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Deep Design Turns Chaos Into Curation: Thomas Goetz [Video]

Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED discusses "How to Spot the Future"."

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:22 AM


Last year, at the WIRED Business Conference 2012, Thomas Goetz, a Wired executive editor, presented on an interesting topic entitled: How To Spot the Future.


In it, he presented seven rules for identifying the trends, technologies and ideas that will change the world. An activity that Wired editors should supposedly be very good at.


Rule number six in Mr. Goetz presentation is "Demand Deep Design", an elegant way of saying that "curation" and the ability to do so effectively, is and will be a characterizing trait of companies capable of changing the world.


"Stripping away unnecessary info..."

"companies that help us organize our lives..."

"entities that help us understand information"


All these are all easily recognizable traits of those working, directly or indirectly, to help us better manage the large amount of information we are increasingly confronted with.


The ability to do so, is a "design ability", because it encompasses the whole purpose, reason to be and scope of an object, piece of information or tool.


And indeed, it looks like but inevitable (unavoidable), that those individuals and companies who will devise new and better ways to help us manage the info tsunami, will have a fast growing demand coming their way.


"Deep Design turns chaos into curation."


Specific video segment starts at: 8':04"

duration: 1':47"

or go to:

Video URL (specific segment)  : http://fora.tv/2012/05/01/WIRED_Business_Conference_How_to_Spot_the_Future#chapter_08


Download full original video .MP4: http://fora.tv/download?cid=15486&fid=110671&sid=ZeRp3KhvVSYluF0TR1u%2BUeQFrBGtHE6yVaA%2Ff8a1kIc%3D&api=11934220-3fda-11e2-a25f-0800200c9a66

(Duration: 12 min - File size: 49MB)



siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:42 AM

Grazie to Robin Good for the excellent summary as always!

 

Robin Good's insight:

 

"Last year, at the WIRED Business Conference 2012, Thomas Goetz, a Wired executive editor, presented on an interesting topic entitled: How To Spot the Future.

 

In it, he presented seven rules for identifying the trends, technologies and ideas that will change the world. An activity that Wired editors should supposedly be very good at.

 

Rule number six in Mr. Goetz presentation is "Demand Deep Design", an elegant way of saying that "curation" and the ability to do so effectively, is and will be a characterizing trait of companies capable of changing the world.

 

"Stripping away unnecessary info..."

"companies that help us organize our lives..."

"entities that help us understand information"..."

 
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The Business of Information Refinement: How Journalism Can Leverage Big Data To Create Value and New Revenues

The Business of Information Refinement: How Journalism Can Leverage Big Data To Create Value and New Revenues | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Extracting meaning out of big data, illustrating and visualizing relationships and links between apparently disconnected items and approaching the gathering of information for the purpose of surfacing what otherwise would not be immediately evident, may all be commercially fertile areas as some of the pionerring examples seem to show.

 

From the original essay, part of the Data Journalism Handbook: "Many journalists seem to be unaware of the size of the revenue that is already generated through data collection, data analytics and visualization.

 

This is the business of information refinement.

 

With data tools and technologies it is increasingly possible to shed a light on highly complex issues, be this international finance, debt, demography, education and so on.

 

...These technologies can now be applied to journalism...

 

But how does this generate money for journalism?

 

The big, worldwide market that is currently opening up is all about transformation of publicly available data into something our that we can process: making data visible and making it human.

 

We want to be able to relate to the big numbers we hear every day in the news — what the millions and billions mean for each of us.

 

There are a number of very profitable data-driven media companies, who have simply applied this principle earlier than others. They enjoy healthy growth rates and sometimes impressive profits.

 

a) One example: Bloomberg. The company operates about 300,000 terminals and delivers financial data to it’s users. If you are in the money business this is a power tool. ... This core business generates an estimated US $6.3 billion per year, at least this what a piece by the New York Times estimated in 2008. As a result, Bloomberg has been hiring journalists left, right and centre, they bought the venerable but loss-making “Business Week” and so on.

 

b) Another example is the Canadian media conglomerate today known as Thomson Reuters. They started with one newspaper, bought up a number of well known titles in the UK, and then decided two decades ago to leave the newspaper business. Instead they have grown based on information services, aiming to provide a deeper perspective for clients in a number of industries. If you worry about how to make money with specialized information, the advice would be to just read about the company’s history in Wikipedia.


c) And look at the Economist. The magazine has built an excellent, influential brand on its media side. At the same time the “Economist Intelligence Unit” is now more like a consultancy, reporting about relevant trends and forecasts for almost any country in the world. They are employing hundreds of journalists and claim to serve about 1.5 million customers worldwide."

