Convert and ync edia across devices with Kwik Media Manager

Creativity | 2011. 4. 20. 01:22 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Nero, a software company known for its media suites, is launching a free app-based system on Tuesday that organizes and syncs media between multiple devices. Its Kwik Media Manager joins a host of other products that are aiming to free digital media from a particular device.

The manager provides a library for your music, video, photos and data that looks a lot like iTunes or Windows Media Manager at first glance. But unlike iTunes, which makes transferring files to multiple devices a pain, it makes transferring an iTunes library onto an Android device a matter of drag and drop between folders. The same goes for transferring video from a camera to an iPad or photos from multiple cameras to one photo library.


Kwik Media Manager also comes with basic editing tools like automatic red eye reduction, an easy slideshow editor, a video clipper and a disc burner that is free for a limited time.

Nero’s new system rivals products like Libox, Unifi and MediaRover that similarly transfer media between devices. But Nero is trying to do so on top of a basic editing and organizational structure. For the casual user, it could replace very basic photo and video editing programs, a slideshow creator and a library in one swift and free download.



One major way that Nero’s strategy is different from others is its app approach. While the basic software download is free, an app store that will eventually open to third-party developers sells additional features to more advanced users. For now, it’s filled with Nero’s best tricks. For $0.99, users can add a face-recognition app that searches photos based on who is in them. A Blu-ray player app costs $29.99. And the “move it” app, at $4.99, will automatically optimize files for the devices to which they are being transferred. This avoids a flash video being loaded onto an apple product or a tiny video being loaded to a larger device.

While Nero has previously powered a similar media manager solution for Dell and sells a MediaHome product for $40, Kwik Media Manager is a huge departure from the way that it usually does its business. And a smart one. Not only do users have an option to buy Nero’s full-priced multimedia suites within the app store, but they have options to spend what they want on the features that they’ll use.


Unfortuantely, Kwik Media Manager is right now only for Windows PCs, not for Macintosh.


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Why Social Networking? Part 1

Education | 2011. 4. 7. 01:01 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

This is my documentary project about 'Why Social Networking?' These days, people are getting into social networking services, communicating, connecting with others.


This part is the first part of the documentary and is about an introduction and definition of social networking.


I recorded my voice for narration about the trend of social networking and statistic about SNS.


Why social networking part1 from iglassbox on Vimeo.

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2011 NMC Summer Conference in June

Education | 2011. 4. 4. 14:28 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

It's time to start thinking about Summer Conference! Registration starts April 5th and we're excited to see you ALL in Madison, Wisconsin June 15-18th. Make sure you LIKE the NMC Summer Conference Page on Facebook to get all of the updates (and it'll help get you hyped, too!)


Congratulations to Northwestern University for receiving one of the HP Catalyst Initiative grants for their work in mobile labs! They're helping schools use lab equipment remotely that wouldn't have access otherwise.
Have you caught up on your webinars? This week, we kicked off our Live with Lynda series in Connect@NMC with Lynda Weinman from She talked to Michael Wesch, Digital Anthropologist from Kansas State University about "Authentic Learning" and the changing role of teachers.

Check out Michael's YouTube channel at, and catch the full webinar at

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2011 Horizon Report (Ed. Tech.)

Education | 2011. 2. 19. 22:13 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE are proud to present

this year's research in emerging technology!



The Horizon Report 2011 is available for download now at



This year, NMC took a look at six technologies the Advisory Board agree

are going to be widely adopted in the coming years.


The report covers mobile devices, electronic books, game based learning,

augmented reality, learning analytics, and gesture based computing.

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon

Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging

technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning,

and creative expression within higher education.


This video and report slides give an introduction to the report and what we've studied.

The full report can be read at:


2011 Horizon Report by NMC
View more documents from KOSHA_iglassbox.


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6 predictions of social network in 2011

Creativity | 2011. 1. 4. 06:31 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

The past year was an eventful one for the world of social networking.

Facebook went on an acquisition spree. Twitter started growing up.

And MySpace? Well it’s the same old story over there.

