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Le jeu vidéo de haute qualité en streaming arrive en France

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Jouer au dernier Call of Duty sur sa télé sans console de salon sera bientôt possible grâce à la nouvelle box de Bouygues Telecom, qui lance le premier service de «cloud gaming» de France.

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Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012?

Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

I am updating this post because I now have my own experience of this exciting new way of connecting with my audience.  Brands are communicating with consumers in whole new ways. Pinterest is still by invite only, will let you know when it goes public. Be sure to stay tuned and follow the latest trends, reviews, news and developments in social curation on my new topic "PINEREST WATCH" .

 

I selected this post written by Elad Gil because not only was it interesting and timely, but the comments from his readers were equally as valuable. So many different social curation platforms emerging, Pinterest is one to watch.......

 

Excerpt:

 

Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

 

The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit -

 

**Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed.

 

There's so much information in this post, here's the takeaway. I would love to hear your comments about this next wave......

 

Takeaway:

 

2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets


**2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don't want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information, this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/lK0ZHi]


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Tom George's comment, January 4, 2012 9:54 PM
Hey Jan,

It most definitely is. I thank you as well and I look forward to a great year of curating, learning and growing.
janlgordon's comment, January 4, 2012 10:25 PM
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Absolutely Tom, it's going to be an exciting time!
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Jan, I have sent this scoop [error] didn't realize you had it xxx
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Who Are You Online? Transparency vs Anonymity [infographic]

Who Are You Online? Transparency vs Anonymity [infographic] | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This infographic is from Daily Infographic

 

Transparency vs Anonymity ... Who Are You Online?

 

Today’s infographic shows these divergent philosophies of Internet culture and, most interestingly, what the average Internet user thinks about the privacy of their information online.

 

**What type of user are you?

 

**Do you prefer anonymity or transparency?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See full article and infographic here [http://bit.ly/AnKTTo]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 12:47 PM
Jan,
This is a terrific summary of the infographic. My feeling is that transparency is not a black and white definition of - disclosing everything or disclosing nothing. There's lots of shades of gray. I like the definition of transparency from "Public Parts" that Jeff Jarvis published last year - it also includes engaging with people around what you disclose. I think there is a place for being anonymous - especially when the information you disclose might put you in physical danger. Have written a lot about transparency - about the practice in my first book and in my second book how to measure it http://www.bethkanter.org/power-light/
Mike Coyle's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:27 PM

Good comparison.

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7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction:  Are You Content Fried! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This weekend I'm focusing on information, filtering and meaning overload and useful ways to manage and utilize it. Having said that, there's so much good information, insights and tips in this post, I have to digest it slowly.

 

Beth Kanter has written a great post on this subject, sharing the way she's dealing with it and the 44 people who commented on it have some great things to add to the discussion.

 

Intro:

 

This morning I learned a new word for information overload - content fried from a colleague at the Packard Foundation.    It resonated.

 

I identify with this, here's what really caught my attention:

 

"The biggest difficulty I experience is the shifting from this forward flowing process of consuming, curating, and sense-making of content to learn versus to get something done".

 

****The latter requires a different type of attention and whole new set of information coping skills

 

Howard Rheingold calls this process managing your attention or “Infotention” and it is what he has been teaching in his courses.

 

I’ve been trying to curate content that offers ideas, tips, and resources to get past that ugly feeling of “content fried.” He curated the above mindmap.

 

Manage Your Attention, Not Just Your Time:

 

Don’t just create a to do list, lay it out on daily and weekly schedule, breaking down key tasks of the project to chunks.

 

****But consider the level of concentration and focus that each type of task or chunk requires – and schedule accordingly.

 

My question to you is:

 

What are your challenges? What ways are you drowning or prospering in this area? I'd love to hear from you.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/z84mSv]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 8:19 PM
Thanks Jan for curating this post. As I mentioned in Facebook, I have really been helped by Bregman's book, 18 MInutes! His techniques are fantastic. The book is written using stories to illustrate is concepts. I've been slowly trying to put them into practice. It takes discipline
janlgordon's comment, January 21, 2012 8:26 PM
Beth Kanter
I am definitely going to get this book - your post is so full of great information and resources - so helpful, thanks.
Beth Kanter's comment, February 16, 2012 4:38 PM
thanks for sharing my post
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11 Ways to Stay Current in a World of Social Information Overload

11 Ways to  Stay Current in a World of Social Information Overload | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Online Marketing is all about information. And people.

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Vittra - International and bilinguals schools in Sweden

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Vittra's international pre-schools and schools are meeting places with a positive and open atmosphere.
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SocialTech: Computer Science is not Digital Literacy

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I'm a huge fan of the current wave of enthusiasm and political will to transform the way that ICT is delivered in schools. This morning at BETT, the UK's Education Secretary Micheal Gove will outline the Government's endorsement of the...

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A Day In the Life of This Community Manager @hillaryboucher

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It's Community Manager Appreciation Day and we sure have a funny way of showing our appreciation for ours...by having her write a blog post.

