Downloading copyrighted material without permission is illegal, but is it morally equivalent to stealing a DVD?
Fernando Zamith's insight:
"In a recent speech, for example, US President Barak Obama claimed:
We’re going to aggressively protect our intellectual property […] Our single greatest asset is the innovation and the ingenuity and creativity of the American people […] It is essential to our prosperity. But it’s only a competitive advantage if our companies know that someone else can’t just steal that idea and duplicate it."
The latest vogue in journalism is to leave cushy jobs at established news organizations—or else establish an autonomous power center within one. These are the News Disrupters who have done it most successfully.
The Verification Handbook, released two months ago by the European Journalism Centre, features tools and advice on verifying content in breaking news situations.
From book intro: "The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers; it can literally be a matter of life or death.
The Handbook prescribes best practice advice on how to verify and use this information provided by the crowd, as well as actionable advice to facilitate disaster preparedness in newsrooms.
While it primarily targets journalists and aid providers, the Handbook can be used by anyone. It’s advice and guidance are valuable whether you are a news journalist, citizen reporter, relief responder, volunteer, journalism school student, emergency communication specialist, or an academic researching social media."
Index (I only mention the chapters here):
Chapter 1: When Emergency News BreaksChapter 2: Verification Fundaments: Rules to Live ByChapter 3: Verifying User-Generated ContentChapter 4: Verifying ImagesChapter 5: Verifying VideoChapter 6: Putting the Human Crowd to WorkChapter 7: Adding the Computer Crowd to the Human CrowdChapter 8: Preparing for Disaster CoverageChapter 9: Creating a Verification Process and Checklist(s)Chapter 10: Verification Tools
Editors of the Handbook: Editor: Craig Silverman, The Poynter Institute Copyeditor: Merrill Perlman, the American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Each chapter is analyzed with information, tips and many case studies. PDF version, 112 pages. A Must download and read!
Ever wonder why Google is installing extreamly fast gigabit internet infrastructure when the average person needs 200x less speed? It is because of the future of the Internet of Things. In less than 10 years, the internet will not just be for your phone or laptop, everything will be online.
I’m talking about your car, fridge, tv, blender, air conditioner, front door, and even your wallet. This inevitable future is why google is starting today with affordable gigabit internet. This new wave of device overload will open up revenue and advertising streams to a whole new level.
Today’s infographic states that in 2020, every human being on earth will be connected to 10 separate devices.
I know I’m already using five and I bet one of the most prominent technology coming up soon will be wearable tech. If its for exercising, sports, general information or just making phone calls, wearable tech will be an exciting addition today’s digital arsenal.
We are living in a sea of information. Content marketing has become the buzz word in every marketing strategy.
Although content marketing is nothing new it has never been easier to create and publish content.
Which has lead to a dramatic rise in the amount of content we consume.
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, stated that: “Every two days we now create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilisation up until 2003.”
That’s an enormous amount of data, and a large amount of that data is surplus to requirement.
Search is Not Enough
When we search the web we are looking for specific information. The search engines are doing their best to help us find the best and most relevant stuff.
But like all automated processes they can only do so much.
Continually gamed Head of Google’s Search Spam team, Matt Cutts, has a fight on his hands to return the “good stuff”. In a recent statement Matt even suggested even guest blogging may not be a good practice.
There is one thing Matt Cutts and Google are for and that is value added content curation. The reason is that curation helps filter the web.
Contrary to general wisdom that media consumption differs by age—older people read print newspapers; teenagers watch online videos—a study released on Monday shows that the type and urgency of a news story, rather than audience demographics, determine where Americans go for their news. And people across generations use a variety of different platforms to receive news. According to the “Personal…
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.