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How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling

How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...
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Current historians reconstruct the past by sifting through the most common of fragments- bits of pottery, spearheads, and refuse casually discarded by their original users. Historians in the future will be able to do the same with digital content, which King eloquently notes is stored "in this Twitter archive like a form of digital sediment".

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The communication tools of the digital age don't just affect how we say things, they affect what is said.
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8 Simple Copywriting Tips, Backed By Science - - The Buffer Blog

8 Simple Copywriting Tips, Backed By Science - - The Buffer Blog | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I’m pretty lucky to have Leo around, because there are lots of times when I’m stuck on a title for a post, or the perfect word for something I’m writing.
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This is why writing short copy takes such a long time!

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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Twitter offers some interesting communication challenges that force us to rethink how we convey ideas.      

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:33 PM

A great infographics for newbees to twitter.

Mary Anne Hahn's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:22 PM

Tweet tips

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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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16 Deeply Poetic Google Search Suggestions

16 Deeply Poetic Google Search Suggestions | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When Google's autocompletes become haunting poetry. As documented by Google Poetics.
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Poetic inspiration often comes from unexpected sources - even Google searches!

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Snikkers Googel

For the Snickers "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign, we teamed with Google to reach office workers. People whose online activity is restricted by f...
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Using spelling mistakes made in Google searches as the basis of a viral advertising campaign - now that's smart marketing!

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2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart

2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Todd Wasserman:  "When Brian Solis introduced the first Conversation Prism in 2008, the world was a seemingly simpler place" ....


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We have so many ways of communicating, Brian Solis had to design a novel way of expressing all the ways we can express ourselves!

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Barbara Orlandi's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:25 AM

Huge amount of info, sharing, likes, etc... it makes you thinking a lot

Denis Lundie's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:23 AM

Social media, as expected, are proliferating and also being embedded in collaboration applications. They can be public or private. Different social media appeal to different segments of the population for different reasons. Individuals can, and do, join different social networks for different interests or relationships in their lives. Finally, they are quite simply applications, with different functionality, will behave differently.

 

Much has been made in media and education circles of Facebook and Twitter, ranging from the inherent dangers to teaching by means of these, and how to integrate them into education. Policies have been developed around them. This picture should dispel the hype surrounding the most obvious social networks, as unique threats or opportunities, for learning.

 

IT strategies and policies should not developed around individual applications, especially not social networks. e-Safety education especially, should focus on responsible management of privacy, irrespective the medium. Teaching & learning opportunities should be sought in social media that are built for learning, or embedded in rapidly evolving learning applications.

Lee Tonitto's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:53 AM

If you need the scoial media landscape in 1 chart here it is 

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Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age

Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning? Onl
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I wish I had a more insightful emoticon to sum up this article ;) I guess you'll just have to look at it yourself.

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Youth crime commissioner Paris Brown stands down over Twitter row

Youth crime commissioner Paris Brown stands down over Twitter row | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Brown apologises for writing comments on social networking sites that she admits 'have offended many people'
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A promising young woman loses an excellent opportunity because of offensive tweets she posted in her early teens.  

 

To what extent should we be held accountable for sharing stupid or offensive ideas in a forum as spontaneous as Twitter?  

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Digital Literacy and the “lost generation”

Digital Literacy and the “lost generation” | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The notion of digital literacy (and its close relation, the digital divide) is really starting to make waves, particularly with the recent stateside launch of the Everyone On campaign and the Go On...
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In the euphoria of the digital revolution, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it is not as universal as we assume.  

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Education Matters: Preview "In difense of speling"

Education Matters: Preview "In difense of speling" | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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This is not a diatribe against text messaging - just a reflection on the changing nature of language in the digital age.

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The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags

Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet.
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A very useful site! Twitter is so much more than communicating ideas efficiently - it's about positioning those ideas within larger conversations and networks. Learning the vocabulary needed to participate in those larger arcs is vital if you want to maximize the usefulness of this forum.

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.
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Our ability to use a multiplicity of communication forums has greatly increased the speed and reach of our stories. However, as Chimamanda Adichie so powerfully points out, we also need a multiplicity of different stories if we are to understand and appreciate our world's complexity. 

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Video game control, GPS tracking, and a zombie themed storyline combine to create a new way of participating in narrative.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:37 AM

Although I am not a fan of Zombies, this is a pretty interesting read.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:44 PM

With a considerable (and thankful) push from the Gaming industry ...

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:39 AM

Amazing 

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Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well

Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say: Hey, I’m no Hemingway! But really, who better than Hemmingway to emulate?

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Just a reminder that Twitter didn't invent the terse sentence!

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How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling

How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...
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Current historians reconstruct the past by sifting through the most common of fragments- bits of pottery, spearheads, and refuse casually discarded by their original users. Historians in the future will be able to do the same with digital content, which King eloquently notes is stored "in this Twitter archive like a form of digital sediment".

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Zen and the Art of Twitter: 4 Tips for Productive Tweeting

Zen and the Art of Twitter: 4 Tips for Productive Tweeting | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Soren Gordhamer is the organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, which brings together staff from tech companies with neuroscientists, Zen teachers, and others to explore living w...
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I love the comparison made between effective tweeting and effective music - use silences between your tweets to draw attention to what you have said.

 

Just because we have the ability to constantly share what’s on our mind doesn't mean we should. A pregnant pause is even more effective in the midst of a cacophony. 

   

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How To Think Like An Engineer ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

How To Think Like An Engineer ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Excelling in business today means knowing how to think through technological abstraction and ambiguity. Here we listen in as engineers discuss this ve...
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The language of the digital age is based on a syntax of creativity and integration, not binary code.  

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#Hashtags Are Now The Language That Binds Us

#Hashtags Are Now The Language That Binds Us | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In 2009 I singled out a major problem with twitter...hashtags. That same problem exists today. You and I could be both watching the Grammy's and tweeting about it. You might be using the hashtag #grammys and I might be using #grammys13.
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Language is continuously evolving to more effectively connect people and ideas.  Hashtags, when effectively used, can turn 140 character tweets into part of a much larger, integrated form of communicaton.   

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Google Says "Ungoogleable" Can't Be A Swedish Word

Google Says "Ungoogleable" Can't Be A Swedish Word | Language in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ogooglebar. That's Swedish, and means "something you can't find without the use of a search engine." At least, that's what the Language Council of Sweden wanted Ogooglebar to mean--until Google stepped in, fearing that the word had negative...
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Words develop as a reflection of their historical context.  In an age when we find most of our information on the internet, "to google" has become a verb synonymous with the search for information.  However, humans have always had an extra fascination with what is just beyond our reach - that which is "ungoogleable".  Disallowing a word in a Swedish dictionary won't change that.    

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