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Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter

Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 12:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:44 AM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 9:04 AM

Nice guide

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Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool

Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

 

 


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Andreas Kuswara's comment, June 11, 2013 6:22 PM
I supposed twitter can be used or any tool can be used for anything,but some tools are made with certain intended affordance by the creator that would make the tool less effective for certain functions. curation in a way is capturing things void of time (i probably drawing too much from museum), while twitter is fast pace timeline of interactive (or one way) discourse.... they seems to be inherently different.

i'm just automatically sceptical when 'one tool can be use for all' theme appear. but it is an interesting suggestion.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 11, 2013 6:33 PM
Many people learn one tool and then move on to others. I like to analyze each and use the best features of that particular 2.0 project. I use twitter as a push tool to share info for the most part.
Ali Anani's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:18 PM
The right way to write
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Artists and Not Algorithms Should Curate Our Music Discoveries

Artists and Not Algorithms Should Curate Our Music Discoveries | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Maurice Boucher takes a stand for human curators in the arts, by placing string emphasis on the fact that purely alorithmic solutions cannot really discern people expressed needs and desires from unexpressed ones.


His central point is this: "At the heart of the online music curation role is the possible solution to the expressed need versus unexpressed desire problem that permeates the Internet and prevents us from developing internet culture beyond purely commercial interests."


He writes: "...I know of no algorithm that can work out the difference between what people ask for and what they actually desire.


That is the philosophical question that really is the core software requirement of a music recommendation engine, and music curation is an ideal testbed case to see if we can build a layer on the internet to act as verification of the search process.


...communicating socially and informally (with strangers) and sharing music is not enough to build a bridge between what people ask for and what they desire.


People have to have a sense that some agency is acting at least semi-exclusively for them and has some insight into who they are."


"At the heart of the online music curation role is the possible solution to the expressed need verses unexpressed desire problem that permeates the Internet and prevents us from developing internet culture beyond purely commercial interests."


"The artists have to be included in the equations that run the algorithms of curation and filtering for the internet to have a future beyond being just another compendium of useless facts and trivia."



Rightful. 8/10


Full article: http://north.com/thinking/guest-post-web-curation-and-filtering-defining-new-roles-for-digital-artists/




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Curating People is As Important as Curating Content - Here's Why

Curating People is As Important as Curating Content - Here's Why | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it


I curated and posted this piece a few months ago but thought of it again as I was reading this article by Axel Schultze, CEO of Xee.Me, it's entitled "Why SEO will be gone in 5 to 10 years"   I personally don't know if it will cease to exist but I do know social networks are changing how and when we search.


Here's what caught my attention:


 Axel:


As long as people search for a product not knowing their name or a technology, not knowing its source or a solution not knowing who is a potential supplier SEO is an important part of the marketing mix


However, this is slowly and steadily changing.


**Today 60 – 80% of the so called educated purchase decision is based on recommendations by trusted individuals or groups that have no or no significant interest in the sale but helpful and experienced people using or knowing the product or service in need.

 

**And the number of recommendation based purchases is steadily growing. I'm sure it will hit the 80 – 90% range in the next 5 to 10 years.


Now – what does that mean to SEO?


**Why should a business invest in search engine optimization if most of the purchase decisions are based on recommendations?


**Wouldn't it be smarter to invest into the "recommendation chain" instead in SEO?


**Wouldn't it be more effective and successful to make sure people recommend a product than hoping to come up higher in the list of search results?


Related to this subject, I'm reposting this wonderful piece because it's timely and relevant to this conversation.


Curating People is as Important as Curating Content


This is one of those gems that I love to share. It was written by Gideon Rosenblatt in response to an earlier article written by Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble", which is about the way algorithms (based on our personal searches) affect the results that are returned to us, as a result, we're not seeing the whole picture.

 

"Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the 'Internet Filter Bubble."

 

**In the world of the information networker, curating content is only half the game. The other half is curating the curators.

 

**In that power to choose our connections, rests our ultimate power to reshape our information filter bubbles and radically improve our perception of reality.

 

**Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects our ability to see a diversity of information.  

 

My takeaway from this is that whereas technology may restrict the results returned to us by search engines, the other, and perhaps more important half of the equation is controlled by us


**It is well documented that we are more likely to influenced by our circle of friends and associates than by anything else that we may find (or that may find us!). 

 

By effectively curating our circles of influence, we increase the value of this ever important means of discovery and therefore of our entire online experience. 

