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Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes

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This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.


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I've often said and posted pics on Facebook about my theory that email marketing is on the way out. My reasons are simply...social media messaging. 

 

This infographic shows how email marketing is taking a step up to a new level, comparable to the social media firehose. Content curation through tools like "Scoop.it" is how it is done. That makes sense. I just set up an RSS ezine on MailChimp. Is this Synchronicity or Cosmic Conscienceness? :)

 

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Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 9, 2013 12:19 PM
Yes, Kathy and Paul, I have finally relented and am growing an "email" list with MailChimp. Doing everything through Social Media alone was just not working for me. Thanks for your comments. Here is a link to my website: http://crazydreamersdo.com if you care to visit. That would be nice :) Thank you for your comments
Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, June 9, 2013 12:57 PM
Thank you, Susan Daniels, for your insight. It was interesting.
Kathy Lenard's comment, June 9, 2013 1:55 PM
Thank you for your comments Susan, Paul and Minna. I will visit your website Susan Daniels.
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Social Media Curation Guide

Social Media Curation Guide | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

Social content curation is an important building block of your inbound marketing strategy.

 

If you have many clients for which you need to curate content, you need to have so many profiles for all the social media accounts etc for their respective industries. Any good tools for managing these and managing mentions and more across all the accounts.

 

When curating content, it is essential to perfectly categorize the main subject of your curation interest in subtopic. For instance, I subcategorize SEO into its different facets:

Technical SEOLocal searchLink buildingInternational SEOSchema, Authorship, and G+

 

Read More: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/social-media-curation-guide


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I couldn't agree more that it is important to categorize content creation. Visit GoldenStarSocial.com to see how social media marketing content is categorized.

 

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Ryan Risenmay's curator insight, March 15, 2013 1:34 PM

Finding the audience, and then finding the content that best suits them, this is what is meant by "relationship marketing"

Debby McKinney's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:56 PM
It's more important than ever to offers good content appropriate to your target audience (which means you must know your target) while building common ground while getting notices. Thanks for the article
Linda Allen's curator insight, March 16, 2013 1:14 PM

Excellent information

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Tool Kit for Small Business Social Media Success

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Mari Smith Curating Tools Advice | 8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content - - Golden Star Learning Center for Social Media Marketers (Mari Smith Curating Tools Advice | 8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content - - Golden Star Learnin
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Here is a list of programs and free on demand webinars. Be sure to take notes. Mari gives away a ton of free information in every webinar. Don't miss out on these. These tools will be the measure of your success.

 

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30 Flat Peeling Social Media Icons

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Flat Peeling Social Media Icons Last week, I created a set of unique icons that you can use for free in your designs. This week, I decided to focus on social m
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FREE beautiful social media icons! PNG and Eps format and compatible all the way down to CS1.

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Don't miss out on these nice icons. FREE beautiful social media icons! PNG and Eps format and compatible all the way down to CS1.

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8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content

8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it
Do you want to know how to find the most valuable social media content? Are you looking for great articles and videos to share with your friends and fans? Be...
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Mari Smith gives a 10 minute outline of tips and tools for your daily curation work. Great tips! Thanks #MariSmith

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Content Curation:Tips, Tactics, Tools & Techniques You Need To Know

Content Curation:Tips, Tactics, Tools & Techniques You Need To Know | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tips, resources, and ideas about curating content at your organization or enterprise. Below, read the curated list of the community responses we received - and share your own tips in the comments!

 

Topic: What are your best practices for curating content? Share your tips, tactics, tools, and techniques for effectively curating to serve your audience. And, if you've written about curation in the past, share the link with us!

 

Here's a quick working definition to get us started: Content curation focuses on using the web to highlight important information in situations where information overload may be a problem. Many organizations today are writing on the web regularly to communicate with their audience. At the same time, information pollution is an increasing problem for the consumers of that content. As Will Coley explains, "when organizations offer clarity amidst the noise, they build trust among supporters"

 

http://netsquared.org/blog/claire-sale/september-net2-think-tank-round-curating


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Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload

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Tweet Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported.

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Scoopit and Content Marketing Analysis

Analysis of two years of Scoopit use to curate and create content marketing.

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I've had such a wonderful time bring new traffic to my site and meeting new friends on Scoop.it. I am pleased to share this slide presentation with you from Martin Marty Smith. I believe you will find it informative.

 

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 3, 2013 8:24 PM

Had fun creating a series of charts showing how each content marketing feed created on Scoop.it make a contribution to a tapestry of content marketing.

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:46 AM

Thanks Marty for sharing.


SHARING is a key part of this web social economy we are living in right now. It started with content, (message boards, blogs) and now has moved on to cars (Zipcar), bikes (Citi Bike) and beds (AirBnB). 


