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10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value | Social Media Pearls

10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value | Social Media Pearls | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Are you asking the following questions: “What is social media curation?” and “How does it add value?” Are you like many business owners trying to get your head around curation and the associated benefits? Well I have come to realize, you are not alone!

In an earlier post I defined curation. In this post I would like us to revisit that definition and share how value can be gained by demonstrating how to use Scoop.it.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 21, 2012 3:32 AM
Hi students (and visitors). If you are having trouble with your profile photo changing every time that you post a new scoop, you can fix it by following these directions that a representative from Scoop.it sent me:
Indeed there's a setting to avoid that. Tell your students that on their Curate page, click on Manage>Customizations>untick "Last Post Image" box and click on Save.
Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:34 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site. If I spoke Spanish, I would follow it.
Robin Good's comment, September 30, 2012 2:41 AM
Hi Ken, no need to speak Spanish to follow me or read my stuff.
Just check:
http://www.masternewmedia.org

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The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

A good succint and comprehensive list to keep in your library of curation tools and sites.

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Curation tools

Curation tools | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
By becoming a buzzword of 2011, curation has generated the creation of numerous tools to help users curate their ...

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Creation, Curation, and the Ethics of Content Strategy

  • Addition is not creation
  • Curation is combining new meaning by combining existing content with new perspective
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Blogging: 3 Secrets To An A-List Blog

Blogging: 3 Secrets To An A-List Blog | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Every blogger wants their blog to break through the ever-growing number of blogs to be top in their category. It’s the pot of gold at the end of our blogging rainbow that continues to elude almost everyone of us. This is in spite of how hard we work and out best intentions.

 

The reality is many of us know the necessary components for breaking through, but we don’t know how to put them all together in the most effective way.

 

To take your blog to the next level, here are the three secrets to creating an A-List blog: [Hint:Connections, Content and Conversions!]

 

Here are details explaining the Infographic.

 

Connections. The phrase “It’s not what you know but who you know” holds true for blogging. Since most bloggers don’t start with rock stars following them on social media, you have to create your own opportunities to engage with your category’s A-Listers.

Here are five suggestions to build your connections.


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40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools

40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
Today, with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. As a result, the act of filtering, selecting, reviewing and providing commentary with a perspective on an article, or collection of articles, have become increasingly important. This is known as social media curation

 

Be sure to also see Robin Good's  valuable  feedback providing additional clarification regarding the list.

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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, January 22, 2012 9:26 AM
Thanks Everyone for this feedback. Just wonderful.

Robin- absolutely appreciated the feedback. I did visit all the sites to ensure that they were still in operation however missed some very important details. So thank you so much for providing the clarification needed. :))
Carey Leahy's comment, January 22, 2012 6:56 PM
Martin you need to do a little of what the article says - add your own perspective! I read the info and thought you had written it until I went to the link.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 23, 2012 3:05 AM
Hi Carey, I consider scoop.it as a tool to provide interesting information and not really as a curation tool, but, maybe you're right and I should reconsider my opinion about my approach! Thank you for your feedback.
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Intranet Content Strategy at IBM: Collaboration, Curation and Empowered Communication [Video]

Intranet Content Strategy at IBM: Collaboration, Curation and Empowered Communication [Video] | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Robin Good: For intranet managers and content strategists.

 

Mark Ragan interviews Ben Edwards, Vice-President for Digital Strategy and Development at IBM on  the changing landscape for corporate intranets in this insightful nine minute video.

 

What caught my attention:

 

- Effective internal collaboration within the company can bring to the development of new commercial products and services.

 

- Institutional and internally-produced professional content is declining and it is giving way to lots of new employee-generated content. 

 

- The company must be outward looking and play a role in suggesting what employee must be attention to.

 

- Curation is an effective approach to manage and extract greater value from such growing amount of content.

- Curation is about providing a trusted source that can  pick, select, suggest and "frame" what needs to be attention to. What is of value. 

