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What Does the Future of Work Look Like? - The Future Workplace

What Does the Future of Work Look Like? - The Future Workplace | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I flew to NYC to film a video on the future of work with the folks over at Success Factors. The video was recently debuted at SAP’s Sapphire conference in Orlando. It explores a lot of the themes and ideas that I care about such as employee engagement, workplace flexibility, the …

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futurology...always fascinating!

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Polly A. Sheppard's comment, July 6, 2014 11:14 AM
This affirms the need to assist our students in becoming creative collaborators!
Tim Robinson's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:59 PM

 Interesting perspectives. Also, U.K. have just given employees the right to ask for flexible working hours and the right to expect a reasonable answer, whether affirmative or not.

Chaz's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:09 AM

The future workplace is almost here.

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Why Brands Should Be Investing in Content Curation

Why Brands Should Be Investing in Content Curation | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Content is king. Create more content. Write more blog posts.


That's the story that many content marketing gurus and social media gurus have been preaching for the last few years.


It's a story and an idea that has been talked about so frequently that we're now living in a world that is overcome with content. It feels like every topic is being written about. It feels like every acquisition is being analyzed. It feels like it's impossible to keep up with all the great content being created and shared.


Which is why now more than ever, there is a real need in the world for people who curate great content....


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Wondering why content curation is taking off as a great marketing opportunity? Ross Simmonds shares four benefits of content curation.

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Wondering why content curation is taking off as a great marketing opportunity? Ross Simmonds shares four benefits of content curation.

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Using #blockchain to improve data management in the public sector | McKinsey & Company

Using #blockchain to improve data management in the public sector | McKinsey & Company | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
It’s not just for financial institutions; government agencies can use this digital ledger technology to protect trusted records and simplify interactions with citizens. An important function of government is to maintain trusted information about individuals, organizations, assets, and activities. Local, regional, and national agencies are charged with maintaining records that include, for instance, birth and…
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Finding your ‘zone’ and staying there: rituals for sustained concentration - Dr Peta Freestone

Finding your ‘zone’ and staying there: rituals for sustained concentration - Dr Peta Freestone | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Flow. Getting in the zone. Whatever you call it, you’ve got to go there. And you’ve got to be able to stay there long enough to make meaningful progress.

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Star Forts, the Premier Defense System of the Late 1500s

Star Forts, the Premier Defense System of the Late 1500s | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Fort Bourtange remains perfectly preserved, with historic structures strewn across the 11-acre pentagon.

 

Star forts, five-sided forts designed to give guards a panoramic view of any potential attackers, originated in Italy in the 15th century. Providing the optimal structure for protection from threats, star forts were used in Italian warfare for years and eventually diffused to the Groningen region of the Netherlands, where the Bourtange star fort was constructed in 1593.

 

Tags:  military, historical, landscape.


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This computer programmer solved gerrymandering in his spare time

This computer programmer solved gerrymandering in his spare time | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
We could take human error out of the redistricting process entirely. Why don't we?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 13, 4:08 PM

This computer programmer (code word in the newspapers for geographers using GIS) has created a way to take the human element out of the redistricting process.  Dividing places into separate, formal regions is an important task, one that often times requires an intimate knowledge of the place, it's cultural, economic and physical characteristics.  That's how I would want things to been done in a perfect world, but partisan chicanery has led to so many gerrymandered districts that the human touch is what many of us fear more than a cold, impersonal division that does not take place, history, and community into account.    

 

Questions to Ponder: Do you trust the politicians that are in charge of your state to create better districts than computer-generated districts that are optimized for compactness?  What are some of the potential limitations of compact districts?  Would an independent committee/bipartisan group do a better job? How does the Voting Rights Act complicate the redistricting process?    

 

Tags: gerrymandering, politicalmapping, cartography, GIS, unit 4 political.

