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There are cheat sheets for just about anything out there but I couldn't find one for the HTML5 canvas element, so I decided to do something about that, mostly for my own sake but if other people find it useful that's just all the better. The information is pretty much just a copy of what is found in the WHATWG specs , just condensed and hopefully a bit easier to read. There are virtually no explanations, however, and no examples other than some graphics for compositing values and a few other things (the appearance of which is very much inspired by those found in Mozilla's examples).
Learn how you can aggregate all your online social networks – from Flickr to Foursquare to Facebook to YouTube â€“ into a beautiful timeline. If you are someone like me who has a presence across virtually all the online social sites that are out there – from Flickr to Foursquare to Facebook to Twitter to YouTube – you’re probably going to love Memolane (short for "Memory Lane"). Memolane will effortlessly pull all your pictures, videos, blogs, tweets, check-ins and everything else from the various online social networks and turns them into one beautiful and intuitive timeline – see example . Just create an account, add all your social profiles and within minutes, your timeline should be live. It uses OAuth to connect to your social network and you therefore won’t have to share your credentials anywhere. If you would like to embed your social timeline on a web page, all you have to do is copy-paste the following code in the page
New Media Trends and Predictions for 2010 and Beyond - Part 2 by Robin Good 1. Making Sense of It All: Content Curation
Curation is becoming an increasingly important term and for good reason: the online world is increasingly messy, muddled and full of blind alleys. Search used to be the best way to navigate online but today it is only one part of an Internet user's dashboard. Finding things is fine if you know what to look for, but search is increasingly less effective in judging the quality of links, or putting those links into a context. Blekko , the recently launched search engine tries to provide a context for search terms but it's still not curation but aggregation
Pearltrees is a site that enables you to submit pearls which are websites, into a pearl tree. The unique concept of this website is to meet others with the same interests, and to locate similar topics of interests. Creating pearl trees is a personal choice of topic such as work, videos, or even an environmental pearl tree. When you use the search tool, you will be led to pearls that you are looking for. Submitting pearls can be done quite easily by downloading the toolbar for your browser.
These are tough times for editors. Senior editors are being forced to make deep, painful cuts in their newsrooms. Assignment editors are being phased out at some papers, seen as extraneous layers in the production process. Copy editors are seeing their jobs consolidated or even outsourced.
Welcome to the legacy Media1derland blog site. Please visit our new site for the latest on performance improvement for today’s workplace. In my previous blog post, Your New Role: Learning Content Curator , I underscored the need for corporate learning professionals to begin to let go of content creation and start nurturing a content curation mindset. According to global marketing strategy guru Rohit Bhargava , a Content Curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online. As content curators for corporate learning, we are tasked with providing context and filters for learning content that not only guide learners to the appropriate formal learning opportunities, but also timely informal assets their peers and managers develop and publish.
Neil Sanderson is the Chief Curator at Eqentia--a software platform service that enables professional users and organizations to easily aggregate, curate and republish the news that's important to them. Eqentia's sites are both public and private--with some of the more public ones including Visability Marketing (visabilitymarketing.com) and Slices of Boulder ( slicesofboulder.com ) which is a local news website for Boulder, Colorado. More than 50 of the portals can be found at portal.eqentia.com/channels . I asked Neil what a 'Chief Curator' does. "It's much like being an Editor, except that I do not commission original reporting or writing." And Neil went on to explain that his job has three main tasks; finding, managing filters, and providing human curation.
Maybe you don't have the resources to develop a lot of content, or maybe you're a professional association that wants to serve its members better by being super helpful. Add that there are many more content creators, inside and outside organizations, and you see how curating information as content strategy could be a very elegant option . Noting the evolution on the World Wide Web quickly to show you a pattern that went in lockstep with use. You had forums and discussion boards, many still very active, Web sites, then journals, which evolved into blogs with RSS (real simple syndication) capability to package and read feeds, social bookmarking and networks, and then media sites to upload and view videos, photographs, etc.
Citizens! Infobesity, millions of tweets. Data, information. During the last 10 years, we said that in order to make our contents valuable, we needed to make them viral. During the last 5 years, we realized that critics & aggregators were probably key in the value process of the social web.
Session Title: The Future of Content Curation Speakers: Steve Rosenbaum, Eric Hippeau, Francine Hardaway, Ed Lamblet Date: Thursday May 26 Time: 11:30AM Location: Jacob Javits Center 1A18 … by Francine Hardaway “Information overload” is an inherent part of the daily experience for most of us – especially online. The web has disintermediated the flow of information, making it easy for anyone to easily receive and share news, videos, comments, and other content. This means that most of us get more information than we actually need – or want. We no longer have to look for information – instead we have to sort through it.
With its slick visual interface for bookmarking content, Pearltrees is unique enough that I’ve been both impressed and slightly skeptical that a mass audience will actually use it. But it looks like the site has found plenty of users. The French startup just announced that it crossed two big milestones in March: It has more than 100,000 users curating links, and it received more than 10 million pageviews. Not only does that show the concept is resonating, but it also suggests Pearltrees could reach the scale where it can build a real business around advertising or by offering premium accounts for publishers.
I've been playing all day with the new Threadsy, the new Seesmic desktop, the unreleased Brizzly, the new TweetDeck desktop, and the new PeopleBrowsr. It is very hard to tell these apart. That tells me there's a shakeout coming. Or, there's a billion-dollar opportunity none of them are seeing yet. Here's the opportunity: curation.
Posted by Guest Writer - January 8, 2011 Here is a guest article by Partice Lamothe - CEO of Pearltrees (Pearltrees is a consulting client of SVW.) This is a lightly edited version of " La troisième frontière du Web " that appeared in the magazine OWNI - Digital Journalism - March 2010. The article argues that the founding pricinciples of the Internet are only now being implemented and that the next frontier is in organizing, or curating, the Internet. By Patrice Lamothe Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development.