 

- Curation is about being a subject matter expert on a specific "vertical" area of interest - and this is something a company may want to look into both for "external" and "internal" communications

 

- Companies like IBM are now enabling the "experts" within the company to communicate more and better. 

 

- The trend is toward cultivating more internal collaboration, and to enable our people to be great communicators who can create extra value out there

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

See the 9 min video interview here: http://www.hrcommunication.com/Main/Articles/7388.aspx 


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10 Habits of Top-Notch Content Creators | Kurat

Learn what the habits of highly effective content creators are, and if you already are one, how you can improve your skills.

 

Good tips and habits to develop as a content marketer and/or creator, namely:

1.Sets & Adheres to Deadlines

2.Goal-Oriented

3.Relies on Multiple Resources

4.Pays Attention to Details

5.Never Runs Out of Content Ideas

6.Thinks Like an Educator

7. Balances Quality and Quantity

8.Keeps Customer Personas in Mind

9.Thinks Like a Publisher

10.Uses Data to Measure & Improve Content

 

 

Can you add any more habits?

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Are Curators Social?

Are Curators Social? | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

 

I am loving Scoop.it!  The act of curating forces me to read a lot (I don’t really need to be forced but now I have an excuse ;)) while scanning for those articles that may be a gem among the vast about of literature out there. It is like having a metal detector on the beach.

 

In this community, if I see an article I like I will quickly add it to my collection. We all do that, right? We rescoop. As I reflect on that, I am wondering how social is that?

I have seen a few articles sent to our community for responses- It is great to see the collective mind at work. With all the reading we do, the knowledge base here is enormous. What an asset! However at the end of the day, do we need to be social , here is this community or else where?

 

I thought I would throw this out there and see what comes back? So I wait for the boomerang hoping it doesn’t hit me at the back of my head!

 

What say you?

 

May I aslo take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and All the best for 2012.

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Curation Is The Ruler Online And Content Curators Are The True Kings | ideaLaunch

Curation Is The Ruler Online And Content Curators Are The True Kings | ideaLaunch | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

This is an interesting article by Byron White, Founder of ideaLaunch.

I excerpted from it:

 

We’ve all heard the expression Content is King. After all, content is the fuel behind the social media revolution currently sweeping the Web. Close examination of the art world, however, offers a solid case that curation, not content, may in fact be the ruler online.

 

When it comes to content marketing, developing a content strategy for your company starts by curating your existing content assets, along with researching the assets of the competition.

 

Through the content curation process, you learn how much content you need, how frequently you need to publish it and which channels of distribution (social especially) are required to capture organic market share. The skill and savvy of a Content Strategist is equally as important as your Director of Marketing these days. Getting the right content to the right prospects at the right time is the key to content marketing success.

 

Who will win the content curation war of the web? The race to transform to high-quality publishing is officially on. It’s time to gather ideas, develop stories and publish quality content that keeps readers (and customers) coming back for more.

 

But in the end, it’s not content that’s king. Instead, it’s the impact that the content has on us long after we pass it by. Great content is hard to create, curate, optimize and distribute. But when it all comes to together, it is THE catalyst that makes your business better. And better than that.

 

Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello

[read full article http://j.mp/sPZqzu]


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Martin Gysler's comment, December 21, 2011 7:46 AM
I have downloaded the free eBook, thanks for the share!
Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 21, 2011 10:33 AM
Nice find. Thank you for sharing.
janlgordon's comment, December 21, 2011 5:56 PM
Robin Good
This piece is excellent - thanks for sharing it!!
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17 Eye-Opening Examples of Content Visualization

17 Eye-Opening Examples of Content Visualization | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
Visualized content is popping up all over the web lately, and it's no surprise.Visual content is pleasing to the eye, stimulating, entertaining, and much more interesting than plain old text.

 

There are many ways you can make your content more visually appealing and effective. Some are simple, and some are more complex. Either way, visualized content is hot.

 

Here are some awesome examples of content visualization to motivate you to start thinking more with your eyes.

