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Bing Partners With Klout, Marrying Search and Influence

Bing Partners With Klout, Marrying Search and Influence.

bing-kloutMicrosoft and Klout have announced a new partnership between the two companies, which will see Klout’s data get incorporated into the Bing search engine. At the same time, Klout scores will begin to take into account Bing search results and queries.

The exchange of data is part of a long-term “strategic investment” that Microsoft is investing in Klout. In a Bing blog post, Microsoft says the sharing of data between the two companies is just the beginning of the relationship. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SEE ALSO: Your Klout Score Just Changed. Here’s WhyBing already incorporates social results into its search — mainly data from Facebook, Quora, Foursquare and others. Now when you search for someone on Bing (and you have social search turned on), you’ll also see that person’s Klout score. On the Klout side, scores will take into account how often people search for that name and presumably which links are clicked on (in the case of people with the same name).

Also, experts who appear in Bing’s “People Who Know” section of the sidebar will be recognized on Klout. The changes to Klout will come in the next few months, while Klout’s data will begin appearing in Bing immediately, Microsoft says.

How do you like that Klout will be incorporating Bing’s data, and vice versa? Share your impressions in the comments.

Source: Mashable.com

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Sugar Consumption And Health – Infographic

The consumption of sugar will always be an issue for nutritionists and health buffs everywhere. As long as sugar remains a large part of the American diet, we will continue to hear about all the negative effects sugar can have on the body. As someone who is studying nursing, it’ll be important to understand how the overconsumption of sugar may cause many health problems in the future. Many may ask: Is this concern exaggerated? Absolutely not. Sugar is in everything and it has contributed to the growing obesity epidemic in the United States. Since 1990, sugar intake has increased by 40 lbs a year. Is it a coincidence that the obesity rate has increased by 20 percent? As a nurse, you will see many cases in which a reduction of sugar intake could have gone a long way to ensuring less visits to the hospital. It’ll be important as a nurse to educate your patients on why sugar is bad and why they should limit their consumption of sugar. This infographic will show you just how getting your daily sugar fix may be contributing to many short term and long term health issues.

Source: Online Nursing Programs

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Breakdown Of A Person’s Google Results – Infographic

Admit it: You’ve Googled yourself quite a few times. But were you happy with where your name appeared in your Google search results?

Each day, one billion names are Googled. Unfortunately for many, half of all people don’t find themselves in the first page of results when they Google their own name. Only 2% of individuals own the entire first page of their results.

BrandYourself, an online reputation management startup, created this infographic to help you learn how to make results that are actually you appear higher up in search results.

We won’t give away all the tips, but we’ll leave you with this: Out of 100,000 profiles analyzed with BrandYourself, LinkedIn was the social network most often appearing at the top of results.

Source: Mashable.com, brandyourself

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Self-Obsession, Narcissism and Social Networking – Infographic

With 90 percent of U.S. internet users having signed up for at least one social network, and one out of every eight people on the planet active on Facebook, social media has come a long, long way in a very brief period of time.

Indeed, one in every five minutes online is now spent using these social channels, a figure that has more than doubled since 2007. In each and every minute, we generate some 694,980 Facebook status updates and write 532,080 tweets. And 80 percent of those posts are about our favourite person – ourselves.

Yep, if there’s one thing social media has revealed very clearly it’s the level of narcissism and self-obsession that we almost all have. More than one third (35 percent) of users tag themselves in the 250 million photos that are uploaded daily to social platforms, and people with high levels of self-belief (or, conversely, very low self esteem) spend more than an hour every day on Facebook.

This infographic takes a closer look at the psychology of social networking.

Source: mediabistro.com, Psychology Degree.

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The History Of Social Networking – Infographic

Source: Social Media Today, Onlineschools.org

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Social Insecurity – Got Social Media FOMO? – Infographic

Do you know FOMO? That’s not some fancy latte — it’s Fear Of Missing Out, and something that’s become a recognized thing by many social media users these days.

You’re probably familiar with the concept, if not the name. Here’s an example: It’s been a long workweek and you really just want to spend Friday night at home watching a movie. But then that old familiar urge hits, and you can’t resist grabbing your smartphone for a jolty fix of quick-burst information. One friend’s Twitter post mentions an awesome concert. On Facebook, someone else put up photos of a raging house party.

Suddenly, your mellow evening feels entirely inadequate and you wonder what else you’re missing out on. You put the phone down, only to pick it up again and again because you can’t shake the feeling that you’re missing out on finding out just how much you’re missing out on. The vicious cycle continues.

