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A Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options

A Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The choices can get pretty confusing, if you don't know what you're looking for.

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A useful and compact visual guide to the various Facebook privacy options and what they do. 

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Jennifer Perry's comment, March 17, 2013 8:48 AM
It isn't just the settings. All the information in your profile can show up in a graph search so delete anything you don't want a criminal or stalker to see
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Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes

Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Pew has released a new report today detailing America’s usage of social networking tools, and much of the report confirms things many people already suspected. First there’s Facebook. It remains the undisputed king of social networking, with a reported 72 percent of Internet users having an account with the service. Of those, an estimated 70 percent…

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A useful report to keep track of trends and to know whether you're part of the crowd or somehow unique!

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 25, 1:50 PM

"And then there’s the evidence showing that LinkedIn really is for people who want to get ahead in their careers." This is what I have been telling my students for years! 

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Top 4 tools to share engaging content on your social media accounts

Top 4 tools to share engaging content on your social media accounts | The Social Web | Scoop.it

There are two ways in which you can come up with new content: you either create it or you curate it (ideally, you do both). The content that you create, curate and share with your audience should be relevant to your business.

 

You should identify topics that resonate with your followers and share content that will help your audience relate to your business. While content creation is a more time-intensive process, content curation need not be so.

 

There are several content curation tools that help you discover interesting and unique content that can help keep your social media pages buzzing with activity. Here are four such tools that you can use to share engaging content on social media....


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Some useful tools for finding or discovering useful content for value-added curation. DrumUp looks particularly interesting and worth investigating to determine how effective its machine learning and Natural Language processing algorithms are.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 2:06 AM

Great social media and curation tools.

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Wrapping Your Brain Around Social Media Strategy

Wrapping Your Brain Around Social Media Strategy | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Most businesses have long since caught on to the fact that they need to cultivate some kind of social media presence, but many don’t know how or where to get started.  Back in 2014, Useful Social Media (Now Ignite) came out with a telling statistic, “83% of companies are not satisfied with the extent to which social is used in their company - and know there is more to do.” That’s a stunning number and proof that brands both large and small have a lot of work to do in building a social strategy that yields a positive and measurable outcome for the company. If

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I was in two minds as to whether save and promote this article via Scoop.it for I sometimes think the worst thing that ever happened to social media is that it got discovered by corporates and business.  I get so much crap from businesses using social media channels to promote their brands and goods that I often miss the interesting stuff. The stuff from real people, not robot accounts. The signal to noise ratio seems to be getting ever smaller, i.e. the noise is winning, Social media was always meant to be a human and personalised experience before the algorithms and bots took it over. OK rant over.

 

This is a useful piece in that it offers some good advice to business on how to use social media. If I could sum it up in a sentence it would be "make your social media strategy human"!

 

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Building a Daily Habit of Continuous Learning.

On Building a Daily Habit of Continuous Learning - Towards a remarkable career - Medium

"It’s time to treat learning and skill development [...] as a habit of deliberate practice to be cultivated and sustained for a lifetime — to keep learning in order to get a little bit better than you were yesterday."


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Teaser of an article about importance of developing habits of continuous learning. A bit of a promo for Safari subscription.

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Helen Crump's curator insight, August 7, 2:24 PM

Teaser of an article about importance of developing habits of continuous learning. A bit of a promo for Safari subscription.

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Teaser of an article about importance of developing habits of continuous learning. A bit of a promo for Safari subscription.

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Love of learning is the key to success in the jobless future

Love of learning is the key to success in the jobless future | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Today's students should be ready to learn and change jobs constantly.

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There are many assumptions in this article and we really can't know which ones will be true, but I think by having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

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Mascha van de Weer's curator insight, July 30, 3:20 AM

Oh, loved reading this article! "..the key is for children to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and to be ready constantly reinvent themselves."

Sure there are many assumptions in this article and we really can't know which ones will be true, but I think by having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

Helen Crump's curator insight, July 30, 3:28 PM

"..the key is for children (not just children) to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and to be ready constantly reinvent themselves."

 Having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

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ID and Other Reflections: "Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

ID and Other Reflections: "Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Some very useful tips about the tools that will help you to share what you know, and learn from the practice of others. Personal Knowledge Management. #pkm

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Mascha van de Weer's curator insight, July 9, 11:45 AM

Great article that tells us when to use which already familiar social networking tools for Working Out Loud. Twitter while you're still engaged in the activity, LinkedIn when you've had some time to crystallize, etc. Facebook getting more and more relevant for WOL!
Also, the article has links to many great examples. 

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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I have taken a number of courses with Coursera and Udemy - highly recommended.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 11, 4:27 PM

There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for?