 

If you are still doubtful that big data, information refinement, news curation and specialized info services are areas where it is going to be tough to create revenues, think again.

 

Recommended. 9/10

 

Full essay: http://datajournalismhandbook.org/1.0/en/in_the_newsroom_10.html

Data Journalism Handbook: http://datajournalismhandbook.org/

 

 


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:: Discover New Interesting Video Clips With VideoPind Curated Channels ::

:: Discover New Interesting Video Clips With VideoPind Curated Channels :: | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: VideoPind is new curated video discovery platform available as a Facebook and iTunes app (with support for other platforms coming soon).

Videopind leverages curation by using a team of people which selects the best videos to eb showcased across a number of pre-selected categories and lets you, the user, play the curator as well by allowing you to create custom video playlists.

 

From description in the App Store: "Videopind is a great way to discover videos that you will love to watch and share.

 

We curate and organize videos from various categories and channelize them in the form of an amazing view.

 

Now get videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo + connect with your social videos to see what your friends are sharing.

 

 

Key features:

 

- Cloud sync all your favorites and playlists for easy access from any device. Just login and you will have all your videos exactly how you see them on your own device.

- Follow all channels you like, from an every growing list of curated channels.


- Get your social videos in one place - all your videos from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.


- Dynamic search channels - create channels based on your frequently searched keywords.


- Follow your friends from social networks and other users of Videopind who are sharing videos.

 

- Like videos to mark your favorites for easy access..."

 

 

Free download free on Apple Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videopind-free-social-videos/id467354094?ls=1&mt=8

 

Videopind is also available on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/videopind

 

 


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:: A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites ~ Pinteresti.st ::

:: A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites ~ Pinteresti.st :: | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

Robin Good: A curated collection of Pinterest-like web sites, in perfect Pinterest-like style.

As an increasing number of brands and smaller publishers are adopting a Pinterest-like layout approach to make their content more accessible, someone has decided to start collecting and organizing the best of these.

 

"Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest. It’s spread like a hot, juicy rumor over Twitter, infecting (or improving, depending on how you look at it) the way we use the Internet. Think of it as the Pinterest-ifictation of the Web.

 

If Tumblr were designed today it might look like Pinterest. All Pinterest did was take the Tumblr feed — a mishmash of uploaded, reblogged and remixed words and images — and make it easier to skim. Rather than scroll endlessly through a single feed of content, Pinterest displays it in as many columns as your browser width can handle..."

 

Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/09/07/the-great-pinterestification-how-pinterests-design-legacy-might-trump-the-company-itself/

 

You can submit your own here: http://pinteresti.st/submit

 

RSS feed: http://pinteresti.st/rss

 


Check it out now: http://pinteresti.st/

 

(Thanks to Guillaume DeCugis for discovering this)

 

 


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A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites: Pinteresti.st

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Robin Good: A curated collection of Pinterest-like web sites, in perfect Pinterest-like style.

As an increasing number of brands and smaller publishers are adopting a Pinterest-like layout approach to make their content more accessible, someone has decided to start collecting and organizing the best of these.

 

"Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest. It’s spread like a hot, juicy rumor over Twitter, infecting (or improving, depending on how you look at it) the way we use the Internet. Think of it as the Pinterest-ifictation of the Web.


If Tumblr were designed today it might look like Pinterest. All Pinterest did was take the Tumblr feed — a mishmash of uploaded, reblogged and remixed words and images — and make it easier to skim. Rather than scroll endlessly through a single feed of content, Pinterest displays it in as many columns as your browser width can handle..."

 

Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/09/07/the-great-pinterestification-how-pinterests-design-legacy-might-trump-the-company-itself/

 

You can submit your own here: http://pinteresti.st/submit

 

RSS feed: http://pinteresti.st/rss

 


Check it out now: http://pinteresti.st/

 

(Thanks to Guillaume DeCugis for discovering this)

 

 


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Create, Edit, Self-Publish and Sell Your eBook as You Write It: Leanpub - Publish Early, Publish Often

Robin Good: Leanpub is a free web service that allows you to create, edit and publish your own book in PDF, .epub (iPad) and .mobi (Kindle) formats, and to sell it online at your own set price.

