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How Should Great Content Be Shared on LinkedIn?

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Are you sharing too little, losing opportunities to increase visibility - and recognition ?Are you sharing too much on LinkedIn, annoying people?The addition of Posts (Expanding LinkedIn's

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How the Berlin Wall Fell

When TIME sent photographer Anthony Suau to cover the opening of the border between East and West Berlin in 1989, he knew it could be the story of a lifetime

 

In 1961, the communist government of East Germany erected a wall between the democratic West Berlin and communist East Berlin. For the next 28 years, the wall, which prevented most East Germans from defecting to the West, became a symbol of the Cold War. Photographer Anthony Suau shows us, through his photographs, how in November of 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and Germans began to reunite.


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A Landsat Flyby

"The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface, and continues to deliver both visually stunning and scientifically valuable images of our planet. This short video (download here) highlights Landsat's many benefits to society."

 

Tags: remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 19, 2014 7:34 PM

Environmental change at a variety of scales 

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Malala and Nabila: worlds apart

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Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC.

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Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age

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"It has taken between 50-300 million years to form, and yet we have managed to burn roughly half of all global oil reserves in merely 125 years or so."


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the fact that oil is doomed is not such a bad thing perhaps fracking but I believe that solar energy is the way of the future

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2014 1:18 PM

Many who research natural resources and their production believe in peak oil.  Peak oil is defined as the maximum rate of the production of oil in any area under consideration, recognizing that it is a finite natural resource, subject to depletion.  In essence, oil will run out some day because it is a non-renewable resources; so oil production will peak, and then permanently decline.  Some are skeptical of these claims and feel that the oil industry is in a much stronger position than peak oil proponents suggest.


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Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 27, 2014 11:40 AM

Resources shape the behavior of people living in a given geographical region. On Earth, the abundance and efficiency of oil has caused our societies to be built and operated with the use of oil. Human's needed fuel and found oil to be a natural resource that could fit their needs. But all good things must come to an end. Even though oil and gas are cheap and efficient ways of fueling our society, there are disastrous consequences like environmental degregation and over dependence on foreign oil that leads countries to be entangled in conflict that cost lives everyday. Now that we have the analytically tools to project when oil will run out it allows people to reevaluate their use of oil and gas and weigh the cost of using a resources that will eventually run out and leave the earth in ecological distress. The global oil reserves have been cut in half in just 125 years, although this use of oil led to many technological and medical advances that propelled society into an age of advancement unprecedented it is time to pull back the reigns and calibrate our expectations on how much oil and gas we should keep using.

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Squatters on the Skyline

"Facing a mounting housing shortage, squatters have transformed an abandoned skyscraper in downtown Caracas into a makeshift home for more than 2,500 people."


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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 13, 2014 12:01 PM

Slums in Brazil are swelling in number and size, and because of the battle for elbow room, squatters are taking to the skies. Abandoned buildings in Caracas have been turned into self-help housing by over two thousand people who otherwise would have no where to live. These skyline slums have actually developed a form of community and security forces, small corner stores, social groups, and a sense of neighborly love have developed in some of these buildings. 

 

The buildings themselves are not particularly safe and remain unfinished, but they provide a much better option than living in the alleyways of flood zones. With a global influx of urbanization, specifically those moving into slums, it would make sense for people, or even governments, to utilize otherwise abandoned structures for inexpensive housing for the people moving to the city who cannot afford housing. It would reduce crime, increase safety, and make use of something that otherwise be torn down. 

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 7:23 PM

Its amazing what people will do in order to make a home for themselves and their children. Here thousands of people have taken up residence in an abandoned skyscraper in Caracas. They have formed a while internal system to regulate and protect those living within the tower. This video shows the important concept of the economic possibilities a city can provided out weights the living space it it able to provide.

 

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:50 AM

This video was taken in 2011 in Venezuela featuring squatters on the skyline. This is a 45-story office tower that was built in the early 1990's. It was described as a symbol for Venezuela's ambitions. Now, the building is known as the Tower Of David and has become a symbol of something else. More than 2500 squatters now live in this skyscraper, one of Latin America's tallest buildings. Keep in mind this has no air conditioning, no elevators, and no guard rails. People built things with their own hands to survive in the skyline. Most people often come to live here because they can not afford rent at an apartment. Also, the city suffers from a severe housing shortage. The government has not provided the squatters with any services, however, has not evicted them from the Tower of David. The government just lets them go inside without any restriction. For some people, they come to the Tower of David just to get off the streets. Mostly mothers with children so that their children are safe.

