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A detailed look of language of the internet....without borders

A detailed look of language of the internet....without borders | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is so interesting that you can see the borders of many countries just by tracking their tweets.

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20 Great Visualizations of 2011

20 Great Visualizations of 2011 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Visual.ly is going to be a new go-to resource for rethinking my slides and handouts.

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TouchGraph

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This is simply the coolest app I have seen on Facebook since Coca-Cola retired the evil twin technology.  This is a great way to see how all of your friends are connected.  It has many options to customize the experience.  You will also learn many things about your friends.

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TouchGraph displays a visualization of which friends are friends with each other. TouchGraph identifies clusters to which friends belong and ranks friends based on who is a connector between groups.

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The Real SOPA Battle: Innovators vs. Goliath

The Real SOPA Battle: Innovators vs. Goliath | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

For the sake of curation, but also to remind us that the fight is not yet over.  This article offers a good overview as well as some insightful links about the brief, ugly history of SOPA/PIPA.

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Answers to 43 Questions About Search, Social, Content, Conversions and More

Answers to 43 Questions About Search, Social, Content, Conversions and More | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great use of Twitter's new embed feature to engage in a great discussion via blogs.

 

Thanks to Martin Gysler for sharing this.

Read more: http://mz.cm/xHy0p6


Via Martin Gysler
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Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:31 PM
HI Martin.
Thanks for sharing.
I really like the new Twitter embed feature. Unfortunately, I must note that it does not work well for text-to-speech because It constantly repeats the original tweet. Tiny flaw. More importantly, there is some great wisdom in this articles.
Renato Xavier - www.renatoxavier.com's comment, January 26, 2012 9:27 AM
Hey, Do you know about the challenge of SEO here in Brazil. The distpute is fierce for the term "katipsoi zunontee". http://www.renatoxavier.com/katipsoi-zunontee It is in Portuguese but you can use the translate.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 26, 2012 1:13 PM
Hi Ken,
You're welcome! I'm glad you like this post and that it is useful for you. I have not tested yet the text-to-speech fonction, but, I like this kind of acrticle and it contain a lot of interesting insights that we can use!
Cheers!
Martin
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Google's 12 Biggest Risks of 2011...and how they turned out

Google's 12 Biggest Risks of 2011...and how they turned out | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

1. Google's Pending Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

2. The Chromebook

3. Google TV

4. More Wood, Fewer Arrows

5. Raises

6. Google+

7. Google Acquires ITA

8. Google Acquires Zagat

9. Google Music

10. Android 4.0

11. Google Fortifies The Web

12. Google's "Monopoly" Defense

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97 Ideas for Building a Valuable Platform

97 Ideas for Building a Valuable Platform | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Great advice from Chris Brogan about how to lead a community:

 

a few examples:

-Deliver instruction. Teaching someone how to do something never goes out of style.

 

-Marsha Collier said it best: “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”

 

Sharing other people’s ideas helps show that you don’t feel you know it all. (Humble, remember?)

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Parse.ly | Insights for the web's best publishers.

Parse.ly | Insights for the web's best publishers. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Parse.ly is going to help publishers and content creators know in advance what they should be writing about tomorrow.

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5 Awesome Examples of Instagram Marketing From Real Brands

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Discover the most creative ways real brands are using Instagram for inbound marketing, and how you can get in on the action. (“@HubSpot:Are you one of the 15 million users of Instagram?
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MIT TechTV – Digital Media Literacies

MIT TechTV – Digital Media Literacies | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

MIT students talk about the important of Digital Media Literacies for today's learnrers.

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One-on-one with Education Secretary Arne Duncan

One-on-one with Education Secretary Arne Duncan | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"Teachers should not be treated as interchangable widgets!"

 

US students begin falling behind in 4th grade.

Great trends from top countries.

1)  Teachers come from highest segment of society and get paid accordingly

2) Larger class sizes but more tallent in the room

3) Close achievement gaps

 

Learn more opinions from this passionate US Education Secretary.

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Ken Morrison's comment, January 24, 2012 6:07 PM
I need to learn more about "Race to the Top"
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What the Best College Teachers Do

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An interview from earlier this month with Dr. Ken Bain.  Dr. Bain is the author of "What the Best College Teachers Do".

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This Week in Google | TWiT.TV

This Week in Google | TWiT.TV | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Wow!  What a find.  I've been listening to This Week iN Tech religiously all year.  Today, I learned that I can listed to Jeff Jarvis talk each week about changes in Google!  I am currently reading his book "What would Google Do"

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Facebook Infographic

4 week university infographic project. Exploring the impact of facebook. Some information on photographs provided by Danny Chang and Pixable.
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Visual.ly Meetup: The Skills Needed to Design Great Data Visualizations

Visual.ly Meetup: The Skills Needed to Design Great Data Visualizations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Visual.ly has many free resources to help you make sense of the data you are trying to share.

