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Vin Diesel cast in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ due to social media?

Vin Diesel cast in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ due to social media? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joshua Nealey:  "Guardians of the Galaxy has been a success for Marvel and Vin Diesel’s character Groot is a hit. Was he cast because of his massive social media presence?"

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 1, 2014 1:30 AM

If you’re a fan of the Fast and Furious actor, you’re well aware that he has a whopping 83.6 million Facebook fans. If that doesn’t impress you, it should. He has more likes than any other actor on the planet and is very in touch with his fans – something studios would be very interested in using to their advantage to increase a movie’s exposure.

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Simon Staffans: Don’t be (too) social!

Simon Staffans: Don’t be (too) social! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"5 tips on how to - properly - use social media for your TV show, by MIPBlog regular Simon Staffans"

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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Kyli Singh:  "With the explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social networks popping up. Here are 10 up-and-coming social networks worth exploring."

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10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Filmmakers

10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Filmmakers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kristin McCracken:  "Attention, filmmakers: You must read these social media do's and don'ts."

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Watch A Murderer Use Snapchat To Commit The Perfect Crime In This 6-Minute Film

Watch A Murderer Use Snapchat To Commit The Perfect Crime In This 6-Minute Film | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Evie Nagy:  "In Murder On Snapchat, the message-deleting app, along with other social media, becomes the platform of your worst nightmares."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 5:09 AM

It's normal to be anxious about the digital permanence of your activity on social media, but according to this film, we might have a lot more to fear from Snapchat messages that disappear forever.

In James Corbett's six-minute Murder On Snapchat, the app that deletes your messages seconds after they're sent is used to commit the perfect crime. It's creepy and dark, and feels like it could totally happen.

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:13 AM

Il est clair que l'intégration des nouveaux outils de communication dans les films n'a pas fini de nous surprendre...Bonne visualisation !!

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How Social Media Is Shining a Spotlight on the Sundance Film Festival

How Social Media Is Shining a Spotlight on the Sundance Film Festival | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Samantha Murphy Kelly:  'Star Trek actor George Takei takes a seat in front of an Instagram photo station inside a building on snowy Main Street at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  "We love what you're doing on Facebook," an Instagram spokesperson tells Takei, as the actor finishes a thumbs-up pose adjacent to an iPad.'

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E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media

E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michael Grothaus:  "In the future, e-books will act just like social networks. We’ll use them on our phones, share and comment right inside e-reader apps, and publishers will use our data to help them make better marketing decisions. If you think digital reading is exploding now, just wait."

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Dorothea Martin's curator insight, September 3, 2013 3:10 AM

Readmill, the social reading experience and book marketing on a whole new level:

“We thought that there was a huge potential in taking what Goodreads had done on social on the web for books, but doing that for a mobile integrated reading experience,” says Berggren. “So instead of having to read your book and then think, ‘Okay, now I have to go to Goodreads, find it there, add it to my profile, and write my review,’ we just wanted to let you share and review from inside of the book.”

“Authors and publishers get access to a dashboard where they can see the engagement matrix of a specific book and see how many people that start reading the book actually finish it, how long it takes, if they recommended it to friends, and how much they shared throughout that experience,” explains Berggren.

According to Berggren, modern publishers miss a lot of marketing opportunities for their authors because they don’t know where or when to target their marketing efforts. "

 

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:37 AM

Books of all kinds are often best when shared and enriched by discussions with others. Social media will make that experience available to everyone. There is great potential here for improved literacy on a global scale.

gillkelley's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:43 AM

An interesting perspective on the future of social media marketing.

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Social Media and Storytelling Part 1: Why Storytelling?

Social Media and Storytelling Part 1: Why Storytelling? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Cameron Uganec:  "Marketers can reach a greater audience than ever by combining the power of social media and storytelling."


This is the first in an interesting 6 part series ...


Part 2: Back to the Future

Part 3: Creating Content That Gets Shared

Part 4: The Growth of Visual Storytelling

Part 5: Six Principles of Social Video

Part 6: 10 Tips for Social Video Success

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Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet

Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joe Berkowitz:  "A new infographic by rewarded search site Qmee offers a glimpse at the digital doings that occur globally over the span of each minute."


You might also like to check out Gary Hayes' Social Media Counts over at Personalize Media.

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tracey morgan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:39 PM

If you are wondering why you need to understand digital literacy here is a great infrographic that illustrates the piont nicely. 

tracey morgan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:41 PM

How many do you use?

Shanika Journey's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:39 PM

A new infographic by rewarded search site Qmee offers a glimpse at the digital doings that occur globally over the span of each minute.

