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Prediction: A Paradigm Shift in Social Media Sharing

Prediction: A Paradigm Shift in Social Media Sharing | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

By Neicole Crepeau

"Google + Circles has finally provided sharing in the way that most people want. Even Google may not realize the avalanche of changes it has started, though. Google’s implementation of Circles will usher in a new paradigm for sharing: one where we no longer focus on where we want to share but instead focus on who we want to share with. ..."

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Privacy-Einstellungen: Das solltet ihr ändern, bevor Facebooks Graph Search kommt [Infografik]

Privacy-Einstellungen: Das solltet ihr ändern, bevor Facebooks Graph Search kommt [Infografik] | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Mit der Graph Search führt Facebook eine neue soziale und semantische Suchfunktion ein, die es Nutzern ermöglicht, innerhalb des Netzwerkes besser nach Inhalten und Nutzern suchen zu können. Wer nicht gefunden werden möchte, sollte seine Privatsphäre-Einstellungen überarbeiten. Wie, das zeigt euch eine Infografik.


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12 Principles of Collaboration - westXdesign

12 Principles of Collaboration - westXdesign | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Twelve collaboration principles that successful organizations follow.


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Eric de Pommereau's curator insight, April 21, 2013 5:48 AM

Principes de collaboration intéressants : bravo pour le schéma !

Avec mes propres termes : Ecoute et dialogue, centré sur soi (ses propres résultats) pour contribuer et apporter aux autres, communiquer ... accompagner !

Olivia Solis Casso's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:58 AM

Easier said than done, but it´s absolutely true.

Josie's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:36 AM

I like these 12, Them make complete sense.

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Amazing YouTube Tip - skip the advertisements

Amazing YouTube Tip - skip the advertisements | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

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Institut für Kommunikation in sozialen Medien » Open #rp13 – wie man einer Konferenz ihre Seele zurückgibt

Institut für Kommunikation in sozialen Medien » Open #rp13 – wie man einer Konferenz ihre Seele zurückgibt | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Während woanderswo im Netz Transparenz gefordert wird und sich Parteien, Parlamente und Politprojekte aller Art öffnen müssen, so ist die re:publica dank ihres Wachstums immer abgeschlossener geworden. Bis heute gibt es nicht mal den Versuch, den Call for Papers dadurch zu strukturieren, dass man die Vorschläge veröffentlicht und durch die Besucher abstimmen lässt – die next13 lebt diese Form des Crowdsourcings vor. Die re:publica entpuppt sich als Oxymoron: sie fordert die Openness und lebt Closed.

Deswegen ist es umso spannender, wenn sich etwas rund um die re:publica tut. Bianca Gade von Chili Con Carne und Anja Wagner von ununi.tv probieren das jetzt: ein Online-BarCamp mit Beiträgen zur rp13, die abgelehnt worden sind:

Wir möchten so viele Menschen wie möglich überzeugen, die Möglichkeit zu nutzen, entweder textuell bei der Blogparade und später im eBook, und/oder visuell beim pre:publica Camp mit Euren abgelehnten #rp13-Sessions dabei zu sein. Uns interessieren all die Sessions, die wir auf der re:publica 2013 nicht zu sehen bekommen! Alle über ununi.tv durchgeführten Google On Air Sessions würden auf Wunsch aufgenommen und anschließend auch im eBook verlinkt werden. Ebenso kann es kurze Online-Teaser-Sessions zu Euren Textbeiträgen im kommenden eBook auf ununi.tv geben.

Das ist ein toller erster Schritt und die Resonanz auf die Blogparade zeigt ja, dass es da einen Bedarf gibt für den Austausch.

Der zweite Schritt wäre natürlich ein echtes Barcamp – vielleicht direkt am Sonntag vor der re:publica. Vielleicht sogar in der Kalkscheune. Wir werden es sehen, aber ich freue mich, dass es solche Initiaven gibt! Danke dafür!

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Role of professor and learners in MOOCs

Role of professor and learners in MOOCs | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

"Is professor still at the centre stage of MOOCs? Yes, six years on since 2008, and it seems that the professors of courses have been brought back to the spotlight in cMOOC. ...

