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Kathputli colony | Serge Bouvet, photographe reporter

Kathputli colony | Serge Bouvet, photographe reporter | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Planners have decreed that the famed Kathputli Colony in India's capital, New Delhi, is to make way for luxury flats and shops 

The roads that lead to it are unpaved, dirty and narrow. The houses are rudimentary and sparse. The meandering alleys, slippery and narrow, are almost a hazard to navigate with an overbearing smell of sewage and wood smoke.

Located in the western part of India’s capital, New Delhi, this slum is known as the Kathputli (or puppeteers’) Colony — though it isn’t just puppeteers who live here. With its origins in a simple encampment for roving and mostly Rajasthani performers, this 50-year-old community today comprises some 3,500 families. They are magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, singers, dancers, actors, traditional healers and musicians as well as puppeteers, and make up what it probably the largest congregation of street performers in the world. Musical instruments — for sale or repair — line the alleys, and a simple chat can turn into a magic show. Days reverberate with song and music, and many houses are crammed with huge puppets and other props.

The local authorities have plans for Kathputli Colony, however.

“Our policy is to give slum dwellers and their children better living conditions, and that’s what we are doing,” says S.K. Jain, director of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the civic body that owns the land where Kathputli Colony stands.

 

So, come April 1, this unique community will disappear to make way for luxury flats and a mall. The residents will be shifted to a nearby transit camp for two years and finally to a new high-rise building, which, the government claims, will be a modern artistes community with facilities to nurture and showcase street art.

 

The residents are skeptical. “How are we going to store our equipment in a cramped flat?” asks Puran Bhat, the oldest resident of the Kathputli Colony and a puppeteer, pointing at the 10-to-15-ft.-high puppets lined up against the wall of his room and spilling over onto a small terrace. “And we have big families.” (In Bhat’s case, there are 18 of them.)

“Our art dictates our lifestyle and our lifestyle is our identity; the lifestyle of a multistory building is not for us,” says Aziz Khan, a magician who made Guinness World Records for his great Indian rope trick in 1995.

Almost everyone in the Kathputli Colony shares these feelings, and many have asked that the community be redeveloped in situ, as a tourist attraction. But the DDA has other plans. “Middle-class India looks upon us as a nuisance, at odds with the image of India as a rising world power,” says Ishamuddin Khan, a street magician whose rope illusion was once ranked among the 50 greatest magic tricks in the world.

 

Meanwhile, Bhat, in his home, works on the script of a play that the residents are planning to perform on the streets of Delhi to protest the demolition of Kathputli Colony. “We perform for the poor as well as the rich, for the Prime Minister as well as the commoner,” Bhat says. “And we have always lived like kings without worrying about the future.”

That freedom, unfortunately, is a luxury that the residents of Kathputli Colony no longer have.

 


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How women dominate social media | LeadersWest

How women dominate social media | LeadersWest | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Women access social media via mobile devices more than men and are driving the growth of the visual social web.

 

The top three reasons Women dominate social media shared by Golden Girl Finance were:

‘Women not only use social media more often than men, but they use these sites in more ways’;‘Women are leading the trend of using their phones and tablets to check their social media accounts’; and,‘Women interact with brands more often and for a wider range of reasons and they consume and share news more frequently than men.’...
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:21 PM

With few exceptions (LinkedIn), women really do dominate social media. An excellent infographic.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:26 PM

Except for LinkedIn, women really do dominate the major social media channels.

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:34 AM

Yup.

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15 Storytelling Techniques for Writing a Better Brand Story | Inbound & Content Marketing Hub

15 Storytelling Techniques for Writing a Better Brand Story | Inbound & Content Marketing Hub | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Create a powerful brand story that grabs prospects’ attention like a great movie with these 15 brand storytelling techniques.