In 2010, we predicted that Facebook would conquer the web. We just didn’t know the social network

would do it so convincingly. We’re not oracles, though, and we did miss on some of

our acquisition picks. Well, time for round two.

Now that FacebookFacebook is clearly king, what is going to happen to the rest of the world’s social networks?

What will happen to BeboBebo? What’s next for MySpaceMySpace? And will Facebook finally hold that IPO?

Here are my predictions for what will happen in the world of social networking in 2011:

1. Google’s Social Networking Efforts Flop Spectacularly

Google dominates search. It has nailed mobile. Oh, and it owns YouTube, the web’s biggest video

property. So why the heck does it fail so miserably at social?

Until this year, Google’s had middling success in social — YouTube, Gmail, Gtalk, Blogger and Orkut

have all had varying levels of success. This year though, Google Wave was shut down, Google Buzz

flopped and Google’s big social initiative has been delayed due to in-fighting and a lack of clarity and purpose.

Here’s my first prediction of the year: Google’s social media efforts will be spectacular failures. TechCrunch

nabbed a screenshot of the “Google +1″ social toolbar, one big component of Google’s social plan, we’ve

been told. We remain unimpressed, though. As Buzz demonstrated, sticking something social on a page

doesn’t mean people will instantly use it.

More importantly, Google as a company is built for speed and efficiency, neither of which are critical to the

success of a social network. That’s why we predict another horrendous year for the search giant in the social realm.

2. A Middling MySpace Is Sold Off

Despite a total redesign and overhaul, MySpace continues to plummet like a boulder pushed off a cliff.

While we’re fans of the social network’s attempt to reinvent itself as a “social entertainment destination,”

the frank truth is that MySpace is bleeding money and there’s no end in sight to the bloodshed.

Eventually MySpace will bottom out; we just don’t know when. It won’t come soon enough for News Corp.

though, and it will start looking for someone to take its high-profile Internet property off of its hands.

MySpace is still a valuable asset in the right hands, so somebody will pick it up.

3. Bebo Gets a New Owner… Again

Bebo’s fall from grace is one of the sad stories of social networking. When we first covered Bebo in 2006,

it was on its way to becoming a powerhouse. In 2008, AOL acquired Bebo for $850 million, an astounding

(and overvalued) price point.

Six months ago, AOL sold Bebo for about $10 million to Criterion Capital Partners. Then they made a few

big moves: they hired Kevin Bachus, co-creator of the Xbox, and brought Bebo co-founder Michael Birch back

as an advisor and investor.

Bebo’s still shrinking though. Unless Birch and Bachus can orchestrate a comeback of Rocky proportions,

Criterion Capital Partners will start looking to make money on its investment or at least minimize its loss.

Even if it makes a comeback, Criterion’s reportedly interested in selling Bebo this year.

We expect Bebo to be in new hands by this time next year. The most likely acquirers, we believe, would

be a group led by Birch himself.

4. No Facebook IPO in 2011

There have been countless rumors about a Facebook IPO since 2007. The media has been waiting

with baited breath for the day that Mark Zuckerberg cashes in on his baby and turns his company public.

I’m here to tell the media: Don’t hold your breath.

I could create a list of reasons the size of an SUV why Facebook and its billionaire leader aren’t going

to be raising money on the public markets. Here are just a few of them:

  • Mark Zuckerberg is famously uninterested in money. He believes in delayed gratification and has
  • lived in a modest home for years — he’s the opposite of the far more extravagant Larry Ellison,
  • co-founder and CEO of Oracle. In other words, he’s in no rush for a big payday.
  • Secondary markets like Sharespost have changed the game for cashing out on investments.
  • In the past, VCs needed to cash out on their investments by acquisition or IPO, but as Accel
  • Partners proved last month, VCs no longer need an IPO to do so.
  • Zuckerberg sees no strategic advantage to an IPO. In fact, it’s just a lot more paperwork, headaches
  • and scrutiny. He’d love to delay that as long as possible.
  • Facebook doesn’t believe it’s ready for an IPO: “Facebook would benefit from another year of growth
  • absent the added scrutiny that comes with a public listing,” Business Week reported earlier this year.

