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Are we on track? First Quarter, 2013: An update to the definitive research "The 2nd Screen: Transforming video consumption"

Are we on track? First Quarter, 2013: An update to the definitive research "The 2nd Screen: Transforming video consumption" | African media futures | Scoop.it

The first 3 months of 2013 has been explosive for 2nd Screen.  Apps have improved, new apps have continued to launch, clear evidence of growth in the revenue associated with the market can be seen, and the convergence of 2nd Screen companion experiences and 2nd Screen viewing experiences has continued.

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How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets

How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets | African media futures | Scoop.it
"House of Cards" gives viewers exactly what Big Data says we want. This won't end well (RT @ebertchicago: Big Brother may not be watching, but Netflix is—every move of millions—and Big Data profoundly affects program content.

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Micromax set to launch 3D phone under Rs 15,000 - The Times of India

Micromax set to launch 3D phone under Rs 15,000 - The Times of India | African media futures | Scoop.it
Indigenous mobile phone manufacturer Micromax is all set to launch its first 3D smartphone in next few days.

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FCC chief’s swan song: in-flight broadband -- FCW

FCC chief’s swan song: in-flight broadband -- FCW | African media futures | Scoop.it
Genachowski urging a reallocation of spectrum to allow for much faster connections at 30,000 feet

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Africa Wired | Africa Renewal Online

Africa Wired | Africa Renewal Online | African media futures | Scoop.it
Africa’s love affair with BlackBerry
Smartphone’s secret to success is affordability
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MOBILE REVOLUTION: Smartphones for Africa - Times LIVE

MOBILE REVOLUTION: Smartphones for Africa - Times LIVE | African media futures | Scoop.it
While Apple, Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry slug it out for the top end of the smartphone market, there is an interesting battle going on a few rungs down.

Currently, most cellphones being sold are so-called feature phones, many of which can't access the internet, but projections are that this will soon be overtaken by smartphones as their costs come down.

 

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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SocialLens Blog

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SocialLens Blog | African media futures | Scoop.it

Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. This applies to our ability to use a hammer, nails and wood to build the house that we intend to build:

 

..and it applies to our ability to use digital technologies to have the intended positive effect on people and situations:

 

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What is Media Literacy?

What is Media Literacy? | African media futures | Scoop.it
According to the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. Anyone can do media literacy. It can happen i...

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Teens and Technology 2013 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.

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Church Social Media Strategy

Church Social Media Strategy | African media futures | Scoop.it
Ok, now let’s get to the meat of things and talk about specific strategies when posting. It’s important to have a social media STRATEGY and not just say lets join Facebook and Twitter and hope for the best.

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Coming of Age in the Digital Age | GeekDad | Wired.com

Coming of Age in the Digital Age | GeekDad | Wired.com | African media futures | Scoop.it
This week, my first-born became legal. Not to drive, vote or drink, though; that comes later. My son turned 13 years old, making him eligible under terms of service to have his own social media account.

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Phil Burns's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:56 AM

Just this week we had to have some hard conversations with our 11-year-old about his secret social media accounts.  It's tough when the older brother has accounts. 

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Toshiba supersized, glasses-free, 3D TV

Toshiba supersized, glasses-free, 3D TV | African media futures | Scoop.it

Toshiba showed off its new no-glasses 55-inch 3-D TV. The company says it is the world’s first large screen 3-D TV that does not require any glasses. According to Toshiba, the new 55ZL2 is its most advanced television to date with the latest imaging technology. Toshiba chose the IFA 2011 event in Berlin, a high-profile trade show for consumer electronics and gadgets, as the venue to preview this supersized flat-screen television. With promotional showmanship, glasses were handed out at the press briefing with the words "bye bye" printed across the lenses.


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Dark social: Why measuring user engagement is even harder than you think

Dark social: Why measuring user engagement is even harder than you think | African media futures | Scoop.it
Media companies and publishers of all kinds spend a lot of time measuring their online traffic patterns using analytics that track where readers come from -- but Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic argues that they are overlooking a huge contributing...

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Big Data Predicts Big Screen's Oscar Winners

Big Data Predicts Big Screen's Oscar Winners | African media futures | Scoop.it
Data sciences company Farsite is using big data to predict the 85th Academy Awards.

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LG Curved OLED TV Coming Later This Year - HDTV News

LG Curved OLED TV Coming Later This Year - HDTV News | African media futures | Scoop.it

LG have just confirmed that we will indeed be seeing their impressive curved OLED TV in stores, and sooner than we would have expected!


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Facebook and Rovi partner on Social TV | IP&TV News

The world's biggest social media network has chosen US firm Rovi to provide an expansive set of information on movies, TV shows and celebrities that will enable developers to create apps that improve the social TV experience for viewers.

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Smartphones vs feature phones – The handset war that will shape the coming transition to all-data services

Safaricom’s recently announced that it would stop selling feature phones in its retail outlets in Kenya to encourage smartphone take-up. This was based on the fact that there is now a significant convergence in terms of price and features between bottom-end smartphones and top-end featurephones. Russell Southwood looks at what this might mean for the transition to and the price leap that still needs to be made.

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Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone

Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone | African media futures | Scoop.it
Brazzaville (AFP) Dec 29, 2012 - A Congolese inventor has unveiled what he says is the first African-designed smartphone.
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iPhone 5? Yawn. What Will the 'Phone' of 2022 Look Like?

iPhone 5? Yawn. What Will the 'Phone' of 2022 Look Like? | African media futures | Scoop.it
A romp through the weird, scary, awesome future of mobile communications.

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Children and their media 2013

The complex media interactions of children aged 5 to 16

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MILID: new journal on Media and Information Literacy and Cultural Dialogue

MILID: new journal on Media and Information Literacy and Cultural Dialogue | African media futures | Scoop.it

"MILID Scientific Journal is a science journal co-published by the Journalism and Communication Sciences Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Tsinghua University. This scientific journal is one of the collaborative actions carried out under "The UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID)"

MILID will publish scientific articles in the fields of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue from an always social and a cultural viewpoint and following the theoretical and methodological approaches. Book reviews will also be published in MILID issues.

MILID will especially value articles from competitive research projects, with a clear articulation of theory and methodology, a well-defined and up-to-date theoretical framework, and which are proposed as a significant contribution to their subject area and field."


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The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | African media futures | Scoop.it
From last year's ISTE talk by Adam Bellow that's making the rounds again: The new "F" word is Fear. Fear of using technology in schools, in the hands of kids. Here's why that should change.

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Encapsulation, Tree Rings & Why the Future is Driven By the Past

Encapsulation, Tree Rings & Why the Future is Driven By the Past | African media futures | Scoop.it

People often think new technology replaces the old. In reality it rarely does. To Sid Mead’s point, the problem is that it arrives, but not all at once.


New technology has– to some extent– to be compatible with the past. So rather than replace it, it often lays over the old system and encapsulates it. In doing this, it has a firm foundation but it also means it inherits some of the characteristics of the old technology.


It’s exactly the same process with trees. Every year a ‘new’ tree encapsulates the old tree like an overcoat, yet it relies on the old tree to support this new layer. Every knot, branch and imperfection is reproduced by each successive layer.


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10 Signs Internet TV is Ready to Disrupt the Industry

10 Signs Internet TV is Ready to Disrupt the Industry | African media futures | Scoop.it

A talk about the Future of Television.


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