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BBC - The Editors: How has social media changed the way newsrooms work?

BBC - The Editors: How has social media changed the way newsrooms work? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Earlier today I gave a talk at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam about how social media has changed the way newsrooms work.
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Videos, Author Interviews and Book Trailers - Multimedia - Penguin Group (USA)

Videos, Author Interviews and Book Trailers - Multimedia - Penguin Group (USA) | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Videos for your favorite Penguin Group (USA) books and authors.
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Why Do People Share Online? | Social Media Today

Why Do People Share Online? | Social Media Today | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

The New York Times Customer Insight Group recently conducted a three-phase study, titled "The Psychology of Sharing," to determine what motivates people to share information online. Understanding the factors that spur the sharing of content on the web is valuable to online marketers, social media experts, and business people in general....

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yundy wang's curator insight, August 23, 2014 4:28 PM

Why do the people like social media more and more? Because people like sharing and that was not news. People have always share information, thoughts, ideas, emotions and experiences. The different for the time being now is that people sharing all that online. In general we share:

to bring valuable and entertaining content to othersto define ourselves to othersto grow and nourish relationshipsfor self-fulfillmentto market causes or brands

In the meantime, there are several ways people can chose to share, altruists, careerists, hipsters, boomerangs, connectors and selective.

Here are some tips to remember when soliciting replies, posts, or other online content. 

keep it simplehave a sense of humorcreate a sense of urgency

The most important thing is that it is not a secret to tell your best friend. It’s just like a snow ball. You want it be shared over and over again.

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Growth is not actually change, and speed is not actually innovation – discourse and notes

Growth is not actually change, and speed is not actually innovation – discourse and notes | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

. . . by the same token it seems to me that bigger, faster, louder, is not in essence the same thing as more advanced, and, on a certain level, is not even particularly different.


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Free & Fun Interactive Educational Games & Practice Tests - Play Online

Free & Fun Interactive Educational Games & Practice Tests - Play Online | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Free educational games and interactive practice tests for students.
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The Era of the Social Media Snob | SiteProNews: Webmaster News & Resources

The Era of the Social Media Snob | SiteProNews: Webmaster News & Resources | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
What is this new type of snob? What is a social media snob?
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Infographic: Social media is growing at an astonishing rate | Articles

Infographic: Social media is growing at an astonishing rate | Articles | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
During the average 20-minute period in 2010, there were 5.87 million Facebook wall posts, 2.7 million photos uploaded to the social network, and 10.2 million comments made. And that’s just Facebook.
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Help! I Am Drowning In The Social Media Seas

Help! I Am Drowning In The Social Media Seas | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes feel you are drowning in the plethora of social media options we now have? Here are the places I go, let me know how you manage to stay afloat. (Help!
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50 social media case studies and reports that are well worth reading

50 social media case studies and reports that are well worth reading | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
As social media starts to evolve there is more and more material that is useful to other marketers and businesses so we wanted to bring a list of the...
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A Quick Look at Social Media in China | Social Media Today

A Quick Look at Social Media in China | Social Media Today | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Luckily, my Chinese background also allows me to experience and observe the difference between western social networks and their Chinese counterparts. And now, I feel like it is time to share my unique experience.

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Thomas Victorien's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:50 AM

Hello, my name is Thomas Meriaux. I am currently doing a bit of research on Chinese social networks. As such I would love to hear more of your insights.

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When it comes to social media, stop trying to “work the room”

When it comes to social media, stop trying to “work the room” | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

 When I look at social media I don’t see a way to lower your cost of marketing, increase ROI, or grow your brand. What I see is access to a global networking of inspiring people.

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Canada Prepares Young Researchers for Nonacademic Careers - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Canada Prepares Young Researchers for Nonacademic Careers - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

For young doctoral students in Canada, acquiring professional skills is increasingly essential. The supply of postgraduates outstrips the demand for full-time academics, and many students find themselves eyeing alternative careers in industry, government, or the not-for-profit sector.

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AVI CHAI Educational Technology: Why the Digital Classroom is Here to Stay, part two

AVI CHAI Educational Technology: Why the Digital Classroom is Here to Stay, part two | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

My initial reply argued that 1) Tech should come as an addition to a solid core program; 2) Pedagogy still matters most and 3) Reading and math scores are not the sole valid measures of educational outcomes. While these claim remain valid, the full discussion about educational technology needs to include four final points.

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The New York Times Insights - The Psychology of Sharing

The New York Times Insights - The Psychology of Sharing | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Why do people share?The Psychology of Sharing reveals groundbreaking research conducted by The New York Times Customer Insight Group, that fills this knowledge gap.

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Internet of Yesterday & Today: 1996 vs. 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet of Yesterday & Today: 1996 vs. 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC] | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Where were you in 1996?If you were in cyberspace, surfing the World Wide Web, chances are you were waiting a long time for pages to load and suffering through some god-awful graphics.

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Hands-on Educational Technology for K12 | iCreate to Educate

Hands-on Educational Technology for K12 | iCreate to Educate | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Making learning fun with the hands-on creation of stop-motion animations.

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Science and Technology - Disease, Environment, Health, Human Populations, and Modern Technology - Free Hangman Game

Science and Technology - Disease, Environment, Health, Human Populations, and Modern Technology - Free Hangman Game | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Free and fun educational Hangman-style Energy Saver game for World History students. Improve classroom grades and standardized test scores while having fun. Great test prep. Play individually on a PC or as a class using a SmartBoard or projector.

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How To Approach Different Cultures Via Social Media | Blog Engage Blog Forum

How To Approach Different Cultures Via Social Media | Blog Engage Blog Forum | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The phenomenon of social media is constantly growing, and any digital marketer worth their salt knows that it’s a valuable medium for promoting brands, services, and products.
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Free, independent reviews of open educational practices | OPAL

Free, independent reviews of open educational practices | OPAL | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

The OPAL OEP Register allows organizations and institutions to self-assess their use of open educational practices and submit this self-assessment for review by international experts.

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Free App Teaches Reading Skills While Entertaining

Free App Teaches Reading Skills While Entertaining | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Educational technology developers at Imagine Learning have released an expanded version of Bookster, the company’s free interactive storybook app for kids.
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9 New Skills You Need To be a 21st Century Educator | Online Universities

9 New Skills You Need To be a 21st Century Educator | Online Universities | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Some of these skills, of course, are holdovers from the 20th century which have grown more refined or essential as the calendar clicked. But education professionals still tout them as desirable — if not outright necessary — components of contemporary classrooms. Probably more so than any other era of academic history. So they’re "new" when it comes to importance, if not concept.

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Jessica Guercio's curator insight, February 19, 2014 9:03 PM

A great blog post describing different skills that are important to be an effective teacher in this day in age. Gives a lot of great tools and advice for teachers to stay connected and use new tools they made not have used in the classroom before.

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Social Learning vs. Social Media — Tagoras

Social Learning vs. Social Media — Tagoras | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

I’ve found in the course of much travel and conversation that it is not uncommon for association educators to not engage on the topic of social learning because social media is the responsibility of someone else in the organization. This raises my eyebrow on at least two points.

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