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System could warn of solar storms

System could warn of solar storms | curating your interests | Scoop.it
A warning system with the potential to protect against the devastating and costly effects of a massive solar storm could be on the horizon.

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Two neurosurgeons banned from investigations on humans

Two neurosurgeons banned from investigations on humans | curating your interests | Scoop.it
In a recent news release published by the Sacremento Bee, it appears that 2 neurosurgeons from the University of California at Davis, conducted experiments on humans without university consent.

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Lost Your Friends’ Phone Numbers? Use NeedNumbers.me To Pull Them From Facebook Groups | TechCrunch

Lost Your Friends’ Phone Numbers? Use NeedNumbers.me To Pull Them From Facebook Groups | TechCrunch | curating your interests | Scoop.it
They definitely don't seem as popular as they used to be, but every once in a while I'll get invited to a Facebook group or event because some tragic fate befell a poor soul's phone and now they need everyone's phone numbers again.
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Want to Boost Your Job Prospects? Try a Beauty Makeover

Want to Boost Your Job Prospects? Try a Beauty Makeover | curating your interests | Scoop.it
Beauty - and competence- are in the eye of the beholder...
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5 Sites Providing Small Business IT Advice

5 Sites Providing Small Business IT Advice | curating your interests | Scoop.it

As a small business grows, its need for IT advice and IT support grow, and business owners who are not knowledgeable when it comes to the technology, can struggle to find the right advice and then negotiate affordable solutions to their needs.

 

For business owners in this situation, the critical thing is to raise their level of basic IT knowledge before calling in any IT professional, thereby reducing the risk of being exploited and ensuring that they are not oversold solutions that they do not need.

 

This good article, identifies five websites that provide small business IT advice, and which should be regularly viewed by any business owner lacking basic knowledge in the IT arena.


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Woman’s Wards At Seaview Turberculosis Hospital | Jeremy Harris

Woman’s Wards At Seaview Turberculosis Hospital | Jeremy Harris | curating your interests | Scoop.it


Located on Todt Hill on New York’s Staten Island sit what’s left of eight original pavilions designed in 1905 to house patients with tuberculosis. Four men’s wards and four womens wards. Designed by Raymond F. Almirall, the wards were spaced in a fan-like formation in order to maximize sunlight and the curative sea air. In 1973 the men’s wards were demolished, the women’s wards left to sit, slowly decaying.This was my 4th or 5th trip back to see these magnificent structures. This time exclusively photographing with my Fujifilm X-Pro 1. A camera which I find to be perfect for locations such as this. My whole kit, consisting of a body and two lenses, the 18mm and 35mm, weigh next to nothing, and I absolutely love the built in grid, level, and timer features.

 


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How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections

How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections | curating your interests | Scoop.it

For a business owner, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively is critical to business success, and the way you speak and listen will determine the level of that success.

 

One of the keys to communicating effectively, is having the ability to start conversations that create an instant connection with the other party, and lead to productive relationships.

 

This excellent article, points out why the way you speak and listen is so important in communicating your ideas, and it offers 12 steps you can follow to ensure that conversations you start click with the other party.


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[VIDEO] Curiosity: Carl Sagan's vision of robotic exploration on Mars [Carl Sagan Tribute Series]

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Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources

Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.

 

This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.

 

In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.

 

And it's already happening.

 

Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.

 

In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

 

Full article: http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

 

 

 


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Thanks Robin!
I scooped your article one hour ago! :-)
Ken Morrison's comment, August 10, 2012 4:15 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. If your aren't following him already, I highly suggest following Robin Good's topics on here. There is some great information about wise curation there. Good luck to you :)
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 8:26 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I appreciate your scoop.it sites. Your 4th Era one was one of the first that I began following.
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The Four Biggest Issues Facing Business Leaders Today.

The Four Biggest Issues Facing Business Leaders Today. | curating your interests | Scoop.it

All business owners face challenges, and whilst every business has its own challenges, it is useful for small business owners in particular, to have an insight into the major challenges faced by their bigger competitors.

 

Such insights can be useful as a guide to areas that smaller, but growing businesses, can address before they become the type of big issues that keep business owners awake at night.

 

This excellent article by John Spence, identifies four major challenges faced by the majority of large businesses, and it explains the consequences that flow from the failure to address these issues.

 

 


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Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web

Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good guide providing the basic principles that should be followed when using, reposting, citing or quoting other people's content (both text and images).

