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Khairy Jamaluddin delighted with Ong Kim Swee's interim appointment

Khairy Jamaluddin delighted with Ong Kim Swee's interim appointment | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin believes that Ong Kim Swee is a good coach and is confident that he can lead the Malaysia senior team before a new coach is appointed.
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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
David Collet's insight:

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.
David Collet's insight:

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.
David Collet's insight:

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...

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
David Collet's insight:

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?
David Collet's insight:

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

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
David Collet's insight:

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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David Collet's insight:

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."

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Youth Unemployment Dominates Headlines Wherever I Report - Huffington Post

Youth Unemployment Dominates Headlines Wherever I Report - Huffington Post | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
No matter which country I report from across the Middle East and Africa, unemployment almost always tops the conversation, often trumping all other grievances that dominate headlines....
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Rescooped. Truth. Depressing.

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The Kremlin's Youth Strategy - The Atlantic

The Kremlin's Youth Strategy - The Atlantic | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin is recruiting young officials to reshape Russia's bureaucracy in his own image.
David Collet's insight:

catch them young and teach them what you want them to know. Sounds like politics everywhere to me.

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'Serial' Podcast: True Crime Storytelling at Its Finest | The Tyee

'Serial' Podcast: True Crime Storytelling at Its Finest | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
To call it addictive is an understatement. But should I be this entertained?
David Collet's insight:

I was at one of my favourite sites getting two other scoops when I saw this and it intrigued me.

 

I view this as part of a new genre of occupation. This is somewhat creative, and fictional, and somewhat reality theatre (which I really do not like).

 

It matches of the demographics of the emerging generation of consumers in that it is web based, it is on-demand, it is thought provoking, and most of all, it seems, it is entertaining without being too fake.

 

I wonder how it can be monetized? But it is certainly a candidate for a new occupation title.

 

I guess what used to be termed Author - Mystery could be used but this seems to be more and can be stretched to include reader participation. That makes it like the droll 'Crime Busters' that has been on television for some time and has produced results. But that is not quite enough because this is more than that and is in a format that permits ad hoc participation. You don't need to be tied to the tube at any particular time.

 

And if it results in restorative justice... all the better.

 

 

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Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights | The Tyee

Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
To sell a pointless war, foster 'protective stupidity' among citizens.
David Collet's insight:

This is an article about Canada but I think it could be applied to every country except perhaps the U.S.A. It reflects my opinion on the current excitement being generated about the so-called Islamic State. The newest form of Muslim Terrorist. 

 

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't support the stated goals of IS. Nor do I support or encourage the type of horror show propagated on their behalf. 

 

But, after decades (now more than three) of misinformation concerning anything that goes contrary to the security state (within a state) of the U.S.A, I am sceptical of anything that everyone gets so excited about without any real information coming from the dissenting view.

 

Turkey is allowing IS to kill off their internal headache known as the Kurdish Freedom Fighters. Iraq is putting off any kind of real inclusive government in the hopes that international indignation will kill off their opponents.Syria is hoping against hope to keep their minority dictator in power. And throughout all of the middle east governments are secretly hoping all the foul dirt will land on Iran. Finally Israel is sitting back smiling while everyone conveniently forgets about their atrocities committed in the name of personal security but was really a poorly veiled attempt to grab more territory.

 

Smoke and mirrors. All smoke and mirrors.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling

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

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
David Collet's insight:

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

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
David Collet's insight:

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!"

Aileenexa's curator insight, November 12, 11:13 PM
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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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Watch dinosaurs defend the Gates Foundation's farm policy

Watch dinosaurs defend the Gates Foundation's farm policy | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Some food activists are not happy with the Gates Foundation's programs to help farmers. But why? We boil the issue down in a new video.
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OK. So I will admit to being an opponent of all things Gates. And I have in the past complained about the investment practices of the Gates Foundation. But, I am also a complainer about the monopoly of the Corporate News Organisations. I encourage people to seek out alternate sources of news. Not to replace main stream news feeds but to supplement them. None of the news organisations, either large or small report the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They all report according to their own personal biases.. But with a wide enough spectrum of sources you have a better chance of gaining a small glimmer of the truth. Unfortunately when you add 'cognitive disonance' (and I am as guilty as the next person) you will frequently ignore pieces of truth that don't fit your world view.

 

When I first read this, that was my reaction. Probably Gates bought this guy the same as he buys everyone else. But... I respect this news source. Mostly because they report on things that interest me and don't seem to pull punches when dealing with anything.

 

For that reason, I suggest you give this a read. Even in Malaysia where we have a pretty advanced culture of agriculture, I think we could learn a thing or two about improved practices.

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How To Make $500,000 A Year On Twitter

How To Make $500,000 A Year On Twitter | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
David Collet's insight:

This is interesting because of the soooo many scams that promise you that you can earn money sitting at home. In parenthesis (hidden) it is implied that you dont have to work hard to do it.

 

This is one that is not a scam but it also highlights that it was all hard work.

 

It is a millennial project that earns money because millennials+ are watching.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 20, 12:52 PM


Nicole Laporte:  "UberFacts founder Kris Sanchez has turned his addictive Twitter feed into a wildly lucrative business. But not everyone's buying it."

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Five Lessons for Canada from Germany's Clean Energy Revolution | The Tyee

Five Lessons for Canada from Germany's Clean Energy Revolution | The Tyee | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The biggest? That renewables make the economy stronger, says German energy expert David Jacobs.
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Another from the same source as above.

 

Instead of focusing on the evils of the world, let's look at the successes. And by most accounts (if you believe the mainstream press) a very unexpected success.

 

Who would think that you could bankrupt the most powerful companies in the world and still have a viable, yea even improved society.

 

I will grant that this piece is about someone who has much economic stake in making people believe the viability of clean energy. But sufficient facts and suggestions are presented to make a compelling case. 

 

And the mainstream press will not cover this.

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