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Curated Video Collection Of Talks, Lectures, Presentations: Keen Talks

Curated Video Collection Of Talks, Lectures, Presentations: Keen Talks | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: If you enjoy the presentations on TED Talks you may also enjoy Keen Talks, a website that takes thousands of lectures, presentations, and debates on various topics sorted by speaker, topic, category, and year of release.

 

From review article on MakeUseOf:

"Keen Talks’ minimalist design is a definite plus, allowing you to search for videos speedily.

...You can also read the quick and witty description of each video to help capture what the talk is all about.
What’s most interesting about Keen Talks is that its collection covers from various sources, compared to TED Talks where you are only limited with TED’s material..."

 

 

From About page on Keen Talks:

"We strive to build one stop destination for all users who want to learn and expand their knowledge in various fields like science, technology, health, psychology etc.

We curate any form of speech that can bring a fair amount of intellect on the table. We don’t curate just lectures or talks, but a whole range of engaging and interesting videos harnessed across the interwebs.


It’s an awesome library packed with video material, delivered by renowned intellectuals around the globe.
Obviously this is not an educational site in a classical form. We rarely curate lectures in classroom setting or a whole courses for that matter, unless they’re stunning. What we offer is more broad intellectual range of all different kinds of public appearances by some of the finest world’s intellectual figures..."

 

 

Read review article on MakeUseOf: 

http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/keentalks-video-collection-talks-lectures/

 

Check out it: http://keentalks.com

 


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YouTube makes it easier for playlist creators to tell a story with new intro and outro feature

YouTube makes it easier for playlist creators to tell a story with new intro and outro feature | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

Excerped from article:

"YouTube decided to help out the community a bit by releasing a new intro and outro feature that lets you insert professional clips in between your videos easily.

 

YouTube Engineer Eric Lundberg said:

"You can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions and even add royalty-free music tracks. Interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account, and are eligible for monetization if they are at least 15 seconds long."

 

These particular features allow video creators to tell a full story in a series of videos. Even if you’re not making your own videos, creating a playlist is a way of providing a valuable service to the community."

 

Read full original article here:

http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/08/23/youtube-makes-easier-video-creators-tell-story-new-intro-outro-feature/


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Youtube has introduced a great curating feature for the playlist service. You can insert professional clips in between your videos, you can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions, add royalty-free music tracks and your interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account and are eligible for monetization if they are 15 seconds long.

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Unemployed Negativity: The Methlab of Democracy: More on the Micropolitics of Neoliberalism

Unemployed Negativity: The Methlab of Democracy: More on the Micropolitics of Neoliberalism | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

Unemployed Negativity:

 

In a recent episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, in a quip that is smarter than he knows, referred to Arizona as “the methlab of democracy.” His reference is primarily to the immigration law. Stewart probably just meant that Arizona’s law is crazy, hence methlab. (Crazy and racist, he actually gets in some good points about the latter as well, comparing the law to slavery era legislation). However, I think that there is a good reason that “meth” is the drug of our era, in the same way that pot, crack, and coke, all seemed to metonymically stand in for their respective eras, expressing the “tune out” rebellion of the sixties, urban poverty of the post-civil rights era, and "irrational exuberance" of the nineties. (This is something that the underrated TV series Breaking Bad has picked up on: the show not only deals with meth but is set in the strip malls and housing developments of New Mexico, reflecting America's new spiritual home.) The major ingredient of meth is synthesized in corporate labs, but it is “cooked” in trailer parks. Meth stands in for the short circuit between corporate power and rural anger that seems to define contemporary US politics.

 

The most recent Harper’s also offers an examination of Arizona as the laboratory of America politics, as a place in which the “tea party” has already taken power. Perhaps the most interesting part of the article is the following quote by an unnamed government worker:

 

“People who have swimming pools don’t need state parks. If you buy your books at Borders you don’t need libraries. If your kids are in private school, you don’t need K-12. The people here, or at least those who vote, don’t see the need for government. Since a lot of the population are not citizens, the message is that government exists to help the undeserving, so we shouldn’t have it at all. People think it’s OK to cut spending because ESL is about people who refuse to assimilate and health care pays for illegals.”...


