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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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ConsumerFreedomVideo's channel

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This is a 'nice' series of youtube videos bringing awareness to teh scam by Wayne Pacelle and the Humane Society to get rich while giving 1% of donations to help animals.

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Technology Integration Research: Additional Tools and Programs

Technology Integration Research: Additional Tools and Programs | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Technology tools also have value beyond teaching the core curriculum. Here are our recommendations for research-proven tech tools that can enable more comprehensive assessment and better collaborative discussions.
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Make your idea stick

Short explanation of Chip & Dan Heath's brilliant book 'Made to Stick' - Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck. With the funny and sticky example by

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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:25 AM
Great, if a bit long video included, but presentation is definitely worth a read.
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Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:03 AM

It's all about creating Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories.

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Vintage Sounds: The Whirs And Clicks Of Film Cameras : NPR

Vintage Sounds: The Whirs And Clicks Of Film Cameras : NPR | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
In the first installment of the series "Vintage Sounds," we hear from listeners who tell us stories about the vanishing sounds of cameras.
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A nice story of some old sounds of old technology.

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What Ever Happened to Hip Hop? | Watch Documentary Online Free

What Ever Happened to Hip Hop? | Watch Documentary Online Free | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
It began with the beat of the drum. With the beat, came a voice for those without one. From this voice, came a movement. Overcoming the odds, the originators of
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I like Theodor W. Adorno's quote as well as the one from DMX

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How To Write Fast: 8 Secrets To Better, Quicker Content Creation

C'mon over to http://marieforleo.com/2012/05/how-to-write-fast where the main discussion happens after the episode! Knowing how to write fast is not somethin...
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This woman does many things right when making content.  I m sure that I will return to her site.

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1st QTR reports are in. Best cat videos of 2013. [VIDEO]

1st QTR reports are in.  Best cat videos of 2013.   [VIDEO] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
A collection of the most adorable viral cats on the Internet since the start of 2013.
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I didn't plan on watching the whole thing.

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RIP: Google Reader Meets Its Inevitable End | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

RIP: Google Reader Meets Its Inevitable End | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Google announced that it’s killing off Google Reader effective July 1, 2013. Reader was Google’s web-based program that let people subscribe to news feeds from their favorite sites. That’s a shame, because Reader was pretty great.
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Touch Month.  We are losing Tweetdeck and Google Reader.  I loved it but I didn't use it enough.  

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Gaping Void Art

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11 x 14

Framed [17 x 20]

Limited Edition

Printed on acid free, textured fine art paper
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Clever!  You can get one free piece of art emailed daily if you sign the mailing list.  This is my third year on the list.  I love it.

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Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Abroad, Survey Finds - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Abroad, Survey Finds - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Other key factors include the cost, as well as students' ignorance of programs that can help pay the expenses.
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Education & Professional Free Audio & Video

Education & Professional Free Audio & Video | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Free Education & Professional Audio Books, MP3 Downloads, and Videos. Browse our directory of free Education & Professional audio & video titles including free audio books, courses, talks, interviews, and more.
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Woo Hoo 

Free Audio Books.

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2012 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Video - Pinkbike

2012 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Video - Pinkbike | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
2012 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo. 2012 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

http://www.lucentproductions.com

Music Licensed via AudioJungle http://audiojungle.net/item/pump-the-club/166358
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Hands On With the New Facebook

Hands On With the New Facebook | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Still in line for the new Facebook News Feed? Want to take a look at the menu while you're waiting for a table? We've got you covered. Check out the gallery above. The News Feed...
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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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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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Hot messaging app MessageMe already has over 1M users, nabs $1.9M in funding

Hot messaging app MessageMe already has over 1M users, nabs $1.9M in funding | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
MessageMe has been busy since its launch a week and a half ago. The messaging application has been cut off from Facebook’s Open Graph, raised $1.9 million in seed funding, and attracted more than 1...
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This app is making a lot of news because you send send more than text. YouTube videos are one reason people enjoy using this service They are one of the first companies to plan success around Facebook's Open Graph to help users find friends.  It works for both iOS and Android

It may be worth following their offiical blog:

Link to MessageMEblog

 

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Feedly adds 500k new users on Google decision to kill Reader

Feedly adds 500k new users on Google decision to kill Reader | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

"New users flock to the RSS reader app in the two days after Google announced it would retire its own RSS service."

 

Feedly is reaping the benefits of Google's decision to ax Reader.

The RSS app picked up more than 500,000 new users in the two days after the Web giant announced last week that it would retire its RSS app, the company said in a recent blog post. Google's decision to sunset the service on July 1 disappointed many on the Internet, leading to the creation of a handful of online petitions at Change.org that begged Google to reconsider.

"We have been working on a project called Normandy, which is a Feedly clone of the Google Reader API - running on Google App Engine," the company wrote in its blog. "When Google Reader shuts down, Feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end. So if you are a Google Reader user and using Feedly, you are covered: the transition will be seamless."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:37 PM

RSS is a wonderful way to filter information. Just connect to the stream with an RSS reader and tailor your informaiton to meet your interests.

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Copywriting and Storytelling: Essential Reading and Resources | CopyRanger

Copywriting and Storytelling: Essential Reading and Resources | CopyRanger | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The bond between copywriting and storytelling is not just strong… It’s unbreakable. If you consider yourself a copywriter, you better be damn good at writing “cannot put the thing down” stories.

