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Google+

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th October 2014

How to Use Google+ Profiles and Pages for Better Visibility

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/google-plus-profiles-pages-for-better-visibility/

G+

#1: Claim a Custom URL

#2: Optimize for Search

#3: Leverage Personal Audiences

Don’t be afraid to use your personal Google+ profile for business. When leveraged well, it’s a powerful tool!

With your Google+ page and profile optimized, you’re well-positioned to consistentlybuild and engage your audiences over time. Actively participating and sharing content on Google+ is key to long-term success, so make sure your posts stand out from the crowd by maximizing engagement.

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Google+

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th October 2014

5 THings Google+ Does Better then Facebook and Twitter

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/83949980529528001/

G+

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Ebola and Africa in visual context

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th October 2014

http://www.symplur.com/blog/ebola-social-media-first-look-facts/Ebola on social media shows some revealing insights

http://www.takepart.com/photos/maps-africa-population-income-electrification-water-food/?cmpid=tp-fb-tpw-justice-adAfrica in context

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building a brand with social media

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th October 2014

Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

http://www.copyblogger.com/bye-facebook/

Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work?

See, Copyblogger’s main focus is serving its audience. And if that audience wasn’t engaging on Facebook, then there was no real reason for us to pour energy into it. That’s energy we can put into other areas — ones you appreciate more.

We all might love Facebook for a wide variety of reasons, but that means jack if our audiences don’t interact with us on Facebook.

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Instagram apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th October 2014

9 Hot Mobile Apps for Instagram

http://www.razorsocial.com/instagram-mobile-apps/

1.  Videohance – Create Awesome Instagram Videos

2.  iWatermark – Protect Your Pictures

3. Flipagram – Create Video With Your Pictures

4.  Diptic – Create a Scrapbook of Images

5. Camera+ – Improve the Quality of your Photos

6.  Repost Whiz – Repost Other Users’ Instagram Content

7.  InstaSize – Resize Your Images

8.  Word Swag – Put Text Overlays on Images

9. Emoji app – Add Emojis to your Images

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teens iPhones and Facebook

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Teens love iPhone more, use Facebook a lot less, says survey

http://www.cnet.com/news/teens-love-iphone-more-than-ever-but-iwatch-doesnt-excite/

When it comes to social networks, teens are even more committed to Instagram. But the most stunning statistic was that Facebook seems to be rapidly disappearing from teen’s lives. In April, 72 percent said they used the site. Now, a mere 45 percent admitted to it.

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Social Media Statistics Australia

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Social Media Statistics Australia – September 2014

http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/social-media-statistics-australia-september-2014/

1. Facebook – 13,600,000 users (up 200,000)
2. YouTube – 13,100,000 UAVs
3. WordPress.com – 6,000,000
4. Tumblr – 4,600,000
5. LinkedIn – 3,900,000
6. Blogspot – 3,100,000
7. Twitter – 2,791,300 Active Australian Users (see calculation)
8. Instagram – 2,060,000 Active Australian Users (see calculation)
9. TripAdvisor – 1,650,000
10. Yelp – 1,300,000
11. Tinder – 1,250,000 Australian users (my estimation)
12. Snapchat - 1,070,000 Active Australian Users (see calculation).
13. Flickr – 730,000
14. Pinterest – 370,000
15. Reddit – 160,000
16. MySpace – 150,000
17. Google Plus – approx 60,000 monthly active Australian users (my estimation *revised*)
18. StumbleUpon – 51,000
19. Foursquare – 29,000
20. Digg – 19,500
21. Delicious – 19,000

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Google Drive Lessons

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Please contact us through this blog, our social media and or emails, if you need to collaborate on projects involving Google Drive:
http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/general/ims/default.asp

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Google-Drive-Docs-Lessons-Bundle-1065881

Google Drive lessons

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students blogs

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Helping Students Develop Voice While Blogging

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2014/10/helping_students_develop_voice.html

  • Being a proficient writer takes time: practice, practice, practice. Teachers should provide students specific, on-going feedback to help students improve their writing. With each draft, the teacher should offer relevant effective feedback that will allows students to work on specific skills.
  • Just because you are a proficient writer doesn’t mean others will enjoy reading your writing; this takes time too. Proficient doesn’t always mean engaging (refer to the first bullet)
  • All writing has value, even bad writing… maybe especially bad writing because it is a starting point and that is often the hardest place.
  • If you don’t know how to start, just start writing whatever comes to mind without the burden of worrying if it makes sense – that will come later. Sometimes a brainstorm works well too in a notebook if you can’t jump right to the writing on the blog.
  • Revision isn’t a suggestion, it’s a necessity – sometimes writing the same thing three different ways or more offers perspective, this perspective provides choice to the writer later for what best suits the finished piece.
  • It’s okay if even finished writing isn’t perfect. Perfect is a writing myth. All writing can always stand to be improved, so when a piece feels finished, it probably is for now and that’s what matters most. Ask yourself, “Does this piece communicate the message I intended? Are all questions answered about what I’ve written about?” If the answers are yes, it’s done.
  • Mistakes will happen on blogs – it’s okay, we’re all human and we all mistakes. It’s even okay to leave the mistake up there unless it’s offensive. Students can always revise drafts or published posts later if errors are found. It’s all a learning process.

 

 

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The Science Of Self-Talk

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2014

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/07/353292408/why-saying-is-believing-the-science-of-self-talk

My note: Can “3rd person” of Facebook posts help our self image? Or hurt it?

David Sarwer is a psychologist and clinical director at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania. The goal, he says, is to remove “negative and pejorative terms” from the patient’s self-talk. The underlying notion is that it’s not enough for a patient to lose physical weight — or gain it, as some women need to — if she doesn’t also change the way her body looks in her mind’s eye.

Branch Coslett, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania. It’s clear that we all have an internal representation of our own bodies, Coslett says. imagining a movement over and over can have the same effect on our brains as practicing it physically — as well as lead to similar improvements in performance.

Research published this year suggests that talking to yourself and using the word “I” could stress you out instead of bringing on waves of self-love and acceptance. Psychologist Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan led the work, studying the pronouns people use when they talk to themselves silently, inside their minds. ”What we find,” Kross says, “is that a subtle linguistic shift — shifting from ‘I’ to your own name — can have really powerful self-regulatory effects.”

Considering the research of David SarwerBranch Coslett, and Ethan Kross, it will be interesting to explore how FB posts affect us and mold our self image or mental self. FB posts are by default 3rd person. Most of us use nevertheless “I,” but each of us has moments when we used FB default and narrated about ourselves from 3rd person. 

Related articles:
Crerand, C. E., Infield, A. L., & Sarwer, D. B. (2007). Psychological Considerations in Cosmetic Breast Augmentation. Plastic Surgical Nursing27(3), 146. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dedo%26AN%3d27253313%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

Buxbaum, L. J., & Coslett, H. (2001). Specialised structural descriptions for human body parts: Evidence from autotopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology18(4), 289-306. doi:10.1080/02643290042000071  http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dkeh%26AN%3d4434458%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

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