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McKinsey Curates Five Years of Survey Results with a Cool Interactive Data Explorer

McKinsey Curates Five Years of Survey Results with a Cool Interactive Data Explorer | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

McKinsey has published a wonderfully curated selection of data from five of surveys about business and web 2.0. 

The curated data is accessible through a highly visual and interactive data explorer, which allows you to easily navigate the data you are interested in the most.
The curated data includes useful information about what technologies and tools companies view as most important to what kind of investments, if any, organizations plan to make in Web 2.0 in the future.

In addition, this curated data collection examines the business use of 12 technologies and tools:

- blogs,

- mash-ups (a Web application that combines multiple sources of data into a single tool),

- microblogging,

- peer to peer,

- podcasts,

- prediction markets,

- rating,

- RSS (Really Simple Syndication),

- social networking,

- tagging,

- video sharing,

- wikis.

 

Using the interactive, you can track the performance of each technology through the years or customize the view to compare particular technologies side by side.
To access the interactive data explorer you need to freely register with McKinsey...

[read more http://j.mp/5Qklxc]


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Content Curation: Why Good Curators Need to Identify Emerging Patterns Before Others? | Darwin Ecosystem

Content Curation: Why Good Curators Need to Identify Emerging Patterns Before Others? | Darwin Ecosystem | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article:

 

Content curation is a response to the desire to become an expert on a specific topic of interest. Content curation can aid individuals and institutions who seek to gain awareness on developments in an area or seek to become recognized knowledge experts for a specific topic....

 

It is critical to detect emerging patterns in information early to be an effective content curator. Pattern detection is important for a few reasons:

 

1. If there is an emerging pattern, there’s something going on - An emerging pattern is the starting point that signals that an important event is on the cusp of taking place...

 

2. Patterns provide insights on the significance of an event - Patterns provide valuable information on the magnitude and importance of an event....

 

3. Patterns demonstrate how events evolve - Relevance is increasingly time sensitive. The availability of real-time information requires successful content curators to get their hands on fresh information.

 

4. Patterns link together pieces of the information puzzle - A good content curator needs to understand emerging events in their totality...

 

5. Understanding patterns helps to identify experts - The most authoritative people on a topic are usually those that are able to report first on a matter, and generate buzz around new developments.

 

Best curators are those that see patterns that nobody else sees....

 

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VIDEO Co.Location: How Augmented Reality Will Change Everything

AR has been around for decades, but nothing much happened on the consumer front until the late 90s when some genius figured out how to overlay the first-down line on the TV broadcast of football games. Today we have the capacity to make AR a household reality through smartphones, cameras, and location-sensing, but will we put it to good use?


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Global Augmented Reality (AR) Market Worth $5 billion in 4 years time - sacbee.com

Global Augmented Reality (AR) Market Worth $5 billion in 4 years time - sacbee.com | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Products such as smartphones, tablets, and eye wear are still in the introduction stage for augmented reality applications to be viewed. A number of augmented reality enabled gaming and e-learning applications can be downloaded on them for an enhanced view. The other two products; head mounted displays, and head up displays that are used in the military and aerospace applications respectively are mature products in the augmented reality applications market


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Create Easy Visually-Rich Data-Presentations with Piktochart

Create Easy Visually-Rich Data-Presentations with Piktochart | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia are the authors and founders of Piktochart a new presentation tool (pre-beta) which promises to deliver a new approach to creating data-rich and visually engaging slideshows and infographs.

Piktochart leverages a number of tools which include a) the Story Teller, b) the Chart Wizard and c) Visual Themes which facilitate tremendously the presenter work by guiding him/her in the process of submitting relevant data and information that will be then applied to an appropriate visual solution.

 

The idea is certainly very good, but the novice user may find himself a bit lost in editing and organizing the content inside existing templates the first time around. 

 

Given some more good, high-quality templates, and less leeway for the user to make mistales, Piktochart moves one step in the direction that many communication tools will be taking next: making as easy as possible for anyone to produce professionally-looking presentations without being a graphic designer.

Find out more and give it a spin: http://piktochart.com/ 

 


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How to Lead a Revolution: 8 Underused Tactics to Build a Massively Loyal Following | Live Your Legend

How to Lead a Revolution: 8 Underused Tactics to Build a Massively Loyal Following | Live Your Legend | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

A few nights ago I had the honor of attending a TEDx event in San Francisco. TED is hands down one of my favorite organizations. The things they’ve taught me are priceless.

The theme of the night was Creating Your Own Government and the speakers blew my mind. More than anything, the biggest takeaway was simple:

We all absolutely have to take it upon ourselves to lead our own revolution.


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Politics 3.0 by Michelle Kraus

Politics 3.0 by Michelle Kraus | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

- Democratisation of information globally

- Simultaneity of information

- Emergence of circles of constituents

- Leverage the technology in our hands

 

These are the 4 principles of Politics 3.0. And they "keep our moral compass alive".


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Pete Cochrane on singularity and evolution | WEBLOGSKY: Jon ...

Pete Cochrane on singularity and evolution | WEBLOGSKY: Jon ... | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Pete Cochrane at TedX Brussels, speaking on the requirements for intelligence, entropy, singularity, the Internet and evolution. Are we going to be smart.
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Freedom, Science Fiction and the Singularity: A conversation with author Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge is a former San Diego State University math professor and a Hugo award-winning science fiction novelist. In Vinge's 1993 essay "The Coming Techn...
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GREEN FLOAT - a Floating City in the Sky : DigInfo

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Video is Awesome

Quick facts about online video. Did you know that it is the fastest growing media in the world? Video is also the most engaging media! Facts about using vide...
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Curiosity: Aubrey de Grey On Longevity

Curiosity: Aubrey de Grey On Longevity | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
In this Curiosity video Aubrey de Grey discusses longevity and regenerative health in medicine.videos.howstuffworks.com...
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Nextage Industrial Humanoid Works Alongside People

DigInfo TV - http://diginfo.tv 10/11/2011 Kawada Industries NEXTAGE...