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Learning from Aristotle. The Hero´s Journey captivates always.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:02 PM

Contar historias siempre ha sido la mejor manera de comunicar

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, April 4, 2014 2:11 AM

Utiliza el storytelling para presentar tu empresa. Crea una apasionante historia que atrape el interés de los clientes como si de una película se tratara.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 5, 2014 3:49 PM

"Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make,
but about the stories you tell" #SethGodin

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You'll never see Wes Anderson's films the same way after this

You'll never see Wes Anderson's films the same way after this | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
This video might make you feel a little more balanced. 
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Interesting collage from Wes Anderson´s films. Cutting in half.

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I Am Georgia | Photographer: Dina Oganova

I Am Georgia |  Photographer: Dina Oganova | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

For photographer Dina Oganova, each and every aspect of her country is precious and unique. In her series I Am Georgia, Oganova chronicles the daily facets of the homeland she has always treasured. Here we see children at play, the elderly at prayer, and everyday familial celebrations.

 

Made up of only four million residents, Georgia has existed as a sovereign state for a little over a decade. Bordered by Russia, Turkey and the Black Sea, the country faced civil war the same year it declared independence from the Soviet Union.

 

A land of refugees and with a history of conflict, Georgia’s people attempt to hold on to traditions while plunging into the future. In this relatively new and foreign landscape, I Am Georgia is a personal and spirited testament to who the country is and to who it is becoming.


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Twitter-opas vasta-alkajille | #jaajotain @linkola

Twitter-opas vasta-alkajille | #jaajotain @linkola | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Twitter on maailmalla suuren suosion saavuttanut ja Suomessa suosiotaan kasvattava mikroblogipalvelu, jossa käyttäjät julkaisevat enintään 140 merkkiä sisältäviä viestejä eli twiittejä. Twitterin peruskäyttö on helppo oppia, mutta suuresta aktiivisuudesta aiheutuvan tietotulvan hallinta ja hyötykäyttö vaativat jonkin verran paneutumista.

Opasta on päivitetty viimeksi 10.3.2014.


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Children of the Omo | Photographer: Steve Mc Curry

Children of the Omo | Photographer:  Steve Mc Curry | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

"The Omo River Valley is located in Southwest Ethiopia. It has been called “the last frontier” in Africa. There are nine main tribes that occupy the Omo River Valley, with a population of approximately 225,000 tribal peoples. "


" The majority of the people living in the Omo River Valley live without clean drinking water and without medical care. It has been a privilege to go back to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia with my friend, John Rowe, to photograph the work he is doing with Lale Labuko in their mission to end the practice of mingi and to house and shelter the mingi children who have already been rescued. " 

 

" Lale,  a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer,  learned about the practice of Mingi and made it his life’s mission to end ritual infanticide in his tribe’s culture. " - Steve McCurry


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Photo report's curator insight, February 25, 2014 8:42 AM

More information: http://omochild.org/videos/lale-labukos-story

Juanlu Corrales's curator insight, October 19, 2014 4:44 AM

agregar su visión ...

JackPreguiss's curator insight, March 12, 2015 4:42 PM

um trabalho , onde envolve sensibilidade , este fotografo STEVE MCCURRY, trabalha não só com sua câmera , mais com seus sentimentos e com o sentimento do sujeito fotografado , é maravilhoso, ele consegue registrar não só o físico ... como também a alma da pessoa.

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Why Getty Going Free Is Such a Big Deal, Explained in Getty Images | TheAtlantic.com

Why Getty Going Free Is Such a Big Deal, Explained in Getty Images | TheAtlantic.com | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Heres's one of the quirks of the Internet: It can make illegal activity so simple to engage in that you can forget it's against the law. 


Take image-sharing. If you find a photo, via Google Image Search or some such, that you want to publish on your blog (or tweet out to your followers, or use as your Instagram profile pic, or what have you), there is an extremely simple way to accomplish this: Download or screencap the image. Upload it. Boom. The Internet has shared its riches with you once again. 