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Nat Geo Channel sends Tweets into space for ‘Chasing UFOs’ with help from Campfire

Nat Geo Channel sends Tweets into space for ‘Chasing UFOs’ with help from Campfire | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

We enjoy highlighting some of the most creative social media efforts across TV, and this one certainly qualifies. In June we wrote about social TV fan experts Campfire and how they were working with The National Geographic Channel on “The Wow Reply,” a social activation in honor of their Chasing UFOs show. The social results from the campaign are in for this fun and unique sci-fi social TV campaign.

 

If you’re unfamiliar with the “The Wow Reply,” it was a series of events in 1977 when scientists essentially thought they heard aliens. Last week in honor of the Chasing UFOs finale to honor this event, 20-thousand fan tweets (tagged with #ChasingUFOs) and celebrity videos were actually sent into space from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This might in fact go down in the history books as not the world’s first global social TV campaign, but the first universal one. The network and Campfire truly found a fun way to not only get fan involvement but to tap into celebrities who made video messages....

 

Lost Remote: How did you come up with the strategy together with Campfire?

 

Katy Anadale: We presented our agency Campfire with a challenge to develop a unique and different concept, which we could use to generate viral buzz around the launch of our new series Chasing UFOs. Through our research efforts, we knew the internet offered a great promotional platform around this topic, so we wanted to create an original concept that was not only fun and interactive, but also honored the authenticy of our brand. Additionally, we wanted the idea to be something that believers and non-believers would like to get behind....


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Fantastic Post! Entertainment Law Resources Blog: DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION PART I

Fantastic Post! Entertainment Law Resources Blog: DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION PART I | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

In my last article I discussed foreign sales agents and their role in the distribution of independent films. Now let's turn to domestic deals. "Domestic" is usually defined as North America, which is comprised of the USA and Canada, as well as their possessions, territories, commonwealths, protectorates and trusteeships. For the United States, these include the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan American Samoa, Guam, Wake Island and Puerto Rico. However, many domestic deals also encompass the Bahamas, Bermuda, Saba Island, St. Eustatius Island, St. Kitts Island and St. Maarten Island. These are not affiliated with either the USA or Canada. Bermuda, a British colony in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, has never been part of Canada or the USA. St. Kitts Island's sovereignty is shared by France and the Netherlands.Why are these entities considered part of the Domestic territory? Simply because certain television channels have satellite footprints that cover these areas, and licensors demand these rights be included in any deal.


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‘Cloud Atlas’ Author Mitchell Mobbed in Shanghai by Fans Shouting: Sign! Sign!

‘Cloud Atlas’ Author Mitchell Mobbed in Shanghai by Fans Shouting: Sign! Sign! | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it
"Cloud Atlas" author David Mitchell was chased by fans through the streets of Shanghai on a recent visit to the city. Why is he so popular in China?

 

Now, in China, too, social media is fanning the flames of the “Cloud Atlas” craze, helping Mr. Mitchell’s feed on Sina Corp.’s Weibo microblogging website rack up 35,000 followers in its first week.

Why is the book so popular in China?

 

According to one fan, 32-year old designer Li Wei Gang, the appeal of “Cloud Atlas” lies in its melding of contemporary British literature with themes that resonate in China.

 

“The younger generation in China wants to understand better what young British people are seeking, what they care about, what they read,” says Li. “Then there is a kind of spirit of transmigration in the book, which is an Asian thing that is also in accordance with what Chinese believe.”...


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New Social Event Discovery iOS App: Vamos

Giuseppe Mauriello: Vamos is new social event discovery app now available in the App Store. It allows you find interesting local events and where your friends are going in real-time.

 

From official FAQ page:
"Vamos is an event discovery tool for spontaneous decision-making.

The current solution we can offer is the search bar where you can filter down events on event names, places or description keywords.

They are all public events and your personal invitations from Facebook. We are working to integrate events from other sources.

All the data we use comes either from Instagram, Facebook or actions within Vamos..."

 

From review article on GigaOM:

"...The smart thing with Vamos is that it’s not a straight listings service – instead, it aggregates public Facebook events that you, your friends and other Vamos users have been invited to, and overlays them on a map.

