Terry: My question is this, "Now that we have this gaping attention maw, how do we decide how to talk to it?" Whan an incredibl--well...what do we call this? A course? A resource? A curation? No matter what the name, we need to be able to show our students how to effectively open and use this bag of delightful toys. Unfortunately, it is more like Hermione's bottomless bag than my nicely labelled and boxed chemistry set. At least the chemistry had a set of directions. This one? Your on yer own, mate.
Which is not to say it is not noteworthy. It is. It is freaking amazing and because I know that Robin Good did this, I trust the tools. Thanks, Robin. Now it is time for the manual. In fact, don't museum show curators publish a text along with the show? Let all of us curators and filters publish the freaking manual, too.
Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.
Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists.
But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.
The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.
On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).
Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse
Via Robin Good