 

 

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Content Curation Tools: 5 Different Approaches

Content Curation Tools: 5 Different Approaches | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
With the unprecedented levels of published information, it is very difficult for Internet users to stay up to date on what matters to them. This situation is especially dramatic for information professionals that must remain aware of new happenings in order to stay ahead of the curve. Content curation is the process of picking the most relevant and valuable content for a specific audience..
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Create Your Own Newspaper Online with the New and Improved Paper.li

Create Your Own Newspaper Online with the New and Improved Paper.li | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

If you have not yet heard about it, Paper.li has recently graduated to become a true Real-Time News and Content Curation Tool.

With the new Paper.li you can now turn any Twitter, Facebook and RSS feed into sources for your own online newspaper, with the added power of including manually any content or resource you may deem relevant.

 

Key new features: 


1) Improved Curation

Paper.li has increased the number of content streams, introduced new sources such as Google+ and RSS feeds and improved filtering to aid you in publishing your topic specific papers.
 

2) “Publish it” Bookmarklet
Paper.li has finally released a bookmarklet to add any content you run into inside your newspaper. This is an essential tool in a web publisher or a curator toolkit. In addition, any story or resource grabbed via the bookmarklet is stored automatically for future use.

 

3) Mobile Readers
Paper.li has also launched a native Paper.li iPhone app and introduced a web optimized mobile browser for iPhone andAndroid devices.

 

Paper.li is a fully free service.


Build your own newspaper online: http://paper.li/  


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, December 3, 2011 6:30 PM
Originally from the amazing Robin Good and enhanced by the magical pearl Shirley and thanks to Mike for spinning it further.
Tom George's comment, December 3, 2011 6:42 PM
Hey Mike.
How goes the battle? Did you have a nice Thanksgiving.
janlgordon's comment, December 4, 2011 2:43 PM
@Robin Good

Hi Robin,

I thought you meant the link from my other post didn't work, I just realized you were talking about this link. I fixed this and just tweeted it again:-)
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IBM: Communication and Curation go hand in hand. - Forbes

IBM: Communication and Curation go hand in hand. - Forbes | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

The term curation seems to be taking on all forms of gathing and publishing information. In this artical, it highlights an employee base to "curating" and publishing information at IBM. It is good to see large organizations like IBM embracing employee involvement in social media at the workplace. I would challenge the act being curation but what is more important (rather than my nitpicking) is the progress that is being made in a culture that is adopting of social media.

 

Read on... let me know what you think.

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What You Need to Know About Content Marketing in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

What You Need to Know About Content Marketing in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

What you need to know about content marketing this 2012

 

I like this infographic because content marketing is all about sharing your stories. This piece shares with us statistics that will help guide us in using content marketing/storytelling to grow our businesses in 2012. I love what the data shows.

 

And thank you fellow curator Jonha Revesencio for originally finding this article!


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Karen Dietz's comment, March 26, 2012 11:09 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this article Gerrit! Have a great week :)
Frugal Diva Designz 's comment, April 14, 2012 8:10 PM
Nice Infographic!
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What Is Curation and Why It's So Relevant? [Video]

Robin Good: A great video animation introducing some of the key ideas, dreams and concepts behind content curation.

 

From the video: "One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is this sort of radical discovery, where you start in a place that you are familiar with, that you trust, and then you drill down and down and chase the white rabbit and then you end up in some wonderland you didn't know existed.

 

The clip includes thoughts from some unique curators, picked and selected by Percolate, the company sponsoring this video. 

 

Inspiring. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more / watch original video: http://vimeo.com/38524181   


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Curation: The Human Touch vs. Algorithms

Curation: The Human Touch vs. Algorithms | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
 "The State of Curation" session at Social Media Week NY was one of the best sessions I attended.  The speakers examined the human element of curating versus the promise (and drawbacks) of algori...
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15 Social Media Performance Influence Measurement Tools

15 Social Media Performance Influence Measurement Tools | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
15 Social Media Performance Influence Measurement Tools 01 Empire Avenue: A game platform where you earn virtual currency for being social Empire Avenue is a stock market simulation social network...