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How The Web Killed SOPA and PIPA

How The Web Killed SOPA and PIPA | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Another good article for curation purposes.  This isn't over.  SOPA will return in some form.  They don't throw that much money at a 'problem' without giving another try.

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The Top 10 @DanZarrella Posts of 2011

The Top 10 @DanZarrella Posts of 2011 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Dan Zarrella leads Hubspot.  He spends a lot of time searching and sharing the best practices in using social media to help your organization.

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Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:46 PM
and here's his slideshare site:
http://www.slideshare.net/danzarrella
Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:48 PM
And here's the link to his $1.99 book
http://www.amazon.com/Zarrellas-Hierarchy-Contagiousness-Engineering-ebook/dp/B005BP1Y36/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2
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Fragmentary: Writing in a Digital Age

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"Digital media, in all its forms, is fragmentary."

writes this blogger. 

 

Kinda like code, no doubt. And whats more it is hyperlinked and connects users. Wow what ar revelation! I think it was McLuhan who said "we are post literate" We don't even ready any more, we scan documents, text and link to more...


Via Enriched By Code , michel verstrepen
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Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:12 PM
Thank you for sharing this Michael.

I would add that Seth Godin's best selling books seem to be geared at fragmented thinking patterns. Tom Peter's Big Things best selling blog/book is other evidence that this fragmented reading is perpetual in many forms of reading on the net and text.
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How to get started with a simple setup for making marketing or organizational videos

How to get started with a simple setup for making marketing or organizational videos | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In house video production setup and equipment – three light setup with green screen option...
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Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:20 PM
Thanks for the share. My biggest advice would be to purchase a system and not piece-meal it. You can get more support from a vender. Hoping to buy an important piece later can be dangerous. You never know when one component will change (or become unavailable). This can make many of your previous purchases seem less than wise. This gets very frustrating in a corporate or education setting. Decisions can be scrutinized when expensive unused equipment is seen on the books. The managers may or may not understand or care that changing budgets and changing tech trends is to blame. Cutting a budget by $1,000 may change which camera you buy, which effects if it can be used with a specific editing software, etc. etc. etc. Also upgrades can leave expensive cameras in the dust without support or time-extensive converting. To be more specific, I can not use an expensive video camera with the new Final Cut X, but it is not possible to purchase an older version of Final Cut that supports the camera. Apple stores won't sell it and many accountants won't validate a purchase of a purchase from eBay, etc. Sorry. I got a bit long-winded. It has been a frustrating purchase-season for me. Good luck with everything.
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Bill Gates on Flipped Classrooms, iPads, EdTech, education reform and more

Bill Gates on Flipped Classrooms, iPads, EdTech, education reform and more | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

In the seventh segment, he talks about iPads and Flipped classrooms.

Ken Morrison's insight:
Ken's Key takeaway: Although his 'top down' approach to teacher PD sounds a bit abrasive in this story, I do like some of his ideas on teacher training and flipped classrooms when shared in full context in that interview that was aired that week.  

Here is one quote from this article:  "You take at least 2 percent of the teachers, train them very well and have them do structured visitations," he said. "And they tell the teacher, 'OK, you were good at this, but you didn't engage these kids very well. You didn't create discussion here. You didn't explain why a kid would wanna know this thing,' and help those teachers improve."
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MediaShift . Why Publishers Are About to Go Data Crazy | PBS

MediaShift . Why Publishers Are About to Go Data Crazy | PBS | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Parse.ly CEO Sachin Kamdar discusses 4 trends that will soon change publishing forever.

1) Social Isn't Just For Distribution

2) The Rise of The Cyborg Journalist

3) Trending Data Overtakes Snapshot or Historic Data

4) Publishers Turning Inward -- It's Still A Business, Baby

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LEGO Launches 'ReBrick', A Social Media Platform - DesignTAXI.com

LEGO Launches 'ReBrick', A Social Media Platform - DesignTAXI.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
LEGO Launches 'ReBrick', A Social Media Platform - DesignTAXI.com (LEGO Launches 'ReBrick', A Social Media Platform http://t.co/cUfcEJQT...)...
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New Media Literacies

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Led by MIT & USC's Henry Jenkins III,  this site is created to help teachers help students become literate in digital media and prepare for 21st century learning skills.  I love their slogan "Explore locally, Excel Digitally"

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Flipboard

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It's time to give Flipbard a chance.  I've been saying that I am too busy for another app.  But their video does a good job of telling me that I will win that time back by having everything in one spot.  Combining my Twitter Feed and Google Reader in one app will be worth the try.

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Tenured Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus

Tenured Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This will be an interesting story to follow.  Last year, I took an online class from Howard Rheingold who also teaches at Stanford.  The class was not through Stanford, and it was wonderful to learn from a top professor without the restraints of academia (or the high price tag).

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