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Gallup survey: Cell phones now exceed radio, TV in Zimbabwe | USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

Gallup survey: Cell phones now exceed radio, TV in Zimbabwe | USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy | African media futures | Scoop.it
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3 Low-Cost Tools for Managing Social Media

3 Low-Cost Tools for Managing Social Media | African media futures | Scoop.it
These little-known options can help simplify the process at little cost.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur.com....
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Faster Forward - CES 2011: GM, Powermat team up to make the Volt cord-free; plus more car tech

Faster Forward - CES 2011: GM, Powermat team up to make the Volt cord-free; plus more car tech | African media futures | Scoop.it
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Janet Faulkner's curator insight, January 21, 2013 11:43 PM

how did i miss this?

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Study: 83% of video operators plan to offer TV Everywhere by 2013 | News | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine

Study: 83% of video operators plan to offer TV Everywhere by 2013 | News | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine | African media futures | Scoop.it
TV Everywhere services are poised to hit the mainstream, according to a recent study by Infonetics Research.
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Trends 2013: An aerial view of the media landscape | The Media Online

Trends 2013: An aerial view of the media landscape | The Media Online | African media futures | Scoop.it

TheMediaOnline asked media professionals across the spectrum, from radio and digital to print and agencies, to predict what key trends will emerge in 2013

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"one step closer to that complex reality that dictates every single moment of my life" #AR - i Documentary Blog

"one step closer to that complex reality that dictates every single moment of my life" #AR - i Documentary Blog | African media futures | Scoop.it

This complex space is a layered one, not an augmented one. It is reality as it has always been: complex, layered, in constant movement and situated. The novelty is in the fact that technology allows us to visualize a little part of this complexity. Video AR does not “augment” our reality, if anything it “simplifies it”, but still… such simplification is a step ahead from the normal assumption that reality stops at what we can see and hear with our senses.

When I am stuck in a traffic jam I tend to forget that this is only one layer of the reality that I am in. Although it would do me lots of good, I tend to forget that around me are years of history, maybe also the becoming part of my future, I forget layers of thoughts, of smells, of cosmic causalities and of other people’s presence. If a Londinium app can show me the legs of an ancient legionnaire, it might distract me, but it will not solve my traffic jam frustrations, nor give me a full visualization of the moment I am witnessing and yet… but I will be one step closer to that complex reality that dictates every single moment of my life.


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Bright Simon amongst leading Mobile Health Innovators of the Year - Africa Healthcare IT News

Bright Simon amongst leading Mobile Health Innovators of the Year - Africa Healthcare IT News | African media futures | Scoop.it

Promoting the use of technology in Africa Healthcare." Bright Simons for mPedigree developed a platform to combine mobile technology and cloud computing to fight counterfeit medicines by providing free access to an instant drug quality verification system via text messaging in Africa and South Asia.

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What an inspiration! In recent years these young innovators used existing technology to provide solutions to present needs! What else could the modern media be useful for to help people?

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Love the innovation and this story. While others were mocking txting as a ridiculous innovation for the young, Bright Simons recognized the collision of a trend and a challenge in the world. Completely inspiring! Consider curiosity rather than judgement as new innovations emerge. Now think about a current innovation or technology and ask the question how might this innovation evolve or what challenges might this innovation address!
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Social media regulation unrealistic in Nigeria – expert

Social media regulation unrealistic in Nigeria – expert | African media futures | Scoop.it
A social media expert has declared unrealistic the proposition that the Nigerian government should regulate access to and the use of social media in Nigeria.

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Once Upon a Time, There Was a Person Who Said, ‘Once Upon a Time’

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Person Who Said, ‘Once Upon a Time’ | African media futures | Scoop.it
A good narrator, in books and in life, is the guide who makes sense of the story. So why have so many storytellers given up on narration?

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The Future of Radio and Broadcasting (Gerd Leonhard, The Futures Ag...

My presentation on The Future of Radio, at Lisbon RTP Conference
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Heads-On: MindWave Lets You Control Mobile Games With Brain Waves

Heads-On: MindWave Lets You Control Mobile Games With Brain Waves | African media futures | Scoop.it

When you think of mobile gaming, you probably imagine Cut the Rope or Angry Birds -- tapping, flicking and touching your device's capacitive...


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Emerging markets drive social TV

Emerging markets drive social TV | African media futures | Scoop.it

People in markets such as China, Brazil and India use the opportunities offered by web-connected television more than those in the UK, US and Germany. This is according to research carried out across thirteen countries by GfK, the consumer research experts. A study by consumer research experts GfK found that western consumers are stuck in an ‘analogue’ mindset, whereas viewers in emerging markets are more likely to exploit the digital capabilities of Connected TV.


