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3ders.org - Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer

3ders.org - Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
How we live by 2050? Industrial designer Joshua Harris has created a concept that in the future, we could use a clothing printer to manufacture our clothes at home.

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Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games

Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was born in 1939 as a marketing gimmick. This may surprise you, but the amazing thing is, Rudolph still draws 'em in. Rud
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What To Do When You're Losing Hope

What To Do When You're Losing Hope | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Being a small-business owner has its ups and downs. When times get tough, try these 6 tactics to pick yourself back up.
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Etsy’s – excited to bring their sellers’ items directly to shoppers with their very own pop up! | TheMarketingblog

Etsy’s – excited to bring their sellers’ items directly to shoppers with their very own pop up! | TheMarketingblog | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
This Christmas, Etsy.com, the world’s most vibrant handmade and vintage marketplace, is opening its first pop-up shop in the UK. “Etsy House” will open

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@Laura Brown - you're a silly goose! "Pop up" is a kind of temporary shop in the real world, not a horrid Internet ad ;)

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Will Corry's curator insight, November 20, 8:55 AM

Etsy House will open in London from 5th- 7th December at 5 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7HY. Friday 5th 10am – 8pm, Saturday 6th 10am – 8pm, Sunday 7th 10am – 6pm.

Laura Brown's curator insight, November 24, 1:19 PM

Oh good, more pop up ads. Isn't this just a reason not to shop at Etsy?

Laura Brown's comment, November 25, 12:04 PM
A temporary shop atop the Etsy shop they already have? I will have to wait and see them in action I think. It's funny, pop ups didn't bother me too much in the first round (then or so years ago) but they bug me now. Mostly because it is harder to close them, some hide the X marks the spot.
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Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Women and men are paying different amounts for similar, comparable products at major retailers, and Canada has no consumer protection against price discrimination based on gender, CBC's Marketplace found.


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Grocery Shoppers Won’t Part with Paper Coupons

Grocery Shoppers Won’t Part with Paper Coupons | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A July 2014 study indicates that reading printed circulars at home is the most popular way US grocery shoppers save cash. Half of all respondents did so before their last supermarket trip. Comparably, only 4.0% of shoppers found a promotion on social media.
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Affordable Digital Marketing -- Awesome For Small Companies, Bloggers, & Just Plain Regular Folks

Affordable Digital Marketing -- Awesome For Small Companies, Bloggers, & Just Plain Regular Folks | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
If you thought outdoor advertising was either too expensive or not capable of making a real splash, check out the Zeusvision digital media bus! These literal outdoor advertising vehicles have 31-fo...
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The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!) | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they've reached over 30,000 unique visitors and ...
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Etsy Launches In-Person Payments for US Sellers

Etsy Launches In-Person Payments for US Sellers | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Today, Etsy launches a solution for our sellers based in the US to accept credit and debit card payments in person.
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Do Mothers Need Some Time Away from Social Media?

Do Mothers Need Some Time Away from Social Media? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Social networking may be stressing mothers out. Half of US mother social users report feeling pressure to create an image that their lives are perfect on social platforms, with younger mothers especially likely to feel this way. The majority of mothers have actually considered stopping use of or taking a break from social media due to burnout or frustration.
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Public social pressures, more than fear over time-wasted, is behind declines in mothers using social media.

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Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues

Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Justin, you write, "Facebook was a source of political news to roughly as many people as local TV was." Pew reported, "Panelists were asked whether they got news from each of the 36 sources (plus local television news) over the past week, and while...

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"But the data also shows there are differences in social media usage along ideological lines. Those in the middle of Pew’s ideological breakdown got news on Facebook most often — 53 percent of them in the past week, higher than both consistent liberals (49 percent) and consistent conservatives (40 percent). But while those in the middle may get their news there, those on either end of the spectrum are more likely to shape their Facebook experience with politics in mind. They’re more likely to “like” or follow an issue-based group (60% of consistent liberals and 46% of consistent conservatives, versus 33% of those in the middle). They’re also more likely to follow a political party or elected official there (42 percent of consistent liberals and 49 percent of consistent conservatives, versus only 29 percent of Facebook users as a whole)."

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"But the data also shows there are differences in social media usage along ideological lines. Those in the middle of Pew’s ideological breakdown got news on Facebook most often — 53 percent of them in the past week, higher than both consistent liberals (49 percent) and consistent conservatives (40 percent). But while those in the middle may get their news there, those on either end of the spectrum are more likely to shape their Facebook experience with politics in mind. They’re more likely to “like” or follow an issue-based group (60% of consistent liberals and 46% of consistent conservatives, versus 33% of those in the middle). They’re also more likely to follow a political party or elected official there (42 percent of consistent liberals and 49 percent of consistent conservatives, versus only 29 percent of Facebook users as a whole)."

