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Video: Can our social care system cope with an ageing population?

Video: Can our social care system cope with an ageing population? | blogging for money | Scoop.it

The future of social care for older people was discussed at the Guardian's second Ageing Population Quarterly event.


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Storytelling is magic, by Chris Jones

Storytelling is magic, by Chris Jones | blogging for money | Scoop.it

"When does a story matter? It matters when you make the reader feel something. It can seem like a very hard trick to pull. This business, especially these days, is very hard, and it can seem like doing these beautiful stories is impossible, but as cheesy as it sounds, there’s magic all around us.".


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125 Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links - Search Engine Journal

125 Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links - Search Engine Journal | blogging for money | Scoop.it
The positive effects of social bookmarking for publishers of news sites, blogs and other web sites is outstanding. Social bookmarking can introduce the sit

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Forget Samsung and Apple. This is the future..

Forget Samsung and Apple. This is the future.. | blogging for money | Scoop.it

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it's often just one part that killed it, we throw everything away because it's almost impossible to repair or upgrade.

Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it's getting old just upgrade.

It's like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. You can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. The choice is yours.


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Journalists as Tool Makers: Columbia’s Dual Journalism & Computer Science Degree | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

Journalists as Tool Makers: Columbia’s Dual Journalism & Computer Science Degree | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism | blogging for money | Scoop.it

here is something about not just being able to think and act like a programmer but also to be able to think and act like a journalist, which is quite demanding. It’s an unusual skill set. Newsrooms are crying out for these skills."

Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, made this statement recently in a Nieman Journalism Lab article about a new post-baccalaureate programme the Center is offering, which teaches computer science for journalism.

This belief, that students need to be able to manage computer and data science as well as journalism in order to be well prepared for the media world they are graduating into, is starting to reshape journalistic education around the world. Several pioneering institutions are embarking on such initiatives, including the University of Hong Kong, Tilburg University in the Netherlands, the Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain, Columbia and New York University in the United States, and others.

This series of interviews takes you behind the scenes of some of these initiatives. For the second article in this series, we talked to Mark Hansen, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and head of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation in the United States. Hansen, whose background is primarily in statistics, spoke to us about the school’s dual Master’s Degree: Journalism & Computer Science.

- See more at: http://datadrivenjournalism.net/news_and_analysis/Journalists_as_Tool_Makers_Columbia_Journalism_Computer_Science_Degree#sthash.DuiO3kpf.dpuf


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In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents

In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents | blogging for money | Scoop.it

One-child policy leaves some parents childless, hopeless and facing financial ruin in old age.


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Matthew Connealy's curator insight, March 24, 2015 7:36 AM

The one child policy was implemented in 1979, and has decreased the birthrates from 4.77 in the 70's to 1.64 in 2011. The death of these children has a cultural impact on the parents because when they grow old, they need to rely on them for financial support. If they disobey this rule, they are heavily fined and often lose their job and everything they have. This article highlights a Chinese family that goes through the struggles and pain of losing their son at 23, and an interview is conducted about how their life is looking today.

 

This policy sure certainly works, but it might be working too good. I feel the policy is harsh and a bit unnecessary due to the imposing restrictions on families in China. The government says they are thinking about making the policy more lenient, but we'll have to wait and see what happens as over 1 million parents have already lost their children in China. This topic covers the national population policies on the syllabus.

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Why brands need to embrace storytelling

Why brands need to embrace storytelling | blogging for money | Scoop.it
To build on the opportunities that today’s hyperconnected and social consumer as well as new distribution platforms offer, agencies and brands need to move away from thinking about branded content and embrace true storytelling.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:20 PM

More storytelling and less shouting would do marketing a world of good!

Michelle Nelson LeBow's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:01 PM

The magic behind the story is the emotional experience we have when we hear a story.  The only way to create a story experience is to tell a repeatable drama that includes all the story elements in the personal story model.

 

To learn about the personal story model  of elements needed in a repeatable drama -- story truth, setup, hero/villian, struggle, arc-tension and finale visit www.michellelebow.net.

Michelle Nelson LeBow's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:13 PM
Michelle Nelson LeBow's insight:

The magic behind the story is the emotional experience we have when we hear a story.  The only way to create a story experience is to tell a repeatable drama that includes all the story elements in the personal story model.

 

To learn about the personal story model  of elements needed in a repeatable drama -- story truth, setup, hero/villian, struggle, arc-tension and finale visit www.michellelebow.net.

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The top benefits achieved in social media in 2013

The top benefits achieved in social media in 2013 | blogging for money | Scoop.it
Please rate this post and share it to your social networks (The top benefits achieved in social media in 2013 http://t.co/Gw3VhM8J43)

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Florence Boy's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:37 AM

C'est tout à fait significatif...

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:02 PM

To me the most amazing thing about social media in 2013 is how irresistible it is and how it continues to grow exponentially.

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Key trends news publishers will see in 2014

Key trends news publishers will see in 2014 | blogging for money | Scoop.it
Ken Doctor, author of Newsonomics, shares his predictions at the World Publishing Expo

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