Visualizing Social Media Fatigue

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Our attention is stretched so thin these days that there are times when I have actually tried to register for what I thought was a new service only to realize later that I already had an account — it just got lost in the shuffle. With so many new web sites and services vying for our attention it is easy to feel the effects of social media fatigue. Andrew Shuttleworth, a social media junky living in Japan, thought it might be helpful to try to map his social media usage. The result is a staggering view of how information we put on the web flows.Using Mind Manager flow charting software, Shuttleworth created a diagram detailing how information flows through the social networking and media sites that he uses. Shuttleworth told us that he created the map because he was struggling to figure out how to best manage and share his social media. “I surprised myself,” he said. “It is amazingly complex. Although your average user will only be using a small number of services, they will still face the same issues in terms of how services link together and which services are worthwhile to use and which are not.”Below is a copy of the map Shuttleworth came up with (click on the image for a full sized version): Shuttleworth’s diagram is probably not an uncommon view of information flow for many readers of this blog. And it’s still not done: the map has a large “to-do” section.To begin creating the map, Shuttleworth broke his online information flow up into twelve categories, events, text content, videos, photos, microblog content, bookmarks, web sites viewed, software used, lifecasting, location, comments, and blogroll. He also has a similar tree for content that originates on a mobile phone. That’s a heck of a lot of things pulling at Shuttleworth’s attention, but I’m willing to bet that it’s a familiar situation for many of us.The growing importance of attention is something we’ve often written about on this blog (see Alex Iskold’s excellent overview of the attention economy), and there are a number of different approaches to how to deal with it. In the social media space, one of the approaches that is currently gaining steam, especially in the area of social networking, is data portability.Data portability will allow users to theoretically mashup and interact with all of their social media information from a single place. While that won’t cut down the number of sites and services tugging at our attention, it does promise to make managing that attention vastly easier. Shuttleworth points to services like Profilactic and Plaxo Pulse that are already attempting to bring our online social lives under a single umbrella.“Overall, it was very helpful to see an overview of how my online information flows. I managed to get rid of some redundant channels along the way and am in a good position to consolidate and make sensible decisions about how to share information from now on,” writes Shuttleworth on his blog, saying that the map also demonstrated how complex our online lives are.Shuttleworth released the map on his blog as a pdf, png (graphic), mmap, or xmmap xml file, for anyone wishing to explore it further or use it as a basis for creating their own online information flow chart. josh catone 1 Tags:#Data Portability#Social Web#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

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Ruby Skye: Internet TV For Tweens

first_imgAccording to research from McKinsey that we looked at yesterday, young people are using online media significantly more than older generations. When it comes to online video consumption, the difference is particularly stark: 84% of “Digital-media junkies” (whose average age is 28) consume online video, compared to 18% of “Traditionalists” (average age 48).With those statistics in mind, it’s interesting to look at how the entertainment industry is utilizing online media channels more and more. A great example that we came across recently is a web video series called Ruby Skye P.I., aimed at the tweens age group. It’s like a television series, only it’s made specifically for the Web and utilizes “transmedia” channels for content delivery and viewer interaction.Ruby Skye P.I. is a detective story made up of 12 video “chapters,” each 3-6 minutes long. The videos are hosted on YouTube. Why is each episode just 3-6 minutes long? The show’s creator, Jill Golick, explained to Wired’s Geek Dad that “a 3-6 minute episode will port over to a mobile or tablet device easily. It can be a quick break between soccer and homework. Or you can sit down and watch all the episodes in a row.”The web series was shot over 15 days in August 2010 and launched in late October. The storyline is about a Nigerian email scam, which Ruby – a 15 year old girl – sets out to solve. The main website features all 12 videos, supplementary material about Internet scamming, recipes and games. Episode one is embedded below. richard macmanus Ruby Skye has a strong social media profile, including a Twitter account (1,100 followers), a Facebook Page (948 likes) and a YouTube account (17,401 channel views, close to 100,000 total video views). The show’s creator Jill Golick said in a promotional video that this isn’t just a web series, but a “transmedia franchise.” She mentioned HaileyHacks.com (a sister site which appears to be offline currently), a book series and a planned iPad app. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos So has Ruby Skye P.I. been a success? Statistics from the social media accounts suggest that it hasn’t.The web content and transmedia features are solid, if not terribly innovative. However the video production is slick and the storyline educational. Also the lead actor, Madison Cheeatow, is excellent and has a promising future.Ruby Skye P.I. is just one example of entertainment being delivered over the Web instead of traditional TV. A second series of Ruby Skye P.I. is on the way, called “The Haunted Library.” Do you think this is a pointer to the future of Internet TV?center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Tags:#Internet TV#Social Web#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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a month agoBrighton keeper Ryan: All we need is luck

