As Scoop.it turns two today, we are excited to share a great milestone: we’re only a few weeks away from reaching 100 million cumulated unique visitors on the platform! That’s right: close to 100 million different people have been to Scoop.it to discover the awesome content of our amazing community of curators. How much content you ask? Well, a few months ago we counted 50 million curated pieces.
When we started working on Scoop.it, the horizon wasn’t that far. Out of a failed project, we needed to be quick to apply the lessons that we had learned. The first beta version of Scoop.it was launched in just a few weeks as a (very) minimum viable product with just one goal: could we get a small community to use the platform to publish quality curated content? ...
Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm.
After a testing few months for Spotify with criticism from artists, the streaming music service has a new foe: dance brand Ministry of Sound.
The company is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming that the service has refused to remove user playlists that mirror Ministry of Sound compilation albums, including some that use the brand’s name in their titles.
Diigo, as a multi-tool for PKM, now touches on the entire workflow for knowledge-oriented information consumption, from browsing, reading, researching, annotating, storing, organizing, remembering, collaborating, sharing, to connecting dots into knowledge – a workflow that we believe is still largely ad-hoc and inefficient. Diigo is here to streamline this workflow and dramatically improve your productivity.
The current redesign includes the following:
a complete site redesign which includes numerous usability and aesthetic improvements
a redesign of the company logo and brand image to emphasize our focus on personal knowledge management.
a major update to Diigo Browser on iOS, which provides the best web reading and annotating experience on iPad and iPhone (coming soon)
As Diigo has steadily became more versatile and powerful, it has also steadily grown its user base, amassing 7 million registered users, with more than 350 million items saved and 100 million pieces of annotations. Our users include law firms, marketing agencies, consultants, recruiters, web designers, researchers, students, teachers … — basically anyone who do a lot of knowledge-oriented information consumption, either individually or as a team, either professionally, or for personal purposes such as reading and researching related to travel, health, shopping, career, hobbies, news, online learning, smart investing, school papers, work projects, etc, etc.
Going forward, the Diigo team aims to evolve Diigo into the best personal knowledge management system (PKM) on the market, providing unsurpassed capabilities for the collection, compilation, organization, digestion, presentation and collaboration of knowledge and information.
"As content curators will increasingly need to learn more about archiving, organizing and preserving what they curate, this article provides an inspiring set of considerations about the key value of context and provenance...."
Teacher-Helper 1.0.1 for iOS, a multi-function app for teachers that takes a colorful, graphical approach to class rosters, schedules, grades, and notes.
MultiEducator today is pleased to introduce Teacher-Helper1.0.1 for iOS, its free, multi-function app for teachers that takes a colorful, graphical approach to class rosters, schedules, grades, and notes. Teachers can choose any of their classes from the chalkboard opening screen, revealing its full-screen bulletin board, which displays the days, times, and locations of the class. Color-coded file tabs offer instant access to Attendance, Participation, Assignments, Student Lists, and Notes & Emails. The app allows teachers to select how much each grade the student has received over the semester counts toward the final grade.
* Keep track of each of your different classes
* Maintain attendance records
* Follow student participation
* Post and track assignments
* Place your assignments on a calendar (iPad version includes a custom calendar)
* Grade assignments
* Write a note about a student
* Send a group email to all parents or students in a particular class
* Save a note and/or email the note to the student or to his/her parents, directly from within the app
* Calculate final grades (set percentages for weighted grading)
With bright colors and a classroom motif, Teacher-Helper is the ideal app for helping teachers keep all their records and notes in a single app. Not just a convenient alternative to paper records, the app takes advantage of the technology built into smart devices. For example, teachers can include thumbnail photos beside the name of each student; send emails directly to students and parents from within the app; send group emails; quickly email administrators; allow the app to calculate final grades, specifying the weighting of each test, quiz, project, assignment, and daily participation grade; and set an alert notification 5 or 10 minutes before a class ends.
Open Science Lab der Technischen Informationsbibliothek
Das Open Science Lab ist ein 2013 gegründetes Team an der Technischen Informationsbibliothek(TIB), das Webanwendungen für Wissenschaftler ausprobiert und weiterentwickelt.
