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New: “Google Related” Toolbar Shows Google Content As You Surf

New: “Google Related” Toolbar Shows Google Content As You Surf | My Gems | Scoop.it
Google has just released a new info discovery tool named Google Related that allows users to find and access content that's similar to what they're viewing...

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The Social Organization: Decision Making in a Networked World

The Social Organization: Decision Making in a Networked World | My Gems | Scoop.it

By Rachel Happe, July 26, 2011, The Social Organization.

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A New Model for Business: Curating the Best Like a Museum

A New Model for Business: Curating the Best Like a Museum | My Gems | Scoop.it

The idea that many consumer-centric web-based businesses would benefit from acting more like museum curators is more than ripe.

 

"Many museums have enormous collections, so the possibilities are nearly endless," he says. "

 

And most museum patrons don't know anywhere nearly enough to make these decisions on their own, and even if they were armed with some relevant information, most don't have the time or inclination to pore over it.

 

So while we sometimes think that particular curators have missed the mark, in general we understand the role and appreciate that an expert who functions as our decision-making proxy makes for a much better museum-going experience."


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The 5 Models Of Content Curation ht @ddrrnt

The 5 Models Of Content Curation ht @ddrrnt | My Gems | Scoop.it
One of the hottest trends in social media right now is content curation - thanks in no small part to the leading efforts of several thought leaders actively promoting the idea. Joe Pulizzi is a "content marketing evangelist" who speaks and writes often about content marketing publishes a list of the best content marketing blogs across the web. Steve Rosenbaum just published a book called Curation Nation looking at the rise of content curation in the business world - and a recent post on the Psychology Today blog even declared that "content curation is the new black."
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July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content | My Gems | Scoop.it
Best of Mobile Learning
July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011Featured SourcesThe following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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Social Learning through Communities : Are we wasting time? | Social Media Today

Social Learning through Communities : Are we wasting time? | Social Media Today | My Gems | Scoop.it
Broadly, according to a report on Community Health Index published by Lithium Technologies, Inc., the characteristics of healthy communities and their corresponding health factors are:
Growth = Number of Members
Usefulness = Content of relevance
Popularity = Traffic on the community
Responsiveness = the speed at which community members respond (time lag)
Interaction = based on topic Interaction
Liveliness = results in more traffic
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The Rise of Curated Crowdsourcing

The Rise of Curated Crowdsourcing | My Gems | Scoop.it

In 2006, when Jeff Howe hailed “The Rise of Crowdsourcing,” the phenomenon was unfamiliar even to his Wired audience.

 

Five years later, “crowdsourcing” is an overused buzzword and websites are swarming with free content. To restrain the masses, many of them are applying filters: it’s the rise of curated crowdsourcing.

 

Released in theatres in July, the YouTube-National Geographic documentary Life in a Day is curated crowdsourcing on a grand scale: about 1,000 clips were chosen from 80,000 submissions from 192 countries to chronicle one day on Earth.


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Augmented Reality Kills The QR Code Star | Fast Company

Augmented Reality Kills The QR Code Star | Fast Company | My Gems | Scoop.it

"Augmented reality leader Layar just took its system to a whole new level by installing a real-world object recognition protocol that's a little like Google's Goggles."

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Our Emergent Digital Future | Digital Tonto

Our Emergent Digital Future | Digital Tonto | My Gems | Scoop.it
What will that mean for our emergent digital future? I have no idea. The next big thing will catch us sleeping just like all of the previous big things did. It will surprise us, delight us, scare us, make us question our conception of our world and where we ourselves fit in it.
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Curation platforms vs Search engines

Curation platforms vs Search engines | My Gems | Scoop.it

This is an interesting comparison  and I think it's a good start....... search and curation continue to evolve and there's lots more to this story, stay tuned...........

 

Intro:

 

Curation platforms vs Search engines Nowadays, search engines like Google are essential tools for every Internet work. But are they the best place to search anything? We believe that a manual...

 

Search engines present a list of content, ranked by a relative relevance between the results. Curation platforms like Bundlr present themed groups of content, usually ranked by popularity, but always highlighting the author of the selection.

 

Search engines work better when:

 

We’re looking for definite answers The source long term authority matters The quantity of results is important

 

Curation platforms work better when:

 

Events are recent or on-going (and traditional sources are slow to catch up) There are multiple points of view Concrete example are prefered to definitions

 

http://blog.gobundlr.com/post/8821314660/curation-platforms-vs-search-engines


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Tom George's comment, August 12, 2011 12:56 PM
Wow Jan,
This is a great one. Notice I commented on this at the end of the post using Facebook. http://bit.ly/nX8ObV If you send me a facebook request, you can comment back anytime you like and also be notified if someone else happens to comment on your curation. I gotta do some training now back for more later Thiis is great. Did you know you can also share any other Scoop you like from another curator??
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Mobile Technology 2011

A short animated video presenting statistics and future predictions about mobile technology.

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Succeed in business: mimic sardines via @jaycross #workingsmarter

Succeed in business: mimic sardines via @jaycross #workingsmarter | My Gems | Scoop.it

"Instead of erecting walls between departments and functions, flexible organizations tap into a shared flow of intelligence fed by every tributary where action takes place. People work in concert, continuously ping their environment is search of opportunity (and looming walls) and share their insights."