 

**This in turn can make us far more effective and informative curators, when we widen our own circles.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read the full article: [http://bit.ly/AxRrEr]


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janlgordon's comment, March 15, 2012 5:05 PM
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You made my day! I always love reading and curating your articles this was definitely no exception. Thank you for always raising the bar and making us pay attention to what's really important.
janlgordon's comment, June 17, 2012 12:53 PM
Thank you for this Robin, it's greatly appreciated. It's exciting to watch and be a part of all this change, I'm sure you agree:-)
Robin Good's comment, June 17, 2012 11:28 PM
Yes Jan... I don't know exactly what you are referring to, but this the only sure thing we have today: this is time of fast and continuous change... so I am certainly enjoying the ride.

On another note: I would humbly suggest to consider posting shorter stories, especially when you are also pointing to the original, as what I am looking for from you, is not a rehash of what's in the article - outside of a 1-3 para excerpt - but the reasons why you are recommending it. You are already doing both, but it is overwhelming for me. Too much stuff, and I haven't even seen the original yet.

I would also gently mute some of the visual noise you create by heavily formatting with asterisks, bolds and big font sizes. In my case that doesn't help much. It actually hinders my ability to rapidly scan and check whether you have something good there.

I suggest to limit greatly the formatting options you use and to highlight only what is really relevant, because when too many things are highlighted, bolded, asterisked, none has any more an effect on me. It's like a crowd screaming: who do you help? :-)
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Curators: A Herculean Task Is Ahead of You - and Be Careful

Curators: A Herculean Task Is Ahead of You - and Be Careful | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Steven Rosenbaum has an interesting article on Fast Company, outlining the reasons why curation is here to stay and the importance that curators will play in your information consumption diet.

 

He writes: "...So anyone who steps up and volunteers to curate in their area of knowledge and passion is taking on a Herculean task.

 

They're going to stand between the web and their readers, using all of the tools at their disposal to "listen" to the web, and then pull out of the data stream nuggets of wisdom, breaking news, important new voices, and other salient details.

 

It's real work, and requires a tireless commitment to being engaged and ready to rebroadcast timely material.

 

While there may be an economic benefit for being a "thought leader" and "trusted curator," it's not going to happen overnight.

 

Which is to say, being a superhero is often a thankless job.

 

The growth in content, both in terms of pure volume and the speed of publishing, has raised some questions about what best practices are in the curation space."

 

He also has some pretty straightforward advice on what, as a curator, you should never do:

 

"1. If you don't add context, or opinion, or voice and simply lift content, it's stealing.

 

2. If you don't provide attribution, and a link back to the source, it's stealing.

 

3. If you take a large portion of the original content, it's stealing.

 

4. If someone asks you not to curate their material, and you don't respect that request, it's stealing.

 

5. Respect published rights. If images don't allow creative commons use, reach out to the image creator--don't just grab it and ask questions later."

 

And he definitely has a point on all of these. 

 

Recommended. 7/10

 

Read the full article: http://www.fastcompany.com/1834177/content-curators-are-the-new-superheros-of-the-web?partner=rss 


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Jonathan Rattray Clark's comment, April 17, 2012 10:14 PM
Scooping it .........thanks Robin I really like your curation .... And value your wisdom ......it seems there is purpose to my constant information minning as and educator artist and passionate information collector .......I find it incredibly exciting to find fresh thinking and response to the living world around us and in particular our individual passions. Thank you for your wisdom
Robin Good's comment, April 17, 2012 10:16 PM
Thank you Jonathan. Glad to be of help and inspiration to you.

Tony Gu's comment, April 19, 2012 10:30 PM
I am really enjoying reading this article.
I found that the way Robin Good curate this article truly practice the ‘No Stealing’ rules. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Big up!
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A Curated Introduction To Curation by Andy Dickinson

Robin Good: Here's another good example of curation at work. Andy Dickinson, has used Storify to create a "curated reference" of his lecture about curation for his first year undergraduate students. 

 

The "storified" reference contains links to tools, video clips, and many contributions which allow any learner interested in this topic, to follow a selected path from which it is possible to wander off and explore in many interesting directions.

 

Useful. Informative. Inspirational. 8/10 

 

http://storify.com/digidickinson/jn1013-curation-and-aggregation?awesm=sfy.co_hX4 


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Curators Key Requirement: Critical Thinking

Robin Good: Critical thinking is a key strategic skill needed by any serious professional curator. 

