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Coyote (mythology)

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Coyote is a mythological character common to many Native American cultures, based on the coyote (Canis latrans) animal. This character is usually male and is generally anthropomorphic although he may have some coyote-like physical features such as fur, pointed ears, yellow eyes, tail and claws. The myths and legends which include Coyote vary widely from culture to culture.
Coyote shares many traits with the mythological figure Raven

Coyote in mythology

Coyote often plays the role of trickster, god of tricks, although in some stories he is a buffoon and the butt of jokes and in a few is outright evil. His positive traits include humor and sometimes cleverness. His negative traits are usually greed or desire, recklessness, impulsiveness and jealousy. Coyote is often the antagonist of his brother Wolf, who is wise and good natured but prone to giving in to Coyote’s incessant demands.
Among the Northwest tribes, coyote stories were often highly sexualized.[1] White settlers may have known, but been too timid to recirculate these stories; there is evidence that tellings by native writers have been sanitized. These myths seem to have been edited out of history by the more sexually conservative European-Americans, and are now difficult to find. There is reference to the sexual myths of the coyotes though in original sources from the era, where an Indian Agency administrator might refer to the myths and then primly refuse to tell the tales. Some examples include Recollections from the Colville Indian Agency 1886-1889 by Major Richard D. Gwydir and Coyote Stories by Mourning Dove.[2]

The creator

Coyote figures prominently in several creation myths. In one myth, Coyote creates the first people by kicking a ball of mud (sometimes a bit of feces) until it formed into the first man. In another myth Coyote is able to successfully impregnate an evil woman who has killed off all the other men in the world during the sexual act.
Coyote is also commonly a character in etiological myths, in which he tries to hunt prey or compete with other predators. In the process phenomena such as why rabbits have long ears are explained.

The culture hero

Coyote also plays the role of a hero, or even a culture hero, in some stories. In these stories, he proves to be helpful (and sometimes genuinely heroic).

By culture

The coyote (Canis latrans), the animal on which the myths are based

Coyote is a figure in the following cultural areas of the Americas, as commonly defined by ethnographers:

California

Coyote is featured in the culture of the following groups who live in the area covered by the state of California: the Karuk [3], the Tongva of Southern California, the Ohlone mythology of Northern California, the Miwok mythology of Northern California, and the Pomo mythology of Northern California

Great Plains

Coyote is seen in the cultural heritage of these people of the Great Plains area: the Crow mythology (Crow Nation), the Ho-Chunk mythology (Ho-Chunk, Winnebago), and the Menominee.

Plateau

Myths and stories of Coyote are also found in the cultures of the Plateau area: the Chinookan (including the Wishram people and the Multnomah) [4], the Flathead [5], the Nez Perce [6], the Nlaka’pamux, the Secwepemc, the St’at’imc, the Tsilhqot’in, and the Yakama.[7]

Homologues

Coyote has been compared to both the Scandinavian Loki, and also Prometheus, who shared with Coyote the trick of having stolen fire from the gods as a gift for mankind, and Anansi, a mythological culture hero from Western African mythology. Similarities can also be drawn with another trickster, the Polynesian demigod Māui, who also stole fire for mankind and introduced death to the world.
Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist proposed a structuralist theory that suggests that Coyote and Crow obtained mythic status because they are mediator animals between life and death.[8]

Coyote in the modern world

Coyote figures prominently in current efforts to educate young people about Western Native American languages and cultures. For example, the Secwepemc people of the Kamloops Indian Band in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, have designated their recently opened native elementary school the Sk’elep (Coyote) School of Excellence, while educational websites such as one co-sponsored by the Neskonlith Indian Band of Chase, British Columbia prominently feature stories about Sk’elep.[9].
Peter Blue Cloud (Aroniawenrate) is a member of the Turtle clan of the Mohawk Nation. His books include two collections of contemporary Coyote tales, Elderberry Flute Song and The Other Side of Nowhere, which place Coyote in a number of different guises—showing Coyote to be funny, wise, sad, and sexual. William Bright’s collection, A Coyote Reader, also shows the continuing importance of Coyote in today’s world.

