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Montpellier. Triathlon Swim Training" Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide. 10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros. This series is supported by, an online design tool that enables you to create your own Flash websites, social network layouts, and more, for free.

10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros

Learn more about Wix here. Good design is a critical part of any web or social media presence. Like the clothes you wear to a job interview or a business meeting, a sharp looking social profile or website is the first step toward being taken seriously online. Whether you're a professional designer or an armchair artiste, tools abound that you can use to snazz up your web presence, and give it that polish that professionals, potential customers, and online friends have come to expect from a social media maven.

We've talked to the experts about what they use for inspiration, collaboration, and getting down to the business of design in a social media world. 1. In days of old, the software powerful enough to create and edit high quality graphics was expensive — and it still is, if you must have the name-brand products. 2. Klout Confirms 'Mobile Component' Is Coming. After announcing a new round of funding Tuesday, Klout told Mashable the undisclosed amount raised was a step up from previous rounds and that it now has the resources to work on a mobile initiative.

Klout Confirms 'Mobile Component' Is Coming

Klout — which measures a social media user's online influence from 0 to 100 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare — doesn't have an official mobile app, so this initiative could fill that hole in the San Francisco-based startup's growing arsenal. "The money is going to be used to really drive accuracy, transparency and utility," Klout CEO Joe Fernandez told Mashable. "We want to measure influence every place it exists and make sure Klout users are recognized for their influence every place they go. " On Sunday, Klout CEO hinted in a tweet that users could be seeing Klout for mobile in the future. @BAHjournalist we have some really cool ideas for it.— Joe Fernandez (@JoeFernandez) January 1, 2012 The comment comes after Klout announced its Series C funding in a blog post Tuesday.

7 Social Networking Apps for When Facebook Jumps the Shark. According to a recent poll by the Associated Press and CNBC, 46 percent of respondents think Facebook will “fade away as new things come along.”

7 Social Networking Apps for When Facebook Jumps the Shark

That’s an ominous data point for a company whose IPO dominated the news cycle last week, and claims some 900 million worldwide users. Facebook seems to be infiltrating every facet of our lives. “Like” buttons appear on every website. “Like us on Facebook!” ACLU sues school district for student's social media free speech rights. The ACLU has brought suit against the Minnewaska (Minnesota) Area Schools and Pope County over invasions of students' privacy relating to a pair of incidents.

ACLU sues school district for student's social media free speech rights

In the first incident, a 12-year-old student was disciplined for complaining on Facebook that she "hated" a hall monitor who was "mean" (the school characterized this as "bullying"). In the second instance, a sheriff's deputy and school administrators required the student to turn over her Facebook password after her boyfriend's mother complained that the student and her boyfriend had been talking about sex on the social network. In both instances, the student used her own, off-school computer to make the contentious remarks, after school hours. The ACLU claimed a sheriff's deputy was present at the time, but there was no warrant.

Digital Lifestyle. Google Just Made Bing the Best Search Engine. How the Hashtag Is Ruining the English Language. Web Design Blog - Webdesigner Depot. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization. Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music. Liveplasma is a music and movie visualization app that aims to help you discover other musicians or movies you might enjoy.

Tuneglue is another music visualization service. MusicMap is similar to TuneGlue in its interface, but seems slightly more intuitive. Clipboard Launches Out of Private Beta With all new Features. Last October, we told you about a new service that aimed to kill copy and paste, called Clipboard.

Clipboard Launches Out of Private Beta With all new Features

Today, the company announced that Clipboard is no longer in private beta, along with a few new tricks up its sleeves. Clipboard was founded by Gary Flake, who previously founded Microsoft’s Live Labs, Yahoo Research, and Overture Research. I had a chance to talk to him yesterday about how the product has evolved and why it might beat out bookmarking sites like Delicious as well as collection sites like Pinterest. The key, Flake tells me, is that “saving things is the 4th wave of the Internet.”


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