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Buried Alive by Data | Staff Blog

I was watching one of my current favorite TV shows last night, "Hoarding: Buried Alive!"
Being buried alive by a hoard of stuff is a great metaphor for our lives in technology, in our case it is hoards of information. In fact, the inability to deal with all the information and data that is available to us in our daily lives has become something of a cliche. Especially for those of us who are in the enterprise search business - the business of finding relevant information in those hoards of data. Finding "the needle in the haystack" is often the figure of speech we use but perhaps with the popularity of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" and the similar "Hoarders," we can exchange a 19th century idiom for something of our generation like "trying to find a clean fork in a hoarders kitchen."
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Tracking everything, Placeme is the smartphone assistant of the future

Tracking everything, Placeme is the smartphone assistant of the future | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
Placeme for iOS and Android may be both the scariest and amazingly futuristic app I've seen yet. The free software uses every sensor in your handset to track your activities, location and environment.

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Cisco: 50 Billion Things on the Internet by 2020 [Infographic]

Cisco: 50 Billion Things on the Internet by 2020 [Infographic] | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things, when real world objects are connected to the Internet, is a trend that we've been actively tracking since early 2009.

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DAM Irony and the Evolving Ecosystem

DAM Irony and the Evolving Ecosystem | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

Proliferation of DAM systems in the enterprise and a view of the new DAM ecosystem.
Back in the early days of Digital Asset Management, one of the major benefits touted was the advantage of all your digital assets in a single place. The ability to collect, manage and organize digital media in a single repository was huge. No more CDs and DVDs hiding in desks, or trying to find the right image on one or more shared network drives. DAM eliminated all those islands and silos of digital media assets. Since then digital assets have become pervasive in organizations and the amount of digital media has grown exponentially.

 

Today, in many organizations, it’s not which Digital Asset Management system, its how many DAM systems do you have. It seems the original problem of islands and silos of digital assets has been recreated – except now there are islands and silos of DAM all around the organization.

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Semantics Will Bridge the Gaps for Future Technologies

As a kid growing up in Milan I was obsessed with two things: sports and the future. If I wasn’t in the local park playing soccer, I was lost inside an issue of the futuristic sci-fi comic El Eternauta (upon reflection, perhaps a bit dark for a kid!). In those days, Italian television was a mere two channels and little more than Eastern European cartoons or variety shows on Saturdays, and sports events were broadcast several hours after the live match.


While other kids probably dreamed about having superpowers, my dreams were about a future that was more grounded in possibility than fantasy, about inventions that, with the right combination of genius and determination, were possible. Having my own personal television, one small enough to take anywhere and where I could watch anything I wanted, anytime, was something I knew would come eventually. And while the mini TV (remember this, or this?) was an encouraging sign, the technology was still many years away.


Fast forward to today… I’m watching Mad Men on my iPad and in my still pragmatic dreams, it’s not a leap to think that twenty years from now, we will be living in a very self-curated world. I imagine a world customized for me, my every activity synched and automated based on my personal calendar and a pre-defined set of parameters.

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The Road to Digital Asset Management

The Road to Digital Asset Management | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
In my practice and within my profession, I am often asked where DAM is headed and what needs to be done to foster a greater sense of community. In the DAM course I teach at San Jose State University, I empower my students with the knowledge that community is created by action and shared beliefs, and DAM is no different to this.

 

In its most optimal iteration, the modern business environment is a social learning enterprise and is most effective when it serves as a conduit to data sharing. DAM has been a significant engine contributing to this change and will help drive future needs for users and customers alike. A brief review of DAM’s origins and purpose will serve to illuminate its future direction.

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Using Klout and social scoring for sales and marketing teams

Using Klout and social scoring for sales and marketing teams | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
One of the things I have been interested in is examining practical applications of Klout and social scoring to an internal enterprise.

 

If you are unclear about social scoring systems and what they attempt to measure, it might be useful to start with this blog post about Why Klout Matters. Like a credit score, let’s assume that companies like Klout, Kred and Appinions are beginning to measure something that correlates to an individual’s social media effectiveness.

I had an opporunity to test some of these ideas last week when I conducted a social influence workshop with a global services company in the UK.