On top of this social graph action, the app also pulls in Instagram photos that are being uploaded at the location of nearby events, so you can see if the party has really started. It also synchronises its own RSVP system with that of Facebook..."

 

Read more on GigaOM:

http://gigaom.com/europe/vamos-uses-social-graph-to-power-local-event-discovery/

 

Try out it: http://getvamos.com

 

Video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/47001995

 

Free Download on App Store: 

http://itunes.apple.com/app/vamos-social-events-discovery/id546732445


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Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia' (bookmarking August 10 2012)

Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia' (bookmarking August 10 2012) | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: The term 'transmedia' has been derided in the past, but a Parisian developer reckons it may be the future of gaming, and Alt-Minds is the first instalment...

 

Developed by French studio, Lexis Numérique, Alt-Minds is a conspiracy thriller about the abduction of several young scientists. When the government shows little interest in their retrieval, their agency decides to investigate itself. The main narrative will be told via ten weekly 'webisodes', but players will also be able to subscribe to a newsfeed on their PC or tablet, providing background information and updates.

 

"But you can go much further," says spokesperson, Djamil Kemal. "The Agency needs your help. To make it smooth, they distribute an app, available both on you PC and your tablet, that lets you take part in the investigation. You can receive the video logs and documents of the field investigators and help them progress. For instance, you can use the Agency's tools to analyse a picture, enhance a video and zoom in it to find a clue and much more."

 

From here, wannabe detectives will be able to scour the web for clues, using Facebook, Google Earth and the websites of fictitious organisations as research tools – all the while earning XP. "You can even receive emails from some of the characters," says Kemal. "And if you agree, you can even be contacted by SMS. You find a character's phone number? Try to call him and see if he answers. Those who are really hooked will even be able to look for clues in the real world via smartphone-based geolocalized missions."...


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Ha! Generation Read: Millennials Buy More Books Than Everybody Else - Education - GOOD

Ha! Generation Read: Millennials Buy More Books Than Everybody Else - Education - GOOD | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it
Born between 1979 and 1989? You like to buy books.

 

Forget the stereotype of the tweeting, texting, YouTube-watching millennial with a short attention span. According to the 2012 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Review, if you were born between 1979 and 1989, you spent more money on books in 2011 than older Americans. The survey found that millennials now buy 30 percent of books. In comparison, baby boomers, who have far more disposable income than most millennials, only made 24 percent of book purchases...


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The Guide To Search: Why Social & Mobile Are The Future

The Guide To Search: Why Social & Mobile Are The Future | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

With Social Media developing at a rapid pace and search engines becoming smarter, the emergence of social search was expected to be the next big thing.

 

Search is currently in a transition period right now. As algorithms become more complex and the major search engines introduce new features, it’s clear that our expectations about how search should work and what it can do for us has risen with every new development. It’s not enough that it just suggests relevant information.

 

Now we demand that it comes faster, becomes more accurate and matches our tastes and interests.

 

Throw Siri and Google Now (or at least, the potential of Siri and Google Now) into the mix and the idea that the very concept of search will be radically different in three to five years time is a distinct possibility.

 

Social search was seen as the next step in this process. Using our profiles to filter and curate the content we want to see, the results have been mixed. Google’s insistence on using Google+ and its +1 system has been criticised because it neglects the more popular social media sites to plug its own.

 

On the other hand, Bing has struggled to even dent Google’s hold on search, despite championing its social search feature – partly because Microsoft has a stake in Facebook. Throw in the massive rise of mobile search, and the concept of search is evolving in a way that we mightn’t have expected.

 

One thing is certain: With more and more content being created online, a new way of curating and processing the vast waves of information out there will necessity. With Google making small changes to search – both on desktop and mobile – and Bing pushing its social credentials even further, the race is on to see who can discover (or possibly stumble) upon the next stage of search.

 

Read More: http://www.simplyzesty.com/social-media/the-guide-to-search-why-the-future-is-social-mobile/


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Mike,
Worked my 11th day straight today and am burning out fast. I have your note to me on my weekend schedule. Those retreats will kill a person (lol). Marty
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Taking a break is secret to success

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Taking a break is secret to success. Sydney scientists have found learning improves when students take a rest from continuous study or training.