 

With Leanpub you get 90% of the selling price, minus a fixed .50cents per copy sold which goes to Leanpub. Check this table for more details: http://i.imgur.com/ziqV5.jpg

 

Leanpub it's simple to use, but, in my opinion, it's not for everyone, as its setup is not as simple and straightforward (yet) as that of other web apps. But if you are a bit familiar with Dropbox, if you can easily edit text files, and don't mind tagging your book text with a few asterisks here and there, then you should be more than fine with this tool.

 

Basically Leanpub hooks up to your Dropbox account where it drops a set of simple text files that control the contents, sequence, formatting and images for your book.

 

So to work with Leanpub, you actually open a text file in your Dropbox account, and start editing it. The Leanpub account is used only to initially create the files needed in Dropbox, to generate previews and to provide you with the means to provide marketing info for your book landing page (auto-created by Leanpub).

 

It is possible to start a book by importing content from your blog RSS feed or from a Word document saved in HTML format.

 

One other cool feature of Leanpub is its ability to allow you, as an author, to publish and start selling your book at any time, giving you the option to actually get paid from the moment you publish your first edition.

 

People can sign-up to your book updates via the landing page, and Leanpub collects for you their emails so that you can keep in touch with them, and alert them everytime you have a new edition out.

 

The final cherry on the pie at Leanpub is the "bundling" feature which allows authors to bundle together either multiple books of their own, or their books together with other authors'(and their approval) ones and to offer them at a special discounted price.

 

This option by itself allows book authors both to use a very powerful marketing approach juxtaposing their titles to other relevant ones, as well as to cultivate their own competence in a specific area to curate relevant book sets for their audience. Check the bundling feature in this video here: http://youtu.be/BGJoDImqSqU

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/Hl3IZ6I0wLs

 

Manifesto: https://leanpub.com/manifesto

 

Full intro tutorial: http://youtu.be/mEpfreY-3Aw ;

 

FAQ: https://leanpub.com/help ;

 

More info / sign-up: https://leanpub.com/ ;

 

 


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A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse

A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's comment, November 12, 2013 9:03 AM
RebelMouse was born to build a social media hub, but it does have strong aggregation, filtering and curation capabilities. SEO-wise it is not a great choice, but also Scoop.it has quite a few limits on this front. <br><br>Rebelmouse doesn't offer all of the extras Scoop.it has, from scheduling, to sharing to an extended number of social networks, to integration with newsletter and to the backend dashboard. <br><br>Scoop.it has also a better, cleaner and more legible format, that better lends itself to more in-depth reading than just browsing titles, images and tweets.
Stan Smith's comment, November 12, 2013 9:22 AM
While I still use RebelMouse I have disconnected all inbound links because it posts it wacky and I was always having to go back and edit stuff. Now that I post stuff manually with their applet it isn't so bad. I still prefer Scoop.it though.
Terheck's comment, November 12, 2013 4:12 PM
I use Rebelmouse for a while now, and I like it as a complementary tool to other Social Media tools. You can have a look at it on https://www.rebelmouse.com/Terheck/
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:: Collect, Discover And Share The Commercial Products You Love With Shopcade: Pinterest For eCommerce ::

:: Collect, Discover And Share The Commercial Products You Love With Shopcade: Pinterest For eCommerce :: | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

From the official website: "Shopcade is a social shopping application on Facebook that connects people to shop and recommend products together and get rewarded for it.

 

You can shop trending products recommended by your friends and people you trust, as well as become a trendsetter by recommending products you love. Whenever you buy via others Shopcades, or others buy via yours, you both get rewarded."

 

From the review on Search Engine Watch: "...Think of Shopcade as the gender-neutral, retail version of Pinterest. Users can quickly and easily create themed boards to showcase their favorite products from a variety of e-retailers.

 

Nearly 260 million products are on Shopcade. That's a pretty impressive feat for a startup still in beta mode.

 

Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of Shopcade is the ability for consumers to shop through the clutter of the web.

 

Many shoppers are bombarded and overwhelmed with offers but aren’t confident in merchants or even the product itself. On Shopcade, however, users can quickly identify sales and deals, while also seeing which members of their networks have acknowledged or recommended the product.

 

Users can also follow specific product categories, brands, and other users to totally personalize their Shopcade feed.

 

Additionally, users will earn cash for shopping. Anytime a product is purchased via Shopcade, users will receive a predetermined amount (which is shown to the user prior to the purchase). If a product is purchased via another person’s Shopcade account, that person will also receive the same amount..."

