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The 10 Most Misleading Social Media Metrics in the World

The 10 Most Misleading Social Media Metrics in the World | Zofia | Scoop.it
Numbers. You want them. I want them. We all want them. But there is a big problem with all these social media numbers that are soooo important to the success of your business—many don’t mean squat.

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South Korea’s Park Sees U.S. Ties as Key in Facing North

South Korea’s Park Sees U.S. Ties as Key in Facing North | Zofia | Scoop.it
South Korean President Park Geun Hye called for expanding security and economic ties with the U.S. as the two allies stand together against threats from North Korea. (South Korea's Park Sees U.S.
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People’s Daily Commentary Challenges Japan’s Claim on Okinawa

People’s Daily Commentary Challenges Japan’s Claim on Okinawa | Zofia | Scoop.it
Amid a long-running territorial dispute between China and Japan over a small group of uninhabited islands, the Chinese Communist Party’s main propaganda organ is questioning Tokyo’s historical claim on another piece of land long important to U.S.
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ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 10:37 AM

Keeping up with Tyne Jones.

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Keeping up with the Jones's.
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Canada Unexpectedly Sheds 54,500 Jobs in March; Worst Job Loss in 4 Years; Canadian Dollar Tumbles

Canada Unexpectedly Sheds 54,500 Jobs in March; Worst Job Loss in 4 Years; Canadian Dollar Tumbles | Zofia | Scoop.it
Our neighbor to the North also suffered from an unexpectedly weak jobs report today, the worst monthly job losses in more than four years.
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Defining and Modeling Complex Adaptive Systems

Almost all the critical problems of our time are problems of control and almost all of them concern complex adaptive systems. If we want to know more about our bodies, it is not just to increase kn...
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Even if agreeable that all systems need disorder to create adaptive movements - predicting and preparing for them requires more than just simple analyses...

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Detecting Shift, U.S. Makes Case to China on North Korea

Detecting Shift, U.S. Makes Case to China on North Korea | Zofia | Scoop.it
The Obama administration, seeing signs of Chinese frustration toward Pyongyang, is pressing China to crack down or face more of an American military presence in Asia.
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Will the SEC social media ruling herald a new dawn of digital leaders? | Text100 UK Blog

Will the SEC social media ruling herald a new dawn of digital leaders? | Text100 UK Blog | Zofia | Scoop.it
The Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week announced that US-listed companies can now use social media to communicate important company information to shareholders, but what does this mean for businesses?
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Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy

Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy | Zofia | Scoop.it

"So it’s not so much that collaborative consumption is dead, it’s more that it risks dying as it gets absorbed by the “Borg” and its mindless minions of capitalism. Nothing new or special here, of course. As a recent Atlantic Cities feature concluded, collaborative consumption is just more efficient, which isn’t all bad. In a recent Economist cover story, Tim O’Reilly says this loss of revolutionary potential is inevitable. He’s wrong, though. It’s only inevitable if a company takes VC money. It’s really just a decision.

This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons.

If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time.

Below are some of the most important and overlooked parts of it:"


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:21 PM

A thoughtful article, full of examples and links, about the dangers of monetizing collaborative consumption -- and how media attention on the technology and profit side of these social changes blinds us to the real potential of sharing economies.

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Please have a look at Howard Rheingold's comments below. Thanks Howard for scooping this one.

Lia Goren's curator insight, March 21, 2013 1:16 PM

As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed.

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Channel NewsAsia - N Korea left few clues about tested nuke design: The Washington Post - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia - N Korea left few clues about tested nuke design: The Washington Post - Channel NewsAsia | Zofia | Scoop.it
North Korea likely took meticulous steps to conceal any residue from its February nuclear weapon test, fueling suspicions that it is using a new bomb design with highly enriched uranium at its core, The Washington Post reported.
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LOCAL - Istanbul city bus attacked with Molotov cocktails

LOCAL - Istanbul city bus attacked with Molotov cocktails | Zofia | Scoop.it
A group of fifteen people wearing masks attacked a city bus by throwing Molotov...
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Katherine Kuchenbecker: The technology of touch | Video on TED.com

As we move through the world, we have an innate sense of how things feel -- the sensations they produce on our skin and how our bodies orient to them. Can technology leverage this?

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JoseAlvarezCornett's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:54 PM

With Google Nose and the technology of touch something is cooking.