 

More sources for your consideration


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WordPress SEO & Social Media's comment, January 23, 2012 4:51 AM
THANKS :)
Jorge Purgly's comment, January 23, 2012 6:09 AM
Nice post
WordPress SEO & Social Media's comment, January 23, 2012 11:00 AM
WOW :)
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Engagement Publishing is the New Content Marketing - Here's Why - John Battelle

Engagement Publishing is the New Content Marketing - Here's Why - John Battelle | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

I selected this piece today because it is timely and relevant, social media is part of the equation but the focus should be on social business, which is the bigger picture. It's important to package your content and repurpose it to fit the social network(s) where your audience resides. This interview talks about   

 

In this interview with McKinsey and Compay, John Battelle, founder & chairman of Federated Media Publishing says.....

 

**Marketers need to shift their mindset from being a publisher to engaging an audience.

 

To paraphrase:

 

Marketers are starting to see an ecosystem of paid, owned and earned media that they're very interested in feeding through social interactions and content marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Marketers have always created content, print and radio ads, 30-second spots, display banners

 

****But they never have really seen these elements as an integrated corpus of content living in a digitally driven ecosystem

 

**Marketers need to become engagement publishers

 

**"Increasingly, [marketers] are realizing that this social media space involves an ongoing conversation. Assets never really go away."

 

**Building conversation “inventory” at scale

 

I agree that all brands probably should be on Facebook, but what you really need is an integrated strategy that has – at its root – the brand's own domain, independent from any platform other than the Internet itself.

 

Measuring the success of conversational engagement

 

These things are very hard to directly measure from a simple click. And often, as we know, the people who click are not the people you want as customers anyway.

 

**So you need a bridge to that kind of insight that gives a media buyer the justification to say that this new technology is worth the investment.

 

**Marketers have been very interested in understanding how their content is amplified in the past few years

 

**Now there is technology that allows us to automatically collect and present this data (More in detail in interview)

 

**The best companies create communities of interest that are independent:

 

**they are rooted in the independent Web, with expressions on Facebook, or as an iPhone or Android app – those all become instances of their brand.

 

** Companies should create a circulatory system through which they can promote different aspects of their messaging and interactions with their community.

 

**If you're going to be a brand with a publishing approach to marketing, you must have an independent taproot that isn’t controlled by anyone but you. 

 

Put out your branches and feelers everywhere. Integrate that experience and let your content and messaging flow through it.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full interview here: [http://bit.ly/x7mHwm]


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Catch The Best Content Out There: Trapit

Catch The Best Content Out There: Trapit | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Trap.it is a great new service which allows content curators as well as bloggers and web publishers of all kinds to find good quality content on the topics that are of greatest interest to them.

 

How it works:

 

a) First you provide a "search" query and Trap.it pulls together for you a dynamic page filled with content on topic.

 

b) You check the page and if you feel that it provides you with good content you can Trap.it and keep it available in your Trap.it account. That page will update itelf continuously.

 

c) Then you start voting on which type of stories and resources you find most relevant for your needs and Trap.it starts to improve its suggestions.

 

You can create as many Trap.it pages as you want, and you can directly share any item you like on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ or send it to anyone via email.

 

I find that tools like Trap.it interesting and badly needed, as now that it is so easy to publish, if you don't want to spend your whole day searching and vetting thin content of all kinds, you do need some more sophisticated news aggregation and filtering tools like this one.

 

N.B.: The traps you create are not shareable via their own URL. (For now at least) only individual stories can be shared.

 

The service is free.

 

Try it out here: http://trap.it/ 



(reviewed by Robin Good)


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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, January 11, 2012 8:11 AM
I think it was a problem with trying to use the system too quickly after registering. Each time I clicked on one of those buttons, it took me to the Save this Trap dialogue. An hour or so later, everything worked fine.

I really like some of the content it is throwing up, and hoping it will learn well too.

I also like that you can get access to the pure link, up on the left hand side.
Henry "Hank" Nothhaft, Jr.'s comment, January 11, 2012 2:12 PM
Robin - thanks for reviewing Trapit. Just wanted to let you know sharable traps are coming very soon. This month, if things go according to plan. :)
Robin Good's comment, January 12, 2012 1:51 AM
Hello Henry, that's great news! Thank you for coming by and sharing it!
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Are You After Republishing More Content Easily or Becoming a Trusted Filter For Your Tribe?

Are You After Republishing More Content Easily or Becoming a Trusted Filter For Your Tribe? | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Dr. Rachna Jain has a short, valuable article on content curation and its benefits up on his blog. 

In particular, he is good in highlighting the fact that there is more than one approach to curation, a superficial-one geared to just shoot out more content while having an easier life at it, and another one geared to provide a true service to a specific tribe's interest.   


Dr. Rachna also shares simple and good advice at the end of his article, on what are the key ingredients that are critical to those who want to develop greater authority and reputation by becoming effective trusted filters for those who follow them. 

 

Key highlights from the article:

 

>> "...you can gain some measure of influence and leadership over a community, simply by being a very strong filter of information specific to that community."

 

>> "While curation seems to have initially begun as a way of rapidly creating new content, it also represents another way to build influence."

 

>> "By curating content, you are subtly allying yourself with the original content producer.

 

By reintroducing content in a new form or as part of a new conversation, you are directing where attention and focus goes.

 

And, when you can direct attention and focus, you clearly have influence...."

 

 

>> "your goal is to create content that begs to be shared.

 

[How?]

 

a) Make it interesting [editorially].

 

b) Have an opinion.

 

c) Use graphs, images, infographics to make your point.

 

d) Make your content captivating to your target market.

 

e) Highlight what they absolutely must know and

 

f) Give them guidance on what is not that important."

 

 

Read the full article: http://profitablepopularity.com/blog/content-curation-for-influence 

(Curated by Robin Good) 


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Dr. Rachna Jain's comment, January 5, 2012 10:46 AM
Thank you for sharing my post here, and for curating it so well. The only adjustment I'd make is to mention that I'm a she, not a he. :)
Thanks,
Rachna
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Curation As Story – The Importance Human Filters | Jeff Turner

Curation As Story – The Importance Human Filters | Jeff Turner | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

"Collecting content without qualitative human judgement is aggregation, not curation. The best automation tools alone will never replace the ability of a human being to provide meaningful context. And the best curation, the curation I subscribe to via email, take context to the next level. It tells a story."

 

I was actually at this Twitter chat. It was quite fascinating and a great sharing of information. This field is rapidly evolving and it is clear we have a chance to shape it. Very exciting.

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Blog Riffers: The Next Step Beyond Curation

Blog Riffers: The Next Step Beyond Curation | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

As I was researching the term "riffing" in social media, I happened upon Blog Riffers!

 

A week doesn't pass that I dont learn new ideas, communities and tools.  As I read it, this is a community that curates their community content then prepares content building on the ideas of the community. Very intriguing.

 

So now I am wondering how many of my connections belong to a Riff? Do share.

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Quora Adds 'Boards' and Becomes a Little More Like Pinterest

Quora Adds 'Boards' and Becomes a Little More Like Pinterest | All Things Curation | Scoop.it
Quora launched a new feature on Monday that has nothing to do with Q's or A's. "Boards" function like Pinterest's "pinboards," allowing users to collect and organize web content under topics they create.
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Apps And Games To Be Rated For Sexual Content And Violence

Apps And Games To Be Rated For Sexual Content And Violence | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Applications and Games to be given ratings:
In the US, CTIA-The Wireless Association, has agreed to provide a voluntary ratings system which will be launched for all releases of applications and games.
The move aims to help parents and will be backed by the following “storefronts”: Sprint, AT&T, Microsoft, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless.

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