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Lord of Curation Series: Howard RheingoldScoop.it | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you.....Howard Rheingold is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and...
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Couple Releases Alice/Alex AI - An Artificial Intelligence in Couple - Couple Blog

Couple Releases Alice/Alex AI - An Artificial Intelligence in Couple - Couple Blog | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
Dear Couple users, We have an exciting announcement! After almost a year of hard work, we are finally ready to release the first working-beta of Alice 1.0, an artificial intelligence available in the Couple app.
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The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley - tech - 19 March 2014 - New Scientist

The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley - tech - 19 March 2014 - New Scientist | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
Giving robots a series of small behavioural tics can make help them appear a lot more human, which makes us feel more comfortable interacting with them
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A chirpy, positive-sounding bleep after being slapped, kissed, stroked or having its eyes covered.  A small random head twitch now and then.  A fleeting gaze when thinking of an answer (perhaps more thoughtfully) to a question ... they may seem less efficient, but these small behavioural tics can help robots appear a lot more human, which makes us feel more comfortable interacting with them.

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A chirpy, positive-sounding bleep after being slapped, kissed, stroked or having its eyes covered.  A small random head twitch now and then.  A fleeting gaze when thinking of an answer (perhaps more thoughtfully) to a question ... they may seem less efficient, but these small behavioural tics can help robots appear a lot more human, which makes us feel more comfortable interacting with them.

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What Cocktail Parties Teach Us

What Cocktail Parties Teach Us | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it

"You're at a party. Music is playing. Glasses are clinking. Dozens of conversations are driving up the decibel level. Yet amid all those distractions, you can zero in on the one conversation you want to hear.

This ability to hyper-focus on one stream of sound amid a cacophony of others is what researchers call the "cocktail-party effect." Now, scientists at the University of California in San Francisco have pinpointed where that sound-editing process occurs in the brain—in the auditory cortex just behind the ear, not in areas of higher thought. The auditory cortex boosts some sounds and turns down others so that when the signal reaches the higher brain, "it's as if only one person was speaking alone," says principle investigator Edward Chang.

These findings, published in the journal Nature last week, underscore why people aren't very good at multitasking—our brains are wired for "selective attention" and can focus on only one thing at a time. That innate ability has helped humans survive in a world buzzing with visual and auditory stimulation. But we keep trying to push the limits with multitasking, sometimes with tragic consequences. Drivers talking on cellphones, for example, are four times as likely to get into traffic accidents as those who aren't."


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Top 10 Best Social Apps of 2011

Top 10 Best Social Apps of 2011 | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
It's extremely difficult to boil down the best social apps of 2011, since 2011 was very much "the year of social". First, let me clarify what an "app" is exactly. ...
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Storify - Create stories using social media

"How editors and other leaders can use the StoryPad to organize information for teams

You can round up information from social media and all over the web to share with your team, as if you're all surfing the web together and working on the same report."


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Social media and mobile apps or bust, warns Gartner - Social Marketing - BizReport

Next time the boss asks you to justify social media and mobile app budget increases, trying showing him the results of a recent study by Gartner that suggests it won't be long before half of Internet sales are made via these channels.
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The State Of Social Media 2011: Social Is The New Normal | Fast Company

The State Of Social Media 2011: Social Is The New Normal | Fast Company | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
This post is one in a series introducing my new book, The End of Business as Usual.
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Presentation: Locative Based Media on the Third Screen #lbs

Locative Media -  Delivers multimedia and other content directly to the user of a mobile device dependent upon their location.

The physical implementation of locative media however is not bound to the same location to which the content refers.

Locative media are digital media applied to real places and thus triggering real social interactions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locative_media


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Discover, Comment and Curate Video Content with Frequency

http://www.frequency.com - Frequency gathers video from your friends, your favorite sites, and the topics you care about and organizes it all for you in real...
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Google+ Hangouts Adds Screen Sharing, Google Docs Collaboration, and More

Google+ Hangouts Adds Screen Sharing, Google Docs Collaboration, and More | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
We've always been keen on Google+ Hangouts, but a recent update provided some extras that make the experience even better. Now you can share your screen, collaborate in Google Docs, and even draw together in SketchUp.
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Who Is Going To Become Your Preferred Filter? A Service or a Human?

Who Is Going To Become Your Preferred Filter? A Service or a Human? | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As the avalanche of information coming through social networks and real-time tools like Twitter continues to grow, the need for filters to make sense of that tsunami of data also increases, and it seems as though everyone has a different way of trying to solve that problem.

 

Facebook threw its hat into the ring this week with what it says is an improved “newspaper-style” news feed that highlights important content, while Digg has just launched “newsrooms” aimed at doing the same thing, and online influence-ranking service Klout is rolling out topic pages based on what’s being shared by those with influence.

 

But will any of these be able to solve the filtering problem, or will they just add another source of noise?"


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These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World

These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
Key insights for international business.
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By focusing on the cultural roots of national behavior, both in society and business, we can foresee and calculate with a surprising degree of accuracy how others will react to our plans for them

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/communication-charts-around-the-world-2014-3#ixzz2xHkLBA2t

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Freaky feeling: Why androids make us uneasy - tech - 15 January 2013 - New Scientist

Freaky feeling: Why androids make us uneasy - tech - 15 January 2013 - New Scientist | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
We're often creeped out by human-like robots or animated characters, but what they do to our minds is more complex than you might think
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The particular brand of sympathy we reserve for other people requires us to believe the thing we are sympathising with has a self. And this concession of a mind to something not human makes us uncomfortable.

