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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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Dating back to 1400 BC, this is the oldest surviving melody and it sounds totally amazing

Dating back to 1400 BC, this is the oldest surviving melody and it sounds totally amazing | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The Hurrian songs are a collection of music inscribed in cuneiform on clay tablets excavated from the ancient Amorite Canaanite  city of Ugarit which
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When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph

When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

http://ht.ly/PW2XS

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1) When the phone came out, people expected "left ear disease" in which we would lose hearing in one ear.

2) When the telegraph came out, people said that they missed the anticipation of waiting for the steamboat to arrive.

 

 

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Social Media Over The Past Decade | HubSpot

Social Media Over The Past Decade | HubSpot | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

...To think of what “might be” a few years from now is barely fathomable but really exciting! I remember listening to the keynote speaker at the 1990 Seybold Conference talk about how books in the future would be enjoyed on electronic readers, and thinking, “not in my lifetime would electronic readers replace printed books.” We all know how that turned out.


Let’s go back and hit the high points from the past ten years. Below is a visual infographic timeline followed by a more detailed look at each year! Pay close attention to the ones that were launched in 2012; some of them have a lot of potential to be game changers!


Via Jeff Domansky
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When did you jump in?
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:07 PM

Great way to look at the history of social media.

Amanda Swanson's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:22 AM

# 19 - A quick look at social media development over the last ten years.

 

Angie Thao's curator insight, May 13, 2016 10:58 AM

Timeline Infograph:

Like: It's to the point, uses good visual.

Dislike: Maybe some information??

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36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically.
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I really just planned on doing a token scroll through memory lane. I ended up spending a long time appreciating these images.

 

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ghbrett's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:43 PM

How to make the past seem more real. I know a person who will not watch black and white films. This should make him happy.

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The Amazing and Ridiculous Tech From a 30-Year-Old Sears Catalog | Wired.com

The Amazing and Ridiculous Tech From a 30-Year-Old Sears Catalog  | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Sears should have morphed into Amazon.
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For the sake of curation and laughs, here is the top technology in the Sears Fall Catalog for 1983

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Google Ngram Viewer

Google Ngram Viewer | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Today I learned about Ngram Viewer by Google.  Google has been rapidly digitizing books.  They want to organize all of the worlds information.  By doing this, they are able to chart word usage through the history of the printed word.  Ngram allows you plot a graph with the history of words.   In this simple example, I chose the compare the  words curation (blue) vs curate (red)

 

After looking at the chart, you may be  trying to recall what happenened in the second century of the 1800s?  Here's some non-academic help: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090211144907AATu5Ux

 

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Great-Ads: A Visual History of Advertising

Great-Ads: A Visual History of Advertising | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great infographic from the Egyptians, to the Greek women of the night, to pop-up ads, to the Old Spice Guy

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Horizontal History - Wait But Why

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Looking at history from a new direction
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This teacher wants to engage students (and adults) by showing historical figures in a new context.

 

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 23, 2016 7:07 PM
A visual of birth dates. Useful
diane gusa's comment, September 7, 2016 12:28 PM
will tweek this to teach historical context in student's biographies.
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Intriguing photos from our ugly history. Adolf Hitler Among the Crowds: Color Photos of the Fuhrer’s Fans | LIFE | TIME.com

Intriguing photos from our ugly history. Adolf Hitler Among the Crowds: Color Photos of the Fuhrer’s Fans | LIFE | TIME.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Color pictures by Hitler's personal photographer testify to the Führer's mass popularity and the frenzied response he elicited from crowds.
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Ken Burns #history app for #Apple #iPad

Ken Burns #history app for #Apple #iPad | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Get Ken Burns on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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I can't wait to dive in.
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History of Facebook's profile page designs. A trip down Memory Lane

History of Facebook's profile page designs. A trip down Memory Lane | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google will begin selling some Facebook ads, the company announced on Friday.
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The primary reason that I am sharing this article about Google selling Facebook ads is because of the cool trip down memory lane by showing the history of Facebook redesigns.

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Travel Back In Time, And Take A Virtual 3-D Tour Of Paris Through The Ages

Travel Back In Time, And Take A Virtual 3-D Tour Of Paris Through The Ages | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Pretty Cool Technology.  Check out beautiful 3d renders of great cities and landmarks throughout history.

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The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1952 - Ike for President

The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1952 - Ike for President | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great resource for studying US History and the history of political television commercials.

AdMakers is a wonderful tool where tools can create/manipulate their own footage to create a positive image for oposing politicians.  This is a very good tool for teaching critical thinking skills

Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952 - Present.

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Hot new social media maybe not so new:

Hot new social media maybe not so new: | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A historic look at other social changes that resembled how we are using technology today.


Via Howard Rheingold
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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, December 15, 2011 2:16 AM
Thanks. It is a gem of the history.