Friday 5 – 05.31.2013

Every Friday, find five quick links about compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas. Source: the internet. If you click one link this week, let it be the Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends slides. It’s a terrific state of the internet summary, with insights into mobile upside (still!), wearables, and the hockeystick rise of digital, tagged content like photos, video, sound, and data. Security’s not sexy, but it’s essential as we store more and […]

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Commencement morning

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Listen up: how to advance an audio strategy

Audio is the perpetual bridesmaid at the multimedia wedding celebrated on the web today. That’s not to say people haven’t long recognized the value of audio files distributed over the internet. Major milestones include the creation of PRX and the mainstreaming of podcasting, the iTunes store (now 10 years old with 50 billion downloads), and the relatively recent arrival of SoundCloud for more social and embeddable […]

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Digital afterlife

Who gets the photographs and the e-mail stored online, the contents of a Facebook account, or that digital sword won in an online game?…“There can be painful legal and emotional issues for relatives unless you decide how to handle your electronic possessions in your estate planning.” — Anne Eisenberg in yet another useful piece on practical estate planning for digital assets post-mortem. As we all accumulate […]

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Try it: Visualize search worldwide

Add another curiously mesmerizing big data visualization to your procrastination list. This colorful visualization serves up a (presumably filtered for a G rating) constantly-updating view of all the Google search terms people in the U.S. are entering in near real-time. For fun, toggle over to see search terms in ten other countries, including Australia, India, and Russia. Feature request: a customized version for brands to visualize the terms most frequently associated with […]

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Friday 5 – 05.24.2013

Every Friday, find five quick links about compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas. Source: the internet. There’s a new Pew Internet/Berkman Center report on teens and privacy. The report confirms that sharing on social is up overall; more teens are on Twitter; and enthusiasm for Facebook and its drama may be waning.  Those mobile-savvy teens eschewing Facebook in favor of Tumblr now find themselves on Yahoo, as the 1.1B purchase was […]

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5 tips for your post-college social media self

If you’re reading this somewhere between finishing your last college final and returning the polyester academic robe crumpled on the floor of your dorm room, you’re in the commencement process. Your brain is on emotional and practical overload: you’re simultaneously figuring out how to say goodbye to friends; planning for (or praying for!) a new internship, job, or grad school; and wondering how on earth […]

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Friday 5 – 05.17.2013

Every Friday, find five quick links about compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas. Source: the internet. Google celebrated I/O by dialing up the design, it seems. There are some sexy, new fast actions in Gmail and a flat, card-based Google+ re-launch that shows they’ve been doing plenty of pinning over in Mountain View. David Carr on Snooping and the News Media: It’s a 2-Way Street. Best line about digital trails: […]

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When lines blur: medium and content in online publishing

We all like clarity — bright dividing lines that indicate what we’re accountable for and where we should fear to tread. Back in the old days of newspaper publishing, roles were clear: the journalists wrote the copy, the photographers snapped the images (but not too many of them for a Serious Publication), and the business side handled the unseemly aspects of the work, like advertising and circulation […]

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6 ways to view the new YouTube trends map

Video on the internet has come a long way from the jerky, plugin-encumbered frustration of the late 90s to its speed and near-ubiquity today. YouTube now reports 1 billion unique monthly visitors watching more than 6 billion hours of video each month. The proliferation of smart phones and accompanying rise in social sharing mean that mobile video viewing is at an all-time high. Data visualization pro Martin Wattenberg […]

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