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Social Media Revolution 2011

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What Instagram Plans To Do With 150 Million Photos And Faster Growth Than Flickr It took Flickr, one of the world's largest photo-sharing sites, close to 2.5 years to reach 150 million photos, which could be uploaded from any computer and shot on any camera. But it took San Francisco-based startup Instagram roughly just nine months to hit that same milestone--with just one mobile app, available on just one device maker's OS (Apple's). Today, cofounder Kevin Systrom, one of our Most Creative People in Business, announced the 150-million photo milestone, telling Fast Company that he feels both "excited and humbled" by the startup's success. The growth of Instagram, which lets users snap pictures on their iPhones and apply one-click vintage filters, is staggering and seemingly unwavering--it's growing at a faster rate than Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare were during the same stages. But now comes the hard part: Turning its massive initial success into a sustainable business model. [Image: Flickr user Martina Yach]

The Future Of Education And Teaching These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives. TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”, bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. If you’re not already a fan of TED, maybe these will open your eyes to this wonderful resource. Education is only one of the vast array of topics covered in TED talks, so if you enjoy any of the videos below, you might want to click through the the site and check out some more of them.

InterBC Live! on USTREAM: Celebrando la Semana de la Informática de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Bayamón. Watch without ads Ustream © Search The Year of Social Media 2010 [infographic At Mindjumpers, we thought it could be interesting to make our own infographic about the year of social media 2010, and here we would like to share the result of our work with you. We have chosen to include the most significant changes at different platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc. In addition, we have chosen a couple of great campaigns that went viral, such as “A hunter shoots a bear” produced by Tipp-Ex. And that was definitely one of the most popular ones! During the year of 2010, we have seen a lot of important changes on Facebook, especially during the end of the year – and not least seen some fun, different and interactive campaigns that really put the users in focus.

LawCloud – Cloud Computing for Law Firms Law professionals are very mobile and busy people, in and out of meetings, in-house or externally, with a constant need to stay in touch with all activities on client files. To deal with these information needs cloud computing for law firms is an essential tool to stay informed and in control at all times. Fragmented vs. Integrated Cloud Computing: Any solution should be integrated as to minimise IT problems, duplicating data, security risks and enhance ROI. Using one vendor for cloud accounting, another for Cloud CRM and jet another for Online Disk solutions is a big No-No! Another big issue is compliance, for example, the ability to securely achieve email correspondence between clients and the firm.

Digital A-List Advertisement Ad Age Digital A-List: Google Creative Labs By Michael Learmonth on 02.27.2011 Ad Age Digital A-List: Groupon By Kunur Patel on 02.27.2011 Ad Age Digital A-List: Virgin America Personal learning environment Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.[1] This includes providing support for learners to: Set their own learning goals.Manage their learning, both content and process.Communicate with others in the process of learning. A PLE represents the integration of a number of "Web 2.0" technologies like blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, etc. around the independent learner. Using the term "e-learning 2.0", Stephen Downes describes the PLE as: "... one node in a web of content, connected to other nodes and content creation services used by other students. It becomes, not an institutional or corporate application, but a personal learning center, where content is reused and remixed according to the student's own needs and interests.

Ethiopia arrests 'coup plotters' Ethiopia's authorities say they have arrested 35 people who were allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. All are said to be members of Ginbot 7 (15 May), an opposition group based outside Ethiopia and led by the self-exiled politician Berhanu Nega. The Ethiopian government say the people arrested in Friday's raids fall into two groups: some were soldiers and others civil servants. Flaming drives online social networks - science-in-society - 07 December 2010 Want more comments on your blog posts? A higher follower tally on Twitter? Then be prepared to resort to flaming to anger and upset people. That's the conclusion of a study into the role emotions play in online interaction. A group of Slovenian and British researchers used something called "sentiment analysis" to identify emotional content in posts left on the BBC's online discussion forums and the link-sharing website digg.com.

Social Media Will Change Your Business Look past the yakkers, hobbyists, and political mobs. Your customers and rivals are figuring blogs out. Our advice: Catch up…or catch you later Editor's note: When we published "Blogs Will Change Your Business" in May, 2005, Twittering was an activity dominated by small birds. Truth is, we didn't see MySpace coming. Digital Moms Favor Informative Ads As the family’s chief purchasing officer, mothers are VIPs to marketers. And to reach moms, marketers are wise to invest in digital advertising. When it comes to those advertisements, a survey of moms by About.com could lead to the conclusion that the type of ads that engage mothers are those best experienced online. For example, 51% of moms said “ads that provide detailed information about how I can use a product” grab their attention. After all, it is difficult to offer much detail in a 60-second TV spot.

what is PLN, PLE, PLN (open thinking) I am currently writing a chapter regarding open and networked learning. I have used the term Personal Learning Network (PLN) dozens of times over the last few years, and have seen it mentioned countless times in blog and microblog posts, and other forms of media. However, I cannot seem to find a solid reference or definition for the concept of PLN. I sent out several email messages asking people if knew of an existing article or reference for the PLN definition, and I have yet to receive a response. About the best lead I could find was a post from Stephen Downes that mentioned “Dave Warlick has taken the concept of the Personal Learning Environment, renamed it (to Personal Learning Network).” I thought it was appropriate to ask the question to my PLN (or what I perceive as my PLN) via Twitter.

Technology Now a Competitive Priority for ED Grants Policy | News Technology Now a Competitive Priority for ED Grants In response to a number of public comments protesting the omission of technology as a priority in the funding of competitive grants in FY 2011, the United States Department of Education added the use of technology to its notice of final supplemental priorities for discretionary grant programs, which it released Dec. 15. World Map of Social Networks January 2017: a new edition of my World Map of Social Networks, showing the most popular social networking sites by country, according to Alexa & SimilarWeb traffic data (caveat: it’s hard to understand the impact of Google+ because it is part of Google domain traffic). There are a lot of news since last January: Facebook is still the leading social network in 119 out of 149 countries analyzed, but it was stopped in 9 territories by Odnoklassniki, Vkontakte and Linkedin. It’s interesting to see that in some countries, like Botwana, Mozambique, Namibia, Iran e Indonesia, Instagram wins and that some African territories prefer LinkedIn. Overall LinkedIn conquers 9 countries, Instagram 7, meanwhile VKontakte and Odnoklassniki (part of the same group Mail.ru) grow up in Russian territories. In China QZone still dominates the Asian landscape with 632 million users and Japan is the only country where Twitter is the leader.

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