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Be A GREAT Content Curator: 6 Content Curation Tips From @ScentTrail and @Gdecugis

Be A GREAT Content Curator: 6 Content Curation Tips From @ScentTrail and @Gdecugis | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

"once you start gathering content to share, you begin to realize it’s a bit more complicated than you thought. It takes a bit of focus and creativity to find good content and then organise it."


Via Guillaume Decugis
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Backing Into Great Content Curation Greatness
Since the goal of every Internet marketing team should be creating a sustainable system of content marketing with an ever increasing return let's agree on a few important curation ideas: 

* Curation creates more reach faster than creation.

* Creation is still important, > than 20% is risky. 
* Curation is never random, strongest clearly themed.

* Scale means you do more with less, so scale = ROI.

* Real time is where the HEAT of content curation lives.

* The more you curate the better at it you become.

 

The second bullet is ironic. Even gurus I LOVE tire me out when they don't pick up other people's threads or react to mine. "Tire me out" is another way of saying I leave and reduce advocacy. 

This means EVEN if you have resources needed to create 90% and only curate 10% I would NEVER suggest that as a winning strategy. Create more than 20% and you risk "talking to yourself about yourself". I've come to the conclusion that the optimal ratio is 90% curation to 10% creation, but Argyle Social did a somewhat related study that came down 50% creation (promotion of your own stuff) and 50% curation. 

I think promotion is different than either curation or creation, so let's put that study aside for the moment.  

1. Define Your Curation THEME
Note that I use the singular "theme". Any beginning content plan should focus on ONE meme; one idea set, and devote all energy to that single theme. Don't go too broad either. Not Internet Marketing, but Internet Marketing / Email Marketing (if you are @Bronto) or Internet Marketing / New Ecom (if you are @Atlanticbt my employer). 

2. Research Your Theme's Ecosystem - Picking Gurus 
Who are the gurus of your theme? How social are these gurus? Do they respond when use @GURU? Pick a mix bag of 5 gurus to follow with 3 in the "approachable" camp and 2 in the uber-guru camp (pick the two with either the biggest following or that are most aligned to your thinking or both). 

 

3. Create A Content Map For Your Theme

Use the 10% creation and 90% curation rule to guide what kind of content you create and put where. Creation is best on OWNED properties. Curation moves easily between OWNED and SHARED (social nets). Don't only do ONE or the other tactic exclusively on one platform. Mix it up. Create short blog posts that are hybrid curation. Create themed Tweets that are almost like a blog post in 20 tweets. Others would tell you to use a blog to do X and a tweet to do Y. I disagree, surprise and serendipity keeps your content marketing alive. 

4. Create A Schedule, Stick To It
Leave 20% of your plan for "response", but do create s publishable schedule of daily, weekly or monthly features. Schedules = TRUST and you can never have enough trust. If you miss a scheduled date explain why and, "Dog ate my homework," is not a good excuse. 

5. Schedule Reviews & Summary Presentations
Watch 5 Key Performance indicators every single day of the MACRO (traffic) and MICRO (forms completed by Google visitors on keyword X) variety. Schedule a quarterly review with senior management since that too creates trust and makes you SMARTER due to the preparation and questions you will need to answer. 

6. Practice, Practice and Practice More
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice. The old cliché is true. Yes it will take getting used to the idea your "practice" is seen by OTHERS, but get used to it. I use Scoop.it as my practice field. I allow for a higher degree of errors (WHEN is Scoop.it going to add spell check for God's sake :) and stumbles because Scoop.it is about FEEDBACK and SPEED in our ecosystem. 

When something looks PRIME TIME on Scoop.it I tighten down the bolts (i.e. hire my great editor) and increase the investment. I move a longer and more keyword dense take to our owned properties such as our blog or website.


Our process doesn't have to be yours since there are infinite variations on the curation theme. The important idea is to curate a LOT of content daily, define a platform that is your "practice field" and always increase the speed of curation while reducing errors and increasing shares (what you are curating for).  


