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15 Site Speed Tips To Make WordPress Lightning Fast. Social Media Design Cheat Sheet 2015 (Infographic) Museum Hashtags - #musetech #musesocial #museumedEngaging Museums by Dana Allen-Greil. Hashtags for Recovery: A study of Instagram tags for sobriety support. Hashtags for Recovery: A study of Instagram tags for sobriety support There are currently over 2 billion active social media users worldwide connecting Internet users in unique ways.

Hashtags for Recovery: A study of Instagram tags for sobriety support

Hashtagging words or short phrases is one method that allows social network users to find content and connect over a particular theme. With community and peer support as important aspects of recovery, social media is finding its place among people in recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery.org conducted a study pulling over 79,000 Instagram posts in the U.S. to track hashtags related to recovery and sobriety support. Build a MOOC with Moodle for Free. MOOC’s or Massive Open Online Courses have taken the educational industry by storm.

Build a MOOC with Moodle for Free

Moreover, they are no the only ones, with courses delivered by companies such as Udemy and others businesses are also getting into this trend. This makes much sense. It is a lot cheaper for a small business just to set up a catalog of their training materials and then deliver them online. These could be all sorts of courses from basic onboarding training classes to more specialized on how to perform certain tasks specific to the business. Need an awesome digital storytelling tool? Adobe Spark is the answer. I’ve been a fan of Adobe digital tools ever since I started playing with Voice several years ago.

Need an awesome digital storytelling tool? Adobe Spark is the answer

And have continued to fall in love as they added Slate and Post. All three provide incredibly powerful and easy to use tools for creating digital stories. Post is designed to quickly create professional graphics. Slate focused on creating magazine style web-based stories letting you and students mix text and images in a highly visual way. Voice let you create animated videos by combining text, images, icons and themes on slides and then laid your own voice over the slides as a narrative for the finished video product.

The Best Time to Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in 2016. Why we post. Nonprofit WP: WordPress Guide for Nonprofits. 3 Free Map Creators. This is a guest post from Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site.

3 Free Map Creators

Maps are a great way for students to navigate their understanding of different topics. While it is useful for geography (of course), students can also use mapping to increase their understanding of a story in English, a lesson in History, studies in Ecology, and more. Here are three FREE tools that allow students and teachers to create interactive maps, and they don’t require a login! Zee Maps allows users to create interactive maps online for free (or an added fee for additional features).

NFCB – National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Social Media Images Sizes cheat sheet 2016. Infographic: The Risk (and Rewards) of Sending Effective Emails. 6 Takeaways from Pew’s Social Media Survey. As Meerkat loses the spotlight to Periscope and everyone tries to remember what Ello was all about, we could use a bit of research for clarity on the current state of social media.

6 Takeaways from Pew’s Social Media Survey

The ever-reliable Pew Research Center did just that today with its extensive study on The Digital Lives of Teenagers. Here are the most important points we found in the release. 1. Facebook is just fine, thanks Mark Zuckerberg is not Tom from MySpace, and Snapchat will not unseat Facebook anytime soon. 2. The stereotype labeling girls as more “visual” than boys holds true for social media: boys are more active on Facebook while more girls use Instagram, Pinterest, and tumblr. In fact, girls are more likely to use all networks.Age also plays a role: older teens are big on Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter while their younger peers are all about the pictures. The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post.

Codeable - How do I get on the first page of Google? Whether you're a web developer or a site owner, I'm sure you've been asked (or asked it yourself): How do I get on the first page of Google?

Codeable - How do I get on the first page of Google?

You can’t. Now before you get all angry with me for the click-baity title let me explain; You can’t, because you’re asking the wrong question. The real question is how can you get on the first page of Google for specific keywords. Makes more sense, doesn’t it? Why are keywords relevant? Tip of the Week: StartMe and drop dead simple website creation. I’ve been having more and more conversations with teachers and schools about the idea of digital footprints – both of students and teachers.

Tip of the Week: StartMe and drop dead simple website creation

Analyze your Facebook page - LikeAlyzer. 101 Blogging Tip for Newbie and Experienced Bloggers. Post, Pin & Tweet - The Best Time to Outreach #SocialMedia. Data Update: Efficacy of Various Marketing Channels (Social Media Still Top Spot) Data indicate that social media continues to be the fastest growing and most influential marketing channel.

Data Update: Efficacy of Various Marketing Channels (Social Media Still Top Spot)

Social media is an enormously important component of your overall marketing and communication strategy. In fact, data support it as one of the most efficient and effective channels to engage your users and constituents. IMPACTS tracks data regarding the reach (i.e. the relative efficacy of each channel in terms of its ability to deliver a message within any defined duration), trust (i.e. the perceived credibility of various sources), and amplification (i.e. the re-distribution potential) of various information channels. I originally posted baseline tracking data in 2012, along with an analysis of the reach, trust, and amplification measurements – all of which collectively contribute to the “overall value” metric. Having trouble seeing the data? AALSH Small Museums Blog – Big Ideas for Small Museums.

Advocating for Small Museums – from Memphis to Washington. I recently attended the sixth annual – and my second – Museum Advocacy Day held in Washington, D.C., and hosted by the American Alliance of Museums.

Advocating for Small Museums – from Memphis to Washington

What a difference a year made! Meeting on Capitol Hill with other museum champions from across the country was an enriching experience. The more Advocacy Days you attend, the more familiar you become with the entire decision-making process. 17 LinkedIn profile must-haves. Editor’s note: Neal Schaffer is the author of Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success.

17 LinkedIn profile must-haves

If you’ve been in today’s job market for more than five minutes, you know that it’s a complex, competitive, even cutthroat environment that’s difficult to navigate. Not only is the market overflowing with highly qualified individuals, but to complicate matters, the job search and application functions of yesteryear are no longer valid. Shared Authority & the Return of the Human Curated Web.

A few years ago, I wrote a piece on Why Academic Blogging Matters: A structural argument. This was the text for a presentation as part of the SAA in Sacremento that year. In the years since, the web has changed (again). It is no longer enough for us to create strong signals in the noise, trusting in the algorithmns to connect us with our desired publics. (That’s the short version. The long version is rather more nuanced and sophisticated, trust me).

Online Database of Government and Non-Profit Social Media Policies. KPCB Internet Trends 2013. Www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2013/PIP_TeensandTechnology2013.pdf. SH-Start Here: Social Media. 1. Watch the three videos Watch the video above and the two below to get an introduction to the topic, a tour of where to find things in this course, and a little background about my own social media story. 2. Student Survey. The ultimate social media image sizing cheat sheet. Clean Up your Facebook Profile with FaceWash. Almost everyone has a story of getting burned (or knowing someone who was burned) by a posting on Facebook. 15 Sites Which Can Assist You.