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The Future of Digital Marketing Is You Every minute, the world’s 2 billion Internet users upload staggering volumes of data to the web: an estimated 200 billion emails, 48 hours of YouTube videos, 684,478 posts on Facebook. And then there’s Tweets, Instagram photos, text messages and blog posts. But what happens when what seems like social media ephemera enters into the vaults of Big Data, where everything we do online, and increasingly offline, is collected and stored for analysis? “Those who have access to and control the platforms have the largest, most powerful source of information about human behavior that anyone has ever had in human history,” Mark Andrejevic, deputy director for the University of Queensland’s Center for Critical and Cultural Studies in Australia, who studies surveillance and the web, told FRONTLINE. “And that’s information that they are going to use for their ends, whatever those might be.”

Modern reality TV turns five - today > entertainment - Reality TV Five years ago, television changed. On a Wednesday evening, the last day in May, 2000, 16 strangers were stranded in the South China Sea, led only by their instincts and a khaki-clad man who seemed capable only of reciting cheesy phrases such as “the tribe has spoken.” They began to form a new society, and started to play a thrilling new game. By the time “Survivor” concluded, the series had become a phenomenon. More than 50 million tuned in to its finale, watching a middle-aged, overweight gay man named Richard Hatch win the game and $1 million.

Generation Like Aired: 02/18/201453:41Rating: NR Thanks to social media, teens are able to directly interact with their culture -- celebrities, movies, brands -- in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers hold the upper hand? In "Generation Like," Douglas Rushkoff explores how the teen quest for identity has... More Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers:

Advertising Techniques 2014 + Creative Examples Creative advertising techniques are communication tools - the tools you use to attract attention, engage minds, trigger emotion, and change what people think. All of which can lead to calls, clicks and customers. You'll make more effective ads, faster, if you know which techniques work, and which work best for your product or service. Like these: Create an interesting character

Halloween I Spy Game I Spy Games are great: they are easy to carry with you, and kids love them! Seasonal picture find games are popular with my kids, so I made one with a Halloween theme. Print a high res image out for yourself (Halloween I spy – high res). I made this Halloween I Spy Game using pictures available for free on PicMonkey. We’ve used I Spy search and find games when I need to keep them quiet during a phone call, or when I’m making dinner. Ad Techniques Advertising is a type of persuasive message that is designed to motivate consumers to buy a product. The advertising industry uses specific techniques to appeal to their target audience. This is a list of some techniques that are often used not only in advertising, but also in any persuasive message. Techniques of persuasion: motivating the consumer Stacking: list of reasons why the product or service is good Repetition: makes product or service familiar to consumer

Crossword puzzle maker The Crossword puzzle maker is used to make simple crossword puzzles. It turns out that good crossword puzzles of the type found in newspapers are fairly hard to generate, and require a pool of lots of words, not all of which are used. This program puts all of the words you specify (no more, no less) into a simple crossword puzzle. The puzzle that is generated will remain on this server for about two months. If you want to ensure that you have a copy of the generated puzzle, make sure you save a copy. If you want help with international characters, you can call up an Alphabet chart to use for cutting and pasting letters that are hard to type.

Study Finds TV Alters Fiji Girls' View of Body ''You've gained weight'' is a traditional compliment in Fiji, anthropologists say. In accordance with traditional culture in the South Pacific nation, dinner guests are expected to eat as much as possible. A robust, nicely rounded body is the norm for men and women. ''Skinny legs'' is a major insult.

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