BTW, learned these tips from GREAT curators such as @RobinGood and @maxOz and others I listed on Google Plus: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102639884404823294558/posts/MzpAzkLAFfx 


Link is to an excellent Guillaume post linked to another great curation post. 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:54 PM

Sarah Arrow gives interesting tips in that post but the bigger point she makes is that content curation requires some organization and works best when integrated within a workflow that makes it easy. Whether you're using organized RSS feeds, iPad readers like Flipboard or platforms like Scoop.it, the whole system should make it efficient for you to scan through content without distraction and publish your best picks in a way that feels natural. 


And as I commented on her blog post, I’m a big believer of using your idle time for curating content using your mobile: on top of making this time useful, the mobile platform also addresses the “Shiny Object” temptation she's describing and unchains content curation. Don’t you find the smaller screen and the use of the mobile format lots of blogs and media are now using also helps being less distracted and more focused?

Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 2, 2013 4:20 PM

A good Read on what you need to know before you launch your 2013 Content Marketing strategy. You can see the Top 5 CM Planning Guides by Click Here or just Google DiY Conent Marketing

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Facebook always wins: Data shows publishers are buying far more Facebook traffic - Digiday

Facebook always wins: Data shows publishers are buying far more Facebook traffic - Digiday | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Even with publishers grousing about Facebook's shortcomings as a source of revenue and organic traffic, publishers are putting a lot more resources into dark posts, according to Keywee data.
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This report showing publishers buying more Facebook traffic isn't a huge surprise since FB is pushing us in that direction. What is surprising is the apparent efficacy of the spend. 

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The Blockchain BI Disruption Is Coming - Curagami

The Blockchain BI Disruption Is Coming - Curagami | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Blockchains Are Bigger than Bitcoin

Blockchains, those distributed, networked, verified and shared transactions, are going to eclipse Bitcoin and blow up how we do business online. Once you know what I know and we all know everything about everyone, a point we are headed toward anyway, imagine what predictive analytics and the Internet of Things can do for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

This Curagami post knocks down common blockchain objections such as no central authority and not redeemable as "absurd" given the major almost-depression-like pain we suffered in 2008. After such a calamity can anyone claim centralized control is a good thing. 

Despite our efforts to decentralize "too big to fail" banks, they've gotten bigger. Here's an idea. Let's stop doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Blockchains promise to disrupt banks, healthcare and just every everything as we share on Curagami: http://www.curagami.com/the-blockchain-disruption/ 

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Money is already dead man walking and blockchains promise to kill it the rest of the way - and that's a good thing as we share in this Curagami post. 

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How Predictive Analytics Rocks Big Data Eric Siegel Video 

Eric Siegel is an expert in predictive analytics and data mining and a former computer science professor at Columbia University, where he won th
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Good video on how big data and predictive analytics should and will live harmoniously together. 

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Chatbots are Coming - Free Chatbots for Biz Ebook via Inbenta  

Chatbots are Coming - Free Chatbots for Biz Ebook via Inbenta   | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Chatbots Are Coming
Chatbots, code that mimics conversation using artificial intelligence, is going to a website near you. Can you afford to NOT be on the Chatbot train? Answer: No, so download this free Chatbot guide from Inbenta.com. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Chatbots and keychains are what's next. 

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Get a free crash course on everything chatbots, straight from the experts

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3 Tips for Successful Content Marketing in the Age of Google RankBrain

3 Tips for Successful Content Marketing in the Age of Google RankBrain | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Content & RankBrain

What we have here is a failure to communicate. Cool Hand Luke's famous quote applies to SEO and content marketing in the age of a semi-autonomous almost sentient ranking algorithm as this excellent INC post shares. 

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Top Five Trending Content on Flipboard - Curagami

Top Five Trending Content on Flipboard - Curagami | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Flipboard's Analytics
We're loving Flipboard. There isn't an easier to use more device agnostic tool we know of to curate content. Earlier we wrote about combining @Scoopit and Flipboard ( http://www.curagami.com/scooping-flipboard-marketing-tools-mashup/ ).

This post shares five trending topics from our Curagami Flipboard feed: https://flipboard.com/@curagami/curagami-ros0t46qy

Concerns over holiday app security, how algorithms are changing marketing, 7 great apps for designers, and Permanent Banksy shares 4 marketing tips from the most elusive artist:
http://www.curagami.com/top-five-trending-content-flipboard/ .

