Literacy in the algorithmic medium
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Literacy in the algorithmic medium
Reading, writing, curating, publishing, modeling, coding: what are the new skills, what education is needed?
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The Rise of Emoji and Google’s Mobile-First Movement | Search Engine Watch

The Rise of Emoji and Google’s Mobile-First Movement | Search Engine Watch | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
Emoji are now integral in the digital vocabularies of people of all ages and backgrounds and are used not only between individuals, but by companies, too.
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Apple just might build a stylus for iPads after all

Apple just might build a stylus for iPads after all | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
Although Apple dismissed the idea of a tablet stylus, that doesn’t mean the company isn’t thinking about how one could enhance the iPad experience. A new patent publishing details what Apple may have in mind.
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Why the next big enterprise software company will look nothing like Salesforce.

Why the next big enterprise software company will look nothing like Salesforce. | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
The consumerization of business software.
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Why ‘Intuitive’ Interface Is A Myth

Why ‘Intuitive’ Interface Is A Myth | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
We toss around the term “intuitive” a lot when it comes to user interface.
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Seriously, would you have picked up an iPhone with Google Maps loaded and thought to yourself, "I can pinch this glass screen to enlarge the whole image"? Of course not. Nothing in real life--from newspaper print to a magnifying glass--works like that. But it’s amazing because it simply feels fantastic, requiring minimal effort while provoking a response from the interface that is perfectly predictable. And once you go through the motions, you’ll never forget them again.

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