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.
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai was 14 years old when he developed the technology we now know as email. But despite having received "official recognition" of his creation by the U.S. government, some still question whether he was the veritable founder.Ayyadurai's former colleague Robert Field explained the discrepancy and defended Ayyadurai in a blog on The Huffington Post. According to Field, "multi-billion dollar defense company" Raytheon BBN Technologies generated "their entire brand ... based on claims of having 'invented email,'" then unleashed a PR campaign to "discredit email's origins" as well as Shiva's claim to having invented it.Ayyadurai explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Thursday that he thinks these allegations stem from people who are both economically and racially prejudiced."The reality is this: in 1978, there was a 14-year-old boy and he was the first to create electronic office system. He called it email, a term that had never been used before, and then he went and got official recognition by the U.S. government," he told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, referring to himself.Ayyadurai said his modest background prevented him from getting the recognition he deserved."After that took place, you have a sense of disbelief among people that comes from not so much the technology issue, but there’s a lot of economic issues associated here," he continued. "[The discovery] wasn't done at MIT; it wasn’t done at the military; it wasn’t done at a big institution. It was done in Newark, NJ, one of the poorest cities in the United States. It was done by a dark-skinned immigrant kid, 14 years old."The creation of email falls under the pretext of the "American dream," Ayyadurai explained, and he feels that those who challenge him as the inventor are afraid of upward mobility and change."The narrative there is what changes and shocks certain people who want to control the narrative that innovation can only take place under their bastions," he said. "The truth is that the American dream is really about [the fact that] innovation can take place anytime, by anybody."
Scoop.it Redesign SuggestionsRedesigning Scoopit sets a new stage for a favorite content marketing tool. Making Scoopit to be social & to createscommunity can help your web design too.Things every website design can improve discussed in our Curagami post (www.curagami.com/featured/redesigning-scoopit-web-design/ )::* Set your “stage” (webpages) to be aligned in a “hierarchy” of need.* Create feedback loops and expose them (like nonprofits use thermometers to track donations).* Don’t hide your analytics SHARE THEM.* Double down on winners, leave laggards behind.* KNOW what is winning so you can double down.* Ask for and prize User Generated Content.* Share MORE and then SHARE MORE.@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.comBrian is a great web marketer and one of the POWER users of Scoop.it. Here is a great comment he left on Curagami about this post:Marty I agree, I never promote my Scoopit homepage as it has no real value for my visitor. My Google analytics show I get very few visitors to the homepage which makes since because most visitors to Scoop.it are not members so can’t follow us via Scoop.it, but they are following other ways because 48% of them are return visitors.Looking further into the analytics not many go to the topic homepage either, so I’m testing new ways within my marketing strategy for Scoop.it to engage.Eg. Pop up and slide up call-to-actions as seen on my hhttp://www.scoop.it/t/marketinghits topic. This pop up also show when someone is coming to a shared post on my topic not just the homepage. Right now it a newsletter sign up, I’m thinking of doing polls, follow me, and maybe even a context are two. On my newsletter sign up is see a 1.4 ctr%It sure would be nice to have some customization options for the homepage.** Brian is the MASTER of organization. Check out his Scoop.it presentation (@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com ). That is a PR6 webpage using OPT (Other People's Templates) and tool (so impressive). Team at Scoop.it really listens to Brian because he has accomplished a lot with their tool. The Scoop.it team is responsive in general, so, thanks to BY and others, we may get a "homepage" we can use.
Via Martin (Marty) Smith
There is only one way to break out of the rat race and eliminate all competing rats - create EPIC Personal Branding. Here's how:* BHAGs.* Pictures & Video.* Think TEAM.* Use Social "Weapons".* Fail MISERABLY.* Give Your Skills AWAY FREE.Appreciate @JeanneOmlor reminding me of this post about living a eulogy life and creating an epic personal brand on a Saturday :). M
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“ American psychologist Abraham Maslow is best known for his seminal research on the hierarchy of innate human needs, but his work also has a surprising application for businesses models and shareholder value.”
“An evolution of the Business Model Canvas for Growth Companies. The Business Model Canvas is now 4 years old, and it needs an enhancement. When combined with the Lean Startup m...”
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“Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior -- silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with all this information? Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in.”
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“ Most local officials have it wrong about citizen engagement. The point isn't to hear what the citizens think about issues before the government. It's about something deeper: understanding citizens' long-term interests and desires.”