 

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7 Content Marketing Tools You Need To Be Successful

7 Content Marketing Tools You Need To Be Successful | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
These content marketing tools will help you automate and improve the performance of your content marketing strategy.
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5 Amazing Ways To Engage Your Audience with Data Storytelling

5 Amazing Ways To Engage Your Audience with Data Storytelling | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Data is a sizzling hot topic these days. Marketers are learning how to use the right information to drive leads and close sales in record time.

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Telling Stories with Data
We're big believers in feedback loops. Feedback loops help create online community. When you customers know how many other "like them" members of your "tribe" like the same things, review the things your customers are thinking about buying, and love what you make you find the 1% Sherpas needed to carry your message and create Friends of Friends marketing. 

 

Data without a story is something only an accountant could love. Data with a story and a few charts, graphis and infographics and anyone can understand, join and help. 

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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
As Google's head of artificial intelligence takes charge of search, deep learning is already changing the way Googling works.
Via Lockall, Andreas Christodoulou
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Read our post on seo life after RankBrain: http://www.curagami.com/google-rankbrain-scorched-earth/

Rankbrian = Google's AI engine. 

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José Gil de Sagredo's curator insight, March 25, 2016 7:33 AM

Read our post on seo life after RankBrain: http://www.curagami.com/google-rankbrain-scorched-earth/

Rankbrian = Google's AI engine. 

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Google Rankbrain: Scorched Earth? - Curagami

Google Rankbrain: Scorched Earth? - Curagami | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

2 + 2 = Zebra
When we are trying to explain the unexplainable crazy digital marketing business we use a dada-like math and art analogy. Two plus Two equal Zebra speaks to the surreal nature of what we do, the clash of art, science, reason, understanding, serendipity and random BUMMERS and joy every SEO knows and doesn't know. 

We're riffing Larry Kim's great RankBrain Judgement Day post for SearchEngine Watch. We only understood parts of Kim's brilliant post, but all the right ducks are in the right rows. Kim's post feels like the future of seo's math even if we only understand it half as well as that differential calculus class that kicked our butt in college.

 

Why is Rankbrain, Kim's post and the future of SEO important?

2 + 2 = Zebra :). Marty  

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The Marketing Plan Illusion is a Myth of Sisyphus

The Marketing Plan Illusion is a Myth of Sisyphus | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Plans Won't Save You
Plans aren't the problem, but planning is as we explain on Linkedin and in our Answer a marketing question a day on Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Martin-Smith-153/rss).Marketing plans ain't what they used to be and we're glad. 

The desire for plans is a fantasy built on an illusion. The fantasy is that YOU can plan and the illusion is that plans matter. They don't but, as we shared in our post, we like a good SWOT as much as the next guy :). Marty 

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Pentagon Launches the Feds’ First ‘Bug Bounty’ for Hackers

Pentagon Launches the Feds’ First ‘Bug Bounty’ for Hackers | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
The DoD's "Hack the Pentagon" program could signal a new approach for defending the federal government's networks.
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Scoopit vs Wordpress: And The Winner Is... via Curagmai

Scoopit vs Wordpress: And The Winner Is... via Curagmai | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

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Scoop.it Crushes
Wordpress
The @Scoop.it team has done an amazing job. Their content curation tool anticipates what is going to happen next beautifully as a stat we found by accident proves. 

How does Scoop.it compare to Wordpress?

We wrote and Scooped a post on the 5 Reasons We Are Leaving Wordpress ( http://sco.lt/590bYn ) earlier. As we shared that post in our Web Design Revolution Scoop.it feed ( http://sco.lt/5Hy5Q1 ) we wondered  how the tools would compare. 


As we noted in our post the comparison isn't straight up. We've used Scoop.it longer, but we've put more time into Wordpress  since 2014 (by far). So differences in usage may be moot, but results sure are not.

Results speak to many things including the "lean marketing" and critical role content curation plays in our marketing future as @Guillaume Decugis and the Scoop.it team preach. The biggest win is in the TIME to RESULT ratio. Scoop.it is a snowball rolling down hill now. 

Momentum and good friends such as @massimo facchinetti, @malek , @Ana Cristina Pratas @Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com and @John van den Brink (to name only a few) mean what any content marketer needs most - a supportive tribe of advocates - we have...on Scoop.it. Not so much on Wordpress. 