RebeccaMoore's curator insight, July 15, 8:02 PM

Some of the mentioned websites (TED Ed, Learn Zillion) I already use and wish I could utilize more in my own learning as well as that of my students. Keep this website as a resource for getting started with various projects

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Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech | The Social Web | Scoop.it
startups today are proving that they can appeal to and handle the needs of enterprise organizations with the promise of a little investment for big returns. The explosive growth of Slack, and the other companies listed here, show just how ready for innovation the enterprise is.
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 Startups today are proving that they can appeal to and handle the needs of enterprise organizations with the promise of a little investment for big returns. The explosive growth of Slack, and the other companies listed here, show just how ready for innovation the enterprise is.


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The 5 Key Benefits of Social Collaboration

The 5 Key Benefits of Social Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Last week, we held our company’s first user conference. It was a terrific gathering of social knowledge network experts sharing experiences. Frankly, we learned as much as any of the attendees.

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Nearly every company has employees that speak with their customers. It’s a leap of faith to empower employees to represent your company to a customer, and in order for them to be successful; they need to have some autonomy to do what it takes to make the customer happy. While few companies are interested in a completely flat and self-organized structure, even hierarchical organizations would benefit from more social collaboration.


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A Top-Down Approach to Enterprise Collaboration

A Top-Down Approach to Enterprise Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Getting the top brass to use collaboration tools can drive greater usage by employees.

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It’s not enough to make a collaboration tool available and then do little to foster adoption. Email, for instance, continues to be the primary communication tool inside enterprises even though they are very inefficient compared to the communications enabled by modern collaboration software. Yet, few organisations have made a concerted push to wean employees away from their dependence on email.


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The Ultimate Guide to Launching an Online Community

The Ultimate Guide to Launching an Online Community | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Skipping these steps before your community launch ill ruin your community.

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The authors (Socious)  have created this to-do list to ensure you stay on the right track towards developing a thriving and successful online community.

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The Ghost Town that is Google Plus

The Ghost Town that is Google Plus | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it

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A detailed and independent (I believe) analysis of Google+ usage statistics. Some stand-out statistics, such as 90% of the user profiles selected in a random sample have no content. But the network is not moribund. There is a small core of fairly active users (around 1% extrapolated across the estimated total users), which appears - at first sight - to be consistent with the "90-9-1" rule, where 90% watch (or lurk), 9% comment and 1% drive the conversations with original content. This rule is more commonly associated with closed or directed networks, not open social networks, but nevertheless, it does show that - for some - Google+ is providing value.

 

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In Other News's curator insight, May 2, 1:34 PM

The numbers don't look good.

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RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward

RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Via Robin Good: "PressForward is a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment."


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 27, 3:43 AM



PressForward is a free open-source, WordPress plugin for curating most any type of content within the standard WordPress publishing workflow.

PressForward is in fact a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment.


PressForward is designed to be used by multiple users, like in a distributed newsroom, where several individuals or even a small community suggest and submit and others edit, approve and post selected content.

To gather content PressForward offers a standard bookmarklet to capture any content you find on the web, and can also import OPML files to allow you to aggregate and filter all of your favorite RSS feeds. 


Last but not least, PressForward keeps close tabs on the sources you utilise, by automatically creating attribution links for any content you curate and allowing you to have your posts optionally auto-redirect to the original source. 


Free to use. 




A project of Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

N.B.: Of note the partnership initiative offered to any organisation interested in develop high-quality, collaboratively-sourced and edited publications, which offers up to $10,000 in funding and 



Mike McCallister's curator insight, April 28, 9:27 AM

Curating and sharing content is an important way of building your authority in your writing niche. If you really want to understand how to curate, follow Robin Good's "Content Curation World" on Scoop.it.


Robin shared this WordPress plugin that can help you find and post interesting content directly inside WordPress. I'll be testing this soon.

Janet Vasil's curator insight, May 14, 4:25 PM

Lots of paid content curation services are available online.  Here's a free open source wordpress plugin that's a good starting tool for a new content creator with full editing and curation capabilities.

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The narrative is the thing: the art of corporate storytelling | ZDNet

The narrative is the thing: the art of corporate storytelling | ZDNet | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Alan Berkson has a unique place in the world of thought leadership. He is the guy who has the science of the corporate narrative nailed. Just plain pinned. He is gracing our blog with a post that tells the story of telling stories on behalf of corporations. Listen up.
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It’s no longer enough to share the same message on multiple channels. Care needs to be taken to not only take advantage of the value proposition of each platform—e.g., print, video, TV, social—but to be sure all the messages are complimentary and add up to a satisfying whole.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 10:57 AM
Curated by Jim Signorelli, the newest addition to the Just Story It Curation Team! Here's his insight:

...And nail it, he does! There are many points to ponder in this article, including a very insightful definition of the corporate narrative: 

"The story that embodies the essence of your business in action, comprised of more than just products and services, and even more than your mission statement.  It's what your company stands for, and how it's making the world a better place. It's a story that comprises your strengths AND your weaknesses." 


