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Africa and the Six ‘I’s: Independence, Investment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Incubation, Inspiration | Str8Talk Chronicle

Africa and the Six ‘I’s: Independence, Investment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Incubation, Inspiration | Str8Talk Chronicle | African media futures | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that Africa has become a major success story. In 2012, six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies were in sub-Saharan Africa, and this trend shows no signs of slowing. In 2012, growth hit 5.3 percent and it is predicted to increase this year. Meanwhile technology is transforming the continent. With 650 million subscribers, Africa’s mobile phone market now exceeds that of the U.S. or EU — a development that is changing lives. In addition to these startling figures, there is Africa’s young population, which, according to projections, will double over the next four decades.

These findings are a source of enormous excitement but they also require thoughtful consideration. I suggest that in looking to Africa’s future, six principles should govern decision-making in business and policy: independence, investment, incubation, innovation, infrastructure and inspiration — the six ‘I’s.

 

 

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The scariest video you have ever watched in the name of science: free-climbing up a broadcasting tower | SASM TV

The scariest video you have ever watched in the name of science: free-climbing up a broadcasting tower | SASM TV | African media futures | Scoop.it
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What do really brave technical engineers do to enable others to enjoy their media?
They free-climb up broadcasting towers of a height of 539 metres, which is higher than the Empire State Building and the Sears Tower!
This "scary" video shows you how it's done!

NOTE: Please be aware that the organisations of tower climbing technicians claim a number of inaccuracies in this video, and do not endorse the safety aspects portrayed in the video.

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Showing The Future

Showing The Future | African media futures | Scoop.it
Futurists are always mindful of the story about Cassandra. To remind us, Cassandra is the princess in Greek mythology who was both blest with perfect foresight, and cursed by the fact that nobody...
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Media specialists are greatly skilled in communicating. Futurists specialise about understanding the future. When both work closely together, then media production houses become more informed about telling storing that are relevant to our human future, and futurists learn to tell better stories about the future.
How could you help communicators with better futures, or futurists with better media?

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Playing To Win: Mobile Gamification Done Right

Playing To Win: Mobile Gamification Done Right | African media futures | Scoop.it
Gamification is becoming a serious business. ;
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Heart-Tugging Thai Ad Tells Epic Story in 3 Minutes

Heart-Tugging Thai Ad Tells Epic Story in 3 Minutes | African media futures | Scoop.it

"Giving is the best communication!" A Thai ad praised for its cinematic quality has gone viral.

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This advert is a powerful example of the power of a good story, told well, combined with the ability of social media to spread it far and wide (7.6 million views as at today). Thanks to Mark Taylor for the link.

Using media powerfully to communicate a human story within the context of communication advertisin.

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Youth and Social Media: Today and Beyond

This presentation was given to a group of health professionals responsible for developing youth smoking cessation programs at an Iowa Department of Public Healt
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How would you engage youth in social media with your brand? Tell touching stories, share compelling photos is the best start!

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Cinderella 2.0: Transmedia Storytelling

This short film, created by our Madrid office, is a tutorial for storytelling, brand content and transmedia.


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Storytelling over the centuries has always been exciting - today the media technology brings totally new dimensions to storytelling.

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Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:48 AM

A story to explain transmedia storytelling. Brilliant! Cinderella 2.0 @Soraiaferreira via @KDietz

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:36 AM

Une modernisation du conte de fée Cendrillon,

 

ou comment l'art de la transmission orale peut s'adapter aux médias modernes, offrant aux marques de belles opportunités de visibilité

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Sonia Livingstone's Research on Children And The Internet


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Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps

Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps | African media futures | Scoop.it
"Thankful," a digital story by Sarah Schmidt.   How to create a polished, powerful digital story for yourself or your nonprofit Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, educators, foundations, individuals.

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Jeramiah Martin's curator insight, July 3, 2013 9:32 AM

More good, actionble steps in building content.

Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:57 AM

TRY this.  From script, to boards, to images & music.  Follow these steps to create & post a digital story.

Luke Hancock - H&H Social Design's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:37 AM

Thorough. Insightful. Clever. This should be your go-to guide in aiding you in development of your digital story. GREAT STUFF

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Harness the Power of the Communication Age

Harness the Power of the Communication Age | African media futures | Scoop.it
The Communication Age is here, and it’s time we harness it. Why? Because informing is a one-way conversation between you and your employees, customers, or other stakeholders. And let’s
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Are you using the emerging communication tools to communicate well?

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Why Being Amazing Isn’t A Marketing Strategy - digitalrelevance

Why Being Amazing Isn’t A Marketing Strategy - digitalrelevance | African media futures | Scoop.it
Read an excerpt from marketing expert Jay Baer's new book Youtility and learn about how striving to be helpful can raise brand awareness.
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Independence Radio

Independence Radio | African media futures | Scoop.it
Global Independent Radio Stream with Artists in mind. never know when your song will play.
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36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational

36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational | African media futures | Scoop.it
Looking for a few dozen entertaining apps that you can use in the classroom? Us too! Good thing you can check out this useful list and get started with us.

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gregmhagar's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:50 AM

I'm skeptical of a lot of "educational" claims when it comes to apps/games, but this list is pretty good. Seems fairly focused on kids stuff for the most part.

