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The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics

The 5 Best Free Tools For Making Slick Infographics
It's not enough to simply write about data any longer; the world wants visuals. While there are many professional information designers making a name for themselves, such as Nicholas Felton of, the majority of these digital artists are up to their eyeballs in high-paying work. Where does this leave you? Well, if you want to spruce up your documents, blog posts, and presentations, there are some free tools online that can help. Many Eyes This IBM Research tool gives you two choices: an option to browse through existing sets of data, or use your own. Google Public Data Explorer Like IBM, Google has made a public version of one of its research tools. Hohli There are many occasions when a Venn Diagram is the perfect way to describe a concept or compare relationships among a few different things. Wordle Although this tool describes itself as a "toy" for generating word clouds, it can be an effective service to spruce up your work. Watch more Work Smart: [Images by Wordle]

Measuring Social Media for Brand Awareness ~ New #HootSuite White Paper In our continuing study of social media measurement for ROI with social measurement coach Nichole Kelly, we have the third installment of our White Paper series freshly posted and ready for your intellectual consumption. This one is called Measuring Social Media for Brand Awareness. Find out how to measure and report on the impact social media campaigns have on Brand Awareness for your company. And it’s illustrated with a case study on Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s premier four season mountain resort.

EdgeRank: The Secret Sauce That Makes Facebook's News Feed Tick Yesterday at its f8 developer conference, Facebook engineers Ruchi Sanghvi and Ari Steinberg gave what may be the first thorough walkthrough of the underpinnings of Facebook News Feed, the all-important page that users see when they first log on to the site. After giving an overview of the history of News Feed, which has evolved quite a bit since it launched in 2006, they offered some insight into the algorithms that allow News Feed to show you relevant content, collectively called EdgeRank. You may not realize it, but News Feed only displays a subset of the stories generated by your friends — if it displayed everything, there’s a good chance you’d be overwhelmed. Developers are always trying to make sure their sites and apps are publishing stories that make the cut, which has led to the concept of “News Feed Optimization”, and their success is dictated by EdgeRank.

Compatible multimedia file formats - PowerPoint The tables below show the audio and video file formats that you can use in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. If you do not see a file format listed below, you will not be able to play the sound or movie file in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation unless you first convert the file to a supported file format. You can convert your file to a supported file format by using programs, utilities, or add-ins, other than PowerPoint 2007, such as the following: PFCMedia PFCMedia is an add-in that automates the formatting of multimedia. Social Media Scheduling and Profile Protection Tools from #HootSuite Reach the next level of social media management with HootSuite’s newest publishing tools: Publisher views, Limited Permissions and Profile Picker. Social Media Scheduling HootSuite was the first social media tool to offer message scheduling, now with the new publisher tool, you can plan your updates with greater ease. Slice and dice the destination profiles for each message and drag-and-drop your updates into timeslots to match your editorial plans.

6 Tips to Increase Your Facebook EdgeRank and Exposure Ever wonder why you can have 548 friends on Facebook, yet only 15-20 show up in your news feed? It’s not that those other friends have stopped using Facebook; chances are they’re still there. It’s just that they aren’t showing up in your news feed. If you haven’t noticed, there are now two settings on your Facebook news feed: “Most Recent,” which shows most of the content published by your Facebook friends in chronological order and “Top News,” which filters content based on EdgeRank.

65 Open Source Downloads That Could Change Your Life — 1. RSS Owl You have no excuse for not keeping up with the news when you have a tool like RSS Owl. One of the most popular feed readers available, RSS Owl aggregates headlines from all of your favorite media sites and makes them easy to browse. It has a ton of advanced features, like saved searches, news filters, labels, and news bins that set it apart from other similar apps. Get to the Point: Beware of Shiny Marketing Toys Many marketers can't resist a shiny toy. Whether pay-per-click in the mid 1990s, Web 2.0 in the early 2000s or mobile marketing in the late 2000s, we want it—and we want it now. "But at what price?" asks Laura Patterson at MarketingProfs. Revo Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews Pros I have been meaning to install Revo for ages to clean out some junk on my PC but never got around to it. Well today I really needed it after I couldn't get rid of a program with just my PCs' uninstall application, and it worked just they way I thought it would.

LearnAnything: a revolutionary social learning tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Free eBook: How to Monitor Your Social Media Presence in 10 Minutes a Day The average budget spent on social media and company blogging increased from 9% in 2009 to 21% in 2012. Businesses are clearly finding value in social media. Monitoring different channels, however, can take a lot of time. Where do you start?

Raven Tools Pricing and Plans Frequently asked questions What does Raven cost? Pro accounts cost $99 a month. Agency accounts cost $249 a month. Pikachoose jQuery Image Gallery Social Media Dashboard for Teams using Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin Social media engagement means being part of a global dialogue. Streamline your engagement with our time-saving, automation, and targeting tools, and get more time for what really matters — meaningful conversations. Take a closer look at our engagement features