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Collating various resources helpful for exploring the future of media in Africa
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Collective.li - Share Your Life Magazine

Collective.li - Share Your Life Magazine | African media futures | Scoop.it

Share your discoveries as vivid magazines with family, friends, and the world


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Ballantine's & CuteCircuit tshirtOS :: The world's first programmable t-shirt

To find out more about tshirtOS go to http://www.tshirtos.com and register your interest. tshirtOS is the world's first wearable, sharable, programmable t-sh...

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Communicative media may be coming right close to us as wearable clothing.

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Has China's Media Censorship Reached a Tipping Point?

Has China's Media Censorship Reached a Tipping Point? | African media futures | Scoop.it
Why an obscure weekly magazine has become a touchstone for Chinese debates over press freedom
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Will China's increasing media influence in Africa also be influenced by its cencorship policies?

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Is iWatch in Apple’s future? « electricfoxy

Is iWatch in Apple’s future? « electricfoxy | African media futures | Scoop.it
Smartwatches have been squeezing their way into the wearable consumer electronics market like Pebble, i'm watch, Sony Smartwatch, inPulse and WIMM (to name a
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With further minituarisation you might be wearing all the media you want on your wrist.

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Broadband still too expensive | ITWeb

Broadband still too expensive | ITWeb | African media futures | Scoop.it
SA’s high prices and limited data packages add up to the country being the most expensive in terms of broadband.

Via Online Africa
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Broadband needs to become much more affordable for individuals to use the internet widely for consuming media in South Africa. Mobile data would need to follow the trend to become more affordable.

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12 Essential Steps of a Phenomenal Story


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Strange to tell Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thousand Faces with Lego characters but it flies by faster chan Campbell.
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Could this 65 slide deck have saved me plowing through Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thosand Faces? Not really, but its fun and flies by providing ADD insight into the basis of all stories. 

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Present.me – Des slides et de la video.

Present.me – Des slides et de la video. | African media futures | Scoop.it
Present.me est un outil en ligne qui permet de créer des présentations mixant vos slides avec de la vidéo de présentateur. Des slides et vous. C'est le slogan de ce nouveau service qui facilite
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Smartphone usage in South Africa as of Sept 2012 [Infographic] - Tech Talk Africa - Technology Website

Smartphone usage in South Africa as of Sept 2012 [Infographic] - Tech Talk Africa - Technology Website | African media futures | Scoop.it
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Equipping future priests in Africa with literary tools: Africa eBooks Project

Equipping future priests in Africa with literary tools: Africa eBooks Project | African media futures | Scoop.it

This initiative aims to equip future priests in Africa with the literary tools to evangelize their continent. It is a charitable "experiment in new media solidarity."

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Connections = communication enabled! How the Internet of everything will change the world | KurzweilAI

Connections = communication enabled! How the Internet of everything will change the world | KurzweilAI | African media futures | Scoop.it
Internet of Everything (credit: Cisco) From the Internet of Things (IoT), where we are today, we are just beginning to enter a new realm: the Internet...
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Deutsche Welle’s trying to use Africa’s mobile-phone boom to spread news by new means

Deutsche Welle’s trying to use Africa’s mobile-phone boom to spread news by new means | African media futures | Scoop.it
The German broadcaster is using SMS and dial-to-listen radio shows to reach an audience with limited Internet access.
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Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism | African media futures | Scoop.it
A collaborative effort to figure out the future of journalism. A project of Harvard University.
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Africa’s future is up to Africans, not Obama. Thanks very much

What Africa needs, at country level and possibly collectively, is clarity about what it wants from these big powers. The problem is that no such broad debate is going on in places like Uganda.
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Why do I need a social media strategy?

Why do I need a social media strategy? | African media futures | Scoop.it
Blogging, tweeting, friend requests and fan pages: the lexicon of the modern world. Twitter is all the rage. Facebook has over 800 million users.
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Former Rdio software engineer joins Google's Project Glass team

Former Rdio software engineer joins Google's Project Glass team | African media futures | Scoop.it
There's still quite a few months before those lucky early adopters can get their eager hands (and eyes) on Google's Explorer Edition set...

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10-year predictions coming true? « electricfoxy

10-year predictions coming true? « electricfoxy | African media futures | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, Wired Magazine predicted that we’d be living with phones on our wrists, data-driven goggles on our eyes and gadgets that would safety-test
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In Africa, everywhere you go, you find radios, sunglasses and Coca Cola. Nowadays, in many places, you also find mobile phones. So both the radios and the mobile phones can converge with the sunglasses. But what about the Coke?

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A Social Media Cartoon Break

A compilation of some of the funniest social media cartoons from around the web.

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China expands media reach in Africa | Asia | DW.DE | 07.01.2013

China expands media reach in Africa | Asia | DW.DE | 07.01.2013 | African media futures | Scoop.it
With the introduction of a radio broadcaster, news agency, TV station and newspaper to the African market, the reach of Chinese media is rapidly expanding. Some say China aims to dominate the African media sector.
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China is moving fast into the African media environment. Why? What do you expect? Read on...

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The Diamond in the Rough System for Gaining Influence : @ProBlogger

The Diamond in the Rough System for Gaining Influence : @ProBlogger | African media futures | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Jonathan Goodman. Content is still king, but influential relationships are queen. And we all know ...
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90% of All Phones in Africa are Mobile: Is Mobile The Future of Africa? - Tech Talk Africa - Technology Website

90% of All Phones in Africa are Mobile: Is Mobile The Future of Africa? - Tech Talk Africa - Technology Website | African media futures | Scoop.it
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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of The Cloud | CloudTweaks

Cloud Infographic: The Future Of The Cloud | CloudTweaks | African media futures | Scoop.it

The Future Of The Cloud

As barriers to entry lower and the benefits increase, an increasing amount of corporations are choosing to make cloud based solutions a part of their operating model.

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An App That Turns Any Surface Into An iPhone Keyboard

An App That Turns Any Surface Into An iPhone Keyboard | African media futures | Scoop.it
We have virtual keyboards, clip-on keyboards, magnetic keyboards and even laser keyboards. But what if your keyboard wasn’t a keyboard at all?Florian Kräutli has developed an ingeniously simple alternative called the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard.

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The newsonomics of native, indigenous, and immigrant content

The newsonomics of native, indigenous, and immigrant content | African media futures | Scoop.it
Content produced by news companies is increasingly being sent down new paths — from the new advertorial to repurposing old archives.
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The End Of The Smartphone Era Is Coming

The End Of The Smartphone Era Is Coming | African media futures | Scoop.it

Google and Microsoft are developing computerized glasses.

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