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'@SummerBreak' Web Series Fueled by Viewer Feedback [#Transmedia]

'@SummerBreak' Web Series Fueled by Viewer Feedback [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sean Fitz-Gerald:  "Though only 15 webisodes deep, the social media reality show @SummerBreak is making noise on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram."

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An interesting look at the series to date ....

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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 3:21 PM

Initially, the production team thought that episodes should be kept short because the audience the show targets is primarily watching on mobile. But Parks has noticed that the completion rates for the YouTube videos have been “very high,” so longer episodes are quickly becoming a priority...

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New Reality Show '@SummerBreak' Will Unfold on Social Media [#Transmedia]

New Reality Show '@SummerBreak' Will Unfold on Social Media [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sean Fitz-Gerald:  "@SummerBreak, a new reality show that will exist — not on TV -— but exclusively on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Vine. Here's how it works" ...

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Looks interesting ....

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arijjan's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:00 AM

This looks great, now I am looking forward to a serie that has more of a "Breakfast Club" meets  "Mysteries of Pittsburg" angle. 

KathyTarochione's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:08 AM

Now this is interesting!1

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5 Tips to Design the Best YouTube Channel Page

5 Tips to Design the Best YouTube Channel Page | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Bob Al-Greene:  "There's a science to setting up the perfect YouTube channel page. Get the lowdown on crucial elements."

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Mashable's "How to" pages are a great resource for both social media newbies and power users alike ....

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:09 AM

Youtube has become the common man's channel for story telling!

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:08 PM

Here you go...

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The Nielsen Family Is Dead

The Nielsen Family Is Dead | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tom Vanderbilt:  "From Game of Thrones to the new Arrested Development, television is better than ever. And it's not just a lucky accident. Turns out that networks and advertisers are using all-new metrics to design hit shows."

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A look behind the curtain: "the new rules of the hyper-social, data-driven, actor-friendly, super-seductive platinum age of television".
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Tom Brehme's curator insight, March 22, 2013 12:20 PM

Interesting article regarding the influence social media has on programming. 

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Dealing With Digital Cruelty

Dealing With Digital Cruelty | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stephanie Rosenbloom:  "The web encourages bad behavior, and it’s part of our nature to focus on the negative. But there are smart ways to respond."

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Paulo Duarte's curator insight, August 30, 2014 5:08 AM

Digital

David Collet's curator insight, August 30, 2014 7:39 PM

I have too many opinions on this subject but I don't wish ti bore anyone. Nor do I wish to detract from the article. It is a New York Times opinion piece and you may have to register to read the entire article but I think you will find it worthwhile.

 

If you have children just starting on-line (for me grandchildren) there is usefull advice about dealing with cyber bullying. 

 

But the piece is primarily targetted at an adult audience. Discussion on-line is a usefull way to expand your horizons but it comes with dangers that you don't experience in face to face exchanges.

 

I sm pretty thick skinned an sufficiently arrogant that I mostly ignore negative comments. But this piece offered some advice that will cause me to mend my ways a bit.

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Marketing to Millennials: Using Snapchat and Tinder to promote your TV show

Marketing to Millennials: Using Snapchat and Tinder to promote your TV show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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"TV execs need to get more creative with their marketing efforts, The Project Factory's commercial manager [Sandra Lehner] explains" ...

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Nicko Gibson's curator insight, August 7, 2014 2:17 PM

Important to know for every kind of independent artist as well, but the millennials are not really watching much TV

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How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning

How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Benson Hendrix:  "Telling a compelling story online is much like creating a good TED Talk.  You need to find the sparks of emotion and passion for a topic and nurture them."


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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:57 PM

Co-creating results in infinite magic.

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Our Smartphones Are Making Live TV Better Than Ever

Our Smartphones Are Making Live TV Better Than Ever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mat Honan:  "As the smartphone becomes the first screen, it's bringing us closer together."

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Extending story...

Extending story... | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Transmedia NZ's Fiona Milburn brings us the third and final post in a series looking at how innovative storytellers use social media tools to extend narrative and engage audiences.

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Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together

Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Taylor Casti:  "Being master of all the networks is a godly feat, but knowing how to use Tumblr to up your Twitter game, for example, takes you to a whole new level. Here are some of the easiest ways to pair your social networks together to grow your audiences and find new content" ...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 31, 2013 9:44 PM

some networks work together better than others. This post helps to clear the tangle.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:25 PM

What's your mix?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:29 PM

What's your mix?