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The particular brand of sympathy we reserve for other people requires us to believe the thing we are sympathising with has a self. And this concession of a mind to something not human makes us uncomfortable.

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Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters

Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
People connect to form groups on Twitter for a variety of purposes. The networks they create have identifiable contours that are shaped by the topic being discussed, the information and influencers driving the conversation, and the social network structures of the participants.
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DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning | Connected Learning

DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning | Connected Learning | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
Digital Storytelling 106--better known as "ds106"--sprouted in 2010 as a computer science class on digital storytelling at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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Understand your online social capital - PeerIndex

Understand your online social capital - PeerIndex | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
@cherylrice you might like to look at @peerindex.
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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011 by Corinne Weisgerber. 

 

"Anyone can collect links, and algorithms can aggregate. But only trained editors have the skills to select and collect the best information and build a “ loyal audience." - Mark Briggs, Journalism Next


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 17, 2011 3:04 AM
I like her steps too, although I tend to present them in a more simplified way for my audience. Great find.
janlgordon's comment, November 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Hi Beth - Good point, the simpler the better, I agree with you:-)
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From early 2008: Distributed Story, Transmedia StoryTelling Worksheet reaches 10000 flickr views

From early 2008: Distributed Story, Transmedia StoryTelling Worksheet reaches 10000 flickr views | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it

This cross-genre, new format, online story development sheet should be printed A3 and ideas for each area can be sketched in. It helps media creators understand how to develop across multiple online channels and spaces and what fragments of the story can be cross connected. It is suggested that you number each instance with the 'release' date to help aid the campaign thinking. The axes indicate the likely 'maintenance' required - top right most maintenance (rich living environments) and bottom left least maintenance (ad hoc textual updates). NOTE: All the below can be on PC or mobile or console.


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Wisdom of Crowds vs. Peer to Peer

Wisdom of Crowds vs. Peer to Peer | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it
Peer to Peer Wisdom all crowds are not equal (Wisdom of Crowds vs.Peer to Peer http://t.co/3C5jTP5l...)...
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Augmented Reality Meets Location-based Social Networking TagWhat Overview - Technorati Blogging

Augmented Reality Meets Location-based Social Networking TagWhat Overview - Technorati Blogging | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it

Unlike other augmented reality apps, TagWhat relies on extensive user interaction. The fun, friendly user interface allows you to tag pictures, locations, as well as include your own stories and musings about a place, or even include multimedia like a video of a famous event that happened in a location, or a famous song that was written in an establishment. Think of TagWhat as the lovechild of location-based augmented reality apps like Foursquare and social networking sites like Facebook.


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Good Analysis of Popular Curation Tools: Storify, CurationSoft, Curata, Curate.us, Scoop.it, Paper.li [Video]

Russel Wright does it again: Interesting analysis and review of some of the most popular content curation tools available out there. Valuble tips and info. 


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Thanks for sharing this Robin: great video! And thanks as well for having reached out to Russel about Scoop.it!
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"one step closer to that complex reality that dictates every single moment of my life" #AR - i Documentary Blog

"one step closer to that complex reality that dictates every single moment of my life" #AR - i Documentary Blog | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it

This complex space is a layered one, not an augmented one. It is reality as it has always been: complex, layered, in constant movement and situated. The novelty is in the fact that technology allows us to visualize a little part of this complexity. Video AR does not “augment” our reality, if anything it “simplifies it”, but still… such simplification is a step ahead from the normal assumption that reality stops at what we can see and hear with our senses.

When I am stuck in a traffic jam I tend to forget that this is only one layer of the reality that I am in. Although it would do me lots of good, I tend to forget that around me are years of history, maybe also the becoming part of my future, I forget layers of thoughts, of smells, of cosmic causalities and of other people’s presence. If a Londinium app can show me the legs of an ancient legionnaire, it might distract me, but it will not solve my traffic jam frustrations, nor give me a full visualization of the moment I am witnessing and yet… but I will be one step closer to that complex reality that dictates every single moment of my life.


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New Facebook: A Timeline for Personal Discovery and Storytelling Turns Everyone into Curator | Brian Solis

New Facebook: A Timeline for Personal Discovery and Storytelling Turns Everyone into Curator | Brian Solis | Communication tomorrow | Scoop.it

For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story. Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we were reminded about what the story really is…you and me. No, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users. We were reminded about the power of something much more important, our experiences, relationships, the content we create and share and how each paint a picture of who we are as individuals.


Today Facebook introduced features for its users and developers alike that position Facebook not as a social network, but instead as a platform for storytelling and meaningful engagement. 

 

Timeline is a new kind of profile, one that lets people tell their story in a visually-rich and artistic fashion. In addition to aesthetics, Timeline is essentially a social home page for all that moves you, from media to experiences to people. The biggest difference you’ll notice is presentation. Starting with the substantial image that you choose to depict your persona, the new format essentially turns your profile into a Flipboard-esque (magazine) pictorial rich with updates, content, and connections…all designed to tell your story, your way. Don’t be confused by the name however, Timeline is much more than that, it’s essentially a storyboard for your digital and real life as told by what you share and what others share with you....

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