I also enjoyed his prescription for preventing FUD (full unwanted disclosure) and the dangers it can present in a world where brands are now more transparent than ever. 


A five-star article for sure! 


Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, August 23, 9:09 AM

I like the driving purposes of business storetelling that are so clearly evident in this article.

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20 Newest WordPress Social Media Plugins

20 Newest WordPress Social Media Plugins | The Social Web | Scoop.it
20 Newest WordPress Social Media Plugins: Today, we selected 20 of the best, newest WordPress social media plugins for you! Check them out!

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Essential reading if you use Wordpress. 

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5 Ways to Ensure Critical Knowledge Transfer

5 Ways to Ensure Critical Knowledge Transfer | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Companies routinely watch deep smarts walk out the door when experts retire or leave. But there are tactics learning leaders can use to transfer this critical knowledge.

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In a 2013 survey of chief learning officers, chief information officers and top human resources executives, 78 percent said knowledge loss was a greater problem than five years ago. They also estimated the intangible costs of losing key employees because of delayed projects, loss of valuable relationships, mistakes occasioned by inexperience and extra training. These cost their companies an average of $430,000 for every departure on top of the usual recruitment replacement costs.

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Addressing Digital Literacy in a World Where 6 Billion People Are Connected | Social Media Week

Right now, 3 billion individuals in the world are connected to one another via the Internet, mobile communications and social media. 3 billion more will come online by 2022. This means, with just a few clicks or taps, someone in New York can instantly connect with someone in Sydney, and everywhere in between. But, as more and more individuals come online, how is society changing? Will our lives improve? Will we be inspired and equipped to take on more of the world’s biggest problems? What are the challenges the next 3 billion connected citizens will face?

One that we have identified is “digital literacy”. Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used on a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as network rather than computing devices. For example, if a school in a developing country is equipped with laptops and Internet, what’s next? How do students acquire the skills to understand how to access the tools and information on the web? Just as important as it is for individuals to have access to the hardware, it’s just as necessary to provide context and knowledge for using the technology. If digital literacy is not addressed, we will likely see our world’s innovation, connectivity, and progress severely hindered in many ways.

Technology impacts the way we live, work and create in a connected world, as well as how new ideas, innovations and break-through technologies will lead to meaningful changes in our lives. For technology and humans to progress together, we need the next 3 billion connected individuals to become digitally literate online. If more people can connect, share, and exchange information with each other, this connectivity will positively impact our daily lives, our habits, and our global connection to humanity.

Access and connectivity has led to a democratization in the way we bring ideas to life and creatively collaborate with people regardless of geography, culture, and language. With a new group of digitally literate individuals, the speed at which ideas spread, and perhaps transform the way we work, can come from anyone and anywhere. Digital literacy also allows us to learn from each other, our cultures, the various perspectives, and lessons from how people live, work, and create in our digitally connected world. Digital access is the first step, but digital literacy is next, and it will ease our communications, no longer limiting us by time or distance.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Worth taking a look at  BrainCandy, a series of 60 second videos, which explain various features of everyday platforms, as well as little-known tech tips, tricks and hacks to help digitally connected individuals live better and work smarter. Unlike curriculum-focused courses, BrainCandy allows individuals to discover and and engage with the content they truly care about, in simple, sharable ways.

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity | The Social Web | Scoop.it
How we choose to pay attention, and relate to information and each other shapes who we become, shapes our creative destiny and, in turn, shapes our experience of the world. And, in my mind, there’s nothing more important than that.

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Maria Popova talks about the networked nature  of knowledge and collaboration. Excellent piece. #curation

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 26, 2:01 PM

This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, July 31, 10:41 AM

This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information.

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Learning is the lifeblood, not the appendix

Learning is the lifeblood, not the appendix | The Social Web | Scoop.it

"Learning is individual, portable, and an ongoing process."

 

Therefore, ask yourself:

What can I learn from my current task, project or activity?How do I document that learning so others can benefit?How do I share what I’ve learned, along with relevant artifacts, outcomes and tools (that is, how do I curate knowledge)?How am I engaging with, and gaining from, what others are learning?
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Lifelong learning is at the heart of Personal Knowledge Management .

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Helen Crump's curator insight, July 13, 1:31 PM

This article makes some good points about the need for continuous learning, for professionals to take responsibility for their own learning and for organisations to let them get on with it. Then everyone's a winner.