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Brighton keeper Ryan: All we need is luckby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMat Ryan thinks Brighton just need a little bit of luck.The Seagulls looked set for a 1-0 home victory over Burnley on Saturday, before Jeff Hendrick popped up late to rescue a draw for the visitors.Ryan said: “A 1-0 win and a clean sheet is a long way towards being a perfect performance – and we did a lot of things right again – but we didn’t get the result.”We have got to keep learning, growing and setting our standard high.”I feel we have demonstrated enough in all the games to suggest there is a bright future – present and future – for the club.”We have to just keep working hard. That is the best way to do it in my experience, work hard until your luck changes a little bit.”Fingers crossed that’s not too far around the corner.” last_img read more

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AMBERWOOD ENTERTAINMENT IN PRODUCTION ON THE GREAT NORTHERN CANDY DROP FOR CBC

first_imgAdvertisement Ottawa, June 26, 2017 – Amberwood Entertainment today announced that production is underway on new animated primetime holiday special The Great Northern Candy Drop for CBC. Starring Lorne Cardinal and Tantoo Cardinal, the half-hour special tells the story of famed Inuk pilot Johnny May and his long-standing holiday drop tradition in the Kuujjuaq community of Nunavik. May serves as a consultant on the special, which will premiere on CBC in December 2017.“We are so excited to be bringing this amazing story to life, and are honoured to be working alongside such top-tier partners as Kris, Jam Filled, Boat Rocker, and of course CBC,” said Jonathan Wiseman, executive producer.“Johnny May is one of Canada’s unsung heroes, and we look forward to sharing his inspiring story of commitment and dedication to community with the entire country this holiday season,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. Facebook Based on a children’s book published in 2015 by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, The Great Northern Candy Drop tells the true story of Inuk bush pilot Johnny May, who has flown over Kuujjuaq in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to the children and residents of the community each holiday season for more than 50 years.Produced by Amberwood Entertainment, The Great Northern Candy Drop is written by Canadian Kris Pearn (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Arthur Christmas, Shaun the Sheep) and animated by Ottawa’s Jam Filled Entertainment, with Jamie Leclaire and Phil Lafrance serving as directors. The special is distributed by Boat Rocker Rights..About Amberwood EntertainmentAmberwood is a Canadian-based independent producer, financier and distributor of high quality animated and live-action content for kids and families..About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of thecelebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Trustea verifies 46 pc of India’s total tea production

