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These Incredible Animated GIFs Are More Than 150 Years Old | Wired Design | Wired.com

More than 150 years before Buzzfeed uploaded its first cat GIF, people were already captivated by looping animations. Here's what they looked like.
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Here are some awesome old examples of pre-GIFS

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Internet in the Classroom (vintage, circa 1993)

This is a vintage Internet video. In 1993, the new-fangled Internet was starting to attract regular people, not just the geeks. In the United States, under the High…
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A fun video from 20 years ago. A nice man teaches us how to use this new thing called 'the internet'.  It is fun to see the hope and awe of teachers and students in the classroom in the very early days.

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Doug Engelbart's Death & Contributions -Reflections by Robert Scoble

Doug Engelbart's Death & Contributions -Reflections by Robert Scoble | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"We lost a great one yesterday. Personally Doug did more for humans than Steve Jobs did. That's how significant this loss is for the tech industry and the world."  --Robert Scoble


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This heartfelt post shares why Engelbart was so crucial to the history of computers.  Many of his visions are complete today.  I highly suggest taking the time to watch his visionary speech that he gave 54 years ago.

My first post on this Scoop.it website was Doug Engelbart's "Mother of All Presentations" video. @scoopit http://sco.lt/4rI0UD

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The Electronic Frontier (BBC Documentary 1993)

Inside Apple and Microsoft in 1993. Talks with the people who shaped the future.
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Wow. Here is a fun 50 minutes of time travel to learn what got visionaries excited back in 1993. Look inside of Apple and Microsoft and learn about how they saw the future. Hint: Many of their visions came true (because they designed the future).  

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Old Media Meets New Media: Pete Cashmore Interviews Ted Turner [VIDEO]

Old Media Meets New Media:  Pete Cashmore Interviews Ted Turner [VIDEO] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In a scenario that typifies the new-media-meets-traditional-media dialog, Mashable Founder Pete Cashmore took the stage at today's Social Good Summit to interview Ted Turner, th...
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This is a nice 20-minute video interview between Pete Cashmore of Mashable and Ted Turner of CNN. They discuss world events that affect the future of humanity as well as the early days of CNN

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Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start"

Guy Kawasaki presents The Art of the Start at TiECon, May 13, 2006." Garage Ventures & TiECon 2006
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Want to be an innovator?  Aim for making meaning instead of aiming to make money.

 

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook launched the largest tech IPO in history. Here is a look back at their journey.
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I am excited about Meograph.  It is a multimedia digital media creation tool.  It can be a great tool for teachers and students.

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Back to the Futurist: Liam Young

Back to the Futurist: Liam Young | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An interesting look at the future where we may be able to have servers and 'cloud computing' litterally hovering above us.l

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Google Glass Horror Stories From Your Privacy-Free Future

Google Glass Horror Stories From Your Privacy-Free Future | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
You will never look at the Google Glasses project the same. Some interesting things to consider. I don't have an opinion yet.
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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

My most interesting inovations is the way to protect our posture, Tim Woo's thoughts on a permanent sunscreen, and the partial solution to traffic jams.

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An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.

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The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen

The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I love the fact that Wired magazine chose a small town kid as their first Tech Icon in this series!

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He's not a household name like Gates, Jobs, or Zuckerberg. His face isn't known to millions. But during his remarkable 20-year career,Marc Andreessen has helped connect the dots between many great ideas, people and opportunities.

 

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Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter?

Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Be scared, be very.....well nevermind.  But it is pretty cool technology.  

 

 

Had Narrative Science -- a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that ...

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Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Search Engine Marketing, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing - WPP

Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Search Engine Marketing, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing - WPP | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This week I learned from Clay Shirky about the CVS flop that led to the Flip Camera.  I was inspired.  Ironically, tonight I learned that I could have learned about this 10 days ago if I would have read this article the first time the I clicked "Open in New Tab".  Back to the focus.  I love this new resource that I found regarding marketing, inovation, technology, and more.

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Ken Morrison's comment, April 21, 2012 9:31 AM
FYI: This is the specific article that I am referring to. It was top and left in the above link, but I should be more clear:
http://www.wpp.com/NR/rdonlyres/6114DEBE-F6F7-4963-BDCC-6EF14B959104/0/C01jan2011_ww_FailingForwardKCheng.pdf
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This Is the MIT Surveillance Video That Undid Aaron Swartz | Threat Level | Wired.com

This Is the MIT Surveillance Video That Undid Aaron Swartz | Threat Level | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The door to the network closet pops open and a slender figure enters, a bicycle helmet hanging from one arm. He sheds his backpack and pulls out a cardbo
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Ken's Key Take-Away:

This video shows artifacts of generations of young students literally leaving their mark by signing their name on the wall of this off-limits area of MIT.  Pushing the limits is part of what makes MIT great.  At about this time last year, they decided to not stand up for the free flow of information.  Due to their weakness, the world lost one of the most talented people under the age of 30.  I am still grieving over this tragic loss.  He made most of our lives better.  We can only imagine what he may have done with the next 40 years on earth...

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The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning

The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Advertising is going to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. If you need proof of that, just look at the patent Google was granted Thursday for a Google...
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I am sure that many of you have seen this on Mashable yesterday.  For me, the key takeaway is that the technology can measure your pupil to determine if you are interested in the advertising.  The is is such a huge advancement.  In theory, there probably isn't a reason why they couldn't measure body temperature as well to give other types of feedback to Google.  It is a whole new world.
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George Eastman: The Wizard of Photography - Documentary (1 of 3)

This is from the PBS American Experience documentary, The Wizard of Photography. It follows the life and career of George Eastman and his revolutionary impac...
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This is a great documentary on George Eastman (founder of Kodak)  When he was in high school, he often slept on the floor in his kitchen because he could use his mother's sink (and the dark) to develop photos.  This is a great look at the young man who created photographs for the common man.

