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Sense-Making Is for Humans: Stowe Boyd on Real-Time Curation in the Enterprise

Sense-Making Is for Humans: Stowe Boyd on Real-Time Curation in the Enterprise | Best Finds | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, January 12, 2013 12:23 PM


Stowe Boyd takes a look at the story of Twitter hiring a team of real-time human curators to organize its key trending topics and why having humans making such choices is such an important element, not just for Twitter, but for any search engine or  company truly interested in what social conversations are really saying.


He writes on GigaOM: "...this sort of human curation will be increasingly important in the business context.


For example, if a competitor’s product XJ11 is being mentioned all over the social network within your company, understanding why may be critical. Perhaps they have just announced a big sale, or are selling the product line off.  But the new spike in activity is likely to be related to very recent events, and not the long tail of older piece of information about that product. And the most likely candidates to help make sense of the new trend? The people originating the cascading comments in the social communications tools.


[The] Twitter approach [with a team of real-time human curators] is one way to go, although instead of using Mechanical Turk a system that asks the originators of these trends for clarification, it might just message the earliest trend setters to ask them what’s up. Alternatively, an approach like Tumblr’s editorial teams might be employed, where individuals are selected to act as editors or curators, and to actively pull out information that is novel and important, and post it onto topic pages.


Whichever approach is taken, I have no doubt that we will see social curation emerging as a key component of our business social networking tools in the near future.


And we will still be relying on human beings as the key element of sense making, not machinery."



Important topic. Good analysis. 7/10


Full article: http://pro.gigaom.com/blog/real-time-curation-in-the-corporation/


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wanderingsalsero's comment, January 14, 2013 6:08 AM
So...this is saying that 'social curation' is more concerned with extracting and analyzing from a diversity of social threads?
Robin Good's comment, January 14, 2013 8:22 AM
That's certainly implied, but more than that the key takeaway here is that algorithms can't do what humans can, especially when it comes to selecting, evaluating and organizing news stories.
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How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload

How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload | Best Finds | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the use of computers and Facebook are more associated with information overload than the use of television and iPhones.
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iPad, laptop tryouts seen as steps toward a digital bookbag at NH schools | New Hampshire NEWS04

iPad, laptop tryouts seen as steps toward a digital bookbag at NH schools | New Hampshire NEWS04 | Best Finds | Scoop.it
Though some school districts in the state are struggling with funding, including the city of Manchester, a growing national education trend to get a tablet or laptop into the hands of every student is cropping up in many New Hampshire school...
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Creative Commons Licenses and Attribution: How To Embed Them Inside Your Digital Content

Creative Commons Licenses and Attribution: How To Embed Them Inside Your Digital Content | Best Finds | Scoop.it

Robin Good: JISC provides a very well documented guide to the use of Creative Commons licences (also referred to as CC licences) which can greatly facilitate the copying, reuse, distribution, and in some cases, the modification of the original owner’s creative work without needing to get permission each time from the original rights holder.

 

In addition to this the correct use and embedding of CC license may greatly help in the effort to make original sources more transparent to the final reader, in many context, including news and content curation efforts of many kinds.

 

Creative Commons licences can be embedded into a variety of resources, such as PowerPoint, images, Word docs, elearning resources, podcasts and other audio visual resources.

 

While specifically prepared for UK public sector organizations this document can be quite useful for anyone interested in the use of CC licenses to distribute digital content online.

 

Key Benefits of embedding CC licences for content curation and attribution:

It can help the user see that the resource is an 'open' resource and licensed under a specific CC licence terms
  It can help reduce the future 'orphan works' (works for which the rights holders are unknown or cannot be traced), and assist in creation of appropriate attribution, citation and potential negotiation for further permissions. By embedding the selected CC licence to the licence details even if the resource gets detached from its metadata. This is particularly the case if the resource is found via a search engine instead of the original website platform which might host specific copyright restrictions.

 

More info: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2011/scaembeddingcclicencesbp.aspx ;

 

(Thanks to Amber Thomas for finding this resource)


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Top 15 Augmented Reality Apps for iPhone and iPad

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Lusting after Google's glasses? Here are 15 augmented reality apps you can get now.
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39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom

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"How Much Did Steve Jobs Change the World? You might be reading this on your iPhone, iPad or computer, but whether or not you have a Macintosh or a PC, Steve Jobs is responsible for so much of the technology we are using today. Did you know that Windows computers copied the drop-down window interface from Apple computers? Yes, all true. So today, when the power went out in the school and we couldn't get on the Internet, I noticed what an important part of my life technology has become. Talk about making a dent in the world. Jobs' legacy will live on in generations to come. Here are 39 sites for using one of Jobs' greatest innovations: THE iPAD."


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How to become a battery miser: tips for saving battery life on the iPad

How to become a battery miser: tips for saving battery life on the iPad | Best Finds | Scoop.it
The iPad has a solid track record when it comes to battery life, so why worry about making a battery charge last? Sometimes being a miser can save you from a hairy situation, so Ars is sharing several tips on making your iPad battery last longer.
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Lessons Worth Sharing

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012

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NEW! A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.
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Crap Detection 101

The all-important literacy of determining the credibility of information found on the Internet. A companion to my blog post of the same title. (Voice-over in...

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Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl

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Stencyl helps you create iOS and Flash games in a flash with or without coding.
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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic]

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You’re going to want to print out this infographic and, at the very least, share it with your fellow teachers and even students. It’s all about the history of education technology and could be used to educate just about anyone on how far we’ve come in a short period of time. We did a more in-depth look at the history of education technology about a year ago but this infographic is a lot more… fun.

 

Anyway, the below infographic from CTU can be viewed below or downloaded as a PDF here (so you can fire up that color printer). Enjoy the walk down memory lane!

 


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François Arnal's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:32 AM

De l'ardoise à la tablette, du projecteur de diapositive au vidéoprojecteur interactif...

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Monday Freebies #37: Use Oregon Trail to Teach Westward Expansion

Monday Freebies #37: Use Oregon Trail to Teach Westward Expansion | Best Finds | Scoop.it
Show students how to get the most out of Oregon trail by reading the headings on each screen, thinking about problem solving skills and applying the simulation to their classroom discussion on west...
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'Hunger Games': Panem - 'The Hunger Games' cheat sheet

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Haven’t read the Suzanne Collins 'Hunger Games' trilogy and hoping to get a leg up on what all the hype is about? Well look no further than our Cliffs Notes take on the sure-to-be-a-blockbuster first film installment.
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