Mascha van de Weer's curator insight, July 21, 4:42 AM

Professionals should really take their responsibility for their own learning and organizations should be ready to support them. "...employees have trouble engaging in corporate learning. That’s because this is based in the assumption that learning is something outside of 'regular' work. Learning is the work!"

employees have trouble engaging in corporate learning. That’s because this is based in the assumption that learning is something outside of “regular” work. Learning is the work! 

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Narratives for the Future of Working

We need radically new stories to create the planetary culture we want to live and work in.

 

Most of our current political, social and socio-economic systems will no longer provide feasible solutions in the future.

 

We can no longer rely on old narratives and cannot simply adjust to the new times.

 

We need radical new approaches to creating meaningful activity for the quickly growing population on this planet.

 

Read more here: http://philiphorvath.com/thoughts-on-narratives-for-the-future-of-working. ;


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How would you add value in a future where you didn’t have to work?

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Britain's addiction to the internet is only getting worse (Wired UK)

Britain's addiction to the internet is only getting worse (Wired UK) | The Social Web | Scoop.it
British people will spend on average ten hours a day consuming media in 2015 -- 20 percent more time than the rest of the world
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The time that different people will allocate to different media formats is set to change over the next two years; unsurprisingly, traditional media formats will lose out to the expected increase in internet use. The popularity of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and cinema declined steadily between 2010 and 2014, and will continue to decline into 2017.


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A curator is not a digital dilettante - Harris-Roxas Health

A curator is not a digital dilettante - Harris-Roxas Health | The Social Web | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of discussion about online curation recently in the wake of the Curator’s Code and the video below from Percolate. Most of it hasn’t sat well with me. I’m a compulsive consumer and sharer of online media. … Continue reading →

Via Randy Rebman
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 Curating tells a story. It involves bringing together several works in a way that may lead to greater appreciation, understanding and insight. Instead of worrying about via or ht (hat-tip) attribution for links we should be worrying about the story that’s told by the links we share, as a gestalt. What do they say about us and what we care about? What do they give to the people who take the trouble to read or watch what we link to?

 

A common sense perspective on the art of curation,

 

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Randy Rebman's curator insight, May 27, 8:08 PM

An interesting response on digital curation in that some are rather unscrupulous in their curation of content. 

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The Startling Effect Technology Is Having on Humans’ Attention Spans

The Startling Effect Technology Is Having on Humans’ Attention Spans | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Just because we may be allocating our attention differently as a function of the technologies we may be using, it doesn’t mean that the way our attention actually can function has changed,” Morton told the Ottawa Citizen. “Digital technologies dovetail seamlessly into the information processing abilities of our brain.”

The study further reveals that the rate at which humans now process information is faster than before handheld technology took hold of everyday life. Among the top four factors that impact attentions spans the most are media consumption, social media usage, technology adoption rates and multi-screening behaviors.

With regard to these factors, the study found that attention spans vary according to how one consumes media and at which rate they adopt to using it.

For example, those who adopt to social media the quickest are able to process information from interactive environments (TV) better than people who adopt to social media at a slower pace. Reversely, the so-called “late adopters” of social media tend to process information faster in non-interactive environments (not TV).

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Perhaps not that surprising to some, but it would appear that we now have evidence that the human species have an attention span of less than your average goldfish - 8 seconds vs. 9 seconds for a goldfish. You might just have time to read this before moving on to your next interruption! 

 

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I like your insight on this a lot because you put intelligent words on what I believe: that we are developing more effective use of the untapped capabilities of our neurons and creating new circuitry that is capable of more efficiently process information. And more over, we are discovering new types of information that we were not necessarily paying attention to because they are not "measurable" yet for lack of instruments to measure them but it will be invented too.
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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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I'm only surprised that it has taken this long for Google to appreciate the importance of content curation. Better late than never.

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Nick Truch's curator insight, May 11, 7:36 AM

Une approche bigrement intéressante qui pourrait redonner de l'intérêt à Google+

Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:58 AM

 

 

Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.

 

To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.

 

"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."

 

You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.

 

You can create as many collections as you like.

 

Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).

 

 

My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;

 

 

 

More info:

 

Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;

 

Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;

 

See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;

 

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Evolution of Social Media 2004 - 2014: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

An in-depth analysis on the evolution of social media in last ten years. Growth of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and more
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From the article:

 

The impact social media has had over our lives in the last decade has been somewhat balanced. If there are a few people who have been duped over these sites, it was because THEY were gullible. It was because they were not careful and sensible enough.

 

If we waste too much time over Facebook, it is because we are being stupid- not Zuck’s fault.

 

If relationships have failed because of social media, it is probably because they weren’t strong enough in the first place. Cheaters are going to cheat anyways, whether there is social media or not. People used the cheat even when there were no networking sites and internet. If there are a few who get obsessed with their presence on these sites, it is THEIR problem.


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