Coyote in popular culture

The coyote is a popular figure in folklore and popular culture. Modern references may invoke either the animal or the mythological figure. Traits commonly described in pop culture appearances include inventiveness, mischievousness, and evasiveness.
Coyote makes an appearance in the Gargoyles episode “Cloud Fathers”. Coyote is also the name of a series of robots in the series, version 4.0 is designed to capture magical creatures and battles the trickster.
Wile E. Coyote could be considered an instance of the buffoon version of the Coyote myth.
Coyote is also one of the main characters in the webcomic Gunnerkrigg Court.
Coyote’s mythological role as a trickster is the basis for American sex workers’ modern adoption of the coyote in service to advocacy[citation needed] in their industry – “COYOTE” (“Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics”) is the name of a group established in 1973 in San Francisco to advocate for sex workers in political issues and to help prostitutes who want to leave the business.

Howard Rheingold on collaboration | Video via TED.com

Howard Rheingold on collaboration | Video on TED.com

About this talk

Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action — and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

About Howard Rheingold

Writer, artist and designer, theorist and community builder, Howard Rheingold is one of the driving minds behind our net-enabled, open, collaborative life. Full bio and more links

Amazing tech and social buzz in less time, 7 slick tricks

 Amazing tech and social buzz in less time, 7 slick tricks

What can I say, the new tech geek by nature is a technology junkie. I want more web more social sharing more information faster broader updates and all that with a bowl O’ grits. The problem is how do you get your technology fix fast enough to satisfy but solid enough to actually view it. How in the world can you use dozens of social and web news sites microblog and still get anything done? How do you digg up and stumble thru hundreds if not thousands of pages a day. Music streaming video life streams and grid casting can really slow your systems let alone absorb way to much life.
Recently a SEM Friend brought me ‘out of the closet’ no not the rainbow one, the social web O holic closet. During a search engine marketing optimization research investigation, leaked to me, it became apparent I am a bit of a super internet social site share junky. To top that all off we found out I outpaced not only the worlds top A listers but the internet marketers, social promoters, search engine marketers and seo’s when it came to being on internet based social sharing and communications sites.
OK I admit it, I am a total web O holic. Also since this is a long post here is a short version of the list:

  • Pidgin Open source IM and email client using very low resources

  • Mahalo Combination wiki search and social site with useful tools

  • HelloTxt Multiple microblog and social update service with stats

  • Diigo not just another bookmaking site with great integration

  • Digsby The slickest social instant messenger and email client yet.