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Could iBooks Author Spark an Education Revolution? » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented

Could iBooks Author Spark an Education Revolution? » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Kids who live permanently connected and socially mediated lives are transported into the dark ages the moment they step into a classroom. Apple's new eBook software could change all that, but it's not without its critics.

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Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom

Technology can help motivate you and your pupils and make learning more relevant to them.

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What Apple's new iBooks textbooks mean for schools

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Apple's new iBooks Author application, updated iBooks app and deals with major textbook companies were the centrepieces of an education-focussed launch last week. But what will they mean and are they enough for Australian educators?


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12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes

12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free.


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Authorship and iAuthorship | Powerful Learning Practice Will Richardson

Authorship and iAuthorship | Powerful Learning Practice Will Richardson | Social media and education | Scoop.it

"..the interesting part of this announcement is the iBooks Author app which, in theory at least, moves us more toward construction than consumption. I know, I know…pretty much anything we construct with it becomes a part of Apple’s domain, and that part of it contradicts, I think, the best part of writing and sharing on the Web.Again, I may not have poked around in it long enough to know, but it doesn’t look like “authoring” via the app is collaborative, social, linkable…all the good stuff that at the end of the day fuels the learning that I, at least, do here online..." Will Richardson


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Reflection for Learning Helen Barret

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A website to support Reflection in Education K-16...

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Curation Coming To Television and Film: Channelisation

Curation Coming To Television and Film: Channelisation | Social media and education | Scoop.it

"Jon Miller of News Corp may have predicted 2012 will see the "channelisation" of the web, but he really means a renewed focus on curation..."

 

"Channelisation implies that media corporations such as News Corp will be the ones controlling the playlist of content, but 2012 will see the role of such organisations fall back to providing content for others to turn into a wealth of different “channels” where the barrier to entry essentially falls to zero."

 

Key highlights curated from the article:

 

Curation of niche interest: channelisation

"...opening up of video on demand services from all these channels will allow much smaller organisations to provide cross-channel curation.

 

If the channels who provide the content are still showing their ads before, during and after each show, then curators could start channels focusing on more specific interests and smaller niches than a broadcast channel could do – there will be channels dedicated to crime shows, medical shows, shows with appearances from certain actors, and more.

 

A user will just have to think of a single genre or idea that they want to watch in a show, and there will be a “channel” or that."

 

 

The curator
"More interesting than the drive to smaller and smaller niches, which could, at least in part, be algorithmically generated – will be the focus on the curator.

 

If a user trusts the taste of a journalist, presenter, blogger or other figure – they may be more interested to watch the content that user picks than the content programmed for any particular channel.

 

...These curators could add to the content by providing commentary from their own knowledge of the content – offering a place where consumers could find a new love."

 

 

Social Curation
"...Equally, groups of curators could join together to offer more regular programming than the one-off playlists of individuals, basically creating “channels” without any of the budget and monetary constraints of a real channel.

 

They would not have to pay for licensing as the content owners will bundle ads with the in-stream content, and so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints."

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

Read the full article here: http://www.techfruit.com/2012/01/12/channelisation-curation/ 

 

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janlgordon's comment, January 12, 2012 4:38 PM
This is great news! I feel like it's Christmas all over again - think of all the possibilities, especiaily the Social Curation where groups of curators get together to offer regular programming. This is my favorite part "so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints." My head is spinning, so many ideas flooding my brain, I need to curate my thoughts:-)
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Can Content Curators Help With Content Overwhelm?

Can Content Curators Help With Content Overwhelm? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Evren Kiefer for Paper.li talking about a challenge we all face - information overload and how we streamline our diet. Or can we?

 

"Content doesn't have a season -- the feast is all year round" Overload or gluttony?

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

“Information overload”, I hear you say, “we know that already”. Is it really the problem, though?

 

**As Clay Shirky argues in his talk “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure”, information overload is our new environment of plenty and not a problem that needs solving.

 

****It lies upon us to create internal and external filters to manage our time and attention because they are our most precious resources.

 

My commentary: I think this is most important for all of us, continually refining our ability to select only what we need and leave the rest. Today everyone is a publisher and everyone has an opinion. Aren't we suffering from meaning overwhelm as well?

 

I think it's essential to establish some criteria when you select content?

 

**What are you  looking to add to the original piece?

 

**Do you want to  create  clarity for others?

 

**Do you know the subject matter well enough to do this effectively?

 

**Do you want it to be thought-provoking?

 

**Do you want to add additional links and other resources who may have different points of view?.

 

As far as meaning overwhelm,

 

Everyone has an opinion, I think it's good to have a viewpoint but I think it's important to search for the simple thread in it that relates to your core message. 

 

It's also good to include others in the conversation because two heads are better than one, it helps people see the bigger picture and decide for themselves. That's why I'm asking you:

 

What are your thoughts? How are you dealing with this? I'd love to hear your comments.

 

Selected by Howard Rhinegold and  Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Read Full article here: [http://bit.ly/wkij56]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 1:20 PM
BTW, I like how you frame the "meaning overwhelm." Even if we are power users of aggregation tools and newsmastering tools to bring us more on target content for our needs - we can still suffer from this.

