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Two cool things that Amazon (might) be doing

I bought my first kindle about two months ago. I don't use it daily, but when I do, I am impressed.  One day I was riding on a train through Korea reading my Kindle.  About halfway through the 10th tunnel, I realized how well-lit it is. Normally, I had to pause and wait until we passed through the tunnel to continue reading. My Kindle was perfectly lit with the sun shining in the window and when under a big mountain.

There are two things that I like about my Kindle that I did not know about until I bought it.  

 

1) I love the social bookmark function. it is great for previewing a book. It is interesting to see what hoards of other people felt was worthy to bookmark.  
2) I am not certain if they are actually doing this one.  I think that my Kindle is learning from me based on both my Amazon book browsing history as well as what I search for on Audible.com (owned by Amazon) It seems like the screen saver suggestions are getting more tailored for me.  Again, I am not certain if this is true.

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BBC - World Service - Home

BBC - World Service - Home | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
International news, analysis and information from the BBC World Service.
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This is a wonderful radio project on the future of books. Great interviews and great insight

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Amazon Fire TV review

Amazon Fire TV review | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
My name is Dan Seifert and I’m addicted to cable TV.

Last fall, I tried to break that addiction. I became one of the growing number of Americans to cancel their cable TV service. I went from a...
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Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Led by Andy Rubin, who built the Android software, Google has acquired seven companies with hopes to automate manufacturing and even rival Amazon in retail delivery.
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The Man who ran Google's Android project talks about what is next.

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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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Tim Ferriss on Mastering Any Skill

Behind the Brand host Bryan Elliott talks to best-selling author of The 4-Hour Chef, life-hacker, entrepreneur and possibly the new Most Interesting Man in t...
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:56 PM

The enthusiastic Tim Ferriss is changing publishing history.  Here are the writings that make him think:

1,000 True Fans:
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.phpThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Marketing-Violate/dp/0887306667

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/book-review-bird-by-bird/

 

On Writing Well
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548Letters to a Fiction Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Fiction-Writer-Frederick-Busch/dp/0393320618

 
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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 Oversetter

Ken's Key Takeaway.

I help my students appreciate and love Jeff Bezos.  He has a created a great life out of tough luck.  I hope that he takes ownership of this recent problem.  I am curious about what would happen if this user did not have the same social clout that she has.

 

NOTE:  I left a tag as SOPA for personal reference.  I do not feel that this is SOPA (etc.)-related

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The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover.

The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
See the Best Rated Free Kindle Books. Better than the bestseller lists. Handpicked and updated Daily (8AM CST). Most are free only for a limited time (24- 48 hrs) and don't show up on Amazon's Bestseller list (they might after being free).

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Tracee Orman, Susana GR
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How We Will Read in the near future: Clay Shirky

How We Will Read in the near future: Clay Shirky | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A very interesting read about how we will read in the near future.  If you enjoyed "The Shallows", you will be interested in Clay Skirky's take on how our society will be interacting with text in the near future!


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Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

In August 2004, FastCompany published an article titled, Inside The Mind Of Jeff Bezos, written by Alan Deutschman. Although the article is informative, it is the accompanying sidebar that has remained with me over the succeeding years.


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Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Are Eyeing Your Market. | Alltopstartups

Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Are Eyeing Your Market. | Alltopstartups | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The four elephants are fighting.  Here is a nice infographic to help us understand the specifics.

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Jeff Bezos Revealed: Game Changers - 48 Min Video

Jeff Bezos Revealed: Game Changers  - 48 Min Video | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An inside look at the quiet giant behind Amazon.com.  Today I learned about the space travel plans of Amazon.  I also didn't know about his helecopter crash.  This is a fast-moving documentary with insight from many industry leaders.

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Should you get Amazon's new e-book subscription service?

Should you get Amazon's new e-book subscription service? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Here's how Kindle Unlimited compares with other "Netflix for books" services
Ken Morrison's insight:

Things just got interesting as Amazon releases "Kindle Unlimitted" service. You can borrow 10 books at a time from their library of 600,00 for $10 a month.

 

Other options include Oyster and Scribd at similar monthly prices.

Ken's Key Takeaway:
The contracts with publishers is what will determine your satisfaction.  For example, I wish Amazon had a contract with Penguin Publishing. Those books will not be included in this service.  Each service offers a 30-day trial so choose wisely.

