Amazon has been stocking up its Web-video offering with lots of old TV shows. Now it’s going to start making some of its own.
The company is pulling back the covers (a bit) on its plans to produce kids’ shows and sitcoms via its “Amazon Studios” unit, which has already been dipping a toe into the movie business. Word of the new push leaked out earlier this year, via hiring notices — such a useful way to track a secretive company! — and now Amazon is ’fessing up.
Twentieth Century Fox is going all in on digital distribution.
From CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week:
“Last year, I stood on this stage and predicted that domestic distribution of movies in the format of celluloid film could cease by the end of 2013. That prediction is becoming a reality,” said John Fithian, CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).”As a letter from our friends at Fox confirms, no one should rely on the distribution of film prints much longer.”
An interview with Michael Bierut (a partner at Pentagram and major voice in the world of design). Bierut doesn't believe that the term Design Thinking really addresses what motivates designers to create: the powerful feeling of coming up with something new. He also suggests that the lone designer creating artifacts is being devalued over co-creation and thinking about how to scale.
Watch all three videos from a designer who finds individual passion, danger and uncertanty central to the process of designing things.
Visualizing goals (often thought of as part of "Brainstorming") can be done in two ways: 1) creating a full-fledged vision of the future outcome, adding all of the emotional component of the result to the concept, or 2)visualizing as athletes do, where they visualize the actions required to achieve their goals.
Apparently, studies show that visualizing like an athlete, working out all of the steps to get to the goal, is the more effective way.
Apple's interest in making iOS development simpler than ever was revealed in a new patent application published this week and discovered by AppleInsider. Entitled "Content Configuration for Device Platforms," it describes a new authoring tool that would allow users to create content without needing to understand or access computer code.
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Useful presentation from Shel Holz that shows actual examples of curation for internal communications.
He talks about the stages of the process and demos various examples of how curation is being done by organizations from Ragan and Smart Brief to the NYT.
Shel notes areas where internal communicators could use curation - for news about the company, competitors, the industry or the marketplace - and shows how AEP curates content on its intranet.
He quotes the head of internal comms for AEP "The external news helps employees ot better understand the external forces that affect internal decisions. It's clear to me that our employees are much more informed as a result."
Another emerging trend is the ability for employees to share articles from the company , provided they do not contain proprietary information, via social media as a way of promoting the company.
Shel then turns to the use of curation in training - and shows an example of curated instructional video for a health care client. Another great idea!
Vital professions - how about finding an enthusiastic professional in the firm to curate useful professional info for the others?
Needless to say, there is a ton of useful, practical information in this presentation. It is an hour long ( including Q&A) but it's definitely worth it.
Introduction As a companion piece to a recent post we wrote over on the WWTID blog regarding curation , and as a follow-up to my last piece on proving out models within the creative industry , I wanted to expand on the concept of storytelling in today's...
Data visualization can imply cultural biases when using symbols, images, color and visual relationships that can have different meanings in different cultures. With the international spread of infographics and other forms of data visualization, it is important to clearly label and identify legends and symbols to avoid these pitfalls.
"Our ambition is for DIY to be the first app and online community in every kid’s life. It’s what we wish we had when we were young, and what we’ll give to our kids. Today we’re releasing a tool to let kids collect everything they make as they grow up."
"When you help your kid join DIY, you’re helping to recognize creativity as an essential part of every kid’s education, and possibly a requirement for their satisfaction as an adult. Sadly, most adults don’t believe they’re creative although we’re all capable of it at any age! We believe that to accept yourself as a creative adult you must start as a kid who is fearless of learning new skills and doing it yourself. Encouraging your kids to be inventive and self-reliant now will better prepare them to participate in a world that keeps changing."
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is partnering with Kaggle, the platform that uses gamification to solve complex scientific problems, to create a new model relating to molecular development.
Drugmakers have failed to gain the trust of most consumers on social networking sites, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey has found.
The survey (n=1K U.S. consumer) suggests that 37% of consumers trust information from drug companies delivered via social media such as Facebook, with other healthcare players such as doctors (61%), hospitals (55%) and health insurers (42%) all seeming more trustworthy, according to the survey.
[AS: The definition of 'trustworthines' is opaque, and not a function of the content that pharma delivers via SM, but rather an impressionistic reflection of the the level of trust the industry enjoys (or endures) overall. My POV: there is *no* better vehicle for repairing trust in pharma over time than a fully integrated suite of properly resourced, effectively managed SM presences.]
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.