MIT Algorithm Takes Aim At Social Media Cyberbullying WGBH NEWS And Max, Michael and Hyacinth — seventh graders at Weston Middle School, are among them. Each has an iPhone, and using mobile apps comes as second nature to them.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Startup Storytelling Huffington Post A key example is FiftyThree, creator of a digital drawing tool that's a significant departure from other styluses on the market -- particularly the way it folds in the best elements of...
A must for anyone interested in the research and design of health games that integrate well-tested, evidence-based behavioral health strategies to help improve health and to support the delivery of care.
Pinterest has already changed the way marketers think about commerce. But it may also be ushering in a new form of storytelling. Transmedia company BeActive is using Pinterest to share one work of fiction through a combination of episodic videos, audio snippets, and visual pins.
Beat Girl is part graphic novel, part TV show, and all on Pinterest. It tells the story of fictional DJ Heather Jennings in a method that’s not quite TV show, not quite in-person character sketch, and not quite graphic novel. With 160 pins and counting, viewers can catch new glimpses of Jennings’ life added daily. The interactive drama is presented as a prequel to an upcoming multi-platform video series.
While the finished product may be a genre of entertainment never seen before, BeActive CEO Nuno Bernardo says it’s rooted in a much older art form. “We wanted to bring back the popular Photonovels of the ‘60s to the new digital generation,” he said in a statement. “The tools and functionalities introduced by Pinterest allowed us to release the content the way we envisioned. As a world’s first we expect that in the future more and more stories will be told on this network using photos and still images”.
Bernardo told the Daily Dot that although Beat Girl is based on a novel, he found it to be a story uniquely suited for multiple platforms.
Wanted former L.A. cop is becoming a Facebook phenomenon The Star-Ledger - NJ.com "My first thought was this is the stuff movies are made of," said Karen North, a social media expert at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School.
Twitter invites re-imagining storytelling by opening the doors to a new type of interactive performance art for creative, slightly-bent, would-be comics who spread their humor through fake Twitter accounts, like @KarltheFog, @CatFoodBreath or @TheOrangeCone...
How Nonprofits Used Social Media To Increase Giving In 2012 (INFOGRAPHIC)Huffington PostMDG Advertising analyzed the social media trends of nonprofits in 2012 and found that now, more than ever, organizations are using their online networks -- and...
Like cholesterol, “social capital” comes in bad and good types. Elusive to define, social capital consists of those bonds created by belonging to a group that instills trust, solidarity, and cooperation among members.
Creating high quality content will be a major focus for brands in 2014. Strengthening your online presence will rely on it, and for many businesses this poses a new challenge, a new element to factor into their strategic ...
Social media Web sites such as YouTube offer activists unique opportunities to reach out to new audiences through a variety of diverse appeals. Yet the rules of engagement on social media should depend on the structures, goals, and characteristics of the movements engaging in this outreach.We find that “social media activism” is not a unitary phenomenon; the two mobilizations produced unique YouTube ecologies.
These are not steps in a process but constant activities carried out regularly throughout design and—if you can get everyone to play along—execution. I’ll take a closer look at these activities in action in a future article. For now, keep in mind that this is very much not a process. Design tools do not really matter, as long as you are flexible enough to consider whatever tool is needed, and to solve problems as they arise, not as they are constrained by your tools.
The Futon Critic Fans of USA Network's "Psych" Will Determine the Show's Ending in a Live ... The Futon Critic A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV.
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.
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