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Biggest tech IPO filing in history, Alibaba, may happen next week

Biggest tech IPO filing in history, Alibaba, may happen next week | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is widely expected to set the record for biggest tech IPO -- and it may file next week. The Hangzhou, China-based company is expected to file the prospectus for its...
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The "Chinese Amazon" may have an IPO next week.

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Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon | Wired Business | Wired.com

Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon | Wired Business | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
With every passing month, Google's steps toward directly challenging Amazon in online shopping become more overt. But none have been quite so cool as the company's apparent effort to build a retail robot army.
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This post is similar to the one which I posted  two days yesterday.  Google and Amazon are going to be pushing inovation in the package delivery industry.  

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Vonny~'s curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:31 AM

wow ... watch this space! :)

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Big News of The Day: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250M

Big News of The Day: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250M | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Long-running political newspaper the Washington Post has been sold to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the post announced today.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Whoa!!!!

The big take-away is that Bezos says that this is completely separate from Amazon.

Ken's Question:  Will this affect CableONE, which is owned by The Washington Post?  How About Kaplan University?  Could they all be merged in some genious way with Amazon?

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Seth's Blog: Is the new Kindle Zero the sign of things to come?

Seth's Blog: Is the new Kindle Zero the sign of things to come? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It was always going to happen, but most of us didn't think it would happen so soon. Every Kindle has been cheaper than the one before it... This afternoon, Amazon is going to announce the Kindle Zero, (screenshot) the first...
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Wow.  That happened fast.  Seth Godin talks about the implications surrounding Amazon's new free Kindle

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Hangyu Lee's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:09 AM

Do you think it can be happend in Korea? Korea E-book market is grown up last few years, but there is not enough needs to promote like this. 

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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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Is Apple Stronger without their 3rd most important employee? TWiT.TV

Is Apple Stronger without their 3rd most important employee? TWiT.TV | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

In my 100+ consecutive TWIT podcasts, this is one of my favorites.  They talk about Apple vs Amazon.  Also, Apple fired Scott Forstall who led the earth's move to IOS.  How will this effect the company?

I also enjoyed their talk on wearable gadgets and the shift in tech devices.  We will not longer watch them.   They will watch us.

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Free eBook for a few more hours ...You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One):

Jeff Goins is one of my favorite new (for me) authors of 2012.  You can get his ebook for free at Amazon for a few more hours.

Ken

 

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One): Jeff Goins,Sarah Mae: Amazon.com: Kindle Store...

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Ken Morrison's comment, September 20, 2012 4:23 PM
Hi Lynnette.
Thanks for sharing this ebook. This man deserves as much exposure as he can get. I love his message of helping people embrace who they are and renewing their desire to share their mind, heart, and skills.

I do appreciate the rescoops.
Ken
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Top Tech Trends & People of 2012 (Focus on New Media Communications)

Here is the textbook that I created/curated for teaching my New Media Technology class during the Spring semester of 2012 at Hannam University's Linton Global College. 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.

If you would like a free tablet-friendly PDF file, just email me at kenmorrison30 @ yahoo.com (no spaces)

 

P.S. There are some typos and honest mistakes in this textbook, but I am comfortable sharing it as is. I am excited to redesign it for next semester.

Ken

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, January 17, 2013 11:23 PM

This is a course created by fellow curator Ken Morrison.  It contains enough information on social media that everyone will find something of interest.  Thanks for sharing, Ken!

Toni Plourde's comment, February 1, 2013 2:47 PM
Thanks for the PDF ! It's great!
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6 Things Jeff Bezos Knew Back in 1997 That Made Amazon a Gorilla - Forbes

6 Things Jeff Bezos Knew Back in 1997 That Made Amazon a Gorilla - Forbes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

If you're building a company today, here are 6 things Jeff Bezos knew back in 1997 that made Amazon (and will make you) so successful.


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Top 10 Company Mission Statements in 2012

Top 10 Company Mission Statements in 2012 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A collection of missiong statemest from Tech's top companies

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Jeff Bezos on the next web innovation | Video on TED.com

An absolutely beautiful presentation about Jeff Bezos' hope for the future (from 2003).  He talks about the gold rush and dot.com bust, electricity, and today.

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