How to Use StumbleUpon: Your Comprehensive Guide You’ve likely heard of StumbleUpon. But do you really understand how to use its full power? StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking and rating site where people can “Stumble” their favorite web pages, write reviews and share their discoveries with their followers. This network is like Delicious, but with a more enhanced social platform and sharing system. Why Use StumbleUpon? StumbleUpon can be a great site to organize your favorite bookmarks, although it isn’t quite as advanced as Delicious in organization. Use the StumbleUpon toolbars (Chrome on top, Firefox on bottom) to see Stumblers who like a specific page. Aside from organizing your own favorites, StumbleUpon is also used to drive traffic to a specific webpage, photo, video or other website. Saving Your Favorites There’s more to saving your favorite pages than just hitting the “I like it” button. Whenever you’re favoriting an item, be sure to use the tag icon to add tags to your favorites. Creating Your StumbleUpon Profile Your Bio Topics
How Google’s Hangouts API could change social video — Online Video News Association à votre site Web - Centre d'aide Google+ L'association de votre page et de votre site Web est utile pour les raisons suivantes : Elle vous permet d'être connecté à vos amis, vos fans et vos clients. Elle nous fournit des informations qui nous permettent de déterminer la pertinence de votre site par rapport à la requête d'un utilisateur dans la Recherche Google. Votre site peut bénéficier de la fonctionnalité Accès direct de Google+. Remarque : Si vous avez une page Google+ Local, suivez le processus de validation de votre page pour ajouter les informations relatives à votre établissement sur Google Maps et pour afficher le badge de validation sur votre page Google+. Si votre site a déjà été validé dans les Outils pour les webmasters, le webmaster peut approuver la demande d'association de votre site Web à votre page Google+. Pour associer votre page Google+ à votre site Web, procédez comme suit : Vérifiez que vous êtes bien sur votre page Google+ (et non pas sur votre profil). Remarque : N'utilisez pas d'URL de redirection.
lisa’s blog » A brief overview of XCRI, about to have a new boost A call has gone out today for institutions to bid for funding to further enhance the sectors’ knowledge and application of open processes by implementing a standard format for describing course data, which is at the heart of many learning providers organisational processes. This represents a massive wide scale investment; the initial work (Stage 1) will be identifying institutional readiness for opening up Course Data processes, and a number of projects will then be selected for funding to to go on to implementation of the proposed work (Stage 2) The work is to be funded by the JISC, and builds on the sterling work to date by the eXchanging Course Related Information (also known as XCRI) initiative, the new UK eProspectus standard. In short it is a way of describing learning content and information and saving the rekeying of this information into numerous systems. All images are taken from slides held in the excellent resources on the XCRI support site What is XCRI? At a glance What is it?
Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Many bloggers end up having a love-hate relationship with StumbleUpon. They love the amount of traffic that the service – which now boasts over 10 million members – can send, but they hate the conversion rate on that traffic. , yet their average time on site was just 26 seconds (overall site average is 2 minutes and 24 seconds) and they each viewed around 1.22 pages. Simply put, compared to other traffic sources, StumbleUpon is terrible. However, because the service sends so much traffic, even leveraging just a small percentage can see a decent increase in your comment count and subscriber numbers. Today I’m going to give an in-depth guide to the service and then give my tactics for getting the most out of it. StumbleUpon is a system that allows you to find new and interesting websites based around your favourite subjects. This is very different to the usual method of finding news by going to your favourite blogs or entering a search query into a major search engine. Want proof?
Google Hangouts: Now with Google Docs Integration, Now Even Better for Edu When Google launched its new social network, Google Plus earlier this summer, there was a flurry of stories about the site's potential for education. I confess, I penned a few: But as the summer waned on and the initial buzz over the site died down, it became less clear whether Google Plus would have the momentum going into the school year to appeal to returning teachers and students. Some of the pieces to make the site successful in an academic setting were (and still are) missing: namely integration with Google Apps for Education. Hangouts: Video Communication and Collaboration But Google announced a number of updates to Google Plus this morning that do point to the great potential the site still could have for teaching and learning. New Features for Hangouts: Broadcasting, Google Docs, Screensharing The new features added today now allow Hangouts via mobile phones, not just via the desktop.
