Researching the Effects of Culture on Website Usability:A Conceptual Model of Usability Gabrielle Ford
Culture Learning in Spanish Companion Book Websites:An Analysis of Online Tasks Angela Cresswell
This 7th edition of this award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Extensively revised, expanded and updated throughout it includes a new section on `The Contextuality of Meaning´ and a brand new chapter on `The Materiality of Popular Culture´. Extensive updates have also been made to the companion website which interactive quizzes, links to relevant websites and a glossary of key terms.Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Toss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia´s vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo - from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world´s oldest indigenous languages. C´mon, avagoyermug! Features a comprehensive section on Australia´s impressive array of indigenous languages. Lonely Planet´s Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. Get into the culture and humour behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them. Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Denise Angelo, Peter Austin, Barry Blake, Susan Butler, Carolyn Coleman, Jane Curtain, Alan Dench, Mark Newbrook, Dana Ober, Paul Smitz, Jenny Tindale, Dana Ober, and Melanie Wilkinson. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet´s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Today´s leaders need to engage, connect with, listen to, and include their employees and customers in the conversation surrounding the business. The Hero Factor discusses the importance of a strong company culture as the backbone of any successful business. Companies with leadership that dismisses the importance of transparency in today´s world are more likely to be called out for not living up to the mission statements on their websites.Listeners will learn how to implement the traits that will help them become a hero entrepreneur, change their organization, live their values, and create a winning culture where they:Invest in people as a path to more inclusionRecast the role of business leadership beyond politicsServe others/the common goodAvoid failure, reasons why not, and the lure of the dark side when things get toughKnow the line between hero and martyrCreate the next generation of hero leaders 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Hayzlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003097/bk_gdan_003097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An entertaining and eye-opening look into the new frontier of idea making - breaking news, fresh gossip, tiny scandals, trumped up crises - every day we are distracted by a culture that rings our doorbell and then runs away. Stories spread wildly and die out in mere days, quickly replaced by more stories with ever shorter shelflives. How we participate in these stories has changed, too. No longer do we sit on the sidelines waiting for monolithic media giants to tell us what´s happening. Anyone on a computer in his or her local Starbucks can spread a story almost as easily as The New York Times, CNN, or People - in fact blogs are now often the source for journalists working in big media.And Then There´s This is Bill Wasik´s journey along the unexplored frontier of our churning and rambunctious viral culture. Covering this world - watching new bands promote themselves at South by Southwest; reporting on a website contest while secretly entering it; and creating a site that aggregates all blog smears against the presidential primary candidates - he ends up conducting six experiments himself. He doesn´t always get the results he expected, but along the way he meets a cast of characters who are capable of getting their information into our brains - and they´re not who you think. And Then There´s This reveals how our culture is now created from the ground up. Wasik proves that any one of us can cause a small ripple that can turn into a tsunami. Anyone involved in journalism, business, or information technology - and those who want to be - must read this book. And for the rest, Wasik´s tour is great, eye-opening fun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wasik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001274/bk_peng_001274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Flying blind in interactions with customers, colleagues, collaborators, or competitors? Frustrated by misunderstandings with other organizational silos or cultures? Learn the number-one skill: how to step into anyone’s shoes, decode their mindset, and get the job done with anyone, anywhere. What derails deals is not that we don’t bow, kiss, or shake hands correctly. What kills success is our inability to read between the lines, decode the mindset of the other side, and see the world from other perspectives. Forged in the fire of clashing cultures and living on four continents, Dr. Zweifel, the CEO, Columbia professor, and award-winning author, unpacks the toolbox he developed over three decades of helping managers in 100+ countries lead effectively - a system for success across organizational and cultural boundaries. ´´Culture Clash not only reminds us of our blindness, but also offers a cure.´´ (Scott A. Snook, Professor, Harvard Business School)In this action-packed, quick, and fun listen (cross-cultural fiascos can be hilarious...some jokes are so risqué that the publisher banned them until now), learn: The 13 dos and taboos in dealing with other value systems. The most powerful troubleshooting tool on the market to prevent culture clash - which saved Dr. Zweifel’s clients millions in sunk costs, with cases. The eight dimensions to prep quickly for any meeting anywhere - even if you’ve never been there. How to lead effective global meetings and teleconferences (before, during, after), with a case of a $40 million value-add. How to adapt your website, videos, and social media so you don’t alienate new customers. The hidden differences between American, Asian, European, and other mind-sets that trip up negotiations. How to address difficult topics - for example, sex - in different cultures. ´´Absolutely required reading for le 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066244/bk_acx0_066244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reddit hails itself as ´the front page of the Internet´. It´s the sixth most-visited website in the world - and yet, millions have no idea what it is. They should be paying attention. We Are the Nerds takes listeners inside this captivating, maddening enterprise, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving crimes and spurring millions in charitable donations to seeding alt-right fury and even landing Donald Trump in the White House. Reddit has become a mirror of the Internet itself: it has dark trenches, shiny memes, malicious trolls, and a heart-warming ability to connect people across cultures, oceans, and ideological divides. This is the gripping story of how Reddit´s founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, transformed themselves from student video-gamers into Silicon Valley millionaires as they turned their creation into an icon of the digital age. But the journey was often fraught. Reporting on Reddit for more than six years, conducting hundreds of interviews and gaining exclusive access to its founders, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin has written the definitive account of the birth and life of Reddit. Packed with revelatory details about its biggest triumphs and controversies, this inside look at Reddit includes fresh insights on the relationship between Huffman and Ohanian, staff turmoil, the tragic life of Aaron Swartz, and Reddit´s struggle to become profitable. In a time when we are increasingly concerned about privacy and manipulation on social platforms, We Are the Nerds reveals Reddit´s central role in the dissemination of culture and information in history´s first fully digital century. Rigorously reported and highly entertaining, We Are the Nerds explores how this unique platform has changed the way we all communicate today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library sect 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chloe Cannon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002144/bk_twuk_002144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a comprehensive beginner´s guide to all things conspiracy! Learn how to decode Illuminati symbolism that´s hidden in plain sight with the help of an expert in spotting occult secrets. Conspiracy theorists like David Icke got you confused? Wondering how a reptilian can live among us and shape shift in and out of our dimensions? Are your favorite entertainers part of a transhumanistic alien agenda with mind control signals coming from Saturn and the Moon? This is a culmination project of several years of research and taking notes on taboo and fringe subjects from various theorists, philosophies, and academic walks of life. I´m a website publisher for conspiracy theories and the exposure that I´ve had to these topics gives me a fresh perspective and clarity of these sometimes confusing and offensive topics. I focus a lot of the material on the philosophy of David Icke, so if you wanted an independent third party assessment on why he thinks reptilian shape shifters control our planet (and why he could be correct), this is the book for you! I explore links between all of the Illuminati conspiracy theories, the music, film, and entertainment industry´s infiltration, and brainwashing symbolism found in all of these venues (e.g. the All Seeing Eye, pyramids, etc.). Ancient cultures, Nazis, and occult worship still play a key role in today´s control system, and I provide insight into these topics, including a review of the controversial documentary of Princess Diana´s murder - Unlawful Killing. More original theories are presented including Rihanna´s occult origins, David Icke´s Saturn and Moon Matrix, and my scholarly approach to the Agenda with the Adaptive-Innovation theory. Join me as we journey to the dark recesses of many conspiracy theories and the symbolism we´re subjected to by the music, film, and television industries! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057193/bk_acx0_057193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.