Das Web prägt die Art, wie ForscherInnen arbeiten. Heute sind E-Mail, Google und PDFs selbstverständlich, aber die Entwicklung bleibt hier nicht stehen:
Social software: Werkzeuge wie Blogs, RSS, Twitter und Social Network-Dienstemachen die Kommunikation schneller und einfacher. Es wird leichter, von FachkollegInnen Feedback zu vorläufigen Ergebnissen zu bekommen. Oder, aus der entgegengesetzten Perspektive, ForscherInnen bei Ihrer laufenden Arbeit über die Schulter zu schauen. Auf Blogs werden traditionelle Forschungspublikationen oft besprochen und kritisiert. (Post publication peer review.)
Open Collaboration: Auf kollaborativen Plattformen wie Github, Wikis (wieOpenWetWare) und Stack Exchange (wie MathOverflow) ist es möglich, schnell und einfach zu Projekten Dritter beizutragen.
Open Access: Preprint-Server wie arXiv und Golden Road Journals erlauben es, Forschungsergebnisse schneller und weiter zu verbreiten, als dies mit bedrucktem Papier oder Closed Access möglich war. Forschungsergebnisse können durch offene Primärdaten und Werkzeuge besser reproduziert werden. Die mit Open Access kompatible Lizenz CC-BY ist aber auch ein populäres Mittel geworden, um den Remix multimedialer Inhalte zu unterstützen, und um Inhalte in die Wikipedia integrieren zu können.
Twitter has announced a new custom timeline feature that will allow users to curate feeds by dragging and dropping individual tweets. The feature is coming first to Tweetdeck, but the company is also releasing a beta API that will allow developers to tap into the feature.
Custom timelines will have their own links and can also be embedded on other sites. Twitter says the feature will roll out over the next few days to TweetDeck on the Web, Chrome and PC, while an updated Mac app is “coming soon.”
The solution should serve as a decent alternative to the existing lists feature, while also putting some pressure on Storify. For instance, custom timelines could be used for Q&As, breaking news and tracking commentary alongside sporting and entertainment events.
re you struggling to get more traffic? Believe me, I know how you feel. You’ve probably tried all techniques and methods you find on Internet but nothing works and you are not receiving desired number of visitors.
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use.
In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.
Increasingly, we’re hearing about the need for curation. Attend this session and understand why curation is important and how it will impact your role. We will define curation, including the various types and levels: aggregation, filtering, elevation, mash or match-ups, and timelines. You’ll see examples of each that show the value curation adds to learning programs, as well as techniques that contributed to the examples. Learn:
How to define curation, and the core types that will impact learning.
David Needle of Tab Times recently wrote, “Back in the mid-1980s, Apple’s Macintosh helped launch a new industry, desktop publishing. Can the iPad similarly be the device of choice for a new generation of content creators?Scoop.it sure hopes so. The company [last week] released the first iPad app version of its social curation platform with an eye toward turning content consumers into content creators. ‘It’s a publishing by curation platform. You can enrich content with your own insight,’ Scoop.it co-founder and CEO, Guillaume Decugis, said in a demo interview with TabTimes.”
Needle continues, “Scoop.it for iPad lets you find articles, videos, visuals and other content on niche or so-called ‘long tail’ topics in two ways; either the established community of ‘passionate curators’ or the system’s ‘dynamic topic suggestion engine’.The suggestion engine is kind of Scoop.it’s secret sauce. The proprietary search engine is powered by big-data semantic technology that the company says crawls and qualifies more than 10 million web pages daily.Scoop.it also features a community of curators who have already indexed and shared over 50 million pieces of content on topics of interests.”
Heiko Idensen's insight:
Very useful for "quick" curating, smart interface, liquid handling :-)
... But sharing is very reduced -compared to the browser solution via Bookmarklet, which also works fine with iPads Safari. With iPad App you can only share to ONE network (only twitter & facebook or mail!), not wordpress, googleplus, limkedin, facebook-group ... Which works wunderful with the bookmarklet :-(
"Brickflow is a web app which allows you to easly collect content from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube and to package it up in a visual tile grid that can be viewed as a slideshow and which can be easily published, shared and embedded on the web.
With Brickflow you can build a visual story either by collecting stories and resources using hashtags or by searching..."