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MEF Digital

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The Media Education Foundation was formed by Sjut Jhally.

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What Does It Mean That 1 in 4 Adults Didn't Read a Book Last Year? - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

What Does It Mean That 1 in 4 Adults Didn't Read a Book Last Year? - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Those numbers sound way more alarming than they actually are. The bigger problem: the stagnant literacy rate.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I find this to be disgusting.  There is also a list of the books that we actually did read last year.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 2, 8:08 AM

"If we are what we read, then Americans are wimpy, religious, ambitious, self-improving, and patriotic."  It's depressing that 14%  of the population can’t read and that 24 % of adults didn’t read a single book last year…and the list of what we did read is not very encouraging.  

Lou Salza's curator insight, February 5, 2:59 PM

This research is damning! We are now in our second or third generation of failing to teach reading to children. Those children we failed in the past are now having children and we continue to make make saber rattling laws that blame parents and children, protect ineffective programs, and teacher's right's over learner's rights. --Lou

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"....However, the most critical measure of our reading culture is not necessarily the amount read, in whatever format, but the ability to read. Last April, the United States Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy found that 32 million Americans, or about 14 percent of the population, cannot read, while almost a quarter of American adults read below a fifth-grade level. In fact, literacy rates in America haven’t risen much in two decades.

Those sobering figures complicate whatever judgments we might make about last week’s Pew study. Our reading habits reflect not only our choices, but also our abilities. More and more, they also reflect our access. Acquiring books, new or used, may seem like an inexpensive venture for most, but for others the cost is prohibitive. The free alternatives, public libraries, are chronically underfunded: local branches are closing, while opening hours and staff are increasingly limited. To assume that the 24 percent of adults who did not read a single book last year chose to do so is to ignore the likelihood that some of those surveyed cannot read or could not access a book...."

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NYPD releases homeless coder after arrest in time for Today Show interview

NYPD releases homeless coder after arrest in time for Today Show interview | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Journeyman Leo was learning to code with the help of 23-year old software engineer Patrick McConlogue. The NYPD arrested him for trespassing yesterday morning, but the community outcry fueled a qui...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Here is a quick recap: A few months back a software programmer chose a somewhat random homeless person and gave him two options:

1) Money

2) Free lessons on how to program.

The man chose #2.  Media has loved this story. The man was recently arrested for sleeping on a park bench in an off-limits park.  This was shortly before he was supposed to be interviewed by teh Today Show.

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Marc Maron: The Social Media Generation Animated

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This is an adaptation from the original comic "Marc Maron: The social media generation" by Zen Pencils. http://zenpencils.com/comic/129-marc-maron-the-social...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Thank you to Adam Curry for sharing this!  For those of you who do not know, former MTV VJ Adam Curry has some very great critical thinking podcasts on the state of society and social media.  As a former face of young American's culture, he has some opinions worth considering.

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Mark Bauerlein: The Adolescent Instinct & 'The Dumbest Generation'

Andy Nash speaks with Dr. Mark Bauerlein on how modern social technology and targeted media isolate and absorb young people as often, if not more, than those...
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am giving Bauerlein a new ear. I agree with his idea of a prisoner who is released into the modern age after years of being in jail.  We live in a different world!  In a library, all students are huddled around computers, none are in 'the stacks'.

 

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Geeking Out: The 15 Nerdiest Tattoos

Geeking Out: The 15 Nerdiest Tattoos | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you think getting a tattoo of the Batman symbol is weird, wait until you see these tributes to geek culture!
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is definitely off-topic, but I know that some of you will enjoy these 'what were you thinking" tatoos.

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On Facebook and Narcissism: When Crafting Your Own Self-Image Goes Too Far

On Facebook and Narcissism: When Crafting Your Own Self-Image Goes Too Far | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Often, people think that Facebook and narcissism go hand in hand. Perhaps they are right. But perhaps we should remember that people have intrinsic worth.
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Regardless of you religious views, I feel that we can all find some value in the final paragraph of this post.

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One Second on the Internet

One Second on the Internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A visual display of the data being uploaded every second.
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Wow!  You might enjoy this visual representation of how we collectively spend our time on the internet.

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Lee Werrell's comment, August 13, 2013 3:51 AM
Frightening, yet a great opportunity
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OPEN EDUCATION - Why it is hard and how far we have come.

Dr. David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He is also the Chief Openness Officer of Flat ...
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This is a nice stroll through the history of closed education and how we can change.

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The Electronic Frontier (BBC Documentary 1993)

Inside Apple and Microsoft in 1993. Talks with the people who shaped the future.
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Ken Morrison's insight:

Wow. Here is a fun 50 minutes of time travel to learn what got visionaries excited back in 1993. Look inside of Apple and Microsoft and learn about how they saw the future. Hint: Many of their visions came true (because they designed the future).  

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2nd Grade Media Literacy Web Quest : Ruth Borchardt Elementary Library

2nd Grade Media Literacy Web Quest : Ruth Borchardt Elementary Library | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"This web quest will ask students to read and think critically about some of the media sources they are familiar with. Students will look closely at the purposes of the different kinds of media, look at the techniques used to create the different types of media and their messages. Students will also examine different written conventions for different types of media."


