday article is written by Charles Sipe. Salman Khan is currently using game mechanics to increase student engagement and motivation by awarding badges for specific accomplishments. Features YoutubePhoto credit: dave.

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Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps


For Lead Collecting: Badge Scanner Apps. Look for one that includes a badge scanning feature; if a person is interested in your product, simply scan their badge and add their name to a lead collection list. Heading out to a big tradeshow soon?

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Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More

Jason Yormark

Another great feature is Lanyrd’s ability to comb through your Twitter followers and suggest shows you might be interested in. All in all, it’s a great start and I would imagine their are many more features around the corner. I’d love to see a more user friendly badge feature to give bloggers an easy way to implement dynamic content to their sites regarding their conference participation.

Journalism 101, Facebook-Style

SocialTimes Facebook

The “Getting Started” course seeks to answer all of those questions and covers key steps for building out a professional journalistic voice on the platform, including how to apply for the Facebook blue badge that indicates verification.

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

I’m drowning in a sea of “I’m at Panera Bread (Free wifi FTW).&# I can hardly wait for the Facebook geolocation feature to roll out soon (cue: sarcasm). No badge, no mayorship, no virtual prize, no free sandwich is worth it.

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18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

Twitter Cards help your Tweets stand out in your followers’ timeline by adding images, a call to action or other features regular Tweets don’t have. Twitter Cards Meta takes care of the technical side of integrating the feature into your site. New Google Plus Badge Widget.

Better Homes and Gardens, Use Pinterest For Thanksgiving Holiday Promotion

The Realtime Report

A prize of up to $5,000 for readers who create a “Best Thanksgiving Ever” Pinterest board, pin the official badge of the campaign, and pin at least four other Thanksgiving photos inspired by Better Homes and Gardens or

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How to Unlock the Key to Instagram Engagement

Peg Fitzpatrick

Tailwind for Instagram leverages the intelligence-powered features that have helped marketers improve ROI with Tailwind for Pinterest , including a smart schedule which analyzes when followers are most active online to generate an ideal posting schedule.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks


Pages Badge Application. Insights Badge Application. Ads Badge Application. Report an Issue With Location Features. Settings and features. Report an issue, suggest a feature, or send feedback.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


Small World Labs Community is an extensive and adaptable online community platform for nonprofits and associations , with features that can be easily customized to map to the challenges and opportunities facing your nonprofit or association. Badges.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Plant +1 badges on all your assets to take advantage of the Direct Connect tool that automatically brings customers and prospects searching in your category to your page.” ” He also explains how some features of Google+ are part of the problem.

How to get your content shared on Google+

Janet Fouts

A couple of weeks ago Google added a new feature to Google Plus called “ Ripples “ The idea is to give you an idea of how posts are being shared and what the effect of that post is on your network or the network of the person who posted it.

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12 Steps to Producing a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. Send a Thank You Note and a Badge. Our team updates the creative each week to feature the new guest.

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Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices


After all, multimedia features can provide visual or auditory impact that grabs attention on a full newsfeed. One of the unique features of peer-to-peer fundraising is its ability to foster friendly competition among your supporters. Badges.

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Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Buffer Social

My favorite feature—and one I’m always stoked to see!—is is the Top Tweet/Top Post badge that pops up when an update goes above and beyond the average performance. The robust features at Cyfe let you create a custom dashboard filled with stats from dozens of marketing tools.

Social Media Updates: May


Instagram Introduces New Analytics : In a bid to helping small businesses make the most of their Instagram marketing, the network developed new business profiles with an amazing new feature: Instagram analytics. Have a verified badge to let know the Page is authentic.

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

Buffer Social

If you want to get your profile even more optimized, you can use the Pinned Tweet feature to pin a tweet to the top of your profile page. Profile theme or template ( new feature from Facebook! ). Connect your Instagram via Foursquare to turn on this feature.

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

As many cool new features as there are with the new Google+ pages there are an equal number of questions popping up from my clients. Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Some say it’s only for geeks and others say it’s a waste of time.

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How to Produce a Podcast

Convince & Convert

Here’s a finished Social Pros podcast, featuring Adam Buchanan from Cabela’s. Here’s a finished Content Pros podcast, featuring Jason Miller from Linkedin. We also send guests a digital “badge” that they can use on their personal website or blog.

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4 Social Media Tactics That Are Going Away Like the Landline

Convince & Convert

Of all the features on Twitter, the retweet may have been the most influential in driving early growth and long term success. Once upon a time, the number of connections you had on LinkedIn was a badge of honor. Do you remember when everyone had a landline?

On Creativity and Content

Waxing UnLyrical

I love Mark Schaefer’s {growtoons} , Ken Mueller featuring The Social Life of Frank and Linh and get a kick out of Jeff Esposito sharing his pick for cartoon of the day. Before I go any further, today is India’s Republic Day.

Social Media Updates: August


Responsive Pages: Have you seen this badge on your Page yet? Pages that respond to 90% of messages and have a median response time of less than five minutes will now have a “Very responsive to messages” badge on their profiles.

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The Psychology of Marketing: 18 Ways to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Results

Buffer Social

Honored to be featured”. Ambassadors would usually “wear” their ambassador badge proudly on their social media bio and include any branded hashtag in the relevant social media posts. Celebrity social proof: Feature a celebrity or micro-influencer endorsing your product.

Facebook Fan Page vs. Profile: Know the Difference

Sprout Social

A platform as massive as Facebook is bound to have some confusion around its features and functionality. And with so many moving parts, marketers may find it challenging to decipher which features are best for their business. Features Available for Fan Pages.

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My Favorite Instagram Timesaving Tips (that you can borrow)

agora pulse

Agorapulse also has a calendar feature with the same drag-and-drop simplicity for rearranging content. In addition to scheduling, you can use the “queue” feature and the tool will auto-schedule content for you (much like what Buffer does for Twitter).

Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

Convince & Convert

badges. CEO Tom Chernaik , the company has an array of new features just around the corner, including visual disclosure badges to insert into blog posts. The sliding scale is based on customization of badges, and API access.

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Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

The Norton badge works totally fine (it is a pop-up with security information like most privacy badges) so there’s really no need for the link. in my business names) and came across a great feature in their latest issue.