 

''It seems intuitive that every minute of study should make you better, but, actually, if you do too much it might backfire and you end up wasting time,'' said the study's lead researcher, Joel Pearson.

 


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Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

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Lovely child friendly way to explain!

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This website adds insight into the proper way of referencing and avoiding plagiarism. This website is necessary for any written assessment.

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100 Curators: Emerging Artist Collections Curated on Saatchi Online

100 Curators: Emerging Artist Collections Curated on Saatchi Online | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Saatchi Online is an online curated art gallery for emerging artists, providing both quality selections and the means for young artists to sell their own work easily.

 

The "100 CURATORS 100 DAYS", is a new, recent initiative (started in July) that recognizes 1,000 artists for their outstanding work.

 

Since July 18 2012, every day for 100 days Saatchi Online will reveal one curator’s selection of ten artists to be included in the largest exhibit of its kind. The curators have made their selections from over 60,000 artists that are currently exhibited on Saatchi Online. The entire list of curators for 100 CURATORS 100 DAYS can be viewed July 18 at www.saatchionline.com/100curators.

 

(More info on this initiative: http://www.saatchionline.com/press)

 

From the official site: "Saatchi Online is a platform that allows emerging artists to showcase and sell their work and gives art lovers insider access to new talent from around the world.

 

Launched in 2006 by London’s renowned Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Online aims to continue the gallery’s legacy of promoting new, contemporary talent and bringing great art to a wide audience.

 

A place for first-time buyers and serious collectors alike, Saatchi Online brings new talent directly to our members through a curated environment."

 

"Our vision has always been to empower sustainable careers. We enable artists to sell their originals as well as make them available as prints while giving them access to an engaged global audience. Artists manage their own portfolios and price their own work letting both artists and collectors skip the formalities of the traditional gallery structure."

 

Collections: http://www.saatchionline.com/collections

 

Why and How to sell art on Saatchi Online: http://www.saatchionline.com/upload/why

 

Tutorials and tips for artists selling their work: http://www.saatchionline.com/artschool

 

FAQ: http://www.saatchionline.com/help

 

More info: http://www.saatchionline.com   

 

 


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Discover, Curate And Share Your Own Video Playlists With VideoPind

Discover, Curate And Share Your Own Video Playlists With VideoPind | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: VideoPind is new curated discovery platform available as a Facebook app and as a iTunes app as well, with support for other platforms coming soon. Videopind is using curation; a team of people which selects the best videos from the choices out there, and brings these to the platform.

 

From description on Apple Store:

"Videopind is a great way to discover videos that you will love to watch and share. We curate and organize videos from various categories and channelize them in the form of an amazing view.

Now get videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo + connect with your social videos to see what your friends are sharing.

 

Key features:

- Cloud sync all your favorites and playlists for easy access from any device. Just login and you will have all your videos exactly how you see them on your own device.

- Follow all channels you like, from an every growing list of curated channels.

- Get your social videos in one place - all your videos from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

- Dynamic search channels - create channels based on your frequently searched keywords.

- Follow your friends from social networks and other users of Videopind who are sharing videos.

- Like videos to mark your favorites for easy access..."

 

 

Free download free on Apple Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videopind-free-social-videos/id467354094?ls=1&mt=8

 

Videopind is also available on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/videopind


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Fantastic Marxist Analysis: Be Your Own Boss: Breaking Bad and the Entrepreneur

Fantastic Marxist Analysis: Be Your Own Boss: Breaking Bad and the Entrepreneur | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

By Unemployed Negativity:

 

Season Five opens with an interesting paradox, on the one hand Walt and Jesse are now free from Gus, from working for the drug franchise, but on the other hand we begin to see how far reaching this enterprise was. Walt sees himself as someone who is liberated, who is now his own boss, but his work requires the work of many others, distributers, corrupt chemical company workers, etc., This paradox is in part informed by the specifics of crystal meth, a drug that relies on industrial produced ingredients, either in the form of pseudoephedrine (extracted from cold medicine) or, in the case of Walter's innovative approach, methalimine. While it might be possible for growers of marijuana to make an ethic out of "grow your own," out of an independence from corporate control, every "cook," every producer of crystal meth is necessarily involved with other producers. These other producers and distributors, of chemicals and processes, are not directly known, or even interacted with, their relations are mediatedby commodification. As long as others appear to one only as goods to be purchased, or lifted, then it is possible to believe that one is autonomous from them.