Madison Murphy's curator insight, May 16, 2:34 PM
The Computer Programmer looks at gerrymandering in a different way by drawing boundary lines on his map and then comparing to show you the difference. This relates to the classroom by showing how gerrymandering draws lines of states but is illegal. This still exists and is bigger in political parties.
Mr Mac's curator insight, June 13, 10:23 AM
Unit 1 - regions, GIS, Unit 4 - districts, gerrymandering (please note, saying "solved" might be a stretch as any districting will have to work on some form of bias) 
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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 6, 2016 11:38 AM
Soms kun je een verhaal goed vertellen met een infographic, regelijk een vorm die zich goed laat delen op sociale media. Misschien kun je er ook wel een creatief cv mee maken. Maak je eigen #infographics met een van deze online tools. 
IFETH's curator insight, June 10, 2016 2:21 AM

Il y a surement une appli qui nous concerne

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Tech world seeks successor to Moore’s Law as chips beat their own Records

Tech world seeks successor to Moore’s Law as chips beat their own Records | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Rule about pace of computer chip growth dates back to 1965

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Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools!

Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools! | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Bloggers, website owners, marketers, and article writers have one main concern on their minds: how can they create more content in a shorter period of time? It’s not only about quantity, though. We do want more content, butcontent quality matters—we also want to make a greater impact with a single piece.


Not to worry; technology has your back. Here’s a great resource on content marketing and a general introductioninfographic, and below are seven tools that will help you create masterful content....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 6, 2016 3:49 AM

Tools to test drive for content marketers.

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Does Technology Make You Freer? - NPR

Does Technology Make You Freer? - NPR | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Improvements in technology don't necessarily lead to more leisure time for people, but they allow us more freedom to choose what we spend our time doing, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Personal Growth - Medium

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.


There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for?...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 12, 2015 2:43 PM

Are you a lifelong learner? Here are some great ideas for learning.

Angela Brown-Parker, MBA's curator insight, July 13, 2015 12:54 PM

I recently enrolled back in college to learn a new skill for a career change.   I wish that I knew about these websites.  Would have save me thousands of dollars.

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 15, 2015 6:11 AM

This one looks worth tucking away until I have one of those rainy days I'm always dreaming about!

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Content Marketing Examples: Who Does Content Marketing Well - Brandanew

Content Marketing Examples: Who Does Content Marketing Well - Brandanew | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Altimeter group in 2012 came up with an interesting study and a framework for accessing Content Marketing performance and success. The framework can help analyze your current positioning, what you can do better and help understand who does content marketing well. Here are some details on the framework, that you can use as a ready-hand reference for your own brands.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 2:31 AM

Whether you're in the middle of a strategy or a first-time, here's a framework to analyze who does Content marketing well. Find Content marketing examples.

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24 Content Marketing Tools from Discovery to Delivery

24 Content Marketing Tools from Discovery to Delivery | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Everyone needs dependable tools to get their job done. A painter needs paint brushes, paint, spray guns, rollers and a ladder.

 

Similarly, bloggers and content marketers need tools that will produce the best results.

 

Here is a curated list of 24 content marketing tools from content discovery, creation to delivery....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 3:11 AM

24 content marketing tools you can use.

Marco Favero's curator insight, July 14, 2015 10:48 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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27 Tools for the Modern Marketer

27 Tools for the Modern Marketer | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Marketers have access to a lot of digital tools these days. Here's a list of the top tools to use for marketing automation, digital asset management, social media and more.

 

As the marketer’s role becomes more data-driven and analytical, they need to master a new set of tools.According to a 2014 survey conducted by the Economist, CMOs said marketing operations, technology, and data analysis were some of the top areas where their organizations need expertise. One CMO told the Economist, “when we hire, we look for people with digital capabilities, who can do things like run a marketing automation platform, a data analytics function, or execute and listen to multiple social media properties.”

 

Marketers have access to more digital tools than we could possibly list. We’ve targeted some of the most popular tools for automation, analytics,digital asset management, social media management, and other digital technologies modern marketers need to get the job done....


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George Schildge's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:37 AM

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Tools for the toolbox!