Amazingly enough as it sounds, I do have not computer time, and still keep up a pace even the professionals in each respective field cant match across the board. There are two main factors and for most of us they really make all the difference.
You probably just like me have no constant overseer of how we are online, not saying when or what overall we do, just how. Most of the people who are professionals in marketing SEM SEO recruiting or training all have an issue we wont. Everyone is staring at them so they have to think about every sill thing they link blog or even in the social micro blogging sphere who and what they reply to. That sucks and is no fun but gives your average human an edge in a really odd way, your freedom of form means you can share what you want when you want how you want and it does not really make a difference to your life or income.
The second is the options, I try almost every new site any interesting new software gadget or app. I run what works and dump what sucks or slows me down. This might sound odd but if your part of a bigger company or have everything you do looked at, what you use is often as important as who you talk to. Telling the boss or client this new thingy you installed broke something can suck.
Some really popular sites and software are a pain in the butt and you can use something much better to do it much faster. Just to help you out and show you the difference I will even give you a short list ;)
SocialAddict many folks have under rated this great adobe air app not only does it interface with 11 websites social networks microblogs aggregators and status update service but it use low ram. You can run it all out and still not slow down your other system software. That makes the time you invest in the web more efficient and effective.
Pidgin again an under rated software, pidgin is an open source instant messenger client and handles some social site with great email updates. While it does not have microblogs or face book wired in it does not each much ram either. The combination of pidgin and the aforementioned Social Addict will work on almost any system together at the same time easy.
Digsby not so badly spoken of is the rockin out the box newcomer Digsby. Digsby lock up twitter myspace facebook instant messaging email and a bit more. If you have the resources Digsby is the bomb, but it does all by itself eat as much ram in one bits as the two prior softs and apps together.
Hellotxt back to the underdogs here I think but Hellotxt.com rocks for the normal folks. When you don’t need to hit a handful of blogs and just want to update the web with what up share something good show a picture or video with friends. Hello text is the spot to get it done. You can shout to all you microblogs and main communication type site like facebook or myspace all in one shot. They even have video pic friend and link stats so you can see what liked by your friends.
Diigo not just another bookmarking site … really. While digg worried about fairness and del.icio.us was getting some new style, diigo made more options and better technology. Diigo will let you bookmark to other sites interface with your blog and share socially with friends. Did I mention the tech, you get notes bookmarks collaboration and a photo mash screen view slideshow maker to knock any nerds socks off.
Mahalo no its not stumbleupon its Mahalo and its cool. Mahalo is another newer social site that helps you share to more than one place. Mahalo is also a great social search engine and wiki site. You can browse and even use other social profiles and site right in you homepage its pretty sweet.
Scour search not the most popular search engine but an awesome way to get the mixed results from google msn and yahoo all at once. the extra kicker is a cool point system and social rating with comments. Its great fun to do thumbs and notes on search results don’t you think.
Now to cut this long post short. I hope this helps some others out a bit, I know it smooth’s my days and night online. If you know anything good and new feel free to share it I am sure I’ll check it out to.

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Social Network Website Votes and Traffic Data Grid

Social Bookmarking, Social Entertainment, Social Media, Social Network, Social News, Social Sharing, Social Voting Websites Traffic Estimates and Actions Numerical Averages Data SMM Grid

social website traffic Network: del.icio.us Popular: 50-150 Negative Vote: -1 Vote Traffic: Up to 20,000 Type: Tech, Info, Guides social website traffic Network: Digg Popular: 50 – 200+ on average Negative Vote: Unknown Traffic: 1,000 to 100,000 UVs Type: Social News social website traffic Network: Ebaumsworld Popular: 25-50 Negative Vote: –1 Vote Traffic: 500-20,000+ Type: Weird, Wacky, Funny
social website traffic Network: Fark Popular: Admin selected Traffic: 5,000 to 15,000 Type: Humor social website traffic Network: Mixx Popular: 30 – 60 Traffic: 20 – 200 Type: Social News social website traffic Network: Propeller Popular: 30 – 50+ Traffic: 1,000 – 20,000 Type: Social News
social website traffic Network: Reddit Popular: 2 – 200+ Traffic: 3,000 – 30,000 Type: Social News social website trafficsocial website traffic Network: Stumble Upon Popular: 30 – 40 Traffic: 2,000 – 50,000 Type: Toolbar – random social website traffic Network: Yahoo! Buzz Popular: Admin selected Traffic: 1-3 million UVs Type: Social News

Social network votes needed to make “popular” and traffic to expect on average for each website.

Digg Education Series: Submitting and Commenting

Digg the Blog » Blog Archive » Digg Education Series: Submitting and Commenting:
“Digg Education Series: Submitting and Commenting”

