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Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with Mummify.it

Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with Mummify.it | Blogging | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:30 AM

Sometimes you need an archive of a site. Gret for slow bandwidth areas when you just want to show an aspect of a site. Here is how.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:30 AM

A useful addition to the digital curator's toolkit.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:24 AM

When you Mummify a webpage—a news article, blog post, photo or tweet, for example— we make a permanent copy and back it up in the cloud. We then give you a new URL that looks like this: http://mummify.it/2452862


Mummify is free up to 100 mummies a month. If you need to Mummify more than 100 pages in a given month you can purchase 50 more for $5.
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Maria Popova and The Art of Curation: An Interview with the Curiosity Guide

Maria Popova and The Art of Curation: An Interview with the Curiosity Guide | Blogging | Scoop.it

"...I consume a lot of information across an incredibly wide spectrum of disciplines and sources, always aiming to synthesize the meaningful and connect it with something else for a larger portrait of what matters in the world."


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Robin Good's comment, October 5, 2013 1:45 PM
Thank you Randy.
gregmhagar's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:29 AM

More on the "art of curation".  Now, all we have to do is apply that wisdom to (formalized) learning and education.

Brian Kirby's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:41 PM

How to sift through large amounts of information...

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The Value of List-Making: Three Traits To Make Yours Stand Out From The Rest

The Value of List-Making: Three Traits To Make Yours Stand Out From The Rest | Blogging | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:10 AM


Beth Kanter, one of the key go-to-person for communication strategy when it comes to NGOs, provides a useful reminder of the value of creating lists for content marketing objectives alongside some good links to list-making examples and list-building tools. 



My comment: One thing that differentiates good "lists" from bad ones, is not often visibile by looking just at the surface.


Good lists in my view are characterized by these three traits: 


1) Short - long lists are tiring and not very useful


2) Categorized - "groups" help scanning and finding what you're looking for


3) Commented - excerpts from about pages as list item descriptions are not very useful, as what makes a real difference in a list is your insight, opinion or evaluation into why that item is in that list. 


Without these elements in fact, just about anyone can take a search tool and assemble the "Best of" whatever software category in a ridicule amount of time, while not really providing anything useful or reliable. 


That's the difference between a list and a curated list.


The list "as is" makes you work more to check and verify everything that's in the list, while the curated one saves you time in finding or reminding you rapidly what is exactly that you need.



Useful. Resourceful. 7/10



Original post: http://www.bethkanter.org/lists/ 






Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:27 AM

Robin Good's insight:

Beth Kanter, one of the key go-to-person for communication strategy when it comes to NGOs, provides a useful reminder of the value of creating lists for content marketing objectives alongside some good links to list-making examples and list-building tools.


My comment: One thing that differentiates good "lists" from bad ones, is not often visibile by looking just at the surface.

Good lists in my view are characterized by these three traits:

1) Short - long lists are tiring and not very useful

2) Categorized - "groups" help scanning and finding what you're looking for

3) Commented - excerpts from about pages as list item descriptions are not very useful, as what makes a real difference in a list is your insight, opinion or evaluation into why that item is in that list.

Without these elements in fact, just about anyone can take a search tool and assemble the "Best of" whatever software category in a ridicule amount of time, while not really providing anything useful or reliable.

That's the difference between a list and a curated list.

The list "as is" makes you work more to check and verify everything that's in the list, while the curated one saves you time in finding or reminding you rapidly what is exactly that you need.

Beth Kanter's comment, September 28, 2013 12:47 PM
Thanks for adding your valuable insights that lead to improved curation practice.
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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources | Blogging | Scoop.it

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:37 PM

Never heard of it - must be worth sharing :)

Robin Good's insight:Introducing content curation to someone who doesn't know anything about it is not always an easy task. There are so many different articles, opinions, definitions and recommendations about content curation that it is quite difficult for someone just getting familiar with the topic, to easily find out where to start and what to trust. To help out anyone needing to support the explanation of content curation to others, here are five comprehensive resource collections I have put together over the course of the last year. 1) Content Curation - Definitions a collection of the best and most useful definitions of what content curation is http://bundlr.com/b/content-curation-definition 2) Content Curation - What is it? Video Intros 30+ short video clips that introduce the need, practice and purpose of content curation http://huzzaz.com/collection/content-curation-what-is-it 3) Content Curation Visualized 110+ infographics, visuals, illustrations and diagrams explaining what content curation is www.pinterest.com/robingood/content-curation-visualized/ 4) Content Curation Tools Directory - Tools Directory 100+ of the best content curation tools organized in a directory for immediate access http://contentcuration.zeef.com/ 5) Content Curation Tools Supermap - Tools Collection 600+ content curation, discovery, filtering and publishing tools organized by categories for doing content curation http://bit.ly/ContentCurationToolsSupermap All free to use and share.
John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 11:53 AM

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

This link is invaluable to support an understanding of content curation. 

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12 Scoopit Experts Share Top Curation Tips

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Six easy steps to curation success Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:53 AM

Honored when Jeff asked me to be part of this group and am reading every other curators shares very carefully (lol).

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Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It | Blogging | Scoop.it
Find out the basics of content curation including its definition, and how to perform successful content curation.

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Here comes a content creation article every body new should get his hands on. I'm doing it too

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Robin Good's comment, September 25, 2013 10:05 AM
Thank you Randy, happy you found this one useful too.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:14 PM

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Sambaseck's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:44 AM

Content curation solves one of the biggest online problems today: discovery.