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"Mobile Video" Experiences Happen at Home - nice article from VideoNuze

"Mobile Video" Experiences Happen at Home - nice article from VideoNuze | African media futures | Scoop.it

Near the top of my personal list of confusing industry terms is "mobile video." Does it mean watching on a smartphone? A tablet? Both? Does it mean using a wireless carrier's network (e.g. Verizon, AT&T) or a WiFi network or both for access? Does it mean watching while out of home (and if so, where?) or at home? And what content is watched - live? on-demand? short-form? long-form? genre? The list goes on and on. Mobile video is truly one of the most confusing and misunderstood industry terms around.


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African Innovation Communication Agency Nyota Media Launches. mTrends - mobile media lifestyle trends.

African Innovation Communication Agency Nyota Media Launches. mTrends - mobile media lifestyle trends. | African media futures | Scoop.it

Rudy de Waele with former BBC Journalist Shaheera Asante, started a new company called Nyota Media in December 2012. It’s the world’s first communication and PR agency for innovative African entrepreneurs, start-ups, and international companies that use technology to improve the lives of Africans.

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This Is What The Massive Growth Of Mobile Media Consumption Means For The Mobile Industry

This Is What The Massive Growth Of Mobile Media Consumption Means For The Mobile Industry | African media futures | Scoop.it
Find out how companies can capitalize on this consumer revolution and adapt to their mobile-centric customers.
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Words. Sentences. Paragraphs. Stories.

Words. Sentences. Paragraphs. Stories. | African media futures | Scoop.it

"The most common style of public speaking, one that’s often used by politicians and is surprisingly common among investment pitches, is based on sentences. At the end of each sentence, the voice goes up a bit, the speaker pauses, as if waiting for an applause line.

I’ve even seen corporate CEOs be trained to do this, mostly because they lack the guts to trust themselves and their audience. It's my least favorite part of the Techstars pitch training, in fact.

The sentence is not a natural building block of public speaking, and it’s tiring, for both the speaker and the audience. It’s hard to maintain any sort of energy in either direction."


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Should a media professional deliver audio presentations or tell stories? Seth claims that neither words nor sentences engage people. Stories do!

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Social Media Workshop at Africa by Radio

Social Media Workshop at Africa by Radio | African media futures | Scoop.it
So recently I had the pleasure of being invited to run an Introduction to Social Media workshop at the Africa by Radio Continental Convention. By all accounts i
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How would radio stations use social media? Using social media in conjunction with broadcast media is different from using social media personally. This presentation showes how.

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Changing culture: evolving values and needs in the Social Age ...

Changing culture: evolving values and needs in the Social Age ... | African media futures | Scoop.it
You can view organisational culture in two ways: created by the organisation and inhabited by people, or co-created by the people and framed by the organisation. I subscribe to the latter view, recognising that tribal ...

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EU Kids Online Country classification report - Classification - EU Kids III - - Research - Department of Media and Communications - LSE

EU Kids Online Country classification report - Classification - EU Kids III -  - Research - Department of Media and Communications - LSE | African media futures | Scoop.it

EU Kids Online Country classification report - Classification - EU Kids III - - Research - Department of Media and Communications - LSE via @livingstone_s


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“a crossplatform four-quadrant action-adventure franchise!” And Now There Will Be 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Movies

“a crossplatform four-quadrant action-adventure franchise!” And Now There Will Be 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Movies | African media futures | Scoop.it

"For readers of a certain age and disposition, the words “Choose Your Own Adventure” conjure up immediate memories of hours spent behind the cover of a thrilling white paperback with red trim, carefully selecting the right path to lead you to a treasure, or the solution of a mystery, or the depths of outer space. And now, 20th Century Fox would like to exploit that nostalgia, if you don’t mind.."


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Why Apple chose iTunes Radio instead of a catalog streaming service - ZDNet

Why Apple chose iTunes Radio instead of a catalog streaming service - ZDNet | African media futures | Scoop.it
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Why Apple chose iTunes Radio instead of a catalog streaming service
ZDNet
The most obvious comparison is to Pandora which launched its streaming radio service in 2008 and currently has over 70 million active monthly listeners.
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internet radio is being promoted more significantly by Apple.

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Measuring Social Media with Google Analytics | Our Social Times - Social Media Consultancy and Social Media Training

Measuring Social Media with Google Analytics | Our Social Times - Social Media Consultancy and Social Media Training | African media futures | Scoop.it
A unique and valuable half-day training workshop with Andrew Bruce Smith, director at Escherman and expert in SEO, Analytics and Social Media.
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What Does Social Media Mean to You?

What Does Social Media Mean to You? | African media futures | Scoop.it
How has social media impacted your life? Using the hashtag #socialmediais, tell us what social media means to you. (RT @cmelakigor: What Does Social Media Mean to You?
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The Future of Mobile (i.e. everything) Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard

The slides for my presentation at Mobile Convention Amsterdam May 23 2013 see http://www.mobileconventionamsterdam.nl/ Next Five years in Mobile “Marketing
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“Marketing as we know it is over. More than ever mobile devices are becoming our ears, eyes and brains. ‘Nowness’ takes its toll.”

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Social media advice for pupils

Social media advice for pupils | African media futures | Scoop.it
Pupils in Wales could soon get advice on avoiding the pitfalls of using social media and prevent damaging their future career prospects.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:30 AM

All schools should be letting their pupils know the pitfalls of life on line, but also showing them the joys too! Greater connnectedness CAN be good!

Kris Byam's curator insight, April 7, 2013 10:10 PM

Every student needs to know the consequences of their actions on social media.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:02 PM

Article about advice provided in Wales about social media.