 

Check out Shopcade: http://www.shopcade.com

 

Read more: 

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2189714/Shopcade-Pinterest-for-Ecommerce

 


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:: Discover New Interesting Video Clips With VideoPind Curated Channels ::

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Giuseppe Mauriello: VideoPind is new curated video discovery platform available as a Facebook and iTunes app (with support for other platforms coming soon).

Videopind leverages curation by using a team of people which selects the best videos to eb showcased across a number of pre-selected categories and lets you, the user, play the curator as well by allowing you to create custom video playlists.

 

From description in the App Store: "Videopind is a great way to discover videos that you will love to watch and share.

 

We curate and organize videos from various categories and channelize them in the form of an amazing view.

 

Now get videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo + connect with your social videos to see what your friends are sharing.

 

 

Key features:

 

- Cloud sync all your favorites and playlists for easy access from any device. Just login and you will have all your videos exactly how you see them on your own device.

- Follow all channels you like, from an every growing list of curated channels.


- Get your social videos in one place - all your videos from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.


- Dynamic search channels - create channels based on your frequently searched keywords.


- Follow your friends from social networks and other users of Videopind who are sharing videos.

 

- Like videos to mark your favorites for easy access..."

 

 

Free download free on Apple Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videopind-free-social-videos/id467354094?ls=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;mt=8

 

Videopind is also available on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/videopind

 

 


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Find, Curate and Recommend Your Favorite Products with Referly Great-Looking Collections

Find, Curate and Recommend Your Favorite Products with Referly Great-Looking Collections | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Referly is a revolutionary curation platform offering the ability to create great-looking thematic collections of products, that you can promote and share online.

 

Referly offers a gorgeous user interface, which makes it very simple to find and collect any kind of product you may be looking for, as well as to create great-looking shopping front-ends.

 

Through an integrated search engine you can rapidly find fashion items, photo and video tools or your favorite books and start listing them inside your most appropriate collection.

 

In your collections you can easily edit individual items, resize them or drag them easily to new positions. It is next to impossible to make a collection look ugly.

 

Referly connects to a large number of products suppliers and it also allows you to earn rewards when you generate sales on products from anyone of these sites: http://refer.ly/merchants

 

You can also endorse, collect and share just about any product you find online by using the dedicated bookmarklet.

 

I am truly impressed by Referly, as I see an addictive opportunity both for passionate connoiseurs to share their know-how as well as for any product seller wanting to taste the future of trust-based, realtionship marketing.

 

This is the future of shopping.

 

Here is a sample collection I have just created of tools for videomakers: http://refer.ly/p/d965aafaf92511e1a4ec22000a1d0d51/collections/show/videomaker/31c2f2c4f92711e1a4ec22000a1d0d51

 

and here another one for iPhone/iPad video tools: http://refer.ly/p/d965aafaf92511e1a4ec22000a1d0d51/collections/show/ios_videomaker_/ac4f0a60f93011e1a4ec22000a1d0d51

 

Free to use.

 

How it works: http://refer.ly/getting-started

 

Try it out now: http://refer.ly/

 

 


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Massimiliano Cammuso's comment, September 7, 2012 8:52 PM
wow Robin!
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Zakariyya, thanks for the reScoop!
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eBook Distribution: Zola Books Bets On Curated Lists

eBook Distribution: Zola Books Bets On Curated Lists | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

From Portfolio.com: "...Zola Books, which has launched its app in beta today, is planning to disrupt the disrupters, wagering its success on its belief that human curation works better than algorithms when it comes to recommended reading.

 

The Zola Social Reader plans to bring a human touch back to e-books by bringing book critics, publishing houses, and bookworm friends back into the book-buying process.

 

It will work on Amazon's Kindle Fire, Barnes &Noble's Nook, and Apple's iPad as both a native app and an HTML5 app, an offering that undermines all three gadget maker's competitive edges by giving owners of their devices a new choice for where to buy books. And for an e-book industry estimated to be worth $7 billion by 2015, that’s a pretty bold move.

 

...

 

Zola’s digital storefronts... Not only will independent bookstores be able to set up their own digital storefronts, but authors, publishers, and other owners of content will be able to set the prices.

 

...

 

Like other e-book distributors, Zola’s Social Reader uses algorithms to generate quick recommendations based on user preferences, but unlike those distributors, it also gives publishers, authors, and friends the opportunity to curate lists of interesting books and highlight or comment within any book for all their friends to see."

 

Read more: http://www.portfolio.com/companies-executives/2012/06/05/zola-books-concept-disrupts-apple-and-amazon-ebook-models ;


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