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Instafy: See Who's Talking About Your Instagram Pics With This App

Instafy: See Who's Talking About Your Instagram Pics With This App | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Instafy iPhone app shows you how much your Instagram photos are liked shared around the web.
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Inkling squeezes interactive ebooks onto your iPhone

Inkling squeezes interactive ebooks onto your iPhone | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
After schooling the publishing industry on how interactive ebooks could be tackled on the iPad, Inkling is now focusing on the iPhone’s much smaller screen with its latest release.


Inkling 3 brings the company’s extensive library of digital textbooks, cookbooks, and Frommer’s travel guides to the iPhone and iPod Touch. The news comes a few months after Inkling opened up its platform to the Web, allowing anyone with a web browser to access its titles.

 

While the iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen isn’t exactly conducive to long reading sessions, the new app means that Inkling is primed for the release of the iPhone 5 (or whatever it’ll be called), which is expected to have a 4-inch display. The company says that more than 4,000 schools are using its platform for digital textbooks, so the addition of iPhone support will also give students less of an excuse for not doing their class reading....

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Doctor Who trailer gives a glimpse of new adventures in the Tardis

Doctor Who trailer gives a glimpse of new adventures in the Tardis | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Dan Martin: Daleks, deadly Angels, dinosaurs and a departure – the new series of Doctor Who is looking better than ever.

 

Something has happened to time. It has stretched. Since the terrible events of The Wedding Of River Song, we have been denied any Doctor Who action of any consequence for almost a year. Which is not how things are supposed to be.

 

But on Thursday morning, and quite by surprise, we were given our first glimpse of the new series of Doctor Who. And suddenly, life in the UK post-Olympics is starting to look slightly less boring.

 

The five episodes that will air before Christmas will climax in the departure of the Ponds, which means that what would normally be a preamble for the main event is serving as the big finale to an epic three-year story. Isn't Steven Moffat clever? The way this season is billed is as a big movie poster every week – perhaps the right move after the partial success of last year's arc-heavy, front-loaded River-themed season. There are no two-parters, and every week promises its own spectacular...

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Experience The Great Happyfication - Coca Cola's Happiness Factory cont...

Sept. 16 2011 (bookmarking!).

 

The Coca-Cola Company's newest installment of the Happiness Factory series - The Great Happyfication. A rollicking six-minute anthem that distills the secret...

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Moon Nazi mayhem spreading across US via TUGG - New Zealand coming up next!

Moon Nazi mayhem spreading across US via TUGG - New Zealand coming up next! | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

MOON NAZI MAYHEM SPREADING ACROSS THE USA – NEW ZEALAND COMING UP NEXT

 

Since the first screenings of Iron Sky last week, the Moon Nazi Gospel has been spreading like a wildfire across the States, and Tugg – the service through which the screenings for the film are booked – is bursting with screenings all across USA! We are of course proud and happy, as are the Tugg representatives:

 

“Tugg was founded with the goal of letting people take control of their theater-going experience and bring the films they're passionate about to their local theater. Iron Sky is the perfect example of a movie that has galvanized a community and empowered its fans to control the fate of the film. Now, through the Tugg campaign, fans are doing exactly that, having already organized screenings in dozens of cities across the United States, and with many more still to come!” -Daniel Parnes / Tugg...

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Case Study: Nonprofit Taps LaunchRock to Launch Whoopi Goldberg

Case Study: Nonprofit Taps LaunchRock to Launch Whoopi Goldberg | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Situation: The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio hosts Keyholder, an annual fundraiser. Over the past few years, the event has grown significantly, with Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn featured as special guests the past two years. For the 2012 event, The Women’s Fund decided to elevate the event to an even higher level, bringing Whoopi Goldberg to town....

 

Our challenge: Develop a campaign that would create a sense of excitement and urgency, while laying the foundation for ticket sales.