We are becoming more connected than ever before and OUR online profiles, that WE and OTHERS create about US is driving this sharing economy.


Marty, I know you and I have never met in person but via Scoop.it and social sharing we are connected. Interesting how business is changing.

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 5, 2013 4:29 PM
Agree Brian. When SHARING is at the core many things change such as: competition, how we scale, how we make money and how and what we support.

In a social sharing time we compete in a more collaborative way where rising tides lift all boats. I was shocked to be in a meeting the other day where someone was pithing the idea of unilateral zero sum benefit. Shocked because everyone I work with get it - that doing the right thing is increasingly the right thing to do. I wasn't going to convince this particular manager that WE are stronger than I or ME, but most of us are getting it and that is one of the things driving Scoop.it's success :).M
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The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort

The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

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I too feel more comfortable using Scoop.it than Paper.li. Although I love using Scoop.it to auto-post to my blog. It isn't yet a perfect science, but it is getting there :). I agree that one cannot curate without research and intelligent insight. In fact, since I began "curating" I have done more reading than ever before. I find it necessary to give informed responses to the process of aggregation and curation.


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Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 14, 2013 8:32 PM
Absolutely! Scoop.it is one of the best tools I've encountered in over ten years online :)
Martin Gysler's comment, May 15, 2013 1:57 AM
Yes Deborah, I totally agree with you.
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 7:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
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Curation: Understanding the Social Fire Hose

Curation: Understanding the Social Fire Hose | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

What is especially interesting to us, is the curation piece – more often than not, performed manually in an increasing number of newsrooms. As FastCompany explained in their article, when an event unfolds in real time, most tweets go to an unfiltered hashtag that is trending at the time. Hence the fire hose theory – millions of tweets spewing out – different languages, mostly personal, some from people actually there, authorities, governments, media outlets, fake media outlets…you name it. And then someone has to make sense of it all – but if they do, the reward is possibly the most accurate, unbiased real-time account of an event you’re ever likely to get.


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A very interesting article about modern social media curation and how it is used by news media because of the "acurate, unbiased real-time account of an event". It appears that social media is a top tool of news media...hmmm.

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Some Retro Game Curating Tips | Dromstruction

Some Retro Game Curating Tips | Dromstruction | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

I come across a lot of game systems and cartridges that don’t work simply because they are dirty or were not cared for properly, and as anyone who has ever blown into a cartridge to make it work, finicky cart-based games can be more frustration than they’re worth. To remedy this I’ll be going over some simple ways to get that old NES, SNES, or other cart-based game system (and its games) to help get a little more enjoyment from your favorite games from yesteryear.


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Curating retro games? Who knew? I don't know much about curating games, but if you're interested, this is a good place to start. Enjoy!

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TNW: Date with Hermione Series - Scoop.It

TNW's Hermione Way goes on a date with new online publishing platform Scoop.It
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Woo-hoo! Scoop.it (my top curation tool of choice) is promising more and upgraded features as it moves out of Beta. I have to say, Scoop.it really listens to it's users and has been making changes and updates based on votes by users. This is something new to me - maybe you have experienced this kind of interaction with the makers of a venue on other social channels, but I am so impressed with the makers of Scoop.it and how they continue to interact with the ordinary users and take their suggestions seriously! Thumbs up to Scoop.it!

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Themeefy

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Create. Curate. Publish. Themeefy is a web 2.0 app that allows you the create your interactive magazines on the Web.
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A new curating tool I just joined for developing and creating your own interactive magazines. At first glance, I looks a little like Pinterest but it is for a magazine format - very interesting and well worth your time to check into it if you're as excited about curating as I am - whatever your favorite subject may be!

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Content Curation – Simplified - Curate Content

Content Curation – Simplified - Curate Content | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it
The MacMillan Dictionary defines content curation as “the process of analysing and sorting Web content and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme”.
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I believe the diagram and information on this page breaks down content curation just about as well as I've seen so far. It states what "content curation is" and what it "is not". It gives an easy to understand diagram of the how curation builds value for all involved.


My love of curation is that it opens up so much more learning for me as I search through the internet, aggregating information and then curating what I find most interesting and useful. Hopefully, most useful for my readers as well.

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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation ...

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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...

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A sensible approach to content curation including minutes per day! This is a simple table to keep handy for quick reference.

 

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CONTENT CREATION - 5 Ideas To Extend Your Existing Content By Repurposing

CONTENT CREATION - 5 Ideas To Extend Your Existing Content By Repurposing | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it
Creating content for your inbound marketing campaigns can take be a labour intensive process so it makes sense to maximize it's reach and shelf life b

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Reuse and repurpose is a way to use existing content to the fullest extent. It is timesaving and efficient.

