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Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online | Video on TED.com

TED Talks By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge?
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The NewsCube

The NewsCube | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
The NewsCube is a storytelling tool that lets you create and aggregate complex stories. It's a cool and engaging way to show multiple perspectives and synthesise the stories, documents, images and other components in a way that is easily understood.
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The New York Times hopes its first virtual reality film, “The Displaced,” kicks off mass adoption of VR

The New York Times hopes its first virtual reality film, “The Displaced,” kicks off mass adoption of VR | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
"We hope people see this as the moment when VR went mainstream."
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In Athens, Art Blossoms Amid Debt Crisis

In Athens, Art Blossoms Amid Debt Crisis | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
While Greece is grappling with its past and is increasingly uncertain about its future, the present is a wonderful moment of inspiration for the country’s artists.
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The Uberisation of money

The Uberisation of money | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Imagine that you want to buy a home. You might find a real-estate agent to show you around, which is a very 20th-century way of doing things. Or you might go 21st century and use the web to research prices and available properties and to take a few virtual tours.
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Would you let a plumber diagnose your breast cancer?

Would you let a plumber diagnose your breast cancer? | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
The wisdom of crowds
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BBC Documentary 2015 | Inside the Dark Web - Discovery Documentary - YouTube

Twenty-five years after the world wide web was created, it is now caught in the greatest controversy of its existence - surveillance. With many concerned tha...
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What We Know About the Computer Formulas Making Decisions in Your Life

What We Know About the Computer Formulas Making Decisions in Your Life | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Algorithms make a lot more decisions in our lives than what news we read on Facebook. Here’s a reading guide.
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Race, Gender, and Information Technology Use: The New Digital Divide

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Onassis Foundation Brings 'Digital Revolution' to Athens | GreekReporter.com

Onassis Foundation Brings 'Digital Revolution' to Athens | GreekReporter.com | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
An exhibition that explores our digital past and the journey into our even more digital future will open its doors to the Athenian public on Tuesday, at the
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The Digital Divide Is Not Binary

The Digital Divide Is Not Binary | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Economic growth and social inclusion, critical issues for many countries, will be promoted by bringing the four-plus billion non-Internet users around the world online. The common view of this digital divide is that it separates the Internet “haves” from the “have-nots”; dividing those who are online from those who would like to get online, but…
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The XO Infinity is a modular laptop-tablet hybrid every child can use

The XO Infinity is a modular laptop-tablet hybrid every child can use | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Today, rumors of a new model for the One Laptop Per Child Foundation were confirmed by the foundation's Australian partner, One Education.
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Learn to Play an Instrument with 7 Free Online Music Lessons

Learn to Play an Instrument with 7 Free Online Music Lessons | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Learning a to play an instrument is a great experience — not only is it a lot of fun, but science shows that it’s good for your brain, too. But getting music lessons can be expensive. So why not try out some of these free online music lesson courses?
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News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology

News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
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Virtual Reality, real world trauma

Virtual Reality, real world trauma | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality is not a new technology, it’s been around in various forms for decades, but enthusiasts believe it’s now on the cusp of a golden age.
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Learn More about our Real-Time Content Marketing and Engagement Platform - Livefyre

Learn More about our Real-Time Content Marketing and Engagement Platform - Livefyre | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Engage your audience using a real-time content marketing tool that sources content from all over the web. Discover Livefyre's content curation platform.
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Rights Management 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of User-Generated Content

Rights Management 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of User-Generated Content | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Requesting rights for user-generated content can be complicated. Here's how to get it right.
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Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
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The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.

The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers. | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
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Viral Power - Demos

Viral Power - Demos | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.
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Digital Divides 2015

Lee Rainie details the digital divide that Americans face in accessing the internet.
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Government to revamp One Laptop per Child programme

Government to revamp One Laptop per Child programme | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Regardless of its immense contribution to promoting the use of information and communication technology in education and improving critical thinking in young learners, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) programme has for long been stained by issues of poor management, the Auditor-General's office says.
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Timeline of Computer History: 1982 | Computer History Museum

Timeline of Computer History: 1982 | Computer History Museum | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
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Remember Those Computer Games from School? Play Them Now for Free

Remember Those Computer Games from School? Play Them Now for Free | snakes, ladders & new media | Scoop.it
Nostalgia is a powerful force, but we live in a world where some memories are re-livable thanks to the Internet.
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