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Robin Good: Wanelo is a product curation platform. Similar to GetVega, Curisma and Polyvore it specializes in facilitating the collection of commercial products images and information, to create wish-lists, shopping lists or grassroots buyer-guides.
From the official site: "Wanelo is social store curated by the community. Users post, collect and organize products and follow people and stores they like.
Wanelo comes from the words WAnt, NEed and LOve."
From the TechCrunch review: "Wanelo is a site that allows users to bookmark and share their favorite products via a grid layout and high-res imagery.
The startup allows you to follow your Facebook friends in addition to top site users — resulting in a more personalized product feed than that of just celebrity selections.
To post an item to Wanelo enter a product URL, tag the item with categories, and add price and other details.
Users can browse through Wanelo items by popularity, recency, or by people and stores that they follow."
If you've been blogging for long, you've probably toyed with the idea of writing one. Not because you enjoy the idea of writing a 10-20 page document, necessarily, but because the benefits are undeniable.
Get a blog. (Easy: tumblr.com, wordpress.com, blogger.com. Better: host your own -affiliate link.) Pick an area of focus, but one that has broad sides. (Mine: helping people do digital business in a human way.) Start writing.
Robin Good: Gideon Rosenblatt has a good article out on his blog Alchemy of Change, explaining how important it is for curators to explore and expand their news and content sources to avoid becoming another megaphone for what everyone else is already sharing.
He writes: "...when it comes to networking information, curating content is only half of the problem.
The other half is curating people.
When we take the time to build interesting, diverse circles on Google+ or lists on Twitter, we improve the way we filter information. It’s up to us.
We can pursue strategies that concentrate the stream of content into just the same old stuff, or we can go out of our way to increase the diversity – and the quality – of what comes to us.
It’s all in the people we follow.
In the world of the information networker, curating content is only half the game. The other half is curating the curators.
And in that power to choose our connections, rests our ultimate power to reshape our information filter bubbles and radically improve our perception of reality."
Hi there! As usual I'm really excited to have another Chantilly/Elycia vlog to share today. I'm even more excited that I will be seeing this girl as well as the mini version of this girl in person tomorrow!
Robin Good: LoveIt is a Pinterest-like new image curation app which allows you to discover, collect and organize visual collections either alone or with the help of others.
"LoveIt is a visual, powerful platform for individuals & groups to discover, collect, organize, and share the things they love, in public or private collections."
Key features include:
Collaborate on "private" collections. Re-order items in your collections easily, using "drag n' drop". Select multiple images and drag them from one collection to another easily. Follow feeds and sources of your favorite collections. Get recommendations from other users.
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.