 

The article outlines "proper methods of source attribution on the internet to guarantee the right people get credit for their hard work and ideas."

 

Specific sections of the article cover:

How To Cite Content in Blog Posts How To Cite Content in Social Media How to Give Credit to Guest Bloggers and Ghost Writers How to Cite Images and Visual Content

 

 

Well done. 8/10


Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33098/How-Not-to-Steal-People-s-Content-on-the-Web.aspx

 

 

 


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El código Gutenberg's comment, August 18, 2012 2:01 PM
Thank you very much. You're very kind. I hope that readers like my work in "El código Gutenberg". And thank you for the information in your page.
nickcarman's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:45 PM

This is an excellent article, which lays out the groundrules for using, or citing someone else's content.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:32 AM

A Good Resource

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Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Would it be boring if we could live forever? | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Some futurists predict that we'll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner. The prospect of creating an ageless society is certainly not without its critics, with concerns ranging from the environmental right through to the spiritual. One of the most common objections to radical life extension, however, is the idea that it would be profoundly boring to live forever, and that by consequence, we should not even attempt it.

So are the critics right? Let's take a closer look at the issue and consider both sides.


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Google Leak Finder: A New Tool for Finding JavaScript Memory Leaks

Google Leak Finder: A New Tool for Finding JavaScript Memory Leaks | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Google helps developers plug holes in JavaScript apps

 

SUMMARY: Google's Chrome team has unveiled Leak Finder, a new tool designed to help app-builders spot and correct memory leaks in JavaScript programs. That's potentially a big deal, because unpatched memory leaks can have serious consequences, says developer Douglas Crockford. "Symptoms can include reduced performance and failure. In a memory space full of used cells, the browser starves to death," he warns.

 

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Sun is the most perfect sphere ever observed in nature

Sun is the most perfect sphere ever observed in nature | curating your interests | Scoop.it
Scaled to the size of a beach ball, say scientists, the sun's equatorial bulge would be less than the width of a human hair...

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A Car That Runs On Air: The Future Is Here?

A Car That Runs On Air: The Future Is Here? | curating your interests | Scoop.it

the tiny car’s engine works by extracting air pressure from its 175-liter tank—and does not contribute to air pollution.


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Can you Hack it? ‘Control-Alt-Hack’ game lets players try their hand at computer security

Can you Hack it? ‘Control-Alt-Hack’ game lets players try their hand at computer security | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Do you have what it takes to be an ethical hacker? Can you step into the shoes of a professional paid to outsmart supposedly locked-down systems? Now you can at least try, no matter what your background, with a new card game developed by University of Washington computer scientists.

 

“Control-Alt-Hack” gives teenage and young-adult players a taste of what it means to be a computer-security professional defending against an ever-expanding range of digital threats.


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Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox

Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox | curating your interests | Scoop.it
Dropbox is an awesome service. You can back your files up to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends. That's not all it can do, though.
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Dare to disagree? Openness isn’t the end, it is the beginning.

Dare to disagree? Openness isn’t the end, it is the beginning. | curating your interests | Scoop.it
Enjoyed this thought provoking presentation by Margaret. Margaret presented with compelling reasons why daring to disagree, even in conflicting situation would help people to grow and develop, with...

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Google reportedly testing new log-in page that can manage multiple accounts on Gmail

Google reportedly testing new log-in page that can manage multiple accounts on Gmail | curating your interests | Scoop.it
Google has been conducting a lot of experiments lately. And one of those Google products is Gmail.

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Explore lists and collections with Google search

Sometimes the best answer to your question is not always a single entity, but a list or group of connected things. Now, with the Knowledge Graph, Google can ...

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Twitter / MarsCuriosity: No photo or it didn't happen? ...

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Curiosity Rover: No photo or it didn't happen? Well lookee here, I'm casting a shadow on the ground in Mars' Gale crater

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CONGRATULATIONS TO NASA AND JPL FOR SAFELY LANDING THE MOST COMPLEX SCIENTIFIC DEVICE EVER ON THE SURFACE OF ANOTHER PLANET! GO CURIOSITY!


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Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information

Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information | curating your interests | Scoop.it

We are addicted, quite literally, to information.Why is that?

 

It's all about dopamine — a much-researched neurotransmitter produced at the top of the brain stem which targets brain regions that control reward and movement. . .

