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We as Curators Must Now Become the Change We Want to See on The Web

We as Curators Must Now Become the Change We Want to See on The Web | Content in Context | Scoop.it
This post was curated by Robin Good - I changed the title because I think it captures the message for all of us who post or curate anything for our audiences and for ourselves. Robin Good: If you are interested in understanding how "content curation" differentiates itself from simple re-sharing and re-blogging here is a great article by Chris DeLine. Great advice for anyone wanting to become an effective content curator: “Whether in tweets, in blog posts, in podcasts, or in newsletters, be ruthless with your attention. ... Some adopt a strategy of blanket-curation, throwing everything new or fresh or remotely interesting online and letting other consumers make their own value distinctions. Others assume the role of tastemaker, selectively making the decisions themselves. Both have their place, but the former contributes to what Jonathan Haidt calls “the paradox of abundance,” which he says “undermines the quality of our engagement.” How many content-overload websites can you monitor before you become overwhelmed by volume? How many share-explosions does it take before you remove a friend from your Facebook feed? How many Tumblr pages can you pay attention to before the reblogs become a blur? ... Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation. After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information." What really counts is to create content that is useful, meaningful and helpful for others, whether from direct hand authorship, or by curating the best existing resources. Insightful. 8/10 http://chrisdeline.com/curation (Image credit: Shutterstock)
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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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The Five-Step Maturity Model for Building a Collaborative Organization

The Five-Step Maturity Model for Building a Collaborative Organization | Content in Context | Scoop.it
Organizations typically fall into one of five types of categories when it comes to collaboration in the enterprise.
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MyKLogica's comment, April 22, 2013 12:03 PM
Very interesting post, as David Hains and Denyse Drummond-Dunn say for diagnostic purposes, but also for presenting the process to the "unaware" companies, so that they can see the value, and benefits of implementing collaborative cultures in the business industry.
MyKLogica's comment, April 22, 2013 12:04 PM
Ivon Prefontaine you are right, but that should be an opportunity for "3.0 consultants".
Jasmin Rez's comment, April 22, 2013 3:07 PM
Good points shared.
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The Community Manager Manifesto

The Community Manager Manifesto | Content in Context | Scoop.it
With the growth of the social enterprise, multiple conversations online in community manager discussion groups seem to suggest this need for a chat on how the community manager could evolve into a role of seniority within an organization.
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Michael Kuhl's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:23 AM

As we roll our internal communities this will become a good skill to have.

Manfred Bortenschlager's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:30 PM

with some interesting info for developer evangelists too

Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 2014 10:41 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Krishnamurti on The Singularity

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“ A couple of videos of Jiddu Krishnamurti talking about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity have come to my attention and I thought they might also be of interest to h+ Readers.”
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Here Is A Higher Level Of Evolution: Are You Interested? - Forbes

“ Here Is A Higher Level Of Evolution: Are You Interested?”
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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“ It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.”
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Bruce I. Kodish's curator insight, November 5, 2014 11:17 PM

Christof Koch - always worth listening to. 

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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Internet and Activism"

Chomsky answers the question "Can the Internet help in Activism?"
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Complex Systems Science: From Cell Regulation to the Global Food Crisis

Insights and methods of complex systems science are transforming science and providing clarity about the impact of policies to address major societal problems. These conceptual and mathematical advances allow us to study interdependence, patterns, networks, multiscale behaviors, and “big data.” Here I focus on the application of these advances to real-world concerns. I discuss case studies from global socioeconomic systems and immune cell regulation. Our analysis of the global food crisis exposes the causes and consequences of rapidly increasing and volatile food prices. Food price spikes in 2007–2008 and 2010–2011 triggered food riots across the world and precipitated the Arab Spring. Our quantitative models of nonequilibrium markets show that the food price increases are due to (1) US biofuel quotas increasing the amount of corn to ethanol conversion and (2) deregulation of commodity trading enabling speculator trend-following to cause bubbles and crashes. Policy action by the US and the European Union could alleviate or even resolve these problems. Our analysis of cell regulation makes use of gene expression data to obtain whole-cell regulatory models describing the response of immune cells to dynamic perturbations. Moreover, we have shown that cell dynamics are controlled by attractor states with implications for understanding biological development and treating cancer. Our analyses demonstrate the opportunity for complex systems science to inform both social policy decisions and medical advances. Bar-Yam Y (2014) Complex Systems Science: From Cell Regulation to the Global Food Crisis ISCS 2013: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems Emergence, Complexity and Computation Volume 8, 2014, pp 19-28
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BBC Radio 4 program: Everything we know is wrong