 

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, December 15, 2013 6:23 PM

Repurpose content in these ways:


 -  "Transcribe videos

 -  Break Up eBooks Into Bite Sized Social Messages

 - Create Blog Posts Around Your Long Form Content

 - Create a podcast

 - Use Your Blog Posts & Social Media For Newsletter Content"

Click for details.


If you like this scoop, please consider a thumbs up or share.

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How Big Brands Aggregate and Curate Fans and Employees Voices with Social Media Hubs

How Big Brands Aggregate and Curate Fans and Employees Voices with Social Media Hubs | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

Social content curation and social content creation are often the core to many brands' social networking efforts. Curating and sharing useful content associates


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Robin Good's curator insight, August 25, 2013 12:20 AM



A growing number of big brands have started to utilize social media tools to aggregate and curate the best and most relevant voices talking about their products and offers and to bring them together into one unique online social media hub.


From Cisco to Intel, IBM and DELL, the understanding that both the customer and employees are the true, trusted voices of a company, will gradually replace the artificious, paid for and detached advertising heritage is slowly, but steadily growing.


Lee Odden writes about it: "Growing social participation is motivating many companies to aggregate content produced and curated by the brand’s own employees.


This is a compelling opportunity to harvest the brand’s own collective wisdom. A single destination for curated social content fuels a brand publisher model that supports brand storytelling, content marketing, PR and even SEO objectives." 


In this article you can find 10 real-world examples of social media hubs from big brands. Go explore them and see what are the traits and characteristics that make them so valuable to these companies.



Resourceful. Good examples and resources. 8/10


Full article: http://www.toprankblog.com/2013/06/brand-social-media-hubs/ 



*Check what other "social media hubs" technologies exist out there, by checking this section of the Content Curation Tools Supermap.





Prof. Hankell's curator insight, August 26, 2013 1:52 AM
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A growing number of big brands have started to utilize social media tools to aggregate and curate the best and most relevant voices talking about their products and offers and to bring them together into one unique online social media hub.

 

From Cisco to Intel, IBM and DELL, the understanding that both the customer and employees are the true, trusted voices of a company, will gradually replace the artificious, paid for and detached advertising heritage is slowly, but steadily growing.

 

Lee Odden writes about it: "Growing social participation is motivating many companies to aggregate content produced and curated by the brand’s own employees.


This is a compelling opportunity to harvest the brand’s own collective wisdom. A single destination for curated social content fuels a brand publisher model that supports brand storytelling, content marketing, PR and even SEO objectives." 

 

In this article you can find 10 real-world examples of social media hubs from big brands. Go explore them and see what are the traits and characteristics that make them so valuable to these companies.

 

 

Resourceful. Good examples and resources. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.toprankblog.com/2013/06/brand-social-media-hubs/ ;

Sally Katsuta's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:57 PM

Its great topic and I learnt the importance of social hubs with lots of examples. I also agree that social hubs are essential and key to gain more funs. I also enjoy to seeing those sites with blogs, pictures. thanks

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How To Start Curating Content: Tips and Tools Advice from Amy Schmittauer

Robin Good: Amy Schmittauer has some good basic tips if you are new to content curation and are curious to know which tools you could use to get your feet wet.

 

In this yet undiscovered three-minute video from this past summer, Amy introduces and explains the pros and cons of using Paper.li, Storify and Google Alerts.

 

Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10

 

Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iSRd8mK5KI&feature=colike


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Measure Your Content Curation Success: A 10 Question Scorecard

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In our era of limited time and budget resources, measuring the quality of day-to-day and week-to-week content curation efforts can be a challenge. Use this 10 question scorecard to gauge your abili...

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A score card for measuring our marketing effectiveness - Nice!

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5 Tools for Sparking Content Ideas • Webfor®

5 Tools for Sparking Content Ideas • Webfor® | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it
Content aggregating tools are nothing new. I also use Bloglines where I gradually add RSS feeds from sites I want to monitor and organize them by topic. But if you want to bypass the work yourself, Alltop does it for you.
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Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.


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Susan Kay Daniels's insight:

I've often said and posted pics on Facebook about my theory that email marketing is on the way out. My reasons are simply...social media messaging. 