 

Read the full article for an extensive list of essential reading and resources from categories like:

- Articles/Links

- Books

- Courses and other Products

- Audio/Podcasts


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:54 PM

Fellow curator Kim Zinke for How To Find And Tell Your Story here at Scoop.it found this piece and I thought you all might want to have this list to explore too.


Some of the articles in the list I've curated. Some books I've referenced. Some pieces are new to me. I'm not sure of the quality of all of them but I think they are worth checking out. A bunch are from the screenwriting or fiction world, but hey -- those can be really useful in biz storytelling.


So we will have fun exploring. 


I've seen some posts lately from other curators that I'm going to bring your way in the next day or too. Still trying to catch up after a death in the family on top of work and teaching. My apologies for being so far behind.


And thank you to Kim for this article!


This post was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Debby McKinney's comment, March 15, 2013 9:01 PM
We all need to tell our story in a compelling way ... looking forward to reviewing the info ... Coach Debby McKinney
Karen Dietz's comment, March 16, 2013 7:47 PM
Hope you find some goodies Debby! Have a great weekend.
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Scoopertino

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Unreal Apple news
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The Onion for Apple.  Fake news from Cupertino.

Ken

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New Facebook News Feed: How To Optimize Your Facebook Page Content

New Facebook News Feed: How To Optimize Your Facebook Page Content | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Here's your ultimate resource for what you should do to prepare for the news feed changes on your Facebook page. It's all about visual content now!
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1) Be more visual

2) Keep Text concise for photos because text will be above photos now

3) LIkes & Shares will be more important than ever.  Be funny or controversial, run giveaways, ask fans to share content

4) Location-based.  Encourage people to check in

4) Improve your cover phto
5) Post about trending topics.  If you are talking about what is trending, your logo may be highlighted with these tending topics 

6)  The new Lists feature will allow people to see a newsfeed of ever page they follow.  That part will be like Twitter.  So you should update more often to make sure your brand is near the top.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:45 PM

We need to change again.  This author has a good book named "Stand Out On Facebook", and she offers these updates for every major change.  This is good advice.  I think that the carrot of having your brand connected with trending topics will cause people to dumb down their posts and try to get a free ride to attract many likes by people who may not stick around long.  Marketers will have to be wise about what trends they try to associate themselves with to attract likes by people who will stay connected to a page.  

 

Also, some businesses are MUCH more location-based friendly.  There are some great businesses and great Facebook pages that simply won't get people to check in.  It would be unnatural, yet, that will hurt their Facebook clout if nobody checks in.  

I guess that it is a good reminder of this quote:  ""People who don't like change, will like being irrelevant even more." 

 

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QuSlide by Prezage ®

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QuSlide is a new way to share slides online. Quslide.com is free, easy to use and anyone can upload slides for the world to see, or embed in any website. Features include: HTML5 viewing and embedding (no flash!); adding voice-overs for multimedia presentations (3 free per week during the trial period); interact with comments, notes, stats, social; a dedicated My Page to manage your content and account.QuSlide is more than just slide sharing, with the ability to record voiceovers & sync cuepoints, attach annotations and other cool features. A subscription option for power-users who want to take their slides to the next level.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:41 AM

A new place for uploading and sharing your presentations for free, with an inherent slide viewer. You can record and sync your presentations, add notes and comments and share them with the world.

prezage ®'s curator insight, March 12, 2013 9:13 PM

No flash for sharing, viewing, embedding slides. Easy to share, upload, embed any slides in any website. Add and sync voiceovers, all in the cloud.

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Culture in Decline: What Democracy?

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From the creator of the zeitgeist film series, Peter Joseph, comes the worst reality show of all time: the real one. This opening show addresses the comin
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Experiences Are The New Luxury Goods

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Experiences Are The New Luxury Goods
When Will Dean, CEO of the $100M Tough Mudder obstacle race franchise, made that statement I stopped everything I was…

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A beautiful look at the value of creating memories.  Most costs and some investments deprectiate with time.  Investing in memories will "appreciate" in value and build bonds between people who you care about.  It ends with some nice questions to ask for how this applies to customers and/or employers.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:43 PM

The Maslow Thing
This idea of our movement from hard goods to experiences is beyond important. Think about it. Your car lasts 5x as long as twenty years ago. The recession has us asking hard questions about the circular nature of consumption. 

Most things we buy DEPRECIATE in value. 

Will Dean, the CEO of the suddenly $100M Tough Mudder "experiences" company can teach every marketing team an important idea. Your product or service isn't about features and benefits anymore, or not so simply and only about features and benefits. 

Your product or service, no matter how boring and removed you think it is, turns on the experience it creates the memories. Dean notes how experiences create memories and memories APPRECIATE in value. 

Maslow believed in a "hierarchy of needs". Once base needs were more than satisfied we would work up to the ladder to focus on self-actualization. 

Maslow's Time is NOW.

When people pay $100 to race in mud under barbed wire we've arrived at the moment in time when base needs have receded far enough (for most) that our lives are about THE BIG QUESTIONS. Big Questions such as hope, faith and love produce a wandering spirit looking for a muddy hole, a bunch of barbed wire and a tribe to share it all with. 

The implications of The Experience Economy (need to take Pine's and Gilmore's book off the shelf again) are vast. How does your company, brand, products or services create memories, chronicle memories, share memories? Knowing the answer to these questions will determine what kind of future your enterprise will create, what kind of memories it will shape, form and share. 

Wrote about the big questions issue last week for New Media Leaders:
http://newmedialeaders.com/ideas/why-big-marketing-ideas-rule-343/