It is the act of going back and forth between scanning quickly - and then going in for a deep dive and reflection. I watch the stream. I check things out and if I find something that is like "wow" - my audience would love this - or "wow" slightly different take or framing on the topic - then I add in my collection,think about it, and share.

The thing I'm trying to fight - in part because I curate many different topics. I tend to focus on different streams of keywords or sources for particular topics. But I might find something through serendipity that is on another topic I curate and it is good, but I'm not focusing on that topic now. So, sometimes I grab and have in a holding place until I look at it in more depth.

All this to ask you about:
What is your practice for curating multiple topics?
What do YOU do to avoid meaning overload?
janlgordon's comment, January 21, 2012 5:06 PM
Beth Kanter

For me, it all begins with managing my attention and establishing criteria for selecting content that aligns with my brand message and my purpose for being online. This is my compass. My focus for the day that fits this framework and everything flows from there. I love Howard Rhinegold’s work and the mindmap is brilliant. I’m finding these to be excellent resources in helping me to refine this process and I feel I'm definitely on the right track.


I have some quiet time before I ever go to the computer and focus on my agenda for the day. It’s like going into a library. Everything you could ever want is there but if you don’t have a hypothesis, you can drown in the sea of knowledge and information.

I cover lots of topics but there’s a recurring theme that connects them and it revolves around the evolving world of curation and the many forms it takes; how we have to learn to curate our selection not only of content and information but activity such as social networking as well. It's learning to manage my time and evaluate how I spend it. I ask myself if I do this, will it take me towards or away from my overall plan, the answer always gets me back to where I need to be.

As you know, we can schedule priorities and life comes charging in and sometimes I have to shift to do something that needs to be taken care of. Even if this happens, I can get back to my theme for the day at some point. I don't hold the reigns too tightly on this, it's just there to keep me grounded. If I find something as you say serendipitously and it’s off my daily plan, if it’s really a "wow", (again, here I've established some criteria for this, otherwise, I'd find many wows throughout the day), I stop and pay attention to it to see if it’s something I should work on. For me, there’s a certain rhythm to all of this and intuition plays a part. It takes practice and trusting yourself and not over-thinking things.

As for meaning overload, there are two things I will do If a piece is particularly heady or difficult to read, I will search for the simple thread that relates to the message I am seeking to put out to my audience. The other aspect is more simple. If I feel that my head is just too full, I have to step away for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths, maybe grab a drink of water. Sometimes meaning overload is just brain overload, and I really need to know when to step away and find my way back.
Kelly Hungerford's comment, January 22, 2012 5:16 AM
Thanks for sharing, Howard.
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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

At a time where some are thinking we urgently need an information diet, Brian Solis puts things in perspective: don't panic!

 

What he describes on PandoDaily as "the fallacy of Information Overload" is the fact that while we all seem lost at one point or another because our world is changed by the social media revolution, it's both inevitable and something mankind will adapt to.

 

This post is a great summary of the different ways we are affected and why we shouldn't try to move back to the previous state. But work on improving our filters.

 

Curation, anyone?


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 10:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - http://www.bethkanter.org/info-diet/ it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!
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Social Media Is Not Just For The Masses | Social Media Consultant

Social Media Is Not Just For The Masses | Social Media Consultant | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Sometimes It Works For The Individual Too We all know the power of social media to mobilize great throngs of people.

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National Repository of Online Courses (NROC)

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The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) is a growing library of high-quality online courses for students and faculty in higher education, high school and Advanced Placement©.

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In 50 Years A Lot Has Changed In School | WeKnowMemes

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Memo to the Bibliophiles: Books Are a Technology Too

Memo to the Bibliophiles: Books Are a Technology Too | Social media and education | Scoop.it
I find myself troubled by the folks who seem to treat books as a kind of idol. It is almost always associated with a notion that books are natural and an iPad is un-natural.

 

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What I like about this article is that the author takes the long view in articulating his position in the paper vs. digital book conversation. 

 

I appreciate his explanation of his own love for the paper-based reading experience preceding his comments about digital reading.

 

Maybe it is because I'm a centrist at heart, but I really don't believe that paper vs. digital needs to be an either/or conversation. 

 

I CAN understand the issues associated with the economics of publishing. Profits for paper-based publishers and for brick and morter distribution systems are being challenged. Technology has it's own challenges in "initial start-up costs." 

 

Face it, both have strengths as well as drawbacks on the economic side of the ledger. And, truthfully, both have strengths as well as drawbacks on the "reading experience" side of the ledger.

 

I guess I'm more concerned about the rising numbers of those who could care less about reading at all.

 

Those who DO read, particularly those who care about the future of reading, should spend more time promoting reading than begrudging the packaging that one uses to access reading materials. It need not be a democratic decision to impose the "least objectionable" packaging upon those who prefer "the  other" packaging.


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8 Absolute Best Apps to Add to Your New iPad

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8 of the VERY best apps that anyone with a brand new iPad, or even veterans are going to want! Watch this multi-video review to find out which apps YOU will want!

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INCIDENTAL COMICS: Meet the Numbers

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Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate

Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Teachers say the camaraderie and free, instantaneous help they find through Twitter is far more useful than traditional school training programs.
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