The result is that there won’t be a Facebook IPO in 2011. So long as the company’s growth metrics are

strong, Facebook has no need for the public markets. When it hits its saturation point though, that’s when

you should expect the social network to make its move. I predict that will happen in 2012.

Image courtesy of Charis Tsevis

5. Twitter Has a Very Boring 2011

While I don’t consider Twitter a social network, many people do, so it’s only appropriate that

I provide a prediction for what will happen to Twitter in 2011.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t come up with anything interesting: Twitter’s going to have a steady

and boring 2011.

Sure, Twitter will launch new features, and senior execs will continue to step down and new people

will take their place, but that’s what happens to any maturing business. Now that Twitter has new funding,
has launched its ad platform and has launched a complete redesign, is there an earth-shattering event

that could take us by surprise?

I don’t discount it; I just don’t predict there will be one. An IPO makes no sense with the new round of

funding. A redesign isn’t necessary. Really, Twitter is focused on its ad platform and will launch features

that enhance it. Twitter will slowly continue to grow, but I don’t expect Facebook-like hockey stick growth.

In 2011, Twitter is going to be one of the most boring social media services around. And I know

the Twitter team is just fine with that.

6. The Social Networking Trend of 2011: Mobile Photos

Pokorny was discussing during his Ignite talk at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. He argued that

publishing has evolved from the desktop (blogging) to the phone (tweeting) to the smartphone (photo-taking).

While social photography is nothing new (Flickr and Facebook dominate), mobile photography is just

beginning to blossom, thanks to apps like Instagram, PicPlz, Path, and Dailybooth. Other services like

Tumblr, Gowalla, Posterous and most recently Foursquare are only pushing the trend further.

2011 will be the year mobile photo sharing becomes all the rage. These services will hit critical mass as

smartphone users install apps in order to keep up with their friends. I also predict that Facebook will join

the fray and implement new mobile photo-sharing features integrated with its Places platform, bringing

the whole trend to another level.

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Presentations of the year 2010

Creativity | 2010. 12. 31. 15:12 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Popular presentation-sharing website Slideshare posted its annual

Zeitgeist summary Thursday, bringing some interesting data to the fore.


For instance, presentations written in Japanese have the highest average

number of slides (42), women use fewer slides than men in their presentations

and the longest presentation uploaded in 2010 is 1,937 slides long.


This year’s report also laid out some data about the 1,000 most popular

presentations on its site this year: 

  • Popular Presentations Use a Lot of Slides: The total number of slides 

    in the top 1,000 slide decks has about 63 slides per presentation.

    The average number of slides for all presentations is 19. 

  • Popular Presentations Use Few Words: Popular presentations use

    about 24 words per slide. 

  • There’s Something About Keynote: While only 2% of all presentations

    were made in Apple Keynote this year, almost 16% of those in the top 1,000

    were made in Keynote.


If you’re interested in digging deeper into what makes a presentation so good

that people want to share it, check out the most popular presentations of 2010.

Eighty-two slide Social Media for Business came in first, followed by Steal This Presentation, which is appropriately a presentation about how to give presentations.

The entire Zeitgeist slideshow is available below:

SlideShare Zeitgeist 2010

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4 photo sharing alternatives

Creativity | 2010. 12. 1. 12:54 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

More than 130 years after George Eastman invented roll film, still photography

remains one of the most expressive and enduring ways that individuals from

all over the world capture and share their experiences. That’s why it’s not really

a surprise that photo sharing sites were some of the first social sites to appear

on the Internet.


Today, the photo sharing category of sites and apps is largely dominated by the two big players, Facebook (Facebook) and Flickr (Flickr). Both services are a great way to share photographs and video with family members, friends, online acquaintances and even the random Internet visitor. However, the world of photo sharing sites and tools goes far beyond just these services.


1. SmugMug


What It Is: SmugMug is a site with a central focus on making it easy to showcase and organize your photographs — whether you want to sell them or not.

How It’s Different: SmugMug is really focused on making sure your photos are safe, secure and easy to access. There are no bandwidth caps and no limits on the number of photos you can host. You can choose to password-protect all or some of your photos or galleries, add custom watermarks and share photos on social networks like Twitter (Twitter), Facebook andTumblr (Tumblr).


