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In a very short time curation has evolved from a minor supporting role to a major or even leading role in Social Media engagement. It is no longer sufficient to just share items of interest, break...
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The roles of economy as we know them now are slowly shifting. Ultimately the power of being co-creator (formerly known as the "customer") will have much lager effect than most of us are willing to anticipate now.
Deborah is a sociologist in the department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney she provides social commentaries on current issues, informed by key sociological writings. She...
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Visualization of the #GlobalBrain community on Twitter by using @Bluenod
Evolution Researchers have long assumed that factors like competition, environmental change and competition for scarce resources stimulated evolutionary change in species. But computer science... [[ This is a content summary only.
RSS Reader Reimagined; Everything you want to read - news, your favorite blogs, art and more - in one convenient place designed for you.
We show that the resolution of social dilemmas on random graphs and scale-free networks is facilitated by imitating not the strategy of better performing players but rather their emotions. We assume sympathy and envy as the two emotions that determine the strategy of each player by any given interaction, and we define them as probabilities to cooperate with players having a lower and higher payoff, respectively. Starting with a population where all possible combinations of the two emotions are available, the evolutionary process leads to a spontaneous fixation to a single emotional profile that is eventually adopted by all players. However, this emotional profile depends not only on the payoffs but also on the heterogeneity of the interaction network. Homogeneous networks, such as lattices and regular random graphs, lead to fixations that are characterized by high sympathy and high envy, while heterogeneous networks lead to low or modest sympathy but also low envy. Our results thus suggest that public emotions and the propensity to cooperate at large depend, and are in fact determined by the properties of the interaction network.
Evolution of emotions on networks leads to the evolution of cooperation in social dilemmas
Attila Szolnoki, Neng-Gang Xie, Ye Ye, Matjaz Perc
At the start of 2012 Steve Rubel, EVP of Edelman, published a very interesting slide deck entitled "Insights on the Future of Media" - Volume 1.
In it he analized five key trends that had emerged from his numerous talks with CEOs, startup founders, technology vendors and reporters about what would be the key, most important best practices to emerge in the near future. The first such practice analyzed in his presentation is "news curation" under the heading "Curate to Dominate.
Steve Rubel writes: "...what I discovered is that vertical curators like SBN may soon play a larger role in how we consume content than many of us may realize.
This has ramiﬁcations for both journalists and communicators.
Sports is one of the largest and oldest online interest verticals.The category is dominated by large brands - sites like ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports, which rose to prominence during the 1990s.
Suddenly, however, the edges are fraying.
First, athletes and teams are becoming their own media channels. Beyond that, new curators are moving in and disrupting the business. SBN, for example, rolls up the best independent blog voices covering individual teams into a carefully curated network.
The Bleacher Report, meanwhile, takes a more open, crowd- Jim Bansourced approach. Today its the 12th largest sports site, koff, Vox Media according to comScore.
Both SBN and Bleacher Report are demonstrating that there's a huge opportunity for new media brands to emerge that focus on separating art from junk.
This is all a result of too much content and not enough time."
And if you are asking what's the future of a curator as a paid resource or as a business per se, here is his answer:
"...what about breaking news, which is more of a commodity these days? Can a curator win in news too?
According to the 3.3 million people who follow the MSNBC- owned @breakingnews account on Twitter - the sub-140-character answer is "yes."
That's where we pick up the story. To learn more, I sought out fellow Hofstra University alum Lauren McCullough. She recently joined @breakingnews from AP as a Senior Editor.
...MSNBC has turned it into a 24/7 news operation that curates links faster than anyone else."
Find more valuable insight, names and brands already "walking the talk" on slides 4, 5 and 6 of this very interesting deck (Insights on the Future of Media - Volume 1, January 2012).
Recommended. Insightful. Informative. 8/10
Here the original slideshow: http://www.slideshare.net/steverubel/the-clip-report-volume-1
Full PDF: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30447076/The%20Clip%20Report%20Vol1.pdf
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Supporting a new strategy development is nothing special. But how to make sure its adequately inclusive? And what would adequately mean? I have been asked to help a company’s senior leadership to r...