 

If you have engaged in this process with an image that happens to be from Getty, the massive digital photo agency, however ... then you are, I am sorry to tell you, a thief. You have violated Getty's terms of service; you have stolen its stuff; you have (screen)grabbed something that was not yours to grab in the first place.

 

 

If you are one of these digital outlaws, though, your thieving days may soon be behind you. Late yesterday, Getty announced a new system for photo-sharing on its platform: embeddability. Some 35 million(!) of the agency's photos are now free for pretty much anyone to share—for, at least, noncommercial purposes. Which is big news, not only for the web publishers whose ranks are growing daily, but also for what the move says—and concedes—about the digital economy as it exists in early 2014. 

 

Below, seven reasons why Getty's embed capability is a big deal—explained through seven Getty embeds.

 

Click headline to read more--

 


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malek's comment, March 13, 2014 9:24 AM
sounds like great news from the Photo Titan
Nadine Hack's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:10 AM

Interesting trend.  Will be interesting to see how boundaries continue to change (in both directions) re accessibility.

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Magical photography with soap bubbles « Flickr Blog

Magical photography with soap bubbles « Flickr Blog | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Visit Richard's photostream to see more of his photography. Previous episode: Tiny worlds in drops of water. WeeklyFlickr Logo Do you want to be featured on The Weekly Flickr? We are looking for your photos that amaze, ...
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App for journalists: Audio Memos, for recording interviews | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

App for journalists: Audio Memos, for recording interviews | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
A number of handy extras, such as the ability to add 'position markers' for easier transcription, edit audio within the app and easy files sharing make this a good choice for recording interviews
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6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers

6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Listening intently isn't just for journalists. Here's how to sharpen your interviewing skills to get the most out of your connections.

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10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Steal Like An Artist : 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative by Austin Kleon is a quick read that gives good instructions, healthy…

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Lets be social: @xposedbydesign on Twitter

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My tee shirt designs:

http://www.zazzle.com/Xposedbydesign*

 

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Artiphon calls out for Instrument 1 beta testers | GizMag.com

Artiphon calls out for Instrument 1 beta testers | GizMag.com | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Artiphon has launched a limited beta testing program for its intriguing Instrument 1 for iPhone and iPod touch, first announced in late 2012. Approved testers will be sent out a pre-production model free of charge.

 

Pricing for Artiphon's powerful new professional-grade instrument was announced last June, and though reservations for the first batch off the production line are still open, the device has yet to actually be released.

 

"For the next stage of product development, Artiphon is putting the Instrument 1 in the hands of a diverse group of musicians," says the development team. "Artiphon is looking for beta testers with skills ranging from beginner to advanced, and styles ranging from traditional to experimental. If you have a passion for exploring new technology and being part of the development process, consider filling out the application."

 

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Surreal Photography by Ukrainian Photograher Oleg Oprisco

Surreal Photography by Ukrainian Photograher Oleg Oprisco | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Oprisco creates incredible surreal photography using painstakingly built sets. What sets Oprisco's work apart from the many others working in the surreal photography genre is its minimal use of post-processing.
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Nuno Bernardo: "The age of multiplatform media is defined by audience behaviours"

Nuno Bernardo: "The age of multiplatform media is defined by audience behaviours" | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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danielle's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:45 AM

the importance of UCD!

António Maneira's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:32 PM

Great transmedia projects!

Bill L Watson's curator insight, February 16, 2015 10:03 PM

Was talking about this yesterday. Good insights. 

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Jeff Gomez Discusses Legos, Star Wars and Transmedia Campaigns

Jeff Gomez Discusses Legos, Star Wars and Transmedia Campaigns | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Jeff Gomez:  "Transmedia is a subset of cross-media in that the story itself is distributed across a variety of media. Each piece of the story feels at least somewhat complete and adds to the audience's concept of the characters and story world. When done well, audience members become more and more deeply engaged with the narrative, accessing it whenever they want, where ever they want."

