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When art and music change the world: new MTV World series ‘Rebel Music’ follows young people in 6 countries

safe_imageLast Monday, MTV World debuted ‘Rebel Music,’ a new documentary series about musicians and artists in areas of conflict. ‘Rebel Music’ will feature six episodes examining the lives of young people using art and music to create change around the world. The first two episodes premiered last week, and the remaining four episodes will debut weekly on mtvU and RebelMusic.com. Artist and activist Shepard Fairey, who also created the visual identity for ‘Rebel Music,’ is an executive producer. Read more

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How a TV news personality should use social

In the midst of the unfortunate and terrible situation in Israel/Gaza, an interesting use of social has emerged from CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Cooper is currently on the ground in the region and isn’t only preparing for TV broadcasts. Read more

Watch and share your favorite text articles, meet Wibbitz

Remember Microsoft Jane, Microsoft Tom and spending hours typing text into Windows 98′s Control Pannel settings to hear the funny voices attempting to read your sentences? Remember when AOL allowed you to customize the “Welcome, You’ve Got Mail” to the voice of Austin Powers? Since then, turning text into audio has risen in popularity but not quite reached a point where it’s completely useful. Now Wibbitz, a Tel Aviv-based startup is bringing web-based text to audio and video, giving content producers a new way to engage couch potato audiences. Read more

How the world is using social media around the Olympics

Let's not forget the Olympics are a global TV event and that NBC's innovations and sometimes frustrating decisions are only one part of the 204 nation event. After just a few days, it's already clear how drastically social has affected the Olympics. With the games underway and the world tuned in, we looked into some of the other countries' efforts to bring the games to social and the second screen. Here's what we found.

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