MOOC Option for Learning Life

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!

MOOC

Things that make you go MOOC!

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Music Programming Value Online Part II

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.

Music Programming Value

Music providers = Advertising and affiliate marketing opportunities

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Communities by Hobby Make Ideal Niche Networks

Hobbies are a great way to become better rounded people 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.

Communities by Hobby Make Ideal Niche Networks

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.

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Personalized Homepage Providers to substitute iGoogle

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.

iGoogle personalized homepage providers

iGoogle Nostalgia? Continue reading!

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Multichannel Music Radio Part I

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.

multichannel music radio

Think $ and Listen Beyond The Obvious Channels

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Niche Networks for Families: Passionate Consumers

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.

Niche Networks for Families

Family is everything!

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Search Tools To Monitor Brands And Much More

Search Tools Monitoring Brands

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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

These free search tools are commodities for digital life: Netvibes, Wolfram Alpha and DEVONagent Lite.

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Skeumorph and The Parallax Effect – Playing in Small Screens Near You

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.

screenshot of iOS6 home window

iOS6 nostalgic skeumorphism

Yellow traffic sign choice ahead

Accommodare aut mori
(adapt or die)

Screenshot of iOS7 flat design

iOS7 flatter than Texas

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Niche Networks for Social Good

Fortunately there is plenty of competition for good causes online. The start of the Niche Network Series covers the basic benefits of three social media networks for do-gooders: Wiser.org, Care2 and Avaaz.org

Doing Good t-shirt.

Learn Three Sources To Channel Goodness Today. Read This Blog.

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Social behavior predictions for the latest gadgets and gizmos

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 the year: iPhone 5s or 5c, Google Wallet and the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Rich kids

You mean you don’t have the i-toothpick yet?

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