Blog It Ideas Checklist Renewed

peopleStrategic Listening” is integral to our lives and becoming better listeners is integral to creating interesting fresh content and a vibrant blog discussion climate. You can use both your skills and online tools to listen what’s being said about any topic before you write about it and publish.

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Content Curation: Baby Steps

Without doubt content curation is here to stay and more bloggers are looking to identify best practices and best tools to maximize their efforts.  If you take a close look at the custom menu at the top of this blog you will find a new Better Blogging Tips link.   The link is to my first topic page on Better Blogging Tips: “writing, grammar, blogging and content curation tips for becoming a better writer and blogger ”. That’s where I have begun learning how to locate and curate content in magazine style format. Continue reading

Emerging Social Networks

group of people Have you considered what the next wave of social networks will be like?  Social media ie. technology that enables our connectness is becoming more seamlessly and rapidly integrated into our activities that soon the phrase may disappear.  We are no longer limited to desktop computers; mobile growth is phemonemal. We connect and communicate on the go wherever we go. Continue reading

Twitter Selected Content Blocking by Country

twitter bird icon Twitter has announced their ability and intention to block selected content by country.

We haven’t yet used this ability, but if and when we are required to withhold a Tweet in a specific country, we will attempt to let the user know, and we will clearly mark when the content has been withheld. As part of that transparency, we’ve expanded our partnership with Chilling Effects to share this new page, which makes it easier to find notices related to Twitter. There’s more information in the Help pages, both on the Policy and about Your Account Settings.

Google Search is all over Your World

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If you are concerned about your privacy and what your online “friends” may have shared about you that wasn’t appearing in simple searches before, then take note of Google Search, plus Your World is being been rolled out for people who are signed in and searching on in English.

We’re transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships. We began this transformation with Social Search, and today we’re taking another big step in this direction by introducing three new features: Continue reading