 

To return to a passage that I have cited numerous times on this blog, Marx's formulation in the Grundrisse can be understood as the summation of this particular kind of sociality.

 

"Only in the eighteenth century, in 'civil society', do the various forms of social connectedness confront the individual as a mere means towards his private purposes, as external necessity. But the epoch which produces this standpoint, that of the isolated individual, is also precisely that of the hitherto most developed social (from this standpoint, general) relations."...


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Cool. Sneek Tweets: adidas social media twitter shoe by nash money

Cool. Sneek Tweets: adidas social media twitter shoe by nash money | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it
british shoe designer nash money has teamed up with adidas to recreate a pair of 'adidas barricade' social media tennis sneakers to celebrate the peak of twitter usage during the london 2012 olympic games.

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WOW. Amon Tobin Previews ISAM 2.0, a mind-blowing projection-mapped performance sculpture

Amon Tobin returns with his mind-blowing projection-mapped performance sculpture, this time twice as big and with brand new visualizations. Check out the ori...


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Content is king: Still true in the mobile era? | Socialmedia.biz

Content is king: Still true in the mobile era? | Socialmedia.biz | The_storyFormula: story worlds & wearables! | Scoop.it

...So, what is a proper mobile presence?

 

Web apps vs. native apps

 

There are two basic terms you need to know before I can answer this question:

 

• Web app – changing the layout of the information (still in HTML) in a way that is more suited for a mobile screen. The new layout can be attributed to a dedicated design template, or (if we didn’t throw around enough buzz-words so far) to a “responsive design” that takes into account the width of the screen on which it is presented and rearranges the elements in the layout to fit the screen.

 

To be fair, Steve Jobs said: “You don’t need apps, make Web apps.” After saying that, he realized that making apps is not where the tech world was going, and he created the App Store and billions of downloads have confirmed that this move was the right way to go.

 

• Native app – a dedicated app written in the original programming language of the mobile platform. This process creates the best results possible for an app.

 

There is a lively discussion on what is the best approach to adapt the Internet into the mobile world: Web app (because it is probably enough and it is after all the language of the Internet) or native apps (because of their strength and speed)....


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Pull Content From Anywhere On The Web And Start A Conversation With Branch

Giuseppe Mauriello: Branch, the new service of Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, came out of private beta some days ago. Branch aims to help the world have better, deeper, and more human conversations online.

 

From official Branch Blog:

"We think the internet is an incredible tool. It’s given each of us a voice, and the power to share our voice instantly with millions of people around the world. But gaining the power to talk to the world hasn’t lessened the value of talking to each other. If anything, we think it’s more important than ever.

 

That’s why we wanted to build a new way to talk to each other, and why we’ve built Branch. Between articles, blog posts, and tweets, the internet is dominated by monologues. So we want to build a home for dialogues online, by combining the intimacy of a dinner table conversation with the power of the Internet..."

 

 

From review article by TechCrunch:

"Branch is building on and expanding the 140-character world of Twitter, allowing users to pull content from just about anywhere on the Web and start a dialogue about that content and publish it to the world. As the team explains in its post, the service is designed as a way to quiet the noise of communication tools on the Web and focus on what’s important and who you want to include in that discussion.

 

Like blog posts, the team explains, Branches are public and you can decide who is included in the dialogue and expand on a particular tweet or video, for example, that got your juices flowing. Other users can respond to those comments, share it, or subscribe to that user. 

 

Users can ask questions of their friends, initiate public debates, share media and publish their own ideas. Really, Branch is combining the Facebook status with a bit of Yammer’s curation and information sharing and the comment section model — all within the context of Twitter’s realtime media landscape.

 

The team has also released a bookmarklet that enables users to import threads from Twitter and expand on them, giving them context and making them easier to process and follow.

 

The other nifty feature here is that Branch threads can be embedded in blogs (like WordPress and Tumblr, for example), allowing you to display conversations in context, rather than relying on screenshots of comment sections or sharing the sensitive information..."

