The new technology: The consumer as participant rather than target audience (R Craig Lefebvre) We confront the blurring of boundaries between creators and audiences – and whodecides which is which. All Media is Social: The Cluetrain Manifesto the movie - The Uprising The Uprising a film by Peter Snowdon, written and edited by Bruno Tracq & Peter Snowdon produced by Rien à Voir in association with Third Films The Uprising shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. It is a multi-camera, first-person account of that fragile, irreplaceable moment when life ceases to be a prison, and everything becomes possible again. This feature-length documentary is composed entirely of videos made by citizens and long-term residents of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen. The film uses this footage, not to recount the actual chronology of events or analyse their causes, but to create an imaginary pan-Arab uprising that exists (for the moment) only on the screen.
10 Niche Social Networks You've Never Heard Of Are you tired of friends who clutter up your Facebook feed with stuff you don't care about? Are you easily overwhelmed by the wide variety of information posted on Twitter on a daily basis? Is the Google+ population just not doing it for you? If you're looking for a social experience that caters to your specific interests, take a peek at these 10 niche networks you may not have heard of. World Map of Social Networks January 2017: a new edition of my World Map of Social Networks, showing the most popular social networking sites by country, according to Alexa & SimilarWeb traffic data (caveat: it’s hard to understand the impact of Google+ because it is part of Google domain traffic). There are a lot of news since last January: Facebook is still the leading social network in 119 out of 149 countries analyzed, but it was stopped in 9 territories by Odnoklassniki, Vkontakte and Linkedin. It’s interesting to see that in some countries, like Botwana, Mozambique, Namibia, Iran e Indonesia, Instagram wins and that some African territories prefer LinkedIn. Overall LinkedIn conquers 9 countries, Instagram 7, meanwhile VKontakte and Odnoklassniki (part of the same group Mail.ru) grow up in Russian territories. In China QZone still dominates the Asian landscape with 632 million users and Japan is the only country where Twitter is the leader. But what’s going on behind the first place?
Blogging Innovation » Conceptual Framework for Online Identity Roles I just wrapped up a final project for an aesthetics course this semester, the assignment being to create a “Database of the Self.” I chose to make the database as a representation of the roles we play in terms of how we interact with information online. The roles are overlaid on a panarchy, which shows a visualization of adaptive lifecycles. Though the evolution of every idea or meme won’t necessarily follow this specific path, (it may in fact be rhizomatic, with multiple feedback loops), this begins to flesh out what we become as nodes within an enmeshed series of networks. The cycle can be thought to begin with the “Activators,” in the lower right side of image.
a-bigger-idea-a-manifesto-on-i Quick — name four fantastic, emotionally resonant, culturally significant and successful interactive advertising campaigns from the past year. Came up empty? That’s what I thought. Palo Alto, we’ve got a problem. Transmedia Resources DRAFT - this is a no-profit site that is a continuous work in progress - short quotes from the collected resources are included, if you do not wish any of your resource quoted, let me know and I'll remove the quote email@example.com UPDATE - April 6, 2014 - It has been awhile - but I still am around, still have been collecting sources and still intend to continue plugging things in. Hope to start adding more again within the month - ahhh the life of an archivist!!! Transmedia is used in many different ways leading to the need to use the surrounding context to determine full meaning (in a way, the very definition of transmedia has a transmedial property to it ;) A very basic definition would be one of media delivered in multiple formats/platforms. transmedia intertextuality to define and discuss how narrative for children's projects moves across multiple sources and has levels of interaction.
The Verticalization Of Professional Networks Begins: Is It A Threat To LinkedIn? This note is from BI Research, a new tech-industry intelligence service. The service is currently in beta and free. To learn more and sign up, please click here. Business Insider Research The Social Web - Collectivate.net The Social WebWeb 2.0 What Went Wrong? Course DescriptionIs it feasible to live ethical, meaningful lives in the context of the Social Web today? This course formulates a critique of the Social Web. Based on the rapid growth of participation in social life online and in mobile space-- from social news, referral, social search, media sharing, social bookmarking, tagging, virtual worlds and social networked games, social mapping, IM, social networking, blogging and dating, this class formulates a critical analysis of the international Social Web with regard to privacy, intellectual property, and the utilization of social creation of value through the lens of a small number of case studies in the areas of education, political activism, and art.
Conceptual Framework for Online Identity Roles I just wrapped up a final project for an aesthetics course this semester, the assignment being to create a “Database of the Self.” I chose to make the database as a representation of the roles we play in terms of how we interact with information online. The roles are overlaid on a panarchy, which shows a visualization of adaptive lifecycles. Though the evolution of every idea or meme won’t necessarily follow this specific path, (it may in fact be rhizomatic, with multiple feedback loops), this begins to flesh out what we become as nodes within an enmeshed series of networks.
What the Heck is a Creative Technologist? « Mark Avnet – Brandsphere What the Heck is a Creative Technologist? Mark Avnet, Creative Technologist, VCU Brandcentermark.firstname.lastname@example.org, @mavnet Back in the 90s, the first time “convergence” was brought up as an important idea, I was asked as a “new media expert” to write an article on its importance – and found just about as many definitions for the term as places I looked.
Dexter in transmedia In December 2010, Showtime announced that a new season of the series Dexter will start shooting in spring 2011 (the sixth one). Since we have some early day fans in our team, we couldn’t resist telling you a little more about this series, which is presently beating audience records in the US. Here’s an analysis of this phenomenon that obviously found an echo in transmedia. 1Origin of Dexter’s universe Google Buys Jambool: Social Networking Battle Begins Google has purchased virtual currency platform Jambool, a move that will fuel Google's reported foray into the social networking world. Jambool's Chief Executive Vikas Gupta and Chief Technology Officer Reza Hussein confirmed the deal Friday on the company's website. "We are excited to announce that Jambool is becoming a part of the Google family today," the founders write. They add, "The game has only just begun." Jambool started up in 2006 and a year later shifted its focus toward social networking sites by creating a virtual currency platform called Social Gold.
Global Audience Spends Two Hours More a Month on Social Networks than Last Year On average, global web users across 10 countries spent roughly five and a half hours on social networks in February 2010, up more than two hours from the same time last year. While the U.S. boasts the largest unique social networking audience, Italian and Australian web surfers led the way for average time on site with more than six hours each in February. Overall, the active unique audience to social networks grew nearly 30%, from 244.2M to 314.5M in the last year.