In celebrating this year’s World Green Building Week, Carboun has released a visual guide to energy use in buildings with the goal of explaining the overall state of energy use in the region and the significance of buildings as a major sector in energy consumption. It also aims to comparatively explain the nuances of the major trends of energy use in buildings as a baseline analysis for further research.
The visual guide, which was researched and designed by Karim Elgendy with additional contributions from a small research team, was based on raw data obtained from the International Energy Agency and the World Bank.
See on www.carboun.com
Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:
“The facts are:
***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content.
***Curation can be a fun, rewarding and highly effective part of your online marketing mix.
***Curating content requires skill, tenacity and, above all, an unflinching focus on the needs of your audience.
The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.
An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.
So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.
If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.
Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.
1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.
2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords.
3) Build customized MyAllTop pages to keep up on industry blogs.
4) Set up Google Alerts for targeted keywords.
5) Subscribe to blogs by RSS and view them in Google Reader.
6) Create topical lists on Facebook.
7) Perform keyword searches in Trackur.
8) Explore Regator’s curated blog directory.
9) Hunt down content by category on StumbleUpon.
10) Find applicable articles and experts with Topsy.
11) Join relevant LinkedIn groups.
12) Search Scribd’s documents database.
13) Dig into the bookmarked items on Delicious.
14) Keep an eye on curated niche sites that serve your audience, like Inbound.org.
15) Scour the Web with Snip.it and Scoop.it.
16) Drop your keywords into Bottlenose.
17) Scan the curated lists on List.ly.
18) Sign up for a personalized email digest from YourVersion.
19) Say hello to your little friend: Social Buzz.
20) Swing by Ice Rocket and ROCKZi once in awhile.
21) Ignore Google+ at your own risk. I dare you. #smooches.
Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:
I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.
Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:
If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.
Set high standards and strive to exceed them….”
Read full, long and interesting article here:
See on outspokenmedia.com
Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.
An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.
Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.
Additional topics covered include:
The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
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TÉCNICAS PARA LA GENERACION DE IDEAS Y CREATIVIDAD: “ LOS SEIS SOMBREROS DEL PENSAMIENTO”. JULIANA VILLAMONTE DE ALSOLA.
See on www.slideshare.net
Le Retail Innov’action Book rassemble pour la première fois 100 innovations commerciales majeures mises en oeuvre dans le monde.
See on innovactionbook.com
As a designer, you would always use type in your works. Hence, it is important for you to know the basics of typography. Typography is a central component of design and one of the primary ways of communication.
See on naldzgraphics.net
For more information visit here http://designersx.com/arebooksdoomedtheriseofereadinginfographic/
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A simple list of 10 things I wish I’d heard when I was in college.
1. Steal like an artist.
Every artist gets asked the question, “Where do you get your ideas?”
The honest artist answers, “I steal them.”
How To Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon http://bit.ly/vdGekN
See on www.austinkleon.com
I’m going to let you in on a well-kept secret: There’s nothing new about “social media.”…
See on www.copyblogger.com
HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML.
The previous version of HTML, HTML 4.01, came in 1999. The web has changed a lot since then.
HTML5 is still a work in progress. However, the major browsers support many of the new HTML5 elements and APIs.
How effective QR campaigns can aid your business in internet marketing success…
See on www.thewholebraingroup.com
Social Media: Important Element in the Business? A Survey of Companies in Asia
Ogilvy Asia together with research firm IPSOS study surveyed 153 senior executives from 14 countries across the Asia Pacific region to understand whether the companies in Asia consider social media as essential part of their marketing plan.
– 43% of senior executives in Hongkong believe that social media is extremely important
– 60% of companies spend less than 5% of their marketing or communication budgets on social media
– Out of the 153 senior executives suryeved, only half of them have a crisis plan for social media
See on ijustdid.org