Future Scenarios What Will The Internet Look Like In 10 Years? The Internet Society engaged in a scenario planning exercise to reveal plausible courses of events that could impact the health of the Internet in the future. While obviously not intended to be a definitive overview of the landscape or all potential issues, we believe the results are interesting and, we hope, thought-provoking. We are sharing them in the hope that they will inspire thought about possibilities for the future development of the Internet, and involvement in helping to make that happen in the best possible way. Future Scenario Resources
How to create an animated presentation in 5 easy steps You’ve probably seen one of these really cool flash animated presentations on YouTube and thought to yourself: Wow I want one of those animations….but you soon found out that it’s too expensive to have one made, and doing one yourself is just impossible because there is no tool out there that lets you do it….right? Well, you’re wrong! Now you can Do-It-Yourself! Once you have learned the five steps to “creating an awesome Powtoon”, you will be able to create your very own cool animated “presentation-cartoon” (Powtoon) using PowToon’s brand new online presentation software. The Must Read Enterprise 2.0 Articles – A Guide Browse:Home/The Must Read Enterprise 2.0 Articles – A Guide By Mark Fidelman on April 2, 2010 Whenever there are a series of thought provoking articles on Enterprise 2.0 – those that actually teach you something, I like to share them with you. March saw a series of valuable Enterprise 2.0 articles and whitepapers. Here they are:
38 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed Another busy week at Mashable HQ has yielded another mega list of tools and resources for your reading pleasure. Check out our Social Media section for tips on how turn any video viral, find out why the web loves cats so much, or simply determine what kind of geek you are. Tech & Mobile is packed with tools like top blogger templates, Photoshop tutorials, and tips for beginners when it comes to PHP programming. Business rounds out the list with how to use hashtags to boost you job search, great social media management tools, and some games for learning stock market strategy. Looking for even more social media resources? Envisioning Technology 2011 We've just released our newest work. A technological study on the Future of Money. Click here to find out more.
Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human So you thought the Internet was made by and for people? Think again. A study by Incapsula, a provider of cloud-based security for web sites (mind you where this data comes from), concludes that 51% of all Internet traffic is generated by non-human sources such as hacking software, scrapers and automated spam mechanisms. While 20% of the 51% non-human traffic is’ good’, the 31% majority of this non-human traffic is potentially malicious. The study is based on data collected from 1,000 websites that utilize Incapsula’s services, and it determined that just 49% of Web traffic is human browsing. 20% is benign non-human search engine traffic, but 31% of all Internet traffic is tied to malicious activities. 19% is from ” ‘spies’ collecting competitive intelligence,” 5% is from automated hacking tools seeking out vulnerabilities, 5% is from scrapers and 2% is from content spammers.
Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows You don't want to watch, but once you do, you want more and more. You ask yourself why, and all you can come up with is that there is something cathartic about tragedy (not exactly a new finding -- but ranks up there with the eternal verities) -- and, the Aristotelian ideas / precepts still hold: the tragic hero is compelling because of the essentially flawed nature of his/her beingness, and hubris resides at the core. "There but for the grace of God ..." we intone because we all have a "hubris trigger" in our heart of hearts -- we all would love to be invincible and to somehow transcend / escape angst, pain, fear of death, and death itself. But the tragic hero tends to die -- and to die prematurely -- precisely because he / she tried to cheat death, and to grab onto all the spoils of life -- wealth, glory, fame, progeny -- and the act of grasping is what triggered the downward spiral. In very cogent terms, we can say that we participate in our own destruction and salvation.
Been told you can’t evaluate social media? Here are 20 (free) wa Like almost every other agency out there in this space, at Rabbit, we use a professional monitoring and sentiment analysis system. Rather than the market leader Radian6, we tested a few and went for ScoutLabs…though I am thinking of giving Sysomos a go… Having said that, the thing about the paid for tools is…they get the job done, but from what we’ve found they are never 100% perfect.
10 Steps for Successful Social Media Monitoring Maria Ogneva is the Director of Social Media at Attensity, a social media engagement and voice-of-customer platform that helps the social enterprise serve and collaborate with the social customer. You can follow her on Twitter at @themaria or @attensity360, or find her musings on her personal blog and her company's blog. Recently I wrote about the differences in social media monitoring and measurement, as well as the importance of doing both. However, taking the first step to actually start monitoring can be daunting. And then what? How do you act on what you find when listening?
Will the Future of the Internet Be Decided By Hollywood? Hollywood lobbyists are pressuring the US Congress to pass a major legislative reform, which would provide for the systematic filtering and blocking of sites suspected of encouraging piracy of copyrighted works. This Wednesday, November 16, the members of the House of Representatives will gather to consider the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) bill. (This legislation) would mean the end of the Internet as we know it.