TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT
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TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT
In this activity, my main goal is to recognize the efforts of other expeditions in creating new ideas, trends, and statements just as an epidemic would in reality. I will observe the videos, articles and other internet based web pages that I will judge and review to produce feedback on techniques and arguments they point out or use. I will then explain my opinions and critiques on information I find on these sources.
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Peer Pressure Quiz

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This is a quiz that I will use in my final project to see how people think they will react and comparing how they actually react. It is a simple way to revise the information Gladwell announced in his novel and see how if people are asked about topics before the action actually takes place to see how their actions take place alone and in groups.

Example in Gladwell’s novel is that college students are expose to bible and its chapter on generosity and help then walk near a homeless man only a certain amount help while most people exposed to the bible first hand and in a group do not help the poor homeless man.

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Nicholas Christakis: How social networks predict epidemics

http://www.ted.com After mapping humans' intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information c...
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Recently, I have been trying to figure out my topic and I am now searching into "How to do's" or "What Topics" for my final project. As time seems to be coming to end I believe starting a epidemic on a network would give me my best response. I will either get the Flight or Fight response for many the All or Nothing. Hopefully the idea I finally come up with will be successful. I am watching the videos and seeing how my Connector must act in the time I am giving off my first strand of my virus that will hopefully cause the epidemic. This investigation on social networks has given me deep insight of what is necessary to start social epidemic on the Internet to get them to spread like wildfire or have the snowball effect. 

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Know Your Strength for More Success: Are you a Connector, a Maven, or a Salesman? - Lifehack

Know Your Strength for More Success: Are you a Connector, a Maven, or a Salesman? - Lifehack | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it
In his book "The Tipping Point", Malcolm Gladwell describes three different types of people, Connectors, Mavens, and Salesmen. Which are you? Conne
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To help myself in the final stages of this project I need to be equip with the   right team. I gave this test to 30 people and surveyed if they were good enough to be on my team when I create my epidemic. The idea is still under the works but I have now been able to look at a detailed account of how many people can help him in my mission to create an actual epidemic at Middletown High School North.

Any one marking on these test 4/5 will be consider either a Salesmen or Maven. Someone marking 5 out 5 will be the ones to join my team in the effort to expedite my mission. Each question distinctively has a quality trait of each personality type. Hopefully it will help me become successful in my trial.

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The 10 Greatest Marketing Campaigns of All Time

The 10 Greatest Marketing Campaigns of All Time | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it
Take a look at the 10 of the greatest marketing and advertising campaigns of all time, and learn why they were successful.
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In the effort to examine what is necessary to start an epidemic I look towards advertisements and why they are successful in selling products. I realized in the novel of Gladwell's that advertisements can help skyrocket any epidemic. In the novel Gladwell explains how the smoking rates went up in teenagers immensely after the slogan of "Winston's taste good like a cigarette should" alone that slogan had caught the attention of all generations and apparently was the best selling cigarette of its time and still is remembered by all.

In my effort to produce a movement I need to create an advertisement that will "Stick" in the minds of the people. The Stickiness Factor is one of the 3 rules of epidemics, it is important I stick to the brains of my followers and have that power to try to stick to non-followers. The Stickiness Factor is what will keep the epidemic strong and powerful as my connectors spread my idea like wildfire.

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Derek Sivers: How to start a movement | Video on TED.com

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
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A spark of a movement can be in the simplest of all forms in fact that this video proves it gives me the greatest confidence when I set out on my expedition of creating a movement or epidemic that will empower a tipping point. In this video Derek Silvers explains the power that followers are and as a leader how powerless you would be without your followers. In the video Silvers presents a brief video of a guy who starts to dance without his shirt on in an open field. As this man looks silly to most, in the end, he is the leader to fun. In a few short minutes this guy creates a group of people to start following him but as Silvers explains without his first follower to break the shell, his dance would be pointless.

I can learn here that even though I am the creator of my epidemic it is in my best interests to not think about me in the moment but think about my movement that I want people to join. I cannot aggressively force others into following me neither can I use my leadership to dictate others. So with my opportunity I must learn how to persuade others without feeling persuaded or forced. I believe this will greatly help me during my expedition to create an epidemic. 

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EPIC 2020

Higher Education Reform
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A website that reviews the goals in a High Education Reform. 

 

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6 Principles of Stickiness

6 Principles of Stickiness | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it

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I need to find insight from others whom have succeeded in creating epidemics. In Gladwell's novel he discusses and dedicates an entire chapter to the Stickiness Factor of an epidemic. Within this article I found necessary information to succeed in creating an idea that has the potential of being "sticky."To be sticky an idea must be memorable to the person you are exposing your idea to and in this article there are six principles that contain reaction from a population. The first principle is simplicity which I will need because complexity turns people away because of confusion. The second is unexpectedness which is necessary to create a new feeling or excitement emotionally for someone. The third and fourth are the concreteness and creditability and making a true idea become a reality. The fifth and six pertain to the ability of contacting with the population by using emotion and storytelling that gets the world around. With these principle I will end up creating a survey of the ideas I have and test them on people that they think will amuse them.Then I will use that information to create a concrete idea for my final project.