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'Social Fiction' Brings Characters to Life via Facebook and Twitter

'Social Fiction' Brings Characters to Life via Facebook and Twitter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Vignesh Ramachandran:  "Illustrator Steve Lowtwait and writer Michael Smith are telling a fictional story through social media that's centered around a protagonist called "Hawk Funn." They have set up real social profiles on Facebook and Twitter for fictional characters in the story, and they post about the characters' lives just like real people would" ...

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:30 PM

Not quite sure what to think about this one.

Lisa Belfield's curator insight, August 28, 2013 11:45 PM

Great idea for classroom novel study!

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The Power Inside Intel and Toshiba’s New Social Film Series

The Power Inside Intel and Toshiba’s New Social Film Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jillian Zacchia:  "Aliens disguised as moustaches are turning humans into zombies! Got your attention? That’s the idea behind the upcoming social film series presented by Intel and Toshiba, and other brands want in" ...


Great article for those unfamiliar with social film.

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Hans Heesterbeek's comment, August 16, 2013 1:22 AM
Yeah I missed on social film
Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:22 AM

Aliens disguised as moustaches are turning humans into zombies! Got your attention?


That’s the idea behind the upcoming social film series presented by Intel and Toshiba, and other brands want in.

The film won’t be coming to theatres near you. Instead, you’ll be able to watch it on Facebook and online over the next couple of weeks. 


“We are always looking at new ways to engage and entertain consumers in a brand experience – in particular younger consumers – and this idea is a great way to do that,” says Billie Goldman, Partner Marketing Manager at Intel.


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2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart

2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Todd Wasserman:  "When Brian Solis introduced the first Conversation Prism in 2008, the world was a seemingly simpler place" ....

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Brian Solis has updated his conversation prism.  This is such a fabulous resource ... thank you!

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Denis Lundie's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:23 AM

Social media, as expected, are proliferating and also being embedded in collaboration applications. They can be public or private. Different social media appeal to different segments of the population for different reasons. Individuals can, and do, join different social networks for different interests or relationships in their lives. Finally, they are quite simply applications, with different functionality, will behave differently.

 

Much has been made in media and education circles of Facebook and Twitter, ranging from the inherent dangers to teaching by means of these, and how to integrate them into education. Policies have been developed around them. This picture should dispel the hype surrounding the most obvious social networks, as unique threats or opportunities, for learning.

 

IT strategies and policies should not developed around individual applications, especially not social networks. e-Safety education especially, should focus on responsible management of privacy, irrespective the medium. Teaching & learning opportunities should be sought in social media that are built for learning, or embedded in rapidly evolving learning applications.

Ryan Burwell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:38 PM

We have so many ways of communicating, Brian Solis had to design a novel way of expressing all the ways we can express ourselves!

Lee Tonitto's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:53 AM

If you need the scoial media landscape in 1 chart here it is 

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Alex LeMay Tells Us How to Integrate Social Media Into Transmedia Campaigns

Alex LeMay Tells Us How to Integrate Social Media Into Transmedia Campaigns | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Anna Washenko:  "Technology is changing how people tell and share their stories, and transmedia campaigns exemplify those radical shifts."

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Alex LeMay of The Shadow Gang talks about "the GoBZRK campaign and why social media played such a central role".

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Social Media Wars Told in 'Game of Thrones' Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Wars Told in 'Game of Thrones' Style [INFOGRAPHIC] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Brian Anthony Hernandez "Social networks often put up their defenses against opposing social platforms. The social media wars are detailed in this Game of Thrones-themed infographic."

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It's been a great week for infographics ... here's another one!

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:24 PM

Très drôle et instructif pour ceux qui aiment "Game of Thrones"

Fabio Gaist's comment, June 4, 2013 4:35 AM
Thanks. Shared on FB TW and LK!
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The Truth About Kids And Social Media

The Truth About Kids And Social Media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Amy Jo Martin:  "According to a recent study, 78% of parents helped create their children’s Facebook pages, and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your kids use social today will shape their future. It's time for everyone to get educated on how--and how not--to live online."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:25 AM

Building brands is a lot like leaving legacies. What does it mean? Do we have the luxury of thinking we have that much control or will there be features that allow us to be dishonest with brand building?

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:57 AM

Boy are these kids going to be mad at their parents by the time they're 20-somethings...  "Why didn't you protect us?"  they will ask.  "Because we didn't know better," their parents will say. 

 

Putting a kid on the internet without knowing anything about how cookies and cache and logins and TOSs work is like handing them a handgun or putting them behind the wheel of a running car and then leaving.