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Typosquatters

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th September 2014

Facebook Wins Court Battle Against “Typosquatters”

http://allthingsd.com/20130501/facebook-wins-court-battle-against-typosquatters/

A typosquatter is the name for companies or individuals who purchase domain names like “gacebook” or “dacebook” in the hope that users will accidentally visit the sites.

In this particular case, the defendants were sitting on many different misspelled domains which, when visited, would redirect users to other, sometimes malicious, sites.

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The Digital Humanities network on Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

The Digital Humanities network on Twitter: Following or being followed?

http://www.martingrandjean.ch/digital-humanities-network-twitter-following/

an outline of “friends/following” relations in a group of 800 digital humanists on Twitter, from a quantitative point of view

 

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How to Master Instagram in 8 Simple Steps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

How to Master Instagram in 8 Simple Steps

1. Create your story

2. Create your content

3. Put yourself out there.

4. Break down your platform barriers

5. Nurture a clear following

6. Engage with your followers

7. Reward your followers with coupons, contests, or previews of upcoming events

8. Watch it grow

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Google buys polling startup Polar to bolster Google+

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

Google buys polling startup Polar to bolster Google+

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-buys-polling-startup-polar-to-bolster-google/

Polar, founded last year, polls users on smartphones and tablets by letting them choose between two things — for example: Coke versus Pepsi, or Warriors versus Lakers. The startup has served more than half a billion polls in the past eight months and had 1.1 million active voters in September, according to a blog post by founder Luke Wroblewski.

 

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50 Shades of Mobile

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th September 2014

50 Shades of Mobile

http://www.themobilenative.org/2012/09/50-shades-of-mobile.html

Smart phones (MLDs)
iPads
Blogs
BYOD/BYOT
Videos

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The Marketer’s Guide to Using Quizzes to Reach and Engage Your Audience

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd September 2014

The Marketer’s Guide to Using Quizzes to Reach and Engage Your Audience

http://www.copyblogger.com/quiz-guide/

Part 1: How to create an intriguing quiz

  • Know your audience.
  • Write to one person.

Write irresistible titles

Craft the questions

  • Let your personality shine.
  • Follow the pub rule.
  • Don’t be afraid to get personal.

Design results that get shared

  • Be positive.
  • Don’t lie.
  • Prepare to be shared.

Part 2: Three ways to use quizzes

To drive traffic from the social web

To generate new leads

To gather valuable information about your visitors

Part 3: How to distribute your quiz

On your website or blog

On Facebook

  • On your timeline.
  • In a custom tab.

On Twitter

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Making Social Video Work for You

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd September 2014

Making Social Video Work for Your Brand [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/making-social-video-work-your-brand-infographic

  1. Understand your audience
  2. Create the content
  3. Manage the distribution
  4. Measure and attribute success

Making Social Video Work for You

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd September 2014

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

http://www.edudemic.com/25-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-classroom-by-degree-of-difficulty/

Please contact us (ims@stcloudstate.edu) and/or follow us on social media, if you need assistance with applying Twitter, social media and/or any other technology in your classroom and syllabi

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

Please consider other IMS blog entries on the use of Twitter in education:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/07/12/why-and-how-teachers-are-using-twitter/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/05/22/the-teachers-guide-to-twitter/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/12/05/twitter-resources-for-its-use-in-education/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/26/twitter-grammar/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/03/10-twitter-tips-for-teachers/

please feel free to search (upper left corner) the IMS blog for further resources

 

 

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Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd September 2014

Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media?

http://www.edudemic.com/universities-social-media/

Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media

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5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st August 2014

5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

http://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/08/18/5-twitter-hashtag-rules-you-must-follow-to-avoid-annoying-your-followers/
5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

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