"Listening as one of the ways we attend to the whole, requires admitting that we all construct our world through self-designed lenses. By doing so, we participate in creating the very world we seem to observe only as a given. Conscious communication processes that foster inclusion enable this process of co-creation to become transparent, and in this very process, mutual understanding and respect increase."via Irmeli Aro
Jason Silva says to start by going somewhere you've never been before.
This is the focus for Week 3 in Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation We have been introduced to social dilemmas principally through the excellent work of Peter Kollock, who...
"Two years after the Arab Spring, questions still remain as to how much social media actually helped fuel and drive the uprisings that arose in Tunisia and swept across the region. But regardless of what happened during those Twitter-fueled revolutions, what's happened afterward?
That's what social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon and Sanitas International wanted to find out when it decided to analyze tweets coming out of Egypt, Libya and even Syria, where there still is a war going on. The results of its 3-month study, which will be discussed in a panel at SXSW on Sunday, underscore the changes these countries are undergoing."
"Twitter Revolution" is the unfortunate generalization foisted on the world by headline writers. The realities of social upheavals and political revolutions is more complex than that, and while sociologists such as Zynep Tufekci are sorting out the complex role of social media in physical world events, others are documenting the role of social-media in post-revolutionary societies.
CISCO jumps in with both feet into the Internet of Things with a new marketing campaign. In a clever move, they have taken ownership of a new phase "The Internet of Everything" worthy of its own acronym (IoE). A large press and advertising push is going out now to connect businesses with a specialist who can "ensure you are prepared."
In the video (http://www.cisco.com/web/tomorrow-starts-here/anthem/index.html) a narrator talks about the world "waking up" and in a reassuring voice describes all the profitable business applications of a Global Brain powered by CISCO.
#internetofthings #networks #commerce
Accuracy is fundamental to journalism, but it’s a challenge to verify information when it flows at digital warp speed from so many sources. This presentation
Some useful tips on how to rebalance the Timeliness vs. Accuracy and Quality equation for information dissemination. A must-read for any user of social media!
Could be used when teaching evaluation of online content / critical thinking skills.
With Google pulling the plug on popular apps like Google Reader and Google Alerts, Jim Berkowitz takes an objective look at several alternative applications that can help with your content curation.
The eye and brain: standard thinking is that these devices are both complex and functional. They are complex in the sense of having many different types of parts, and functional in the sense of having capacities that promote survival and reproduction. Standard thinking says that the evolution of complex functionality proceeds by the addition of new parts, and that this build-up of complexity is driven by selection, by the functional advantages of complex design. The standard thinking could be right, even in general. But alternatives have not been much discussed or investigated, and the possibility remains open that other routes may not only exist but may be the norm. Our purpose here is to introduce a new route to functional complexity, a route in which complexity starts high, rising perhaps on account of the spontaneous tendency for parts to differentiate. Then, driven by selection for effective and efficient function, complexity decreases over time. Eventually, the result is a system that is highly functional and retains considerable residual complexity, enough to impress us. We try to raise this alternative route to the level of plausibility as a general mechanism in evolution by describing two cases, one from a computational model and one from the history of life.
Complexity by SubtractionDaniel W. McShea, Wim Hordijk
Evolutionary BiologyApril 2013
Networking is a key skill in professional careers, supporting the individual’s growth and learning. However, little is known about how professionals intentionally manage the connections in their personal networks and which factors influence their decisions in connecting with others for the purpose of learning. In this article, we present a model of personal professional networking for creating a personal learning network, based on an investigation through a literature study, semi–structured interviews and a survey.
Excellent review by Yair Neuman on the Semantic Sphere (vol1)!
I am a big fan of Lévy's work as well and am curently reading CyberCulture after having read Collective Intelligence twice!
A new study of animal swarms uncovers some new features of their collective behavior when overcrowding sets in. Swarming is the spontaneous organized motion of a large number of individuals.
Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore,…
This is my BlogWorld session I did few weeks back. The fine folks at BlogWorld (now called New Media Expo), were nice enough to record the session and allow me to share it with my audience.
If you're a music or tech fan, you've probably noticed that the current arms race over patents and copyrights has gotten more than a little out of hand. Rob Reid, author and founding father of...