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How 20 Million Minds Uses Tech to Disrupt Education

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Ondi Timoner

While many entrenched and fear-based politicians, schools, and educators are dragging their feet, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, students are increasingly reporting positive experiences with digital textbooks, online learning and MOOCs.

Been There, Did That, Doing It Again: Ageless Among the #Hashtags

Marty Keltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Marty Keltz

Here among the #hashtags, as I was in Second Life, I am ageless. I can be in the digital moment as effortlessly as any other typist. No one sees my age or knows whether I am a person of color, in a wheelchair, blind or deaf for that matter.

Mad Men Vs. Digibabble

David Sable | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
David Sable

The Whole Egg is based on a consumer view; the understanding that there is no perfectly symmetrical way to pigeonhole a person's viewing/watching/listening/doing habits and the deep insight that data is a key to delivering value to said consumer.

INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age

Frankie Rendón | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Frankie Rendón

There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.

The Struggle of Digital De-Cluttering

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I'm expected to be part of the generation for which iTunes purchases are a first option, the generation that can do everything on the phone (completely paper-free). But my dirty secret is that I do struggle to go digital.

Are Football Clubs Thinking Enough About Social Media?

Alex Stewart | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Alex Stewart

Is the zeal with which clubs are taking to platforms, motivated by a love for their fans or new revenue streams, part of a thought out process or a happy-go-lucky dash into the e-ther?

The Power of Digital Storytelling

Lane Harwell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

New York City's nonprofit community has an opportunity to harness the power of digital storytelling to engage a growing online public and drive contri...

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

Selfies And Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living

The strong response to the photo reflects the nation's ambivalence about our collective obsession with taking pictures of ourselves in order to record every moment of our lives. What ever happened to being present?

Content Creation: Is It Time for a Re-Brand?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

If the word content is aligned with clutter, and we also can probably assume it's overused (more on that later); maybe it's time for a re-brand.

Are Screens Taking Over Your Family?

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

My husband and I used to make fun of the couples in restaurants who stared longingly at their phones rather than each other. Over plates of over-priced food, they gazed at their screens while never once making eye contact. We vowed never to be that couple. Then, we each got a smartphone -- on the same day.

The Square: Cinema Verité and Egypt's Revolution

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Corinna Clendenen

Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style and substance to the game-changing role technology has come to play in revolutions.

The Distance We've Traveled

World Pulse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
World Pulse

by Neema Namadamu A year after founding the Maman Shujaa Media Center in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Neema Namadamu celebrates the growing ...

Marketing and Storytelling: 3 Books that Will Stretch Your Mind

Joseph Parker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

In marketing, the concept of storytelling is hot right now. For 2014, it is estimated that 78% of CMOs think custom content is the future of marketing...

How Much Is Too Much Online Time?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Today's parents are navigating uncharted territory when it comes to figuring out appropriate guidelines for kids and digital media.

How Stories Keep It Real

Jessica Ann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jessica Ann

They can shake you to the core, unearthing the strong stability of a settled story, and unleash emotions that were silently stored in the dark depths of a decade.

Why Are Web Series so Darn Short?

Rolla Selbak | Posted 12.28.2013 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

Why can't we just do what Orange Is The New Black does and make each episode an hour long? Or at least half an hour? Why can't we just write a few more pages and have the camera roll a bit longer, wouldn't it be so easy?

Mobile: Reinventing Media and Marketing

Bruce Judson | Posted 12.27.2013 | Media
Bruce Judson

As the mobile revolution continues to evolve, there is an easily understood temptation to treat the Web as a single medium, whether accessed on a PC or a smart phone. The creation of responsive sites is often one reflection of this inclination.

WATCH: Netflix is Riding High But It's Still Early Days

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.25.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

You know when the CEO wants people to just calm down already about his company's soaring stock, we're in a strange new world. So it was that Netflix...

Netflix - 5 Reasons Cable Companies Should Just Say 'Yes!'

Peter Csathy | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Peter Csathy

Netflix customers already can (and do) access their accounts everywhere and via multiple other access points, including their DVRs, DVD players, Xbox's, Apple TVs, and others of that ilk. That is the reality facing cable/satellite providers. So, why pretend it isn't there?

6 Tips to Help Parents Put Down Their Phones, Now

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Our phones offer tremendous stimulation. For parents who are with little ones for hours on end, they can seem like a lifeline.

Brazil's Amazonian Potential to Tower Over the Social and Digital Media World

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Brazil's sheer size and scope exceed the average American's perception and knowledge of its multitudinous topography and population. Images of tropic...

Haters Will Hate... But Ballers Will Ball: Building Your Personal Brand

Peter Walters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Peter Walters

This isn't rocket science (more computer/ behavioural science!). It's using the tools available through social media and the magical Internet to create the life you want.

Should All Personal Information Be Encrypted?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.

Why We Should Let Go of Nostalgia and Embrace the Evolution of Libraries

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr Layla McCay

Adding value doesn't have to mean diminishing the previous value. I think it is heartening that libraries are finding ways to survive -- and flourish. It is worthy that they provide digital access to those who need and want it.