How does Scoop.it compare on our 5 Reasons We're Leaving Wordpress?

* Spam - Had some in the beginning, but @Marc Rougier Guillaume and the team CRUSHED spam now threatening to choke WP. 

* Unrealized Promise - Scoop.it under promised and over delivered vs. Wordpress

* Bad SEO - Our first feed, Content Revolution (http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution ) has fallen to #6 after owning #1 on Curation Revolution for years.  I'm to blame here. since I put so much time into Wordpress (who knew :).

* Crap Overload - Scoop.it is BUILT to filter the web's CRAP into effective content curation with tools such as their keyword based spider and community suggestions. Scoop.it FILTERS CRAP into meaningful content with ROI attached.  


* Multi-platform Content Curation - That phrase describes Scoop.it's mission so they CRUSH WP here too. 

No matter how you cut the stats, content curation beats blogging and Scoop.it crushes Wordpress (period, full stop).  

http://sco.lt/590bYn

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malek's curator insight, February 26, 2016 4:42 PM

When stats confirm anecdotal evidence:

Good job @Martin (Marty) Smith , you nailed it, I had the same Scoop-it-first, feeling, and here you come with numbers and case for Scoop.it.  It's all about shared interests (what you rightly called, tribe of advocates) and friendly platform. Thank you for mention

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The Need To Change our THINKING From Narrow To Broad, Inclusive, and Rich via New Metrics  

The Need To Change our THINKING From Narrow To Broad, Inclusive, and Rich via New Metrics   | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Rather than narrow our definition of impact, we should use metrics to explore richness and diversity of outcomes.

Via Nader Ale Ebrahim, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Agree, the web is complex. We need metrics that help sort the wheat from the chaff. 

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Rather than narrow our definition of impact, we should use metrics to explore richness and diversity of outcomes.
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In Search of a Better Marketing Dashboard via Search Engine Journal 

In Search of a Better Marketing Dashboard via Search Engine Journal  | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

The Mythical Silver Bullet Dashboard
We aren't big believers in silver bullets. The web is too complex and fast for a single solution. The only time that matters online is NOW. 

That said, understanding what is happening now can prove TOUGH. If you've ever tried to tease out Google Analytics patterns you know just how tough. Can a dashboard help you know what is important faster? Maybe. 

The web creates one central problem - noise to signal ratio. Hidden inside the noise is a pattern, a signal, you need to convert better, to campaign better, to increase engagement and lower costs. Finding that needle can prove daunting. 

Needlessly daunting since half the reason we work so hard to understand is our marketing tools suck. They suck so bad we created a company, Curagami, to create new ones. Then we learned just how hard this road, the road to understanding, can become. 

Will this new dashboard make a difference? Cut the hype in half and there does appear to be something in there, something buried in its own stack of hay. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

We don't believe in silver bullets. The web moves too fast. This new dashboard suffers from some of the same "clouding" problems we are all too familiar with, but there's more of it (lol). 

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When AI Can Paint A Rembrandt, What Comes Next for Creatives?1

When AI Can Paint A Rembrandt, What Comes Next for Creatives?1 | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

AI & Creativity
Looking at the continuous media coverage surrounding campaigns using virtual reality or augmented reality – and more recently artificial intelligence (AI), in conjunction with the rapid growth and evolution of programmatic advertising as an offering, you’d be forgiven for thinking the marketing and communications industry is a leader in terms of adopting and leveraging new technology.

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

This post does make one think about how "human" tasks will change once automated by AI and robots. 

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Revenge of the Nerds - At AI Bot Startups, Cool Kids Rule

Revenge of the Nerds - At AI Bot Startups, Cool Kids Rule | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Revenge of the Nerds
Yeah what else is new. AI rules startups and cool kids rule AI. Course it helps if you know a little math too. What Jeff Bezos started - the algorithmic nature of selling - is eating the world as this TechCrunch post shares. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Cool kids and algorithms are eating the world...what else is new? 

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Think Different - The Gravity of Digital Marketing - Curagami

Think Different - The Gravity of Digital Marketing - Curagami | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Clutter of Digital Marketing

Added a postscript to our Curagami post entitled The Gravity of Digital marketing. Somehow I stumbled over a very cool chart from the "Opte Project" showing the web's density 2003 versus 2010. 

