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The Standard for Influence

The Standard for Influence
The best way to have an impact online is to create and share great content. Klout helps you do exactly that. Klout helps people who want to be great at social media. Specialist Enthusiast Entrepreneur Sahana Ullagaddi Social Media Lover You understand that your online presence can really help your offline career. Whether you’re a marketer analyzing Super Bowl ads, an investor posting about Bitcoin, or a software engineer explaining the newest technologies, you grasp the power of thought leadership to improve your career. Michelle Riles Candy Blogger You care passionately about something outside your job, and use social media to connect with others who feel the same.

Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two. You don’t need to limit yourself to searching just for simple strings; Google supports all manner of handy search tricks. If you want to search just’s archive of XBMC articles, for example, you can plug in XBMC to search our site. Get More Out of Google [HackCollege via Mashable] Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to.

The most comprehensive twitter app list you'll ever need Twitter has become a remarkably diverse tool; what used to be text based has evolved into something greater, incorporating multimedia, links and info far beyond what was originally intended thanks to the creativity of programmers and the twitter community. But with so many new apps already available and more being released by the day, trying to discover what useful and what isn't is time consuming. Therefore, we've compiled a list containing over 80 different twitter apps and tools for you to use. Whether you use Twitter for personal or professional purposes, all the apps below will help improve your experience with the micro-blogging site. Ranging from mobile to business to analytics, there will certainly be an app below that you'll find useful.

How To Create A Viral Meme [Infographic] Online backup company Mozy has released an infographic that breaks down the history of the meme, how to create a viral meme, and the monetary payoff of these internet characters. It starts with the origins of memes, which were defined in Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene and are short for the Greek word ‘mimeme’ meaning ‘imitated thing.’ The infographic shows one of the first known LOLcats from the 1870s, created by Harry Frees, who took photographs of his pet cats and added text to turn them into greeting cards. It also lays out the ingredients of a viral hit, looks at the money in memes, and examines the top six types of meme.

The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet Here are the most useful websites on the Internet that will make you smarter, increase productivity and help you learn new skills. These incredibly useful websites solve at least one problem really well. And they all have cool URLs that are easy to memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. Also see: The Best Android Apps 100+ Professional Social Media Business Tools for Brands and Marketers This post is #7 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 125. Time to compile: 8+ hours.

YouTube Begins Experimenting With Completely New Interface & Rumored 'Mood Wall' Posted by Matthew Manarino on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 · The mad scientists over at YouTube have really been at it all week. First, several eagle-eyed YouTube enthusiasts noticed that the video-sharing site was tinkering with something the media has dubbed “the mood wall.” How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time I admit it. When I first heard there are actual tournaments for Rock-paper-scissors, sanctioned by the World Rock Paper Scissors Society, I laughed. I mean seriously, $50k to the winner of a game that requires no skill whatsoever? Absurd. Flowchart: Should Your Business Be On Pinterest? With all the chatter about Pinterest, you may be wondering if the new virtual pinboard social site is right for your business. A great new infographic-style flowchart from Intuit helps you answer this question. The ‘Should Your Business Be On Pinterest?’ flowchart takes you through a series of questions to lead you to the answer—should you go for it or should you explore other social media options instead? Note that six paths lead to exploring other social media sites while only five lead to giving Pinterest a try, so the truth of the matter is that Pinterest really isn’t for every business. Is it for yours?

Love,Peace&LO dylanthescientist: princetanaka: just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world, (cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared) Once You’re In the Weird Part of YouTube, There’s No Way Out Rob Shap (not his real name) never thought “Bird Face” would go viral. He was just testing the camera on his new Macbook Pro when he recorded himself, shirtless, in his Brooklyn apartment and added some special effects. But something happened when the video made its way to that weird corner of YouTube from which there is no return. Three years later, the “Bird Face” video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times. The Rise of Bird Face Even Rob will tell you there’s nothing special about “Bird Face.”

10 examples of QR code madness At #Funnel13 to listen and learn. @willmcinnes "Really useful, some really good speakers, not sales-y - just important industry information." Symbols and their meaning SYMBOLS and their Meaning Introduction Occult symbols are fast replacing Christian symbols in our culture. Therefore, we encourage you to use this list to warn others, especially Christian children who intentionally wear and display them because they are popular. Keep in mind that some of these symbols have double meanings. For example, the pentagram has been used to transmit occult power in all kinds of rituals for centuries, but to Christians the same shape may simply represent a star -- a special part of God's creation. The image of a fish may mean a sign of the zodiac (astrology) to some, but to Christians it has meant following Jesus and sharing the message of His love.

Social vs Search: The Showdown [Infographic] Two of the ascendant methods of driving traffic to your business are social media and search marketing. While search was once the clear winner, social media has come a long way and is just about as big as search, and that’s why it’s apt that MDGadvertising has created an infographic envisioning social media and search as masked wrestlers. Who’ll come out on top? The infographic looks at various elements of business and collect statistics from various surveys to determine the winner. Here are a few tidbits.

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales?