Content, content, content. Content makes the web go round......While those blog posts are necessary in order for you to be a successful blogger, they do NOT all have to be written by you. You need content to make your blog successful, but it does not have to be written by you.
Interesting and comprehensive article on how to monetize content and blogging. It looks at it from a purely commercial aspect. I would be intrigued on your perspective on the topic.
MarketMeSuite Version 4 takes a different approach to Social Media Management, Monitoring, and Marketing. It feeds everything through what we are dubbing the “Social Inbox” so that you can filter, manage, engage, store — in a word “Curate” your social world.
The key commonality between content creation and curation is that they are both used to provide targeted quality content that will enhance visibility, engagement and, in turn, conversions. It goes without saying that the same criteria must be applied to identify the topics used in both cases. That’s why; content curation can help in refining created content in three different ways.
Food for thought from Toddi Gutner for Business2Community:
I found this piece particularly interesting and wanted to call your attention to it. It's one of those things we all experience everyday, but do we really stop to ask ourselves this question:
****Are You Mobilizing Communities or Just a Voice in the Crowd?
I've personally covered events online, tweeting the main points live and although I was able to filter and capture the essence of what was going on, I had to go back and really absorb the information and then try to apply it to my business effectively. (not always an easy task) :-)
It's a juggling act but one I think we're all experiencing on one level or another.
Continuous Partial Attention (CPA) is the process of paying simultaneous but superficial attention to a number of sources of incoming information.
This term, coined by writer and consultant Linda Stone in 1998, aptly describes the scene at the recent Council of Public Relations Firms Critical Issues Forum on Social Revolution:
This is what particularly caught my attention:
**What was the unintended consequence (UC) - these being outcomes that are not intended by a purposeful action?
**They can be positive, negative or have a perverse effect contrary to what was originally intended.
****So are there any unintended consequences to compulsively tweeting from an event or otherwise?
This is a question I have yet to answer. It is sort of like waiting to see what the side effects of a drug will be years after it has been approved.
One UC of CPA may be that peoples’ attention spans (already truncated by USA Today and sound bite television) and
**related ability for analytic thought will be reduced to nanoseconds.
I'd love to hear your Thoughts?
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"
Social networking has definitely provided us with main channels for information flow. But in Curation: Understanding the the social firehose we are introduced to the fact that mainstream news reporting not only contributes to or makes use of this social news firehose, but is now also getting involved in curation – because someone has to make sense of the flow of citizen reporting of events....
This year, I am also teaching my kids to exploit the best curation efforts of others as search tools.
In fact, curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool--strategies for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.
Because a couple of our seniors selected autism as an area of interest for their senior project, I’ll use this topic as a sample search in seven of my favorite new search tools.
When the Arab Spring demonstrations were under way in Egypt’s Tahrir Square and reports were streaming out through Twitter and Facebook and text messages and cellphone videos, it was easy to feel superior to the Egyptian government. How could they not realize that information can no longer be contained by blockades or even internet blackouts when everyone has the power to publish?
Jon Mitchell at Read/Write Web described in his post about the use of social media around the Occupy protests, real-time news via Twitter and Flickr and other services, when combined with curation tools can produce a powerful form of journalism that equals — or even exceeds — what traditional sources can provide.
One of the real threats to traditional journalism that come out of this phenomenon (if there are any) is that the ability to report and publish and broadcast the news in real time from events such as the Zucotti Park protests can turn anyone into what journalists have traditionally been: namely, a trusted filter for the news. Mitchell describes "how one college student created a summary of the event that got tens of thousands of views in a matter of hours" and was embedded by the Washington Post. Does that make him a journalist? Of course it does...
When Google Reader made its recent changes, the first thought many people had was what RSS reading options were there? I think many of those people complained about the lack of the old sharing and the loss of RSS feeds for peoples shares. This means that the people who used Google Reader were not really content consumers, they were content curators.
Content curation: Best practices View more presentations from Trafalgar Communications (Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for finding this (How To Recognize Great Content Curation: Curating Curators http://t.co/NShclGPt...