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Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform

Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
New research indicates that Instagram is poised for a big take-off. Will it be the next big thing?

 

A few weeks ago I professed my love for Instagram and predicted that this easy photo-sharing app would soar. Now, new data from The Social Habit seems to confirm that Instagram is poised for a breakout.

Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. That’s paltry compared to Facebook (94%) or Twitter (47%). But here are four reasons why Instagram could explode in 2013.

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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Oscar Wilde

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Visit the Sigalon Soup.io (http://sigalon.soup.io), a good source for content curation.

 

As of today, 2014-01-01, the Sigalon Soup has been viewed more than 66,000 times, by more than 25,000 visitors from 159 countries.

 

The Sigalon Soup and the related Soups are news aggregators.

To follow the most recent information on a specific topic, click on an item, -Soup-, in the list specified below.

Each topic contains information from a number of selected RSS feeds, as well as direct links to some relevant sites.

Below the heading "Account" in each Soup, you find icons pointing to the sources from which the RSS feeds are obtained. By clicking on an icon, you can go directly to such a source.

 

See the List of Current Specific Topics in this Document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uQZUfeeKZKIyYF8U3QqUDIwC1zgu1VkEfpZStUxEm_Q/edit?usp=sharing

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3 reasons why Tesla can scale where others have failed

3 reasons why Tesla can scale where others have failed | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Tesla rocked the automotive world last month with news that it plans to build a 5 GW lithium ion battery plant in the United States. That’s huge: 5 GW is equivalent to all of the world’s current battery production, so, Tesla will basically double global battery manufacturing.

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Bukhara: A Spiced Rice Dish - Food52

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Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one...
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Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

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Washington DC (SPX) Jul 23, 2014 -

Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells-keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Shanhui Fan, an electrical engineering professor at Stanford University in California has found a way to let solar cells cool themselves by shepherding away unwanted thermal radiation.

The researchers describe their innovative design in the premiere issue of The Optical Society's (OSA) new open-access journal Optica.

Solar cells are among the most promising and widely used renewable energy technologies on the market today. Though readily available and easily manufactured, even the best designs convert only a fraction of the energy they receive from the Sun into usable electricity.

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Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells

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Hsinchu City, Taiwan (SPX) Jul 28, 2014 -
A team of scientists from Taiwan has shown that adding CdS or CdSe quantum dots (QDs) to GaAs solar cells could increase their efficiency by nearly 25 percent. The results were reported in Nature la
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Headlines for July 28, 2014

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Headline 1 – Palestinian Toll Tops 1,000 as Truce Unearths Dozens of Buried Bodies : Headline 2 – Kerry Denies Israeli Rejection of Ceasefire Offer : Headline 3 – Hundreds in NYC, 3,000+ in Tel Aviv Protest Israeli Invasion of Gaza : Headline 4 – Spiking Violence in Libya Prompts U.S. Embassy Evacuation : Headline 5 – Violence in Eastern Ukraine Keeps Investigators from Crash Site : Headline 6 – U.N.: Plane Downing Likely a War Crime; Over 1,100 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Since April : Headline 7 – U.S. Accuses Russia of Cross-Border Fire; EU Approves New Sanctions : Headline 8 – Obama Hosts Central American Leaders on Migrant Crisis : Headline 9 – Argentina Faces Looming Deadline to Avoid Default; Protests Back Refusal to Pay Vultures : Headline 10 – Former Venezuelan General Avoids U.S. Extradition Following Aruba Arrest
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Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

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Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. With Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark, Phil Donahue. A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.
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jimmy nelson photo | Media - Qwant

jimmy nelson photo | Media - Qwant | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
PHOTOGRAPHER OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
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A free 3D modeling app for iPad

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We believe in the power of 3D thinking and our vision is to make 3D modeling, designing + printing more accessible and affordable for people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds.
There are many potential uses for Morphi - prototyping, visualization, making functional products and wearables, creating decorative items, rendering quick architectural models, building 3D models to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Math), literacy and much, much more.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:02 AM

This is a great app to get students started creating and designing 3D objects and printing them on a 3D printer.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, Today, 7:28 AM

Ja lisää kokeiltavaa.

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OS X Yosemite Beta

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You can now download the next OS X in beta.
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The evolution of the web

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Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 25, 10:26 AM

Detalladísima evolución de la web:

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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Robin Good's curator insight, July 21, 9:23 AM



Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








Les Howard's curator insight, July 21, 10:20 AM

Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, July 22, 6:48 AM

I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Andrée and the Aeronauts' Voyage to the Top of the World • Damn Interesting

Andrée and the Aeronauts' Voyage to the Top of the World • Damn Interesting | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
On the 11th of July 1897, the world breathlessly awaited word from the small Norwegian island of Danskøya in the Arctic Sea. Three gallant Swedish scientis
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Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important -- the aim being to...

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This would be a game changer for the electric vehicle industry....seven times the range of current technologies!!!

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LG G Watch Review and Giveaway

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Google’s foray into the world of wearable technology isn’t a single smartwatch – it’s an entire operating system, dubbed Android Wear. The first of a likely long line of devices is LG’s G Watch. At present, only two Wear devices grace Google’s Play Store, the other: Samsung’s Gear Live. The Gear Live costs a little less at $199 and comes with an AMOLED screen, worse battery life and a heart-rate sensor. In other respects, the two devices appear as near clones of one another. While Motorola and HTC will introduce Wear devices in either the later Summer or Fall, the prices and launch days remain a mystery. HTC is rumored to offer better build quality and Motorola’s Moto 360 includes wireless Qi charging.