 

This infographic shows how email marketing is taking a step up to a new level, comparable to the social media firehose. Content curation through tools like "Scoop.it" is how it is done. That makes sense. I just set up an RSS ezine on MailChimp. Is this Synchronicity or Cosmic Conscienceness? :)

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://GoldenStarSocial.com

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Yes, Kathy and Paul, I have finally relented and am growing an "email" list with MailChimp. Doing everything through Social Media alone was just not working for me. Thanks for your comments. Here is a link to my website: http://crazydreamersdo.com if you care to visit. That would be nice :) Thank you for your comments
Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, June 9, 2013 12:57 PM
Thank you, Susan Daniels, for your insight. It was interesting.
Kathy Lenard's comment, June 9, 2013 1:55 PM
Thank you for your comments Susan, Paul and Minna. I will visit your website Susan Daniels.
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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...
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This easy to understand infographic for teachers is full of great ideas for "curating for professional development". The beauty of this is the same techniques can be applied to many other professions as well.

 

The "information highway" is for a bazillion purposes that include professions with accredited degrees or self-taught professions learned through a lifetime of experience.

 

Truth be known, every time we "search" a topic online, we are aggregating information that we can then curate to meet our individual needs and wants.

 

Now that you are becoming more aware of the act of "aggregate 'n' curate" in our daily lives - how has curating entered into your life and career? What are some of the tools you use, from the most simplest to the highly complicated. What's your list of curation tools today?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:12 AM

Curation is a natural for teachers and Librarians.  I also hope it becomes a process that is commonly taught to kids.  It's a great way to follow your curiosity and build something useful and meaningful from the research process. 

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 9, 2013 12:24 PM
Yes Dennis! I so agree. Without realizing it, most bloggers are aggregating and curating when they write their blog posts. No one is an island - all ideas come from something. :)
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Summaries of Stuff You Share

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I am going to be writing a future post with some thoughts on how an ordinary job seeker could use curating tools, but, today I wanted to show you what they look like.
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Yes! This article's author shares her favorite curating tools and promises a future article about curating for job seekers. Nice.

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SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Display your curated Scoop.its as ...

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The Internet is getting so full of information these days that it is not surprising to see how many curating tools are emerging for teachers to use. Scoop.it is definitely one of my favourite curating tools.
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How cool! A curating article about what else...? Scoop.it! Of course.

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7 top tools for content curation | Socialbrite

7 top tools for content curation | Socialbrite | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it
By now you’ve likely heard of content curation, the process of collecting and cataloging the most useful or interesting things about a topic in order to...
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This article by SocialBrite.org list the top tools for curation as well as some very helpful book marking sites. The seven top tools listed are Scoop.it, Storify, Pearltrees, Pinterest (yeah!), Delicious, Bundlr, and BagTheWeb. Others mentioned are Chill, Diigo, Paper.li, Flockler, LOUD3R and Searcheeze; Qrait, Curation Station and Locker Project.

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Sandra V. Barbosa's comment, February 10, 2013 1:34 PM
Follow me too, Susan. Thanks.
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Thank you Sandra. I just did that :)
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How To Integrate and Publish Curated RSS Feeds On Your WordPress Blog

How To Integrate and Publish Curated RSS Feeds On Your WordPress Blog | ↬  Curate ᔥ Tools 'n' Tips | Scoop.it

Robin Good: For content curators who own or manage a WordPress-based website here is a great tutorial on how RSS feeds can be integrated and published directly (parsed) on any given web page. 


Authored by Vladislav Davidzon this excellent tutorial requires some basic technical knowledge on how to operate WordPress variables and functions and it provides precise guidance on how to:


- Utilize the Built-in Parsing Function to Pull RSS Feeds in and Turn their XML code into Content


- Divide Content into the Right Number of Columns for your Website’s Design


- Create a Friendly Display of RSS Content Using WordPress Loop Variables


From the tutorial: "Included only since version 2.7 of the WordPress software, the ability to parse RSS feeds as content and include that information into a template file is relatively new and its parameters are largely unknown even among the more advanced members of the WordPress development community at large.


Luckily, these parameters are easy to learn and customize, and they can turn a simple RSS feed into a great source of extra content and discussion on already-busy WordPress blogs.


Not only can RSS feeds be parsed by WordPress, but they can also be split up into columns and tabs.


This allows for feeds to actually be used as the primary source of content on some WordPress blogs, especially those that consider themselves a mere aggregator of outside content rather than a producer of unique news, reviews, or commentary on any topic."



Very useful. 9/10


Full tutorial: http://speckyboy.com/2012/11/28/parse-rss-feeds-as-content-in-wordpress




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If you have been wondering how to combine rss feeds for curating purposes on your WordPress site - information on how RSS feeds can be parsed by WordPress but also split up into columns and tabs...here it is! I've been looking for this and I am so please to be able to pass this along to my readers. This is very useful information.

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Teresa Levy's curator insight, December 16, 2012 4:49 PM

essential pactical information about the presentation of content

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, January 8, 2013 11:49 PM
I have been looking for this information. Thank you so much for curating this! :)