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I’m starting to see an increase in announcements of content management solutions which are packaging up content curation functionality, The functionality allows content editors to search for content sources around a particular topic, and provide various automation techniques to the way these sources are filtered, and presented in an aggregated publication.

The automation tools are improving and are already starting to exert a disruptive influence on the process of collecting online research.

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Vending Machine – Facial Recognition

Kraft has invented a vending machine that analyses your face to predict what you want to eat.

It combines facial recognition with a fuzzy logic algorithm that suggests meal solutions via recipes, shopping instructions and even provides food samples. While you operate the touchscreen on Kraft’s “Meal Planning Solution”, a camera analyses your face to determine your age and gender, the better to anticipate what you want to eat.

mygreenbottle

BRITA’s mygreenbottle pledge widget- a good example of inviting consumer participation into the cause of reusable bottled water.

Socialisation of the Organisation

Having worked in Knowledge Management for a large multinational I have had experience in the challenges involved in realising the value of shared wisdom across the organisation, without enforcing the burden of overcomplicated information categorisations.

So I read with excitement this manifesto on Social Architecture which provides a cleverly thought out view on how organisations can embrace socialisation to generate real value.

5 tips for adding Video into your Digital Strategy

I have often discussed the growing demand for watching videos over the internet, so it was with interest that I read the recently published statistics from comScore.

The following chart shows the population reach, and some key viewing statistics by country which was releasd to support the launch of their Video Metrics service

comScore Video Metrics by country April 2010

comScore Video Metrics by country April 2010