 

"Critical thinking provides the keys for our own intellectual independence..." and it helps to move away from "rashy conclusions, mystification and reluctance to question received wisdom, authority and tradition" while learning how to adopt "intellectual discipline" and a way to express clearly ideas while taking personal responsibility for them.

 

Key takeaways from this video:

 

  • Critical thinking refers to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with "evaluating information" as well as our own thought in a disciplined way.
     
  • Critical thinking is not just thinking a lot. To be an effective critical thinker you need to seek out and be guided by "knowledge" and "evidence" that fits with reality even if it refutes what the general consensus may want to believe.
     
  • Critical thinkers cultivate an attitude of curiosity and they are willing to do the work required to keep themselves informed about a subject.
     
  • Critical thinkers do not take claims at face value but utilize scepticism and doubt to suspend judgement and objectively evaluate with facts the claims being made.
     
  • Critical thinkers should evaluate information on the basis of reasoning and not by relying on emotions as claims the factuality of a claim cannot be solely based on the level of emotion that accompanies them or the fact that they may be believed by certain groups.

 

Highly recommended for all curators. 9/10

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLPL5p0fMg 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, February 21, 2012 8:56 PM
Thank you for sharing this video and the importance of critical thinking. It is so easy to get into the mindless consumption trap and making ourselves slow down, read, think, question, and seek is so important. It is all about the resisting the urge to click, but to hit the pause button and make yourself think
Mayra Aixa Villar's comment, February 22, 2012 7:14 AM
Grazie come sempre, Robin! You always share valuable information and this video is a great source to reflect on the importance of critical thinking to refine thought processes when curating content. Content curation certainly requires and develops "better thinking".
Gregory Thackston's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:54 PM

Critical thinking is a key component in addressing autonomous adversity and the need to collaborate in decision making.

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Curation Plays A Major Role in Successful Content Strategy - Here's Why

Curation Plays A Major Role in Successful Content Strategy - Here's Why | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

This is an interesting article by Byron White, Founder of IdeaLaunch.

 

I love the way the author has positioned curation as a key element in content marketing strategy. He says that curation starts with the selection process of the right articles, then researching the assets of the competition.

 

In addition to adding context, also part of the process is learning how much content you need, how frequently to publish it and which channels of distribution, (social especially) required to capture organic market share.

 

Having said that, here are a few things the author said and my comments:

 

He says -"Who will win the content curation war of the web? The race to transform to high-quality publishing is officially on. It’s time to gather ideas, develop stories and publish quality content that keeps readers (and customers) coming back for more".

 

I say, I don't  think it's a war, I think it's an evolution, I think there will be many winners, it's not a race

 

He says, "We’ve all heard the expression Content is King. After all, content is the fuel behind the social media revolution currently sweeping the Web. Close examination of the art world, however, offers a solid case that curation, not content, may in fact be the ruler online."

 

I say:  I think it's a combination of both, original and curated content are both ruler online. I don't think it's either or.

 

What do you think?

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**The skill and savvy of a Content Strategist is equally as important as your Director of Marketing these days.

 

**Getting the right content to the right prospects at the right time is the key to content marketing success.

 

****But in the end, it’s not content that’s king. Instead, it’s the impact that the content has on us long after we pass it by.

 

****Great content is hard to create, curate, optimize and distribute. But when it all comes to together, it is the catalyst that makes your business better. And better than that.

 

Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello and Jan Gordon

 

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Martin Gysler's comment, December 21, 2011 4:46 AM
I have downloaded the free eBook, thanks for the share!
Shirley Williams (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 21, 2011 7:33 AM
Nice find. Thank you for sharing.
janlgordon's comment, December 21, 2011 2:56 PM
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This piece is excellent - thanks for sharing it!!
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Content Curation Goes Beyond Information to Synchronizing a Community!

Content Curation Goes Beyond Information to Synchronizing a Community! | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

This is a short post, written by Sean Carton, (I'm posting his next article after this one) but he gets right to the point in this piece:

 

"Curation comes up when search stops working and when people realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also about synchronizing a community." Sean goes on to add that it's the "community" part that's at the heart of the whole curation movement

 

Just as a carefully-curated museum exhibit is sure to draw like-minded people together, carefully-curated content on the web has the potential to attract (and/or build) an online community of people who are into the same stuff."