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England to Ecuador music project - YouTube

England to Ecuador brought together two groups of young people making music on opposite sides of the world. The 2013 project was a musical collaboration betw...


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The Art of Making Sweet Art

The Art of Making Sweet Art | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The Art of Making Sweet Art Bees don’t get enough credit. But they are amazing insects. They can they fly up to 15 mph, have a complex language, and visit thousands of flowers a day. To top that off they are also artist assistants.

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How to make a data journalism animation: women and equality

How to make a data journalism animation: women and equality | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
This video is the latest project I've done with Mariana Santos. It was published this weekend for International Women's Day — the theme of which this year was inequality. We decided to focus on som...
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Why I Don't Like Scoopit Links on Twitter [+Scenttrail Comment]

Why I Don't Like Scoopit Links on Twitter [+Scenttrail Comment] | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.  Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit.  But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ...

Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog)

Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. More than 90% of the time I’m adding “rich snippets” to content I Scoop.

Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I often create original content ON Scoop.it because whatever I’m writing falls in the crack between Twitter’s micro blog and what I think of as needing to be on my marketing blog.


I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Robin has well over 1M views on Scoop.it now and his advice along with the patient advice of other great Scoop.it curators has my profile slouching toward 150,000 views.


Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. I agree it is frustrating to go to a link and not receive anything of value back, to simply need to click on another link. Curators who pass through links won’t scale, so the Darwinian impact will be they will learn to add value or die out.


For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. I also routinely share my favorite “Scoopiteers”, great content curators who taught me valuable lessons such as don’t simply pass through links but add “micro blogging” value via rich snippets.


When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. I know, for example, Robin Good is amazing on new tools. Scoop.it anticipated this learning and built in a feature where I can suggest something to Robin.


This is when Scoop.it is at its most crowdsourcing best because I now have an army of curators who know I like to comment on and share content about design or BI or startups and they (other Scoopiteers) keep an eye out for me. There are several reasons Scoop.it is a “get more with less effort” tool and this crowdsourcing my curation is high on the list.


So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. You’ve correctly identified the problem too – some curators don’t know how to use the tool yet. I know it is a lot to ask to wait for the Darwinian learning that will take place over generations, but Scoop.it and the web have “generations” that have the half life of a gnat so trust that the richness of the Scoop.it community will win in the end and “the end” won’t take long.


To my fellow Scoop.it curators we owe Bryan and Joseph thanks for reminding us of what Robin Good taught me – add value or your Scoop.it won’t scale. That lessons is applicable to much more than how we use Scoop.it.


Marty

Added to G+ too
https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/TUsNtsAsjWp

 


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Thanks for the lesson, Marty!

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use Scoop.it well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:25 PM

FYI Folks -- I trust that the reviews I write about the articles I curate help people along in their business storytelling journey. I know that there are many curators out there who do not add reviews/comments to the articles they highlight. 


As a result, Scoop.it and other curation sites are getting a backlash because audience members are tired of getting a link to an article that brings them to Scoop.it, and then requires another click to get to the article. Now I know that is annoying. And there is nothing of value offered between clicks.


Marty's response to the original blog post is right on. Read it along with all the other comments. Truly illuminating.


Other than a rant for me, what's the value of this post to you and business storytelling?


Namely this -- no matter what medium you use -- blogging, curating, digital storytelling -- make sure you are actually adding value for your audience. Expand their knowledge, give them tools, show them how, and offer your excellent insights. The stories you share have to connect to your audience in these ways. Anything else is a waste.


All of these posts and reviews add up to telling your story in a big picture way. So thanks Marty for addressing this issue, and reminding us about principles for quality curation. I've learned a lot from both you and Robin!


Karen Dietz

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The Art of Making Stop-Motion Magic on Vine

The Art of Making Stop-Motion Magic on Vine | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 9, 2014 5:22 AM

If you're an active Vine user, you've probably seen some of Dylan Blau's incredible work. The 20-year-old stop-motion animator is famous for making extraordinary CGI-free Vine videos, often with basic material like clay and paper.

