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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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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...
Ken Morrison's insight:

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.

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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.
Ken Morrison's insight:

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.
Ken Morrison's insight:

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.

Ken


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Google Allows You To Decide What Will Happen To Some Of Your Digital History After You Die

Google Allows You To Decide What Will Happen To Some Of Your Digital History After You Die | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
You've written your will. You've talked to your family about end-of-life care. But have you told Google what you want to happen to your Gmail or YouTube accounts?
That's the sta...
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You may want to consider giving a trusted friend or family member permission to access your information after you die.

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Report: 46% Of Social Login Users Still Choose Facebook, But Google Is Quickly Gaining Ground | TechCrunch

Report: 46% Of Social Login Users Still Choose Facebook, But Google Is Quickly Gaining Ground | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

Facebook lost 3% in social logins this past quarter.  Google earned 3%.  This is the second quarter in a row with similar trends.  Social logins are the third-party logins where you have the option of signing in locally or with your social network name/password.

Currently, the rank is Facebook (46%), Google+ (34%) Yahoo (7%) and Twitter (6%), LInkedIN and everyone else 7%)

 

This is big because every login gives these giants even more data about us.  

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Google has 5 of the 6 most popular apps in America (and more crazy data from ComScore)

Google has 5 of the 6 most popular apps in America (and more crazy data from ComScore) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
ComScore's massive report also includes data on the top web properties, the battle for search dominance between Google and Bing, and smartphone market share, among other things.
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Facebook has the top App on all phones and they hold 11% of all time spend online.  Google has then next 5 most used apps on mobile devices

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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…
Ken Morrison's insight:

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 OFFICIAL ANDREASCY, Martin (Marty) Smith
Ken Morrison's insight:

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
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'Chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley

'Chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

China's Baidu has set up shop in Silicone Valley.  How do you feel?  I'd like to hear your opinions with a comment.

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Ken's Key Takeaway:

China's Baidu ("Chinese Google") is dedicated to deep learning.  They have set up an office near Apple to attract top minds and programmers.  The tech war continues.  Remember that a big part of the tech war is the 2Ps...Pattents and Programmers. So large research labs like this in a location where tech programmers want to live can be seen as a bold move.

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The Other Silicon Valley That The Tech Industry Is Leaving Behind [Video] | TechCrunch

The Other Silicon Valley That The Tech Industry Is Leaving Behind [Video] | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
On Friday, veteran journalist Bill Moyers did a segment on Silicon Valley that gives a very different perspective than we get from most mainstream media coverage of the world-renowned tech industry hub, and it's been fueling some good conversations...
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This is a very sad look at the shadows of Silicon Valley.  In the wealthiest part of the USA, there is still many people left behind during the days of rapid growth.  The economic boom happened so fast that some were not able to adjust or migrate to other areas while housing costs skyrocketed.

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An Eye On New Media 2013

Here is the 2013 version of my textbook that I curated for my students at Hannam University's Linton Global College.  Next year's vesion will include more of the teacher's notes that I share with my students.  I hope that it is helpful for you.  If you would like a free PDF version of the book, send me an email at kenmorrison30 (at) yahoo (dot) com or download it at the slideshare site.

 

I put a lot of work into the 2012 version.  I feel that it passed the test of time. There are some updates and additions in this version.  I also decreased the size of many images to make it less expensive to print.

 

Please please please support the real authors of this content.   I took great effort to give credit where it is due. I aimed to show my students how they could access enough free info on the web that was of equal or greater value than the wonderful information found in expensive textbooks. Feel free to share and please support the true authors of this book in any way you can (money, likes, blog comments, links, etc.) I am simply the currator of this content.

  

Would you like to see the output of this class?  Here is a collection of the Scoop.it curation sites which my students created to help them prepare for their future goals or research topics:

http://www.scoop.it/t/scoop-it-students

 

 

 

Ken

 

PS.  I simply love podcasts and I listen to more than 1000 per year.  I am planning on sharing some of my favorite tips that I learn from my daily podcasts at:

http://filterfailure.blogspot.kr

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I put a lot of work into the 2012 version.  I feel that it passed the test of time. Thank you for the quality suggestions, support and feedback. There are some updates and additions in this version.  I also decreased the size of many images to make it less expensive to print.

 

Please please please support the real authors of this content.   I took great effort to give credit where it is due. I aimed to show my students how they could access enough free info on the web that was of equal or greater value than the wonderful information found in expensive textbooks. Feel free to share and please support the true authors of this book in any way you can (money, likes, blog comments, links, etc.) I am simply the currator of this content.

  

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Min Kim's comment, April 8, 2013 10:02 PM
Thank you for sharing your awesome work! This curation definitely helped me a lot in understanding what new media trends are. Please keep the great work!
Min Kim's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:16 PM

켄모리슨 교수님이 자신이 제작한 2013년 교재 "An Eye On New Media" 를 공유했다. 소셜미디어와 구글 아마존등 온라인 거물들의 역사와 지도자들을 간단하게 담아냈으며, 어떻게 하면 개인이나 집단이 이런 소셜미디어의 세계에서 성공할 수 있는지에 대한 많은 기사와 정보들을 모아놨다.

 

My professor from Linton Global College, Ken Morrison, has made his 2013 version curated book "An Eye on New Media". This curated book contains much information about how current social media was established and how  our new meida trend will change over time. 2012 version of this book really helped me a lot understanding the fundamental knowledge about media.