If there is a better graphic to show how digital marketing's job is about cutting through clutter I don't know it. Join the conversation and share your wild west digital marketing experiences: http://www.curagami.com/digital-marketing-gravity/ 

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Branding In A Revolution

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Branding in a Revolution
Clearly, the rules of Branding have changed and then quickly changed again. Branding in a revolution where nothing old or familiar works well requires disruption, asynchronous thinking, and meshing. 

This post creates a collision between Bynder's Branding Trends 2016 Report and David Edelman's great Branding In A Digital Age article for the Harvard Business Review. 

https://lnkd.in/eXFhTfd  

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Apple R&D Reveals a Pivot Is Coming, Will We Care? 

Apple R&D Reveals a Pivot Is Coming, Will We Care?  | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

People are focusing on the wrong thing when analyzing Apple's path forward in the face of slowing iPhone sales. 



Via Philippe J DEWOST
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Apple Pivot, Will We Care
Agree. Apple is looking for another disruption not looking to milk iPhone / iPad sales. And this is an understatement:

"I suspect most of this has been due to the fact that Apple does not draw attention to its product pipeline and long-term strategy, choosing instead to embrace secrecy and mystery. "

Open vs. Closed
The bigger question, for us, is the OPEN vs. CLOSED question. Apple hasn't made friends in the developer community. Sure we bend, scrape, plead and cry to have apps accepted, but the taste left with us is sour and painful. 

Android is trying to tighten standards having played, "Come One, Come All" a tad too loudly, but Apple is fickle and a pain. Yes it is good to be KING, but no one is KING of anything lasting that doesn't also inspire loyalty, trust and love. 

Most of the developers I know, even the ones who are rich thanks to Apple's app store, don't look forward to wrestling with Apple again. Some have achieved "trusted" status now, but they remember the blood and tears it took to get there. 

So note to Google, never tighten to the point where your tightening feels or seems capricious and mean. Apple has seemed capricious and mean to several developer friends who requested to remain nameless. Were they scared Apple might make a horrible process even harder? You bet. 

Apple is testimony to the power of "insanely great". NO ONE jumps through the seemingly arbitrary hoops Apple is known for unless "insanely great" is attached. I'm a huge Apple fan and have been since buying the Apple II back in the day. 

Lately I've caught myself wondering if the OVER (what I gain by being an Apple supporter) is worth the UNDER (what it takes to remain loyal). That is a conversation NO BRAND wants their customers to begin EVER since all the negative things leaving brings follows. 

The watch left me cold. I rarely wear watches anymore, but when I do I want something from MoMA and their tiny phone on your wrist looked more Dick Tracy than cool watch (to me). I'm wearing a watch to dinner tonight and it won't be an Apple Watch. 

My updated AIR is nothing but a pain. It doesn't fit my hands, the keyword is impossible to tune, and the screen too small. I never use it preferring my old Air (from 6 years ago). I love my iMac with the huge screen (what I'm writing on now), but it too was a failure. 

We tried moving my 83-year-old father over to the big Mac screen but accessibility features were a torture and he is a Windows guy and will remain one. My Macbook I like, but it is getting long in the tooth and clunky. My iPad Pro I LOVE and that is taking the place of the new AIR (that I hate) and my MacBook. 

Long diatribe, but I share my journey as a note of growing Apple frustration. My new EXPENSIVE Air was a disaster I should have sent back, but I kept thinking it was me. I don't think that way anymore and that can't be good for Apple. 

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Philippe J DEWOST's curator insight, May 15, 2016 3:57 AM

Drowning by Numbers ; Apple might be surprising us again by opening entirely new product / service categories and they have the resources for doing so.

Juan Ortega's curator insight, May 20, 2016 4:34 AM
Historia de Apple con número de unidades vendidas de cada producto
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How to Measure Social Media Using Google Analytics Reports: Social Media Examiner

How to Measure Social Media Using Google Analytics Reports: Social Media Examiner | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Cool Use of Google Analytics Reports
Do you want to see how social media impacts your business? Discover four ways to use Google Analytics to measure the impact of your social media marketing. @

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Great blow by blow of a creative way to use Google Analytics Reports. Too Good. 

