I'm a huge fan of duolingo ... a free, online language-learning tool. It approaches language training in a similar way to Rosetta Stone. You move through small lessons on key words, and it uses a variety of learning styles. The language training involves identifying pictures, listening and translating, speaking and assessing verbal fluency, as well as traditional text-based writing tests.
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If you haven’t made an account on Vine yet, I highly recommend that you do. This new video sharing app offers hours of entertainment 6 seconds at a time. Not to mention, some users have even become “Vine famous”. If you’re witty and charming, you may have what it takes. With a new social media platform on the rise, should businesses also be making accounts?
Yup, what's old is new again. Facebook, the current face of social media, has finally found a way to capture ad dollars... and lots of 'em. Zuckerberg and co. will soon be unveiling TV-style ads on your newsfeed. They'll be limited to 15 seconds each, appear once in every 20 newfeed updates (only 5% of your feed experience, Zuckerberg has stressed), and ultimately leverages the fact that there are 88-100 million people logged on during primetime TV hours (think 7:30-10:30 PM) in the U.S.
This summer I’m taking two online summer school classes and participating in an online internship. When I need a break, I’m on Twitter, WordPress, or any number of other social media sites. So while my connection to people has not dwindled this summer with being out of school, it all happens while I’m sitting in my twin bed at home. I am living virtually through screens.
by John Grimley
As Mike Nall, Founder of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisiton Advisors (AMAA) recently told me, investment funds and companies have a tremendous opportunity since the Jobs Act, to secure more investors via the use of social media.
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Published date July 24, 2013
Every now and then a report is published that suggests people are slowly coming round to the idea of using Google+, however the reality is that it is still a long, long way behind Facebook in terms of active users and average time spent on the site.
Also, I recently looked at how major retailers use Google+ and it’s clear that they don’t have a very high opinion of the network.
There are many different ways to increase twitter followers, but are they going to help your sales? There are some things to consider when you are looking for people that will follow you on Twitter and help your sales. Here are several ideas in detail that will help you to get more followers that will, in turn help your sales. The first idea is to be of help both to your followers and to Twitter.
YouTube Video Embed code has been available to add any videos to any webpage, blog, etc. But YouTube Subscribe button similar to Facebook Like or Twitter Follow was not available.
YouTube has now launched Embeddable "Subscribe" button publicly now. This will definitely improve the subscriptions rate as more businesses will now provide their Subscribe buttons as much as possible.
You can include the YouTube subscribe button wherever you wish officially.
While we're using our smart phones and mobile devices to embrace new technology and applications that are both fun and functional, privacy concerns are also increasing. "The 2013 U.S. Consumer Confidence Index reveals that 81 percent of smart phone users avoid applications they believe do not protect their privacy," said Chantal Tode, associate editor for MobileMarketer.com (Tode, 2013). This clearly indicates that as mobile activities continue to blossom, so to will the need for marketers to prove to consumers that their…
LinkedIn has become one of the most used social sites amongst professionals world-wide. Everyone is looking to connect and network. Keeping an up to date profile not only helps to position yourself better within the professional world, but it can also be used to advance the networking and presence of the company you currently work for.
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Before you try any sort of networking, the most important thing is that all of the information on your profile is up to date.