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How to Choose Social Media Images How to Choose Social Media Images Are you one of Instagram’s over 300 million users? Are you behind any of the 30 billion images that have been pinned on Pinterest? Have you watched some of the over 1 billion Facebook videos viewed on the social network every day? I’ve yet to come across someone arguing that images don’t work on social media. Visuals are your key to success on social media. So how do you choose social media images? Optimize images for each social network Do you think a selfie or a beautiful chart would work better on LinkedIn? And optimizing images isn’t only about the style of visual you choose. Then there’s Google+ and Pinterest, where more often than not, content is in portrait form, or taller than it is wide. Finally, most Instagram photos are square, though people have started adding borders to make them landscape. All this to say, each social network has an image orientation that you should strive to follow. Your images should all also be in the optimal sizes for each network. Twitter Facebook Google+
GIF Maker - Video to GIF Creator Tools | GIPHY GIF MAKERCreate animated GIFs from video files and YouTube links. Have you ever watched a video online and thought, "Man, this cute cat video would be SO much better in GIFs!" Well, GOOD NEWS! GIPHY just released a Creation Tool that will help you reach your GIF goals and dreams. It's called GIF MAKER and it's super easy to use. GIF Maker - Video to GIF Creator Tools | GIPHY
23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds You can use Pablo right from the get-go, no need to login or create an account. Just quickly create amazing images super fast. You can try out the first version of Pablo right now – no login required. We’d love to hear your thoughts about Pablo on Twitter, just hit us up @buffer and hope it makes creating images for your social media posts much easier for you. Ok, back to the blogpost! Through experimentation and iteration, we’ve found that including images when sharing to social media increases engagement across the board—more clicks, reshares, replies, and favorites. Using images in social media posts is well worth trying with your profiles. As a small business owner or a one-person marketing team, is this something you can pull off by yourself? At Buffer, we create all the images for our blogposts and social media sharing without any outside design help. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media
Public Broadcasting Station, Colorado Public Television (, have courageously thrust themselves at the forefront of our nation’s public service media network. CPT12 recently aired this powerful and controversial film as a featured premium during their Summer fundraising campaign. The PBS national website then posted the re-broadcast which quickly became one of their “Most Watched” as well as “Most Shared” programs on PBS. Over 1700 architects & engineers are leading the way at AE911TRUTH, with dozens of additional professionals joining them in this documentary to put their careers on the line in their demand for a new independent investigation. High-rise architects, structural engineers, scientists, physicists, chemists, scholars, educators, firefighters, forensic fire engineers, demolition experts and others have put together a ground-breaking scientific assessment of the events at the World Trade Center. Source Leave Comments Comments 9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out 9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out
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Projekt K zamyšlení vznikl v důsledku dlouhodobé frustrace z negativních společenských aspektů naší společnosti a z absence podobného mediálního prostoru, který by se snažil něco s těmito skutečnostmi dělat. Stále se domnívám, že něco třeba dělat je. Nejenom naše společnost se nachází v jakési postmoderně, která se vyznačuje apatií, netolerancí, intelektuální polarizací, emoční hysterií, informačním chaosem, etickým relativismem, mediálním marasmem a separací politiky od občanů. Čím více jsem přemýšlel nad naší demokracií, společností a životním stylem, tím více jsem cítil potřebu začít se k těmto podnětům nějak vyjadřovat. Realizace probíhala v podstatě spontánně. Takto tedy vzniklo K zamyšlení, projekt, který vytváří prostor pro zamýšlení se nad problémy. A co máme v plánu do budoucna? David Lacko, šéfredaktor K zamyšlení O projektu K zamyšlení - K zamyšlení O projektu K zamyšlení - K zamyšlení
How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding | Aeon Ideas Mark Twain attributed to Benjamin Disraeli the famous remark: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’ In every industry, from education to healthcare to travel, the generation of quantitative data is considered important to maintain quality through competition. Yet statistics rarely show what they seem. If you look at recent airline statistics, you’ll think that a far higher number of planes are arriving on schedule or early than ever before. It is open to question, however, whether flights operating on a buffered schedule arrive ‘on time’ in the sense that ordinary people use the term. This example of airlines twisting meaning – and, consequently, public perception – might be irritating, but it is by no means the only industry where semantic manipulation of statistics is found. But in recent years the competition among universities has become so intense that several have admitted to dishonestly manipulating the stats. How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding | Aeon Ideas
7 Sites for Free (and Beautiful!) Stock Photos By now, many of us in the presentation business have heard the mantra, “visual is viral.” But just how seriously should we be taking it? Pretty seriously, it turns out. The proof is in the numbers. Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without (images used in SlideShare decks from 2013 to 2014 increased by a whopping 53%, according to So how exactly do you reap the benefits of a highly visual presentation? Be Relevant The photos you select must be relevant to your presentation topic, high-resolution, and captivating. Relevancy is critical because as you would suspect, research shows that irrelevant pictures can complicate learning for your viewers instead of simplifying the comprehension process. For example, if you’re sharing stories from your experiences as a raving sports fan, don’t try to be clever and use a photo of a rotating fan that you use to cool your house. Choose Quality Aim for a resolution that is approximately 1024 × 768. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Subscribe to our new Definitive newsletter: High grade digital marketing guidance, topically sorted, and curated to the max. You pick the categories, we deliver the content. The best content from around the web, on topics you care about and need to be an expert in. Over the past four years at Convince & Convert, we’ve continued to refine our social media strategy process. Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps (Summary) One of the major theses we employ in our social media strategy process is this: Companies should focus more on how to BE social, and less on how to DO social media. With all the new tools and platforms constantly emerging, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking about social media through a tactical prism instead of a strategic one. Step 1: Build an Ark Nobody should “own” social media strategy in your organization. Step 2: Listen and Compare It’s an old social media strategy chestnut by now, but “listen” is still good advice that’s often ignored. Step 3: What’s the Point? Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy If you remember just one thing about social media this year, let it be this: you can’t just “wing it” anymore. When so much of your business is now influenced, even dependent, on your social media success, having a plan is essential. With this in mind, HootSuite University has created a simple, step-by-step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy. Download Now This 5-step guide will allow individuals and businesses to get the most out of their social media efforts by helping them identify, plan and execute their social media goals. The Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy teaches you how to: Clarify your business’ social media goalsAudit your current social media statusDevelop your content strategyUse analytics to track progressAdjust your strategy as needed Start your year with a plan. HootSuite University also offers a comprehensive 30-minute online course on Creating a Social Media Strategy. Learn More
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Violent Video Games Don’t Make Kids Violent, Study Finds Violence in video games has long concerned parents, who worry about the influence on impressionable minds of controversial games such as Grand Theft Auto. In many games, players score higher when they break the (virtual) law, behave violently toward others, and maximize the pain inflicted on other players. So pervasive is the idea that violent video games cause violent behavior that a 2010 survey found that 49% of adults believe that violent games can inspire some people to commit real-life atrocities. A study published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture undermines this claim, suggesting that violent video games do not increase violent behavior. Violent Video Games Might Not Cause Violent Behavior Researchers interviewed about 200 10- and 11-year-olds about their video game-playing habits. Children who played video games for less than an hour each day showed lower rates of aggression than children who did not play at all—even when the games in question were violent ones. References: Violent Video Games Don’t Make Kids Violent, Study Finds
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An advocacy group claims there is widespread support that television shows, movies and video games containing violent content can lead to increased aggression in children. The study was just published in the journal, Psychology of Popular Media Culture. The Parent's Television Council supports the findings and says its own research on violence has found shocking types of violent content rated as appropriate for 14-year-olds, just on primetime broadcast television alone. Melissa Henson, the director of grassroots education and activism for the Parents Television Council, says that the violence children view from different forms of electronic media clearly has a detrimental effect on them and the way they react to others in difficult situations. “It just reinforces the pathways that encourage violence is the solution, rather than a rational discussion,” Henson attests. “It’s encouraging kids to behave more violently.” Do violent movies, TV, video games really make kids violent? Do violent movies, TV, video games really make kids violent?
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Nowe media w kulturze | Zygmunt Bauman | Kultura odnawialna 2010 Profesor Zygmunt Bauman na konferencji z cyklu Kultura 2.0 20 listopada 2010 roku mówił o Nowych mediach i kulturze współczesnej. Wypowiedzi w języku angielskim towarzyszą polskie napisy. Światowej sławy socjolog i filozof, jeden z twórców koncepcji ponowoczesności, jest emerytowanym profesorem Uniwersytetu w Leeds, a od 2004 roku rektorem Uniwersytetu Powszechnego im. Jana Józefa Lipskiego w Teremiskach, nieformalnej instytucji kultury skupionej na budowie modelu społeczeństwa obywateli. Ostatnio w Polsce ukazała się książka Żyjąc w czasie pożyczonym. Rozmowy z Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo (2010), w której Bauman mówi o gorących problemach ponowoczesnego świata: kryzysie gospodarczym, terroryzmie czy polityce demograficznej. Zygmunt Bauman pochodzi z rodziny polsko-żydowskiej. Profesor Bauman należy do naukowców próbujących opisać dzisiejsze systemy społeczne. Jest klasykiem myśli humanistycznej, słuchanym i nagradzanym w różnych zakątkach globu.
Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005) Go to the web site to view the video. Video of Steve Jobs’ Commencement address on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. It started before I was born. And 17 years later I did go to college. It wasn’t all romantic. Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. My second story is about love and loss. I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple.
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Sites ressources en éducation à l'image et aux médias Chez nos amis francophonesDivers et généralistes- partager Sites ressources en éducation à l'image et aux médias • ACRIMED - action critique médias Observatoire critique des médias - Association-carrefour qui réunit des journalistes et salariés des médias, des chercheurs et universitaires, des acteurs du mouvement social et des "usagers" des médias. • AEEMA - Association Européenne pour l’Education aux Médias Audiovisuels. • AFECCAV - Association Fançaise des Enseignants et Chercheurs en Cinéma et Audiovisuel. • Analyse de séquences - par Patrick Le Goff. • APTE Audiovisuel Pour Tous en Education est : un mouvement d'éducation aux médias, ouvert à tous ; un réseau d'animateurs images/médias ; un organisme développant des dispositifs et des outils pédagogiques, des actions de formation et d'accompagnement. • Arrêt sur image Après avoir été chassée de la télévision l'émission de Daniel Schneidermann se poursuit sur internet. • CLEMI Créteil Sites pour l'éducation à l'image
Qu'est ce qu'une image ? • Les images mentales• Les images perceptives• Caractéristiques des différents types d'images• L'activité imageante• Image et langage• La question de l'analogie• Représenté et représentation• Analogons (diaporama)• Retouche de l'image • L'image entre art, langage et communication- partager Qu'est ce qu'une image ? Voilà une interrogation qui peut sembler saugrenue, tant elle semble évidente, mais qui en fait recouvre des domaines différents, dont il nous semble utile de comprendre ce qu'ils ont en commun et ce qui les différencie. On distinguera pour cela deux grandes familles d'images : La première concerne les images mentales (ou images psychiques), la seconde se rapporte aux images perceptives, qui contrairement aux premières sont produites par une vision "réelle". Chacune de ces familles pouvant être à son tour décomposée en deux parties. Les images mentales Les images perceptives • La vision naturelle C’est la source première de toute notre activité imageante. L'activité imageante
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