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Content and Curation for Nonprofits
Nonprofits struggle with finding the time to create content, but the secret is repurposing, reimagining and curating
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Engaging Content Ideas | Social Media Today

Engaging Content Ideas | Social Media Today | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Finding content to post on social media platforms can be incredibly challenging. While it may be easy to know what your friends will like on you personal page when you post, it is much more difficult to know what your target audience will like on your business page.
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This is a very useful tip sheet to have for a brainstorming session for content strategy.


Facebook

Vintage Photos

Trending Picks

Quotes

Fill in the Blanks
Polls


PInterest

Inspiration Boards

Staff Photos

Event Photos

Holiday Theme Boards

Infographics


Twitter

Stats

Questions

Quotes

Articles

Tips and Tricks
Event Hashtags 


LinkedIn

Detailed Content
Ask Questions in Groups

E-Books


Instagram 

Employee Photos

Behind the Scenes

Products

Videos

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 10, 7:44 PM

a handy guide to what to post where. 

Khaled El Ahmad's curator insight, April 12, 3:04 AM

I share Three types of content: Brand, Sector & Shareables
And here are some good examples of Shareables: 

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Why We Choose What We Choose (Upwell Curation Criteria) | Upwell

Why We Choose What We Choose (Upwell Curation Criteria) | Upwell | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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This is a great example of an organizational strategy for content curation that lays out why they select and share content with their network.

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Inventing the future of publishing through human curated big data

Semantic technology has been around for years and was supposed to save us from information overload. So far, it failed. The Semantic Web or Web 3.0 is still Tim Berners-Lee's dream, and good old Web 2.0 keeps drowning us in oceans of content. But while social media is certainly the cause of this deluge of information, it can also be the solution: first, as it provides us with a huge amount of data that we can use to qualify this information through big data technology; second, because it educated and created a need for millions to become human curators. By combining algorithms and humans, we reinvent media while bringing the meaning back to the Web.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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related to this conversation? 

https://twitter.com/RobinGood/status/453190878644166656

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:33 AM

Excelente apresentação de Gillaume Decujis, co-fundador e atual presidente da Scoop.it, sobre alternativas para tirar proveito da inundação de dados que tomou conta da web e transformá-los em informaçoes de relevo.

Becky Mowat's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:32 AM

Wow!This is slideshare is a must read for all of us insomniac curators! Find out how our "humanrithms"  help us to curate! You will feel better about spending  wee hours curating with this excellent slideshare about how Big data+Human Curation=Clever Publishing and Sharing!! Thankyou for an excellent and funny slideshare  Guillaume Decugis,  Co-Founder and CEO of Scoop.it!

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The Questions that a Content Curator Asks

The Questions that a Content Curator Asks | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 5:51 PM

A visual guide to critical thinking. Can print for classroom display

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 5:52 PM

isual guide to critical thinking. print or post to share with students

 

Charlotte Walters's curator insight, April 11, 5:24 AM

Hello, Year 9! 

Here is an excellent resource regarding questions that a critical thinker asks whilst reading. I believe this will be incredibly useful for you as you develop your chapter summary for chapter four of The Outsiders which is due at the end of this week. Remember - you can present your chapter summary in any way you wish - a story board, a mind map, a Prezi, a short multimedia presentation, whatever takes your fancy. 

As a critical thinker, you will need to develop the skills to read between the lines of what the author (in this case, S. E. Hinton) is describing through the text. This infographic provides you with some questions to help you get into the role of a critical thinker, and get you started on your project.  

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 7, 8:22 AM

We've been analyzing the data from millions of curated pieces and looked at:

- Content curation traffic sources: Search vs Social

- Which social networks bring the most traffic? The best traffic?

- How often should you publish content?

- How's content quality impacting traffic?

- mobile vs desktop

- Social graph vs interest graph

... and what take aways this meant for content curators. 


Enjoy!


And tell us what you think: does it match your own experience?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 8:49 AM

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

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6 Ways to Create Great Content in Only 15 Minutes a Day

Business owners and marketers are under such time pressure. How can they have an effective web presence and keep the business going at the same time? This guide provides helpful tips to keep the content flowing when time is short


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GKAnanthram's curator insight, February 24, 12:55 AM
Plan and allot the reasonable minimum time for each of the positive prospect ; do not chase a crooked shadow or a mirage !
Ali Anani's curator insight, February 24, 9:18 PM

A well-thought writing process

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Study: Online Content Creators Outnumber Consumers 2,000 To 1

Study: Online Content Creators Outnumber Consumers 2,000 To 1 | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

why bWASHINGTON—According to a study published Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for every person who reads, listens to, or watches some form of media on the internet, there are approximately 2,000 individuals engaged in creating new online ...

