Our Top 5 Businesses that CAN-do Content Curation

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Content curation isn’t just a publishing practice. It can also be adopted as a central element of an entire business model. We’ve put together a list of some great companies that have embraced content curation in this way. To give you an idea of the how each company uses content curation, we’ve tried to find [...]

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The Creative Plateau and Content Curation

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Yesterday, Mashable reported that, according to new research, content creation on social networking sites has plateaued. Forrestor (the company who did the research) classifies social network users by type: Creators, Conversationalists, Critics, Collectors, Joiners, Spectators and Inactives. Their findings suggest that in the past year, the percentage of Creators – people who create social content [...]

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Where Good Ideas Come From

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Steve Johnson (follow @stevenbjohnson on Twitter) is a writer and speaker who specialises in the field of ideas, connectivity and networks. He’s currently touring the US and beyond promoting his new book Where Good Ideas Come From, in which he attempts to find out why certain environments seem to be disproportionally effective at generating and [...]

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Phwoar! 5 of the Sexiest Digital Infographics

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At Organic Development, we’re not ashamed to admit that we have a fetish for infographics. They’re utterly gorgeous, and they’re great for communicating complex ideas in simple, engaging ways. We’ve put together 5 of our favourites relating to all things digital. Enjoy! (and try not to drool on your keyboard) Be sure to click the [...]

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You CAN Fit a Square Peg into a Round Hole

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A few nights ago I was watching an episode of the excellent quiz show QI (hosted by OD’s favourite celebrity Tweeter Stephen Fry) when a common myth was shattered. It turns out you can fit a square peg into a round hole. No hammer required. Let me explain: Stephen showed the audience a special shape. [...]

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Twitter Under Attack

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Thousands of Twitter accounts were affected earlier today by hackers taking advantage of a security flaw in the popular micro-blogging website. By exploiting the “onMouseOver” JavaScript function, malicious coders discovered that they could make messages and third party websites pop up when users hovered their cursors over certain links. This type of bug is particularly [...]

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Internet Explorer 9: The Good, The Bad and The Beta

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A couple of days ago, Microsoft announced the beta version of their latest web browser: Internet Explorer 9. They’re claiming it offers a better user experience than any current browser by bringing app-like functionality to surfing the net. We want to know if it really stands out in the already crowded market? And can it [...]

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Printers and People: A Marriage Made In Hell

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Technology is brilliant. As a species we’ve produced some pretty incredible things: the Internet, smartphones and robots are just a few innovations that spring to mind. Why is it then, that some devices are lagging so far behind that they seem like they were conceived in the Stone Age? The focus of my rant is [...]

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Google Instant: Why SEOs shouldn’t be rewriting the how to handbook just yet

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I’ve been monitoring the buzz on Google instant from the media  and the blogosphere and many SEOs are keen to set out the stall as to what Google instant means for SEO. STOP. PLEASE. Here are three reasons why: 1.    Instant search has been tried before and it didn’t take off. There is a distinct [...]

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The Organic Development Philosophy – Part Two: Our Digital Toolkit

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In the first part of this entry, we described the features of Complex Adaptive Networks (CANs) and explained how communication plays a vital role in ensuring the survival of such networks. In this post, we’ll demonstrate how this theoretical model works in the real world, and how we can produce positive results for our clients [...]

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