first_imgKolkata: A sustainability code and verification system for the country’s tea sector Tuesday said it has verified 608 million kgs of tea till February 2019, which is almost half of the total tea produced in the country annually. The program – trustea is currently convened by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative and supported by Indian packaged tea majors Hindustan Unilever Limited, Tata Global Beverages Limited and Wagh Bakri Tea Group. It is working with smallholder tea growers, bought leaf factories, estates and packers to address some of the key challenges in the industry including poor working conditions, health and safety of tea workers, water pollution, food safety, soil erosion and contamination, trustea said in a statement. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja It has been trying create a positive impact on nearly 49,000 smallholder tea growers, three lakh women workers and 2.5 lakh male tea workers certifying over 460 estates and bought leaf factories. “A rising demand for food safety and sustainable produce is making trustea increasingly relevant to the Indian context. The code ensures long-term sustainability of the industry,” trustea general manager Rajesh Bhuyan said. The company, he said, has verified 608 million kgs of tea out of the total 1325 million kg, or 46 per cent of the beverage produced in the country annually till February 2019. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations (CCPA), United Planters Association of South India (UPASI), Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and over 460 verified producers across the country are also part of the initiative. Tata Global Beverages, one of the key partners of the trustea program, has committed to source 100 per cent of its tea as trustea-verified for the Indian market, Tata Global Beverages marketing head Puneet Das said. “India produces about 1,325 million kg of tea annually, making it the most consumed beverage. Competition in the domestic market, shortage of labour in the plantations and adverse effects of climate change are the major concerns for maintaining tea quality, which is essential for consumer health,” Tea Board director S Soundararajan said. Rainforest Alliance, an international body that certifies tea in India since 2007. International certifications help in fetching better price from exports.last_img read more

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UP govt may undergo reshuffle after polls

first_imgLucknow: With four Uttar Pradesh ministers fighting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls and standing “bright chances” to win their seats, the Adityanath government may have to undertake its first Cabinet reshuffle soon after the elections are over.The four state ministers in the poll fray include Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Allahabad, S P Singh Baghel from Agra , Satyadev Pachauri from Kanpur and Mukut Bihari from Ambedkarnagar parliamentary constituencies. “The names of ministers were zeroed in on for fielding, seeing their track record, utility and effectiveness in respective areas, dedication towards the party, communication with party workers and their overall performance, the names of ministers were zeroed in on,” state BJP spokesperson Hero Bajpai said. “They all stand bright chances of winning their respective seats,” he added. Asked recently if any Cabinet reshuffle is on cards, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said, “First let the elections get over.” Also Read – Fear of dengue outbreak in Patna The whole election process will be completed by May 27 after counting of votes on May 23, said an Election Commission official. Among the four state ministers fielded so far in the ongoing polls, the name of Cooperative Minister Mukut Bihari figured in the BJP latest poll list. Bihari has been fielded from Ambedkarnagar parliamentary constituency which goes to polls on May 12 in the sixth phase. The BJP had earlier named Minister for Animal Husbandry, Minor Irrigation and Fisheries Baghel in its first list as its candidate for the reserved Lok Sabha seat of Agra. Agra had gone to polls on April 18 in the second phase of elections. Also Read – J&K won’t remain UT forever, says ShahTwo others, Minister for Women, Family, Mother and Child Welfare Department Joshi and Minister for Khadi Village Industries, Sericulture, Textile, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Export Promotion departments Pachauri have been fielded from Allahabad and Kanpur Lok Sabha seats. Joshi, who is presently also the tourism minister in the UP Cabinet had contested the 2014 General Elections from Lucknow parliamentary constituency on a Congress ticket and lost to the BJP’s Rajnath Singh.last_img read more

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The Tom Brady Ruling Means Nearly Half An Extra Win For The

That’s a big spike, but the Patriots were already expected to be the best team in the AFC East before Brady’s return. The nullification of Brady’s suspension will really matter when the playoffs start — the Patriots are now expected to have the second-best record in the AFC (New England passed the Broncos, though they still rank behind the Colts). So Goodell’s inept handling of Brady’s suspension didn’t just gift the Patriots nearly half a win; it might also have gifted them a higher playoff seed.UPDATE (Sept. 3, 3:42 p.m.): This post has been updated throughout with new data from an updated Football Power Index model. Somebody ought to teach Roger Goodell how to suspend a guy properly. On Thursday, Judge Richard Berman overturned Teflon Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in connection with the Deflategate scandal. You can read all sorts of legal analysis elsewhere, but here’s the basic gist: Goodell, the NFL commissioner, didn’t justly suspend Brady, nor did he properly notify Brady during the process that a four-game suspension was a possible punishment. (Berman did not rule on whether Brady was involved in Deflategate in the first place.)The Patriots rejoiced, which they’ve gotten good at in the past decade and a half. And they should: Now that Brady is eligible to play the first four games of the season, the Patriots are even more likely to make the playoffs than they already were. ESPN Stats and Info projected1The projection is derived from Stats and Info’s Football Power Index, a nifty model that assigns every NFL team a strength rating for its offense, defense and special teams and then simulates the schedule 10,000 times, tracking how often each team wins its division, conference and even the Super Bowl. that without Brady for four games, the Patriots would make the playoffs 68 percent of the time. Now it’s 74 percent. read more

