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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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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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Pinterest and Instagram

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th September 2014

Not Lost in Translation: Brands on Pinterest and Instagram

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140922151604-12214927-not-lost-in-translation-brands-on-pinterest-and-instagram

the ability of anyone, with internet access, to communicate instantaneously to a global network

n the world of Instagram and Pinterest, brands are equal opportunity participants with consumers. Brands create stories that entice and capture consumers’ attention to leverage their influence. Users interact with the brand by commenting, liking, or ignoring. In an instant, you know if you have a hit or a dud. When something is a hit, it is popular, but more importantly, it becomes influential. The relationship between brands and consumers has become peer based.

Both platforms are B2C driven, but does Instagram win as the more effective of the two?

Instagram can be shared vertically across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other platforms. Pinterest is about curating and discovering information. Instagram gives you the opportunity to reveal a personal side to your brand and to interact with your audience.

Instagram creates narratives and that may be the characteristic that trumps Pinterest. Instagram defines and shapes brands while Pinterest sells brands.

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30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014

30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites You Use Every Day

http://blog.bufferapp.com/little-known-features-facebook-twitter-instagram

5 Little-Known Facebook Features

1. Save links to read for later

2. Follow rather than friend

3. Manage Your “Posts to Page”

4. Reorder your page sections

5. Fast advanced stats for any page post

Assorted useful features

Receive email from your Facebook email address.

Download everything you’ve ever done on Facebook.

Check your “other” messages.

Pin a post to the top of your page.

Feature your page owners and liked pages.

Secret emoji. Here are fun tips for Facebook secret emoji.

  • (y) = thumbs-up ‘like’ symbol
  • (^^^) = a great white shark
  • :|] = a robot
  • :poop: = well, you know
  • <(“) = a penguin
  • :Putnam: = the head of former Facebook engineer, Chris Putnam who left the company in 2010

5 Little-Known Twitter Features

1. Create a collection of tweets

2. Tag people in your photos

3. Create a Twitter photo collage

4. Manage Twitter via SMS

  • D [username] + message - sends that person a Direct Message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
  • SET LOCATION [place name] - updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location San Francisco
  • GET [username] - retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by that person. You can also use g [username] to get a user’s latest Tweet. Examples: get goldman or g goldman.
  • FOLLOW [username]: allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example:FOLLOW jerry

5. Mute Feature

5 Little-Known Google+ Features

1. Run a poll in G+

2. Save posts to empty circles for future reference

3. Share your circles with others

4. Create a photo slideshow that links to your avatar

When someone clicks on your profile picture from your profile page, they’ll see an entire photo album of pictures. You can control what appears in this photo album.

In the Photos menu, scroll or search for the Profile Photos collection. Then add, edit, and arrange the photos in this set.

5. Use a GIF as your profile pic or cover photo

This one’s super simple: Just upload it!

5 Little-Known LinkedIn Features

1. Download a list of your connections

2. Display media files on your profile

3. Message someone you’re not connected with

4. Save a job search

5. Create a tickler file with LinkedIn Relationship notes

5 Little-Known Pinterest Features

1. Set up a secret board

2. Rearrange the order of your boards

3. View all the latest pins from your website (or others)

4. Customize your cover images

5. Pin with a friend

5 Little-Known Instagram Features

1. Where to view Instagram photos online

2. Save an image

3. Add a border to your image

4. How to make a collage

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pic-jointer-picture-collage/id509987785?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/split-pic-photo-editor-clone/id570748340?mt=8

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/instagram-photo-and-video-apps/

5. How to repost an Instagram photo

Conclusion

Which of these little-known features did you know already? 

Which of your favorite hidden gems would you like to share?

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the right social media for your business

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2014

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

https://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-choose-a-social-network
the Right Social Network for Your Business

Important questions to ask when choosing a social network:

  1. Does it make sense for my content? (See the seven types of networks listed above.)
  2. Do potential fans spend time there? (See the demographic information above.)
  3. Does it make sense for me?

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3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do on Pinterest

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th July 2014

3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do on Pinterest

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/node/231631

Tag People in Comments

Pinterest may not be the most popular when it comes to direct communication between consumers and brands, but it is still worth your time to respond to and engage with your audience. When responding to a comment or commenting on a Pin yourself, Pinterest allows you to tag a user (as long as you’re following them). Of course this feature is not new or unique, but on Pinterest it’s not as commonly used.

Use Hashtags for Exclusivity

Pinterest does not support hashtags the way it once did, which means they are still clickable, but search results will include other pins. Those pins will have the same words in their description, link address or file name. To make the most of hashtags on Pinterest, the best approach would be to make one that is unique. Whether it’s for a campaign or exclusive promotion, Pinterest hashtags are best for exclusivity – if you’re more interested in SEO, keywords are the way to go.

Pinterest Source Tool

With Pinterest’s Source Tool, you can easily see what people are pinning from your website and from your competitor’s (or any website for that matter). All you have to do is type in http://www.pinterest.com/source/WEBSITE _DOMAIN_HERE and a list of pins will show up. This tool can help provide some basic insight into popular products and (my note) information

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Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014

Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%

http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2014/04/21/facebooks-referral-traffic-share-grew-37-q1-2014-pinterest-48-twitter-increased-1/

Shareaholic SOcial Media Traffic Referrals

Once again, the real winner here is Facebook, Pinterest may be able to challenge it soon though, as it is now driving just over a third of the traffic Facebook is.

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16 Ways Teachers Use Pinterest

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th February 2014

16 Ways Teachers Use Pinterest
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/16-ways-teachers-use-pinterest.html

Curate Content
Organize ideas
Collaborate with others
Allow students to use Pinterest

Posted in Digital literacy, instructional technology, learning, mobile apps, online learning, pinterest, social media, technology literacy | 1 Comment »

SCSU Technology is present on Instagram and Pinterest

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd January 2014

In addtion to this blog (https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims)

and Twitter: @scsutechinstruc

please follow us and let us follow you regrading relevant information in the world of educational technology:

Pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/scsutechnology/

Instagram:
http://instagram.com/scsutechinstruct

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_UMIE5r6YB8KzTF5nZJFyA

Google +
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115966710162153290760/

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Social vs Search

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th January 2014

Social Media can be excellent tool for research:

social versus search

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