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The present xMOOCs have all focus on education on a massive scale, leading to automated teaching (short videos with the instructors exposition of the essential concepts, procedures) with quizzes, followed by assignments, tests and examinations etc. Flipping the classroom has merely changed the procedures in teaching – by asking the learners to view teaching by teachers (or animated videos, or documentary etc.) first, and discuss that after.

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This is similar to the video based distance learning in the past decade, except that now we could incorporate forum, discussion boards to allow peer-to-peer discussion, and teachers to explain on more advanced concepts or applications, or respond to some of the questions raised. The use of synchronous session may be used in both x and c MOOCs as a way to further discuss the ideas or questions relating to assigned readings, or videos.

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That’s basically a replica of what are typical in classroom teaching, in most cases, except that these are now all digital, with artifacts readily available for rewind, recap, and re-view. The teachers are needed to have the first recording, after then they might only be needed in future courses for responding to students.

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Have there been much changes in the role of professor and learners in MOOCs (x and c MOOCs) since 2008?

Are these changes based on learner-center or teacher-center or both?"
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Posted by suifaijohnmak in Connectivism, Education, Learning, MOOC
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Here are the forum posts on MOODLE in CCK08:

Role of teachers – Teaching the Teachers

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http://wwwapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1074

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Can a network of learners serve the same role as a teacher or professor?

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http://wwwapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1163

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Twitter & SoundCloud: Musik in 140 Zeichen

Twitter & SoundCloud: Musik in 140 Zeichen | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Twitter plant angeblich einen Musik-Sharingdienst. Der Berliner Plattform SoundCloud könnte als Stream-Lieferant so ein weiterer Durchbruch gelingen.

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Nach der Übernahme des Kurzvideo-Anbieters Vine folgt nun Musik: Angaben des US-Magazins Cnetzufolge bereitet Twitter derzeit eine Musik-App vor, über die sich Musikschnipsel weiterempfehlen und anhören lassen. Das Twitter Music genannte Angebot basiere auf dem Musik-Discovery-Dienst We Are Hunted, den das soziale Netzwerk bereits im vergangenen Jahr übernommen hat. Als Basis dient die Auswertung des eigenen Verhaltens im Netzwerk beziehungsweise die Popularität der Künstler in den Twitter Trends. Auch eine Kategorie Geheimtipps sei vorgesehen.

Die Musik selbst soll vom Berliner Musiknetzwerk SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com) kommen. Auch eine Schnittstelle zu iTunes steht den Angaben zufolge zur Verfügung – dort können allerdings lediglich kurze Hörproben eingebunden werden. Sollten sich die Gerüchte bewahrheiten – und derzeit sieht alles danach aus – würde die neue Twitter-Funktion die Plattform des Berliner Startups deutlich mehr Nutzern ins Blickfeld rücken. Derzeit verweist SoundCloud auf stolze 180 Millionen aktive Nutzer im Monat. Mit Anbietern wie Spotify (www.spotify.com), Deezer, Simfy (www.simfy.de), WiMP und Co will Twitter den Angaben zufolge erst einmal nicht zusammen arbeiten.

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Bekommt Facebook bald #HashTags?

Bekommt Facebook bald #HashTags? | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Nach Twitter auch Facebook bald mit HashTags? Nach Wall Street Journal sollen #-Tags bald auf Facebook möglich sein und das gruppieren der Nachrichten vereinfachen.

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Von Twitter seit sehr langem bekannt, will auch Facebook sich mit #-Tags aufrüsten. Doch immer mehr Anwender benutzen die HashTags, obwohl dieses Feature auf Facebook bisher noch nicht existiert.

Doch Facebook will aufrüsten und deshalb steht ein großes Update an, welches auch laut Wall Street Journal die HashTags beinhalten soll. Dadurch könnte das #-Tag als Kommunikationsmittel beim größten sozialen Netzwerk zur Realität werden.