Submissions
Digg is your submissions! All of the content you see on the site has been submitted by users like you – we want to see what interests you or is important news from your perspective.
When submitting a story, you should make sure that your submission isn’t a duplicate. Our dupe detection engine will do the work for you; if you submit something and see that a similar story has already been posted, go ahead and Digg the original submission. Of course, if the story you’re submitting offers a different perspective, by all means submit it!
When crafting your submission, we recommend that you use a catchy title and a creative description. Choosing a thumbnail that’s representative of your content goes a long way (don’t worry, we’ll provide thumbnails for you if any are available). Lastly, make sure that you select the proper topic for your story – topic lists are at the bottom of the submission page and will help direct your story to the folks who are most likely to be interested. When it looks the way you want it to in the preview, just click “Submit Story” and you’re good to go!
(Note, when submitting stories to Digg, make sure that the content doesn’t violate the Digg Terms of Use in any way. Examples include content that is obscene, pornographic, racist, or abusive. Also, make sure not to submit anything that is commercial in nature, such as marketing products or services.)
Promoting your submission
Digg gets lots of new submissions every day, so we understand it can be tough to make yours stand out. We’ve provided tools for you to share the story with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, and email. When you’re on your submission’s permalink page, just select the icon of the method you’d like to use (email, Twitter or Facebook) and follow the prompts. Make sure you’re tailoring your shares to people who are likely to be interested in the content.
Even though your story may not make it to the homepage, Digg is a great way to share content with other people. You can use your Digg submission to attract more viewers to your site, and provide a base for people to comment as well.
Commenting

Commenting on stories that are of interest to you is one of the best ways to “join” the Digg community. It’s an easy way to discover others who share your interests.

BlogSpot Blogger Template Tags: defined – Blogger Help

Template Tags: defined – Blogger Help: "Template Tags: defined"

BlogSpot Blogger Template Tags Jump Start List

Blogger tags look a lot like HTML. One difference between them and HTML is that case is important. <$BlogSiteFeedLink$> – Outputs your site feed’s URL inside a <link> tag: <link rel="service.feed" type="application/atom+xml" title="Your Blog’s Title" href="http://yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml" /> <$BlogEncoding$> – Inserts the encoding setting from the Settings | Formatting tab into a content-type declaration, like so:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" 
content="text/html; charset=<$BlogEncoding$>" />

<$BlogLanguageDirection$> – Outputs either "ltr" (left-to-right) or "rtl" (right-to-left) based on the blog’s language setting. E.g. Hebrew and Arabic blogs will be right-to-left.

<html dir="<$BlogLanguageDirection$>">

<BlogSiteFeed><$BlogSiteFeedUrl$></BlogSiteFeed> – Displays the blog’s site feed URL, if it has one.

<$BlogMetaData$> – Inserts all blog metadata (including the above tags) via one tag. here’s sample output:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" 
    content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing"
content="true" />
<meta name="generator" content="Blogger" />
<link rel="service.feed" type="application/atom+xml"
    title="DanoTestMule"
    href="http://testmule.blogspot.com/atom.xml" />
<link rel="service.post" type="application/atom+xml"
    title="DanoTestMule"
    href="http://www.blogger.com/atom/6602135" />
<link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml"
title="RSD"
href="http://www.blogger.com/rsd.pyra?blogID=6602135" />
<meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW" />

(This last tag will appear if your blog is set to unlisted.)

<$BlogPageTitle$> – Gives your published blog pages smart titles ("Blog Name" for the index page, "Blog Name: Date" for archive pages, and "Blog Name: Post Title" for post pages). Best used in a template’s <head>, in between <title> and </title>.

<$BlogTitle$> – The title of the blog.

<$BlogDescription$> – The description of the blog.

<Blogger> & </Blogger> – These tags contain the content that will be output for every post on the page. Most of the following tags should be inside these to work properly.

<BlogDateHeader>

<$BlogDateHeaderDate$>

</BlogDateHeader> – These output date headers, which display once per date, regardless of how many posts were made on that date.

<BlogItemTitle>

<BlogItemURL>

<a href="<$BlogItemURL$>">

</BlogItemURL>

<$BlogItemTitle$></a>

</BlogItemTitle> – These output each post’s Title, linked to their associated URLs if you’re using the link field feature. Remove the second, third and fourth lines to unlink the titles.

