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Startup Disrupts IT Market Research Industry with Crowdsourcing Model

Startup Disrupts IT Market Research Industry with Crowdsourcing Model | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
A new company says the current IT market research methodology is outdated. Learn how G2 Crowd uses crowdsourcing for the IT market.

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Once again, innovate or die.

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Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy

Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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At the risk of offending the cowards that be...

 

Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends. And to all who take offense.... Bah humbug.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 24, 2:28 PM


James Whitbrook:  "The Doctor Who Christmas Special is firmly entrenched as a holiday tradition now - but the arrival of a Christmas episode from Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is just as exciting, as The Puppet 12th Doctor and Clara land on a Planet that only appears on Christmas Day."

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Electric vehicles could reduce air pollution deaths by 70%, study finds

Electric vehicles could reduce air pollution deaths by 70%, study finds | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

toElectric cars can save lots of lives from air pollution, but only if they're powered by renewable energy, not energy from coal or ethanol, a new study find


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I want to scoop this more because of other considerations than the actual topic.

 

Too often we race in a direction hoping to solve a problem when we have spent enough time investigating the problem.

 

Take electricity. I has many ways of being generated. There is no one solution that is suitable to all situations. 

 

In Canada on of the first water powered generators was installed a Niagara Falls and was a tremendous success. So much so that when it aged and needed to be seriously maintained, they opted to build a new one in a new place. No serious affect on the local geography. If fact the park that resulted was and is a serious tourist draw. Few people, if any, were displaced. Few trees cut down. At the time of construction and re-construction the distribution network had no other choice. High wires and land easements. Over the years it has paid for itself with little in the way of environmental impact. But if that were today, the story would be quite different.

 

Now, in China, the three gorges dam - almost the opposite. Now there are many alternatives to big generation facilities that result in much less environment disturbance, scale much more effectively for the target customers and lead to much less disturbance of local inhabitants.

 

In Germany, the local utility has committed to eliminating all coal fired generation and replace it with green energy - wind, solar, and yes, even water where it is suitable - in the span of about 10 years. Next will be the other fossil fuel, petroleum. 

 

Maybe moves like this are resulting in the melt down if fuel oil prices. 

 

My opinion.

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, December 19, 2:55 PM

>" [...] The study, published Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that deaths from air pollution could be cut by 70% if electric cars use only renewable-source electricity. But if they use energy from "dirty" sources like coal, they could actually make matters worse and could increase the number of deaths by 80% or more.  

“These findings demonstrate the importance of clean electricity, such as from natural gas or renewables, in substantially reducing the negative health impacts of transportation,” said Chris Tessum, co-author on the study and a researcher in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering.

The University of Minnesota team estimated how concentrations of two important pollutants — particulate matter and ground-level ozone — change as a result of using various options for powering vehicles. Air pollution is the largest environmental health hazard in the U.S., in total killing more than 100,000 people per year. Air pollution increases rates of heart attack, stroke, and respiratory disease. [...]"<

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In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables

In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
An estimated 100,000 workers in the country's agriculture industry are under 14. Alejandrina, 12, wanted to be a teacher. But she hasn't been to school for years while traveling with her family to pick crops.

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A sad comment on the state of affairs throughout the world.

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, December 17, 11:36 AM

It’s crazy to see how desperate some of these people are to get working and how much they do for such a little reward. These people are working longer and harder than probably all Americans and they are barely surviving. They work for survival. It’s hard for some of these people to stay healthy, especially in the harsh conditions and tight living spaces that these people have to deal with on an everyday basis. 

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Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age

Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Taming corporate power: Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative: here’s how we can take on the fat cats

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Everywhere in the world. But, Malaysia should not be left behind in the reform.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling

Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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This is a new technology that is just getting started. Huge start-up costs. But... it is an opportunity for a creative young person to be in position to carve a niche for themselves.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 24, 12:38 PM


Chris Suellentrop:  "Dragon Age: Inquisition shows that sophisticated storytelling in video games has become commonplace even as it remains the most experimental and contentious aspect of the medium."

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Games Theory: 6 Views of a Mockingjay

Games Theory: 6 Views of a Mockingjay | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Just how socially relevant is The Hunger Games? Let us count the ways.
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Youth activism can be more positive than this. But perhaps the time has come when it can no longer wait for the patience and wisdom of age to act.

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Traditional phones are dying a thousand deaths and Vadacom is helping to bury them further with its technology

Traditional phones are dying a thousand deaths and Vadacom is helping to bury them further with its technology | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Vadacom's Buddy technology enables company to handle calls using voice over internet, deployed for seamless merger with the mobile phone.
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Back to the basics. This has been happening for a couple of years. now. Who will be the wise entrepreneur to adapt this to the Malaysian market?