Russ LeFevre's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:15 AM

27 cool tools every marketer should have in his or her social media toolkit.

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Emerging AI: 7 Industries Including Law, HR, Travel and Media Where AI Is Making an Impact

Emerging AI: 7 Industries Including Law, HR, Travel and Media Where AI Is Making an Impact | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Artificial Intelligence is being hailed as the new linchpin of the tech industry. Although machine learning algorithms have been around for decades, the advances in hardware processing capabilities and access to big data have ushered in a new era of AI applications. Areas like healthcare, IoT, and cybersecurity, where there are a massive number of data points available, were quick to adopt and experiment with AI algorithms. But deals are slowly emerging in other verticals like legal tech, travel tech, real estate, and media & entertainment. From established law firms investing in AI startups to smart money VCs backing AI companies in the gaming industry, newer possibilities are emerging every day.


“Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI will transform in the next several years.” - Andrew Ng, former chief scientist at Baidu


The artificial intelligence deals tracker shows the distribution of AI deals across different categories. We focused on some of the emerging AI categories in the lower half of the heat map to analyze the use cases for AI in these industries, VC interest, startup funding, and notable startups to watch....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 7, 10:53 AM

CB Insights takes a look at categories where AI startups are beginning to emerge. A majority of them are in the early stages of funding.

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What will be the impact of the emerging Technology on our whole existence?
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Futurology: from mobile silos to open ecosystems · Forrester

Futurology: from mobile silos to open ecosystems · Forrester | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Forrester's Michael Facemire describes a technology future that is on one level so obvious and human but on another level fundamentally disruptive. Source: Futurology: from mobile silos to open ecosystems · Forrester
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What Emotionally Connects Consumers to Brands?

What Emotionally Connects Consumers to Brands? | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Consumers say they feel most emotionally connected with a brand that seems to care about people like themselves and is making a positive difference in the world. See more study findings.

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 8, 11:53 AM
Do you know why people emotionally connect with brands? Here are some reasons you may want to consider.
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Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river?

Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river? | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Designer Alex Szabo-Haslam has stripped out the street names and highlighted the water features around 11 world cities. Can you identify them?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 3, 1:21 PM

This is a fun map quiz that is part memory, but also relies on pattern recognition to see if you can understand the urban morphology that shaped these places. 

 

Tags: urbanfluvial, trivia, games.

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30 Call-to-Action Examples You Can't Help But Click

30 Call-to-Action Examples You Can't Help But Click | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Think about all the times you've signed up for things in your life. Did you once download Evernote? Dropbox? Spotify? Maybe you've even taken a class on General Assembly.

Each one of these signups is likely a result of an effective call-to-action.

And it's really important to guide your visitors through the buying journey using strategic calls-to-action (CTAs). Think about it: If you hadn't been drawn in by the copy or design of the CTA, or been guided so eloquently through your sign-up process, you would probably use a lot fewer apps and websites than you do now. 

Download our full collection of 101 call-to-action examples here for even more CTA ideas.

To help you identify what's effective and what's not, we've listed out 30 examples of CTAs that totally rock. These call-to-action examples are broken out into three categories: simple and effective design, click-worthy copy, and balancing multiple CTAs on one page....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 12, 2016 4:38 PM

Lots to learn from these 30 call to action examples.

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New method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors

New method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices.

 

Tungsten diselenide is a single-molecule-thick semiconductor that is part of an emerging class of materials called transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), which have the ability to convert light to electricity and vice versa, making them strong potential candidates for optoelectronic devices such as thin film solar cells, photodetectors flexible logic circuits and sensors. However, its atomically thin structure reduces its absorption and photoluminescence properties, thereby limiting its practical applications.

 

By incorporating monolayers of tungsten diselenide onto gold substrates with nanosized trenches, the research team, led by Professor Andrew Wee of the Department of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science, successfully enhanced the nanomaterial's photoluminescence by up to 20,000-fold. This technological breakthrough creates new opportunities of applying tungsten diselenide as a novel semiconductor material for advanced applications.

