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2 Facebook Promises to Revolutionize Social Networking Today

Rumor has it that Facebook will announce a radical change to its platform today and according to Mashable’s Ben Parr, who has seen the changes – “developers will be elated, users will be shellshocked and the competition will look ancient”

“These changes will make Facebook a place where nearly everything in your life is enhanced by your social graph. These changes will make it so you know your friends better than you ever thought you could.”

You can see and hear the announcement live today starting at 9:30am PT in the video player below.

9 The Source of the Fountain of Content Idea Utopia

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Everyone online these days is encouraging you to create content, but with a constant demand for fresh ideas it can be a bit tough to come up with topics to write about day in and day out. I have a few sources I turn to consistently for inspiration, but today I’m going to reveal what for some will be the source of the fountain of content idea utopia!

If you want to create content that is fresh, relevant and even a tad cutting edge, look no further than the topics being presented at upcoming conferences related to your industry. While not universally true, most conference organizers try to put together programs that represent the kind of things their members and community are asking for most or that are on the horizon.

If you consistently follow and write about these topics you have the ability to insert yourself into the conversation as these conferences occur and may even get yourself invited to speak or contribute on one of these hot topics as your content bubbles up to the top of searches related to these topics.

You can start trying out this simple, but powerful tactic with a quick visit to this list of 100+ Upcoming Social Media and Tech Events – from the prodigious writers at Mashable.

Simply find a conference or two that looks interesting, scroll through the agenda, and presto, instant relevant content ideas served up on a platter. With a little research you should be able to turn up a list of event for just about any industry out there.