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Coder: A simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi.

A little experiment from a couple of us at Google. Coder is a free piece of open source software that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple, lightweight beginne...
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Thanks to Howard Rheingold for sharing this link from GigaOhm via Diigo.

 

https://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fgigaom.com%2F2013%2F09%2F13%2Fgoogle-and-raspberry-pi-join-forces-to-create-coder%2F?tab=people&uname=hrheingold

 

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A New Google Technology Aims To Make Apps Run Everywhere—Well, Almost

A New Google Technology Aims To Make Apps Run Everywhere—Well, Almost | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Chrome Web Apps aim to enable apps that will run on Windows, Macs, Android and Linux. (And later iOS.) [Updated]
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This could be huge!

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Free Technology for Teachers: A YouTube-free Video Search Engine

Free Technology for Teachers: A YouTube-free Video Search Engine | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Did you know that you can create a new custom made search engine withing Google?

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You can also embed it!  This is great if you want to limit the sites that students will find when searching. Of course you should only do this with full disclosure. However, it might be a good way to put some 'rails' on the search train within some topic. It is worth considering.  The creator of this blog used it to help teachers find videos that were not on YouTube.  For those who hate Wikipedia, you could customize a search that avoids sending students to that site.  So many options.  Enjoy.

 

Speaking of options:  Here are 47 other search engines for finding educational videos:

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/09/47-alternatives-to-using-youtube-in.html#.UhLFYxaEexr

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6 predictions about TV's future in a post-Chromecast world

6 predictions about TV's future in a post-Chromecast world | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The relatively successful launch of Google’s new $35 Chromecast dongle -- and increasing adoption of technologies like Airplay and Miracast -- are painting a vivid picture of the changes in store f...
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1) Mobile dominates all – increasing viewership & control of the TV2) Tablets & smartphones increase IQ (Smart TVs and set-top boxes lose IQ)3) Second screen interactivity & commerce blossoms4) User interfaces & personalization become critical5) Media brands arise as titans6) A new breed of content aggregators challenge traditional cable 

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Track-Off Us | Watch a Film About Internet Privacy & Take Action

Track-Off Us | Watch a Film About Internet Privacy & Take Action | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is going to be a great documentary.  

ENOUGH ALREADY: Tell your lawmakers to educate themselves about online privacy rights. Urge them to watch the startling new film, Terms and Conditions May Apply and take action at www.trackoff.us

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I'm pretty excited to learn from this documentary.  It looks like it was well made.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 14, 2013 7:48 PM

"We decided that these would be the social norms now, and we just went for it."  - Mark Zuckerberg.  A new documentary to focus on privacy.

LiveWise✅'s comment, July 17, 2013 10:14 AM
chill music https://soundcloud.com/princewize/egyptian-adventure
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Google Handed Over Emails of Wikileaks Volunteers to U.S. Government

Google Handed Over Emails of Wikileaks Volunteers to U.S. Government | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google handed over a vast amount of data pertaining to the Gmail accounts of two former Wikileaks volunteers to the U.S. government.
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The article gives dates and names of a recent request by the government to get personal information.  

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What's On Zuck's Mind? - An Interview with Wired Magazine's Steven Levy

What's On Zuck's Mind? - An Interview with Wired Magazine's Steven Levy | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Steven Levy chats with Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook Home, News Feed, and building stuff the Hacker Way. Part of Wired's 20th anniversary issue.
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One month later,

Facebook Home - It appears to be a bust, but it is still important to see what is on Zuck's mind.  This directly relates to "The Great Tech War of 2012" which I have posted many Scoops.

 

Big Takeaway:  Mark Zuckerberg now realizes that many people are moving toward the desire to share more but with a smaller percentage of people.  I am certain that this is why he has integrated Google's concept of putting friends in differeent groups.

 

He also mentions the newsfeed. I really don't like his comment about a cousin's pregnancy not being worthy of being at the top of your newsfeed.

 

He claims that the rollout of Graph Search was more accepted by the public because he was more active in getting beedback (feedforward) from the public. He mentions that the technology was ready to be rolled out months before it was announced. He chose to wait due to previous privacy concerns.

 

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Online Learning Made Social with Google+

Google+ in the classroom.  How Google wants your classroom to look.


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Google set the tone for the next 12 months at their I/O conference this week.  It was not a surprise that they talked about Google+'s impact on social media. It was a bit of a surprise that they discussed educational opportunities for using Google+ in the classroom.  

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64 Google+ Content Strategies | Copyblogger

64 Google+ Content Strategies | Copyblogger | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Google+ isn’t only a social network. It’s the very backbone (and future) of Google itself. As Brian Clark wrote yesterday, authorship and the possible effects on the Google algorithm have the potential to be extremely beneficial to savvy content creators. If you’re a writer, this is either going to be very good for your career, or you’ll risk becoming relatively invisible online.

 

If you’d like to land solidly in the former camp of writers, the question becomes one of how to use Google+ to further your own goals. With that in mind, I’ve put together an infographic for you that outlines 64 strategies that every writer and content producer can put into action, and start reaping the rewards of intelligently engaging with Google+....


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Ken Morrison's insight:

I need to explore Ripples.  I also learned that if someone adds me to their circle, my content will show higher in their Google searches.  Not Google+ searches, but all relavant Google Searches!!!!!
 

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Jeff Domansky's comment, May 11, 2013 8:06 PM
You're welcome Ken. It was an eye opener and great G+ tips. Glad it was helpful.
Two Pens's curator insight, May 12, 2013 11:08 AM

Infographic is a mess but the article info on G+ is excellent with lots of helpful tips. My fave: use recorded Hangouts to interview people in your field. They will be stored on YouTube and can function as informative posts.

Steve Schildwachter's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:12 AM

I'm going to pay attention to this one, if only because Google seems to be corralling even my Blogger site into Google+.  This is also why iGoogle is going away, I'm sure of it.

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6 Quick Steps to Get Started with Google+ - iLibrarian

6 Quick Steps to Get Started with Google+ - iLibrarian | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I missed the announcement that Google+ has 500 million requests (December, 2012)


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Ken's Key Takeaway:

I have been dragging my feet with Google+. I have always seen value, but I was curious if my friends would join.  My primary takeaway is a reminder of the value of not needing to be 'friends' to have one-way exchange of information.  



 

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John Dalziel's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:37 PM

Hesitant about jumping in to the Google+ social network?
As this post points out Google+ is like Facebook, and it’s similar to Twitter but, One unique feature really makes Google+ stand out is its Hangouts.
Google+ Hangouts are group video chats that can include up to 10 people.
There are many ways that learning providers could make use of Google+ Hangouts So, how do you get started?
The post provides a quick guide to get potential users going.

Asel Baidyldaeva's comment, May 9, 2013 10:21 AM
This is helpful for getting good start in Google +
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Human Media: The Newest Frontier

Human Media: The Newest Frontier | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

First, there was the internet. Then, social media came along. Now, the newest untamed frontier is ‘human media.’ That is to say, human media is a closer, more personal form of social media, but where people communicate face to face, as opposed to communicating through text. And more and more people and businesses are starting to realize just how big human media is and is going to be. What Is Human Media? Human media connects people more intimately than regular social media sites. Through platforms like Google+, and using tools like G+ Hangouts, people and businesses are able to defy geographic distances to talk face to face. The entire world is at your disposal, as you can join or watch Hangouts in an infinite number of topics. You can join or watch Hangouts that are cooking lessons, virtual knitting circles, financial advice, DIY projects, medical care, and so much more. If you can think of it, a G+ Hangout can be done on it....


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Why Facebook May Not 'Like' the Future. Forrester says that Google will win the true war for likes.

Why Facebook May Not 'Like' the Future. Forrester says that Google will win the true war for likes. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
"The database of affinity is Facebook's birthright," Forrester Analyst Nate Elliott says. "And it's going to blow it.
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Ken's Key Takeaway
Many Facebook users Like then Leave a brand. This skews advertising to people who already like the product. That may be helpful in some ways.  But because Google +1 system is built around current and future search needs and desires, Forrester feels that Facebook will lose the war for 'likes'.

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Interview With Stephen Levy -- Author of In the Plex, How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and admired as Google, the startup that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes readers inside Google headquarters -- the Googleplex -- to show how Google works. 

The Computer History Museum is pleased to be the first stop on Levy's book tour, and to have Stephen Levy and interviewer Laura Sydell -- who have both been reporting on Google for over a decade -- on our stage to examine Google from the inside out. Their conversation is wide ranging -- including a look at Google's many successful businesses -- due in large part according to Levy to its engineering mindset, and adoption of Internet values like speed, openness, experimentation and risk-taking. They also discuss whether Google has lost its innovative edge, its stumble in China, its newest initiative in social networking where it's chasing a successful competitor for the first time...and much more.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Thank you to Tania Kowritski for providing this information & interview about "In The Plex".  This book was written about working at Google.

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13 Ethical Ways to Increase Your Site's Search Traffic

13 Ethical Ways to Increase Your Site's Search Traffic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
We asked a panel of 13 successful entrepreneurs to share their best advice for generating high-quality, organic search traffic to their business websites.
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1. Focus on the Long Tailnew tool: Hittail2. Stick Around

 

3. Optimize Your Articles4. Don't Forget About (Ethical) Link Building5. Use Google's Keyword Tool6. Provide Amazing Value to Your Readers7. Don't Try to Outsmart Google8. Think of SEO as an Opportunity to Create Value9. Decrease Bounce Rate10. Produce Quality Content

11. Create a Company Blog to Increase SEO Traffic

12. Leverage Industry Experts13. Create a Community
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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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The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning

The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Advertising is going to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. If you need proof of that, just look at the patent Google was granted Thursday for a Google...
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I am sure that many of you have seen this on Mashable yesterday.  For me, the key takeaway is that the technology can measure your pupil to determine if you are interested in the advertising.  The is is such a huge advancement.  In theory, there probably isn't a reason why they couldn't measure body temperature as well to give other types of feedback to Google.  It is a whole new world.
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Coming this Sunday: Google will releaase ase A tiny device that will make a big change in home entertainment

Coming this Sunday: Google will releaase ase A tiny device that will make a big change in home entertainment | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google's new $35 Chromecast streaming device looks like a game-changer.
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Coming this Sunday: Google will releaase ase A tiny device that will make a big change in home entertainment

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Ouya Is a Compact Bundle of Fun, but Not a Be-All Game Console

Ouya Is a Compact Bundle of Fun, but Not a Be-All Game Console | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Google releases a gaming counsole.

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Google gets into the gaming industry with a cube that can fit in your hand. You can purchase games online for $3 - $5 each.  The name is "ouya" to sound like the phrase that many games shout after making a successful performance when playing a game. 

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Why Waze was a great purchase for Google

DOWNLOAD WAZE: http://bit.ly/YTwazeDL SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/WazeSUB Waze is a free GPS, Mapping, Traffic and Gas app that can save you time money on the r...
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Waze combines driving habits,GPS,  inexpensive gas prices, and live updates of traffic reports to help drivers.  Google recently purchased the company to integrate into their Android system.

 

One of the most interesting parts of the service is that if you are meeting multiple friends at an event, you can see if they are there yet.

 

You can learn more about the company here:

http://mashable.com/2013/06/12/what-is-waze/

 

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200 SEO TIPS (Infographic)

200 SEO TIPS  (Infographic) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Many quick tips to improve your site's SEO (infographic)

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SEO itself has always been somewhat of a barrier to entry for online success. In other words, for a new person it's so complex that it takes a long time to


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Broken Links are not just annoying for your visitors of your site, they will also hurt your SEO.

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Ahmed Lizzaik's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:23 AM

Excellent

Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:41 AM

From May 2013, so some things may have changed...


Maggie DeGennaro's comment, September 15, 2013 12:37 PM
Great information...
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You Can Now Send Money Via Gmail

You Can Now Send Money Via Gmail | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Google announced Wednesday that users will now be able to send money via Gmail.
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Wow. Google is taking Wallet to the next level.  It will now be connected to Gmail.  Will this hurt PayPal?  Perhaps.  Will it influence impulse decisions?  Probably.  Will it help the Nigerian Prince's family who keeps sending me money requests?  Absolutely not :).

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:49 AM

Just one more way the NWO is getting irrevocably embedded in our lives.  I don't trust Google.  Use'em.....yeah.   Trust'em.... no.

Song Ik-june(Gerrard)'s comment, May 17, 2013 9:15 AM
Innovation = Google .... Revolution = Google
Rob Schneider's comment, May 18, 2013 1:39 AM
Google's getting a little creepy. I think I'll stick with PayPal.
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How Social Media Impacts SEO

How Social Media Impacts SEO | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Search engine optimization has not been dependent on a minimal number of factors for a long time now, such as number of times a keyword appeared on a page, and it continues to become a more complex web of on and off-page factors every month.
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Ken's Key Takeaway.
This sources says that tweets can cut index time by Google Bots from 2 hours to 0:02seconds! 

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Google Helps Facebook Users Who Are Waiting For the New Timeline - VividTimes

Google Helps Facebook Users Who Are Waiting For the New Timeline - VividTimes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook unveiled a whole new news feed on last month with new features like bigger images, multiple feeds for different interests, but Facebook…
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This article will take you to where you can download the add-on from the Google store.

 

Ken's Key Takeaway:

My students are using 'The Great Tech War" as a framework for this semester.  I find it interesting that Google is choosing to help fast-forward Facebook's timeline rollout.  Any thoughts or comments?  I'd love to hear what you think.

 

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How & Why Google Killed the Longtail of Search

How & Why Google Killed the Longtail of Search | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
An infographic about how Google killed the long-tail with stuff like Google Instant, localization, updates like Mayday and Panda, verticals, scrapers and the ‘not provided’ keywords.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*, Martin (Marty) Smith
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Martin gives great insight on thiis infographic released by SEO Book

 

Google is killing the Long Tail because

More searches are Unique

Harder to Monitize

Harder to Police

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jalp Internet Consulting Services's comment, April 22, 2013 10:36 AM
Well said! Long term strategies are the best bases. Truth and proper managment!!
agilesite's comment, April 22, 2013 8:39 PM
Agreed Martin. Well put.
Romain Callier's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:35 AM

Interesting !

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News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts"

News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts" | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"Google Alerts have become a critical part of my business from brand monitoring to topic monitoring, but it may be going away."


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This scoop seems to be picking up steam on my other site.  Sincere thanks to Robin Good for sharing this link!

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:12 AM

 some good alternatives for alerts..

Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 3:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 3:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google