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What's On Zuck's Mind? - An Interview with Wired Magazine's Steven Levy

What's On Zuck's Mind? - An Interview with Wired Magazine's Steven Levy | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Steven Levy chats with Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook Home, News Feed, and building stuff the Hacker Way. Part of Wired's 20th anniversary issue.
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One month later,

Facebook Home - It appears to be a bust, but it is still important to see what is on Zuck's mind.  This directly relates to "The Great Tech War of 2012" which I have posted many Scoops.

 

Big Takeaway:  Mark Zuckerberg now realizes that many people are moving toward the desire to share more but with a smaller percentage of people.  I am certain that this is why he has integrated Google's concept of putting friends in differeent groups.

 

He also mentions the newsfeed. I really don't like his comment about a cousin's pregnancy not being worthy of being at the top of your newsfeed.

 

He claims that the rollout of Graph Search was more accepted by the public because he was more active in getting beedback (feedforward) from the public. He mentions that the technology was ready to be rolled out months before it was announced. He chose to wait due to previous privacy concerns.

 

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Tim Ferriss on Mastering Any Skill

Behind the Brand host Bryan Elliott talks to best-selling author of The 4-Hour Chef, life-hacker, entrepreneur and possibly the new Most Interesting Man in t...
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The enthusiastic Tim Ferriss is changing publishing history.  Here are the writings that make him think:

1,000 True Fans:
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.phpThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Marketing-Violate/dp/0887306667

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/book-review-bird-by-bird/

 

On Writing Well
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548Letters to a Fiction Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Fiction-Writer-Frederick-Busch/dp/0393320618

 
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Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence

Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Prominent futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has accepted a position as director of engineering at Google, where he plans to work on technology developments in language processing, machine learning, ...
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After yesterday's pathetic tragedy, I prefer to spend today focusing on the positive things about humanity and our steps int he right direction.  I think today is a good day to unplug from the TV and technolgoy and just be a 1980-style human for a while.

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Education in the Year 2000, as imagined by french artists in 1900

Education in the Year 2000, as imagined by french artists in 1900 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A fun stroll through memory/imagination lane

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"Think you know what the year 3000 will be like? What about the year 2100? If you’re anything like Jean-Marc Côté and other artists in France in the year 1900 (and I assume you are) then you might want to think twice."


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The Evolution of Technology and Education

The Evolution of Technology and Education | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

in the 1950's-70's, 1 in 20 US college-aged students went to college.  Today, 1 in 2 does

 

This infographic does a great job of articulating the transformation that technology has imposed on education.


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Lessons I Learned Reading Over 200 Books

Lessons I Learned Reading Over 200 Books | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Twitter-sized reviews to 5-years worth of reading.
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The Collage Tells The Story and The Curator Skillset That's Yet To Come

The Collage Tells The Story and The Curator Skillset That's Yet To Come | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Krishna Bharat, creator of Google News and now Principle Scientist at Google, spoke at the News World Summit in Bangalore, India.

 

His focus was on the future of news and on the impotance of curation as well as on what the news will look and "feel" like.

 

He rightly suggests to news teams to "provide guides to content", not just new content and to deliver information in ways that entice the reader in multiple ways, while providing lots of good and well referenced information. 

 

Excerpted from the original Poynter.org article: "As consumers have access to vast troves of news information from all over the world, Bharat urged news editorial teams to provide a guide to content, not just produce content.

 

“Creation and curation should be the fundamental activities for your editorial team,” he said.


Bharat said news in the future will become more of an app-like experience, as users adapt the experience to themselves, and as newsrooms provide a more multi-dimensional experience that includes more images and maps.

 

“The collage tells the story.

 

This will create a skill set that doesn’t exist yet.”

 

And also:

 

"The winning experience of the future is fast, tactile, original content, with access to many reputable sources in an appealing narrative form,” Bharat said.

 

“It is delivered in an appealing, narrative form, encompasses a broader definition of news, and involves audiences with a stake in the story or with expertise."

 

Must-read. 9/10

 

Full article: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/175859/krishna-bharat-news-industry-futuremust-hire-restless-agents-of-change/ ;

(Image credit: http://www.niceamazingpictures.com


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David Salahi's comment, June 2, 2012 12:12 PM
Brain Pickings (http://www.brainpickings.org/) is a site that exemplifies these principles.
Beth Kanter's comment, June 2, 2012 12:42 PM
Thanks for curating this article. I'm also noticing the rise of data visualization as a skill for journalists (and others) - might add that creation, curation, AND visualization should be the fundamental activities .... and when I say visualization - not just pretty pictures, but insights. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/31/data-journalism-awards-winners
janlgordon's comment, June 2, 2012 1:53 PM
Thank you for this amazing piece and for your great insights!
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Why Apple Won by Betting Against the Web

Why Apple Won by Betting Against the Web | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Roger McNamee says Apple became successful by betting against the Internet.

 

The result of that vote is a move away from the desktop experience of free, undifferentiated content. Mobile users don’t navigate the Internet with Google searches. They use apps, which deliver a better experience. And they spend much more time within those apps than on any web story.

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A 9-year-old boy builds an arcade out of cardboard

If you have 11 minutes, I can guarantee that you can feel better about the future of America after watching this video.

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