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Own It: Social Media Isn't Just Something Other People Do

Own It: Social Media Isn't Just Something Other People Do | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
Sherry Turkle writes as though digital life is something that happens to other people. But it isn't. It's something we create.
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Why We Speak Freely on Social Networks

Why We Speak Freely on Social Networks | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
We message on Facebook but in-person I'm awkward and you're shy. When our Twitter conversation went from @ messages to direct messages, you seemed more reserved and I felt more open to speak my mind.
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We, the Web Kids

We, the Web Kids | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. If we were to tell our bildnungsroman to you, the analog, we could say there was a natural Internet aspect to every single experience that has shaped us. We made friends and enemies online, we prepared cribs for tests online, we planned parties and studying sessions online, we fell in love and broke up online. The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us. Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind.


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Should companies force their employees to unplug?

Should companies force their employees to unplug? | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
It is quitting time, and you know the drill. You grab your coat and slip on your Bluetooth for a quick call with a client on the commute home. You stop at the grocery store and, while you are in line, pluck out your BlackBerry to respond to emails.
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Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side

Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
Conferences devoted to spiritual topics such as mindfulness, compassion and the teachings of Buddhism are becoming increasingly popular among the Silicon Valley digerati.
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Obama shows further mastery of social by tweeting Spotify campaign playlist

Obama shows further mastery of social by tweeting Spotify campaign playlist | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

Many analysts think President Obama won the 2008 election partly due to his campaign’s ability to use social networks and the web to rally and influence voters. And now with the 2012 election season upon us, Obama is showing he still gets it with the release of a subscribe-able 28-track Spotify playlist.

Obama’s official Twitter account today posted a new Spotify playlist titled “2012 Campaign Playlist”

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Twitter is the drug of Davos

Twitter is the drug of Davos | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

Over the course of the meeting these Davos tweeps posted over 17.000 messages that were re-tweeted 113.000 times and elicited 37.000 replies according to weflive.com, a website set up by KPMG based on the Forum’s Twitter lists.

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The amazing statistics of YouTube

The amazing statistics of YouTube | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

Apparently an hour of video content is added to YouTube every second. Feels like a lot, right? A new film and website developed by the Google Data Arts team and digital production company Punk & Butler shows just what it actually adds up to...
The film is an animated infographic that demonstrates how the YouTube stats stack up, and despite its cutesy styling, the numbers are frankly a little terrifying

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Internet 2011 in numbers

Internet 2011 in numbers | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
So what happened with the Internet in 2011? How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How much did the most expensive domain name cost? How many photos were hosted on Facebook?


  • 3.146 billion – Number of email accounts worldwide.
  • 555 million – Number of websites
  • 2.1 billion – Internet users worldwide.
  • 922.2 million – Internet users in Asia.
  • 476.2 million – Internet users in Europe.
  • 271.1 million – Internet users in North America.
  • 215.9 million – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
  • 118.6 million – Internet users in Africa.
  • 1.2 billion – The number of active mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide in 2011.
  • 1 trillion – The number of video playbacks on YouTube.
  • 14 million – Number of Instagram accounts created during 2011.
  • and more (crazy?) numbers to explor
For 2012, there’s every reason to think that the Internet, by any measure, will keep growing. As we put more of our personal as well as professional lives online, we will come to rely on the Internet in ways we could hardly imagine before. For better or worse, the Internet is now a critical component in almost everything we do
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PressPausePlay

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?
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Why is the Freedom app so popular?

Why is the Freedom app so popular? | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
How many people made New Year’s resolutions to spend less time on the Internet? Yet another friend recently recommended that I try Freedom, the popular program that “locks” you off the Internet.
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Could Checking Facebook in Class Help Students Focus?

Could Checking Facebook in Class Help Students Focus? | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
A psychology professor says allowing students "tech breaks" actually helps them focus on on academics.
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Why You Didn't Hit 'Reply'

Why You Didn't Hit 'Reply' | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
Large study by Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi shows human ties still matter.
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Where and What will Facebook be in 2025?