2. picplz


What It Is: Picplz is a photo sharing app that makes it easy to share your photos to Facebook and Twitter, while also checking in to Foursquare (Foursquare).

How It’s Different: While not purely a photo sharing app — you can browse, comment and upload photos using the website — mobile is the big focus with picplz. The app and the website also let you apply filters to your photos, stuff like toy camera, ’70s and cross-processed.


3. Instagram


What It Is: Instagram is an iPhone app that lets you take photos and share them with your friends on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and Foursquare (foursquare). You can also apply various filters and transformations to your photos.

How It’s Different: Instagram (instagram) is most similar to picplz, but it has a hint ofHipstamatic in it as well. What sets it apart is its ease of sharing, browsing and commenting.


4. Path


What It Is: Path is a website and iPhone app that lets you share your photos with a select group of people.

How It’s Different: Path (Path) limits you to 50 network connections, based on a theory that states that humans can only sustain 150 social relationships. By limiting users to a smaller network, Path hopes that the sharing and capturing experience can be more personal and more special.



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Social media and the workplace

Creativity | 2010. 12. 1. 03:56 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

These days people have new powers. Not that kind. I mean on the Web. We can

create websites and post messages to the world with the click of a button.

Blogs, social networking sites and twitter - all make it easy. But this power comes

with new responsibilities, especially when it comes to the workplace.



This video explains how the world of external company communications have changed

thanks to social media - and ways organizations can react responsibly.



This video also said that in this social-oriented era, companies should have their own

account of famous social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.

Then, companies have to monitor what is being said about their companies on

the web and respond as quickly as possible and as sincerely as they can.





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5 design trends in 2011

Creativity | 2010. 11. 23. 06:23 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable

regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.













In the past 12 months, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the world of web design. Growing popularity in the mobile device space — including smartphones and tablets like the iPad — have refined the way many users access and interact with content.


Likewise, the formal adoption of web standards like HTML5, web fonts and CSS3 by browser makers means that more and more users are now able to take advantage of the latest and greatest features on the web.

1. Lose the Flash

Regardless of where you stand in the war over Flash, the fact remains that more and more sites and web developers are moving away from Flash-only solutions for video, animation and navigation.

Flash still excels when it comes to building fully interactive designs and Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs), but for small business owners who aren’t showcasing or providing that sort of experience, trading Flash for HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3 might just make more sense.

2. Web Fonts

Typography is an important — I would argue crucial — component of any web design. Historically, customizing the typography you use on a website has been a complicated and headache-inducing process. As a result, most designers were reduced to either using the small selection of web-safe fonts or using workarounds like text images or Flash as text replacements.

3. Mobile Compatible/Optimized Sites

More and more websites — big and small — are taking the time to make their sites small screen friendly. Having a mobile compatible or mobile optimized website means that not only will your site load faster over cellular data connections but that content will be better formatted for the screens of smaller devices, making it easier to access and understand.

4. Inspired By Tumblr

The popular microblogging platform Tumblr (Tumblr) is a great way to quickly and easily post updates, share content and garner direct visitor feedback. Tumblr has become a really popular platform and more and more small businesses are using it for their own company blogs or sites.

5. Touches of the Future: HTML5 and CSS3

As I stated in the introduction, it can be difficult for small businesses that aren’t in a design-related field to adopt many of the cutting-edge web design trends for fear of shutting out parts of their potential audience.


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4shared Desktop for Windows7, Mac, Linux

Creativity | 2010. 11. 23. 05:21 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

4shared Desktop expands its territory! From now on Linux and Mac users are

able to use 4shared Desktop on their systems as well as Windows users!

4shared Desktop is a useful application that will make your file sharing experience

just the way it meant to be – perfect. Uploading hundreds of files for the purposes

of backuping or sharing with others is not a problem anymore! You haven’t tried it yet?

Then read below to find out how 4shared Desktop can make you file sharing life smooth!










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5. copy, paste, delete and cut multiple files within your 4shared account:
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