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Online Video Predictions For 2012 - The Reel Web Episode 20 | Social Greg's Transmedia Channel

Online Video Predictions For 2012 - The Reel Web Episode 20 | Social Greg's Transmedia Channel | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
This week in our look at the Reel Web we talk about how mobile viewers are watching our videos longer than desktop views are and how Facebook dominates Twitter in video sharing.
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Curate Your Own Topical Learning Guides By Collecting The Best Web Content: SchooX - The Academy for Self Learners

Curate Your Own Topical Learning Guides By Collecting The Best Web Content: SchooX - The Academy for Self Learners | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

SchooX is a free online service where everyone can bookmark, create, organize and publish information collections containing either text-content, images, audio or video.

 

The ideal users are teachers and self-learners. The official sites in fact states:

"Schoox is an Academy for Self-Learners where members can teach, learn and certify their knowledge online."

 

Users can create private or public online courses by curating topical collections of web resources and content.

 

The main tool to create curated learning paths/collections is a simple bookmarklet. When you bookmark a webpage schooX will recognize the format of the content and categorize it appropriately.

 

SchooX offers special support for over 20 Providers (YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, TED, MIT World, Scribd, Docstoc Slideshare, Flickr, About.com, MIT TechTV and many more ...). 

 

From the official site: "Found an interesting site or an amazing online video? Just submit it. Submitted web resources are automatically tagged and stored. Uploaded files are automatically indexed and are searchable...

 

..Create private or public courses by using any file type or web resource..."

 

Schoox offers a credit system for self-learner allowing them to earn credits and certificates when they study on schooX. 

 

How it works: http://www.schoox.com/howitworks/discover-and-collect.php 

 

FAQ: http://www.schoox.com/faqs.php 

 

Bookmarklet: http://www.schoox.com/tools.php 

 

Find out more: http://www.schoox.com/ 


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Basic characteristics of the interactive documentary. Featuring the interactive documentary (II)

Basic characteristics of the interactive documentary. Featuring the interactive documentary (II) | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

 In this new scenario, we replace the figure of the director (which is most associated with the audiovisual and film genre) with that of the author (because the concept of authorship is one of the major issues in the problems to be resolved) ...

 

[Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/sa2zmS]


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THE MICROBUDGET CONVERSATION: DO YOUR HOMEWORK

THE MICROBUDGET CONVERSATION: DO YOUR HOMEWORK | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Operating outside of the stale system of commercial creativity is a new vanguard of cultural revolutionaries.
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Documentary Year in Review Countdown #5: War Documentarian Tim Hetherington (‘Restrepo’) Killed in Action | POV Blog | PBS

Documentary Year in Review Countdown #5: War Documentarian Tim Hetherington (‘Restrepo’) Killed in Action | POV Blog | PBS | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
POV is counting down the top documentary stories of 2011 on New Year's Eve 2012.
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Lighting on Location: How to Use Reflectors Outdoors

Lighting on Location: How to Use Reflectors Outdoors | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
For the second “How to” of the day, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens is up to his usual tricks, creating some of the more informative photography tutorials you’ll see, while applying the lessons to the real world environment.
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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Over 70 resources for starting a self-hosted WordPress blog including domain names, hosting, installation, themes, pages, plugins, settings, backups, and more.
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Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps

Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Tweet Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

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Top 40 Stunning and Impressive Cinemagraphs – Photography in Motion - Quertime

Top 40 Stunning and Impressive Cinemagraphs – Photography in Motion - Quertime | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

When is a photo a movie? And a movie a cinemagraph?  Breathless… Have a weekend full of sweeping moments. (Image Source: Fromme-toyou.tumblr.com) Have you heard of cinemagraphs?

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Dreams of a Life goes interactive | DocGeeks

Dreams of a Life goes interactive | DocGeeks | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
In the last post I gave three examples of documentaries which run alongside campaigns urging people to take action and support the struggle outlined in the... (Dreams of a Life goes interactive.

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How to Assemble a ‘Dragon’ - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

A sequence from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” described by the film’s director and editors.
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Seeing It From the Audience’s Perspective: An Interview about Transmedia with Lucas J.W. Johnson

Seeing It From the Audience’s Perspective: An Interview about Transmedia with Lucas J.W. Johnson | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
I met Lucas J.W. Johnson at Merging Media 2011 where my friend, Cinci, suggested I blog about him.  Lucas is exceptionally sharp and ambitious - and he has clearly spent considerable time resear...
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For You: Is Curation The Ability To Create a Gorgeous-Looking Online Magazine, or Is It Something Else?

still neither salt, nor cocaine are all that sustainable- maybe curationis something else....

 

Robin Good: While I am absolutely thankful to Guillaume De Cugis and everyone else on the Scoop.it team, for providing me with probably the best content curation and newsmastering tool I have ever used, I have not been able to restrain my discontent for their (and other content curation producers) somewhat misleading communication strategy.

 

I am in fact, a strong Scoop.it supporter, if not altogether, an uncertified "brand ambassador", but due to my deep involvement and passion with curation, I have developed a skill for looking beyond the surface and for asking uncomfortable questions even to those, people and brands, that I like the most. 

If you were to watch this video, like other video clips where Guillaume has explained in front of a camera what Scoop.it is alla about, you will hear, one clear and unambiguous statement: "Scoop.it is about making it easy for people to create their own magazine or online newspaper." Perfectly matching the tagline appearing on the Scoop.it home page which reads: "Easily publish gorgeous magazines." 

