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I haven't been talking too much about it, but I have been publishing this year's American Idol Social Experiment 2014. http://ronamok.com/ai13/
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Example of great content and storytelling thanks to Vodafone. Remember your first flight? An & Ria's #First flight - the full film
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Clues lead us to Lizzie’s grave site where we learn of a tragic story twist. http://projectlizzie.com/lizzie-milligans-gravesite/
Clues lead us to Lizzie's grave site where we learn of a tragic story twist.
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When doing historical research, sometimes we need more information than is available via public records. Here, we study the words on two postcards to gain potential insight into a peculiar situation. http://projectlizzie.com/whats-up-with-edward/
A series of clues lead us to wonder about Edward Milligan's condition.
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Last week I posted a story of Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the dancer who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Wanna see her dance? This 19 minute video is fascinating from a science perspective, but if you can't wait, fast forward to 14:54 :-) http://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance
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Every now and then a new idea totally changes the way you view the world. My views on projectors has been expanded by the band Pomplamoose. Like A Million - Behind the Scenes with Pomplamoose!
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Tragedy strikes as Lizzie loses her 30-year-old husband to a terrible disease.
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While I expected to find Lizzie's grave site, I didn't expect to learn of a tragic plot twist. http://projectlizzie.com/lizzie-milligans-gravesite/ #ProjectLizzie  
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Something's gotta give. With traditional news imploding and digital news unprofitable, is there a business model out there? http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/2014/03/state-of-news-shakier-than-you-think.html
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Love the newsosaur.

Not all digital news is unprofitable. Niche industry news (digital) does make money (though not at size print used to do).

With many people still in the shrinking news parts (paper/tv/radio), "news" salaries will be compressed down.

Places news is being shifted to are private, non-news media sector. Example: Dairy Management Inc (DMI, the folks that bring you "Got Milk" and other dairy marketing) put in place a digital newsroom (see article http://agtoday.us/1ksUX3U ) to monitor & react. Of the 5 staff, 3 came from print media. While not a "news" operation, it is a place where news is part of the job (I would say it is a PR  media monitoring operation/content creation tactic).

Agree with newsosaur that there is a shaky base on which informing the public rests.
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It took a little while, but after 37 years, I finally have learned when Lizzie left us. http://projectlizzie.com/death-certificate-lizzie-milligan/
Lizzie's Death Certificate tells us much more about her, including the location of her grave site.
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Hi John. First of all, thanks for the comment. Next, welcome to Project Lizzie. There's lots more to come with this story and I'm releasing a new piece every week.

And yes, I love the Google Newspaper section. It has provided me with valuable data. It's interesting because Project Lizzie never could have existed without these cloud-based services.

The discovery of a thumb drive in an attic is interesting. On one hand, the data would be digitized...which is good news. The bad news is with regards to the media. Will we still be using USB thumbdrives? Imagine a situation where the teenager finds a stack of floppy disks. The first thing needed would be something to read them with (Ebay?).And once that hurdle is conquered, what is the quality of the data on the disc? Has it lost its magnetization? Finally, assuming that the data is still intact, I  wonder about file formats and codecs. Will JPEG/MP3/MP4 be easily read?

Your question has totally fried my brain.

Thanks, John :-)
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    Manager, Social Media, 2012 - present
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Analog Engineer: Digital Storyteller
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I'm a professional online content creator with 25 years of experience in high-tech electronics. My passion is teaching companies how to use New/Social Media tools to communicate directly with their customers rather than relying on third parties such as traditional advertising and public relations. By combing my degree in electrical engineering with the power of storytelling, I bring a creative instinct to my engagements that helps my clients explain their technologies in non-technical terms.

I love the great game of business. I've sold over $30 million in professional services, managed both teams and projects, and am a serial entrepreneur.

I'm the author of Read This First: The Executive's Guide to New Media--From Blogs to Social Networks. I've been a blogger (ronamok.com) since 2007 and have been producing a family-safe storytelling podcast (griddlecakes.com) since 2005.

In June of 2008, I founded OC New Media, LLC, to help companies adopt New Media technologies into their corporate communications plans.
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