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Tinder, a Dating App With a Difference

Tinder, a Dating App With a Difference | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
A new mobile dating application called Tinder appears to be taking off among college students for its simple and flirty interface. Its founders say the application is downloaded more than 20,000 times each day.

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But there’s something about Tinder’s simple, flirty interface that is undeniably fun. It combines the sleazy appeal of rating profiles, popularized by Hot-or-Not, and the excitement of apps like Grindr that let people browse photos of people nearby who are eager to meet up, and rolls it into a simple and lightweight application that is easy to use while waiting in line at the grocery store and fun to show off to friends at a party. Although the application requires connecting through Facebook — typically a turnoff for people who don’t want to accidentally see the profiles of their colleagues or worry about embarrassing notifications popping up on their Timeline — it is cleverly discreet. The application, which uses Facebook data to match singles, tends to show users only friends of friends, avoiding potentially awkward run-ins, and it does not publish anything to members’ Facebook pages.

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Study Says Twitter Is Fastest-Growing Social Platform in the World

Study Says Twitter Is Fastest-Growing Social Platform in the World | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Twitter is now the fastest-growing social platform on the planet, beating Facebook and Google+ for the top spot, new research suggests.

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The number of active users on the microblogging service grew 40% from the second quarter to the fourth quarter of 2012 — equal to 288 million monthly active users, according to Global Web Index, a syndicated market-research service on web behavior and social media. (The index assessed 31 markets, and defines "active" as those who claim to "have used or contributed to Twitter in the past month.")


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Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good

Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Are these stories important to tell? Yes. If done right, storytelling is public education that has the power to change societies.


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Maybe sometimes we should be story facilitators and help others tell their own stories instead of doing it for them. Enter participatory storytelling, whereby participants learn about narrative and use technology to produce their own media. By giving them control, we get a genuine storyteller’s perspective, plus they’re empowered through participation, not representation—which is the only solution to marginalization anyway.



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Karen Dietz's comment, February 18, 2013 12:06 PM
Excellent points Daniel!
Gregg Morris's comment, February 18, 2013 1:38 PM
As Karen said, they certainly are.
soulemane elias's comment, March 19, 2013 5:24 PM
yes ! I think also
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Sciencestarter: Crowdfunding für wissenschaftliche Projekte

Sciencestarter: Crowdfunding für wissenschaftliche Projekte | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Mit Sciencestarter geht die erste deutsche Crowdfunding-Plattform für wissenschaftliche Projekte online.
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Collaboration leads to 'something special' augmented immersion virtual reality’ (AIVR), which allows patients to perform real-life tasks.

Collaboration leads to 'something special' augmented immersion virtual reality’ (AIVR), which allows patients to perform real-life tasks. | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

augmented immersion virtual reality’ (AIVR), which allows patients to perform real-life tasks.

“The ability to interact with technology has already entered our daily lives with devices such as the smart phone and tablet computers,” Jog said. “We are now entering a new and innovative world of augmented virtual reality to help aid in improving how rehabilitation is provided to patients with degenerative neurological disorders.”


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Mind Mapping: Online Collaboration Tool

Mind Mapping: Online Collaboration Tool | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Although this article focuses on education, mindmapping can be a great planning and coordination tool for any kind of group project, whether collaborators are physically copresent or geographically separated. -- Howard

 

"Online collaboration has become very popular in both education and business. We now have the ability to easily and freely share all file types using different cloud based platforms. People working collectively on a project or assignment no longer need to be in the same room or even in the same country for that matter.

Collaborative platforms have enabled educators to create online learning environments where students can benefit from sharing ideas and communicating with each other, their mentors and external organizations."


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A possible approach to mapping a research conference.

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Google+ Integration Allows Domination Over Twitter | Social Media Today

Google+ Integration Allows Domination Over Twitter | Social Media Today | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Google Plus, the burgeoning social network from search giant Google, recently overtook Twitterin the list of social platforms with the most active users, despite the latter officially winning the crown for fastest growing network for 2012.

Supposedly, 25% of the global internet population actively use Google Plus in one way or another, compared to the 21% on Twitter. Facebook is still very much in the lead, with 51% using it on a monthly basis.

