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Melinda Gates: Tech's Responsibility to the Developing World

Melinda Gates: Tech's Responsibility to the Developing World | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Following the TEDxChange event last week, Melinda Gates explains why the tech sector has a responsibility to foster change in developing nations.
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 "You don't go into technology without caring about changing the world."

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Collective Identity: To what extent is human identity increasingly mediated?

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The media's suggestions may be seductive but can never simply overpower contrary feelings in the audience'.

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Youth, Digital Literacy, and Social Activism

Youth, Digital Literacy, and Social Activism | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
ith social networking platforms covering the bases of personal expression, current events, pop culture, professional news and trends, and photos (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, ...
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What makes this communication technology different from other mediums of info dissemination is the fact that adults recognize youth as experts.

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Case Study: How Content Diffuses Through Different Social Networks | Social Media Today

Case Study: How Content Diffuses Through Different Social Networks | Social Media Today | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Users behave differently on different social media platforms. When a news story breaks it moves across social media in different pulses depending on what the news is and how it travels through these platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WordPress.

Via Alex Butler
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Because users behave differently depending on the social media platform they’re using, news travels in different pulses depending on what the news is and where it is traveling.

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Social Immersive Media

(May 15, 2009) Scott Snibbe of Sona Research discusses a distinct form of augmented reality focused on social interaction: social immersive media. He discuss...

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Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti on how ideas travel on the social web - video

Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti on how ideas travel on the social web - video | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO at Buzzfeed shares his views on how content is shared and why content goes viral on the web in this keynote presentation at the Changing Media Summit 2013.
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How ideas spread and why some of them don't go anywhere.

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Six Collective Human Behaviors that Can Lead to Social Media Success | ITBusinessEdge.com

Six Collective Human Behaviors that Can Lead to Social Media Success | ITBusinessEdge.com | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Many social media efforts are failing because some enterprises just don't understand how to employ social media to facilitate collective behaviors,
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"Social media technologies are tools and, like any technology, it is how people use those tools that delivers enterprise results."

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Remove slacktivist from your vocabulary

Remove slacktivist from your vocabulary | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
A new study shows that after engaging in a cause via social media, people are likely to take a deeper, more valuable action.
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Social media’s empowerment of the individual voice presents a common challenge to every cause-minded organization, in that any individual can be an influencer today.

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How Young People Are Using Social Intraprenurship to Change Their World

How Young People Are Using Social Intraprenurship to Change Their World | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
In an economy in which employment is increasingly scarce, Canadian youth need hard and soft skills to create their own opportunities.
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Disillusioned graduates facing the reality that a degree may prepare one for a challenging and meaningful career, but does not entitle one to it.

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It’s here: The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

It’s here: The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about nonprofit email, fundraising, social media and mobile. Brought to you by M+R and NTEN. Download your FREE copy today.
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This study contains measures of email messaging, email list size, fundraising, advocacy,social media, and mobile programs.

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New cable network pivots toward social change - USA TODAY

New cable network pivots toward social change - USA TODAY | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
New cable network pivots toward social change USA TODAY NEW YORK — A new cable network aims to entertain millennials with messages of social change, and is employing celebrities from Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Meghan McCain and media partners from...
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A new cable network aims to entertain millennials with messages of social change.

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Great Brain Experiment makes your phone a crowdsourced neurology lab | WE THE DATA

Great Brain Experiment makes your phone a crowdsourced neurology lab | WE THE DATA | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Originally posted at: http://feeds.slashgear.com/~r/slashgear/~3/z48766IElsQ/
A new app that
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A new app that aims to bypass expensive neuroimaging scanners and bring brain research to your smartphone screen hopes to use “big data” principles to unlock more of the mind’s secrets through the familiarity of games.

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Op-Ed: How Crowdfunding Made Social Justice Cool

Op-Ed: How Crowdfunding Made Social Justice Cool | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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According to the Crowdfunding Industry Report, $5.1 billion is expected to be raised using crowdfunding in 2013.

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Police Tweet Request for Video From Boston Marathon After Blast

Police Tweet Request for Video From Boston Marathon After Blast | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The Boston Police Department tweeted a plea for video from the finish line of the Boston Marathon after multiple blasts rocked the area Monday afternoon.
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The Boston Police Department tweeted a plea for video from the finish line of the Boston Marathon after multiple blasts rocked the area Monday afternoon.

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Social media fatigue has some New Yorkers cutting the cord

More and more New Yorkers are fed up with social media and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Instead, they are opting out of the digital rat race and choosing to detox from Facebook, Twitte
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Overwhelmingly, they cite the damage that digital distractions wreak on professional productivity and their personal lives.

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Andrew Watt: Nonprofits Have a Charter to Innovate [VIDEO] - Nonprofit Hub

Andrew Watt: Nonprofits Have a Charter to Innovate [VIDEO] - Nonprofit Hub | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Here's our interview with Andrew Watt, current CEO and President of AFP. Listen to him describe how nonprofits can be more entrepreneurial and innovative.
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Analytics and emotion: Why storytelling may be the best friend of data science.

Analytics and emotion: Why storytelling may be the best friend of data science. | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Many of us would like to believe that we base our important business decisions on well grounded facts. It does not take much looking around to realise that the data do not necessarily support the decisions being made.
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While data science, big data and all that moves forward, there is another more qualitative factor that also needs to be addressed in order for business leaders to make use of all that data science has to offer.  I call it an emotional overlay

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YuMe releases a Comprehensive Study of Consumer Interaction with Media Across Three Screens.

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In March 2013, YuMe and Decipher, a UK-based research company, executed a comprehensive study of consumer interaction with media content across all screens, to gather hands-on insight into the multi-screen consumer experience. 

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Collective Behavior

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We are guided by norms and values which make our behavior patterned, recurrent, and settled.

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University students practice 3D emergency simulations in virtual world | Education in Virtual Worlds | Didactics and Technology in Education | Social Media, Online and Education

University students practice 3D emergency simulations in virtual world | Education in Virtual Worlds | Didactics and Technology in Education | Social Media, Online and Education | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
A screen shot of the Second Life-type program being used to train first responders at Algonquin College. The program allows students to work 'crime scenes' and practise interacting with workers from other emergency ...
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The ‘Second Life’ style program was created because there was a concern that fresh-out-of-school first responders had poor communications skills when dealing with other emergency workers.

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Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Anyone who has sat through a community planning meeting knows--well, they’re not always exciting, and not always terribly involving.
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The goal of Community PlanIt--a game built around local issues that’s now been played in several cities--is to engage people more, challenge them for their thoughts, and bring new residents into the process.

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The Psychology of Relating on Google+ - Martin Shervington | Social Media and Web Infographics hh

The Psychology of Relating on Google+ - Martin Shervington | Social Media and Web Infographics hh | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
What does it mean to "relate" to someone or something on Google+ and how can we do it even better?
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In other words, the movement in mind will be one of attraction, indifference or aversion dependent upon the situation.

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4 Compelling Cases For Making 'Social Fundraising' a Top Priority

4 Compelling Cases For Making 'Social Fundraising' a Top Priority | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Eleventy provides four compelling reasons your nonprofit organization should promote social fundraising to the top of your fundraising strategy.
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Online friends run the gamut from immediate family members to that kid you met at summer camp 25 years ago.

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Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Opening Days lecture by Prof. Nicholas Christakis highlights power of social networks and argues that human social networks have the power to spread obesity ...
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