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Not Just Pretty: Building Emotion Into Your Websites | Smashing UX Design

Not Just Pretty: Building Emotion Into Your Websites | Smashing UX Design | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
Emotional design has become a powerful tool in creating exceptional user experiences for websites. However, emotions did not use to play such an important role on the Web.

 

Such a cool article! Every entrepreneur, biz executive, and nonprofit needs to read this one.

 

Why? Because emotion is at the heart of effective storytelling. And websites can be imbued with stories and story elements --particulary emotion.

 

Now this is not about being 'emotional'. It is about understanding what triggers emotions within your viewers/readers that creates connection, fosters trust and loyalty, and moves them to action -- while being authentic and true to yourself.

 

This article is rich in ideas and how-tos -- and very complete. Take the time to savor it. Then start thinking about your website and how you can upgrade it with both stories, and imbueing it with emotional elements for max effect.


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Rowan Norrie's comment, April 19, 2012 12:06 AM
What a great article, Karen! Thanks for sharing.
Karen Dietz's comment, April 19, 2012 9:40 AM
Many thanks Hans!
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"Printing" pharmaceuticals with a 3D printer - Boing Boing

"Printing" pharmaceuticals with a 3D printer - Boing Boing | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

A Nature Chemistry paper by researchers from the University of Glasgow describes a process for "printing" pharmaceutical compounds from various feedstocks, and supposes a future in which we have diagnosis/medication manufacturies at home. The process uses an off-the-shelf 3D printer technology to assemble pre-filled "vessels" in ways that create the desired chemical reaction in order to produce medicines. It's a scaled-down version of the industrial process used to manufacture drugs in bulk, and the paper's principal, Prof Lee Cronin, calls it "reactionware." From the BBC:

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The CMO Guide to Inbound Marketing [Infographic] - Marketo Best Practices Blog

The CMO Guide to Inbound Marketing [Infographic] - Marketo Best Practices Blog | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

The primary job of the CMO is to position a company for success and to drive revenue. But the trends of information abundance and attention scarcity mean that the tried-and-true ways of accomplishing these goals don’t work as well anymore. Fortunately, buyers put down their “anti-marketing” shields when they are actively seeking information or passively looking to be entertained or educated.

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TechCrunch | How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries

TechCrunch | How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
As our lives increasingly move to the digital realm – whether it’s what we read, what we watch, photos that once sat in frames now uploaded to a server farm somewhere in the rural United States, or even the 140-character thoughts we share with the...
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Study: Young Consumers Switch Media 27 Times An Hour | News - Advertising Age

Study: Young Consumers Switch Media 27 Times An Hour | News - Advertising Age | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

Survey of 'Digital Natives' Indicates Brands Must Step Up Creative Game to Hold Their Attention

 

It's every advertiser's worst nightmare: consumers so distracted by a dizzying array of media choices that they no longer notice the commercials supporting them. And its time might be closer than you think.

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New Social Video Curation Website: Zeeik

Zeeik has created a new way to reuse online videos to make and share video-only-consisted information, video Wikipedia; after disassembling videos by scenes or targeted parts, users can reassemble them to create a meaningful video group, a zeeik. 

 

On Zeeik.com, collected YouTube videos are packed and maintained in a video collection called a “zeeik.”

 

Users are encouraged to collaborate on zeeiks and can partake in any or all of the following steps: request a zeeik, contribute and review videos in the zeeik, or edit and publish the zeeik.

Users can also share their zeeiks with friends, making Zeeik.com a social website.

 

Presently, only YouTube videos are available to include in a zeeik, but that won’t always be the case.

 

 

Read more here: 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9366612.htm

Check out it: http://www.zeeik.com


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Hacking Autism, Helper Apps for the Autism Community

Hacking Autism, Helper Apps for the Autism Community | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/JU6AC8UVNnY Hacking Autism is an ambitious project to develop free software applications to improve the lives of people with autism (video).
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A Very Short History of Data Science

A Very Short History of Data Science | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

I’m in the process of researching the origin and evolution of data science as a discipline and a profession. Here are the milestones that I have picked up so far, tracking the evolution of the term “data science,” attempts to define it, and some related developments. I would greatly appreciate any pointers to additional key milestones (events, publications, etc.)

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Metadata, Big Data, and the Financial Sector - semanticweb.com

Metadata, Big Data, and the Financial Sector - semanticweb.com | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
Bryan Bell of Cogito reports that financial companies are wise to turn to semantic metadata for better Big Data analytics. Bell writes, “Financial institutions are looking to linguistics and semantics as the best option for managing and taking advantage of their unstructured data, using it to better understand customers and competitors, to identify impactful market trends or simply to automate the process of answering common customer questions. As one Chief Data Officer put it, ‘We are the stewards of one of our firms’ most important assets, data, and we have been charged with bringing meaning to the data. I believe semantics offers a consistent, long-term capability and change in how data will be managed’.
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Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

Are robots and content farms the future of the news? | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

There was some consternation in the media industry this week when the Chicago Tribune announced that it was letting more than 20 of its journalists go and handing over its local coverage to an outfit called Journatic, which looked to some like a “content farm” not unlike AOL’s hyper-local Patch unit. Meanwhile, Wired magazine wrote about another emerging competitor for the traditional news business — namely, the news-writing robots or algorithms employed by startup Narrative Science, which automatically generate sports and business stories. Is this what the future of the media industry looks like? Robots and content farms

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Green Chameleon » Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon » Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

Since a few months there is a big trend on the web: visualisation of data and information. It is definitely not a new trend, though it is accelerating fast; new tools like visua.ly have been launched and Pinterest has developed to the third most popular social sharing tool in 2012. Why is this the trend happening, and what can we learn from it in the context of knowledge sharing and social collaboration?


In our current world two things are happening: we are exposed to much more data and information; and we are overwhelmed with these with an increasing speed. Pictures, photos, illustrations, visualisations are not only eye-catching but also help us to grasp the content much faster. In the past, overviews of news have been a simple list of headlines. Illustrations help readers to make quick (not necessarily right) decisions to jump to an article or not. Many tools take advantage of that and two show-cases are Pulse News and Google Currents..

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The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Technology : Connecting the dots, lucratively

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Technology : Connecting the dots, lucratively | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

Data is all around us; on the Web, within the enterprise, in closed and open academic communities, across a plethora of fields ranging from news and commerce to medical research and government records.

 

While the explosion of data has meant that we have access to all sorts of information, all just a click away, courtesy search engines, ‘big data' — popular tech parlance for large and tough-to-manage data sets — provides another opportunity: one that large companies and research organisations are investing hugely in. This opportunity lies in analytics, a rapidly evolving field where sophisticated algorithms and technologies are used to make sense of these large data troves.

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Google Ventures' Big Data Bet

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Google Ventures, the independent venture capital entity financed by Google, is building the internal data sciences team that is at the center of its investment philosophy.

 

The latest hire, Hazem Adam Ghobarah, is, like many others at the venture firm, a former Google employee. Mr. Ghobarah spent six years at Google, most recently in the quantitative research and modeling part of its advertising business. He will look for investment opportunities in the data analysis business and work with the firm’s existing companies on ways they can gather and make use of lots of information
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Wearable Devices: The Next Battleground For The Platform Wars, by Forrester

Wearable Devices: The Next Battleground For The Platform Wars, by Forrester | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

Wearable devices, or “wearables” for short, have enormous potential for uses in health and fitness, navigation, social networking, commerce, and media. Imagine video games that happen in real space. Or glasses that remind you of your colleague’s name that you really should know. Or paying for a coffee at Starbucks with your watch instead of your phone. Wearables will transform our lives in numerous ways, trivial and substantial, that we are just starting to imagine.


In a new Forrester report out today, we argue that wearables will move mainstream once they get serious investment from the “big five” platforms — Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook — and their developer communities, and we give advice to product strategists who want to stay ahead of the wearables curve. Key takeaways:

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Content Creation And Content Curation: The New Rules

Content Creation And Content Curation: The New Rules | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: I selected this article written almost two years ago by Nicole Nicolay. It is still applicable and full of highlights. The author analyzed the new situation by introducing informative tips. Below I have excerpted few gems from it:

 

"...***THE REAL ISSUE

Broadcasting what you think may be relevant information again and again, without pre-screening the source and considering the context is a waste of your time.

