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Content Curation Guide for SEO - What, How, Why The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. When it comes to the Internet, I imagine it as the warehouse where the Ark is archived at the end of Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Ark is that outstanding content someone has produced and that no other will be able to see again, because it is forgotten and hidden between gazillions of other contents. Apart from the gigantic volume of pages present in the Internet, for a long time, search spam has been making the discovery of reliable sources difficult; and – let's be honest – Social Media has enhanced this issue, because it added even more noise and dispersion. Actually, as Mitchel Kapor said once, getting information off the Internet is like having a drink from a fire hydrant. To tell the truth, this problem is not new.

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2012 Skywatching Events Guide & 2012 Venus Transit This story was updated on Jan. 2. As the year 2011 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2012? What celestial events might we look forward to seeing? I've selected what I consider to be the top 12 "skylights" for this coming year, and list them here in chronological order. Not all these events will be visible from any one locality … for the eclipses, for instance, you'll probably have to do some traveling … but many can be observed from the comfort of your backyard. Hopefully your local weather will cooperate on most, if not all, of these dates.

Personal 3D Printers Submit additions and corrections to the 3D Printing Directory The world of 3D printing has exploded over the past decade, and that includes personal printers. This rapid expansion has been accelerating so quickly that it can be difficult keeping track of the market, what with technological advancements occurring near daily combined with the power of Kickstarter. The 5 Models Of Content Curation Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. Beyond Player Types: Kim's Social Action Matrix - Amy Jo Kim Human nature is complex - and personality types are convenient simplifications. that help us understand people's different temperaments, motivations and social styles. Like many game designers, I’ve found Bartle’s Player Types useful, especially for MMOs and online competitive games. A key value of Bartle's system is to raise awareness that different people enjoy different types of fun. It's also useful for de-bugging some of the more simple-minded thinking around gamification - particularly the limited appeal of Achiever-style point, badges and levels.

BingAgain.com - A New Search Engine Surfaces Bing Again is a new search engine that does something quite interesting for a change: it can look at the popularity of any given concept on Facebook in order to determine how high or low results should be positioned. That makes some sense, if you think about it. Right now, the popularity of content on Facebook can be easily determined by looking at how many times any item has been liked. ChronoZoom ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world.

GHOST in the MACHINE: the marriage of software & art GHOST in the MACHINE the marriage of software & art Defining Generative Art Philip GalanterJared Tarbell Pre-Digital Precedences Dadaist Poetry (Tristan Tzara) 1920 Aleatoric Music (John Cage) 1951 Happenings (Alan Kaprow) 1959 Cut-Up Method (Brion Gysin & William Burroughs) 1959 Instruction-Based Drawing (Sol LeWitt) 1960s Graphic Design Manual (Armin Hofmann) 1965 Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data. Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. And that's not counting all the check-ins, friend requests, Yelp reviews and Amazon posts, and pins on Pintrest. The volume of information being created is growing faster than your software is able to sort it out. As a result, you're often unable to determine the difference between a fake LinkedIn friend request, and a picture from your best friend in college of his new baby.

Nicole Lazzaro's Blog Emotion and the Fun of Games As experts in player experiences we see a huge gap between “market research” and what players most enjoy about play. Players may check “good graphics” on a online survey, but our cross-genre contextual research reveals a more interesting story. We know how games deliver more emotions than frustration, excitement, and fear. What I Want in My New Google I sent my first e-mail message in 1995, to a member of my development team. That was the only person I knew who had an e-mail address in those days. I also did my first web search around that time.

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