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Social Media and Content Curation | Presentation on SlideShare

A good presentation deck by Qianxing Lu and Brian Moritz for their Social Media Theory and Practice assignment. 
In 30 slides there is a well laid-out synthesis of why a growing set of new curation start-ups have decided to focus on developing their own curation-filtering tool.

Simple, clear and well presented concepts.


[view original link http://j.mp/vSjL1s]


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Who’s Using Geosocial and Location-Based Services? / Flowtown (@flowtown)

Who’s Using Geosocial and Location-Based Services? / Flowtown (@flowtown) | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Advancements in social media and technology have allowed us to perform special functions with our mobile devices in relation to our location. A study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that more than a quarter of American adults use mobile or social location-based services. Who are these users? Read on to find out.

Read more: http://www.flowtown.com/blog/whos-using-geosocial-and-location-based-services#ixzz1dZksaDrh


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Invoked Computing - New concept turns pizza boxes, bananas into computers

Invoked Computing - New concept turns pizza boxes, bananas into computers | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Though you might be obsessing over the next MacBook Air or the latest and greatest Android smartphone, your future laptop or mobile device might already be lying around your house.
Researchers at the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have come up with a concept called "invoked computing" that turns everyday objects into computer interfaces and communication devices using a ubiquitous augmented-reality system.
The concept is based on the idea that technology should learn our behavior and respond to us, instead of the other way around. As such, with invoked computing, one would just need to mimic a certain task and the computer should recognize the gesture and turn any object into a usable electronic device.


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Mindmaps Simplified: Wisdomap

Mindmaps Simplified: Wisdomap | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

"Wisdomap helps you to organise your thoughts in a powerful mindmap format, and allows you to attach notes, videos, pictures, links and files to it"

 

Robin Good: If you are looking for a simpler and easier to use mindmapping tool, Wisdomap may be the type of alternative presentation tool you have been looking for.

 

Clean look and lean preentation style are the key characteristics of this British mindmapping new startup, which offers both a free version (up to 3 mindmaps) as well as a paid one.

Like other existing mindmapping tools, Wisdomap also allows you to attach notes and media to your map nodes. Specifically, Wisdomap utilizes a dedicated sidebar for video, images, files, links and notes, which is easily accessible at all times. This approach allows you to keep nodes in your mindmap short and memorable, while using the notes and media to add supplementary information.
 

More info: http://wisdomap.com/welcome


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Create Prezi-Style Presentations With PowerPoint: pptPlex

Create Prezi-Style Presentations With PowerPoint: pptPlex | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

pptPlex is a concept tool developed by Microsoft Research Labs that allows you to zoom in and out of slides much like what is possible to do in Prezi.

pptPlex has been discontinued and last updated over a year ago, but if you are interested, it is still available for download.

pptPlex uses Plex technology to give you the power to zoom in and out of slide sections and move directly between slides that are not sequential in your presentation.

On this page: http://www.officelabs.com/projects/pptPlex/Pages/default.aspx you can watch a few videos to see how pptPlex can help you organize and present information in a non-linear fashion. 

Download link: http://www.officelabs.com/_layouts/olsite/TryIt.ashx?downloadUrl=http://officelabs.vo.msecnd.net/4fcaa65e-086d-4d49-a292-a5e764667263/1.1.3.4/pptPlex.msi&project=pptPlex
 


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No democracy without mainstream media

No democracy without mainstream media | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

Tom Foremski delivered a vibrant defense for the future of mainstream media. Silicon Valley became Media Valley and democratized publishing in the process. While traditionnal media suffer with their historical business model being challenged, new social media platforms enable activist media to prosper. But, according to Foremski, we must not lose sight that without sustainable mainstream media, democracy can easily be lost.


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Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming

Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it

This fall, Stanford decided to experiment by offering its three most popular computer science classes to the public—for free. Within weeks, 200,000 people from around the globe signed up, with Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, taught by renowned Stanford professors Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun (pictured above), attracting a whopping 160,000 students.


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'Jetman' Rossy flies with jets

'Jetman' Rossy flies with jets | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy completes a formation flight alongside two Albatross jets above the Swiss Alps. (this is the future! where is my #jetpack??
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Alan Young - Google+ - Ray Kurzweil on "From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing…

Alan Young - Google+ - Ray Kurzweil on "From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing… | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil on "From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing Test" at Singularity Summit 2011 (#harleypig: Ray Kurzweil on "From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing Test" at Singularity Summit 2011 http://t.co/IXsyyr3j...)...
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Mars Rover Launches on This Week @NASA

The NASA Mars Science Laboratory launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning its journey to the Red Planet. When it arrives at G...
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Post-Human, Trans-Human and The God Killers: David Simpson on Singularity 1 on 1

Post-Human, Trans-Human and The God Killers: David Simpson on Singularity 1 on 1 | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
Want to get a free copy of Post-Human – David Simpson’s original sci fi novel? Check out his interview for Singularity 1 on 1 to find out how!
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Entrevista a de Renobales: "No hay productos agrícolas naturales"

Entrevista a de Renobales: "No hay productos agrícolas naturales" | Singularity Scoops | Scoop.it
La bioquímica vasca Mertxe de Renobales ganó en 2009 el premio Junta General del Principado de Asturias - Sociedad Internacional de Bioética por un trabajo en e (Mertxe de Renobales: "No hay productos agrícolas naturales"

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