But don’t get too down — you’re not alone with your FOMO. There are other people out there just like you, and they’ve gone public with their problem.

The iPhone and Android app TimeRazor, which finds and suggests fun activities in your area, recently pulled research from studies and articles by JWTIntelligence, comScore and The Wall Street Journal to produce the infographic below. It gives a good snapshot of how much time people spend online and whether it makes them feel like they’re missing out on great experiences. Check it out for the full rundown.

Source: Mashable.com, JWIntelligence, comscore, Wall Street Journal

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Oversharing on Social Media – Infographic

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Sharing is the basis of social media, and it can be a beautiful thing. Keeping up with family and friends as kids grow, relationships become marriages and adventures are had — social media can be tons of fun and helps us feel connected to one another.

But when does all that sharing become too much? And when can what you share online actually become dangerous?

A recent study commissioned by Intel found that 90% of American adults think people share too much, and nearly half of adults find the deluge of information to be overwhelming.

The abundance of information isn’t just annoying — it can also make overeager posters targets for scams and other crimes. According to a recent Consumer Reports study — albeit one with some potential flaws — 20.4 million people among Facebook‘s North American base of approximately 190 million users reveal their full birth date online.

4.8 million broadcast when they’re leaving the house, 4.7 million about health conditions, 4.6 million about their love lives and 2.6 million about alcohol use, according to that study.

How can sharing this kind of information become problematic? If the wrong person knows when you’re leaving home and for approximately how long, that hypothetically makes a burglar’s job much easier. Sensitive details about relationships and wild stories (or photos) of drinking and partying can leave the door open for blackmail or extortion. And personal information such as a full birth date or health condition can make users easier targets for predatory scams.

Of course, many of these potential pitfalls can be avoided by remembering the cardinal rule of social media — privacy settings are key.

The Internet learning portal Online-Education.net recently culled research and reports from a variety of sources to produce the infographic below taking a look at just how much people share online — and whether that crosses the line of good judgement. Check it out for the fuller picture.

Source: Mashable.com, Online-Education.net, Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, jaxxon

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Top Landmarks In The World’s Most Social Cities – Infographic

Planning to check in at New York’s American Museum of Natural History or Rome’s Trevi Fountain this summer? You’re not alone.

Facebook has pored over its check-in data and isolated the “most-social” spots in 25 cities. Among the patterns that Facebook has uncovered:

Malls and outdoor markets like Melbourne’s Queen Victoria market, Sao Paolo’s Mercado Municipal and Seoul’s Dongdaeum appear within the top 10 landmarks for 19 of 25 cities.
Amusement parks like Moscow’s Gorky Park, Seoul’s Lotte World appear, Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens also score high.
Chain restaurants like the Hard Rock Cafes in Buenos Aires, Delhi and Barcelona, TGI Fridays in Norway, and Bella Paulista Casa de Paes in Sao Paulo also appeared on the list.
Not surprisingly, cities with warmer climates had more check-ins to outdoor spots, while indoor spots scored higher for colder cities.

The list of the top landmarks in all the cities can be found here.

Meanwhile, the infographic highlights the most-social landmarks in eight top cities.

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, pmorgan67

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If You Make Less Than $500,000 …

If you make less than $500,000 a year, you have no reason to vote Republican!

-A Man On The Street, Name Unknown-

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What Influence Does Social Media Have On Our Relationships? – Infographic

There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things.

But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life?

Consider this: 24% of respondents to one survey said they’ve missed out on enjoying special moments in person because — ironically enough — they were too busy trying to document their experiences for online sharing. Many of us have had to remind ourselves to “live in the now” — instead of worry about composing the perfect tweet or angling for just the right Instagram shot.

Worldwide, Facebook users spend 10.5 billion minutes each day surfing the site — and that doesn’t even include mobile use, according to the company’s IPO filing. Collectively, that’s nearly 20 years per day that people spend living online instead of offline.

Facebook users in India, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore all spend an average of more than 20 minutes on-site every day. In Singapore, the figure is a whopping 38 minutes…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, LeoGrand

Letting go of negative people – By Randy Gage

Nothing to add…

Honesty and Friends…

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You Are What You Drink – The Caffeine Poster – Infographic

You are what you drink. With so many drinks today claiming to be “energy drinks”, I wanted a little visual clarification, so I made The Caffeine Poster. With coffee drinks on one side and canned cold drinks on the other, you can quickly see how much of a caffeine “hit” (in mg) you will get after consuming. What’s especially interesting is many of the drinks have a very high caffeine mg/oz ratio, but the drink is so small you don’t get that much total caffeine…Read More

Source: CoolInfographics.com