 

Remember to:

 

Think about your niche and help the community make sense of its niche. Provide an ongoing resource (not just an event) and offer an attractive user experience.

 

http://www.bumpzee.com/bookmarks/good-advice-for-content-curators/


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Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines

Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

This article was written by Robin Good, one of our amazing curators on Scoopit. All I can say is it's about as good as it gets on this topic!

 

Intro:

 

Curating content and news is not just about the selection, editing and contextualization of stories about a specific topic or theme, but it is increasingly about how these information items are (collaboratively) gathered, organized, grouped, displayed and in which ways they can be accessed and browsed by those interested in them.

 

For me, one of the most fascinating aspects of this exploding content curation trend, is the speculative exploration of how "curated" content collections could best benefit from alternative and more effective delivery formats than the classic linear, top-to-bottom, chronological, river-of-news sequence.

 

Nothing wrong with this format, but it is a good format only if you want to give relevance to curated news stories in chronological order. Just like most news sources have done until today. The more recent, the higher in the list.

 

But anytime you are working to curate content according to non-chronological parameters, you are off into a largely unexplored and uncharted land.

 

At least for now.

 

As a matter of fact, there are positively more content types than the "breaking news" and the typical curated list, as much as there are a lot more ways to look at a curated set of information items beyond the habitual following of a linear vertical sequence.

 

In this article I lightly explore some of the reasons why I expect an explosion in content curated delivery formats, and then provide an extended list of both existing and new, emerging curated content delivery formats, that I expect you will start to see and use more frequently in the near future.

 

Here is what I see:


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, September 6, 2011 4:11 AM
Hi Robin,
excellent article!
janlgordon's comment, September 6, 2011 8:07 PM
This is a great article Robin!
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What Kind of Content Curator Are You?

What Kind of Content Curator Are You? | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Aug 25, 2011 Pawan Deshpande

Pawan Deshpande, CEO of HiveFire has written this interesting post about content curation and how to match your personality to the type of curation that best suits you. Interesting observations:

 

Excerpt:

 

Personality type can play a big part in your content curation style, from the types of content you share to where you share it and how you go about the process.

 

Many marketers are now adding content curation— the act of finding, organizing and sharing online content to engage customers and prospects—to their job descriptions. As with other marketing strategies, personality type can play a big part in your content curation style, from the types of content you share to where you share it and how you go about the process.

 

 

What’s your curation type? Match your own personality to the qualities below so you can embrace your inner curator.

 

http://www.adotas.com/2011/08/what-kind-of-content-curator-are-you/
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Tom George's comment, August 26, 2011 6:43 AM
Hi Jan, good morning. Are your prepared for the hurricane coming our way?
janlgordon's comment, August 26, 2011 6:51 AM
We're right on the water, lots of windows, we're prepared as much as we can be. It's definitely going to be challenging to say the least, hope for the best:-)
Robin Good's comment, August 27, 2011 12:22 AM
Hi Jan, great job so far. Love what you do. Thanks for sharing it.
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Search Results and Quality Content is an Oxymoron

Search Results and Quality Content is an Oxymoron | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

This is a glitch in search today but someone is building a better mousetrap and we just have to live with the noise for the time being.

 

Hopefully those of us who curate are helping people find good, relevant pieces on a particluar topic as things evolve.

 

Intro:

 

Like it or not we are a search driven society. Thus this post could have easily been titled, "Content for content's sake" or "Crappy content for search engines", or "The difference between worthle.

 

 Good content takes time. Good content that we may value, may take even longer to produce and in some cases may take longer to find. Why? If the person who has authored it has not written equally for search engines as well as for their audience, and if it doesn’t possess the ”right” linkage and properties that meet Google’s search algoritham-it may fall quietly by the wayside. Thus we have more noise than signal and more of a glut of worthless, search friendly content.

 

http://directmarketingobservations.com/2011/08/15/search-quality-content-is-an-oxymoron/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog


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The 5 Models Of Content Curation by Rohit Bhargava

The 5 Models Of Content Curation by Rohit Bhargava | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Content Curation is a term that describes the act of finding, grouping, organizing or sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific issue.

The 5 models of content curation:
1. Aggregation
2. Distillation
3. Elevation
4. Mashup
5. Chronology


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Curators Are The True Influencers

Curators Are The True Influencers | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, June 22, 2013 1:10 AM

Elias Morling estime que les curateurs sont comme les "dumpster divers", ces militants qui fouillent les poubelles.  Et ils les appelle les "vrais influenceurs" car :

 

1. Les curateurs représentent un nouveau type de leadership tribal bottom up et peer-to-peer.

 

2. En tant que membres d'une tribu, les curateurs seront toujours plus "natives" que n'importe qui parlant de l'extérieur.

