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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.

 

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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"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/yMrqbx]


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

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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
Robin Good
This piece is excellent - thanks for sharing it!!