The Scoop.it curation experience has now been simplified to a unified view!
No need go back and forth between different pages anymore: you can now view your topic and access your suggested content on the same unique page. When on your topic page, just click on the "Suggested Content" button to view your suggestions.
The most common and fundamental questions that come up whenever I talk about content curation (especially in the context of content marketing) is how “How can you use other people’s content? How does that work with copyright, fair use and more generally ethics?” This is a topic that I have covered before in two earlier blog posts, but since it’s central to curation, it is worth revisiting once again.
"Finding ways to keep track of what’s happening in the world and in various markets can be pretty difficult, especially on mobile devices. People are interested in seeking out new ways to allow them to get information that’s relevant and important to them.
Apps to help with this problem include Flipboard, a popular social news aggregator that has helped to change the way people consume content,Zite, Cir.ca, and Summly. Now, Clipped is seeking to take its place as one of those services and has launched its iOS and Android apps to help optimize the way people consume the news on their mobile devices.
Created by Tanay Tandon, Clipped’s original intent was to be something that the average teenager could use easily. He says that it was important for the user to be able to open up the application and immediately find the most important information in front of them.
Processing, Clipped believes that it allows it to generate comprehensive summaries of articles. As Tandon tells us:
"The technology grammatically analyzes text, and discovers which sentence structures hold the most important information. The algorithm diagrams sentences through a Part of Speech tagger, and can determine which information is dependent on other sections. Through a combination of statistics and keyword analysis, we are then able to rank chunks of information and select which regions of the sentences are most relevant. Clipped then re-reads its summary and makes sure that the selected information contextually makes sense. The algorithm then returns the top information as a bulleted list for the user to read..."
Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Ubuntu on phones comes Canonical's latest announcement: Ubuntu on tablets. This is, in many ways, a no-brainer: Android and iOS have already demonstrated that the same OS can work on both form factors.
I spoke with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project and currently VP of Products atCanonical, about Ubuntu for tablets and phones. He was noticeably excited about the news, and reiterated several times that this will be “one Ubuntu” on multiple platforms: desktops, phones, and tablets. This has a number of very interesting ramifications.
While it’s the same distribution codebase, each platform uses a Linux kernel tailored for the specifics of the target hardware. This puts Ubuntu in a class by itself when compared to other multi-device strategies. iOS and Android are well suited for handsets, but don’t perform well — if at all — in traditional desktop environments. Even Microsoft’s efforts aren’t unified, what with Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows RT, etc. Apps written for Ubuntu desktops will run on Ubuntu phones and tablets.
Ask3 records and delivers your voice, drawings, and images to your class. Students can quickly ask and answer each other's questions with text or with their own videos.
Students that use Ask3 have the unique ability to share their knowledge and questions through videos that can be viewed by the entire class. This open forum helps teachers understand what information their students know and don't know, which allows them to more easily fill knowledge gaps for their students.
Tweet I have written and spoken extensively about the use of Twitter in education: as one social network tool to connect, collaborate and amplify ...
There are different sides to Twitter as a Curation tool:
Taking advantage of a network of curators working for you (building your own customized network), consuming their curated information
Collecting, organizing, connecting, attributing, interpreting, summarizing the vast amount of information that comes across your desk/ feed /books/articles/etc. for YOURSELF!
Becoming consciously the curator for others for a particular niche, area of expertise or interest. Disseminate resources, add value, put in perspective, create connections, present in a different light/media/language.
Real time curation allows you to be part of an event, that you physically might not be attending or being on the opposite end allows you to be the bridge for others to participate at an event where you are present, but your network is not." (Theresa Allen@tdallen5)
Compare Amplify vs BagTheWeb vs BlogBridge vs CIThread vs Chripstory vs ConnectN vs Curated.by vs CurationStation vs Eqentia vs Flockler vs HabitStream vs KeepStream vs Knowledge Plaza vs Kweeper vs LinkedIn Today vs Storify vs Scoop.it ...
Andrew Douch wrote “the iPad is a swiss army knife of content-creation tools”. I read that sentence in his blogpost ‘How an iPad is a More Powerful Content-Creation Device Than a ...
The iPad combines so many content-creation tools in one device, that it truly is a ‘swiss army knife’. Right there from the same device (without any external supplementary tools, and with a few cheap apps), students have the opportunity to create podcasts, screencasts, movies, blogs, microblogs, websites, eBooks, wikis, electronic portfolios, animated cartoons, comics, annotated PDFs, annotated pictures, photos, paintings, drawings et
Heiko Idensen's insight:
Interesting Idea: iPad as an universal Content Curation device
While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.
Which is why I had a few of my students experimenting with Scoop.it this week: .. Specifically, they put together this collection of resources spotlighting the range of perspectives people have on New York City's decision to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
Designed to give users the chance to create curated collections of resources on topics that they are interested in, Scoop.it is a wicked mashup of digital goodness - part feed reader, part blogging tool, and part social bookmarking service. ... Basically, Scoop.it can become a one-stop shop for (1). teaching kids to search, (2). giving kids chances to manage information, to evaluate sources and to build collections and (3). allowing kids to easily publish content on topics that they care about.
Slides of talk at DataWeek 2012 by Guillaume Decugis, Co-Founder & CEO of Scoop.it. From introduction of presentation: "We engineers love data and algorithms. They help create amazing things. But if and when we forget that people create data and that data can be improved by people, we will miss the promise of Big Data. It's time we all thought of this not as social vs algorithm but as humanrithm." "Curation starts when Search stops working" - Clay Shirky