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"But the data also shows there are differences in social media usage along ideological lines. Those in the middle of Pew’s ideological breakdown got news on Facebook most often — 53 percent of them in the past week, higher than both consistent liberals (49 percent) and consistent conservatives (40 percent). But while those in the middle may get their news there, those on either end of the spectrum are more likely to shape their Facebook experience with politics in mind. They’re more likely to “like” or follow an issue-based group (60% of consistent liberals and 46% of consistent conservatives, versus 33% of those in the middle). They’re also more likely to follow a political party or elected official there (42 percent of consistent liberals and 49 percent of consistent conservatives, versus only 29 percent of Facebook users as a whole)."

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From the Editor - October 19, 2014

From the Editor - October 19, 2014 | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
eBay sellers know more than anyone the kind of rough year eBay has been having, and third-quarter financials released on Wednesday revealed slow growth in eBay's Marketplaces business. eBay auctions fell 7% globally in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, while fixed-price listings (which make up 79% of total sales) grew 15%.
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Other news bits on online selling platform / marketplace sites as well.

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Moms Magazine: We Want You for Our Holiday Gift Guide

Moms Magazine: We Want You for Our Holiday Gift Guide | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

With the holiday season just around the corner, we want to hear from Moms and Brands that have a beautiful, handy, unique or smart product to share with our Readers!


From now until Nov. 10, we invite all eligible businesses to tell us about up to five items that you sell, that is the perfect gift for the Moms Magazine Holiday Gift Guide, and possibly reviewed and included in our Video: Must Have Products by our Chief Curator and Mommy Expert

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Be sure to read the FAQ!

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Men focus more on ‘brand’ when judging art

Men focus more on ‘brand’ when judging art | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Men and women focus on different aspects of art, report researchers: Men pay more attention to the artist’s background and authenticity, while women pay more attention to the art itself.

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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...
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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

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Why PayPal’s Split From eBay Threatens 70 Million Americans

Why PayPal’s Split From eBay Threatens 70 Million Americans | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in Inc. PayPal’s coming split from eBay potentially threatens eBay, Apple Pay, and all the ungainly legacy tech companies whose investors are now pushing them to break into pieces.  But there’s also a large group of people for whom the PayPal-eBay breakup is bad news: anyone...
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When Should I Sell My '80s Toys?

When Should I Sell My '80s Toys? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
On Sunday I posted Nostalgia Drives The Collectibles Market, to which dinocollector posted the following comment: But my question is will generations of c
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Why Collect?

Why Collect? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Not only is is obvious (and lame) to say that the reasons for collecting are as varied as the collections themselves, but I've already discussed that the m
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16 reasons why this research will change how you look at news consumption

16 reasons why this research will change how you look at news consumption | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

The most interesting news consumption research uses ethnography: this involves watching people and measuring what they actually do – not what they say they do. To this end AP’s 2008 report A New Model for News is still one of the most insightful pieces of research into news consumption you’ll ever read – because it picks out details like the role that email and desktop widgets play, or the reasons why people check the news in the first place (they’re bored at work, for example).


Now six years on two Dutch researchers have published a paper summarising various pieces of ethnographic and interview-based consumption research (£) over the last decade – providing some genuine insights into just how varied news ‘consumption’ actually is....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 13, 2:55 AM

Very interesting research and categorization of news consumption. Good read for news wonks.

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Policy Update: “Redskins” | Etsy News Blog

Policy Update: “Redskins” | Etsy News Blog | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Effective today, the term redskin will no longer be permitted in the Etsy marketplace, out of respect for Native Americans.
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Should Buyers Be Able to Cancel eBay Orders within 1 Hour?

Should Buyers Be Able to Cancel eBay Orders within 1 Hour? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
There's a new eBay policy that may have gotten lost in the shuffle with all the changes the marketplace announced on ...
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This is another attempt by eBay to nail the coffins shut on small mom & pop shops, independent artists and antique dealers, plain & simple.

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Good News-Bad News: Priority Mail Rates Change Next Month

Good News-Bad News: Priority Mail Rates Change Next Month | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
There's good news - or bad news - for shippers when it comes to new USPS Priority Mail rates that go into effect on September 7th, depending on how you purchase postage. Make sure you're prepared for next month's changes.
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Survey Asks eBay Sellers about Mandatory Managed Returns

Survey Asks eBay Sellers about Mandatory Managed Returns | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
eBay sellers, will you be keeping your return policies the same once eBay's new Managed Returns policy takes effect for all sellers? Take our survey and we'll share the results.
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I find this Managed Returns policy terrifying - both as a seller & a buyer.

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Amazon Takes the Muppets Off the Shelf

Amazon Takes the Muppets Off the Shelf | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Disney is the latest entertainment company to have orders of its forthcoming releases blocked by the retailer.
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The fashion and beauty industry's strangest jobs

The fashion and beauty industry's strangest jobs | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Beneath the glitzy façade of fashion lie unglamorous jobs involving light-holding, hair-flicking and dressing (The fashion and beauty industry's strangest jobs http://t.co/nhRTVjl7sV)...

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Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet | TechCrunch

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet | TechCrunch | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Amazon's first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on..

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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.