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Why Twitter Is Getting Into the Music Discovery Business

Why Twitter Is Getting Into the Music Discovery Business | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Twitter billed its foray into music discovery as a mechanism to "surface songs people are tweeting about." Yet Twitter doesn't actually plan to make any money off of the music itself. So why bother? In a word, advertising. Twitter hopes that Music will get people to stay longer on the platform and to get users to reveal more about themselves for better targeting. The former addresses a major weakness for Twitter. As the following graph shows, Twitter is far behind Facebook on time spent...


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I think that getting into the music discovery business will help attract more users onto Twitter.  Twitter is already used as a networking tool.  For example, users will give their soundcloud or reverbnation link.  Getting involved with the music business bring potential users to the platform and will get users to stay on Twitter longer.

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OER-Konferenz 2013 – Wikimedia Deutschland

OER-Konferenz 2013 – Wikimedia Deutschland | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Die OER-Konferenz 2013 wird deutschsprachige Akteure rund um das Thema Open Educational Resources (OER), also freie Bildungsmaterialien, zusammenbringen. Die OER-Konferenz ist eine Kombination aus Fachkonferenz und Barcamp und bietet den Teilnehmenden eine großartige Möglichkeit des Erfahrungsaustausches und der Vernetzung. Die Konferenz unterstützt Akteure, Wissenschaftler und Entscheider aus dem bildungspolitischen Bereich dabei, bestehende Netzwerke auszubauen und gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die aktuelle Situation mit Input aus anderen Ländern.

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Facebook Finally Adds 'Reply' Option to Comments

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Facebook announced on Monday it is rolling out a new feature so users can reply directly to comments left on their page. Finally.

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 Facebook Finally Adds 'Reply' Option to Comments

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Twitter drives TV ratings, and brands with social media content can benefit

Twitter drives TV ratings, and brands with social media content can benefit | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Social media marketing must take advantage of second-screen viewing.

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ocial TV – the act of social networking while watching television – has become standard practice for today’s active Twitter users. It’s no longer a trend – more than 80 percent of American television viewers now access second-screen content during a program. In fact, a new study from SocialGuide and Nielsen found that social media are not only engaged in conversation about what they’re watching, but also shopping, writing emails and reading news content.

Twitter influences positive TV ratings

Brands can capitalize on the persuasive and promotional nature of witty and insightful social media posts among tuned-in TV viewers . Twitter was one of three “statistically significant variables” associated with positive TV ratings. SocialGuide noted that the other two influences were past ratings and TV advertising on behalf of the show itself.

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Feedly empfängt Google-Reader-Nutzer mit offenen Armen

Feedly empfängt Google-Reader-Nutzer mit offenen Armen | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Mehr als 500.000 Nutzer sind in den letzten 48 Stunden von Googles Webdienst Reader zu Feedly umgestiegen.

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Mehr als 500.000 Nutzer sind in den letzten 48 Stunden von Googles Webdienst Reader zu Feedly umgestiegen. Das teilt das Unternehmen in einem Blogeintrag mit. In den kommenden 30 Tagen wolle man sich vor allem darum kümmern, den Dienst trotz des großen Ansturms erreichbar zu halten, den Feature-Wünschen der neuen Nutzer Gehör zu schenken und wöchentlich neue Funktionen einzuführen, schreiben die Entwickler. Zuvor hatte Feedly versprochen, die entstehende Lücke mit einem Nachbau der Google-Reader-API zu füllen. Feedly bietet Gratis-Apps für iOS undAndroid sowie Add-Ons für die Browser ChromeFirefox und Safari an.

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... Weitere Alternativen bis hinzu einer selbst gehosteten Lösung, sind hier zu finden:

http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Nach-dem-Aus-fuer-Google-Reader-Alternativen-fuer-RSS-Reader-1823492.html

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und un dieser Liste als Software Verzeichnis:

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Googles Schlag gegen das freie Web - fm4.ORF.at

Googles Schlag gegen das freie Web - fm4.ORF.at | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
Google stellt seinen RSS-Reader ein. Diese Aktion wirft ein Schlaglicht auf den miserablen Zustand der freien Kommunikationsinfrastruktur im Web.

