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Concerns Of Racism In Multiplayer Video Games

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Video games are big business in part because some of them allow players to engage in warfare with other players virtually. Jeff Bakalar, who writes about video games for the online magazine CNET, says there are many instances of homophobia, racism and misogyny.
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Marc Maron: The Social Media Generation Animated

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This is an adaptation from the original comic "Marc Maron: The social media generation" by Zen Pencils. http://zenpencils.com/comic/129-marc-maron-the-social...
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Thank you to Adam Curry for sharing this!  For those of you who do not know, former MTV VJ Adam Curry has some very great critical thinking podcasts on the state of society and social media.  As a former face of young American's culture, he has some opinions worth considering.

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Learning2learn

Let's talk about LEARNING, not technology! What are some cultural shifts in our fast changing world, that have an impact on our own learning as educators? How c
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I am sharing this slideshare for multiple reasons.  #1: Even if I didn't like the content, I would share it as an example of a beautiful presentation. #2 I do like the content. There are many important quotes and great points on the convergence of learning, culture and technology. I also like the interesting 'contents' slide that showed images instead of bullet points of what would be covered.  Thus, there was not one bullet point in the presentation.

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SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, May 13, 2013 4:39 AM
I need to reflect my thoughts and share new information with people. I really need to work on those!!
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Why Finland And South Korea Students Lead the World in Education Results

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Finland and South Korea top the charts in a new global education ranking. But with very different philosophies. We're looking at what the US – ranked number 17 – can learn.
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An interesting podcast and documentary on some inside secrets of the success of South Korean and Finland public school systems.
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:37 PM

Some interesting insights.

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Do You Question Social Media Culture? You Should | via @nickkellet

Do You Question Social Media Culture? You Should | via @nickkellet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

 

 

INterestining....

 

 

What’s Your Culture Mindset?
Do you accept culture as it is? – Culture is Input = You are a consumer
Do you seek to shape culture? – Culture is Output = You are a producer

Read more http://www.nickkellet.com/2012/10/do-you-question-social-media-culture-you-should/#comments

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Texting’s effect on grammar is debated - NorthJersey.com

Texting’s effect on grammar is debated - NorthJersey.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Personally, i have always wondered how Apple's decision to keep the apostrophe off of the 'home' screen for 'typing' will influence grammar usage.

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If the average American teen sends a staggering 3,000 text messages a month, you can be sure that there are more than a few letters, commas and apostrophes missing.


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Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions - Leadership Training from MindTools.com

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What works in one area might not work somewhere else. Use Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions model to understand cultural differences.
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Video -- Cultural Differences -- National Geographic

Watch as the Lost Boys experience for the first time what most American's take for granted and as they gain valuable insight on American 'norms.
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Hall's cultural factors

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Edward T. Hall described high-context and low-context cultures -- here are details.
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- GraphJam: Music and Pop Culture in Charts and Graphs. Let us explain them.

Explaining music, songs and pop culture in charts and graphs. AKA music/song chart memes and funny graphs.
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BuzzFeed Style Guide

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The BuzzFeed Style Guide aims to provide a prevailing, and evolving, set of standards for the internet and social media.
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I learned about this through Stitcher, so I checked it out. I am not a BuzzFeed fan, but it is interesting that they have shared their style guide which they hope will help online writers. 

Looking at this style guide could starts some interesting conversations about culture trends. 

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"You Didn't Make That!" You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

"You Didn't Make That!"  You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The History of the Harlem Shake and how it really became an internet sensation.

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SPOILER ALERT:  Harlem Shape became a YouTube user sensation by a company that studies and specializes how social media users use and spread information and links.

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Life and death? No, Much more Important than that; How Sport turned into Big Business and a Global Obsession | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Life and death? No, Much more Important than that; How Sport turned into Big Business and a Global Obsession | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Matthew Engel, Journalist and Sports Writer and 2011 News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media gives the first of the 2011 series on Broadcast media, entitled; Please, mister, can we have our ball back?
Ken Morrison's insight:

I truly enjoyed this podcast about the recent history of sports and culture and broadcasting. It is 50 minutes long.  My favorite part is how in the 1960s, so soccer players refused to wear Adidas shoes for profit.  Althought they were offered a payment that would have equalled one year's salary a few years earlier, they hated the feeling of selling out.  There are important parts of this podcast that help us explore how, when and why war vocablulary entered the world of sports. This is an excellent discussion about the history of sports in the second half of last century from one of the top sports reporters in Europe.

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Top 9 TED Talks on Information Overload

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Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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I am half way through this wonderful collection.  I highly recommend it!

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Patients Like Me http://www.patientslikeme.com/
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Ngram History of words http://books.google.com/ngrams
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Gapminder = animated statistics
http://www.gapminder.org/
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Cell phone culture: How cultural differences affect mobile use - CNN.com

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This is a wonderful look at how different cultures accept cell phone interuptions in public.  

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It is a device that three quarters of the world's inhabitants have access to, according to the World Bank, but the words to describe it and etiquette of how to use it differ starkly across cultures.

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The Mean World Syndrome

George Gerbner's theories and interviews are featured in this documentary that takes a close look at the (unproven) theory that watching more violent media causes to violence in real life. The documentary discusses that a more

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The digital parent

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challenges of integrating technology in daily life in Bhutan

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Banducci Consulting - Business Consulting and Workshops on Gender Issues in the Workplace

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Unmasking the Gender Effect - Our Strategic Advantage in the Global Market Place...
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Culturability: What you really need to know about it! « CEO Daily

Culturability: What you really need to know about it! « CEO Daily | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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