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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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IBM Says We'll Have Mind-Reading Computers Within Five Years

IBM Says We'll Have Mind-Reading Computers Within Five Years | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
IBM's "5 in 5" forecast predicts brain-machine interfaces will reach the mass market by 2016.
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Instagram Becomes The Largest Mobile Social Network

Instagram Becomes The Largest Mobile Social Network | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Instagram added 2 million new users last month. Everyone seems to love the fast growing app (Apple called it the top App of 2011)

Jason Keath disects this instant success. (See Comment Stream on this post for additional details)

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Ken Morrison's comment, December 19, 2011 10:37 PM
Let's see if we can shine a little light on this Monday morning shall we?

The past 3 days on SocialFresh.com have been our biggest traffic days in the history of the site. And it was all because of a little photo sharing site called Instagram. I wrote an article on Thursday about how Instagram has now passed Foursquare in number of users (both at ~15 million) and in doing so became the largest MOBILE social network.

I want to give you a peak behind the scenes of our biggest viral article ever, but first want to give you some more info on Instagram. Even Apple named them as the app of the year in 2011. So why is it so successful? Let's look at 3 reasons.

Photo Quality — The cameras and displays on the iPhone 4 and 4S are very disruptive. They took cell phone image quality to a new height. Instagram was the first app to come along and really capitalize on that disruption on a social way. The filters that are available add another level of photo quality to the mix, making it easier to take great photos.
Simplicity — Instagram only allos square images. It forces you to crop any images you import. And the app itself has one function, to share interesting photos with an audience. Similar to Twitter, sharing 140 characters with an audience, simple apps can drive quick adoption from an audience and also create innovation as a platform. Users have to work within the limits of the app, that becomes a challenge for some and comfort for many.
Stories — The fact that you can share such compelling photos becomes a very emotional draw for many. You get immediate feedback often, in the form of likes and comments, encouraging you to keep feeding your audience with great images. Images help us tell stories in a much more compelling way than just text and in a more thoughtful way than video.

We actually did a whole post on how brands are using Instagram and some tips for using the app from the business perspective. Lots of brands are using the app really well.

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Now for some behind the scenes info. Both the good and bad of a breakout blog post hit.

Our best days so far on socialfresh.com…

18,610 visitors on Saturday, December 17, 2011
14,856 visitors on Friday, December 16, 2011
7,116 visitors on Sunday, December 18, 2011

Previously, our best day had been… 6,249 visitors on Friday, December 9, 2011. No other day had gone over 4,000 uniques that I can remember or find.

In those 3 days, The Instagram page was the primary driver.

83.2% of all pageviews were "Instagram largest mobile social network"
2.5% were "You might work in Social Media if…"
2.4% were "Top 10 Twitter Brand Finalists"
1.8% were your HOME page

Clearly this article spread virally like a breaking news story. Mainly through Twitter and some on Facebook. And not only in the US, we had a lot of traffic from Europe and Asia (where Instagram is very popular). We do not write a lot of news on socialfresh.com. Our goal is to help marketers with as much actionable content as possible. So pouncing on a news story is not what we do.

Here, I simply connected a couple dots from a few separate announcements, put together a graph, and analyzed this very popular app and what we think it means for marketers. There might be a lesson here for us to do more analysis.

But then again, maybe not, there is bad news remember?

The bad news is that 97.9% of the people that viewed that Instagram article left the site right after. So the question is, did we convert any of these readers to subscribers? We are still checking the data on this, but it definitely will not be anything near the scale of our traffic spike. So we need to figure out if this type if traffic boost is something that actually brings us more steady readers. More potential customers. We are working on that.

The month of December is now our first month of getting over 100,000 page views on socialfresh.com (so far). Our best month previously was September 2011 at 60,967. That is a big leap, especially with more than 10 days left in the month.


Jason Keath
Founder & CEO, Social Fresh
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30 Under 30 - Media - Forbes

30 Under 30 - Media - Forbes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Today’s disruptors and tomorrow’s brightest stars from journalism and advertising.

 

Forbes Magazine's top 30 under 30 in digital media

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chrisbrogan's Channel - YouTube

chrisbrogan's Channel - YouTube | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

OH wow.  I'm pretty happy that I stumbled upon this resource of interviews between Chris Brogan and people who he respects.  

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SlideJockey

*Looks great.  I would love to hear success stories or frustration stories.  KM

SlideJockey is a new, non-lineair way of giving your presentations.

Sync all your presentations to your iPad and throw your slides on a screen of your choice draw on them and swap slides in a blink of an eye.