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Citizen Science (or "Public Participation in Scientific Research"), has attracted attention as a new way of engaging the public with science through recruiting them to participate in scientific research. It is often seen as a win-win solution to promoting public engagement to scientists as well as empowering the public and in the process enhancing science literacy. This paper presents a qualitative study of interviews with scientists and communicators who participated in the "OPAL" project, identifying three potential flashpoints where conflicts can (though not necessarily do) arise for those working on citizen science professionally. We find that although participation in the CS project was generally valued, it does not seem to overcome continuing (and widely reported) concerns about public engagement. We suggest that enthusiasm for win-win situations should be replaced with more realistic expectations about what scientists can expect to get out of CS-style public engagement.
Via jean lievens
Worry less about the future of work and notice what is happening right now. If we invest time today on areas that are holding back our workplaces now, we’ll be better equipped to adjust to the future of work. One area we need to invest time to change is workplace hierarchies. They are slowing down a business’s agility to respond to dramatic shifts in the marketplace . Managers need to invest time switching to a culture that emboldens employees and managers to work together to redefine their working relationship.
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“ An infographic I created for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Made with too little space, too little skills, too little time and too little research. Lots of fun though.”
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The idea that nothing exists in isolation−but only as part of a system−has long been embedded in folklore, religious scriptures, and common sense. Yet, systems dynamics as a science has yet to transform the way we conduct the public business. This article first briefly explores the question of why advances in systems theory have failed to transform public policy. The second part describes the ways in which our understanding of systems is growing−not so much from theorizing, but from practical applications in agriculture, building design, and medical science. The third part focuses on whether and how that knowledge and systems science can be deployed to improve urban governance in the face of rapid climate destabilization so that sustainability becomes the norm, not the occasional success story.
Via Erika Harrison, Complexity Digest
Part of your Twitter success is knowing how to listen. In other words, the art of monitoring Twitter activity related to your brand and its reputation, your industry and your target audience.I’m sure that there have been moments when you’re wondering just how people are so fast at replying to comments on Twitter, spotting engagement opportunities and emerging trends? Well, that’s because they use the right tools for it.One of our favorite ones is TweetDeck a platform powered by Twitter, that helps you manage your Twitter account(s) in a more effective way, while giving an overview of all Twitter activity.How to get started
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Phil Zimmermann, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy public-key encryption, has some experience when it comes to the politics of crypto. During the “crypto wars” of the 1990s, Zimmermann fought to convince the US government to stop classifying PGP as a “munition” and shut down the Clipper Chip program—an effort to create a government-mandated encryption processor that would have given the NSA a back door into all encrypted electronic communication.Now Zimmermann and the company he co-founded are working to convince telecommunications companies—mostly overseas—that it’s time to end their nearly century-long cozy relationship with governments.Zimmermann compared telephone companies’ thinking with the long-held belief that tomatoes were toxic until it was demonstrated they weren’t. “For a long time, for a hundred years, phone companies around the world have created a culture around themselves that is very cooperative with governments in invading people’s privacy. And these phone companies tend to think that there’s no other way—that they can’t break from this culture, that the tomatoes are poisonous," he said.Back in 2005, Zimmermann, Alan Johnston, and Jon Callas began work on an encryption protocol for voice over IP (VoIP) phone calls, dubbed ZRTP, as part of his Zfone project. In 2011, ZRTP became an Internet Engineering Task Force RFC, and it has been published as open source under a BSD license. It’s also the basis of the voice service for Silent Circle, the end-to-end encrypted voice service Zimmermann co-founded with former Navy SEAL Mark Janke.Silent Circle, which Ars tested on the Blackphone in June, is a ZRTP-based voice and ephemeral messaging service that generates session-specific keys between users to encrypt from end to end. The call is tunneled over a Transport Layer Security-encrypted connection through Silent Circle’s servers in Canada and Switzerland. ZRTP and the Silent Circle calls don’t rely on PGP or any other public key infrastructure, so there’s no keys to hand over under a FISA order or law enforcement warrant.Now, thanks largely to the revelations of NSA and GCHQ monitoring of telecommunications triggered by documents leaked by Edward Snowden, there’s a growing market demand for call privacy —and telecom companies, especially in Europe, have become more receptive to the idea of giving customers the power to protect their privacy. In February, Dutch telecommunications carrier KPN signed a deal to be the exclusive provider of Silent Circle’s encrypted voice call service in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. The company started offering Silent Circle services to customers this summer.That move was driven, Zimmermann said, by KPN’s chief information security officer, Jaya Baloo. “She decided she wanted to break ranks from the rest of the phone companies and get KPN to offer their customers privacy,” Zimmermann said. “So for the first time, you see a phone company offer real privacy. My hope is that other phone companies will find the tomatoes are not poisonous.”Click headline to read more--
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc