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Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time? : Publishing Perspectives

Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time? : Publishing Perspectives | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.

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Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who and what manipulates the free market of good and services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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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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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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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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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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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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How Facebook Calculates What Appears In Your News Feed

How Facebook Calculates What Appears In Your News Feed | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
With Facebook organic reach destined to reach zero percent sooner or later, what can savvy business owners do to amplify their Facebook results now?

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malek's curator insight, July 18, 9:52 AM

The 12 practical tips is how you can make use of the above analysis

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Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister

Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Separating toys into boys' and girls' aisles may discourage girls from science and engineering careers, says Jenny Wilmott



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malek's curator insight, June 27, 3:43 PM

Gender between your ears not your legs. Time to smash taboos like gender specific toys.

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Porn-Opine: Getting My Mocks Off

Porn-Opine: Getting My Mocks Off | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it


Porn exists because people want it.

We want it to get off. We want it to get our partners off. We want it to mock. But we want it.


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NWS, but excellent points about porn & "the media"

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, June 14, 8:07 PM

Some great lines in this ~ esp the part about pies lol

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A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them | Social Media Today

A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them | Social Media Today | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Internet language has evolved considerably over the past few years as social media has taken off. Hashtags are a huge part of this evolution. What once was a telephone button is now a social media phenomenon.  No wonder people are curious.


When they ask, I tell them that hashtags are a pound sign immediately followed by a keyword. They're used for categorization on social media. Yes, they can be annoying if overused. And yes, I've seen the hashtag video of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.


Hashtags also have the potential to be truly valuable. The stats and info below make a pretty clear case that we should be understanding, using, and appreciating hashtags....


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Important for readers & writers, researchers & marketers

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 19, 9:45 PM

Kevan Lee says hashtags rule and it's time you learned how to use them effectively.

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Good  explanation and. Tips on #tags. 

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, June 20, 9:29 PM

Most people don't really use hashtags because it sounds too confusing.  I'll admit I don't use them either but I know I should.

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Consumer Psychology & the E-Commerce Checkout

Consumer Psychology & the E-Commerce Checkout | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
We all love a bit of online shopping but what goes through our head before we click to buy items over the web?

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Check Out Girls #YesAllWomen

Check Out Girls #YesAllWomen | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
I've written / ranted about this sort of thing before. If I let myself shop a lot, I could make a whole website devoted to this subject of inappropriate clothing that sexualizes children. That's sa...
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A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry

A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
no-appy-polly-loggies asked: (( hey! so you just rebloged my post about globes - awesome! i'm glad you did! but you also added a link to amazon as a way to promote the purchase of the book. while i'm...
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It can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


Does Amazon offend you? Do the stories affect your book and other purchases?

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it can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


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eBay Gives Buyers Mixed Messages on How Cases Impact Sellers

eBay Gives Buyers Mixed Messages on How Cases Impact Sellers | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
eBay must have a case of whipklash due to its changing stance on open cases and how they affect sellers' performance ...
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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 12, 11:55 PM

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

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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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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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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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Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online - PCWorld

Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online - PCWorld | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online
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Tom Kabinet offers a platform that it says lets users legally sell used ebooks. Sellers have to declare they obtained their copies legally and agree to delete their versions when a sale is made.

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What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine

What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Expectations, argued the neuroscientists Lauren Atlas and Tor Wager in a recent review, can influence our experience in two interrelated ways. There is the conscious influence, or those things we are knowingly aware of: I’ve had this wine before and liked or hated it; I’ve been to this vineyard; I love this grape; the color reminds me of a wine I had earlier that was delicious. As our experience grows, so do our expectations. Every time we have a wine, we taste everything we know about it and other related wines. Then there are the unconscious factors: the weather is getting on our nerves, or our dining companion is; we’ve loved or hated this restaurant before; I’m mad at my boss over something he said this morning; the music is too loud, and the room is too cold. These can all affect taste, too, even though they are unrelated to the wine itself.

One of the things wine researchers like to do, in fact, is manipulate some small factor of the environment or the wine to see how perceptions of taste are affected. If we are compelled by the description of the vineyard, its owners, or its history, we are likely to pay more for a bottle. Salzman admits, after we’ve handed in our scores, that that’s the reason he gave us so much background on the wines beforehand.

Information about the vineyard at least tells us something about the wine, but even factors that don’t, like price, can have an influence.

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Extrapolate across products, brands, consumers...

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Extrapolate across products, brands, consumers...

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How to Take Your Vintage Shop to the Next Level

How to Take Your Vintage Shop to the Next Level | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Ready to turn your vintage hobby into a full-time gig? Find out how to take the plunge with winning tips from a seasoned pro.
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Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time? : Publishing Perspectives

Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time? : Publishing Perspectives | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.

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This Ingenious Hoodie Could Save Homeless People's Lives

This Ingenious Hoodie Could Save Homeless People's Lives | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
When Anders Hsi constructed a hoodie that zips up the front of a wearer’s face, he had in mind a person who values his privacy, like a passenger on an airplane.

But when a homeless man named Joe approached Hsi and was eager to try on the inn...

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Markets dictate

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Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff?

Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the battle between Amazon.com and Hachette; it's been all over the media, and ...
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Panic vs reality, and potential opportunity.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, June 13, 1:36 PM

Breaks down the situation as well as presents the realities.

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[Cambodia] Workers Turn Models on Political Catwalk

[Cambodia] Workers Turn Models on Political Catwalk | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

About 150 garment workers turned out to the Phnom Penh of­fices of the United Sisterhood Alliance NGO on Sunday to watch a politically charged fashion show entitled “Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Reality.”

Aimed to highlight the income gap between Cambodian garment workers and the selected CEOs of brand companies. The two-hour program featured a medley of cat-walking, political theater and speeches calling for a $160 month­ly basic wage. 


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“The arrest, ban, threats and killing of our activists cannot prevent a workers’ movement,” said Hil Chandy, 23. “We still demand all buyers take responsibility to find a solution for $160 for all workers.”

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malek's curator insight, May 27, 6:50 AM

Not exactly your kind of models, but poor workers  still have rich voice. 

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eBay Files Patent for Protecting Sellers from Chronic Returners

eBay Files Patent for Protecting Sellers from Chronic Returners | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Having a buyer return an item is a bother to online sellers and can be costly as well. In a patent filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, eBay acknowledged that how to handle buyers who frequently return items was a major concern for ecommerce sellers.

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