 

3. Au sein de la tribu, ils sont appréciés non seulement pour leurs compétences, mais aussi parce qu'ils entretiennent et développent leur propre culture.

 

Un article inspirant de http://www.linkedin.com/in/emorling que vous pouvez lire ici : http://tribaling.com/blog/2013/05/15/curators-and-tribal-currency/

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:05 PM

Excellent article and video. Looking at the wonderful world of the internet and curation. The idea of curation of online content has become more and more inportant with the exponential growth of content on the world wide web. Being able to organise and manage all of the content is important.

 

Curation is about making good choices about what you share and putting it into a context for themselves and others. Being enthusiastic and thoughtful about what you choose is a way of showing what you are finding and sharing is signficant and worthwhile. 

 

Finding the most interesting and valuable things and sharing that is the key. What you want and what you are interested in is important but you also need to consider your audience. 

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Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections"

Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections" | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has introduced a new curation feature designed to allow its users to collect and organize their favorite "products" into so-called "Collections".


According to Hubspot "the new feature called 'Collections,' allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products."


Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx


The new FB "Collections" is publicly available to everyone, and it is being tested "with 7 retail partners -- Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com."

(you need to go to those FB brad pages to test it).


It also seems that the feature can be activated in at least three different ways by one of these three upcoming action buttons:


a) "Want": adds the product to a Timeline section of a user's profile called “Wishlist”


b) "Collect": adds the item to a Collection called “Products”


c) "Like": a special version of the standard "Like" button that also adds the item to “Products”


N.B.: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they're only visible to the page's fans. You have to "Like" the page in order to see these types of posts.


Find out more here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx


and here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/08/facebook-collections/


Posting in German:

http://www.pcwelt.de/news/Neue-Facebook-Funktion-Facebook-Collections-als-Konkurrenz-fuer-Pinterest-6764474.html







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The Evolution of the Word “Curation” - Buzzword Tracker

The Evolution of the Word “Curation” - Buzzword Tracker | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: From 500 B.C. to July 2012, here is a short and quite skippy selection of key dates in the evolution of the word curation. A good idea but running a bit short in terms of execution.

I think there is a lot more to be surfaced there that is of relevance and that has been omitted, but then again this is a great opportunity for some other curator to pick up on this theme and go a bit further.

Interesting. 6/10


Full timeline: http://www.digiday.com/etc/buzzword-tracker-evolution-of-curation/


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5 Best Practices Every Content Curator Should Follow

5 Best Practices Every Content Curator Should Follow | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Steve Rosenbaum for Mashable because there are some excellent tips to make you a trusted source, build a loyal following and add value to the community.

 

I don't know about you but everytime I read a post about curation, I see something different, this one is from someone who knows what he's talking about.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

Be part of the content ecosystem

 

**What a curator should do is embrace content both as a marketer and an organizer

 

Follow a schedule

 

**No matter what and how much you post, 2 new links a day and one big post per week, that's a schedule

 

**Be consistent and post at the same time everyday so your readers will know when to expect new content

 

**consistency and regularity brings new users and helps you build a loyal fan base

 

Embrace multi platforms

 

**Put your work where your audience is, today you have to go to them (more about this in the article)

 

Engage and Participate

 

**Select only the best content - read everything before you hit the send button - you'll build trust by helping your readers find great content and information

 

**This is a great way to build relationships with bloggers and other curators (more on this in the article)

 

Share, Don't Steal

 

**Last but definitely not least, you must acknowledge the source, there are no exceptions

 

**When people choose to listen to you, it's because you've proven to separate the signal from the noise

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://on.mash.to/Jk8uWH]


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janlgordon's comment, April 29, 2012 3:06 PM
Hi John, It's funny, we can read these articles over and over but I always find something new each time I read them. How about you?
John van den Brink's comment, April 29, 2012 11:50 PM
Hi Jan, correct. Everytime I think "oh, I know already" But when I read the article I always find one or two things that I didn't knew already :)
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Curate Your Content From Within WordPress: PageOne Curator

Robin Good: PageOne Curator is a new plugin software for WordPress which allows anyone to easily integrate images, video, news and other content coming from other sources.