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Gabrielle Madé: "YouTube is not a one-hit business"

Gabrielle Madé: "YouTube is not a one-hit business" | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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Once again, about creating new career paths and opportunities.

 

This is something that I have noticed several years ago. Most of the new stuff is coming by way of the new media. Newspapers and Magazines are still around but not nearly as relevant.

 

The main message I get from this article is that while the medium may have changed, the message remains the same. Convince your audience of your sincerity in a niche, and you will draw the audience. Draw the audience and you will (eventually) get financial reward.

 

And as an aside, I believe it to be much more difficult to convince a diverse audience of your sincerity if it is not genuine. Because this becomes a universe of niche's, most people devoted to a particular niche can recognize a fake pretty quickly.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 12, 11:51 AM


mipblog:  "How to be the signal in the noise? Canadian Media Fund's media trends analyst explains all the tricks!"

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The Desert Island: the future is the curated Web for Steve Rosenbaum in Curate This!

The Desert Island: the future is the curated Web for Steve Rosenbaum in Curate This! | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Three and half years ago, my friend Steve Rosenbaum came out with a book that had a huge impact: Curation Nation. He described perhaps better than anyone else how much content curation was needed and how important a trend it will be.
David Collet's insight:

I have two main goals in this effort. One: to encourage Malaysian youth to embrace the new technologies and the disruption they are causing to create new and financially successful careers for themselves. And two: to alert Malaysia youth the the global issues that I believe will have an impact on their lives.

 

I started working in the technology field before it was considered a viable career path (that many years ago). I carved a niche for myself and managed to survive and thrive. Throughout that whole time, I was aware of the social environment around and was always concerned for my fellow travellers on the journey of life.

 

Now, technology is once again causing great disruption in normal business places. And Curation is one of the new facets of business life that has opportunity both for success and failure. As always, it will depend to a large degree to the flexibility of the person adapting the new tools.

 

This article is like a Curation 201.

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In The Papers: Inequality, Youth Unemployment And Retirement Incentives - FiveThirtyEight

In The Papers: Inequality, Youth Unemployment And Retirement Incentives - FiveThirtyEight | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Every Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization made up of some of North America’s most respected economists, releases its latest batch of working papers. The paper...
David Collet's insight:

This covers three subjects and all three are very interesting.

 

Times they have changed, and changed, and changed. The French have an appropriate expression and I can only come close - 'plus ca change, plus ca..." The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

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Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline, study shows

Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline, study shows | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists. The study, published today in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, provides ...

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I knew it. Chocolate is good for your health. Every senior should consume as much chocolate as possible. (Joke).

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Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.

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It may already be here. Communication of problems is not strong and is also a cause for alarm.

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These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court

These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The premise of the case: The sky belongs to everyone, so governments must protect it.
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This one is much more fun. It may not go anywhere but it serves to draw attention to the real problem.

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A Call to Youth to Contribute Ideas on Financing the Post-2015 Agenda - World Bank Group (blog)

A Call to Youth to Contribute Ideas on Financing the Post-2015 Agenda - World Bank Group (blog) | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The World Bank Group and the Wharton School of Business are co-sponsoring “Ideas for Action,” a competition to mobilize youth across the development community to invent, foster, and inspire innovative solutions to financing development post-2015.
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Time to put your great ideas to the test.

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Is It Bad Enough Yet?

Is It Bad Enough Yet? | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

Flourishing billionaires, racial divides. Finally, people seem fed up.

 

This in part explains why we’re seeing spontaneous protests nationwide, protests that, in their scale, racial diversity, anger and largely nonviolent nature, are unusual if not unique. I was in four cities recently — New York, Washington, Berkeley and Oakland — and there were actions every night in each of them. Meanwhile, workerswalked off the job in 190 cities on Dec. 4.

 

The root of the anger is inequality, about which statistics are mind-boggling: From 2009 to 2012 (that’s the most recent data), some 95 percent of new income has gone to the top 1 percent; the Walton family (owners of Walmart) have as much wealth as the bottom 42 percent of the country’s people combined; and “income mobility” now describes how the rich get richer while the poor ... actually get poorer.


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I hope so. Everywhere. Get angry. Get really angry. Then say a little prayer. And go out and do somehthing.

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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company

Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Climate: Now or Never

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I have written about batteries here before. But this is a new take. There is an entrepreneurial opportunity in this one. 

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The Cloud’s Bright Future

The Cloud’s Bright Future | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has been underestimated as a transformative force in business. And it's just getting started.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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OK. So this is outside of my norm. But, I can see so much potential for disruption and individual expression that I hope many grasp the potential.

