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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
Curated by Jim Lerman
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Google's plan to revolutionize smartphones will start shipping next year

Google's plan to revolutionize smartphones will start shipping next year | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
A base frame contains the phone's core components, but each additional part will be bought separately so your phone specializes in whatever you want it to.

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Prometheus's curator insight, May 22, 11:31 PM
Interesting technology...one wonders if Google may expand this concept into larger devices like tablets.....
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"We aggregate news, research, opinion and info for those working at the intersection of learning, technology, and youth.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 5, 2013 1:43 AM

A great resource that I'm just beginning to dig into. Make sure to check it out if the description above appeals to or interests you.

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3 new ideas on the future of news from MIT Media Lab students | That Eric Alper

3 new ideas on the future of news from MIT Media Lab students | That Eric Alper | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Some great idea to help with improving news and decreasing information overlad while improving search.  Can they get the rest of the web to buy in?


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What Is Curation and Why It's So Relevant? [Video]

Robin Good: A great video animation introducing some of the key ideas, dreams and concepts behind content curation.

 

From the video: "One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is this sort of radical discovery, where you start in a place that you are familiar with, that you trust, and then you drill down and down and chase the white rabbit and then you end up in some wonderland you didn't know existed." 

 

The clip includes thoughts from some unique curators, picked and selected by Percolate, the company sponsoring this video. 

 

Inspiring. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more / watch original video: http://vimeo.com/38524181   ;


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News On Facebook: How Social Media Is Changing News Consumption

News On Facebook: How Social Media Is Changing News Consumption | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Almost half of all adult Facebook users said that they “never” get news on the social network, which amounts to 30% of the adult U.S. population.

Most of those who find news on Facebook are not actively seeking it, according to the study data. Rather, some 78% said that it happened inadvertently -- they were on Facebook for another reason, and a news tidbit just happened to be featured in their newsfeed. Only 22% said they were actively looking for news on their newsfeeds.

Those who consume news on Facebook tend to be younger, the same age group that is much less likely to be engaged with news on other platforms.

The study also found that news consumption on Facebook did not replace other news-consumption activities.

 

Find more insights from the study's findings at this infographic.


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Cllr Jane MA Martin's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 AM

We all need to embrace this if we don't want to be left behind

ExploreCurate's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:34 AM

I love these pompous graphics images. When you have to scroll, you know their are important. Consumer behavior has always been key. At least for the marketers.

 

Newspapers saw early social media as a threat. Now they need to be friends with monsters like Facebook. Content is king. Distribution is everything. If you are a newspaper. Probably consumer behavior (and consumtion particulary) should be on top of every newspaper agenda.

 

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MJUNCKE's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:47 AM

Facebook doesn't replace our known News-Resources, but it's more and more becoming an additonal News-Ressource for us.

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Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.

 

They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.

And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.

 

[View more at the link]

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:23 PM

Be prepared for the future...

Anthony Burke's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:12 AM

How many of these will come true,,,ha...ha I remember some of the great predictions in the past that never made it, whilst the unpredicted did. Anyone remember the "atomic" egg that would fit in a box to power all your household power needs? Anyone remember all the free time we were going to have to manage because robots and AI would be doing all the work?

Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 30, 2013 12:33 AM
And flying cars for the year 2,000? ;-) Great infographic nevertheless. Thanks for sharing!
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Google's head of news: Newspapers are the new Yahoo | Gigaom

Google's head of news: Newspapers are the new Yahoo | Gigaom | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Matthew Ingram

 

"In an interview about the future of the media industry, Google's head of news products Richard Gingras said that newspapers are like old-fashioned internet portals such as AOL and Yahoo, and that unless they can adapt to the web instead of fighting, they are likely doomed."


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