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Ken Morrison's insight:

I am very happy that the are introducing this at an early age. I learned last week that Canadian students are introduced to media literacy very early in their education.  This is crucial because they receive an onslaught of US-centric messages jumping over the border

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Will Apple Need a Social Network to Manage Their iWatch?

Will Apple Need a Social Network to Manage Their iWatch? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Wearable technology will change us and Apple more than you expect.  I like how this article shares both what wearable technology will do as addresses what it will not do.  

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Will wearable technology force Apple to purchase or create a social network?  Mike Elgan says YES.  

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Six Seconds to Stardom? Vine is the latest social media craze

Six Seconds to Stardom? Vine is the latest social media craze | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Meet the latest social media craze -- Twitter's Vine video-sharing app.
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

I don't have a Vine account.  Yet, like Snapchat, I feel it is very interesting that people are choosing these apps that focus on condensed messages and condensed time.

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ICTPHMS's comment, May 5, 2013 3:57 PM
Completely agree!!! Makes me wonder how do we teachers; especially us technology/computer teachers keep up with the knew technological advances and what our students are & are not using.
Karen E Smith's comment, May 6, 2013 5:25 AM
How snappy can we get?
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17 Illicit Acts Caught on Google Street View

17 moments of illegal activity, caught via Google Street View.

Ken Morrison's insight:

You can imagine most of these. However, if #16 is correct, I have not words....

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16 Legendary Selfies of 2013

To celebrate Oxford Dictionary's International Word of the Year, we looked back at our favorite selfies of 2013.
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My Favorite is #5

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Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock. When Everything Happens Now

Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist and the bestselling author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. His earlier books include Life Inc, Program or Be…
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Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant. | TechCrunch

Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant. | 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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I am glad that I found this article. 

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SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility

SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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This is a great site for learning about how to both a) protect children online and b) help young people strive online by developing strong digital media literacy skills.

 

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PLOS ONE: Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults

PLOS ONE: Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Continued research that Facebook may help us connect, but it also leads us to be less happy.

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1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook : Shiny Shiny

1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook : Shiny Shiny | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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More than 1500 women polled admitted to having purposefully uploaded a gross photograph of a friend in a bikini. An even bigger 45% said they upload unflattering outfit shots all the time and 41% decide to tag when someone hasn't got make-up on

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How soon is too soon?1 Out of 4 People Friend-Request Before the First Date

How soon is too soon?1 Out of 4 People Friend-Request Before the First Date | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Along with the help of Survata, Mashable surveyed 3,000 participants on what they found acceptable and polite in regard to dating in the digital age.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Here is an interesting article on how younger people are using Facebook, etc. during the early stages of dating.  For me, the most interesting was how people of different generations follow up after first impressions.

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Sex, Alcohol and Oversharing | TIME.com

Sex, Alcohol and Oversharing | TIME.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What makes us reveal too much on Facebook and Twitter? And why do we do it?
Ken Morrison's insight:

Don't watch the videos. They are brainless and a waste of your time.  Yet, I do feel that there are nice nuggets in this article.

 

Basically, the article says that we over-share as an attempt to manage anxiety.  Also, "Beyond those originals in anxiety, though, it just feels good to brag about ourselves. According to a Harvard study, about 40% of our speech, and 80% of social-media posts, is devoted to telling others about what we feel or think. “Self-disclosure is extra rewarding,” said Diana Tamir, the Harvard neuroscientist who conducted the experiments with colleague Jason Mitchell."

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Shop without limits - Korea's Online Shopping Wave

Shop without limits - Korea's Online Shopping Wave | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The evolution of electronic commerce and smartphone technologies has no doubt made online shopping one of the most commo...
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a well-written article that documents the growth of on-line shopping in Korea and puts it in context.  The part about the woman shopping instead of watching the presidential debate which produced the country's first female president put things in context.  After four years here, I agree that constant shopping is a huge deal.  I feel that the busy shopping malls and poor parking conditions adds to the convenience of online shopping.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:26 PM

This is a well-written article that documents the growth of on-line shopping in Korea and puts it in context.  The part about the woman shopping instead of watching the presidential debate which produced the country's first female president put things in context.  After four years here, I agree that constant shopping is a huge deal.  I feel that the busy shopping malls and poor parking conditions adds to the convenience of online shopping.

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The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated - Datamation

The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated - Datamation | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

If you don't understand why the Tumblr aquisition is a big deal, these two pages will help you understand the historical and societal context.

Ken Morrison's insight:

My favorite part of this short piece is on the second page when it talk's about 'improving' Tumblr and that many users will not want it to be 'improved'  They found and stayed at Tumblr because it is different.  They don't want semantic search. They don't want an audience.  They want to share their ideas and their art. They don't want to be scaled.

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The Web Is Much Bigger (And Smaller) Than You Think

The Web Is Much Bigger (And Smaller) Than You Think | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Gary Griffiths, CEO and co-founder of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project.
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KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY:

This is an important look at the need for curation and digital media literacy. I like that it goes deeper than just 'information overload' but also mentions how we tend to limit our spectrum of incoming information because our friends are proably sharing the same things as 70% of the rest of the web.

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