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Homework and academic help sites also rank high in list of sources for most-copied material By Jenna Zwang, Assistant Editor Read more by Jenna Zwang Harrick advised demonstrating how easily students can be caught plagiarizing at the start of the school year. Plagiarism is going social, according to Turnitin.com , which found that one-third of plagiarized material in student papers can be traced to social networking, content sharing, or question-and-answer websites.
When potential dates, employers and friends glance at your online social profiles, what do they see? EyeTrackShop , a startup that runs eye-tracking studies for advertisers, helped Mashable find out by applying its technology to the profile pages of popular social networks. The study used the webcams of 30 participants to record their eye movements as they were shown profile pages from Facebook , Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube , Klout, Reddit, Digg, Tumblr, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Pinterest at 10-second intervals. What participants looked at on each page and in what order is recorded in the images below.
Learn how to create a publishing schedule for compelling content during an edSocialMedia seminar on May 3 with the authors of Content Rules. At some point along the way, you or someone on your team decided to buy into a social media strategy. For some time now, you might have been dabbling in the depths of the vast social media world, searching for the best thing to drive traffic to your sites and generate interest within your community.
Like flowers in early spring, new social media job openings are sprouting across industries as companies of all sizes look to create or expand their social squads. The undeniable success and innovation of high-profile social media campaigns — from such brands as Old Spice , Google Chrome and Starbucks — have inspired this ongoing push for companies to hire people with social media skills. If you're seeking a gig as a community manager, public relations representative, marketing person or any other social media position, check out these resumes for inspiration on how to stand out from the crowd. Also, let us know in the comments about any creative tactics you use to promote yourself and your skills.
Luis Sanz is a co-founder of Olapic , a company that helps brands and online publishers crowdsource photos on their site or Facebook fan pages to create a more engaging user experience. You can follow him on Twitter @lsanza . If you haven't noticed, photos are big on the social web right now. Running a contest is a great way to tap into that content and boost community engagement in a fun and social way. When planning a photo contest, keep these seven tips in mind — you will easily increase the effectiveness of your photo-related contest.
Pictures users have deleted from Facebook months or even years ago may still exist, it has been revealed. Facebook says it's working to fix flaws allowing deleted photos to hibernate on various data servers. "We have been working with our content delivery network (CDN) partner to significantly reduce the amount of time that backup copies persist," the company told Ars Technica , who first reported that users were having trouble deleting photos permanently in 2009. Many blogs show people how to access deleted Facebook pictures by way of viewing and saving the direct link to a photo URL the same way you would view a page source. Once you delete a photo, Facebook friends won't be able to see the photo unless you access the direct page link for the photo.