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Best Free Antivirus for 2014

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th June 2014

The Best Free Antivirus for 2014

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (2014),

AVG AntiVirus FREE 2014

Panda Cloud Cleaner.

Comodo Cleaning Essentials 6

Avira Free AntiVirus (2014)

Some information available also at:
http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/protectu/antivirus.asp

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Social Media: Thunderclap and Instagram

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th June 2014

Marketing Instagram Style: What Marketers Need to Know

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/marketing-instagram-style-with-jenn-herman/

Excellent article

1. Thunderclapwww.thunderclap.it/en

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For Social Media and Presentations: Free Image Sources

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st June 2014

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

http://blog.bufferapp.com/free-image-sources-list

As cited in our blog entry of May 29, 2014, one of the most important steps to secure success of your social media presence is the use of images: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/05/29/social-media-11-tips-for-using-images-on-twitter/
In this blog entry, we share with you a large (53+) sites with free images. Do you know/have you used successfully a site with free images not listed here? Please DO share…

Please have an excellent outline of what “free” means, what is Creative Commons, what is Public Domain + stock sites with images:

Dreamstime

Free Digital Photos

Free Images

Free Range Stock

Free Photos Bank

ImageFree

IM Free

Morguefile

Pixabay

Public Domain Pictures

and many more at http://blog.bufferapp.com/free-image-sources-list

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SCSU IT: is it really service oriented?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

I am offering a new workshop: Infographics http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/info/.
The workshop is promoted through the electronic signage, but I would like to use also the old fashioned hard-copy posters and reach students in the dorms.
The student consultant on the second floor of Miller Center tells me that he does not live in the dorms, but the IT student workers on the first floor might.
So I head down the first floor. About 10 student workers are behind the c0unter. After I ask, one of them, apparently in charge asks “Why.” Although this is against the “culture of service,” I do not argue and explain why. One student jumps up and says, “I can help posting them,” but the same person, who is in charge says “No.” I wait for a while and since there is no explanation why, I ask. The person in charge responds: “Wait until Sam [Barhorst] is back from a meeting and he can decide.”

After all promises for “breaking silos” and “restructuring IT to become more friendly and service-oriented,” I am stunned to see the stagnation and ridiculous hierarchy (Friedman’s world is flat, but apparently SCSU’ IT department is not part of it) proliferating instead of diminishing.

I cannot imagine what would it take to collaborate with the IT department, if a SIMPLE question like distributing workshop flyers to student dorms turns into such a bureaucratic nightmare. I also am curious to see how creativity is fostered in an environment where student workers are sanctioning themselves, as the student worker in charge cut the student who volunteered to help.

I do NOT feel that the IT department has become any service oriented, but only keep deteriorating during my 15-years tenure at SCSU.

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Social Media. Crisis Management: What to Do When Your Business Makes a Public Mistake

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th May 2014

Crisis Management: What to Do When Your Business Makes a Public Mistake

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/crisis-management-with-gini-dietrich/

respond within 24 hours when a crisis happens. Don’t ever let it go all day.

When it happens outside of work hours, make sure you respond within the next work day. Let people know that you are aware of the situation and you’ll get back to them once you have investigated the matter.

On weekends, you need to have someone monitoring your social media channels, and they need to be aware of whom to contact when a crisis arises.

If it’s a case of one blogger who has written something bad, but other people aren’t aware of it, then you need to approach the blogger privately. You’ll hear what you need to look out for in this situation and how to handle it.

When you do have a crisis on your hands, you should always remain honest throughout the communication and make the effort to keep people up to date with what’s happening. People are pretty understanding when you continue to keep them in the loop.

NOWHERE IS STATED THAT ONE HAS TO ABSTAIN OR KEEP THE CONSTITUENCY (e.g., students) AWAY FROM PARTICIPATING.

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The World If There Were Only 100 People

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th May 2014

The World If There Were Only 100 People

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/the-world-there-were-only-100-people.html
infographic

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8 Simple Ways to Get Great Media Exposure

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th May 2014

8 Simple Ways to Get Great Media Exposure

http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/8-content-promotion-tactics-for-great-media-exposure.html

1. Build Your Media Network
2. Leverage Twitter for Pitching
3. Get in Front of Industry Influencers
4. Optimize Your Visual Assets
5. Plan a Series
6. Syndicate Your Blog Content
7. Target International Press
8. Don’t Forget Traditional Media

 

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How to Explain Social Media Marketing to Skeptics

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th May 2014

How to Explain Social Media Marketing to Skeptics: An Analogy

http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/how-to-explain-social-media-marketing/#sthash.KUNUdSwk.dpuf

You’re not just broadcasting promotional material. You’re looking at the twitter feeds of your target audience and influencers and having a conversation with them, hoping they’ll look at your profile and read your blog, even share your content. – See more at: http://www.dragonsearchmarketing.com/how-to-explain-social-media-marketing/#sthash.KUNUdSwk.dpuf
AND MUCH MORE…

 

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Fundamental Teacher Apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th May 2014

Fundamental Teacher Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/05/fundamental-teacher-apps.html

Fundamental Teacher Apps

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International Conference ICT for Language Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th May 2014

International Conference ICT for Language Learning

http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL/

Virtual Presentations available at:

http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2013/virtual_presentations.php

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