iOS 7

Jun 12, 2013

The new operating system for the iPhone will be revolutionary for the platform. Taking components from once jailbroken iPhones Apple is finally listening to the users.

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/

 

New Video and Photo sharing apps

Jun 4, 2013

The crazy that is iPhone apps has achieved greatness with the two apps Vine and Instagram.

 

Vine:

Vine is a mobile app that enables its users to create and post video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum length of 6 seconds and can be shared or embedded on social networking services such as Twitter—which acquired the app in October 2012—and Facebook.

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10 Free Web Tools To Make Your Own Infographics

Oct 21, 2011

Ever wondered how to make infographics for sharing on your blog, in the classroom, or to simply visualize elaborate bits of data? In this course, you get a crash course in the best tools to do so, regardless of your graphic design ability.

 

Take the Course here

 

 

Beware online “filter bubbles”

Oct 18, 2011

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence:We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. (more…)

What Social Media Users Think of the Hottest Tech Stories

Oct 18, 2011

Get your fingers on the pulse of the social media community with this survey conducted by Lab42.It’ll get you caught up on the hot tech issues of the past couple of weeks.
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Twitter time: List of must haves!

Sep 29, 2011

Here are three tools to help make your Twitter workflow more efficient.
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Getting the most out of LinkedIn

Sep 25, 2011

Provided is a list of sorts to help you get started on LinkedIn so you can get the most out of your profile and connect to people effectively.

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What is social media?

Sep 19, 2011

Social media is an ever-growing and evolving collection of digital tools, platforms and applications that enable us to interact and share information.

Behind the many different definitions available for social media there is one concept that stays the same: social media promotes dialogue. Dialogue between business and consumer. Dialogue between old classmates.  Dialogue between author and audience. Dialogue between elected officials and the voters.
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The top photo sharing and video platforms

Sep 18, 2011

 

Flickr:
 

You can use this photo-sharing site to build awareness and drive traffic to your product pages. If you’re selling hunting rifles or tennis rackets or widgets, you can use Flickr to 1) build awareness for your product and 2) drive people from Flickr to your Web site.
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How Non-Profits Are Using Social Media

Sep 2, 2011

Craigslist founder turned philanthropist Craig Newmark set out to discover which U.S. non-profits were the most effective social media users. (more…)

The Economics of Social Gaming

Aug 24, 2011

1 out of every 5 Americans over the age of six has played an online social game at least once — that’s 56 million people.

 

Fortunately for social game creators, that’s just how much the industry is set to rake in this year. Indeed, it’s big business, and it’s not just for Internet nerds.

 

Zynga alone has 232 million monthly players and nearly $600 million in revenue, and the industry is poised to keep on growing.

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What is social networking?

Aug 21, 2011

 

When I think about social networking I think of the different platforms that make it possible to social network. While the platforms are different in the particulars the main target stays the same.


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Tracking the Twitter Trends

Aug 20, 2011

What are Twitter Trends?

By default tweets are public. Twitter allows you to do keyword, phrase and hashtag searches of these public tweets that allow you to see what other users are saying about specific or general topics in real time.

 

Here are a list of 5 sites that help with tracking the twitter trends around the world.

  1.  Twitter Search
  2. What the Trend?
  3. Trendsmap
  4. Monitter
  5. Hashtags.org

Social Media in Plain English

Aug 20, 2011

Canopy wanted to share this video because we liked  how they showcased the concept and explained social media. We particularly liked the evolution of social media throughout the world that they created. Check it out!

Design Comps

Aug 9, 2011

Design 1:

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Mood Board

Jul 26, 2011


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Rough Proposal

Jul 19, 2011

The Social Media Umbrella

Rough Proposal

Resource Research

Jul 19, 2011

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Chrisbrogan.com is a blog/resource written by Chris Brogan who consults for Fortune 100 and 500 companies on the future of business communications, and social software technologies. His website includes articles written by him that touch Blogging, Book Reviews, Business tips, How to, Human Business skills, Marketing and Social Media. The target audiences are all those looking for successful tips and articles to start blogging and social media and understanding the layout of the World Wide Web from the POV that he specializes in.

Article of interest:  Social Media Power Secret- Listening

I choose this article because it hits on something that is sometimes overlooked when people start to indulge in social media and social media marketing. It is important to listen to and read what it is going on around you and the climate on the internet. I like how this post provides resources to be a better listener.

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Net Magazine is an online blog/resource that targets  web designers and developers. The magazine includes informative articles, tutorials, opinion pieces, interviews from designers that would appeal to their audience.  They update their content and keep everything current.  They have a thriving community and are a legitimate resource.

Article of Interest: Spelling mistakes online ‘cost millions’

I choose this article it is an informative article that stresses the importance of correcting spelling errors on websites. It brings to light that a product’s credibility and reliability can be brought into question just by spelling errors and this correlates with marketing. I think this is a good.

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Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web and analysis of the search engine industry. The website’s target audiences are site owners trying improve their ability to be found in search engines and web designers and developers.  The site provides articles following the trends of what’s going on in SEO world.

Article of Interest:  Why Marketers Must Care About Site Speed

I choose this article because it talks about the importance of the speed of your website load time. They hit on the perception, the website metrics, the competition, and SEO and how they are related to one another. The article provides graphic diagrams to break down the concepts that are being explained. The information is presented in a beginning middle and end format and is easy to follow along.

 

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