 

Our approach: Because I spend so much time working with startups, I’ve seen the effectiveness of LaunchRock, a website that makes it simple for anyone to create social “launching soon” pages to generate buzz for upcoming campaigns, events, announcements, etc. LaunchRock collects emails and tracks information on user signups, site traffic and conversion rates. Plus, users are incentivized to share campaigns through social media....

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Digital Storytelling: a survey of recent apps

Digital Storytelling: a survey of recent apps | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Tweet   Digital Storytelling combines images, narration, and other audio to tell a story. Every content area has a story and each student is capable of telling it.
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Fang &Talon - Fantasy/Comedy/Action Webseries

Fantasy/comedy series with professional stage combat, shot on location in Minnesota.
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Here comes Max: How Netflix wants to gamify your movie recommendations

Here comes Max: How Netflix wants to gamify your movie recommendations | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Netflix has been quietly testing a new approach towards personalized movie and TV show recommendations: The company recently launched a game show host-like personal assistant dubbed Netflix Max on the PS3 that uses gamification to get users to rate...
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Feistodon - "A Commotion" HTML5 Interactive Video

Feistodon - "A Commotion" HTML5 Interactive Video | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Feist and Mastodon's (AKA Feistodon's) collaborative A Commotion/Black Tongue split was one of the highlights of this year's Record Store Day exclusives.

 

Play here....

 

http://www.listentofeist.com/feistodon/

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Turning NYC’s Iconic MetroCard Into A Massive Urban Game

Turning NYC’s Iconic MetroCard Into A Massive Urban Game | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Last week, New York’s beleaguered Metropolitan Transit Authority announced plans to sell advertising on the front of the MetroCard. Soon, for prices ranging from 18¢ to 51¢ per card, advertisers will have free reign to replace the MTA’s ubiquitous blue-and-yellow swoosh (which hasn’t changed since 1997!) with a design of their choice.

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Iraq's Youngest Professional Photographer Will Only Photograph Peace

Iraq's Youngest Professional Photographer Will Only Photograph Peace | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As I was looking at some old posts on Bit Rebels today, I realized that we've written about a lot of talented children.
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Genius: The “Lord of the Rings” Movie Inspired the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Genius: The “Lord of the Rings” Movie Inspired the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Of course we were all thinking about LOTR - so clearly evocative - Hobbiton, Party Tree....

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Facebook converts Stories from an app to a site, offering up justification for social obsession

Facebook converts Stories from an app to a site, offering up justification for social obsession | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As social networking has woven its way into the fabric of our existence, it has taken on a reputation for being a time suck that destroys our ability to be self sufficient. The highest profile of those networks, Facebook and Twitter, obviously have a vested interest in improving that opinion.

 

That’s why it’s not too surprising to see a site called Facebook Stories make an appearance today. It’s a collection of tales centered around shared stories that incorporate the use of Facebook to affect their lives in some positive way.

 

The thing is, Facebook Stories is actually a Facebook app that was introduced way back in February of 2010 by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The new Facebook Stories site is a higher-profile edition that offers up more stories, infographics and videos in a pleasing format. ...

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Ted Hope's 15 Steps to the “Better” Way Vs. the “Easy” Way in Film Production | Future of Film

Ted Hope's 15 Steps to the “Better” Way Vs. the “Easy” Way in Film Production | Future of Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The veteran indie film producer challenges filmmakers not to take the easy way out. While he proposes 15 changes to make on your next project, he‘s looking for (at least) 15 more. What do you have up your sleeve?

 

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post called “Ten Things We Should All Do On Our Productions.” I would like to do a sequel to that post and would love your suggestions as to what those things now should be. I do think the old list fully applies, but I am confident we can add to it.

 

One of the ten things that was on that list was doing things the “better” way vs. the “easy” way. We so love completing tasks that we often cave into just getting things done. But if we all worked together to lift the bar higher, no one would tolerate many of the practices that are currently considered “acceptable.” So why not work together to raise the bar higher? How about I start with a list:

 

15 THINGS WE CAN ALL DO ON OUR FILM PRODUCTIONS THAT WOULD MAKE LIFE & ART BETTER, SAFER, & MORE SATISFYING

 

On that original post, I listed the seven following ideas as examples of the “better” way....

