MOOC is a massive open online course. It is an experimental sector that has caught the attention of traditional academia and may become a valid educational option for many individuals across continents. A MOOC is an option for learning all kinds of things; educational resources for countless transformative goals. The school of life is a continuum, dare to save these MOOC choices in your bookmarks!
There are plenty of music on-demand and curated radio streams out there, and the options continue growing. This is part II of multichannel providers as a music programming value proposition. Listen to Music Choice, AUPEO! and Sky.FM as options for multichannel streams, and Jazz Radio along with Hearts of Space for genre-specific audiences.
Hobbies are a great way to become better rounded individuals and meet new people with interests alike. Communities by hobby make the ideal niche networks to find activities and the social web is a great place to connect to advice and know-how. Here is a selection of listening posts from impassioned hobbyists: REMcloud, Ravelry, Line-for-heaven, Dogster and Catster.
Google delivered in its promise to pull the plug off its customizable home page. This has left an opportunity to explore alternatives among a growing number of personalized homepage providers to replace iGoogle.
In a market saturated with music choices, variety is the spice of life. On-demand streaming, algorithm-based, satellite and radio portals offer benefits, but in the music mishmash of the web, well programmed multichannel music radio stations are a valuable option when one does not have time to make a choice. Listen to AccuRadio, HotMix Radio and Batanga Radio and think of niche-audience touch points for brands.
Parenting may be traditional or progressive but there are two things all good parents have in common: love for their children and an open mind to consider how other parents are raising their own. The continuation of the Niche Network Series explores the basic features of three niche networks for families: Cafe Mom, Disney Family and Patch. These are listening posts for an established audience that forms a huge consumer market.
Communications professionals use search tools beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo to:
- monitor brands owned by employers or competitors or
- produce results for academic research or
- perform marketing research for upcoming product lines
Owners of iPhone and iPad have been chatty in Apple-themed forums since iOS7 dropped. A source of complains about motion sickness, nausea, vertigo seemingly caused by the new parallax and zoom features in iOS7.
This week motion on-screen takes center stage. Let the carnival begin. Continue reading
Signs of the digital divide are bound to continue showing in patterns of digital consumption. Here are three of many ways in which consumers choices will show the social split among “haves and have nots” for the rest of the year: iPhone 5s or 5c, Google Wallet and the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
It is time to start thinking about a world of proprietary software and niche operative systems …desktop, mobile and otherwise. Shake out your digital comfort zone beyond internships or industries.
- your entire computing know-how or will-to-learn is limited to Apple, Windows or Linux, or
- you have never heard of Ubuntu and you are about to graduate or change jobs
The big change that traditional television and cable are experimenting equals opportunity for you.
Netflix’s 14 Emmy nominations, and NBC.com with 3 for original programming (separate from NBC network) –how these among other cultural changes affect you as a young professional involved in media, marketing, technology, law, etc.