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When Everyone is Tweeting, Who is Paying Attention?

When Everyone is Tweeting, Who is Paying Attention? | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

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.

 

Excerpt:

 

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"

 

Read the full article: [http://bit.ly/vNC1cn]


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 28, 2011 3:20 PM
I just rescooped this article because I found it in another source, but here I look further into your collection and find it. I'm curating on the topic information overload and coping skills. I believe that curation can help you pay attention. I experienced this myself .. I was a conference. Many people were tweeting. I was tracking it with storify - doing content curation in real time with twitter versus tweeting helped me pay attention, quickly put together a coherrent record of what happened and make it unstandable to people not in the room.
janlgordon's comment, November 28, 2011 3:59 PM
@BethKanter
I have covered a few conferences in real-time and it definitely makes you pay attention on more than one level. Being able to put it in a cohesive manner helping people understand what's happening is an art in itself and something you do very well.
Carla Chapman's curator insight, October 1, 4:49 PM

Are there unintended consequences for compulsively tweeting?  Read on....

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How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following

How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following | All Things Curation | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas wrote this piece and as always, he gives you some great ideas on how to strategically use content that adresses the needs of your audience.

 

He refers to blogging but the same applies when you're curating content and using 10 different addictive types of content that attracts readership like a magnet. 

 

This is when:

 

**You're providing solutions through content that addresses their pain points 

 

**When you consistently add your knowledge and expertise to the mix, you can become the "Go To Portal" for your subscribers.

 

Excerpt:

 

"One thing to keep in mind is that every business or reader has day to day challenges and problems that they want help in solving. Helping people find solutions and ideas is an easy way to provide addictive content"

 

Here are a few addictive content types.

 

**When you look at these and the others, be thinking about ways you can use these themes to find and curate content for your audience.

 

Mega Lists


**A long list of tips, tactics and answers that provide people with a resource that maps out many ideas that they can go back to as a reference have proven to work well.

 

Research


**The latest research provides signposts for future planning and validates and lends credibility to strategies.

 

**Research does need to be presented with well formatted articles that allow skimming and scanning for “time poor” excecutives!

 

****Bullet points, screen shots and subtitles are all important elements to provide easy reading.

 

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