26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools Content is still king, but it isn't always practical or cost effective for marketers to produce brand-new, meaty, thought-leadership level content pieces on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Content curation offers a nearly limitless method of fueling your inbound marketing efforts. Unearthing and sharing the quality content of others allows you provide your audience fresh content on a regular basis to serve any interest, industry, or market. What's more, sharing and celebrating the work of others helps get you on their radar and can forge valuable, long-term relationships with the content authors. To help you curate, here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or to share via social. 1. A granddaddy of content curation, in practice if not in tenure, Pinterest is one of the Internet's most popular sites for culling content. 2. Price: Free 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.
How to back up your social media data Facebook now lets you download all the data from your profile into a folder on your laptop or desktop. Facebook allows users to download their profiles through account setttingsIn WordPress, go to Tools, Export and choose the posts you want to exportAdobe Air app Flump lets you backup Flickr photos (Mashable) -- Remember how we were all freaking out on New Year's Eve, 1999, convinced that the world as we know it would end -- at the hands of machines, of course? Well, we weathered that storm and then some. Think of it as stockpiling food and building a fallout shelter for the 21st century. We have a ton of information, photos and memories scattered around the web that we would be loathe to lose, and while it's unlikely that the entire Internet is going to come crashing down in the next week or so, it still might be wise to put some of that stuff in an iron box for safe keeping. Read on, and Christina Warren and I will show you how to... ... back up your Facebook 1). ... back up your tweets
10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features. How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Check out these free web-based Photoshop alternatives: Arguably, Picnik is the most popular web-based photo editor. Very polished interface. Part of the Aviary suite of creative apps, Phoenix also offers layers and compositing. Adobe was a little late to the web-apps game, but this is a pretty good first try. Nice, simple, and clear interface, with no ads at all. flautR offers a cornucopia of image tools, boasting thousands of photo effects. Another ad-free editor. Hmm… looks like Pixenate was “inspired” by Pic Resize. Another simple interface. An example of how ugly these apps can get. Let me know if I’ve missed any other good ones. If you liked this post, please bookmark it on del.icio.us.
FGFR as a target in lung cancer Here’s an interesting paper in a new journal I recently signed up for, Science and Translational Medicine. The journal provides little snapshots of how research can potentially be applied to real life disease. Here’s a snippet from this particular abstract: “Lung cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in developed countries. Now, squamous cell histology tends to be more associated with smokers than non-smokers and chemotherapy has pretty much been the bedrock of treatment for this group, although it should be noted that in general, currently available therapies either have weak activity or are specifically contraindicated, as in the case of bevacizumab. Compare this with non-squamous histology, particularly adenocarcinomas, where new molecular targeted therapies have begun to evolve that have extended life and the population tends towards more non-smokers. They also found something else of note:
Free Wordpress Content Curation Tools - Plugins & Theme 3 New Bookmarking Sites and What They Mean for You Bookmarking is a great way to save things for later follow-up or to revisit on a regular basis. While your browser’s built-in bookmarks make for a quick and easy visit to your favorite sites, external bookmarking sites can extend to images, quotes, articles and more. If you use bookmarks often, you may need a better way to organize them and incorporate them effectively into your workday. In this article I’ll highlight three bookmarking tools that can help boost your productivity. #1: Licorize The real difference in Licorize is that it is not only a bookmarking tool, but also a collaborative platform for “web workers” and their teams. Available connections include Evernote, LinkedIn, Instapaper, Twitter, Dropbox, WordPress and Google Reader. Although Licorize is the only one of these tools that requires a paid account, it’s one of my favorites and therefore is first on the list. Licorize prides itself on being a bookmarking service "for the web worker tribe." #2: Diigo #3: Pinterest
A Quick Guide to Social Bookmarking This is the first post in the series A Quick Guide to Collaborative Media Tools. The purpose is to give an introduction to tools that are helpful when doing collaborative work. The first post is about social bookmarking. What’s the problem? This risk alone is reason enough for you to start saving your bookmarks in a way that is safer to you, but also storing them in a way that might benefit your co-workers. This post is about collaborative and social bookmarking. How does it work? Isn’t tagging painful? Personally, it took me about a year to come up with a tagging system that I managed to remember. Finding your personal ontology takes time and I suggest that you write down (on a post-it on your desk or desktop) the tags that you really want to base a library on. Why? Being part of the bigger picture – the ambient awareness You’re not alone. The flipside of this ambient awareness is, of course, infostress. What happens when these services shut down? UPDATE! Image credit: pengrin CC:BY-NC
Mass., N.H., Take Aim At Bone Marrow Registry Bone marrow registries are usually noble efforts to find donors with the right genetic match to save the life of a terminally ill person, but one such program in New England is under investigation by attorneys general in two states. There are allegations of misuse of funds, including spending $40,000 to $50,000 a week on female models to staff donor-recruitment tables. If New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney has it right, the Caitlin Raymond International Registry, part of the sprawling UMass Memorial Health Care system, is an organization run amok. (The UMass Memorial Health Care system is a private, not-for-profit organization, not affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.) hide captionNatasha Smahlei, a model, works at the Caitlin Raymond International Registry exhibit in October during the New England Business Expo at the DCU Center in Worcester. Paul Kapteyn/Courtesy of www.telegram.com Using Models But it isn't just their recruiting that has drawn unwanted attention.
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Co-branding gone bad | Insights & Ingenuity Co-branding is a partnership formed between two brands which have complementary audiences and profiles (or that’s the idea). The jist is that each brand will reinforce the other’s favorable attributes and bolster their respective weaknesses. The two superpowers will collide and rise to the top of the consideration set, acting in cooperation for the sake of differentiation. There are many cases in favor of joint venture co-branding; it can introduce a mature brand to new markets, help brands further penetrate existing markets and rejuvenate the lagging interest of fickle consumers. Co-branding programs can be designed for flights of time in an effort to grab short term sales gains as with a promotion or limited time offer. Programs can also be set up as part of a longer term integrated marketing strategy designed to build loyalty. There are plenty of valid business reasons to explore a co-branding partnership of either short or long form. There’s just too much risk.
50+ Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links Editor’s Note: This post was updated in October of 2016. Is social bookmarking still relevant in 2016? Read this updated post by Anna Crowe to learn more. The positive effects of social bookmarking for publishers of news sites, blogs, and other websites are outstanding. Social bookmarking can introduce sites to others with relevant tastes and drive traffic and valuable backlinks to your site. Some social bookmark sites pass on link juice, while some use the NoFollow attribute. The Benefits of Social Bookmarking The external metadata compiled via user-generated descriptions, tags, titles and categorization is incredibly valuable to search engines, as in the same philosophy as anchored backlinks, descriptive content about a web site defined by the users of that site who are not associated with the marketing or coding of that site, can be extremely powerful in gauging the importance and relevance of the content and tags which are used on that site. Image Credits: Featured Image: Deposit Photos