This is just the tool I've been craving for some of larger collections of resource lists and tools. For example, I have a big messy tool list -0http://socialmedia-strategy.wikispaces.com/Beth%27s+Big+List that I have on a wiki that could definitely be more user friendly if on a mindmap. And it could embedded into wikis - and exported as PDF.
This is definitely on my to do list to explore ... thank you Robin
Robin Good: If you are looking for a content curation, mindmapping and presentation tool rolled into one, I strongly suggest you give a good road test to Mindomo.
I have been a passionate fan of mindmaps since 2007, and have created tons of them to curate my many collection of "best tools" in specific niches or learning maps on dedicated topics. You can see some of them here: http://www.mindmeister.com/users/channel/RobinGood
But with time, and the increased size of my collections, I have been searching for valid alternatives which provided greater speed, better ways to display and view the mapped info and more options to extract value from my collections.
Mindomo, which I have been heavy-testing for the last six-months, is my new reference tool not just for mindmapping but for a) curating large collections of information into a navigable cohesive whole, b) creating prezi-like presentations without needing to become an engineer.
Specifically, Mindomo integrates lots of unique and very valuable features to the basic mindmapping toolset, including:
- Capture content via browser bookmarklet
- Navigate and zoom in-out easily
- Search and embed video clips - Search and embed images
- Search and embed audio clips
- Automatically credit all media sources utilized
- Customize look of maps in many ways
- Create presentations from your mindmaps
- Import and export to different formats + embed
- Works and syncs on iPad and Android
- Collaborative editing
- Cross-platform offline desktop app
- Custom URLs for your mindmaps
- just to name a few.
Here's a good example of what I have been able to "curate" with Mindomo:
MindMeister and other mindmapping tools still provide good value, but in my humble opinion Mindomo, with its own limits and idiosyncracies, has earned my trust as being the most effective, powerful and feature-rich visual curation tool.
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Robin Good: Referly is a revolutionary curation platform offering the ability to create great-looking thematic collections of products, that you can promote and share online.
Referly offers a gorgeous user interface, which makes it very simple to find and collect any kind of product you may be looking for, as well as to create great-looking shopping front-ends.
Through an integrated search engine you can rapidly find fashion items, photo and video tools or your favorite books and start listing them inside your most appropriate collection.
In your collections you can easily edit individual items, resize them or drag them easily to new positions. It is next to impossible to make a collection look ugly.
Referly connects to a large number of products suppliers and it also allows you to earn rewards when you generate sales on products from anyone of these sites: http://refer.ly/merchants
You can also endorse, collect and share just about any product you find online by using the dedicated bookmarklet.
I am truly impressed by Referly, as I see an addictive opportunity both for passionate connoiseurs to share their know-how as well as for any product seller wanting to taste the future of trust-based, realtionship marketing.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.