Human experience is a series of never-ending, overlapping stories bumping into one another in expected and unexpected ways. Our days are made up of personal narratives of good and evil, joy and conflict, magic potions and angry gnomes.
They are naturally co-creations based on a push and pull of projection and interpretation. We interpret, analyse and synthesise the characters and events in our lives to help us make sense of the world, and these have been translated by professionals into folk tales, myths, legends, pantomime, bestsellers, soap operas and Hollywood blockbusters.
Storytellers are simply curators of information who finesse the elements of a yarn into a beginning, middle and end.
But the tools they use to tell tales are evolving, becoming more modular and tailored, more participatory and more engaging than just the printed word or the moving image.....
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Google's new social network takes aim at Facebook. It's fun, clean and easy to use. But, most people haven't been invited and aren't ready to ditch their Facebook accounts. Who really needs another social network?
That Facebook is hugely distracting is hardly stop-the-presses kind of news, but parents might be dismayed to learn that the social-media site can hobble learning and make kids less healthy and more depressed.
According to Steven Rosenbaum of Magnify.net, we’re drowning in data. That’s why he decided it was time to lay down the law on the future of web curation and what human efforts are required to sift through the mountain of content humans are now producing and publishing at explosive rates.
I was honored to be a part of Steve’s research and included in chapter 13 of Curation Nation, dedicated to content strategy. Over the past two and half years or so, the discipline of content strategy has risen dramatically. As a user experience professional and former librarian, I was initially drawn to it due to it’s focus on the creation and maintenance of meaningful web content......
This post originally appeared on the oneforty blog. It's being reposted here as part of my blogging portfolio. Community managers are becoming an increasingly important role for all types of businesses, from tech startups to major corporate brands.