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4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material? Social Media Management Software

Social Startup: Percolate “What should I say?” It’s the question and number one challenge brands ask themselves every day, according to Noah Brier, co-founder of Percolate, a social SaaS startup dedicated to answering that call. “Percolate is interested in helping brands create content at social scale,” Brier explained. Percolate started in 2011, a few years after Brier met his co-founder James Gross at likemind event, what The New York Times called “a monthly kaffeeklatsch for creative professionals” (and something Brier co-founded as well). Brier was at The Barbarian Group and Gross was at Federated Media, and both realized that there was a need not being met: helping brands figure out what to do with all of the fans and followers they were collecting.

666 Fresh Conversion Rate Optimization Tips – Curated by Oli Gardner Every time you share this post on social, a parent develops a sense of style for their children. This is not an ordinary mega list. Why? Because most lists like this are so overwhelming they’re useless. Why is this one different? Because I read every… single… one. Manifiesto Cluetrain en Español Los mercados son conversaciones. Los mercados consisten de seres humanos, no de sectores demográficos. Las conversaciones entre seres humanos suenan humanas. Se conducen en una voz humana. Ya sea transmitiendo información, opiniones, perspectivas, argumentos en contra o notas humorosas, la voz humana es abierta, natural, sincera.

Bime - SaaS Business Intelligence Email Open and Click Rates: Benchmarks and Trends Average email open rates continued their downward path during 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, though click-through rates (CTRs) increased slightly during the same period, according to Silverpop's Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study. Among some 20 industries studied, the computer software and media and publishing industries were standout performers during the five-quarter period—recording the highest email open rates and CTRs overall. They were followed by the financial services and consumer services industries. Below, additional findings from the 2012 Silverpop Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study. Some key US findings for the five quarters ended 1Q12: Open rates averaged 19.9%, down from a 2009 average of 21.3%.

18 Free Wikipedia Tools For Better Research Wikipedia is an ocean of information where one can easily get lost. We have selected 18 really awesome tools that will allow you to get more out of wikipedia and utilize it in a more productive manner. All these tools are completely free: 1.

4 Time Saving Content Curation Tools Content curation services, which had been one of the choice tools of marketing experts for some time now, are finally entering the mainstream. Some research done by the guys over at LikeHack showed that this service is now often used not by marketing consultants but by ordinary people. This is due to information overload and the rising need for content filtering. For this reason, content curation is evolving from not being only a professional tool but a tool that saves web surfers time as personal service.