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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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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. 

 

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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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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Louise Robinson-Lay, Lyudmila Anikina, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*, Raquel , Ariana Amorim, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:56 PM
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Ken's Key Takeaway:

It is nice that Google learns from you but it is also dangerous.  Google and other search engiines and social networks decide what information is provided for you.  Pariser gives the example of two people searching for Egypt.  They took screen shots. One person's top results did not even indicate that there was an uprising.

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Google Glass

Google Glass | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Google is having the public audition to be the first customers for Google Glass

 

Have what it takes to be a Glass Explorer? Tell us what you would do if you had Glass #ifihadglass

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Facebook Search Run by Ex-Google Employees

Facebook Search Run by Ex-Google Employees | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Former Google employees played a big part in making Facebook's new search feature.
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SpeakIt!

SpeakIt! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

After about five years of happy use of Apple's text to voice tool, I was pleasantly surprised at how good Google's free plugin for Chrome is at reading text.  It is easy to use and adds nice inflection to the reading.

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Barbara Kurts's comment, January 9, 2013 9:04 PM
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Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

TED Talks By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge?
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a very interesting talk about how one news organization verifies if online content is real.  We can learn a lot from their process.

Ken

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As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ken's Key Takeaway:
There are many reasons why app developers usually don't make enough money to make a career. This article sheds some light on why.

Ken

 

App developers have turned cellphones and tablets into powerful tools, spawning a multibillion-dollar industry but making huge sacrifices in the process.

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Google's Dokdo Blunder Could Have Been Prevented

Google has spent considerable resources in the last 18 months to befriend Korea.  Koreans are not happy that Google recently removed a Korean address from Google Maps for a disputed island between Korea and Japan.

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Street View and Beyond: Google’s Influence on Photography | LightBox | TIME.com

Street View and Beyond: Google’s Influence on Photography | LightBox | TIME.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

An interesting look at "The Google Effect"

 

 

Google-based imagery has moved well beyond Street View and has become a photographic genre and aesthetic all to itself.

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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...
Ken Morrison's insight:

You may want to consider giving a trusted friend or family member permission to access your information after you die.

Ken

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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.
Ken Morrison's insight:

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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Google Releases Interactive Infographic: "How Search Works"

Google Releases Interactive Infographic: "How Search Works" | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how Google Search works, finds pages from across the web and decides how to list them in response to a search? If so, Google’s got a new resource designed to answer questions.
Ken Morrison's insight:

HOW SEARCH WORKS

 

Here is some insight from Google on how they treat SEO

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Unpolitic.me

Unpolitic.me | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A chrome extension that removes politics from your FB and Twitter feeds permanently––by replacing the BS with awesome stuff
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

I actually think it is a bad idea to remove politics from your livestream, but I think it is interesting that we now have a tool to do so.  I think it is important for us to be exposed to different views on politics.  If we are offended or not impressed, we can block one person, but I don't think it is wise to block all politics

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, February 23, 2013 8:47 PM
I agree with Ken. It is great that you can filter stuff out that you don't want but politics is part of everything and to ignore it completely leads to ignorance.
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Get Your Video Captions Professionally Translated With The New YouTube Translation Partners

Get Your Video Captions Professionally Translated With The New YouTube Translation Partners | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Ken Morrison's insight:

Ken' Key Takeaway:

By connecting content producers with professional translators, Google is going to add a lot of value to Youtube.  I'm excited to see how ths work

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:00 PM


Google Translate has just announced that it is now possible to order professional translations of any video transcription directly from within your YouTube account.


Not only.


You can also get an immediate time delivery estimate and a precise cost for the translation task and you can pay immediately for it via credit card/PayPal.


From the official Google Translate blog: "Now you can connect directly with translation vendors and pay to get your captions translated quickly and professionally.  

When you request a translation for your captions in YouTube, we’ll display a list of vendors along with their estimated pricing and delivery date so you can easily compare. We’ve initially collaborated with two companies, Gengo and Translated.net, to make their services available to you and to streamline the ordering process."


Techcrunch coverage: http://go.translated.net/TechCrunch


Original announcement: http://googletranslate.blogspot.it/2013/02/get-your-youtube-video-captions.html


Caitlin Heller's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:52 AM

Interesting for those who are in different countries than the US or want a wider global presense!

Tagmotion's curator insight, February 22, 2013 6:53 PM

Another sign of the growth in video captioning & translation.

And more evidence that video content is increasingly valuable enough to justify manual processes being applied to it.

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Survival of the biggest

Survival of the biggest | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
THE four giants of the internet age—Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon—are extraordinary creatures. Never before has the world seen firms grow so fast or spread...
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The saga continues.  Which of the Big Four will win?

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Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph

Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
With Knowledge Graph, Google plans to radically transform the way we search the internet… again.

Via Anita
Ken Morrison's insight:

Both insightful and inspiring. The story of the man who went from a modest home in India to the leader of Google's search future.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:20 PM

More innovations in search.

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Roger McNamee: Six ways to save the internet

TED Talks The next big shift is now, and it’s not what you think: Facebook is the new Windows; Google must be sacrificed. Tech investor Roger McNamee presents 6 bold ways to prepare for the next internet.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Why the future is Apple's World

One Hundred Million Internet enabled devices " and other important statistics.  This is the "Digital Detroit" talk.

Ken

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence

Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Prominent futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has accepted a position as director of engineering at Google, where he plans to work on technology developments in language processing, machine learning, ...
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After yesterday's pathetic tragedy, I prefer to spend today focusing on the positive things about humanity and our steps int he right direction.  I think today is a good day to unplug from the TV and technolgoy and just be a 1980-style human for a while.

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Google Now

Google Now | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Google Now combines many great social and mobile technology into one device.  My favorite feature is that if you tell Google Calendar that you have an appointment at point X across town...It will send you an alert if you have not moved close enough to X to make it on time. More importantly, it will tell you 5 minutes (or more) before you leave your office of when you need to leave.

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Sanebox Is Priority Inbox for Gmail Done Awesome | Charles Hudson's Weblog

Here is a salute to Sanebox for Gmail.  I am beginning to believe that it is insane to not have a system to control your inbox.  I personally use "OIB" (Other InBox).

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