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Sochi 2014 Cellular Network to Stregthen Threefold

Sochi 2014 Cellular Network to Stregthen Threefold | Zofia | Scoop.it
Mountain cellphone coverage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is set to be significantly boosted after a major mobile operator vowed to triple the number of 3G base stations in the area.
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China calls for 'joint efforts' to reduce Korea tensions - Channel NewsAsia

China calls for 'joint efforts' to reduce Korea tensions - Channel NewsAsia | Zofia | Scoop.it
China appealed for 'joint efforts' to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula after Pyongyang ordered missile units to prepare to strike the US mainland and US stealth bombers flew over South Korea.
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From Formal Strategic Planning to Strategic, Improvisatory Thinking

From Formal Strategic Planning to Strategic, Improvisatory Thinking | Zofia | Scoop.it
Why is it that when people act on the logic by which bureaucracies operate, they seem to have allowed simple common sense to escape out the window?  It could be the DMV clerk behind the counter mak...
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China Cuts Ties With North Korean Bank

China Cuts Ties With North Korean Bank | Zofia | Scoop.it
The United States has pressed China to rein in the North’s nuclear program, and the decision appeared to be its strongest move yet.

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ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 10:35 AM

China follows up on tough talk about N. Korea.

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Musudan: North Korea’s Latest Missile Threat

Musudan: North Korea’s Latest Missile Threat | Zofia | Scoop.it
Analysts are once again scrutinizing North Korea's capabilities following reports it’s moving midrange Musudan missiles in what could be preparation for a firing.
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EIU report suggests that NPP Supreme Court Petition is likely to fail

EIU report suggests that NPP Supreme Court Petition is likely to fail | Zofia | Scoop.it
Related posts: NPP Files Petition at Supreme Court to Challenge Mahama’s Election NPP’S PRESS CONFERENCE ON SUPREME COURT PETITION!
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Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court | Zofia | Scoop.it
Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S. government. A court filings revealed Google's opposition to handing over users' data. Google is one of the first communications companies to fight an NSL, according to the EFF.
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Global Economic Update: March 2013

Global Economic Update: March 2013 | Zofia | Scoop.it
Professor Joe Nellis gives his latest update focusing on the UK Budget, the Eurozone crisis and the global economy.
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Political Intelligence: Financial Market Value of Government Information Hinges on Materiality and Timing

Political Intelligence: Financial Market Value of Government Information Hinges on Materiality and Timing | Zofia | Scoop.it

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Arthur Peterson's Insight: Interesting GAO report.  GAO does not know how to determine the amount of political intelligence or how it impacts financial investments, but it does know there are companies making considerable profits selling political intelligence.  These firms have strict guidelines in place so no insider trading rules are violated. I guess these firms just provide the info that is found in the Washington Post.

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Interesting GAO report.  GAO does not know how to determine the amount of political intelligence or how it impacts financial investments, but it does know there are companies making considerable profits selling political intelligence.  These firms have strict guidelines in place so no insider trading rules are violated. I guess these firms just provide the info that is found in the Washington Post.

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Information Sharing: Agencies Could Better Coordinate to Reduce Overlap in Field-Based Activities

Information Sharing: Agencies Could Better Coordinate to Reduce Overlap in Field-Based Activities | Zofia | Scoop.it

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ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:36 PM

Another GAO report which finds overlap and inefficiency in the information sharing between fusion centers, JTTF, and other task forces in the field. This report highlights overlap dealing with criminal, illegal drug, and counterterrorism.

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Shell to Shut Down Major Pipeline in Nigeria

Shell to Shut Down Major Pipeline in Nigeria | Zofia | Scoop.it
Company says it has close Nembe Creek Trunkline to repair holes drilled by oil thieves
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Essentials of Collaboration - Standards and Simplicity

Essentials of Collaboration - Standards and Simplicity | Zofia | Scoop.it
Life shouldn't be that complicated.  Life should be simple - and often it can be, if we allow it.  We just have to realize that we are the instruments of complexity, not life itself.   There are ma...

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Viktor Markowski's curator insight, March 30, 2013 5:55 PM

We stand on the frontier of an emerging social environment. We got here because our elders and predecessors established standards for network protocols and services that eventually became the Internet.  It took us almost 30 years to reach this level of ubiquity and universal acceptance, but good lessons were learned along the way including the fact that complex standards rarely get adopted, and simple ones often stand the course of time.

 
Monica S Mcfeeters's comment, April 2, 2013 9:57 AM
The simple standard of net neutrality that Berners-Le found the web with and gave it such fast innovation and the basic right regarding privacy and rule of law with due process are enough standards to guide and mandate regarding the internet and other technology. Taxing online shopping is a different debate.
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South Korea’s surprising stand-down on digital textbooks

South Korea has for years equated the advance of technology with societal progress, including in the area of education. Not now.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:27 AM

I am sharing this because it talks about a balance that the Korean government is trying to find between leading the way in digital textbooks and paper in a country where 1 in 5 of students between 5 - 9 year old students are addicted to the Internet.

Ken

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Border city hostage to violent cartel infighting as police, army look the other way | Inte...

Police and army look the other way as factions battle for control.
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