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Cori Zuppo's comment, December 18, 2011 7:41 PM
I haven't tried it as of yet but I will. Typically I post new tools upon discovery, test them, and remove the ones that are "dogs"...there have been a few...the good news is that this is a free app.
Jan Paron's comment, December 18, 2011 11:50 PM
Thanks! Anxious to try this with my class.
Ken Morrison's comment, December 19, 2011 5:11 AM
Thank You Cori.
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12 Things You Didn’t Know Facebook Could Do

12 Things You Didn’t Know Facebook Could Do | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The social network has been adding functions to make it more useful, although many on the site are unaware of them.
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Tweak Your Slides: Ten Design Principles for Educators (version 3.0)

Tweak your Slides, workshop on visual design for educators.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Ken Morrison's comment, December 17, 2011 6:40 PM
I'm Sad that I can only push the thumbs up button once.
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10 Must-Have Apps for the New iPad Owner

10 Must-Have Apps for the New iPad Owner | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This list is 7 months old, but it still stands strong:
Air Video, Real racing HD, GoodReader, Mondo Solitaire, Wired magazine, Kindle for iPad, Epicurious Dropbox, The Guardian Eyewitness, NewsRack

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Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices

*Danger of information bubles  KM

In this address to TEDGlobal 2010, blogger and technologist Ethan Zucker talks about clever strategies to open up your Twitter world, how we close ourselves to the opportunity of the global network, and more.

 

 

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Android 101: Google Launches Mobile App Training Program

Android 101: Google Launches Mobile App Training Program | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In days of yore, kids wanted to be policemen, kung fu experts or jet fighters when they grew up. They saw what was being glorified on television and in the movies and said, "Daddy, that is what I want to do!
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Sneak Peek: Personal Learning Networks

Preview a small clip from the EdTech UNconference Session, "Personal Learning Networks: What They Are & Why You Should Have One" with Steven Anderson.
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Forget doom, journalism's future is bright

Forget doom, journalism's future is bright | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This college Journalism professor shares his hope for the future of journalism.  He feels the answer lies in the students, not in paywalls or other attempts at monetizing the old way of Journalism. 

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Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review

See how the World Searched with Google's 2011 Zeitgeist: http://googlezeitgeist.com Music: "Sooner or Later" by Mat Kearney Directed by Scott Chan Produced b...
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Seth's Blog: The new lazy journalism

Seth's Blog: The new lazy journalism | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
When journalism was local, the math of reporting was pretty simple: you found a trend, an event or an issue that was important and you wrote about it. After all, you were the voice to your readers. Being in sync...
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[Infographic] : Generation Y, best generation ever?

[Infographic] : Generation Y, best generation ever? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Generation Y vs Gen X in work, play, learning and life.  This artist is very proud of the Gen Y. Generation.  Somewhat humorous and insightful about what this artist feels sets them apart.

 


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The 10 Best TED Talks of 2011

The 10 Best TED Talks of 2011 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Watching videos online is usually considered fun, but generally a waste of time. Not so with TED videos, which are uniformly interesting, educational, inspiring, and enjoyable.
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59 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

59 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This week was another "giant leap for mankind" in the social media world, and possibly in the real universe too.
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Google donates USD 11.5 million to fight slavery

Google donates USD 11.5 million to fight slavery | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Google announced on Wednesday it is donating $11. 5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people around the world....
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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.


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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, December 15, 2011 2:16 AM
Thanks. It is a gem of the history.
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Your Professor Tweets More Than You [infographic]

Your Professor Tweets More Than You [infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Over 90% of college faculty engages with social media compared to less than 50% of other professionals.

This infographic shows who is using social media in and outside of the classroom

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STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET - Boing Boing

STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET - Boing Boing | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Please Share.  Please.
Deadline: 5 days.


The US Govt. is going to slide this through while we are busy doing Christmas shopping and helping our bosses meet the year-end budgets.

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Mall of America uses QR dayparting | Promotional Marketing Magazine

Mall of America uses QR dayparting | Promotional Marketing Magazine | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

* A brilliant twist on QR code marketing. KM

Giant US shopping centre Mall of America is using a new twist on QR codes, timeboxing, to allow it to change the offers linked to a particular code according to the time of day.

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Facebook Pulls Back Curtain on ‘Timeline’

Facebook Pulls Back Curtain on ‘Timeline’ | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Eight hundred million Facebook profiles will soon get Timeline.

Over the coming week, Facebook will officially roll out the latest additi...
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Presentation Expressions: English Presentation Skills and Tips

Presentation Expressions: English Presentation Skills and Tips | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Screen-capture presentations are on the rise.


Here is a 6-minute video with some good tips to make your next screen-capture videos more successful.

 

Slow start, then 5 good tips.

 

 

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