 

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Raising Awareness: The High School Epidemic

This is the story of an illness ravaging through high schools throughout the nation. This is just one school's story. This disease cannot be stopped, the disease…
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I search High School Epidemics hoping for videos on serious epidemics in high school today that could possibly help me with research. But came across this video.

At first I was interested in this video and saw that most of these senior high school students where facing the same problem as gullible as I am I continue to watch a documentary on  “senioritious” . In the end I thought it was a funny way to express the epidemic that affects a lot of seniors at the end of the year. This is a true epidemic that affects many students about to graduate each year but I will not be one of them! J

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Maven, Connector, or Salesperson: What’s Your Archetype?

Maven, Connector, or Salesperson: What’s Your Archetype? | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it
Knowing whether your archetype is a maven, connector, or salesperson can help you play in genius zone and get better results with less effort.
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It is important to figure out who your workers on when working on any project. What is even more important is that you are at the same level they are and your workers and you can work as a team. In this case I am going to be a secret leader on a mission to create a movement to fulfill my final project. I need to create a personality type I am looking for in my general search whom would support my idea and in this article I have obtained a short list of the credentials "The Law of the Few" should require team players that will create the best possible outcome when I need them. 

This article I will use as a database to create an offspring of questions that will help me pass on my epidemic. 

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gladwell dot com - are you a connector?

gladwell dot com - are you a connector? | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it
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By whatever means are necessary to create my epidemic in my final project I promise to create it and make it succeed but, in other videos as a leader I am nothing without my followers. I will need a special group to create such a successful plan and finding the perfect team will be tricky. In Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" there are 3 rules to epidemics and in my case I know I should follower every one of them. As one rule is "The Law of the Few" there are sub-categories of whom these few consist of. In fact one of the few is a "Connector"--They are the social glue- the spread the messages and ideas around to create epidemics. Connectors are the kinds of people who know everyone and possess special gifts for bringing the world together. After reading the article and even the book it grants me with a  personality I will have to look for to find my Connector, but not with complete ease of course. I was given a quiz of a list of names and given directions to test anyone and everyone I know to figure out who my connector is. Hopefully this will help me with my over all project in the efforts to find my connector and spread my epidemic like wildfire.

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EVERYONE

EVERYONE | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it
A film about the possibilities of change in education. Made for the courageous MacArthur Foundation.
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I believe that our class is now becoming a part of the educational system devoting its time and lessons plans to support student inquiries in  self exploration since our project is the perfect example. At this point were are actually putting our class on the scale like so many other high schools should by given students the opportunity to build our opinions and connections to the real world. I am proud to be a part of this soon to be tipping point and educational epidemic. I will use the techniques used for speeches and demonstrations to succeed in creating my own social epidemic. 

 

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2012 The Tipping Point

2012 The Tipping Point | TED TALK & THE TIPPING POINT | Scoop.it

"2012 The Tipping Point is a short presentation in a TED like format that was given by Bill Sams in June 2012 to the Ohio Tech Angel Fund members. Where EPIC 2020 is a futurist dramatization of what might happen in education and is designed to help people break out of their paradigm of traditional education  2012 The Tipping Point is a concise overview of what has already happened. This web site contains links and additional information on every thing discussed in the presentation."

 

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Via Manuel J. Matos
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The Educational System is looking for a change I guess it is time after hundreds of years of teachers and boards spoon feeding us information and asking for the same tasks. Since we live in the 21st century it is necessary for a change since the answer to everything is at our finger tips with the technology we have available to us today.

In Sams presentation he puts out the idea for a change of the traditional education. In the speech he talks about his observations with students how the learning process has changed and with the Internet and attention focused on computers and technology that education should not go against the current in this ocean of new technology. Sams speaks of test involving artificial intelligence in studies of college courses that and the great improvement of using technology to the advantage of everyone. Sams gives some futuristic ideas but I appreciate the extent he has gone to create a tipping point in the educational system and hopefully with our project it is making some type of impact on the transformation Sams is awaiting.

In this instance I realize there is a focused and clear goal that someone is determined to succeed and puts his idea out in the world to get someone to listen and then pass on that information and idea. He has apparently succeed just because our project in class is a transformation. I will remember that a factor of creating an epidemic is having a clear and focus idea, trend, etc. 

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Manuel J. Matos's comment, March 27, 2013 8:07 AM
Well Thought. I will keep an eye ...