BBC Radio 4 program: Everything we know is wrong | Content in Context | Scoop.it
"A highly influential paper by Dr John Ioannidis at Stanford University called "Why most published research findings are false" argues that fewer than half of scientific papers can be believed, and that the hotter a scientific field (with more scientific teams involved), the less likely the research findings are to be true. He even showed that of the 49 most highly cited medical papers, only 34 had been retested and of them 41 per cent had been convincingly shown to be wrong. And yet they were still being cited.
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Essays on Principles of Energetic Materialism: A Meta-theory of Unity of Everything in Diversity

There has been no Big Bang, no past, no present, no future, where our particles have been embedded and floating in the space-time dimension fluxing from big bang towards beyond the borders of the universe, at least as we have been thinking of them. They are still out there, exist, real, knowable, observable, and changeable. Yet in simultaneously existing multitude, of distributed universes which we call them the networked cosmos.
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Open Data and Citizen Engagement - Disentangling the Relationship

Open Data and Citizen Engagement - Disentangling the Relationship | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“ This post is part of our series, OpenGov Conversations, an ongoing discourse featuring contributions from transparency and accountability researchers and practitioners around the world.”
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There’s no anticorruption without citizen engagement

There’s no anticorruption without citizen engagement | Content in Context | Scoop.it
The importance of a grassroots approach in tackling #corruption: http://t.co/06Ys0pIelp v @UNDPEurasia #DemocracySaturday
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Inventor Of Email: People Didn't Want To Credit A 'Dark-Skinned Immigrant Kid' | Emily Tess Katz | HuffPost.com

Inventor Of Email: People Didn't Want To Credit A 'Dark-Skinned Immigrant Kid' | Emily Tess Katz | HuffPost.com | Content in Context | Scoop.it
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."

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Professor Gunnar Carlsson Introduces Topological Data Analysis

“ An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis by Ayasdi's Gunnar Carlsson”
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The ART of Collaboration | Collabor8Now

The ART of Collaboration | Collabor8Now | Content in Context | Scoop.it
"“Knowledge can only be volunteered, it can’t be conscripted”. A quote from the redoubtable Dave Snowden. But is the same true for collaboration? If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference?"
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“ The premise of Shyp is simple by design---the next best thing to pure teleportation. Download the app, take a picture of the thing you want to ship, put in the address where you want it to go, and done.”
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GWO 2014: Andrew Gardner, "Deep Learning for Data Scientists" - YouTube

“ Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/andrewgardner5811/deep-learning-for-data-scientists-dsatl-talk-alpharetta-20140108 Great Wide Open: http://greatwideopen.org/ (Accessible (no math) talk that covers recent developments in Neural nets 2.0 (aka deep...”
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DARPA explores neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body heal itself | KurzweilAI

DARPA explores neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body heal itself | KurzweilAI | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“ DARPA ElectRx (credit: DARPA) DARPA’s new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) (pronounced “electrics”) program aims to develop new high-precision,”
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Complex Networks: An Algorithmic Perspective (by Kayhan Erciyes)

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“ Network science is a rapidly emerging field of study that encompasses mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering.”
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Mindfulness and compassion are good for business bottom line

Mindfulness and compassion are good for business bottom line | Content in Context | Scoop.it
Neurosurgeon Dr James Doty from Stanford University talks to Weekend Breakfast about the benefits of compassion, mindfulness and altruism.
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When Diversity Trumps Ability

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“ A little while ago I listed a few of my favorite readings and videos about collective intelligence. But since then I have been extremely bothered by the fact that I forgot to include in the list so...”
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People helping people: the future of public services | Nesta

People helping people: the future of public services | Nesta | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“Public services should be redesigned to make mobilising the energy and contribution of the public a core organising principle.”
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Why the Goals of Citizen Engagement Are Not What You Think Otis White

Why the Goals of Citizen Engagement Are Not What You Think Otis White | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“ 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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Combining Citizen Science and Public Engagement - P2P Foundation

Combining Citizen Science and Public Engagement - P2P Foundation | Content in Context | Scoop.it
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.
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Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source | opensource.com

Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source | opensource.com | Content in Context | Scoop.it
“ RT @opensourceway: RT @arielbeery: Finally! @Opentlv: Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source | (Get it for #TLV!”
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