Literacy in the algorithmic medium
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Reading, writing, curating, publishing, modeling, coding: what are the new skills, what education is needed?
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Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for U2 iTunes download debacle

Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for U2 iTunes download debacle | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
U2 lead singer Bono apologises to iTunes users for the automatic download of the band's latest album.
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Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps | TechCrunch

Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps | TechCrunch | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this..
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Net activity shifts as smartphones become the norm

Net activity shifts as smartphones become the norm | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
Smartphones are now used by about two-thirds (65%) of Americans, with more than half of users (52%) using Android phones compared to 41% using iPhones, according to a new report from Nielsen.
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56% of American adults are now smartphone owners | Pew Internet & American Life Project

56% of American adults are now smartphone owners | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
56% of American adults are now smartphone owners | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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The Mobile Rogue Wave

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Publishers are concerned: The shift to mobile advertising revenue is lagging way behind the transfer of users to smartphones and t
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Publishers have no choice but following their readers!

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Smartphone, computer or tablet? 36% of Americans own all three

Smartphone, computer or tablet? 36% of Americans own all three | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
For many Americans, one device isn’t enough.
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Kindle is the king of mobile reading platforms, but iBooks is catching up - fast

Kindle is the king of mobile reading platforms, but iBooks is catching up - fast | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
One consistent source of alarm within the publishing industry over eBook reading is Amazon Kindle’s apparent dominance of the market. Earlier this year we reported on Hachette revealing that Amazon...
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2015: The year there will be more cellular connections than people

2015: The year there will be more cellular connections than people | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
With 93 percent global penetration already, the mobile industry is on pace to surpass 100 percent in 2015, according to new projections from wireless infrastructure maker Ericsson.
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News: Mobile Trends to Keep In Mind

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TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: Growing Forces in Mobile Tweet  As seen last week in Barcelona, the mobile industry is red hot. The media sector will have to work harder to capture its share of that growth.
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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Home, Money, and the Future of Communication | Wired.com

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Home, Money, and the Future of Communication | Wired.com | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
Photograph by Platon FACEBOOK Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Home, Money, and the Future of Communication As caretaker of a service with a bill
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But sharing can be exhausting. You hear about people taking “Facebook vacations.” It’s an interesting phenomenon. We have two ways to turn off Facebook: deactivate and delete. The group who chooses to turn Facebook off permanently is relatively small, but there’s a larger set of people who will deactivate their account for a day or two because they want to focus and study for a test—it’s the equivalent of locking yourself in the library. It’s actually a very popular feature.

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luiy's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:59 PM
But sharing can be exhausting. You hear about people taking “Facebook vacations.” It’s an interesting phenomenon. We have two ways to turn off Facebook: deactivate and delete. The group who chooses to turn Facebook off permanently is relatively small, but there’s a larger set of people who will deactivate their account for a day or two because they want to focus and study for a test—it’s the equivalent of locking yourself in the library. It’s actually a very popular feature. Did you ever take a Facebook vacation? I don’t think I ever have. I certainly turn off my phone from time to time. Changes made to Facebook used to reliably draw outrage, especially over privacy concerns. But when you announced Graph Search, which allows users to find more personal information shared by their friends, there wasn’t much of an outcry. What have you learned? One of the things we did a lot better this time is we talked to a lot of folks to understand the concerns of organizations and others. Typically we have an iterative approach, but here we felt, in terms of privacy, everything had to be there at the beginning. The project was actually ready to go in December, but we took an extra month to build more privacy tools. You say Facebook follows “the Hacker Way.” How is it core to what happens here? It really is our philosophy for how we build stuff. There are a bunch of companies that try to make every release perfect, and Apple is the best at that. That’s wonderful, but there’s another way of doing things that’s potentially even better over the long term—allow yourself room to experiment and don’t try to make each individual release as polished as possible. You’re not yet 30 and you’ve begun to make some significant charitable contributions. What’s your thinking on this? Bill Gates offered me some advice: Don’t just give your money away—it’s something that requires practice to get good at. So why wait? Clearly I have a day job that takes up 99 percent of my time, so I can’t be running a foundation. But I can take a venture capital approach, where you invest in people. I made the investment in Newark schools because I really believed in the governor and mayor over there, and they’ve delivered.
Lorena Betta's curator insight, April 7, 2013 9:04 AM

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