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RSS ist damit ein essentieller Bestandteil der freien Informationsinfrastruktur im Web. In jüngster Zeit hat das Format allerdings stark an Relevanz verloren. Schuld daran ist der Boom der Sozialen Netzwerke, vor allem von Twitter. Twitter ist schneller als die zuweilen träge RSS-Infrastruktur und wird daher besonders von Kommunikationsprofis geschätzt. Es kann aber RSS nicht ersetzen, ist zu schnell und unübersichtlich, und vor allem proprietär.

Dass Google seinen RSS-Reader abschafft, ist deshalb wichtig, weil diese Aktion ein hartes Schlaglicht auf den Zustand der Informationsinfrastruktur im Netz wirft. Und der ist alles andere als gut, seit Facebook und Twitter die alte Blogosphäre planiert haben.

Dienst vs. Plattform

Unter den erfolgreichen Projekten im Internet nimmt der Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter eine besondere Stellung ein. Man kann zwei Ansätze für Netzunternehmungen unterscheiden, die auch entsprechende Geschäftsmodelle und Verhaltensmuster der beteiligten Akteure nach sich ziehen: Man verwirklicht seine Idee entweder als Plattform, wie Facebook, oder als Dienst wie das Herzstück von Google. Ein Blick auf eine einzelne Twitter-Nachricht jedoch legt das Dilemma frei, in dem sich das Soziale Netz befindet.

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Der Dienst bzw. das Format wie RSS dagegen ist Teil der Infrastruktur des Internet, das ja kein „Medium“ im althergebrachten Sinn ist, sondern ein Paket von Kommunikationsprotokollen, also Regeln, die festlegen, wie die angeschlossenen Geräte untereinander Informationen übermitteln. Dienste vermitteln zwischen Datenobjekten, helfen Menschen und Maschinen dabei, diese zu organisieren, sie sind konnektionistischer Natur. Google analysiert die Verbindungen zwischen Medienobjekten wie Texten, Bildern und Videos und bewertet diese mit Hilfe seiner User nach bestimmten Regeln.

So ist Googles System Google Plus kein „Facebook-Konkurrent“, sondern eher eine Pseudo-Plattform, die in erster Linie die Eingaben der menschlichen Akteure im Netz bündelt und dabei hilft, diese noch präziser analysieren und gewichten zu können. Das wiederum ermöglicht es Google, gleichzeitig seine Suchfunktion zu verbessern und Werbung genauer zu platzieren.


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I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates

I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Human beings have developed a new problem since the advent of the iPhone and the following mobile revolution: no one is paying attention to anything they’re actually doing. Everyone seems to be looking down at something or through something. Those perfect moments watching your favorite band play or your kid’s recital are either being captured via the lens of a device that sits between you and the actual experience, or being interrupted by constant notifications. Pings from the outside world, breaking into what used to be whole, personal moments.

Steve goes on. "We wondered, what if we brought technology closer to your senses? Would that allow you to more quickly get information and connect with other people but do so in a way — with a design — that gets out of your way when you’re not interacting with technology? That’s sort of what led us to Glass." I can’t stop looking at the lens above his right eye. "It’s a new wearable technology. It’s a very ambitious way to tackle this problem, but that’s really sort of the underpinning of why we worked on Glass."

I get it. We’re all distracted. No one can pay attention. We’re missing all of life’s moments. Sure, it’s a problem, but it’s a new problem, and this isn’t the first time we’ve been distracted by a new technology. Hell, they used to think car radios would send drivers careening off of the highways. We’ll figure out how to manage our distraction, right?

Maybe, but obviously the Glass team doesn’t want to wait to find out. Isabelle tells me about the moment the concept clicked for her. "One day, I went to work — I live in SF and I have to commute to Mountain View and there are these shuttles — I went to the shuttle stop and I saw a line of not 10 people but 15 people standing in a row like this," she puts her head down and mimics someone poking at a smartphone. "I don’t want to do that, you know? I don’t want to be that person. That’s when it dawned on me that, OK, we have to make this work. It’s bold. It’s crazy. But we think that we can do something cool with it."

