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50 Years of Visionary Sci-Fi Computer Interfaces

Cool Infographics - Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

The 50 Years of Visionary Sci-Fi Computer Interfaces infographics from Glow New Media does a great job of visually showing you how sci-fi movies and tv shows predict we will interact with computers.

Science fiction imagines the future. This amazing infographic brings together 50 years of SciFi in movies and shows us how our imagination leads us into the future of computer interface design. Enjoy!

This infographic isn’t visualizing any data, it’s just showing the visual shots of how we might interface with computers.  So have already happened, like mobile devices from Quantum Leap, and others are still very speculative, like Tron’s Human Computer Convergence.

Thanks to David for sending in the link!

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6 Nonprofit Organizations with Super Successful Online Communities

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00
The low-down on six non profits doing incredible things thanks to their success with online community. Their donors, supporters, volunteers, and activists are moving, shaking, connecting and making it happen thanks to these rich and vibrant communities.
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Content Marketing for Midsized Companies: Whom to Target, What to Create

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00
Customers and markets can change very quickly; agile and sophisticated software technologies, processes and creative practices are needed to grow and sustain positive customer relationships. Content marketing is an integral part of what it takes to positively engage customers on any channel at any time.
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Be a Storyteller: Add Context to Your Content

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00
Context is all about who you are, who you want to be, and who you want to associate yourself with. Essentially, adding context can help create a whole new world – or story – out of a single product.
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BuzzSumo: One Content Discovery Tool to Rule Them All?

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 10:00
BuzzSumo is a content search engine that I guarantee will change how you find your content and the way you look at content discovery in general. It is extremely easy to use and yet very powerful, which is why it should be a tool that you get familiar with sooner rather than later.
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The Future of Marketing Is Semantic: Invisible Meaning

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:00
Contextual, semantic…After a while they all start to sound a bit like an MBA dissertation and less like a critical marketing topic. However, do not, for a minute, kid yourself or allow the buzzwords to distract you from the seismic shift that is taking place. Let’s choose a new word: Conversation.
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Humanize Your Brand with Buyer Personas

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:00
When we speak of buyer personas as humanistic understanding, we speak to understanding who buyers are, what goals motivate their actions, how they behave, how they think, why they make the choices they do, what influences them, and what emotional behaviors impact their decisions. We want to understand the human experience contextually, the scenarios where they unfold, and the mental models buyers use.
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Social Media Marketing: Staying Up on Trends

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:00
Between searching for stellar items to post for our clients and occasionally ending up down a YouTube rabbit hole, a lot of the other content can almost become like white noise. You’re seeing it, but you’re not really seeing it. Your brain is done.
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Meet DeShelia Spann, Speaker at 2014 Employee Advocacy Summit

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:00
DeShelia Spann, a speaker at the upcoming Employee Advocacy Summit in September, shares how to take it to the next level and keep employees engaged. See you in Atlanta!
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To Small Businesses that Want to Gain New Social Media Followers But Can’t Get Started

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:00
Attracting social media fans is difficult when you’re a smaller company. You have a smaller online reach and advertising budget. To overcome these challenges, you can use cost-effective approaches such as hosting a networking event, inviting blog reviews, partnering with social media users, or leveraging co-content marketing to gain new social followers without having a strong brand presence or putting a hole through your wallet.
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Social Startups: Klooff Takes the 'Pet' Peeve Out of Social Media

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 04:00
We're friends on Facebook, but that does not mean I need my news feed bombarded with selfies of your four-legged friend. How many faces and poses can an animal really make? So why isn't there a place for pet parents to freely post pictures of their furry critters without bothering their friends?’ That’s what ran through the mind of Alejandro Russo, CEO and co-founder of Klooff, the leading pet photo and video-sharing startup.
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How to Use Google+ to Your Advantage

Social Media Today - Wed, 2014-08-13 04:00
Google+ is the constantly being picked on, but it still have value! Below are some of the uses that are indeed helpful to brands and businesses.
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Social Advocacy & Politics: An Advocacy Tool Review of Countable

Social Media Today - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:06
Countable is a new phone app designed to provide an engaging way to learn about bills and Congress and take positions on them. Bart Myers, founder and CEO of Countable, explains, “We found that there was a huge disconnect between politics and people, with few resources for the average citizen to keep up with what's going on in Congress and what kind of legislation is being passed."
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Social Advocacy & Politics: An Advocacy Tool Review of Countable

Social Media Today - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:06
Countable is a new phone app designed to provide an engaging way to learn about bills and Congress and take positions on them. Bart May, Founder and CEO of Countable, explains, “We found that there was a huge disconnect between politics and people, with few resources for the average citizen to keep up with what's going on in Congress and what kind of legislation is being passed."
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Introducing Drone-vertising

Digital Buzz Blog - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:38
Well, it didn’t take long… Advertising, Cat-vertising and now Drone-vertising. I guess it was always coming to a hype video somewhere on the internet, but weirdly it doesn’t seem to be a spoof, and that it actually took place as Russia’s first “drone-vertising” campaign for ‘Wokker’, using drones to show off the fast food company’s [...] Related posts:
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  3. Introducing The New MySpace
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Charting Culture: 2000 Years of Cultural History in 5 Minutes

Information Aesthetics - Tue, 2014-08-12 18:59


Charting Culture [nature.com] shows the geographical movements of over 120,000 individuals who were notable enough in their life-times that the dates and locations of their births and deaths were recorded.

The animation commences around 600 bc and ends in 2012, and tracks the life of people like Leonardo da Vinci or Jett Travolta -- son of the actor John Travolta. It presents each person's birth place as a blue dot and their death as a red dot. Developed by Mauro Martino, research manager of the Cognitive Visualization Lab in IBM's Watson Group, the animated map is based on data retrieved from the Google-owned knowledge base, Freebase, a community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things.

More scientific information can be found in the Science paper "A network framework of cultural history", which was spearheaded by Maximilian Schich and his team.

Watch the movie below.

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Use These 2 Social Networks to Tackle the World's Largest eCommerce Market

Social Media Today - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:28
China has recently surpassed the US to become the world’s largest eCommerce market and will maintain this leadership position for the next while. You can use two most popular Chinese social networks, WeChat and Weibo, to penetrate this market.
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Use These 2 Social Networks to Tackle the World's Largest eCommerce Market

Social Media Today - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:28
China has recently surpassed the US to become the world’s largest eCommerce market and will maintain this leadership position for the next while. You can use two most popular Chinese social networks, WeChat and Weibo, to penetrate this market.
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What Does the Rise of Mobile Mean for Businesses?

Social Media Today - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:00
It is becoming clear that mobile computing is slowly surpassing desktop PC/Mac usage, with 55% of consumers now conducting their online browsing via their mobile devices. The shift towards mobile computing is changing the digital landscape, and subsequently forcing digital marketers and advertisers to evolve and be actively present where their consumers are.
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How Content Marketing Is Reinventing the Dreaded Job Search

Social Media Today - Tue, 2014-08-12 14:00
Between the economic slump, too many overqualified kids gunning for mid-level positions and social media missteps, finding a new career is a pain. The paradox is that there are so many resources out there that should be helping job-hunters find new careers. There’s Monster, Craigslist and a dozen others that post open positions all the time. You can search them by location, salary, skills — it’s easy to find open jobs, but why is it so hard to get that interview?
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