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We're still seeing writers referring to Content Curation as something new. But when did Content Curation begin? A brief sketch to help you.
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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.
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This article is based on the keynote address presented to the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) in 2012, on the occasion of Edgar Morin receiving the Bertalanffy Prize in Complexity Thinking, awarded by the Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS).The following theses will be elaborated on: (a) The whole is at the same time more and less than its parts; (b) We must abandon the term "object" for systems because all the objects are systems and parts of systems; (c) System and organization are the two faces of the same reality; (d) Eco-systems illustrate self-organization.
Complex Thinking for a Complex World – About Reductionism, Disjunction and SystemismEdgar Morin
Systema: connecting matter, life, culture and technology Vol 2, No 1 (2014)
There is a kind of meditation in Buddhist practice known as analytical meditation. It's purpose is to inform us about an object, all of its properties and all of the associations, connections and contexts that it can have in the individual and collective sense.
We're not going to be perfect coming up with all of the connections all of the time. However, I think it's a good starting basis for the purposes of analyzing complex systems and all of the layered, interconnected parts. We are one, and one is all.
The universe is us as well as around us.
And that's a scientific fact, it seems.
Think about it.
objects versus systems?
The principles used to predict someone's credit score or music taste can be used to predict social outcomes, according to a data expert speaking at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.
In a sector increasingly being driven towards measuring its outcomes, Jason Saul's product, created with the assistance of a musicologist at Pandora, uses former learning on social projects to assess how likely it is that social programmes will have desired results.
The Impact Genome Project, expected to be available at the end of the year, has a database of 78,000 "outcome data points" and will analyse the result of what would happen when these points are put together in different combinations.
They won't track you and it makes their searches better.Named after the playground game duck duck goose, the site is not just banking on the support of people paranoid about GCHQ and the NSA.
Its founder, Gabriel Weinberg, argues that privacy makes the web search better, not worse. Since it doesn't store your previous searches, it does not and cannot present personalized search results. That frees users from the filter bubble – the fear that, as search results are increasingly personalized, they are less likely to be presented with information that challenges their existing ideas....
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The marketing industry is having a similar moment with infographics. Over the last few years, infographics have become one of the most popular ways to build inbound links.
Publications are so saturated with infographics that there is an entire industry devoted just to highlighting and critiquing infographics published elsewhere. It’s safe to say the novelty of infographics has worn off, but the oft-mentioned quality control and saturation issues aren’t the only reasons for it.
Infographics aren’t dead, but it is time for marketers to draw a line in the sand and reclaim the medium. It starts by understanding the problem with infographics and then addressing the issues one by one....
Great POV on infographics issues and trends.
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a defining moment for the sharing economy, Airbnb is in funding talks that would value the room- and home-renting company at $10 billion, more than some long-established hotel companies and among the highest valuations for a startup in the country.
In my experience, people want to be amazing at their job. I can’t count the number of times that people had really great ideas but were powerless to implement them. I watched as they went from zealous excitement to indifferent cynicism.
- See more at: http://ryancarson.com/post/61562761297/no-managers-why-we-removed-bosses-at-treehouse#sthash.kuRPSLnU.6oGVifj3.dpuf
If anyone tries to tell you that government grants play no role in technology innovation, point them to the field of software-defined networking. And soon, you might be able to point them to open s...
Today’s adversaries are decentralized transnational networks that appear in many sizes and shapes; they are not geographically fixed, hierarchically governed, or bureaucratically managed.
Open Garden, Internet everywhere
OpenGarden, a long-time Scoop.it user and the company behind the amazing success of FireChat - the first App that lets you chat without needing any connectivity - has built this beautiful integration using the Scoop.it API to showcase great stories about mesh networking and their company.
Worth exploring! Take a look at what this article offers!
In a time of emerging technologies, while artificial intelligence and adaptability of robots is getting better, a new problem may come up: will machines monopolize all active positions in our society? This fear is already topical and enabled resurgence and modernization of the Luddite thinking.(1)
Interesting article with quite a few Global Brain ideas such as the eventual merging of humans and machines.
"First trail: the universal income: ...
Second trail: educational revolution and barriers to entry : ...
Third trail: Enhanced human: ...
In conclusion, facing a possible evaporation of human performed labor, we have seen above that possible solutions could be radical. History requires us attention as it left its traces in eugenic past approaches which mark our civilization of their violence. But nothing requires us to make same mistakes, as long as those who refuse to enter into this logic of mankind enhancement are not placed on the side and ostracized, and as long as our human empathy remains at the center of our values. However, it’s interesting to note that above developments seem so radical that, except prospectivists like Ray Kurzweil or Robin Hanson, most cultural works appropriating them describe dystopias. They act as whistleblowers, because in fact, this issue raises the question of what we want to make of our society. We must be careful not to distort our humanity while appropriating these technologies and the tremendous benefits they could bring us, and improve our quality of life. After having used “Birth” value as discriminant element at the center of agrarian societies, and afterwards “Work” value at the center of industrial societies... maybe it’s time to put “Knowledge” value at the center, knowledge in a sense of enrichment of people like Gene Roddenberry imagined it when he conceptualized the utopian world of Star Trek."
