These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations. At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.
If you sign up to a weekend personal development workshop, you don’t really expect to emerge 10 years later a shadow of your former emotional self. What sets many groups apart from what we regard as cults is a range of powerful psychological techniques which can be difficult to see through—particularly if you are at a vulnerable time of your life. We hear the story of one woman’s escape from a cult and some insights into those persuasive techniques
The biometrics hacking team of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's TouchID using easy everyday means. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID.
This demonstrates – again – that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method and should be avoided.
"As a kid, I grew up watching the Rocky movies, shadow boxing with my brothers and doing push-ups during the workout montages. One on my favorite scenes was in Rocky II when Rocky runs through the whole city of Philadelphia, thronged by adoring fans as he runs to the top of the stairs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and yes, of course I re-enacted that scene when I was there)."
Marc is the President and co-founder of Goojet and Scoop.it.
A repeat entrepreneur, Marc is passionate about innovation. He was President of Meiosys, a startup in the virtualization space, acquired by IBM in 2005. Marc served as Director, Business Development at IBM, in charge of identifying growth opportunities in software areas and as Director of Programs at Thales ATM, in innovative areas such as satelite-based communication and navigation; he founded his first startup 20+ years ago.
Marc is a long time passionate travelers ; he values encounters, exchanges and off the beaten track experiences. And needs his daily dose of Bach and WeiChi.
As any entrepreneur can tell you, building a business isn't easy. In Elynn Fish's case, it was even more difficult, beacuse she was building a business based upon a concept that not many of her clients were even familiar with-digital marketing. In fact, as we previously mentioned, Elynn was still in the process of learning about curation herself! Luckily for her, and for her clients, content curation is not only a tool for marketing, but it's also a tool for learning.
Most of Elynn's clients hadn't ever heard of curation before they began doing business with her. However, as she was using it throughout the process of building her business and establishing her early clients as resources in their fields, it wasn't difficult to convince her new clients that she had the answers that they wanted. By continuing her learning process as well as that of her clients, Elynn was able to demonstrate her expertise and easily prove to her business prospects they would be able to demonstrate theirs as well.
Now, Elynn's large client base has learned how to use curation not only for their digital marketing efforts but as a resource as well. By turning herself into a resource via curation, Elynn was able to demonstrate that this would be the case for her clients once they built their Scoop.it pages.
Essentially, Elynn Fish was able to use curation to do for herself exactly what she was able to do for potential clients; building an expertise and becoming a resource.
Google recently set up a course in web "accessibility" which may sound great at first. Until they start the paragraph with: "According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people have vision impairments.
As if people who are blind or have low vision are the only users with disabilities having difficulties using websites. What about people with other disabilities? It is not the first time when an organization or an individual talks about web accessibility as something only for blind users.
Il mistero si infittisce invece di diradarsi grazie ai dati ricavati dal perfezionatissimo rover di Nasa Curiosity, da oltre un anno sul pianeta rosso con i suoi 10 strumenti scientifici, un vero e proprio laboratorio...
Farmers say they need to produce food as efficiently as possible in order to feed the world. It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral high ground in the debate over how best to grow food. But is it true?
When Glenn started his company 25 years ago, the Internet wasn't very popular. As time went on and the Internet became increasingly available, though, he realized that it was the perfect tool for a small business like his - one with limited marketing dollars and a global clientele.
After creating his website, mascots.com, Glenn realized how much easier it was for him and his company to be found. In recent hears, Street and his team found value in social media. They began sharing content including information about their mascots as well as entertaining pictures and videos to spread the word about their success.
Glenn found Scoop.it while perusing articles on Mashable. He was drawn in by the concept and thought it could be an interesting addition to his social media efforts.
The intriguing aspect of Glenn's business is that it is entertainment-based. He finds that most of the content he finds on Scoop.it related to his field is entertaining to a very broad audience. Although it is always related to mascots and street characters, who doesn't love watching a giant animal do crazy things on the Internet?
Street used to find this content using Google Alerts and reviewing all of it before posting it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Now, with Scoop.it, he has all of his content in one place and is able to go through it and feed it directly to his networks. He has found this is a great way to create good looking content and increase his SEO.
Being an Internet marketer for many years I’ve seen the landscape change many times but one thing has stayed the same “Content is King”, when it comes to driving traffic to a website.
As a business owner we all want to get new customers to our websites. Many have tried blogging to drive traffic to their website and due to a shortage of hours in a day they end up dropping the blog or hiring ghost writers to develop content for the site. We now have a new player on the net and it comes in the form of Content Curation. No it will not completely eliminate business owners creating content for their website but adds a whole new area of content development for a website.
Over the past two years I’ve tested different content curation sites and tools and have found Scoop.it to be the leader in both innovation and traffic building potential.
Below are examples on how Scoop.it can drive traffic and help to show the world, yes the world that your business knows your market.
In this article are 3 areas that when done correctly can drive new traffic to your business or brand.
*** If you would like help setting up a Scoop.it traffic generator for your company. Contact Brian at 1-888-535-9139 or Email Me firstname.lastname@example.org ***
Physics might be considered the most fundamental of all sciences, for all other sciences derive from basic principles of forces, motion, electromagnetism and... thermodynamics. And yet, physical laws are mathematical models of the world. But mathematics itself is abstract, deriving from constructs of philosophy...
In this article by Lee Odden on Online Marketing Blog, he introduces the next book by Michael Brito, SVP at Edelman, and the author of "Your Brand, The Next Media Company". The article caught my attention since many points are relevant for my topic and for human content curators.
Here is some excerpts: "Now more than ever, we need trusted sources of insight and leadership to guide the future of digital business.
Whether you work for a large brand, small business or just a consultant, you need start thinking like a media company. And the answer is right in plain sight: - There is a content and media surplus in the market place and consumers have an attention deficit. - Consumer’s lives’ are dynamic and unpredictable, making it impossible for any brand to reach them consistently. - All consumers are influential, despite their Klout scores and are aiding their peers down the purchase funnel.
"What exactly is a media company?" They have five characteristics that you should adopt when thinking overall about content marketing or content strategy.
1. Storytelling: Media companies tell stories... 2. Content: Media companies are content machines with an “always on” mentality... 3. Relevance: Media companies provide relevant content all the time to someone, somewhere... 4. Ubiquity: Media companies are everywhere. They dominate the search engine results and their content is shared daily across social media channels... 5. Agility: Media companies move quickly...
Brito also provides technology reviews of content platforms like Newscred, Contently, Compendium, Outbrain and real-time monitoring dashboards like Social Flow and the Dachis Group Real-time Marketing Platform that will help facilitate this transition..."
Art publishing has been slow to wake up to digital and not just because it is a notoriously conservative industry. One difficulty lies in production: securing digital image rights is a slog. Another, more serious, question is whether there is a market for this sort of thing.
Scholars can be sniffy: "There is a huge resistance in academia to ebooks, especially in art and art history," an editor from Yale University Press told an American journal. As for the museum-going public, good luck convincing them that a digital exhibition catalogue would make an ideal souvenir or Christmas present.