Where and What will Facebook be in 2025? | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

The infographic follows the design of Facebook Timeline, looking chronologically at the key areas of growth and power Facebook could potentially leverage over the next decade and a half, and the positive and negative consequences of each new move Facebook could make.
The Timeline starts by looking at the search power that Facebook could have if they embedded a search engine into their network. It then moves on to look at other areas that Facebook could influence such as economics, politics, banking, power, defense, health and national security.

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What Job Does Social Media Do For You?

What Job Does Social Media Do For You? | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
My husband has already nicknamed me "Ladybird Johnson" because I like to tweet. Now I've signed up for Google+, which means I now have yet another social media platform to manage.
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Rise of the planet of the apps [infographic]

Rise of the planet of the apps [infographic] | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
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In the Future Everything Will Be A Coffee Shop

In the Future Everything Will Be A Coffee Shop | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

Education, Retail, Offices...


"The need for offices grew as the equipment for mental work was developed starting in the late 19th centuries. That need appears to have peaked about 1980. It was a rare person who could afford the computers, printers, fax machines, and mailing/shipping equipment of that time.

Now a single person with $500 can duplicate most of those functions with a single laptop computer. So the remaining function of the office is to be that place that clients know to find you… and that kids and the other distractions of home can’t."

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U.S. Adults: Most People Are Kind on Social Media [STUDY]

U.S. Adults: Most People Are Kind on Social Media [STUDY] | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it
Adults know how to play nicer online than teens, according to a recent survey that asked about positive interactions on social media.
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Digitals

One day I got an email, an sms, a phone call, a Facebook message and two tweets all within about 5 seconds of one another. This video is a re-manifestation of my brain's interpretation of that event.
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Vivek Ranadive Profile just launched Facebook for Global Leaders

Vivek Ranadive Profile just launched Facebook for Global Leaders | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

For example, Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda can post a video of himself — viewable only by the top two hundred — asking for help because a major earthquake has caused a tsunami that's approaching his country. Minutes later, Schwab would see the message and call for an immediate videoconference among the appropriate world leaders to get Japan aid in the quickest way. CEOs of companies that have facilities near the impact site — there's a Nissan plant close by, for example — could join forces for evacuation and figure out how to address interruptions to their supply chains.

The alert could then be extended to the next tier so that, for instance, experts on nuclear power and crisis management could instantly offer opinions on the likelihood of various disaster scenarios. Others could predict where aftershocks were most likely to occur. And on and on.


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Number Crunching: The Top 51 stats for Generation Y marketers

Number Crunching: The Top 51 stats for Generation Y marketers | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

We all know that Generation Y uses technology to connect with the world around them in more diverse ways and in greater numbers than any other age group. But how can marketers tap into this gadget-savvy, brand-aware demographic? The following statistics, taken from four recent reports listed below, provide an insight into the complex world of 13-24 year-olds

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This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business | Fast Company

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business | Fast Company | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

"The pace of change in our economy and our culture is accelerating--fueled by global adoption of social, mobile, and other new technologies--and our visibility about the future is declining. From the rise of Facebook to the fall of Blockbuster, from the downgrading of U.S. government debt to the resurgence of Brazil, predicting what will happen next has gotten exponentially harder. Uncertainty has taken hold in boardrooms and cubicles, as executives and workers (employed and unemployed) struggle with core questions: Which competitive advantages have staying power? What skills matter most? How can you weigh risk and opportunity when the fundamentals of your business may change overnight?"


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What the Internet Means for How We Think About the World

What the Internet Means for How We Think About the World | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

In this time of easy access to information, experts, and news, the last thing you would expect is that we are in the midst of a crisis in knowledge. But sometimes it seems that we, in fact, are, says Internet theorist David Weinberger.

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How Smartphones Are Changing Photography: The Numbers Are In

How Smartphones Are Changing Photography: The Numbers Are In | Oups, I am Wired | Scoop.it

Although global smartphone adoption is still just below 30 percent, smartphone photography is growing in popularity, disrupting traditional use in the process.

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Mobile Year in Review 2011

Video by http://mobilefuture.org This animated video takes a rapid-fire tour of key consumer and technology mobile trends in an eventful 2011

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