Most importantly, it begins with content.

...The tools and strategies for sharing good content with your sphere can be learned. But, creating and sharing good content takes skill.

 

 

***SO, WHAT'S NEXT?

 

1) Identify your role in obtaining good, relevant content.

...Are you a content creator a content curator? Or perhaps you’re both.

A content creator is someone who identifies the “needs” within their audience and seeks to help by creating original and highly relevant content.

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A content curator is someone who sifts through the Web to find and deliver the most relevant content for their intended audience. Sort of a Hunter-Gatherer 2.0!

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But a thoughtful content curator is more than just a broadcaster of good info. It’s someone who understands their brand and their audience well enough to identify the relevancy of the content, as well as the best context for sharing.

 

2)Recognize the sources that deliver consistently rockin’ content.

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You need to recognize both local and national sites that can assist your content delivery efforts. And if you ROCK a niche, be sure to recognize those sites as well.

 

3) Organize your sources in a dashboard or reader format for easy access...

 

 

***YOUR CHALLENGE

 

1) Balance the type of content you share.

...The content you share represents you, and your brand. So be sure to really check out what you share with your network.

...Your goal should be to find and share content that REALLY helps your audience…or is REALLY interesting.

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Your consumers don’t gain anything from a constant stream of commentless Foursquare checkins…and the same could be said about listing tweets that are not framed in a social context. If it doesn’t add value or create conversation….don’t share it!

 

2) Moderate your frequency level and improve your quality of life.

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The feeling is important…you need to be motivated to deliver consistency with social media. That being said, I’m far more concerned with delivering better quality content than quantity. And so should you if your strategy is to become your network’s trusted advisor.

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And in order to do that, you need to listen, share, and respond. I see a lot of sharing out there….but far less listening and responding. Social media is about creating opportunities to engage with others. So rather than auto-posting 20 articles a day….try scheduling 3-5 REALLY GOOD shares!!!.."

 

 

Read full and useful article here: http://j.mp/Ip2lId


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, April 20, 2012 11:55 AM
Hello Susana,
thank you so much for the appreciation!
About your question, you must consider the following points:
- the topic of your choice;
- the quantity/quality of your selected articles that you want to curate;
- but above all, the articles must be "the best of" for your readers.

About publishing...There are daily periods and other weekly, But I don't like to post every article that I found some my keywords about my topic.
Pintolaranja's comment, April 20, 2012 1:45 PM
I agree, I also don't like to publish everything I find.
The thing about doing it weekly is that it also allows me to read them carefully and gather ideas on what to say about them while posting.

Yet I think I had some more engagement from other people while doing daily posts, so I was just wondering whether I should do this differently :)
Slavica Bogdanov's comment, April 23, 2012 5:34 PM
Thank you. Great article!
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Enter the Virtual Workforce. TaskRabbit and Gigwalk - Forbes

Enter the Virtual Workforce.  TaskRabbit and Gigwalk - Forbes | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
Today's workforce has changed tremendously.  It's younger, more specialized, and looking for better work. And a new services like Gigwalk and TaskRabbit are here to meet the demand. By the year 2014, 47% of US workers will be under the age of 35.

 

By the year 2014, 47% of US workers will be under the age of 35. And these younger workers are just as smart and hard-working as we baby-boomers are.

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Successful Brands are Measured Digitally Appinions

Successful Brands are Measured Digitally Appinions | digitalassetman | Scoop.it

The measure for a brand or company’s success has differed and evolved over the years. At one time, it was the amount of impressions an ad received, or even the amount of awards was seen as a measure of greatness. In this day and age, the only one true measure of success is how is your brand viewed and discussed in the digital world.

 

Mentions, shares and sentiment are the means in which we measure throughout social media; the arena in which your audience connects to. Amongst all of these means, influence is one of the most vital in order to be successful online.

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The Storytelling Mandala: Purpose-Inspired Transmedia Storytelling

The Storytelling Mandala: Purpose-Inspired Transmedia Storytelling | digitalassetman | Scoop.it
The Storytelling Mandala is designed to help brands tell stories that inspire, organize and energize people to participate and act around a shared purpose...

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