To me, the fastest and shortest/easiest way to post/share something on your website, blog or social media channels, with the minimum effort possible and the maximum reach, has NOTHING to do with curation.

 

*Actually it may very well be its PERFECT OPPOSITE.*

Do I have something against Scoop.it or other tools that claim to be two opposite things at once? Yes I do.

 

Why? I think they are doing something that may confuse people on what curation really is, and serving it in fact as one false equation: easy publishing of gorgeous magazine is equal to content curation.

 

Aia.

 

If there is a line on their home page, about page or FAQ that clearly says this is not the case, please highlight for me because I have not been able to find it (yet).

 

End result: More people will pick up Scoop.it and similar tools with the hope to gain visibility, authority and reputation, the ultimate rewards of good curation work.

 

But they will also remain surprised, after their initial excitement, to see that the promise they have been given is not a self-fulfilling one. Curation and information sense-making are very different tasks from aggregation and republishing (which instead is all that is needed to publish a gorgeous-looking online magazine).

 

(You can sell salt for cocaine only so many times before you get caught. Better sell salt as salt without taking any risks, or going for cocaine 100% with all the risks and potential benefits that may carry.)

 

What do you think?

 

Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19005771 


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Mayra Aixa Villar's comment, December 18, 2011 3:38 PM
Hi Robin
Thank you very much for answering my message. I must confess that I´m a big fan of yours so I really appreciate that you actually took some time to continue sharing some ideas with me.
I´m also a great supporter of Scoop.it and Mr. Decugis´ work and it´s not my intention to question his efforts or ambitions at all. But, I think this kind of interaction is really valuable to start setting common grounds on effective content curation. Mr. Decugis himself acknowledges in his previous comment that “[the] role as a platform is to create the incentives to develop usage in the right direction.” I think this is exactly what this discussion is aiming at.
I also agree that Scoop.it can be a great curator tool. But this will happen as long as we, users, learn to be selective and dare to share more than “what other people are saying about a certain topic/interest.” By making sensible use of the “Reactions section” to comment on an article or even, sharing a completely new post without any URL attached (tools that are not so widely used among the Scoop.it community), we can start paving the way for understanding and organizing information within a relevant context. As you have suggested, this is what content curation really entails, right?
Finally, Mr. Decugis said that “through selection, users can express /show their own viewpoint.” I think that people who read my scoops want me to do more than that. They expect me to be able to somehow “mediate” the vast content content/knowledge out there and transform it into a meaningful source of information. That´s the reason why I have to resist the temptation to just rescoop this post the first time I came across it, and I decided to participate in a more significant way, instead.
Robin, I have really enjoyed this very insightful conversation. Again, thank you for this. Warm regards.
Mayra
Julie Claudia Laporte's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:09 PM

love the web...

cutesqualid's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:56 AM

excellent

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A Great Example of Innovative Content Curation: A Storified CV

A Great Example of Innovative Content Curation: A Storified CV | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

From the article intro:

 

"...Scott Kubie, who typically goes by Scott Rocketship, was recently laid off from his job at a mobile and web app technology startup.

 

In his quest to find a new gig, the 27-year-old copywriter decided to use Storify to create a unique resume.

 

In the five days since publishing, the Storify has gotten more than 1,150 views and been making the rounds on Twitter. Storify even shared it on its Twitter feed and Facebook page.

 

Rocketship has been lauded by many for his innovation and creativity..."

 

Find out why he decided to create a Storify resume and see the innovative result he got: http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/how-to-use-storify-to-make-an-interactive-resume_b9336 

 


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JARED FLESHER ON DOC FILMMAKING WITH A DSLR : PART II

JARED FLESHER ON DOC FILMMAKING WITH A DSLR : PART II | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
[…] Jared talks about how he works as a one-man crew, other equipment he uses, finishing the project, and what future camera he might like to use …

 

[Part I, in which Jared talks about making the switch to a large sensor DSLR camera, can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/uqDDT3]


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Engage Your Audience. But what the hell does that mean?

Engage Your Audience. But what the hell does that mean? | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

15 Tips To Engage Your Audience


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Siri Ported to the Canon 5D Mark II? | Transmedia Production (by Uzzi)

Siri Ported to the Canon 5D Mark II? | Transmedia Production (by Uzzi) | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
A Swedish hacker and robotics student named Björn Mabrö is claiming that he has successfully developed a custom firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II that adds Apple's Siri voice assistant to the DSLR. (Siri Ported to the Canon 5D Mark II?
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iPad mirroring mode on your AppleTV 2: How to do it

iPad mirroring mode on your AppleTV 2: How to do it | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
One of the least publicized features in iOS 5 is the ability of the iPad 2 (and, apparently, the iPhone 4S) to wirelessly mirror its screen to a...
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Virtual meeting smackdown! 15 top Web conferencing services compared

Virtual meeting smackdown! 15 top Web conferencing services compared | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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Oregon Web Video Production SEO Marketing | PRLog

Oregon Web Video Production SEO Marketing. iHumanEvolution.com the Portland SEO Experts Will Easily Turn your website into a sales machine using fast and simple Search Engine Optimization Google, Facebook, Twitter strategies.
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TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Our Top 10 Transmedia Posts of 2011

TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Our Top 10 Transmedia Posts of 2011 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

It's coming...

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Ten Bold Predictions for Book Publishing in 2012 | Digital Book World

Ten Bold Predictions for Book Publishing in 2012 | Digital Book World | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
We spoke with book industry experts, observers and players to get their bold predictions on what extraordinary events await us in the coming twelve months.
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DiffCase

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