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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | "Biz Mobile Marketing" | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:26 AM

Great for high school learning too!  Use with art, digital storytelling, web design classes.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:26 PM

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The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion

The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion | "Biz Mobile Marketing" | Scoop.it

"News sources can't just give us the facts. They must tell us what those facts mean."


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:55 PM



Here's a refreshing look at the future of news that highlights the importance of going deeper into creating value for readers by providing more focus, relevance, context and opinion.

These are the characters that properly define what we now refer to as "curation" when it comes to content and news.


The following passages, extracted from the book, The News: A User's Manual, are by Alain de Botton, and have been excerpted from a lengthy article on The Week entitled "The Future of News".


"News organizations are coy about admitting that what they present us with each day are minuscule extracts of narratives whose true shape and logic can generally only emerge from a perspective of months or even years — and that it would hence often be wiser to hear the story in chapters rather than snatched sentences.


They [news organizations] are institutionally committed to implying that it is inevitably better to have a shaky and partial grasp of a subject this minute than to wait for a more secure and comprehensive understanding somewhere down the line.


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We need news organizations to help our curiosity by signaling how their stories fit into the larger themes on which a sincere capacity for interest depends.


To grow interested in any piece of information, we need somewhere to "put" it, which means some way of connecting it to an issue we already know how to care about.


A section of the human brain might be pictured as a library in which information is shelved under certain fundamental categories. Most of what we hear about day to day easily signals where in the stacks it should go and gets immediately and unconsciously filed.


... the stranger or the smaller stories become, the harder the shelving process grows. What we colloquially call "feeling bored" is just the mind, acting out of a self-preserving reflex, ejecting information it has despaired of knowing where to place.


...We might need help in transporting such orphaned pieces of information to the stacks that would most appropriately reveal their logic.


...it is news organizations to take on some of this librarian's work. It is for them to give us a sense of the larger headings under which minor incidents belong."

 


The call for understanding how much greater value can be provided by curating news and information in depth, rather than by following the shallow, buzzy and viral path beaten by HuffPo, Buzzfeed and the rest of the gang, is clear.


But beyond context and depth, real value can only be added if we accept the fact that going beyond the classic "objective fact reporting", by adding opinion and bias in a transparent fashion, can actually provide greater value in many ways, as Alain de Botton clearly explains:


"Unfortunately for our levels of engagement, there is a prejudice at large within many news organizations that the most prestigious aspect of journalism is the dispassionate and neutral presentation of "facts."


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The problem with facts is that there is nowadays no shortage of sound examples. The issue is not that we need more of them, but that we don't know what to do with the ones we have...


...But what do these things actually mean? How are they related to the central questions of political life? What can they help us to understand?


...The opposite of facts is bias. In serious journalistic quarters, bias has a very bad name. It is synonymous with malevolent agendas, lies, and authoritarian attempts to deny audiences the freedom to make up their own minds.


Yet we should perhaps be more generous toward bias.


In its pure form, a bias simply indicates a method of evaluating events that is guided by a coherent underlying thesis about human functioning and flourishing.


It is a pair of lenses that slide over reality and aim to bring it more clearly into focus.


Bias strives to explain what events mean and introduces a scale of values by which to judge ideas and events. It seems excessive to try to escape from bias per se; the task is rather to find ways to alight on its more reliable and fruitful examples. 


There are countless worthy lenses to slide between ourselves and the world." 


Overall, these ideas offer a truly refreshing look at the future of news and at the relevance that context and opinion could play in transforming this medium from a vehicle of mass distraction to one of focused learning and understanding for those interested. 



Must read. Rightful. Insightful. 9/10



Full article: http://theweek.com/article/index/256737/the-future-of-news 


Reading time: 10':20"






Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 25, 2014 2:36 PM

El futuro de las Noticias no es sobre los Hechos, sino sobre contexto, relevancia y opinión.