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How To Find Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience

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Content curation: tools to help you find and share great content from other people alongside your own content.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:38 AM

Useful, simple and direct. I've started using it

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Tools highlighted include Scoop.it, Newsle and Feedly.

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Curaduría de contenidos: herramientas para ayudarle a encontrar y compartir un gran contenido de otras personas junto con su propio contenido.
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The 9 biggest myths about ISIS

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If you want to understand the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the first thing you have to know about them is that they are not crazy. Murderous adherents to a violent medieval ideology, sure. But not insane.

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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:28 PM

I was interested to read the 9 myths that are associated with ISIS. Some of the myths stated were very surprising.There is so much information being passed around about this terror organization that it is hard to differentiate the truth with myth.Some of the myths that surprised me were:

Myth #3: ISIS is part of al-Qaeda.

The fact that this group was split  off from al-Qaeda for being to violent was not something that is openly talked about.

Myth #6: ISIS is afraid of female soldiers.

Isis soldiers are not afraid of fighting female soldiers however they do believe if they are killed by a woman then they will not go to paradise.

 

It is important to know all the information about this topic and to be well informed on the issues.

 

 

Alec Castagno's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:45 PM

This website helps to dispel many of the myths and misunderstandings about ISIS. The group is a surprisingly complex amalgamation of many different, smaller groups and nationalities that has sprung out of the recent events in the region. While the group is a result of modern developments in the area, it is still firmly based on an older history, like the ancient Sunni/Shia divide and the old Islamic Caliphate. The group is brutal in its methods because it is still competing with other terrorist/insurgent groups in the area, and brutality is one of the few messages they all understand. Intervention by more powerful Western militaries can certainly help in the fight against ISIS, but it is not the final answer. For most Americans it is easy to see ISIS as the new al-Qaida, but the reality is a very complex situation with no easy answers, and it has a long way to go until it’s resolved.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:34 PM

ISIS has been all over the news for a long time now, and it doesn't seem to a be a topic that will leave us anytime soon. The media often depicts ISIS as an extremist, violent, half-crazed group of terrorists that are blindly spreading genocide in order to claim land. ISIS is actually incredibly organized and united under the purpose of creating their own state. We often but violence and extreme religious ideals hand and hand with insanity, but this group's strategic operations and rational movements prove this not to be true. Also, many people believe that fundamentalism refers to older traditions. In reality, radical Islam describes a form of Islam that never existed, where rules, traditions, and beliefs are magnified in a way that goes against the grain of the developing world. This often occurs out of fear of losing a religion, or a way of life. People are also worried about how ISIS will treat those living in its territories, but truth be told, they have already set up government programs in some areas. If ISIS is successful with its mission to create an autonomous Islamic state, then only time will tell if it will survive. 

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‘My Crazy Century,’ by Ivan Klima

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Ivan Klima, the Czech novelist and playwright, reflects on a life spent under Nazi and Communist regimes.
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Why John Judis’ ‘Genesis’ Matters

Judis’ history of Zionism in America is directly relevant to the Obama administration's relationship with Israel.
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Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

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"For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 30, 2014 3:58 PM

This is a fascinating article that can be a great case study to share with students to allow them to analyze the factors that can improve infant mortality rates.  In Finland the government provided oversight to improve infant mortality rates, pre-natal care and promote good parenting in a way that has had tangible results.  


Tags: Finland, medical, population,demographic transition model, unit 2 population.

Rebecca Renck's curator insight, July 30, 2014 10:52 AM

The gratitude of the Finnish people is to be admired.  Here is a people that instead of accepting a gift from the government as an entitlement see it as a gift with all the excitement and appreciation that a new baby brings with it.  It makes my heart smile to think of how these boxes available to everyone, rich and poor, are received.  This is also a direct look at how family life and babies are being received with love.... lucky babies!

Gillian Campbell's curator insight, July 31, 2014 6:04 AM

It's certainly an interesting one.....

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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

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Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:32 AM

Perception!

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Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

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History vs. Christopher Columbus

But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher ColumbusView full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/history-vs-christopher-columbus-alex-gendler ; Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage. But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:55 PM

This is excellent. Look zt it and share.

