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09 MARCH 2014

Glogster EDU: multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

"Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. We empower educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS – online multimedia posters – with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more."

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2009Adobe Flashannotation servicecollection of ideasdigital scrapbook • dynamic multi-sensory resources • e-learning platform • Edmodo • educational community • educational mediaeducational technology • Glog • Glogster EDU • graphics blog • instructional aids • integration software • interactive multimedia image • interactive poster • K-12knowledge managementlearning toolmultimediamultimedia authoring toolmultimedia tool • online creation • online learningonline mediaorganise and share • paid service • post-secondaryposterschool childrenSchoolTubesocial networkteacher resources • teachers and students • virtual classroom • virtual learningWikispaces

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Simon Perkins
20 JULY 2012

Simple Guide to Interest based Networks

"As Facebook and Twitter are reaching a saturation point, a new form of social network has begun to capture the people's attention recently. Interest based networks connect you with people whom you share interests/hobbies with. Though interest based networks are not completely new–forums and communities on specific topics have existed for a while–they are building a critical mass just now.

Pinterest, Instagram, Spotfiy, Goodreads, Quora and other interest based networks have grown significantly during the past 18 months. Each of these has built up a few million strong active userbase and provides a more fine grained marketing strategy for businesses. Small businesses and marketers must pay attention to these networks and utilize them in their marketing strategy."

(Merc Strategy Group, LLC)

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Simon Perkins
20 JULY 2012

Primal: What is Interest Networking?

"Interest networking is often seen as an extension of social networking. Rene Reinsberg (MIT) describes the Interest Graph as 'an online representation of individuals' interests, with people and interests being the nodes of the graph.'

Part of the confusion here is that social networks are often leveraged to construct interest networks, but the end shouldn't be confused with the means. By definition, a social network organizes information about people and their activities. An interest network organizes information around a set of interests, which may be yours and yours alone. Interest networks do not need social networking."

(Primal Fusion Inc., 20 Jan 2012)

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2012 • build communities around topics • Chime.in (service) • collectingcollective interests • content nodes • favourite things • human-like recommendations • individuals interests • information around a set of interests • interconnected nodes • interconnected nodes of content • interest clouds • Interest Graph • interest networkinterest networkinginterest networksinterest networksinterestsnodes • nodes of intersecting connections • online representation • organise and shareorganise around interestsQuora (tool) • Rene Reinsberg • share your interests • shared across groups of people • shared interest • shared interestssocial networksocial networkingsocial networkstopics of interestyour interests

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Simon Perkins
28 JUNE 2012

MoodShare: a virtual moodboard

"MoodShare allows you to make and share multi–user collaborative mood boards. Find media and create boards faster than ever before, and then connect with the wider team to build consensus in real–time.

MoodShare was designed for everyone in the business of selling ideas – advertisers, designers, architects, directors, photographers and writers. It also makes a great briefing tool for commissioning creatives."

(Mooooodle Limited, 2011)

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2011advertisersarchitects • briefing tool • build consensus • collaboration • collaborative mood board • collection of ideascommissioning creativescommunication tooldesigners • directors • information sharinglightboxmedia sharingmedia sharing appsmoodboard • MoodShare • multi-userorganise and sharephotographers • selling concepts • selling ideas • sharing • sharing technology • sketchtoolvisualisationwriters

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Simon Perkins
15 APRIL 2012

Beta blockers? : proprietary data formats may be legally defensible but open standards can be a better spur for innovation

"Thomson [Thomson Reuters] makes the proprietary bibliography software EndNote, and claims that Zotero is causing its commercial business 'irreparable harm' and is wilfully and intentionally destroying Thomson's customer base. In particular, Thomson is demanding that GMU stop distributing the newer beta–version of Zotero that allegedly allows EndNote's proprietary data format for storing journal citation styles to be converted into an open–standard format readable by Zotero and other software. Thomson claims that Zotero 'reverse engineered or decompiled' not only the format, but also the EndNote software itself. ...

Litigation, which may go to a jury trial, is pending, so judging this case on its legal merits would be premature. But on a more general level, the virtues of interoperability and easy data–sharing among researchers are worth restating. Imagine if Microsoft Word or Excel files could be opened and saved only in these proprietary formats, for example. It would be impossible for OpenOffice and other such software to read and save these files using open standards – as they can legally do.

Competition between open–source and proprietary software is long–running, as personified by the struggle between Windows and Linux for desktop and server operating systems, but also in many branches of software used by scientists. Researchers tend to lean towards open sharing, but they will also pay for added–value features, and it's important that the playing field is level. Ultimately, the customer is king."

(Nature, p.708)

Nature Volume 455, p.708 (9 October 2008) | doi:10.1038/455708a; Published online 8 October 2008, Nature Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited.

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2006 • added-value features • authorshipbibliography softwareCenter for History and New MediacitationcopyrightDan Cohen • data format • digital informationEndNoteGeorge Mason Universityinteroperabilityknowledge integrationlawsuitlevel playing fieldLinuxMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft WordNature (journal) • open sharing • open sourceopen source filesopen source software • open standard format • open standards • OpenOffice • operating systemorganise and share • OS • ownershipproprietary • proprietary data formats • proprietary formats • proprietary software • researchersreverse engineering • science news • science policy • Sean Takatssoftwaretechnology • Thomson Reuters • trademark infringment • Zotero

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Simon Perkins
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