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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?


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The great communicator's vehicle...

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Angela Watkins's comment, February 8, 2013 10:47 AM
By the click of a mouse .. around the world
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By the click of a mouse .. around the world
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By the click of the mouse .. you can go around the world.

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What goes up must come down: a brief history of the codpiece

What goes up must come down: a brief history of the codpiece | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
An item of male dress that was briefly de rigeur some five centuries ago, the codpiece both covered, and drew attention to, a part of the anatomy that couldn’t even be mentioned in polite society.
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"An item of male dress that was briefly de rigeur some five centuries ago, the codpiece both covered, and drew attention to, a part of the anatomy that couldn’t even be mentioned in polite society."

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‘Maus’ Book About Holocaust Is Removed in Russia

‘Maus’ Book About Holocaust Is Removed in Russia | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
“Maus,” the Pulitzer-prize winning graphic novel about a Jewish family during World War II, has been removed from many bookshelves in Moscow because it bears a swastika on its cover.
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Just think!

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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How the medium matters in deep digital reading and how we can improve on it.

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malek's curator insight, February 1, 6:07 PM

Not a magic bullet, but it will help

AugusII's curator insight, February 1, 9:27 PM

BETTER READING LESS BEING DECEIVED PROBABILITY

Linda Mercer's curator insight, February 2, 12:12 PM

I think it's harder to read ebooks than printed books. But what about children wired at the start to read electronically?

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Transition Economy-the move toward local economies

Transition Economy-the move toward local economies | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
Il blog di Beppe Grillo
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Very sensible talk by Rob Hopkins about the possibility of individual choice to invest in local economy and divest the corporate economy's power

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Lost Libraries | The Public Domain Review

Lost Libraries | The Public Domain Review | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
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The joy of suspending disbelief  and making up a parallel world

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The Mundaneum Museum Honors the First Concept of the World Wide Web - NYTimes.com

The Mundaneum Museum Honors the First Concept of the World Wide Web - NYTimes.com | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
The Mundaneum Museum honors the first concept of a world wide wonder, sketched out by Paul Otlet in 1934 as a global network of “electric telescopes.”
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Otlet's fantasy come through

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Collaborative Curation and Personalization The Future of Museums: A Study Report

Collaborative Curation and Personalization  The Future of Museums: A Study Report | The World For A Country | Scoop.it

This report highlights a number of key trends that will have a significant impact on the user experience and design of future collections and museums.


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I have nothing to add to Robin Good's terrific insights:

 Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Picture these scenarios:
 

The Victoria & Albert Museum, its collections depleted by massive repatriation, becomes a travel & tourism guide and international affairs ambassador in an increasingly globalized community
 The Freud Museum, in the spirit of its namesake, becomes a provider of mental retreat and therapy (I wonder if the docents will be licensed psychoanalysis?)

These, according to the 40-page report “Museums in a Digital Age” from Arups, may actually be some of the likely new profiles of prestigious museums 25 years from now.  

 

The report projects that:

 

"...future museums will see personalised content, new levels of sustainability and a visitor experience extended beyond present expectations of time and space."

 

A rising desire among audiences to shape their own cultural experiences (“Collaborative Curation”)
 The opportunity for museum to become “curators of experiences” that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional exhibits or programs, or beyond the walls of the museum itself.

 

Source: http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.it/2013/11/museums-in-future-view-from-across-pond.html ;

 The idea of "collaborative curation" of museum collections by the actual users-visitors, is particularly fascinating.  "Just as current consumer trends shift towards collaborative consumption, in the future, museums may employ new patterns of collaborative curation,allowing for individually curated experiences and giving the public greater control over both content and experience.
Increased visitor participation will allow people themselves to reinvent the museum experience, enabling content that can adapt to the preferences of users in real-time." 

 

My comment: If you are a curator and are interested in exploring and understanding what the future of large collections and museums may look like and which forces are going to be driving such changes, this is a good report to read.

 

Insightful. Inspiring 8/10



Original Report: Museums in the Digital Age: 
http://www.arup.com/Publications/Museums_in_the_Digital_Age.aspx ;

 

PDF: http://www.arup.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Publications/Research_and_whitepapers/2013_Arup_FRI_MuseumsintheDigitalAge_final_web.ashx 

 

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Jennifer Moss's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:47 PM

This is like the 'Horizon Report' for museums. 