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‘Time of the Sky,’ Watch by Ryohei Yoshiyuki « CubeMe #cool

‘Time of the Sky,’ Watch by Ryohei Yoshiyuki « CubeMe #cool | My Gems | Scoop.it

I don't wear a watch very often and if someone should ask me the time, I simply look up to the sky - this watch would save me having to look up ;)

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Company reveals plans for space hotel #spock

Company reveals plans for space hotel < raises eyebrows > #spock | My Gems | Scoop.it
Russian company Orbital Technologies unveiled plans this week for a hotel in space that could cost visitors about stg£100,000 for a five-day stay. That's in addition to the stg£250,000 cost to get there.

 

Not sure we needed this quote:

 

"The hotel will be aimed at wealthy individuals and people working for private companies who want to do research in space," Kostenko said.

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Analytics for Content Marketers You Need to Know

Analytics for Content Marketers You Need to Know | My Gems | Scoop.it

 

Gone are the days where we can just post something just because we think it's of value with no strategy behind it.  Today we have better tools to measure the effective of content, to see what works with our audience/customers and what doesnt't. Here's an excerpt: (you might want to read this more than once, lots of good information here).

 

Excerpt:

 

As marketers, we are becoming increasingly data-focused.

 

What is “Content Analytics”?

 

It is the process of structuring previously unstructured content, by extracting new information. If you like, it is simply ‘measuring content’.

 

This goes beyond transaction and conversion data, to include details of interactions with brand-authored content, as well as user-generated content and sharing of content on social networks.

 

But the bottom line is that each adds additional descriptors about a piece of content. The extracted information can include topics, people, places, companies and concepts in the content, sentiment towards aspects of the content, and the language of that content.

 

We are a far way off from perfect natural language processing, which understands content just like a human. But by starting to build metadata around content it becomes more understandable by search engines, content delivery, and analytics systems.

An understanding of content, means it can be measured, and the data-focused marketers amongst us would agree that measurement is the start of creating sustainable improvement.

 

Andrew Davies, (Co-Founder & Director of Idio, is a guest blogger for Econsultancy) wrote this piece.

 

http://econsultancy.com/us/blog/7873-content-analytics-for-marketers


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Create Animations, Make Friends | DoInk.com

Create Animations, Make Friends | DoInk.com | My Gems | Scoop.it

A powerful, frame-by-frame, animation tool is DoInk. It features easy-to-use vector drawing tools and one-click frame cloning.


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When Data Disappears...

When Data Disappears... | My Gems | Scoop.it

"To avoid a “digital dark age,” we have to rethink preservation.

 

We must look for ways to continuously maintain and improve it. In other words, we must stop preserving digital material and start curating it."

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The Leading 5 Characteristics of a Social Entrepreneur | moneynetter.com

The Leading 5 Characteristics of a Social Entrepreneur | moneynetter.com | My Gems | Scoop.it

"The best five traits of a social entrepreneur.

 

Inventiveness. Innovation. Persistence. Leadership. Issue for other people."

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Asia-Pacific is where ITs at - Infographic: Asia-Pacific Social Media Statistics

Asia-Pacific is where ITs at - Infographic: Asia-Pacific Social Media Statistics | My Gems | Scoop.it

Internet usage is sky-rocketing throughout the Asia-Pacific region, obviously making the growth of social media the fastest in the world, as you’ll see, it’s not all about Facebook, but it still leads the way across the region, at least for now. This is a nice collective Infographic from Burson-Marsteller.
The social media statistics cover the most popular social networks in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam at a top level, but also lists a few basic internet statistics per country, like the total number of people connected to the internet and the top 5 visited websites…


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Digital learning: Final chapter for textbooks?

Digital learning: Final chapter for textbooks? | My Gems | Scoop.it

It's no surprise that students are obsessed with their mobile devices. What may come as a surprise, though, is the fact that these digital devices may someday replace textbooks all together—and it may be sooner than we think! South Korea recently announced that by the year 2015, all paper textbooks will be replaced with digital textbooks available on mobile devices such as tablets and e-readers.

As students become more and more dependent on digital, will textbooks become extinct? Learn more about this trend in the below infographic.


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Observing Communities and Creating Togetherness | Nodus Labs

Observing Communities and Creating Togetherness | Nodus Labs | My Gems | Scoop.it
What is a community from the point of view of network analysis. How does it come together, proliferate information, and mobilize for a common action.

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nor_samtar's comment, August 3, 2011 1:26 AM
just had my sohor for ramadan fasting.this posts of yours are great.i undoubtedly may not fast from ur posts.

a great job you(ve done lamia.hope you all the best of the world
Lamia Ben's comment, August 14, 2011 1:25 PM
Thank you nor. I'm glad you're following :)
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Are Schools on the Verge of a Mobile-Phone Revolution? - Education - GOOD

Are Schools on the Verge of a Mobile-Phone Revolution? - Education - GOOD | My Gems | Scoop.it

Over 75 percent of teens own cell phones, making them the perfect tool for learning—if teachers are on board with using them.


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