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JoelleYalin's curator insight, March 9, 2014 12:57 PM

The six-second rule & video magic using Vine. Awesome!

objectplace's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:42 PM

vine annimation

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Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part II

Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part II | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:24 PM



What's ahead of us when it comes to web publishing? How will the tools, methods and approaches to design, to create and to package news and information change over the course of the next few years?


In the second part of this article, I am looking at these key trends:


1) Dusk of Blogs
How blogs are changing their role and importance within the information ecosystem.


2) Beyond WordPress
WordPress has been a revolutionary tool for small and large independent web publishers. But in its fantastic growth, it may have lost track of its true original purpose. What's there now to replace it?


3) Instant Publishing
When it comes to publishing online, it's not just "ease of use" that web publishers want. Immediacy, real-time, is the new in high-demand frontier. How rapidly can you go from thinking of a promotion or a new report to actually having a professional-looking page of it online?


4) Invisible UI
Just-in-time interface controls are the future. The time of multiple toolbars with tens of buttons and icons, is definitely over. The new UI is basically invisible... until you need it.


5) Design Intelligence
The web design and publishing ecosystem presently doesn't allow for non-technical people to create and maintain professional-looking websites without having to heavily depend on a web design studio or agency. This is about to change. Rapidly.


6) Design Marketplaces
Big opportunity ahead for those who will make it easy and efficient to find, select and organize the best web design templates available out there in a fast, easy and effective fashion.


Full article: http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-webpublishing-trends-beyond-2014-part2/


Reading time: 19'


See Part I here: http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-webpublishing-trends-beyond-2014/




Barbara Saunders's curator insight, February 19, 2014 12:07 PM

. . .hmmmm interesting thoughts for beyond 2014.

Keaton Dodson's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:56 AM

The fast modifying needs when it comes to web growth has changed the techniques and procedures that web growth solutions use.

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Miten erotan työ- ja vapaa-ajan verkkominäni toisistaan? Kannattaakominun rakentaa ammatillinen henkilöbrändi? Miten netissä kannattaa toimia työroolissa? Mi...
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Photo Talk ‘Selfies’ – Kerrie Braithwaite reports from The Curated Ego panel talk at the National Portrait Gallery

Photo Talk ‘Selfies’ – Kerrie Braithwaite reports from The Curated Ego panel talk at the National Portrait Gallery | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Recent journalism graduate and occasional contributor to The Roaming Eye, Kerrie Braithwaite reports below on a recent panel discussion in London focusing on what has become one of the most ubiquitous of photographic genres, the Selfie.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:00 AM

"Selfies" are being discussed in official institutions, and that's a good thing, A cultural trend is organic and self-replicating, but it deserves inspection, because there are always good uses for them, even if we only see the forest and not the fantastic tree that is hidden in middle.

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Bored + distracted: audio stories are just not cutting it

Bored + distracted: audio stories are just not cutting it | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Of all the ways to enjoy a book, minds wander most when we're listening to someone else read it.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:50 AM

Ooh ooh ooh -- this article is really cool! Add this to your arsenal about why oral or in-person storytelling is a higher leverage point than just audio stories.


This article makes the point that reading a story creates more engagement with it because more of the brain and body is engaged. We already know that oral storytelling is a whole brain/whole body experience that often trumps reading. The research shared here has important ramifications for anyone producing content.


The researchers demonstrate that people who listen to stories (like podcasts or books on tape) are more easily distracted. That means your ability to connect, engage, and shift perceptions is compromised. And compromised a lot, according to this research.


Enjoy digging into this research and learning more about how to better leverage the power of storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, February 14, 2014 9:54 AM

Very interesting: comparing the impact of reading vs listening to a book. Not sure I completely agree - the comments are worth noting, too!

Kim Adamof's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:03 AM

Storytelling via listening - how can you tell your story to get people to want to listen?