<$BlogItemBody$> – The content of a post.

<$BlogItemAuthor$> – The author of a post, using both the first and last names (as specified in the author’s profile).

<$BlogItemAuthorNickname$> – The display name of the author of a post.

<$BlogItemAuthorEmail$> – The email address of the author of a post.

<$BlogItemAuthorURL$> – The homepage URL of the author of a post.

<$BlogItemDateTime$> – The date and/or time of a post.

<$BlogItemNumber$> – The unique ID number of the post.

<$BlogItemArchiveFileName$> – The archive filename of the post

<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$> – The permalink of the post

<$BlogItemControl$> – The Quick Edit link of the post

<BlogDateFooter>

</BlogDateFooter> – Similar to the date headers, content between these tags will be displayed once per date, regardless of the number of posts on that date.

Sidebar archive list tags, explained in the archive links article:

<BloggerArchives>
<a href='<$BlogArchiveURL$>'><$BlogArchiveName$></a>
</BloggerArchives>

Conditional tags, explained in the conditional tag article:

<MainPage></MainPage>

<ArchivePage></ArchivePage>

<ItemPage></ItemPage>

<MainOrArchivePage></MainOrArchivePage>

Previous post code, explained in the previous posts article.

<BloggerPreviousItems>
<a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>">
<$BlogPreviousItemTitle$>
</a><br />
</BloggerPreviousItems>

Comment code, explained in the comment tags article.

<BlogItemCommentsEnabled>

<$BlogItemCommentCount$>

<$BlogItemCommentCreate$>

<$BlogItemCommentFormOnClick$>

<BlogItemComments>

<a name="<$BlogCommentNumber$>"></a>

<$BlogCommentBody$>

<$BlogCommentPermalinkURL$>

<$BlogCommentAuthor$>

<$BlogCommentDateTime$>

<$BlogCommentDeleteIcon$>

<$BlogItemCreate$>

</BlogItemComments>

</BlogItemCommentsEnabled>

Backlinks code, explained in the backlinks tags article.

<BlogItemBacklinksEnabled>

<BlogItemBacklinks>

<$BlogBacklinkControl$>

<$BlogBacklinkURL$>

<$BlogBacklinkTitle$>

<$BlogBacklinkDeleteIcon$>

<$BlogBacklinkSnippet$>

<$BlogBacklinkAuthor$>

<$BlogBacklinkDateTime$>

</BlogItemBacklinks>

<$BlogItemBacklinkCreate$>

</BlogItemBacklinksEnabled>

Profile code, further in the profile tags article:

<$BlogOwnerNickname$>
<$BlogOwnerFirstName$>
<$BlogOwnerLastName$>
<$BlogOwnerFullName$>
<$BlogOwnerEmail$>
<$BlogOwnerLocation$>
<$BlogOwnerAboutMe$>
<$BlogOwnerPhotoUrl$>
<$BlogOwnerProfileUrl$>

 

 

 

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Developing a New Blogger Template the New Media Concept Blog

Developing a New Blogger Template the New Media Concept Blog:

I am making a new blogger template for my new blogspot powered personal new media concepts blog. Social meadia has become an intregal part of new media and old media alike in recent years. This blog them is an alpha living new media template hoping to integrat the beast of blogs news and social media. A subtle minimalist blogger template web jucied up with new media cross site integration.

Twitter being an initial intergral part of the new media concept the, it takes its main background and CSS from a personal twitter themes cue. To make this simple to change and save sever load your twitter background image set the base for the blogs theme background as well.

This is the button:

This is the search button:

This is the subscribe button:
So far digg flickr video and feed readers have been setup to run with the sidebar. Placements for sponsors causes and affiliate banners or links have been integrated with the sidebars as well.

Both digg an tweetmeme buttons come up with posts and pages. Dual delicious intergrated buttons have been linked for easy mainsite and post or page bookmarking.

Here is a screenshot:

new media concept blog screenshot