[...] "When we receive some valuable piece of information, or perform some act that promotes our health and survival, such as eating, drinking, having sex or making large amounts of money, dopamine is released along what are called the pleasure pathways of the brain, providing us with a rewarding, even euphoric, experience. In fact our brain seems to value the dopamine more than the food or drink or sex itself," explains Coates.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-were-addicted-to-information-2012-7#ixzz234a26bsM


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Curate Your Personal Web Magazine with NextMags

Curate Your Personal Web Magazine with NextMags | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Robin Good: NextMags is a new content curation platform that allows you to publish a free and well designed online web magazine on a topic of your choice.

 

Born out of the curated search app Searcheeze, NextMags offers the typical browser bookmarklet to clip and collect any relevant content you may find on the web, as well as the option to write your own posts / articles.

 

With NextMags it is also possible to import and integrate in your topic-specific web magazine specific content coming from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and from other social networks.

 

Very similar in concept to Scoop.it and similar content curation tools, NextMags is uniquely characterized by its ease of use, good navigation options, clean and white-based look and for a very affordable and competitive pricing approach (kudos to NextMags for getting this in the right track).

Lacking instead for now from this curation platform is a set of features allowing the curator to gather and aggregate raw content coming from different sources in an effective way. It is possible to subscribe to other NextMags and to receive direct contet suggestions from other curators, but, as far as I have seen, there is no back-end for news discovery, aggregation and filtering, typical of such curation tools.

 

NextMags offers multiple service options. From a free level which allows you to create up to five web magazines, but without the ability to elect other editors, import images, schedule posts, check analytics, or use alternative design themes, to a paid one, costing only €44.99 a year (!) where not only you can access all of these extra features but you can also have an unlimited number of web magazine and at least another co-editor.

 

More pricing info: http://www.nextmags.com/plans


N.B.: Curated article content imported from other sources CANNOT be edited. That's a "first" on this front, but I am quite doubting that this conservative approach will bear much fruits.

 

Tour: http://www.nextmags.com/tour

 

Try it out now: http://www.nextmags.com/

 

(Thanks to Roberto Tartaglia for suggesting it)


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Stefano Passatordi's comment, August 10, 2012 6:26 AM
Hi Robin,

Thanks for covering us, it’s always a pleasure to receive feedback from people like you.

I’d like to make some clarifications:

- The social clipping feature (Facebook,Twitter, Google Plus, etc) will be available after the summer;

- In the “Suggestions” area, we already have a suggestion engine based on keywords. For now, suggestions are limited to Google News, Twitter and your readers. We’re working to improve it, in order to give you an effective news discovery engine;

- A FREE user can also have one collaborator for each magazine. We decided to give this opportunity to the free user because we truly believe that collaboration is a key feature for us;

- Other important features such as: custom domain and custom layout (currently not listed in the pricing page) will be available in the next months;

- Regarding the fact that imported content cannot be edited, we think that whenever a curator decides to clip content it’s because he wants to promote it or discuss it. In both cases, he doesn’t need to modify the original content, he may want to add personal comments or images to that content and we give him the opportunity to do so. At the end, the original content plus the curator’s comments look like a new article in which everyone takes credit for its own contribution.

We’ve just launched a few days ago and we’re working very hard on improving the service to make it the best choice for a content curator. Stay tuned, there will be great new features and improvements in the near feature!

Thanks Robin!

Stefano Passatordi
CEO, NextMags
Robin Good's comment, August 13, 2012 2:22 AM
Hello Stefano, thank you so much for your kind comments and clarifications. Much appreciated indeed!
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Ten Questions Every Business Plan Must Answer

Ten Questions Every Business Plan Must Answer | curating your interests | Scoop.it

Business plans, are key tools for small business owners wanting to attract investors, and a clearly focussed plan will go a long way towards opening the wallets of seasoned investors.

 

Knowing exactly what information to include, and just as importantly what not to include, is the key to developing a business plan that will capture the attention of cashed up investors.

 

This good article, identifies the ten critical questions your business plan must answer, if you are to have a great chance of attracting the attention of a suitable investor.


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Paulo Coelho: Lesson Learned on Writing and Life

Paulo Coelho: Lesson Learned on Writing and Life | curating your interests | Scoop.it
Ok, the idea was not mine. A Filipino blogger, Jerome, collected a series of my comments on writing – and I found his page by chance.

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