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Eli Pariser at TED: Beware Online Filter Bubbles - 0 views

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    Eli Pariser discusses why and how online gatekeepers like Google and Facebook filter content, often giving users local, feel-good "information junkfood" that doesn't expand their world or challenge their point of view.
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Zagreb, Croatia: crowdsourced Museum of Broken Relationships - 2 views

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    Most museums rely on donations for their collections, but this new museum takes a radical social media-inspired approach.
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XKCD on open-source projects and privacy - 1 views

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    And a fan creates an open-source prop for 3D printing:

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3193
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4 Ways to Visualize Voter Sentiment for the Midterm Election - 0 views

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    Visuals, layers of information, all about us and them.
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Map of US by most common ancestry - 0 views

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    With commentary on the notion of an "American" ancestry, containing lots of interesting "us" and "them" constructions within the citizenry of the US.
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Machine of Death Day - online indie book is currently #5 on Amazon's bestseller list, a... - 3 views

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    "It was a lark, to begin with. A Dinosaur Comic, a few messageboard posts, and all of a sudden so many people had so many good ideas that it seemed natural to put a book together."
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    They made #1, and accidentally knocked Glenn Beck's book to #3 on its first day of sales.

    http://machineofdeath.net/a/gb-audio
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Johanna Blakley TED Talk: "Lessons from Fashion's Free Culture" - 0 views

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    Blakley, director of a media-focused think tank, discusses the open-source model of the fashion world and how permitting copying spurs innovation and strengthens the public expression/high art cycle.
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Ze Frank "Chillout Song" created for anxious fan - as seen in his 2010 TED Talk - 1 views

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    The Chillout Song project was discussed at the end of Ze's 2010 Ted Talk. He enlisted some of his audience to help him create a supportive song requested by a fan.

    This page discusses the development of the project, provides some raw user-submitted clips, and a streaming version of the finished product.
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TED Talk: "Ze Frank's Web Playroom" from TED Global 2010 - 0 views

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    Ze Frank's more serious 2010 TED Talk, in which he discusses a number of past and recent projects and talks about the "life" lived in technological interactions, and the great potential for creating real social and emotional connections through online networks.
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"Ze Frank's Nerdcore Comedy" from TED2004 - 0 views

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    Ze Frank's 2004 TED Talk is a discussion of online networking, social toys, and digital audience interaction in standup comedy format. It starts in a humorous, disjointed format similar to The Show, the vlog-a-day project which he created 2 years later.

    For a shorter, more serious discussion of the potential of online social spaces to give people novel opportunities to creatively express themselves, start at 14:00.
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Ze Frank's "the explicit: notes and advice to someone just like me." Process blog - 0 views

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    A serious blog on Ze's process, which unfortunately did not become a steady feature. The comments are also very insightful, including an extensive response to the "Digital Natives" post from one Howard Rheingold.

    See especially the posts on "Setting Expectations for Contribution-Based Projects."
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