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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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17 Illicit Acts Caught on Google Street View

17 moments of illegal activity, caught via Google Street View.

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You can imagine most of these. However, if #16 is correct, I have not words....

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Beer's effect on your iPhone

Beer's effect on your iPhone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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One of my students shared this with me. I thought that you might like it. This is too funny to keep to myself.

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Every bad Apple, Microsoft, and Google ad is skewered in this perfect parody video

Every bad Apple, Microsoft, and Google ad is skewered in this perfect parody video | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
We've all seen commercials from big tech players that feature a diverse cast using smartphones, PCs, or other new gadgets. This new video cleverly parodies all of these ads for using the same techn...
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You will watch this a few times.  A few times. Well done! Well Done!

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GATES: Official Movie Trailer

Ashton Kutcher's JOBS premieres August 16th, following the life and times of legendary innovator Steve Jobs, but where's the movie for the even more thrillin...
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Parody Post:  There are some fun moments in this video about Bill Gates. I haven't seen Jobs yet, I'm asuming that there are some funny  jabs at the Jobs movie.

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How the Internet's love of animals has evolved and knows no bounds | Digital Trends

How the Internet's love of animals has evolved and knows no bounds | Digital Trends | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Our affinity for Internet animals started at picture perusing, and now we're witnessing social networks for pets. Why is this obsession so enduring?
Ken Morrison's insight:

Clay Shirky's "Cognitive Surplus" addresses society's desire to spend time looking at cute cats, etc.  This is an interesting addition to Shirky's views.

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The Ultimate Roundup of 2013's Biggest April Fools' Day Pranks

The Ultimate Roundup of 2013's Biggest April Fools' Day Pranks | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Here is every prank, joke, scam and fake product that brands and companies tried to trick with you this April Fools' Day.
Ken Morrison's insight:

April Fool's Day pranks from the valley.  This might be the best year yet.  Well played Google!

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The 10 "Best" Social Media Campaigns?

The 10 "Best" Social Media Campaigns? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Since social media has become an integral part of our lives, marketers have used their creative talents to develop social media campaigns with various degrees of success which can be measured in a variety of ways.

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
Ken Morrison's insight:

Thank you to Marty Smith for this great find. Top 10 social media marketing campaigns in history.  I agree with the author that #1 and #10 are controversial, but they both got me to join.

 

1. The Blair Witch Project

2. Blendtec: Will It Blend

3.  Old Spice: “Smell Like a Man, Man”

4. Burger King: “Subservient Chicken”

5. Pepsi Refresh

6.  VW: Fun Theory

7. Office Max: “Elf Yourself”

8.  Evian: “Roller Babies”

9. Ikea: “Facebook Showroom”

10. Hotmail

Ken's Key Takeaway 

From text:

What are some of the core elements that were in these campaigns that made them such a success? For me it includes these elements

HumorCompetitionCurioisity


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2010/08/31/the-10-best-social-media-campaigns/#L4cZtwttdWOuo3Tl.99

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:12 AM

Best Social Media or TV Ads
The problem with this list is it elevates the visual aspects of social media. I think the most converting social media is some customer service innovation by Zappos or someone similar that we will never know about. 

The elevation of the visual, while cool and fun, reinforces the wrong side of social media. Yes SMM has a fun side, but it is very serious business and that is where the money is being made. 

Treating social media like a one sided visual "campaign" reinforces dangerous stereotypes that have CFOs and CEOs doubtful about the real ROI of social media marketing.

As much as eye candy is fun and sells blog views the real benefits of social media are boring old LINE management benefits. I realize "Boring Old Line Management Benefits" isn't a headline that gets many views, but let's be careful about what we hype as "best" least we reinforce stereotypes we are working hard to throw off.  

 

Ken Morrison's comment, January 14, 2013 9:01 AM
Hi Marty. I agree with your insight. Along the lines of your thinking,.I enjoyed the "Elf Yourself" campaign but I did not remember that Office Max created it. I am sure that people got promotions out of that campaign, but I am not certain that it was a good long-term management benefits.
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A highschooler's funny map of the land of the internet

A highschooler's funny map of the land of the internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

There are some interesting parts of this map that are good for discussion, or just a good chuckle.  Funny, yet insightful.

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popular memes | quickmeme

popular memes | quickmeme | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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Here are some somewhat funny memes.  Some are borderline not-safe-for-work (text).

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We are all connected

Too beautiful to not share.

 

We are all connected.Find out how: http://wwf.panda.org...


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Inside Funny Or Die’s Viral Video Machine | TechCrunch

Inside Funny Or Die’s Viral Video Machine | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

How to make a video machine is so strong that it attracts Mike Tyson to voluteer to work for you.  Many of these ideas can be scaled down and customized to fit your organization's goals.

 

 

In a digital world of one-hit wonders, Funny or Die is the Beatles of the Internet, churning out viral hit after viral hit.

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Robots dancing to Michael Jacksons Thriller - Nao - Thriller

Haha.  Thanks to my student Choi for sharing this!

Ken

 

Robots dancing to Michael Jacksons Thriller

 

Awesome video


Via Efraim Silver, ABroaderView, Seungho CHOI
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Seungho CHOI's comment, May 22, 2012 9:30 AM
Awesome video and love MJ
Ken Morrison's comment, June 28, 2012 7:16 PM
Hi Tim
Thank you for sharing. It looks like you have a great scoop.it site here. Good luck!
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Engadget

Engadget | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Thank you to my student Gerrard for sharing this link about some interesting Tech news from this week.  It includes Japan's Panasonic mixing tradition with tech and a smartphone friendsly bike that is now on my wishlist!

