Feature Spotlight: Streams

Your Scredible Stream is a highly flexible way of curating social media posts, articles of interest, and your own writing, in one space. The flexibility comes from being able to choose exactly what appears in your Stream. This gives visitors to your stream a controlled perspective into your professional and personal interests.

Firstly, you can build a Stream by clicking on the Stream icon on the menu bar. This opens the Streams page. If you have an account that allows more than one stream, you can manage all of them from here.

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Manage your Stream(s) through the Streams page

Using the Stream builder, you can use ready-made images or your own images, for the background and your avatar. You can also decide whether you want to have all your social media post on your Stream, as well as your own writing and articles you want to curate on your Stream.

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Feature Spotlight: Engage

There’s something quite pleasing about being able to see the impact of our online social media activity. Even more so when it’s presented in a very easy to view set of graphs. Which is why we developed the Engage feature for Scredible users.

This is the page where you can get a clear overview of how your postings are doing in terms of the number of the likes, shares, comments, and clicks they’re getting from your social network.

As you can see from the image below, you can choose whether to view your engagement on social media in several different ways: today, yesterday, this week, last week, this month, last month, or last 12 months.

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Overview of social media engagement in one month

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Clk.ie Roundup – Our pick of what’s been shared this week

The clk.ie is Scredible’s own shortening tool. Each week we look at interesting and popular pieces people are sharing with their social networks. Click on the clk.ie links to read the full article.

March 20

11 staggering stats from around the digital world (Econsultancy)

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‘most of the web traffic analysed was in fact not generated by real users. 44% came from human site visitors, while the remaining 56% was considered non-human.’

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Feature Spotlight: Write

Writing is simple with Scredible, whether you’ve been inspired by an article you’re reading, or have a burning issue you want to write from scratch. You can start writing while still looking at the article that’s got you enthused, or you can open up the full Write facility from the navigation bar.

Writing when reading an article

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Get Started with a New Post

When you are reading an article in Scredible it’s easy to add a short comment so you can post it to Twitter, or write a longer piece for LinkedIn, Facebook, or to send to your Scredible Stream.

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Clk.ie Roundup – What’s being Shared this Week

The clk.ie is Scredible’s own shortening tool. Each day we look at interesting and popular pieces people are sharing with their social networks. Click on the clk.ie links to read the full article.

 

March 12

Vocativ’s new Social Map gives users a taste of its data mining technology (Mashable)

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Its Social Map, which will be featured at the upcoming SXSW Interactive Festival, is powered by Verne, the internal platform that Vocativ journalists use to unearth stories and find sources as well as news.

 

 

A ‘warhead’ molecule to hunt down deadly bacteria (Phys.org)

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Targeting deadly, drug-resistant bacteria poses a serious challenge to researchers looking for antibiotics that can kill pathogens without causing collateral damage in human cells. A team of Boston College chemists details a new approach using a “warhead” molecule to attack bacteria.

 

March 11

8 Digital Marketing Tips for Bootstrapped Startups (Entrepreneur)

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You just launched a startup and need to get your brand in front of as many eyes as possible… What’s an entrepreneur to do?

 

Google: Our new service will ‘revolutionize’ the computer storage industry (Business Insider)

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Google today announced Google Cloud Storage Nearline which will cost just 1 cent per gigabyte per month for data that will be accessed in 3 seconds or less.

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Feature Spotlight: Adding Keywords

The Keyword feature is a neat way for Scredible to the learn more about your likes, specific interests and the ideas and developments you need to know about.

You might be aware of keywords through selling online, or documenting at work. You’ll definitely know it through searching on websites. When you type a word or words into the search box, that’s a keyword.

To use the Keywords in Scredible, click your ‘Bots’ on the navigation bar, decide which Bot you want to add a keyword to, and you’ll see a box like the one below. As you can see, this was already set up to find articles specifically related to internet wearables and the Apple watch.

 

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Too much information, or too little knowledge?

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Complaints about information overload have a long history.

“The abundance of information has become a distraction….”

“We’re inundated with content that’s foolish, ignorant, libellous and mad….”

“Can there be no end to it?”

 

These laments came from Ecclesiastes in 930 BC, Seneca in the 1st century AD, and Erasmus in the 16th century when Gutenberg flooded the market with “thousands upon thousands of books.”

But with each explosion in information, there has also been an accompanying surge in transformative new methods for dealing with all the data. Public libraries, universal bibliographies, and encyclopaedias – all transformative, all giving people a way to handle the overload.

And now, again we find ourselves swimming in a tidal wave of information, trying to make sense of it all, looking for new ways of coping, new methods to successfully sift through the terabyte infoglut, a new approach to find what is relevant to us personally.

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