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:12 AM

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Find, Curate and Recommend Your Favorite Products with Referly Great-Looking Collections

Find, Curate and Recommend Your Favorite Products with Referly Great-Looking Collections | "Biz Mobile Marketing" | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Referly is a revolutionary curation platform offering the ability to create great-looking thematic collections of products, that you can promote and share online.

 

Referly offers a gorgeous user interface, which makes it very simple to find and collect any kind of product you may be looking for, as well as to create great-looking shopping front-ends.

 

Through an integrated search engine you can rapidly find fashion items, photo and video tools or your favorite books and start listing them inside your most appropriate collection.

 

In your collections you can easily edit individual items, resize them or drag them easily to new positions. It is next to impossible to make a collection look ugly.

 

Referly connects to a large number of products suppliers and it also allows you to earn rewards when you generate sales on products from anyone of these sites: http://refer.ly/merchants

 

You can also endorse, collect and share just about any product you find online by using the dedicated bookmarklet.

 

I am truly impressed by Referly, as I see an addictive opportunity both for passionate connoiseurs to share their know-how as well as for any product seller wanting to taste the future of trust-based, realtionship marketing.

 

This is the future of shopping.

 

Here is a sample collection I have just created of tools for videomakers: http://refer.ly/p/d965aafaf92511e1a4ec22000a1d0d51/collections/show/videomaker/31c2f2c4f92711e1a4ec22000a1d0d51

 

and here another one for iPhone/iPad video tools: http://refer.ly/p/d965aafaf92511e1a4ec22000a1d0d51/collections/show/ios_videomaker_/ac4f0a60f93011e1a4ec22000a1d0d51

 

Free to use.

 

How it works: http://refer.ly/getting-started

 

Try it out now: http://refer.ly/

 

 


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Massimiliano Cammuso's comment, September 7, 2012 8:52 PM
wow Robin!
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Zakariyya, thanks for the reScoop!
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Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome

Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome | "Biz Mobile Marketing" | Scoop.it

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Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 2014 11:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 2014 11:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 31, 2014 12:01 PM

Para multitaskers compulsivos, como yo, tener 100 pestañas abiertas a la vez es inevitable, con la consecuente ralentización del ordenador.
De momento sólo existe para Chrome, pero esta herramienta es la solución definitiva!
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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | "Biz Mobile Marketing" | Scoop.it

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I love the idea of this site-Archive Is-archive any site permanently and access it later. Thanks Robin Good.

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Louis Foussard's curator insight, February 22, 2014 9:13 AM

For more news visit http://www.internetmarketingstpaul.com/news/

jspellos's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:25 AM

Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 2014 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

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Discover New Interesting Video Clips With VideoPind Curated Channels

Discover New Interesting Video Clips With VideoPind Curated Channels | "Biz Mobile Marketing" | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: VideoPind is new curated video discovery platform available as a Facebook and iTunes app (with support for other platforms coming soon).

Videopind leverages curation by using a team of people which selects the best videos to eb showcased across a number of pre-selected categories and lets you, the user, play the curator as well by allowing you to create custom video playlists.

 

From description in the App Store: "Videopind is a great way to discover videos that you will love to watch and share.

 

We curate and organize videos from various categories and channelize them in the form of an amazing view.

 

Now get videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo + connect with your social videos to see what your friends are sharing.

 

 

Key features:

 

- Cloud sync all your favorites and playlists for easy access from any device. Just login and you will have all your videos exactly how you see them on your own device.

- Follow all channels you like, from an every growing list of curated channels.


- Get your social videos in one place - all your videos from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.


- Dynamic search channels - create channels based on your frequently searched keywords.


- Follow your friends from social networks and other users of Videopind who are sharing videos.

 

- Like videos to mark your favorites for easy access..."

 

 

Free download free on Apple Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videopind-free-social-videos/id467354094?ls=1&mt=8

 

Videopind is also available on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/videopind

 

 


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