 

PageOne Curator provides funciotnalities to easily tap into selected RSS feeds and to search directly the major content and multimedia search engines out there.

 

Pulling in content is as simple as clicking a button, or if you want to have full control over what you excerpt as simple as as selecting and copying and pasting what you need.

 

The new software is in beta and is accessible for now by invitations only. 

 

You can sign-up for a spot or get more info: http://www.pageonecurator.com


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Marcello Cosa's comment, March 31, 2012 4:26 AM
Grande Robin! Me lo consigli per il mio futuro sito, visto che lo vorrei realizzare su Wordpress?
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Curating People is As Important as Curating Content - Here's Why

Curating People is As Important as Curating Content - Here's Why | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

This is one of those gems that I love to share. It was written by Gideon Rosenblatt in response to an earlier article written by Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble", which is about the way algorithms (based on our personal searches) affect the results that are returned to us, as a result, we're not seeing the whole picture.

 

"Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the 'Internet Filter Bubble."

 

**In the world of the information networker, curating content is only half the game. The other half is curating the curators.

 

**In that power to choose our connections, rests our ultimate power to reshape our information filter bubbles and radically improve our perception of reality.

 

**Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects our ability to see a diversity of information.  

 

My takeaway from this is that whereas technology may restrict the results returned to us by search engines, the other, and perhaps more important half of the equation is controlled by us!  It is well documented that we are more likely to influenced by our circle of friends and associates than by anything else that we may find (or that may find us!). 

 

By effectively curating our circles of influence, we increase the value of this ever important means of discovery and therefore of our entire online experience. 

 

**This in turn can make us far more effective and informative curators, when we widen our own circles.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

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janlgordon's comment, March 15, 2012 5:05 PM
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You made my day! I always love reading and curating your articles this was definitely no exception. Thank you for always raising the bar and making us pay attention to what's really important.
janlgordon's comment, June 17, 2012 12:53 PM
Thank you for this Robin, it's greatly appreciated. It's exciting to watch and be a part of all this change, I'm sure you agree:-)
Robin Good's comment, June 17, 2012 11:28 PM
Yes Jan... I don't know exactly what you are referring to, but this the only sure thing we have today: this is time of fast and continuous change... so I am certainly enjoying the ride.

On another note: I would humbly suggest to consider posting shorter stories, especially when you are also pointing to the original, as what I am looking for from you, is not a rehash of what's in the article - outside of a 1-3 para excerpt - but the reasons why you are recommending it. You are already doing both, but it is overwhelming for me. Too much stuff, and I haven't even seen the original yet.

I would also gently mute some of the visual noise you create by heavily formatting with asterisks, bolds and big font sizes. In my case that doesn't help much. It actually hinders my ability to rapidly scan and check whether you have something good there.

I suggest to limit greatly the formatting options you use and to highlight only what is really relevant, because when too many things are highlighted, bolded, asterisked, none has any more an effect on me. It's like a crowd screaming: who do you help? :-)
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7 Roadblocks To Content Curation - What You Need to Know

7 Roadblocks To Content Curation - What You Need to Know | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

This post was written by Romain Goday from Darwineco. The insights and suggestions in this article are excellent because they articulate the problem so clearly.

 

When you can see something in this light, it makes it easier to create a plan of action that is effective. This takes time but it can be done. More about this in the weeks to come, stay tuned.

 

Excerpt:

 

We all want to be sure we are not missing important information. This post explores 7 roadblocks that difficult content curation.

 

**What differentiates successful professionals is their ability to take action before competitors so as to mitigate a risk or act upon an opportunity.

 

Here are a few things that caught my attention:

 

**Finding timely and relevant information on an ongoing basis about a specific subject is very challenging

 

Circles of Trust

 

**Today's information consumption is largely dependent on whom users "follow" online: social media connections, news sites (groups of publishers), bloggers and other information providers.

 

**It is easy not to forget tht critical information might come from outside those circles of trust.

 

**Most information is available on the Web, but focusing on the right information requires users to combine various tools in very creative ways

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

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Curation (song parody)

Starring: Emma C. Ben V. Jordan S. Dan M. Jelli V. Thanks to Monica Femovich Song parody by Joyce Kasman Valenza. Based on "Tradition" and "Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof.
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Mastering curation: The Sam Decker Interview

Mastering curation: The Sam Decker Interview | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Submitted by Kristin Zhivago on Sep 17, 2011

Kristin Zhivago of Revenue Journal interviews Sam Decker of the company Mass Relevance, and the outcome is an excellent read.