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TBI - Television Business International - Article / broadcasting and financing of TV programming around the world, distribution,Key strategic business information on the production

TBI - Television Business International - Article / broadcasting and financing of TV programming around the world, distribution,Key strategic business information on the production | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Since 1988, TBI has been providing the international television community with key strategic business information on the production, distribution, broadcasting and financing of TV programming around the world.
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Sweet! Roald Dahl Day with Quentin Blake and Michael Rosen | Puffin Virtually Live

Sweet! Roald Dahl Day with Quentin Blake and Michael Rosen | Puffin Virtually Live | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
An unmissable Puffin Virtually Live interactive webcast including: Roald Dahl’s legendary illustrator Quentin Blake drawing live and in conversation with the award-winning writer Michael Rosen, author of the brand-new Fantastic Mr Dahl Michael...
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Transmedia as foresighting. transmedia futures event s lab ocadu

A talk given July 31 2012, at the Transmedia Futures event, sLab OCADU...
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Things & People: How and why brands are using visual social netwo...

#thingsandpeople... Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram...

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Exclusive: Trion on Defiance and Marketing a Transmedia Property

Exclusive: Trion on Defiance and Marketing a Transmedia Property | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Alex Rodberg talks about the connections between the Defiance game and TV show.

 

Describing Trion’s Defiance IP demands product speak: it’s open world; it’s massively multiplayer; it’s multi-platform; it’s transmedia. All of it is true. The company is teamed up with SyFy on an ambitious effort to simultaneously launch an interconnected PC and console MMO game that ties into a television show.

 

We talk with Alex Rodberg, VP of marketing at Trion Worlds, about how the Defiance game and show are being interconnected and what’s planned for marketing ahead of their April 2013 launch. One challenge on the marketing front is what Rodberg calls “sharing a brand” between Trion and SyFy.

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Aha! BeActive/Nuno Bernardo's Pinterest Transmedia Profile is up! Heather Jennings (beatgirlworld)

Aha! BeActive/Nuno Bernardo's Pinterest Transmedia Profile is up! Heather Jennings (beatgirlworld) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Heather is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Twitter at a crossroads: Economic value vs. information value

Twitter at a crossroads: Economic value vs. information value | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As Twitter tries to evolve from being a real-time information network into a multibillion-dollar commercial media entity, it is having to face the inherent conflict between those two goals, and many critics see the suspension of journalist Gary...
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Infographic: What’s Different About The 2012 Olympics? Social Media, Basically

Infographic: What’s Different About The 2012 Olympics? Social Media, Basically | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Olympics are one of our oldest traditions--a time capsule we revisit every four years. And while its athletes gradually become stronger and faster, other technologies have been advancing exponentially.
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A Post-Apocalyptic Webseries Filmed In NYC’s Abandoned Places

A Post-Apocalyptic Webseries Filmed In NYC’s Abandoned Places | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The protagonist of The Silent City is completely alone. Or so he thinks. “I’ve seen less and less of the others, as the years have passed,” he narrates to no one in particular.

 

In the first two episodes of the independently produced webseries, we’re told little about the man, and even less about the cataclysmic event that wiped the city’s population from its streets. Instead, we follow him as he wanders through abandoned shipping docks, deserted buildings, and crumbling highway overpasses.

 

It’s a shock (or maybe not) to learn the desolate landscapes are all within the boundaries of the five boroughs. The first episode was filmed on the Redhook shipping docks. The second, in the legendary Staten Island boat graveyard, the Seaview Colony...

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New Funding Round for Project Development Fund | Worldview

New Funding Round for Project Development Fund | Worldview | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Deadline for Proposals

 

The next closing date for the PDF will be 26th September. Please check our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date news and more details of the exact closing date.

 

Eligibility

 

Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects. Preference will be given to projects that aim to extend audience reach. Projects should aim to promote better understanding of the developing world and highlight the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty....

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