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An 'empathy machine'? How virtual reality could affect storytelling

An 'empathy machine'? How virtual reality could affect storytelling | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
The documentary is being reinvented for virtual reality, but what challenges does this pose to content creators?

Via Karen Dietz, Os Ishmael
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Marty Note
Great points by Os

Os Note

Here's a fascinating article about the problems with virtual reality storytelling and empathy.

 

Virtual Reality (VR) is all the rage and very popular at SXSW. We know storytelling is a powerhouse for building our empathy muscles. But what is the impact of VR on empathy?

 

Turns out, it's not what you think. 

 

The aim of VR is to encourage a human connection and understanding between those wearing a headset and the characters in the story.

 

Problems around empathy rise when certain stories simply generate a feeling of helplessness in the participant that leads to greater detachment -- not greater human connection.

 

I love what one of those interviewed for the article says near the end: "But the empathy idea presents another problem for me – the notion that the world's problems arise from a scarcity of feeling rather than from issues of power, inequality and exploitation of people and planetary resources." Hear hear.

 

There are more details and insights to read in this long-very-long post, and it will make you go, "huh".

 

What do you think about VR, empathy, and this storytelling trend?

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Educational Peaks's curator insight, March 24, 2016 6:28 AM

Marty Note
Great points by Os

Os Note

Here's a fascinating article about the problems with virtual reality storytelling and empathy.

 

Virtual Reality (VR) is all the rage and very popular at SXSW. We know storytelling is a powerhouse for building our empathy muscles. But what is the impact of VR on empathy?

 

Turns out, it's not what you think. 

 

The aim of VR is to encourage a human connection and understanding between those wearing a headset and the characters in the story.

 

Problems around empathy rise when certain stories simply generate a feeling of helplessness in the participant that leads to greater detachment -- not greater human connection.

 

I love what one of those interviewed for the article says near the end: "But the empathy idea presents another problem for me – the notion that the world's problems arise from a scarcity of feeling rather than from issues of power, inequality and exploitation of people and planetary resources." Hear hear.

 

There are more details and insights to read in this long-very-long post, and it will make you go, "huh".

 

What do you think about VR, empathy, and this storytelling trend?

Stephania Savva, Ph.D's curator insight, March 24, 2016 6:33 AM

Marty Note
Great points by Os

Os Note

Here's a fascinating article about the problems with virtual reality storytelling and empathy.

 

Virtual Reality (VR) is all the rage and very popular at SXSW. We know storytelling is a powerhouse for building our empathy muscles. But what is the impact of VR on empathy?

 

Turns out, it's not what you think. 

 

The aim of VR is to encourage a human connection and understanding between those wearing a headset and the characters in the story.

 

Problems around empathy rise when certain stories simply generate a feeling of helplessness in the participant that leads to greater detachment -- not greater human connection.

 

I love what one of those interviewed for the article says near the end: "But the empathy idea presents another problem for me – the notion that the world's problems arise from a scarcity of feeling rather than from issues of power, inequality and exploitation of people and planetary resources." Hear hear.

 

There are more details and insights to read in this long-very-long post, and it will make you go, "huh".

 

What do you think about VR, empathy, and this storytelling trend?

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 26, 2016 8:20 AM

Marty Note
Great points by Os

Os Note

Here's a fascinating article about the problems with virtual reality storytelling and empathy.

 

Virtual Reality (VR) is all the rage and very popular at SXSW. We know storytelling is a powerhouse for building our empathy muscles. But what is the impact of VR on empathy?

 

Turns out, it's not what you think. 

 

The aim of VR is to encourage a human connection and understanding between those wearing a headset and the characters in the story.

 

Problems around empathy rise when certain stories simply generate a feeling of helplessness in the participant that leads to greater detachment -- not greater human connection.

 

I love what one of those interviewed for the article says near the end: "But the empathy idea presents another problem for me – the notion that the world's problems arise from a scarcity of feeling rather than from issues of power, inequality and exploitation of people and planetary resources." Hear hear.

 

There are more details and insights to read in this long-very-long post, and it will make you go, "huh".

 

What do you think about VR, empathy, and this storytelling trend?

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