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Global Youth Population Swells to Record 1.8 Billion - TIME

Global Youth Population Swells to Record 1.8 Billion - TIME | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The challenges are most acute for less developed countries, where 89% of the world's young people reside.
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Like the 'Baby Boomers' except this is world wide. A time for hope and a time for fear.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 21, 2:36 PM

From what I've seen, seeing young people as a group and coming up with mass decisions for the whole group doesn't seem to work all that well.  The real answer is in somehow seeing each of these youth as individuals and facilitate individual providing for. -Lon

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Infographic: What the universe would look like if the moon was the size of one pixel

Infographic: What the universe would look like if the moon was the size of one pixel | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Josh Worth created an infographic titled 'If the Moon Were 1 Pixel' so he could show his five-year-old daughter the vastness of space.
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This one is just fun. To teach the kids.

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Raiders of the virtual Ark: DarkHotel hackers, your neighbourhood-friendly government cyber-spies, and everyone else in-between

Raiders of the virtual Ark: DarkHotel hackers, your neighbourhood-friendly government cyber-spies, and everyone else in-between | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Kaspersky Lab recently uncovered a hacking operation known as Darkhotel aimed at CEOs, senior VPs, directors and top R&D staff.
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And security. Boring. Boring. Boring. But... you never know who is watching. And who watches the watchers?

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Obama endorses Net Neutrality, asks FCC to turn the Internet into a public utility

Obama endorses Net Neutrality, asks FCC to turn the Internet into a public utility | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Today U.S. President Barack Obama announced his support for Net Neutrality and asked the FCC to "reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act." In a press stat...

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Net Neutrality. What is it? Why is it important?

 

It is important because you want to be able to freely surf to any content on the web.

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The young and the disconnected: America's youth unemployment problem - Washington Post

The young and the disconnected: America's youth unemployment problem - Washington Post | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The economy is getting better. So why have so many young Americans been left out of the recovery?
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At first it may seem to be distant from Malaysia. But the problems are the same.

 

Think about the 'mat rempit'. They are pretty much a thing of the past but their actions were a form or protest without focus. Unfortunately for many, this can leave them with a bad reputation and make employment more difficult.

 

I know of groups of youth (remember this is very young up to 30+) who did not fare well in the educational system. It is my opinion that the system failed them. But.. mine is not necessarily and educated opinion. And everyone has an opinion.

 

But, regardless of where things went wrong, these people are part of the wealth of the country. They have potential. It just hasn't been found yet therefore it cannot be 'exploited'. And I mean that in a good sense.

 

If this is not done, it will breed discontent and lead to worse problems in the future. Their children will become part of a symptom of perpetual protest.

 

This article discusses this with some suggestions for remedy. But I think more minds need to be brought to bear on this subject.

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Film's ultimate storyteller [#transmedia]

Film's ultimate storyteller [#transmedia] | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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Great reading for the low end of Youth - those still considering a place to study. This is a success story with lots of advice that appears sound to me.

 

It also speaks to an emerging career choice - one that is actually a modification of an earlier career choice. This modification will, I think, pull in  more candidates because it is both much broader in scope and pulls at the strings of many young minds - opportunity for self expression in a job that both pays well if you are talented and has a future.

 

It also references something but doesn't include any link to the reference. A talented youth will find it but sometimes it takes a kick in the l*9% to get some moving. It is practical advice from another success on being prepared for the market and it can be found at http://idealog.co.nz/design/2014/07/classroom-client. The title is From Classroom to Client. It is also worth a read.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 27, 3:11 PM


stuff.co.nz:  "With the spread of digital media and social networking, creativity no longer exists in a vacuum. The old broadcast model is breaking down, and linear storytelling that only goes one way is no longer enough."


[Jeff Gomez on transmedia storytelling during his recent trip to New Zealand.]

Morgan Van Phillips's curator insight, October 27, 7:16 PM

Live a textured life!.... 

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Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

Canada does well at many things.

 

Earlier this year, Canadian cities were listed among the world's top places to live. The country ranks high with the best when it comes to wealth and it's been praised foremerging from the financial crisis in decent shape.

 

But there's one category in which Canada ranks dead last among industrialized nations: its efforts to combat climate change.


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The (Fun, Violent) History Lesson Inside "Assassin's Creed Unity"

The (Fun, Violent) History Lesson Inside "Assassin's Creed Unity" | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

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Fun. Serious. Innovative. Has integrity. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 23, 1:45 PM


Jeff Beer:  "You're running through the streets of Paris. The year is 1789 and you've just killed a guy with your bare hands. The question is, do you care if the graffiti you just sprinted past is historically accurate? Ubisoft does."