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JT Barrett Cardale Jones is a great player

Left: Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett addresses the media Dec. 3 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Barrett had surgery for a fractured ankle on Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorRight: Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) carries the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen Ohio State takes the field in Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game, it will have two Heisman candidates on its sideline.But neither will be dressed to play.When senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending injury less than two weeks before the Buckeyes were set to open the 2014 campaign, many wondered how redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett would fill his shoes.Just more than three months later, though, many of those same people are left wondering an eerily similar question.Barrett did more than fill Miller’s shoes — he outgrew them.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native broke multiple records set by Miller throughout the season, and broke the Big Ten conference record for most total touchdowns in a season with 45 before fracturing his ankle against Michigan, effectively ending his season.Now, redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones must fill the shoes of Barrett, who is on some people’s shortlists for the Heisman Trophy.Despite Jones’ little experience, Barrett said he believes the Glenville High School product is capable of success as the Buckeye signal caller. “Cardale is a great player,” Barrett said Wednesday with his leg propped up in a cast. “I honestly feel like if I wasn’t starting this year, Cardale would have done the same things that I did this year. Cardale is that talented.”Jones stands an impressive 6-foot-5, 250-pounds, and has earned high praise from his coaches and teammates about his arm strength. Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman rated Jones’ arm strength as “eleventy-billion” on Monday and Barrett added that he had seen proof of it in practice.“You might want to take a look at warmups,” Barrett said. “Cardale might throw the ball 100 yards. I have seen him throw it I think 70-75 yards one time.”Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman compared Jones to one of OSU’s two Heisman candidates at quarterback, saying his throwing style is comparable to one more than the other.“He throws a little bit more like Braxton, I would say, than he does J.T.,” Heuerman said Wednesday. “He’s got a huge arm, you can tell that just watching practice or watching warmups. He can sling that thing.”Even though the players and coaches have been singing Jones’ praise over the last few days, Heuerman said there’s still been a transition period.“It’s just a different feel,” he said. “It takes you a day or two to usually adapt to it. Later on in the practice today we finished real strong in the team period with him throwing the ball, throwing it on time with our receivers and our receivers making catches.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that because of the talented skill players surrounding Jones, the Cleveland native’s first career start should not put too much pressure on him.“It’s a product of those around them a lot of times. Sometimes it’s not, but 95 percent of every quarterback, a good quarterback has a common denominator and that’s good players around him,” Meyer said. “And we have a veteran offensive line and some good players around him.”Heuerman said Jones has spent extra time with the receivers and skill players this week and added that the redshirt-sophomore had a good week of practice.“I don’t have any doubts that he’s gonna be fully mentally prepared for this game. I know our coaches and I know how they grind him,” Heuerman said. “He’s gonna know everything he needs to know and they’re gonna put him in the best situation to succeed. And it’ll be fun to watch.”With Jones making the first start of his college career, Barrett said he can relate all too well.“Right now, I feel like his world is kind of like how mine was at the beginning of the year,” Barrett said. “I know what that feels like, I definitely do.”In his first career start against the Navy Midshipmen, Barrett completed 12 of 15 passes for 226 yards and two scores through the air.That was Navy. The Wisconsin Badgers boast the second-best total defense in the country and Barrett said Jones will have be more prepared than he was before taking over for Miller. “I was learning on the fly and it was fast for myself, but his is going to be even faster,” Barrett said.The Buckeyes and Badgers are set to battle for the Big Ten title Saturday at 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. read more