Devez-Vous Créer Une Page Google+ Pour Votre Entreprise L’une des questions qui m’est souvent posée en ce moment est : « pourquoi créer une Page Google+ pour mon entreprise ? ». A partir de là, d’autres questions surviennent en général : « pourquoi créer une Page Google+ alors qu’on est déjà présent sur d’autres plateformes (et qu’il est difficile de trouver du temps additionnel) ? », « Google Plus n’est-il pas un réseau social sur les geeks ? », « quel est l’intérêt d’une Page Google+ versus une Page Facebook » etc … A cela, s’ajoutent aussi les remarques d’utilisateurs du Google+ : « de toute façon, il n’y a personne sur Google+ », « les pages Google+ ressemblent trop aux profils Google+ (pas de personnalisation suffisante) », « les Pages G+ manquent de fonctionnalités intéressantes » etc … Avant de répondre à la question principale de ce billet, je voudrais revenir sur deux points. #1. Je ressens beaucoup d’impatience quand à l’évolution du nombre d’utilisateurs de Google+ (ou sa confirmation). #2. 1. #1 : le bouton +1. #2. #3. 2. 3.
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10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence Meaningful exchanges constantly take place all over the social Web on a variety of platforms, connecting people and enabling them to share, critique, and interact with content and with each other. The type of information we share reveals a lot about who we are, who we know, and what we know — people tend to talk about the things they care about/are most knowledgeable about with others who are interested in similar subjects. The impact of those relationships affects our Web authority. Social influence occurs when a person’s thoughts, feelings, or actions are affected by others. Who are the influencers in my brand category and how do I find them? Measuring online influence is difficult at best. Klout Klout measures influence based on your ability to drive action. PostRank PostRank monitors and collects social engagement events correlated with online content in real time across the Web. TwentyFeet TwentyFeet is a metrics aggregator for all your social media and Web properties. PeerIndex Twylah
The technology behind Google+ Hangouts — Online Video News 13 Cool Examples of Google+ Brand Pages It was only a few days ago when Google+ finally gave us access to brand pages – the moment we have been anticipating since summer. Now, anyone can create their own business page on Google Plus and it seems that within a few days a lot of businesses have decided to do so. The brand pages are still very limited though – for example it’s not possible for the brand page to have more than one admin at the moment. However, I still prefer Google+ over Twitter for following brands and keeping up with content from the thought leaders in social media and marketing. Here are some Google+ brand pages that I thought looked beautiful and here is our post RT@dreamgrow How to Create a Google+ Page for Your Brand. Adidas Originals five pictures make a cool sneaker. If you still haven’t created a Google+ brand page, please read our guide about how to create a Google+ brand page for your business.
Open Education Is Transforming the Way We Learn: Ray Schroeder Speaks to Education-Portal.com Ray Schroeder is the Professor Emeritus of Communication and the founding director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield. His numerous awards and acknowledgements include the 2010 A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award, the Sloan Consortium's highest individual award. By Jeff Calareso Through his presentations, research and teachings, Ray Schroeder is a leader in the field of open education. Q. A. Q. A. We are seeing a surge in students who begin their academic careers at community colleges while working in their home communities. I recently delivered the keynote address at the e-Cornucopia conference at Oakland University in Michigan on the open future of higher education. The higher education 'bubble' has grown quite large. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A.
Making the most of improvements to the +1 button Webmaster level: All For the past few months, you might have used +1 buttons to help visitors recommend your content on Google Search and on their Google Profiles. We’ve just announced a few changes that make +1 even more useful. First, the +1 button now lets visitors share links to your pages on Google+. If someone wants to start a conversation about your content, it’s easy for them to do so. Second, you can use +Snippets to customize the name, image and description that appear when your content is shared. Here are a couple of tips to help you take full advantage of these improvements: +Snippets The +1 button opens up your site to a valuable new source of traffic with sharing on Google+. For example, if you’re running a movie review site, you might want visitors to share posts containing the title, movie poster, and a brief synopsis: You may already be using this markup to build rich annotations for your pages on Google Search. Example code containing each of the +Snippet attributes