 

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Gobbledygook generator

This page generates random examples of business jargon.
Ken Morrison's insight:

The solution can only be deconstructed through proactive strategic matrix approaches.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 31, 2014 1:19 PM

This would be awesome for comedy writing around business.

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Internet in the Classroom (vintage, circa 1993)

This is a vintage Internet video. In 1993, the new-fangled Internet was starting to attract regular people, not just the geeks. In the United States, under the High…
Ken Morrison's insight:

A fun video from 20 years ago. A nice man teaches us how to use this new thing called 'the internet'.  It is fun to see the hope and awe of teachers and students in the classroom in the very early days.

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Geeking Out: The 15 Nerdiest Tattoos

Geeking Out: The 15 Nerdiest Tattoos | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you think getting a tattoo of the Batman symbol is weird, wait until you see these tributes to geek culture!
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is definitely off-topic, but I know that some of you will enjoy these 'what were you thinking" tatoos.

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You'll Find These 14 Types of Parents on Facebook

You'll Find These 14 Types of Parents on Facebook | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Look at these parents on Facebook we found: from dads who won't put up with your whiny statuses to moms with punny wall posts.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Here is a fun collection.  I'm glad that I read it.  Well done Mashable.

 

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HubSpot creates the best unsubscribe message ever

HubSpot creates the best unsubscribe message ever | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The inbound marketing firm lets people who opt out of its email newsletters go with some humor, in the form of a break-up video.

Via Ally Greer
Ken Morrison's insight:

Breaking up is hard to do  HubSpot knows marketing and psychology and humor and the power of video.  They mix it all together in this wonderful unsubscribe message.

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Ally Greer's curator insight, May 28, 2013 1:13 PM

As many times as you might hear the phrase "email marketing is dead," if you ask anyone who actually uses it, they will tell you that it most certainly isn't. Email marketing is one of the best ways to spread content and reach your customers directly.


That said, there is one downside - some people just don't like the sight of that cluttered inbox. When their frustration reaches a tipping point, they're likely to unsubscribe to your emails, and you'll never be able to reach them directly again.


Some companies, though, take this as an opportunity to show some empathy, and maybe even a little humor, in an effort to reconnect with their valued customers. Hubspot's newest email unsubscribe message is simply awesome. Check it out.

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8 Websites You Need to Stop Building - The Oatmeal

8 Websites You Need to Stop Building - The Oatmeal | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Funny...if you don't take it too seriously

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How to Create a Winning Meme [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Create a Winning Meme [INFOGRAPHIC] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Anita Li:  "What's the recipe for a winning meme? One infographic looks at patterns in 100 memes from 1980 to today, and determined the ingredients necessary for a video or photo to take off" ...


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Gustavo Munevar's curator insight, January 13, 2013 8:10 PM

Anita Li ayuda a cultivar el conocimiento trayéndonos esta infografía que ilustra la receta para 'cocinar' un Meme de éxito.


Alguien usando algo similar? Cuál ha sido la experiencia creando Memes? Cuéntanos aquí y fomenta la conversación, gracias! ... 

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, January 23, 2013 5:53 PM
Memes through the years...
Liz Bates's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:50 AM

Image is very good at getting and keep the readers attention. But may distract from data depending how it's used

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Twitter Trackbacks for Dumbest Facebook Post Ever?

From the blog Healthy Living: An Oregon teenager has landed himself in the county jail for what must be one of the dumbest Facebook gaffes ever: posting about his drunk-driving hit-and-run escapade.More on Shine: 12-Year-Old Sues Parents After Drunk...
Ken Morrison's insight:

comments and a link regarding an oregon teen who bragged on Facebook about a hit and run. At the end of the article, it mentions five other funny / pathetic examples of how not to use facebook

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This 20-question quiz may make you second-guess your spelling skill.

This 20-question quiz may make you second-guess your spelling skill. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This 20-question quiz may make you second-guess a few of your spelling skill.  Oatmeal can be a bit juvenile but I like how they are willing to have fun while making serious points about our culture.

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Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Wow.  I love this resource for tips on presentations, improving visual literacy.

 

Either way you have made a snap evaluation. That is what we all do. Be aware of this from the first step.

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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 3:40 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really like the slideshares at the bottom. I am going to start using the 'trick question" slide in some of my presentations. What a fun way to get attention and show personality. Best of luck to you. I like what I see on this site!
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 6:58 PM
thank you for the rescoop. I really like the 'we are the future' encouraging video on this link. Also, wonderful slide tips. I love the trick question tip. I am going to use that with my students. What a great way to get attention and show personality. Have a great day.
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Stop! Is that poop on your iPhone? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Stop! Is that poop on your iPhone? [INFOGRAPHIC] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

AN infographic about germs and mobile phones.

Ken's Key take-Away:

The average keyboard is 5x dirtier and has 60x more germs than your average toilet seat.

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World's most expensive flash drive is a $37,000

World's most expensive flash drive is a $37,000 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is off-t0pic but it is funny/sad

Ken

Some flash drives are expensive because they have 1TB storage capacities; others are extremely pricey because they're mushroom-shaped gadgets 

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