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Ohio States Troy Montgomery a nightmare for opposing pitchers

OSU sophomore outfielder Troy Montgomery squares up to swing during a game against Louisville April 14 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Lantern reporter“He’s a dynamic player on both sides of the ball. He can change the game with his speed, power and glove.”That’s what senior pitcher Trace Dempsey had to say about the Ohio State baseball team’s sophomore outfielder, Troy Montgomery.Montgomery has had a massive impact in the Buckeyes’ 24 wins and serves as a consistent player at bat with a .322 batting average. He has almost doubled his runs from last season with 31 on 39 hits and has more than quadrupled his 2014 stolen base total with 18 on 20 attempts this season.“Montgomery’s a nightmare on the base paths for pitchers,” Dempsey said. “He’s really come through for us in the leadoff spot while making a lot of fantastic plays in the outfield to save us some runs.”For the sophomore, the word “athlete” has always been a part of his life. But after beginning to play baseball at the age of three, his father encouraged him to pursue the sport more seriously at the age of eight.“He really wanted me to play baseball, so I did and I love it,” Montgomery said. “My dad has been my biggest supporter my whole career and he pushed me the entire way.”Starting in Fortville, Ind., as a young child in T-ball and working his way up through the Indiana Bandits and Indiana Bulls travel leagues, Montgomery said he didn’t become confident till late in his career.“I really didn’t find myself in baseball till my sophomore year of high school. I got a little bit bigger and things just started to click for me,” Montgomery said.Things have been consistently clicking for Montgomery since he went into his freshman year at OSU as the No. 11 prospect according to the Prep Baseball Report. He played in 49 of the Buckeyes’ 58 games that season. Now in his second year in Columbus, Montgomery has earned the position as leadoff batter and continues to flourish on the field.“He’s matured from last season. Troy Montgomery is a really talented kid,” coach Greg Beals said. “He’s got pop in his bat, he can run, he can play defense and he can throw. He may be the best professional prospect on our team. He’s a full package player, he has it all.”Regardless of future potential, Montgomery said he’s focused on doing his part to help the Buckeyes win games.“My job is to get on second base and steal bags,” he said. “My job is to be on second base and allow (Connor) Sabanosh, (Pat) Porter and (Ronnie) Dawson to score me at some point in the inning,” Montgomery said.Beals said Montgomery is confident in his ability, but added he’s not a finished product.“That’s a kid that’s learning the game, that’s understanding the game,” Beals said. “And that’s the difference between playing hard and competing and right now he’s competing. He’s starting to figure out the little things that make a difference in how good you can be.”Montgomery said success is all about “believing and trusting yourself, your hands and your swing to get the job done.”But the main goal of winning games comes from a confidence and belief throughout the entire Buckeye roster and staff, he said.“Our team chemistry is unreal right now. People aren’t selfish, they’re going to work their hardest to get the job done for the team, to win as a team,” Montgomery said.The 2015 Buckeyes set their goal this year at 40 wins, a Big Ten title and a shot in the NCAAs, and for Montgomery, the success of OSU comes from the Buckeyes’ preparation and teamwork.“Preparation, working day in and day out, that’s how you find success,” Montgomery said. “You can’t win the game by yourself, baseball will not allow you to do that. So when you have a good group of guys that can back you, it makes everyone’s job so much easier.”As the Buckeyes prepare for another Big Ten series this weekend against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Montgomery stressed the importance of focusing on the task at hand.“We just have to continue to take one game at a time and know our roles in the box and know our roles on the field,” Montgomery said. “And just continue to click on all cylinders and trust ourselves to get the job done and get these three wins.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to Lincoln, Neb., with the three games set for Friday at 7:35 p.m., Saturday at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday at 2:05 p.m. read more

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