 

 

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Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept uz isolated and voiceless – we still need you now, even more

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by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott CDCR deliberately lied about their implementation of the Security Threat Group (STG) Step Down Program (SDP) sanctioned by Gov. Jerry Brown. We prisoners, ...

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The Planetary Archives™ 's curator insight, October 17, 2014 12:30 PM

History will not look kindly on our treatment of our fellow human beings. 

 

IF there IS a history.....

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Media and Culture--Perspective and Bias

"Religious scholar Reza Aslan took some serious issue on CNN Monday night with Bill Maher‘s commentary about Islamic violence and oppression. Maher ended his show last Friday by going after liberals for being silent about the violence and oppression that goes on in Muslim nations. Aslan said on CNN that Maher’s arguments are just very unsophisticated.  He said these 'facile arguments' might sound good, but not all Muslim nations are the same. Aslan explained that female mutilation is an African problem, not a Muslim one, and there are Muslim-majority nations where women are treated better and there are even female leaders."


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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 22, 2014 5:42 PM

Over-generalization in regards to people and places can lead to discrimination, stereotypes, and misunderstandings. Media in the United States is notorious for generalizing entire regions of the world instead of expressing the differences between these places. While a people of a region may have some similar characteristics, it does not mean that that entire region is the same. The media tends to use the term "Muslim Nations" in order to speak about areas of the Middle East where violent, radical Islamic groups raise terror. The term "Muslim Nations" has been made to spark fear, anger, and hatred in American households, but "Muslim Nations"  are not the ones that people should be scared of. Countries with an Islamic majority are not just typified by their religion, and they definitely should not be typified by the media's portrayal of Islamic insurgencies. 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:29 PM

This video discusses how the majority of Western society groups Muslim countries and assumes that they are alike and does not take the time to distinguish just how different they really are. As the Religious scholar Reza Aslan states, it is usually easier to use Umbrella terms to classify one group. Aslan also says that in many Muslim countries woman are treated fairly and it is countries such as Saudi Arabia that give the world the idea that that how woman are treated in all Muslim countries and that couldn't be further from the truth.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 16, 2014 1:27 AM

This video is fantastic as Reza Aslan, a man educated on the basis of Islam is able to debunk falsehoods held by many. Quite a few people in this country hold on to very narrow minded and incorrect images of Islam. This whole situation is compounded as many media outlets also are poorly informed and pass these false statements off as fact. Education is the real key to religious tolerance, if you are able to look at a situation with a clear head and understand multiple sides of an argument you become far better prepared to speak and think about the topic. I've shown this video to numerous people as it serves as an amazing wake up call for some.  

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Gas Prices of Yesteryear

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"Gas Prices, 1939 http://pic.twitter.com/o8R1lmPd9X "


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Scottish Independence

"Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK. There are solid arguments on both sides."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 16, 2014 1:04 PM

Admittedly, this video is filled with stereotypes, bad words and a strong political bias all delivered in John Oliver's trademark style--it's also filled with incorrect statements which I hope most people can recognize as humor, but it captures college students' attention.  If, however, you are looking for a more insightful piece, I recommend Jeffrey Sach's article titled "The Price of Scottish Independence," or this summary of the 9 issues that would confront an independent Scotland.  Independence in Europe today doesn't mean what it used to, and this vote will be fascinating regardless of the outcome.    


Tags: devolution, supranationalism, politicalEurope, UK.

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:21 PM

I support Scotland independence! Mother England should understand the current Scotland need more freedom of speech and decisions. This a good example of a peacefully claim of independence, instead of the bloody war (remember England?). The video... Is too funny to take it seriously. 

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Iraqi town vows death before giving in to Islamic State

Residents of a besieged Amerli have said they have prepared graves for their families in a pact to kill their wives and children if the city falls to the Islamic State group. Jane Arraf reports.Su...
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15 Unbelievable Ancient Weapons

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The mambele (also known as the hunga munga) is an African throwing knife that consists of a curved blade section and a spike. They co...
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Continuing our fight for more #transparency | Twitter Blogs

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Specifically, if the government will not allow us to publish the actual number of requests, we want the freedom to provide that information in much smaller ranges that will be more meaningful to Twitter's users, and more in line with the...
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Perseid meteor shower kicks off! Fireballs detected this weekend | EarthSky.org

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Earth has just entered the stream of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent comet of the Perseids. Now is the time to start watching for meteors.
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