 

 

Read full article on TechCrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/13/obvious-backed-branch-comes-out-of-public-beta-to-foster-conversations-online/

 

Check out it and request an invite: http://branch.com

 

Blog Post on Branch: 

http://bulletin.branch.com/post/29351108916/welcome-to-branch

 

Branch’s introductory video on Vimeo: 

http://vimeo.com/47334795


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What happens to advertising in a world of streams?

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As we consume more and more content via real-time streams that come to us through Twitter and Facebook and newer platforms, how does that affect advertising? Everyone wants their ads to look like just another form of content, but that’s a lot harder than it sounds.

 

IIt’s no secret that more and more of the content we consume is coming in the form of constantly updated real-time streams, never-ending rivers that pour through Twitter and Facebook and aggregation apps like Flipboard. It’s not a new phenomenon, but there’s no question it has been accelerating, and new offerings like Medium — the publishing platform from Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone — as well as others like Pinterest and BuzzFeed and Tumblr have helped ramp up the rate of adoption, as has the increasing shift to consuming content on mobile devices.

As appealing as these kinds of services are for users, however, they still have to be paid for somehow, which raises the question: What happens to advertising in a world made of streams?

 

As Choire Sicha notes in a post on this topic at The Awl, it’s great to look at the clean and stripped-down design of a site like Medium or an online discussion community like Branch or a lightweight blogging platform like Svbtle, but part of the reason they are so attractive is that they have no ads. While some new ventures like App.net are hoping to build platforms that are funded by users and the developers who build for them, content-oriented networks and services typically have to rely on some kind of advertising — a challenge that both Twitter and Facebook are confronting as well, with mixed success....


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Fab! The End of TV as We Know It & The Birth of Transmedia. Ogilvy Media Deck

Doug Scott, President, OgilvyEntertainment and Matt Doherty, Transmedia Architect, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide presented The End of TV as We Know It & The Birth o...

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Stop Motion Hollywood Film Uses 3D Printed Characters To Show Over 31,000 Human Emotions

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ParaNorman is a 3D, stop-motion animated film by Oregon-based LAIKA. The animation studio worked with 3D Systems to leverage 3D printing to help the 62 characters display a wider range of emotions – over 31,000 potential faces were made to help the film look more life-like and realistic.

 

via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2012/08/stop-motion-hollywood-film-uses-3d-printed-characters-to-show-over-31000-human-emotions.html#ixzz23o5nM1mM


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Bookmarking: Simon Sinek on The Golden Circle - Start With Why > About

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Golden Circle


The model that codifies the three distinct and interdependent elements (Why, How, What) that makes any person or organization function at its highest ability.

 

Based on the biology of human decision making, it demonstrates how the function of our limbic brain and the neocortex directly relate to the way in which people interact with each other and with organizations and brands in the formation of cultures and communities.

 

The concept is fully explained in Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why, published in 2009.


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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: 10 Visual Social Nets You Should Use

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Beyond Pinterest and Instagram – ten visual social networks that ...

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Beyond Pinterest and Instagram 10 Social Nets you may not know but should use. Some great new highly visual social nets several of whom I'v never heard of until this helpful scoop.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, August 16, 2012 9:24 AM
Thanks for the pick up of Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics Siobhan :). Marty
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MMO designers need to focus more on the 'why', not the 'what'

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MMO designers need to stop focusing so much on what players want to do in online games, and instead hone in on why these players choose to put so many hours into the MMOs they play, says Funcom creative director Craig Morrison.

 

MMO designers need to stop focusing so much on what players want to do in online games, and instead hone in on why these players choose to put so many hours into the MMOs they play.

 

Funcom Montreal creative director Craig Morrison referred to author Simon Sinek's "golden circle" theory (shown below) as part of his GDC Europe talk today, noting that the "how" (the systems provided to the players) and the "what" (what the player wants to do) all boils down to exactly "why" these players are making those decisions in the first play.

 

"Everytime a player logs in, they need a 'why'," noted Morrison. "What we really need to be thinking about is the why - it's the bit that we don't really consider enough. Players need a reason to be playing it. What is motivating them?"...


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