The confluence of new approaches in recording patterns of brain connectivity and quantitative analytic tools from network science has opened new avenues toward understanding the organization and function of brain networks. Descriptive network models of brain structural and functional connectivity have made several important contributions; for example, in the mapping of putative network hubs and network communities. Building on the importance of anatomical and functional interactions, network models have provided insight into the basic structures and mechanisms that enable integrative neural processes. Network models have also been instrumental in understanding the role of structural brain networks in generating spatially and temporally organized brain activity. Despite these contributions, network models are subject to limitations in methodology and interpretation, and they face many challenges as brain connectivity data sets continue to increase in detail and complexity.
Contributions and challenges for network models in cognitive neuroscience • Olaf SpornsNature Neuroscience (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3690
Interesting excerpt for my topic from the article by PandoDaily:"Is all social platform content inherently untrustworthy or is it possible to elevate it with journalism’s standards of higher quality and ethics?We know that traditional methods of screening – e.g. professional editors directly supervising every piece of content – aren’t going to work. Social sites generate too much content for that.Before despairing the conflict is irresolvable, I’d point out that even some professional journalists rely heavily on Wikipedia, perhaps the best example of generally high-quality crowd-sourced content. The fact is, there are ways to improve the quality, and reliability of social journalism.Here are a bunch of practical suggestions about how to bring journalistic ethos to the new hybrid models.- Label contributors prominently. E.g. Staff Writer. Staff Columnist. Staff Curator. Expert Contributor, Expert Curator, Guest contributor. Reader Contribution. Clue in the audience who’s who.- Publish staff, contributor and reader credentials as part of a profile linked to all their bylines. I recommend LinkedIn style profiles, with links to articles written for the site or anyone else. Let the audience have plenty of information to decide if a contributor is trustworthy.- Signing up a guest or expert contributor is a tacit endorsement.- Business publication, in particular, should consider mandating that contributors take formal online ethics training.- Getting featured on a content channel should require a curator’s approval (paid professionals or expert volunteers), rather than automated inclusion based on subject matter or pre-approval of the author.- Unlike social networks, consider only allowing users to follow curated channels, not individual posters.- Consistently highly-scoring content contributors (including staff) should be labeled as such, so they can gain a reputation as being trustworthy.- If content has been rejected by curators, or not socially shared, or has poor engagement time and few up votes, screen it for deletion. Provide feedback to contributors facing deletion. Social journalism is not just about increasing the amount of content. It’s about increasing quality of information..."The article is very long and there also is a first part that I didn't mention here.In addition, there are more information and other suggestions by author. Read interesting original article here:http://pando.com/2014/03/29/the-new-rules-of-social-journalism-a-proposal/
It’s tough producing high quality media content and expensive.
Are we finally ready to shift our focus on customer?
Two other interesting observations by Tom Foremski who wrote about companies needing to become media as early as 2005:
- "Independently produced media is trusted but content produced by brands is not."
- "Every company is a media company but media companies don’t write about themselves."
Maybe because he is a former journalist, Tom has a tendency to think that content = news - which is a restrictive definition in my opinion. We discussed that at the latest meetup on content marketing he organized in San Francisco: of course news need to be objective and brands are biased (as any media by the way but this is a different conversation).
But I pointed out first that good content can also be entertaining or educational and second that using content curation is a great way to circumvent both problems: brands which become media through content curation are relying on independently produced content and don't write about themselves.
Si vous êtes fatigué d'entendre dire que les marques sont des médias (et réciproquement), cet article vous confortera, en partie... Créer du contenu de marque oui, mais attention au narcissisme.
Une réflexion à poursuivre.
In the last 15 years, the collective motion of large numbers of self-propelled objects has become an increasingly active area of research. The examples of such collective motion abound: flocks of birds, schools of fish, swarms of insects, herds of animals etc. Swarming of living creatures is believed to be critical for the population survival under harsh conditions. The ability of motile microorganisms to communicate and coordinate their motion leads to the remarkably complex self-organized structures found in bacterial biofilms. Active intracellular transport of biological molecules within the cytoskeleton has a profound effect on the cell cycle, signaling and motility. In recent years, significant progress has also been achieved in the design of synthetic self-propelled particles. Their collective motion has many advantages for performing specific robotic tasks, such as collective cargo delivery or harvesting the mechanical energy of chaotic motion.
In this focus issue we have tried to assemble papers from leading experts which we hope will provide a current snapshot of this young and rapidly expanding field of research. They cover both theoretical and experimental investigations of the dynamics of active matter on different spatial and temporal scales.
Focus on Swarming in Biological and Related Systems Lev Tsimring, Hugues Chate, Igor Aronson
2014 New J. Phys. 16