 

I particularly like this example of possible social media advertising:

 

"Think of Coca Cola being able to pull all the (public) pictures posted to Twitter in the last hour of people drinking a can of Coke next to a pool. Pictures taken by real customers. That's the context: "Here are pictures of people who just had a Coke next to a pool in the last hour." Imagine these pictures on display at a large grocery store, served up in real time. People would look at it and think, "Oh, that looks good."

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"Yes, that's right. Curation is more than just filtering and moderating. How do we take it from curation to integration? For example, when someone has a mobile phone why are they going to that mobile site? What are they looking for? When they're coming to your home page, when they're going to your product page, when they're going to your reach-out site and they see your product, what could curation do, to bring in real-time content?"

 

http://www.revenuejournal.com/blog/mastering-curation-sam-decker-king-curation-lays-it-out


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Content Curation Is the New Community Builder

Content Curation Is the New Community Builder | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

Great post written by Eric Brown for Social Media Explorer - This is what caught my attention:

 

Curation — the act of human editors adding their work to the machines that gather, organize and filter content.

 

“Curation comes up when search stops working,” says author and NYU Professor Clay Shirky. But it’s more than a human-powered filter.

 

“Curation comes up when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community.”

 

Part of the reason that human curation is so critical is simply the vast number of people who are now making and sharing media.

 

“Everyone is a media outlet”, says Shirky. “The point of everyone being a media outlet is really not at all complicated. It just means that we can all put things out in the public view.
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Welcome To The New Age Of Curation

Welcome To The New Age Of Curation | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

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"Simon Careless wrote this post, he is an editor, publisher, oversees the Game Developers Conference shows, Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine. He has a lot to say about the massive overload of content we're all experiencing. I like his observations and we'll be hearing more from him in the near future on this subject.

 

What really caught my attention was a comment from one of his readers, Sarah Brin:"

Simon Careless, August 22nd, 2011

comment 1:

"Curation isn’t strictly about taste-making either–a huge part of it is becoming an interlocutor, someone who facilitates a discussion around content, as opposed to presenting content with a qualitative (and subjective) evaluation. In that regard, the democratization of curatorial tools (tumblr, twitter, all the ways we share content) is really exciting! It might usher in a new era wherein culture becomes more participatory…or it might not."

 

 

... for me (Heiko Idensen) the five reasons for leaving the "Age of creation" are important & coming again to the problem of the FILTERS:
"So what’s the fix? You need a filter. And I strongly believe that while algorithmical filters work, you need people to tell you about things you wouldn’t find that way. When I look at book suggestions on Amazon, or artist radio on Last.fm, they’re logical and basically useful - but they’re not a concatenated, cool-hunted melange that reaches out and touches your heart.

Some form of this filtration has been in shape for decades, largely in print form, of course. ..."
 

"What are your thoughts about this?" (asked janlgordon)

 

http://www.simoncarless.com/?p=256

 

 


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The evolving role of Ad Agencies -- from Creators to Curators

The evolving role of Ad Agencies -- from Creators to Curators | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | Scoop.it

By Anushree Bhattacharyya, afaqs!, New Delhi, August 22, 2011

 

"Tim Williams, founder and managing director of Ignition Consulting Group, spoke on the urgent need to re-invent the business of advertising, and on the new role that advertising agencies need to take up in order to ensure a safe future ...

 

"The business of advertising started as agents dealing with media on behalf of advertisers. However, now, the role of the 'agent' is losing its relevance fast as the internet allows marketers to converse directly with consumers," remarked Williams.

 

According to him, interestingly, advertisers now also want to talk to media companies directly once again, sidelining the role of ad agencies. Therefore, now, media companies are setting up internal creative agencies. At the same time, production companies, too, are getting into the business of creativity by setting up their own creative solutions shops.

 

All this, in turn, has led to ad agencies getting into the business of media, as well as production. So, in the future, there will be little or no difference between all three sets of companies and all three will directly compete against each other.

 

Williams further added, "There is, however, another path for advertising agencies -- the role of curator. Ad agencies, apart from developing content, will also have to take up the job of helping advertisers to select the right ideas."

 

http://www.afaqs.com/news/story.html?sid=31435_The+evolving+role+of+advertising+agencies+--+from+creators+to+curators

 

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