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28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1

28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1 | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Futurist Thomas Frey gives us some fascinating predictions for the very exciting year ahead. It's a great post with essential information to shift your thinking and get ready for 2012.

 

My intro:

 

There were so many things that I could comment on but my primary focus in 2012 is the future of content curation, the evolution and its impact on how we utilize and digest data in our business and personal lives. How will curation be perceived in 2012 and what will the monetary value be for content curation? 

 

Having said that, this is what particularly caught my attention:

 

Information Doesn’t Want to be Free– In 1984 at a Hackers Conference, Silicon Valley futurist Stuart Brand was the first to use the phrase: “Information wants to be free” in response to a point made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak but continued

 

“On the other hand, information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.

 

**"The right information in the right place just changes your life."

 

**This set the stage for an entirely new era of free-thinking “free” advocates"

 

****My commentary: One of the reasons trusted content curators will become a very valuable asset to the information economy:

 

****"There is always a cost to “free.”

 

****While it may not extract a payment from your bank account, there is always a “time” cost involved.

 

****Without some amount of friction, the volume of information you have to sift through skyrockets and even with good search technology, your time-costs climb dramatically.

 

****The days of “free” thinking are numbered. Look for this mindset to shift over the coming years. More details here. This article is from 9/2/2011 - Two things that caught my attention....

 

**While it is true that the Internet is eliminating many of the gatekeepers, people trying to break into a field without going through gatekeepers find it far harder to gain credibility and foster a “trust” relationship with their audiences.

 

****In the end it still boils down to trust. Can I trust the person I am reading or listening to? Are they an accurate source of information? Will it be worth the time and brainpower I’m investing?

 

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

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/sreMX5]


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Channelisation = Curation | TechFruit

Channelisation = Curation | TechFruit | social media literacy | 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...
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How Tumblr and Cinemagraphs Became the New Web Design Chic

How Tumblr and Cinemagraphs Became the New Web Design Chic | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Prominent designer Kevin Burgh discusses the marriage between art and technology and what inspires him.
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Brainify - About

Brainify is academic social bookmarking and networking for college and university students. If you are looking for the best sites and a great community to help with your courses, this is the place for you.


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What is Personal? - Personal Network - Personal

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Create your own private, personal network

At the heart of Personal is a secure private network that you build organically. Family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, sites, apps, service providers, businesses – connect safely with anyone you choose.

Imagine seeing who has what in a single snapshot. It all starts by becoming the official gatekeeper of your digital information.


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EmbedPlus - Video editing, chopping, looping, annotations, slow motion, and chapters tool for YouTube embeds and WordPress video plugins

EmbedPlus lets you easily edit and watch upgraded video embeds with enhanced playback and relevant content. Use it on your site and even with YouTube WordPress plugins.

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A List of Some of The Best Websites to Download Free Ebooks

A List of Some of The Best Websites to Download Free Ebooks | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Applications, tutorials, ideas, educational games, mobile apps, and web tools to help you integrate technology into education and enhance mobile learning...
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Draw It Live

Draw It Live | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Draw it Live is a free application that allows you to work together with other people to draw in real time. You simply create a whiteboard and share its URL to allow other people to join in.

No password is required, and no special plugins are required.

Just click on the link, type in your name, and start drawing and chatting with your friends:


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Picozu - sharing creativity

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Picozu is a drawing and photo retouching application built on jQuery, HTML 5 and CSS3. Make sure you use a modern browser if you want to experience it.
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Kitely - Virtual Worlds on Demand

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Kitely enables you to get your own virtual worlds for training, education, collaboration or fun. Log in with Facebook to create your free account and start using your own virtual world within minutes.

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How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom

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The Indiana Department of Education is backing trials to see if the model can work in the state’s public schools. John Keller, the department’s assistant superintendent for technology, says state officials want Indiana “to be seen as a place where innovation happens in schools,” and is looking seriously at the flipped classroom as part of a broader push towards that goal.


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4 Ways to Outdo Your Competitors

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.
Do you ever feel like there’s a competitor around every corner?
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Scrolldit.com

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Awesome Reddit.com mashup. Faster, easier and more entertaining!

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VoiceThread - Mobile

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Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

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Pond

Pond is a social media aggregator and publisher that allows you to follow your friends, collect information about them and share your own content in some of the most popular online social content services available.

In Pond you decide what content you want to see and your friends don't even have to use Pond. As long as you can add them as contacts in any of the services Pond supports or they provide a feed (eg., a blog RSS feed), you can add them to Pond and follow their stuff


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7 Tips for Citing an App in MLA Format | edSocialMedia

7 Tips for Citing an App in MLA Format | edSocialMedia | social media literacy | Scoop.it

lay Shirky famously pointed out that the problem in the information landscape today isn’t necessarily that there is too much information but that our filters aren’t any good. Students feel this problem acutely due to their perpetual crunch for time and lack of nuanced Google skills. So where does a responsible student go for reliable information she can use in an academic context?


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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

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Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students

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Welcome to Viewshare

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Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views, (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections.


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Living - How to Make Instructables

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Living - How to Make Instructables - Explore the Biggest How To and DIY community where people make and share inspiring, entertaining, and useful projects, recipes, and hacks.
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Infographics & Data Visualizations - Visual.ly

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Like infographics and data visualizations? Visual.ly is the world's largest community of dataviz and infographics. Come explore, share and create.

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The Neuroscience of Internet Addiction

The Internet, like all intellectual technologies has a trade off. As we train our brains to use it, as we adapt to the environment of the internet, which is an environment of kind of constant immersion and information and constant distractions, interruptions, juggling lots of messages, lots of bits of information. As we adapt to that information environment, so to speak, we gain certain skills, but we lose other ones.


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