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:04 PM

This is right up my alley. Looking forward to reading about trends and impacts.

Amanda Gregorio's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:36 PM

Interesting notion

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PEN American Center Survey Finds Caution Among Members

A survey by the writers’ organization PEN American Center has found that a large majority of its members are deeply concerned about the extent of government surveillance of email and phone records.
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When you know you're being watched, you change your attitudes and habits

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Is sustainability a dangerous myth fuelling over consumption?

Is sustainability a dangerous myth fuelling over consumption? | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
Christopher Barnatt: the idea the world can continue over-consumption but in a sustainable way is a falsehood. Instead, we should be deconstructing society to consume less and value things more
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Consider de-growth

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Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays

Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
Mark Twain, Susan Sontag, Simone de Beauvoir, E. B. White, Washington Irving, Anaïs Nin, Italo Calvino, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joyce Caro
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Born Again in a Second Language

To abandon your native tongue and adopt another is to dismantle yourself, piece by piece, and then to put yourself together again in a different form.
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So true

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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
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Big brother is watching you

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Tokyo Olympics: Design at the 1964 Games

Tokyo Olympics: Design at the 1964 Games | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
Tokyo has been eager to host the Olympics again for years and finally it has got its chance! With strong competition from Madrid and Istanbul, many of us weren t sure who would be selected right till the end, but at last Tokyo s second Olympics will be happening in 2020.
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Awesome and avantgarde graphic design. What will Tokyo do for 2020?

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Judith Malina, Founder of the Living Theater, Dies at 88

Judith Malina, Founder of the Living Theater, Dies at 88 | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
Ms. Malina, with her husband, Julian Beck, created a troupe that advanced the idea of political theater in America.
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Erica Bilder's curator insight, April 11, 3:44 AM

Judith Malina was the founder (together with her husband Julian Beck, who died in 1985) of The Living Theatre, which changed the face of theater world-wide.

They were the creators of a new strand of theater in America in the late 1940's: Off Broadway

Judith Malina never stopped talked about The Beautiful Non-violent Revolution.

Let her death not stop the progress of this revolution.

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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | The World For A Country | Scoop.it

"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure."

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1973!

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Left Hand Among Bones

Two children of the disappeared know the nature of endless loss.
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Stories that won't leave you and never end...

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Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us

Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
"Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself."

Celebrated Italian novelist,
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Places, maps, and belief systems condensed in Eco's cosmology-here's another must-read

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Stay: The Social Contagion of Suicide and How to Preempt It

Stay: The Social Contagion of Suicide and How to Preempt It | The World For A Country | Scoop.it

"We are indebted to one another and the debt is a kind of faith -- a beautiful, difficult, strange faith. We believe each other into being."

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Via Brainpickings

I follow suit with Maria Popova's plea: please read this

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The Rise of Digital Repression: a PEN Interactive Report | PEN American Center

An interactive report spotlighting the worrying rise of digital repression and its effect upon writers around the globe. Features infographics and statistics.
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It's business that really rules us now

George Monbiot: Lobbying is the least of it: corporate interests have captured the entire democratic process. No wonder so many have given up on politics
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"When a state-corporate nexus of power has bypassed democracy and made a mockery of the voting process, when an unreformed political funding system ensures that parties can be bought and sold, when politicians of the three main parties stand and watch as public services are divvied up by a grubby cabal of privateers, what is left of this system that inspires us to participate?"

 

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The trash vortex

The trash vortex | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish,...
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Now they say it's actually twice the size of the United States

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The Happiest Country In The World Is...

The Happiest Country In The World Is... | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
The happiest people in the world apparently reside in northern Europe, according to a 156-nation survey published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:12 AM

Some Dutch are truly surprise to read that their country is counted among the happiest, what with present government's lack of interest in culture, historic legacy, the Arts, financial crisis etc. Apparently Nederlanders complain to one another, but not when filling out questonaires?

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4,000 Years Of Human History mapped

4,000 Years Of Human History mapped | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi.
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Early infographics

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Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries

Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries | The World For A Country | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a time when Antarctica was a stone’s throw from the Australian Outback, or when Morocco was right across the street from New York.
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unity or separation?

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