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why being a content curator is important

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The importance of discovery and organization in the curation process

The importance of discovery and organization in the curation process | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it




Via Ally Greer
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Dennis O'Connor - a fellow curator here on Scoop.it gives a reminder about the importance of having multiple sources for content discovery - and being organized.   One of the features I like best about Scoop.It is that you can tag your articles.  Makes it easy to go back and find stuff later.   


Here's what Ally Greer highlighted in her scoop.


Develop multiple sources for your topics
It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.


Tag your posts
Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:33 AM

Thinking across systems to write without plagiarizing.

creditrepairaid's comment, April 3, 12:19 AM
Thats interesting
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Thats interesting
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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.


Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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Critical Thinking is the killer tool of content creators.  

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Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 5:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, February 15, 5:00 PM

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 3:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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Putting Curation to Work at Your Organization: Curated Resources from #ASTDTK14 | David Kelly

Putting Curation to Work at Your Organization: Curated Resources from #ASTDTK14 | David Kelly | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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excellent PPT and list of resources

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Custom Timelines | Twitter Developers

Custom Timelines | Twitter Developers | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Custom timelines give you more control over how Tweets are organized and delivered on the Twitter platform.
Beth Kanter's insight:

Using Tweetdeck you can created curated collection of tweets from an event, theme, or whatever you want.


Custom timelines are a new type of timeline you control: you create the timeline, give it a name, and select which Tweets to add, either by hand or programmatically using the API. Timelines are public, have their own pages on twitter.com, and can easily be embedded on your website.


Tweetdeck can be used to set it up

https://blog.twitter.com/2013/custom-timelines-in-tweetdeck



Here's an example of digital diplomacy from 2013 that was crowdsourced but looks like tweets were added manually

https://twitter.com/DigiDiplomats/timelines/415170730041425920


Not sure why I would use this in lieu of Storify which can capture other types of resources.   





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Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather

Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

"Block babies, Upworthy, twerking, annoying friends, awful coworkers, and anything else you hate with things you'd rather see, like cats."


Via Robin Good
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More on filtering out the noise.

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Therese Torris's curator insight, January 15, 10:11 AM

It's pretty risky to filter information based on single keywords!

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, January 16, 4:02 AM

I can't wait to try this out! It would be great to be able to filter what I want to see, rather than rely on FB doing it for me & often getting it wrong!

laura mata's curator insight, January 16, 6:24 AM

Filtra los contenidos que sí o que  no sdeseas ver...

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, January 6, 2:54 AM

Wow, what a good structured Collection - thanks to Robin Good - his name is program :-)

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 16, 10:30 PM

Finding material can be a challenge, after all, there is so much out there. Robin Good shares some of his go to content discovery tools here.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, January 29, 4:59 AM

Great resourcerces about Content Discovery collected by

@Robin Good

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Another Description of Good Content Curation: Awesome Spotting

Another Description of Good Content Curation:  Awesome Spotting | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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I never thought of content curation like this - AWESOME spotting.   What is awesome?   Something that is relevant to your audience.

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Editorial Calendar on Twitter | Social Media Today

Editorial Calendar on Twitter | Social Media Today | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Shifting your social media marketing efforts from reactive, last minute posts to being pre-planned, proactive communications designed in advance to achieve a specific goal is an ambition that every social media marketer should aspire to.
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What Actually Makes Things Go Viral Will Blow Your Mind. (Hint: It's Not Headlines Like This.) - Upworthy Insider

What Actually Makes Things Go Viral Will Blow Your Mind. (Hint: It's Not Headlines Like This.) By now it’s fairly well known that we care a lot about headlines here at Upworthy. We write at least 25...
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THe secret to Upworthy Curation?   


Our top curators comb through hundreds of videos and graphics a week, looking for the 5-7 that they’re confident are super-shareable. That’s not a typo: We pay people full-time to curate 5-7 things a week. What are they doing with all that time? Partly, crafting headlines. Mostly? Finding really great stuff people will want to share with everyone they know.


