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Snow White and the Huntsman - Film School Rejects

Snow White and the Huntsman - Film School Rejects | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
For those of you who didn't dig on Tarsem Singh's giddy Mirror Mirror, here is what you thought you wanted. Do not expect characters to be joking around or.
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Google tracks you. We don't. An illustrated guide.

Google tracks you. We don't. An illustrated guide. | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

I don't know the DuckDuckGo.Com search engine, but they got the meme right on the potential dangers of GoogleWorld.

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Respect Your Network- Handling Negative Response on Social Media | Lisa Mason

Respect Your Network- Handling Negative Response on Social Media | Lisa Mason | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Respect Your Network- Handling Negative Response on Social Media | Lisa Mason: http://t.co/cUVld7Rh...

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10 TV shows that do best with social media

10 TV shows that do best with social media | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Some TV shows with relatively small audiences do very well when measures of viewers' social media involvement are taken into account.
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3 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing: Facebook, Groupon, and Pinterest | ClickZ

3 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing: Facebook, Groupon, and Pinterest | ClickZ | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Social media is about attracting actions and conversations, not shouting at people.
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Mom Embarrasses Daughter So Hard on Facebook She Begs for a Spanking Instead

Mom Embarrasses Daughter So Hard on Facebook She Begs for a Spanking Instead | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

You know when you were a kid and you did some dumb kid thing, and as punishment your mom dragged you in front of your friends to embarrass you? <--- Insert evil parent laugh here.

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Why the 21st Century Author is an Internet Entrepreneur | Entreproducer

Can writing a successful book be treated like an Internet startup? Yes, because it's not about "self-published," it's about being a publisher, or a digital media producer.
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Terry Gilliam, 1970, explaining his stop-motion animation

Terry Gilliam, 1970, explaining his stop-motion animation | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Here is Terry Gilliam in 1970 explaining how he made the classic "fig leaf" stop-motion animation for Monty Python's Flying Circus, in a spare bedroom at his apartment.

 


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Is Google+ a Ghost Town, and Does It Matter?

Is Google+ a Ghost Town, and Does It Matter? | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Google+ is a lonely place. At least according to a new study that paints the social networking site as a virtual tumbleweed town.  ...data points reaffirm the underlying thesis, which is simply that engagement and retention are not strong characteristics of [Google+]

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Steven Moffat on 'Doctor Who', 'Sherlock' and his BAFTA Special Award

Steven Moffat on 'Doctor Who', 'Sherlock' and his BAFTA Special Award | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

The recipient of this year's BAFTA Special Award talks about his two hit shows and shares some news about upcoming episodes.

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App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender | abc13.com

App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender | abc13.com | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
A watchful eye has arrived on San Francisco's bar scene, but not to keep you in check.
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Electro-Kinetic Shoe technology said to charge mobile phones

Electro-Kinetic Shoe technology said to charge mobile phones | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
24 year old Anthony Mutua of Kenya has developed an ultra-thin chip that, when placed into the soles of a shoe, can charge mobile phones .
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‘Losing yourself’ in a fictional character can affect your real life

‘Losing yourself’ in a fictional character can affect your real life | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
When you lose yourself inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.

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Trolling Chris Brown

Trolling Chris Brown | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

The very best of all the hilarious ways people have reminded Chris Brown that he's human garbage. 

Asil Note: Normally, I don't pass on memes, but violence against women makes me sick; especially when the perpetrator is this clueless.

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We expect more from technology and less from each other - CNN.com

We expect more from technology and less from each other - CNN.com | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Sherry Turkle says our passion to connect with each other through devices and networks is keeping us from interacting with each other face to face. ... We expect more from technology and less from each other. What once would have seemed like "good service" is now an inconvenience. That's the "less from each other" part of the equation.

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Beautiful web-based timeline software

Beautiful web-based timeline software | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Welcome to TikiToki, a web app that makes it dead easy to make stunning, animated timelines that work in your browser.

Asil note:  This is just so cool

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The curse of free cloud services: a cautionary tale | ZDNet

The curse of free cloud services: a cautionary tale | ZDNet | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Cloud services have their failings, and I’m not talking about the usual crashes and cyberattacks. No, sometimes the service just goes away.
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Between fiction and reality: the continuous back and forth for fan communities 3/3

Between fiction and reality: the continuous back and forth for fan communities 3/3 | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Aurore Gallarino: "The storytelling fan sometimes goes beyond the fictional environment when they don’t just write follow-ups or missing scenes for a work but go beyond that and create content as if it was straight out of the universe."

 

DRC: When fan communities embrace the principle of storytelling 1/3 can be found here and Do it yourself: fan community “pirate” productions 2/3 can be found here.


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Persona 3 Really Is Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Down To The Smallest Characters

Persona 3 Really Is Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Down To The Smallest Characters | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The wicked-cool video game Persona 3 is perhaps best described as "Basically, Buffy The Vampire Slayer reimagined at a super fashionable Japanese high school." If you're anything like me, that description alone would be enough to make you want to...
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Exporting copyright: Inside the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership | Ars Technica

Exporting copyright: Inside the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership | Ars Technica | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
On May 9, 2012, 30 legal academics wrote a letter to USTR's Ron Kirk “to express our profound concern and disappointment at the lack of public participation, transparency, and open government processes in the negotiation of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).”
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‘Harry Potter’ Web Series Made by Hardcore Potter Fans with Skills

‘Harry Potter’ Web Series Made by Hardcore Potter Fans with Skills | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Auror’s Tale, a high-intensity action-adventure original web series made by talented Harry Potter fans, recently released a trailer.
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One False Move and You Could Lose Your Facebook Page! | Social Media Today

One False Move and You Could Lose Your Facebook Page! | Social Media Today | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

What's really disturbing is the number of "Social Media Professionals" who are breaking these rules! Especially when it comes to "Facebook Timeline Cover Photos"!

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The Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

The Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Everybody wants to be successful. And if you've ever told anyone that you're writing a novel (or screenplay, short story, comic book, rondel, etc.) you'll find out that most people you know are writing or planning on writing or want to write...
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Path Dependence and the Stupidity of LED Light Bulbs - Technology Review

Path Dependence and the Stupidity of LED Light Bulbs - Technology Review | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Why are we cramming 21st century technology into a socket designed by Edison?
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The hidden value of cool

The hidden value of cool | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The steampunk meets cabin-chic bar sits in the heart of what was once among the city's darkest slums, about a block east of Pratt Institute's Bed-Stuy campus. The Brooklyn Tap House abandoned the traditional sales terminals most restaurants use in favor of three iPads at the bar and 10 iPod Touch devices carried by waitstaff. The devices are identical to what millions of consumers carry for listening to music or browsing the Web, but they're loaded with a point-of-sale app developed by Albuquerque, N.M.-based POSLavu.
Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20120509/SMALLBIZ/120509888#ixzz1uaA6r5aw
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