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How to Make Gazpacho Without a Recipe - Food52

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Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you...
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Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
By Rob Jordan -

Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 25, 2014 Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun. A new Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert California's all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by clean, renewable energy.

Published in Energy, the plan shows the way to a sustainable, inexpensive and reliable energy supply in California that could create tens of thousands of jobs and save billions of dollars in pollution-related health costs.

"If implemented, this plan will eliminate air pollution mortality and global warming emissions from California, stabilize prices and create jobs - there is little downside," said Mark Z. Jacobson, the study's lead author and a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering.

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Professor Ilan Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be a "Racist Apartheid State" with U.S. Support

Professor Ilan Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be a "Racist Apartheid State" with U.S. Support | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
As the Palestinian death toll tops 1,000 in Gaza, we are joined from Haifa by Israeli professor and historian Ilan Pappé. "I think Israel in 2014 made a decision that it prefers to be a racist apartheid state and not a democracy," Pappé says. "It still hopes that the United States will license this decision and provide it with the immunity to continue, with the necessary implication of such a policy vis-à-vis the Palestinians wherever they are." A professor of history and the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, Pappé is the author of several books, including most recently, "The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge."
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MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

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MIT researchers have developed a simple, graphite-based sponge that converts water to steam using the sun's rays, providing cheap water purification and power.
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BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY

BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Jimmy Nelson - 

PHOTOGRAPHER OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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Before they pass away: Jimmy Nelson at TEDxAmsterdam - YouTube

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Produced by: http://www.fellermedia.com Camera & Crew: http://www.hoens.tv With his pictures, photographer Jimmy Nelson documented 35 unique tribes in 44 cou...
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Pinterest is US web users favorite social media site

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The American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows that all web services from news to search engines that usually lag far behind their real-world counterparts in terms of satisfaction ratings ar...
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November road scene, Uzes

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Deborah - Thank you for a GREAT photo.

See you soon.

 

Visit:

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Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks

Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

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Justin Fowler, co-founder of AudioPress, offers valuable insight into what the future of search and curation may be, by providing a relevant and sound pattern to look at: music.


He writes on TheNextWeb:

"Context is key for music, and that is where services like Songza and Beats Music are picking up tips from FM radio. These services are essentially using algorithms to help people discover new playlists, instead of discovering new songs. This allows for a marriage of both technology and human curation."


Accordingly, as time goes by, I expect to see search engines increasingly highlight and direct searchers to quality curators, hubs and on-topic collections and specialized resources, rather than to individual, one-topic-only pages.


Search engines will increasingly be gateways to curators and content collections rather than to individual tracks and pages.


This will be particularly true especially when you will query a topic, a theme or interest, or better yet, a musical genre.

In all of these situations, where you want to dive, discover and learn more about a topic, it is much better to be offered a selection of playlists, compilations, collections or hubs covering that theme rather than a specific song, product or artist.

That is, search and discoverability of content will rely more and more on intermediaries that will take on the load to make sense and organize in the best possible way, a specific realm of information (it can be a music genre, or the analysis of a biological topic) rather than  - as it happens today - provide a linear list of individual web pages that is supposed to cover that topic.


If the music industry, is, like other times before, an early indicator of how things will work out in the future, it makes a lot of sense to expect that the future of content discovery and search will be increasingly in the hands of curators, greatly helped and supported by sophisticated, but hackable and adjustable algorithms.


What do you think?



Rightful. Indicative of things to come. 8/10


Full article: http://trove.com/me/content/Cc1qT


Reading time: 4':20"










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Cannabis Inc.

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ABC Australia presents a short documentary concerning the advancements of legalized marijuana in America with a focus on corporate interests in the burgeoning mainstream pot industry.

We are first introduced to Michael Blue and Brendan Kennedy, founders of Privateer Holdings, the first private equity firm dedicated to cannabis.

Giving the appearance of traditional young business men with suits and Ivy league degrees, Blue and Kennedy present themselves as working in the interest of patient rights and civil liberties, with Kennedy expressing his doubt that he could ever work for tobacco or alcohol.

Blue explains that the industry is growing and will only continue to expand as attitudes towards marijuana become more accepting with 85% of Americans supporting legalized marijuana, at least for medical purposes. "You can't get eight in ten Americans to agree on anything," Kennedy explains. "But you can get them to agree on this."

Marijuana activist John Davis provides a history of our societal attitude towards cannabis, and how it was once a valued crop before prohibition derailed its mainstream potential. Acknowledging that marijuana continues to be a mainstream substance despite its ongoing status as an illegal one, Davis indicates the potential for extreme profit in not only the sale of cannabis, but the paraphernalia involved as well.

On the other side of the issue is Representative Patrick Kennedy (of the Kennedys) who is adamantly fighting against the legalization of marijuana. Citing his own experience as a former addict - albeit to cocaine, opiates and alcohol - Kennedy recounts the humiliation and shame involved in his actions while under the influence of drugs. In light of his past personal troubles his pet crusade is now against "Big Marijuana" and what he perceives to be the greed and profiteering behind it.

Giving perspectives from both the pro- and anti-cannabis sides of the aisle, this film gives viewers a fair amount of information to consider – are modern strains of cannabis stronger than they were in the past and does that make them more desirable or more dangerous? If marijuana is regulated will it become safer or will corporate interests corrupt the quality by introducing contaminants as happened with tobacco? Either way the film suggests the answers will surely reveal themselves in real life soon enough.

Watch the full documentary now

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Nestlé's water privatization push | Story of Stuff

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Nestlé backed up that statement with this ruthless move at the World Water Forum.

 

Nestlé's Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with "The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution."

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