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The Neurobiology of "We"

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..."Relationships change the brain


I asked Dr. Daniel Siegel, founder of the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology: How does the brain change as we influence each other? He has spent more than twenty years investigating the profound influence on us of those around us, or what he calls “the neurobiology of ‘we.’”5 Siegel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and director of the Mindsight Institute. He’s convinced that the “we” connection is a little-understood, but powerful means for individual and societal transformation that should be taught in schools and churches, and even enter into politics.


“Interpersonal neurobiology isn’t a form of therapy,” he told me, “but a form of integrating a range of scientific research into a picture of the nature of human reality. It’s a phrase I invented to account for the human effort to understand truth. We can define the mind. We can define mental health. We can base everything on science, but I want to base it on all the sciences. We’re looking for what we call ‘consilience.’ If you think of the neuroscientist as a blind man looking at only one part of an elephant, we are trying to discover the ‘whole-elephant’ view of reality.”...

Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:30 AM

“We can be both an ‘I’ and part of an ‘us’” - Este artículo de Parabola Magazine explica en inglés las bases neuropsicológicas del cerebro interconectado. Nos recuerda cómo estos cambios afectan a cómo somos y a cómo aprendemos (juntos).

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How Mozilla plans to save developers from the tyranny of the app stores

How Mozilla plans to save developers from the tyranny of the app stores | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

Shackles. Walled gardens. Prisons. That’s what we have taken to calling software ecosystems and the companies that control them. Now, companies like Mozilla and Canonical are counting on the ...

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App marketplaces are a monopoly or duopoly. Windows Phone users can install apps from the Windows Phone Store, iOS users have the App Store, and Android users actually have a choice between the Play Store and Amazon’s Appstore. (Android users can also sideload, or directly install, apps, but that’s likely beyond most users.) If one of those companies takes issue with your app – say, if it allows users to share their cellular connection with other devices or features “insensitive” or graphic material – you’re shit out of luck.

Mozilla wants to change that with Firefox OS, a Web-based mobile operating system. Sure, the company will operate its own Marketplace to make it easier for users to find and install apps, but it also intends to make it easier for others to make their own “app stores” or get their software in front of users sans middleman. Canonical is doing something similar with its smartphone-specific version of Ubuntu, slated for release at the beginning of 2014.

“This idea of ‘can you build and distribute software on your own terms,’ it’s not just a theoretical problem and a freedom issue, it’s also a business issue as well,” Mozilla’s VP of product, Jay Sullivan, says. Even if developers are able to deal with the “hurry up and wait” nature of many platforms (iOS is particularly bad, I hear), there’s the issue of being denied entry for breaking some rule or another. Web technologies, Sullivan argues, could allow developers to bypass those restrictions.

As HTML5 becomes more powerful and better able to support quality applications, developers might be able to eschew vertically-integrated app marketplaces altogether. That’s the idea, anyway. Mozilla is just one of the companies who believes that because HTML5 should be the future of software development because its openly available, doesn’t come with a mile-long list of restrictions on what it should be used for, and is supported by all major platforms and browsers.

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Modelabel Pamoyo: Schnittmuster-Download unter einer Creative-Commons-Lizenz

Modelabel Pamoyo: Schnittmuster-Download unter einer Creative-Commons-Lizenz | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it

"Die Designerin Cecilia Palmer wendet bei ihrem Label Pamoyo und in anderen Projekten Open-Source-Taktiken in der Mode an. Die futurezone hat mit Palmer über Designprogramme und den Einfluss des Internets auf die Modewelt gesprochen."


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Age of Context: Social Media Becomes a Mature Platform - Forbes

Age of Context: Social Media Becomes a Mature Platform - Forbes | Collaboration & Crowdsourcing in Social Media Communities | Scoop.it
I am collaborating with Robert Scoble on a new book, The Age of Context. It is about the next phase of technology's relentless advance.
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