 

Ms Wang Zhuo, a PhD candidate from the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) and first author of the paper, explained, "This is the first work to demonstrate the use of gold plasmonic nanostructures to improve the photo-luminescence of tungsten diselenide, and we have managed to achieve an unprecedented enhancement of the light absorption and emission efficiency of this nanomaterial."

 

Elaborating on the significance of the novel method, Prof Wee said, "The key to this work is the design of the gold plasmonic nanoarray templates. In our system, the resonances can be tuned to be matched with the pump laser wavelength by varying the pitch of the structures. This is critical for plasmon coupling with light to achieve optimal field confinement."


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7 Presentation Tips You Can Learn from World Leaders

Learn some simple rules of successful presentations. perhaps it’s not as easy as that, but certainly we can do better by following these 7 presentation tips.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 2016 10:06 AM

Great slide presentation which can be used with students not only as a presentation example but also to talk about great historical figures.

Thanks for the suggestion to SketchBubble.

Jim Price's curator insight, April 13, 2016 1:58 PM
'Simple rules' for effective presentations - making the complex simple perhaps?! (PS - I've just published something which recommends 7 'simple rules' too ... perhaps '7' is the new '3'...?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, November 2, 2016 9:43 AM
Short slide show of important rules for a great presentation. 
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Wearable Technology/Personal Protection 2015

Designed to Save and Protect Lives! A NYC based designer/manufacturer of wearable technology for personal protection, seasonally fashionable garments for ...
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Back to Future Day: A look at our technology in 2045 - ZDNet

Back to Future Day: A look at our technology in 2045 - ZDNet | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
The classic geek movie Back to the Future Part II sent Marty McFly 30 years forward to October 21, 2015. We asked top technology experts to check their digital crystal balls and describe what they see in store for us 30 years from now.
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Capturing Micro-Moments: The New Customer Journey

Capturing Micro-Moments: The New Customer Journey | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

There is no doubt that smartphones, social media, and the always-connected digital world have changed consumer behavior. The buyer’s journey has become more immediate, with consumers expecting brands to meet their needs whenever and wherever they are. And Google has given a name to this real-time trend: Micro-moments.

 

Micro-moments are those in-the-moment times where a consumer turns to Google or social media to solve a problem or address something immediate. They are the “I want to learn…”, “Is it worth the price…”, “How do I fix…” moments. And they are becoming a significant part of how consumers make purchase decisions.

 

AdAge describes the new connected consumer, who frequently engages in these micro-moments, as having extremely high expectations of brands:“They want to take instant action and they want instant gratification based on personal agendas and goals. Their movements are comprised of mini-moments and their decisions at each is more unscripted and unpredictable than ever.”

 

The brands that will continue to win consumers’ hearts and minds are those that can respond to this demand for immediacy and personalization, taking real-time marketing to its pinnacle....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 2:02 AM

Are you ready for real-time and one to one connections with your customers?

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10 inspiring pieces of editorial design

10 inspiring pieces of editorial design | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Editorial design is my favorite part of a graphic designer’s job, unfortunatly, it isn’t the easiest one to get job in. Here is some inspiration for some well-designed editorial layouts.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 3:20 AM

Creativity with your coffee.

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xoj9's curator insight, July 17, 2015 2:06 PM

Love the creative thinking here

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Design Resources – The Best Curated Collection For Designers

Design Resources – The Best Curated Collection For Designers | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Are you looking for the ultimate list for design resources online?

 

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time trying to find the perfect pattern, the finest font, and the coolest color combo. What if you could bookmark one page that contained all of the design resources and references you’ll need?

 

That’s this page. Don’t worry, Princess, you won’t have to kiss any frogs here. On this page, you’ll find the best resources on the web (and we’ll continue to update this list and keep it fresh). Whether you’re looking for podcasts or image inspiration, YouTube videos or design communities, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the ‘net to find the best and brightest resources available....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 15, 2015 1:51 AM

The best collection of free and useful resources you can use to create professional designs.