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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
16 octobre 2010 6 16 /10 /octobre /2010 23:06



Below, a presentation explores how different kinds of technology users are related to public radio material. Some of the opportunities for media organizations now lie with new audiences using new technologies.

This slideshow was presented at the annual conference of Public Radio  Program  Directors and portions ; it was also shown on a webinar by Lee Rainie for 175 public media practioners for the National Center for Media Engagement (September 9, 2009). 

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26 septembre 2010 7 26 /09 /septembre /2010 19:39

This timeline shows social media aren't that new...

Some of these "technologies that facilitate conversations"

already existed 30 years ago !

http://content.attentionscan.com/uploaded_images/social_media_timeline-779402.jpgClick on the illustration  ^^^

to view the full-size timeline

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23 septembre 2010 4 23 /09 /septembre /2010 17:33

This infographic enables you to visualise various social media

and their impact in our modern life :

Click on ^^^ the picture above

to get the full-size illustration

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31 juillet 2010 6 31 /07 /juillet /2010 16:14

"America, are you happy ? The emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of messages posted to the Twitter website may hold the answer.

Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues have found that these "tweets" suggest that the west coast is happier than the east coast, and across the country happiness peaks each Sunday morning, with a trough on Thursday evenings. The team calls their work the "pulse of the nation".[...]"  Excerpted from "Twitter mood maps reveal emotional states of America" :

http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn19200/dn19200-2_300.jpgThe article ^^^

by Celeste Biever, in  'The New Scientist' (July 21, 2010)


"Pulse of the nation" - a map :

US mood throughout the day inferred from Twitter


green = happiness  |  red = unhappiness

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5 juin 2010 6 05 /06 /juin /2010 18:27


+ B2 & above

  "Internet cafes close ahead of exams in China"


BEIJING (AP)   --    Teenagers  tempted by  computer  games  when

they should be studying for the national college entrance  exam  this

month won't have  anywhere  to  escape  to in central China, where

Internet cafes have closed.

High  school  seniors  gearing  up  for the massive national college

entrance  exams  in Linchuan in China's central province of Jiangxi

have  been able to focus only  on studying now that all of the  town's

Internet cafes have closed, said an official with the Linchuan culture

affairs bureau, who  refused to give his  name  as  is  common with

Chinese officials.

"During  this  critical period,  our  goal  is  to create  an  educational

society for students that is free of distractions," the official said.

"Besides Internet cafes, there's not much else in town the kids can

waste time with."

Each  year, millions  of  students  take  the  two-day  test   on a wide

range of subjects, which is  the sole  determinant of their  entry into

university. Only about 25 percent  of them get into university and the

vast  majority  of  those  who don't  make the cut go straight into the

work force.

This year, about 9.5 million students are expected to take the exam

on June 7 and 8, a slight dip from 10.2 million last year, according

to  a  report   posted   on   the   website  of   the   Communist   Party

newspaper People's Daily.

The  immense  pressure  - which  families  share, often   waiting

anxiously  at  hotels  during  exams   - has   prompted   Ministry  of 

Education  officials   to  consider  reforming  the   generations-old


China announced plans earlier this year to allow students to take

subject-specific  tests  and  introduce other measures besides the

exam, such as considering leadership and volunteer experience,

to  ease  the  stress  the  students  undergo  as  they  compete for

coveted spots in colleges.

Cheating is also common during the tests.

More about 2,200 students were caught last year using wireless

mini earplugs and other electronic devices that feed in answers.


      Publication: Associated Press
Article: Internet cafes close ahead of exams in China
  © 2010 Associated Press
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25 mai 2010 2 25 /05 /mai /2010 22:47



This chart categorizes 10 current 'social media' features : Twitter, Facebook, flickr, Linked in, YouTube, digg, Stumble Upon, Yahoo ! buzz, reddit and del.icio.us are evaluated as for : customer communication / brand exposure / traffic to our sites /  SEO (search engines optimization)...  and rated "good" (green) barely "OK" (yellow) or "bad" (dark pink).

4 features for  10 social media :15 out of 40 evaluated features are considered "good"... only fifteen  :-/


chart = table | feature = characteristic

rated = judged according to its value or character

What ? Me ? Er... no... no Facebook accont ;o)

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14 mars 2010 7 14 /03 /mars /2010 20:12
Is Google as good as it keeps on claiming ?
Use the worksheet I've just put online
to help you decode pictures and sounds on the video !
[all you need is clicking on the PDF logo]

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13 mars 2010 6 13 /03 /mars /2010 23:08
Let's take stock of the Internet throughout the world :


taking stock of (faire un bilan de) /  the average number (le nombre moyen)
worldwide = all over the world / staggering = stupefying, astonishing
the launch date (la date de lancement)
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12 février 2010 5 12 /02 /février /2010 20:36
Some of you have just learnt about branding, advertising and globalisation... Many of these are now being conveyed on the Internet : here's a slideshow on how young people use the internet and various social media such as Facebook, MySpace, etc...How are young people using social media ?
"Young people read blogs and use social networking much more than the average internet users : nearly 1 in 3 is a blogger !"

(to) convey = express a thought, feeling or idea so that it is understood by other people   /   slideshow (diaporama)   /   slide (diapositive)
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11 février 2010 4 11 /02 /février /2010 00:38
President Obama advises a young student who has just asked him... how to get the same job, one day !
And guess what it is all about ?!
A worksheet on the video is coming soon :o)

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