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The 4 i’s of transmedia storytelling

The 4 i’s of transmedia storytelling | African media futures | Scoop.it

Research consultancy, Latitude, has come up with a framework that helps businesses tell their story across multiple media channels. The four i’s of storytelling (immersion, interactivity, integration, and impact) is their transmedia approach to content marketing.


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Visioning 2050: Communication in 2050

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Harish Shah portrayed a creative imaginative view of the future of communication in the year 2050, when a keyboard, mouse, or large notebook computer may have become obsolete...

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South Africa Tenth On Twitter | Net Age

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According to a recent report by Canadian research company Sysomos, South Africa has become the tenth largest twitter user in the world.

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Why Brands Need to Drop the Jargon and Focus on Digital Experience

Why Brands Need to Drop the Jargon and Focus on Digital Experience | African media futures | Scoop.it

Take a look at the number of new products launched at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show — more than 20,000 — and you can see the magnitude of the effort required by marketers to break through to consumers in the world of technology brands.
While most of the manufacturers of those products touted technological bells and whistles in promoting their wares, it seems what consumers REALLY want to know is how technology will simplify their life, according to a new global study of 6,000 consumers, the "Ketchum Digital Living Index," conducted by global communications firm Ketchum.

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4 Powerful Social Media Shortcuts that will Surprise You!

4 Powerful Social Media Shortcuts that will Surprise You! | African media futures | Scoop.it
Deemed the #1 Most Social Chief Information Officer on Twitter my social media strategy goal is simple…Drive social collaboration by being distinguished as a thought leader and influencer in
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Social media in Africa

Social media in Africa | African media futures | Scoop.it
Related posts: Time to shed apprehensions regarding social media marketing Kenyans second top tweeters in Africa iPhone Social Media Application For 24×7 Networking Tigo to interact more with subcribers via social media Law Firm Social Media Grows...
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Have you been thinking about the relevance of social media to Africa? Have a look at the deveopment of social media in various African countries.

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Study: memories for social media are stronger than that for faces, books (Wired UK)

Study: memories for social media are stronger than that for faces, books (Wired UK) | African media futures | Scoop.it
People seem to have a greater capacity for remembering posts on social media than faces or sentences from novels, according to a psychology study from the University of Warwick

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Laura Goodrich's curator insight, January 17, 2013 11:30 AM

Memory from social media is high.  

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Standard Digital News - Kenya : Kenyan student attracts Twitter’s attention

Standard Digital News - Kenya : Kenyan student attracts Twitter’s attention | African media futures | Scoop.it
When you see your seven-year-old child near your laptop or computer, the first words likely to come out of your mouth are,
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Passion for technology by Africans can make waves.

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Future vision: Wearable tech that requires FDA approval

Future vision: Wearable tech that requires FDA approval | African media futures | Scoop.it
A pair of newfangled contact lenses, a small projector attached to a pair of lightweight eyeglasses, and -- poof -- welcome to full-blown augmented reality. Read this post by Paul Sloan on CES 2013: Gadgets.

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TV, The Thinking Person’s Entertainment of Choice

TV, The Thinking Person’s Entertainment of Choice | African media futures | Scoop.it

Alissa Quart:  "By pulling us away from Twitter, texts, e-mails, pointless videos and all the other technological distractions demanding attention, “Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” provide a coherent (albeit sometimes disturbing) refuge from our fragmented lives."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 13, 2013 10:42 PM

An interesting look at why good television is beginning to look a lot like the serialized novel of the 19th century.

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Here's Proof That Wearable Tech Is The Next Big Thing

Here's Proof That Wearable Tech Is The Next Big Thing | African media futures | Scoop.it
The future is already here. (Here's Proof That Wearable Tech Is The Next Big Thing - http://t.co/H9Uj7JPz)

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Augmented Reality - Explained by Common Craft (Free Version)

http://commoncraft.com An introduction to a new technology that adds a layer of useful information to the "reality" we see on screens of mobile phone and com...

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TEDxTransmedia 2012

TEDxTransmedia 2012 | African media futures | Scoop.it

On 28 September 2012, TEDxTransmedia, under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union, returns to Rome's MAXXI Museum for its third global conference. In three sessions with fifteen speakers we will strive to define the genome of transmedia by presenting stories that will inspire new ways of media thinking.


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