If you are looking for an alternative free service to upload and share your PDF documents without requiring to register, login or pay fees, check out PDF.yt.
The free, non-commercial web service (which is supported by your donations) allows you to upload as many PDF files as you wish, with a max file size of 100MB. You don't need to register or login to upload a PDF file, but once uploaded you cannot deleted anymore.
PDF files are hosted permanently, can be viewed online along view stats, can be downloaded by anyone, there are no ads being displayed, and best of all, they are all permanently mirrored and archived on the Internet Archive Servers.
PDF files uploaded to PDF.yt can be set to "Public", "Unlisted" (only those who know the exact URL can access them) and can also be embedded anywhere.
An excellent alternatives to the likes of Slideshare, Scribd, Issuu or similar services and the perfect complement to permanently archive any PDF you don't want to lose track of.
Zimilate is a new content collection and organizing tool that allows you to create Pinterest-like boards containing files of any kind, documents, PDFs, newly created text notes as well as images and full web pages that can be easily captured with a dedicated bookmarklet/extension.
Content items can be tagged, manually ordered and collected into "spheres", which can be set to be "private" or public.
It's very easy to drag and drop items from one collection to another and to re-order items in any way you want.
Team collaborators can be invited to contribute content to any of your collections.
All contents collected in Zimilate are fully searchable.
Zimilate is a powerful content curation app, similar to Pinterest but with added functionalties (more content types supported and powerful web page capturing) and more flexibility (reordering of items in a collection) which make it a potentially valuable alternative. At the same time, since it is so new, it lacks Pinterest core feature that allows you to easily select any image from a web page and to pin it to a board. With Zimilate, for now you need to click and save the image and then import it.
VerbalizeIt’s translation platform routes your uploaded content to a curated community for translation, review and return within 24-48 hours. Only the top 10% of eligible applicants are invited to join the translation community and a feedback loop from VerbalizeIt community leadership, customers and continuous testing is used to ensure they reward the highest quality translators, train high potential translators, and move out poor-performers.
If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to publish a database of information on the web, check out Knack.
Knack is a web-based app that provides you with all the features you need to create a web-publishable database, without needing to be a programmer.
Not only. Knack actually allows you to build very simple "apps" on top of the data or structure you have created, so that you can create a public member directory that users themselves can update or a multi-step application form or a directory of tools and services in a specific industry.
All the info you publish with Knack remains under your full ownership, though the data and structure, even when published through your site, will remain on Knack servers.
Prices start at $25/mo for a 10,000 records database.
Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows.
Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.
This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:
1. Why Do We Need Curators
2. What Is Digital Curation
3. Aggregation vs. Curation
4. It's All About Audience
5. How Do We Find Valuable Content
6. How Do You Decide What To Curate
7. Curation Tools
8. Contributions from participants
If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.
We're now in a post-Panda era where Google has effectively killed the "SEO" page through a combination of FUD and algorithm improvements. Let's talk about how to build actual high-quality content at scale
Bundle Post is doing to immediately expand the traffic and social reach of content creators.
Bundle Post begins an expansion from its unique social media content management, curation and scheduling roots, to the addition of content marketing, traffic building and extending reach for blogs and content creators. Bundle Post RSS Project that enables site owners to add their RSS feed into their index has already begun databasing, categorizing and indexing RSS feeds across the web.
From there feed owners will be allowed to validate/prove ownership of one or more RSS feeds and control the RSS description, category, keywords, tags and more in order to optimize a feed related to its content. As the project continues over the course of 2014, the Bundle Post RSS project will be releasing multiple tools for blog owners and Bundle Post users, as well as new Feed Content Optimization (FCO) and “stream” opportunities that will deliver powerful traffic, analytics and content marketing capabilities never before seen online.
The goal with the RSS project is to improve content discovery and curation for social media marketers in killer new ways and at the same time provide bloggers and content marketers new innovative solutions for expanding their content reach both in and outside of the social graph. This is far more than a RSS directory, so jump on the train and add your RSS feed into the Bundle Post index.
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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools, and accompanying map, is comprised of both business grade tools that can support organizations’ content marketing strategies, as well as personal curation tools that can be used by individuals for hobbyist or organizational purposes.
Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Newspeg is Pinterest for the news. Interface, dialog boxes and most of the superficial stuff you interact with on NewsPeg is 99% identical to what you are used to on Pinterest, making it easy for anyone already familiar with the visual pinning giant to start pinning news in no time at all.
As expected, there is a standard browser bookmarklet, allowing you to capture news content on the fly. Like on Pinterest you can create as many thematic boards as you like and easily add stuff to them with a click of your mouse. All content you pin on NewsPeg can also be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter.
My comment: Supereasy to use and adopt, provides a news curation format that provides more view and less depth than other competitors, and which can have its advantages in many vertical niches. Definitely a good practicing and experimental ground for anyone needing to get his feet wet with news curation.
P.S.: One small weakness I have run into with NewsPeg is that, news articles, often don't have much in terms of images or video, but NewsPeg, just like Pinterest, won't let you pin something that has no readily available visual content inside of it. I appreciate the value of visuals, but if I need to curate the news, is the tool that you should provide with some alternative solution for when I run into situations like these.