H/T @Guillaume Decugis 


http://sco.lt/6u3qwT

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malek's comment, April 9, 2:30 PM
All about perceived value in a world where perception is the only reality.
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The age of curation: From abundance to discovery

The age of curation: From abundance to discovery | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

As power shifts to consumers—who can program their own content using powerful technology and simple interfaces—curation moves out of the hands of professionals and into communities, platforms and algorithms. 


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mark ivey 's curator insight, March 9, 9:31 AM

Excellent piece filled with stats and studies illustrating how content creation, distribution and curation are shifting...more consumer driven, from multiple platforms and players, and more automation. Companies will be challenged to stay on top of these trends, and continue creating high quality, consumer focused content that "surprises" its readers (vs churning out predictable content). Creativity and innovation will be even more critical as we move ahead...

David Enríquez's curator insight, March 18, 2:31 AM
Los resultados de la encuesta destacan tres tendencias clave en 2013: 1. El aumento del consumo individual y social impulsado por smartphones y tablets.2. El fin de la escasez de contenidos, la distribución digital logra la ubicuidad.3. Un alejamiento de la propiedad habilitada por redes "always-on".
Carolyn Black's curator insight, March 20, 4:11 AM

Fascinating data-driven information about online curation.

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6 Best Practices for Content Curation [Infographic]

6 Best Practices for Content Curation [Infographic] | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, February 1, 6:06 PM

6 recommendations for CURATED CONTENT, in an infographc (with paragraphs?)


At last I understand why an edited title is recommended.  It's so your post does not compete in search with the original for the same keywords.


If you like this scoop, please consider a thumbs up or share.

Therese Torris's curator insight, March 6, 6:53 AM

... there is always more from coming from Curata...

Mika Auramo's curator insight, March 17, 11:21 PM

Kuratointivinkkejä

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Why lean is the future of content marketing

You've heard it before: you need a content strategy. But how can you make it impacting without huge budgets and resources? 


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aanve's curator insight, February 28, 6:41 PM

www.aanve.com

 

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b2interactive's comment, March 6, 8:38 AM
Establishing quality should be the first step. If you start fast and focus on production, the quality will suffer and might not ever catch up. Less is more here.
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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written by Dennis Shiao and published on Scoop.it Blog:
"Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before.
Wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators.
Let’s consider seven habits:


1. Focus on Goals

What are your goals around content curation? If you can’t answer that question, stop right now. Stop reading this post, too. Go answer the question, then return when you’re done.


2. Have Empathy

You’ll need to have empathy for your target audience. In other words, the better you understand their thoughts, interests and challenges, the more effective you’ll be at content curation.

3. Be Careful, Cautious and Selective
Make sure you read (and digest) every piece of content you curate. Curate high quality content only, leaving the marginal pieces to the proverbial cutting room floor.

4. Editorialize
Don’t just share content, tell us why you like (or dislike) the piece. What can your target audience learn from reading it and what are the key takeaways? In a sense, editorializing creates a nice blend of creation and curation.

5. Provide Attribution
Providing attribution shows respect and helps drive visibility and awareness to content authors. As you curate, look up the author of the article (or blog post) and explicitly acknowledge them.

6. Understand What’s Timely and Trending
Sharing fresh milk is good. Sharing spoiled milk is rotten.
If you find content that is time sensitive, consider whether the “sharing window” has already passed.

7. Have an Eye for a Great Title
Not everyone will be as thorough as you when reviewing content. A lot of people will click on a link solely because of a compelling title. As you sharpen your curating skills, you’ll begin to figure out what separates great titles from good titles. If you come across a great article that has just a good title, consider changing the title text when you curate..."

Read full original article here:
http://blog.scoop.it/2014/02/13/7-qualities-of-highly-effective-content-curators/


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 10:34 AM

Great tips for new or would-be curators

Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 18, 4:16 PM

The content you share (the articles or what ever) is how you attract the people who are interested in what you have to offer.  What do you need to do to get their attention?

Therese Torris's curator insight, February 19, 1:29 AM

There are 100s of very similar lists of basic advice. I scoop one every now and then because, at the end of the day, it's the basic priorities that cost us most when we  fail to meet them. Thus, this is good advice for beginners as well as other content curators

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A Web and Social Publishing Editorial Calendar For WordPress: CoSchedule


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Could be useful for blog schedule.

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 3, 8:55 AM



CoSchedule is a Wordpress plugin which allows anyone to draft, edit, schedule and organize an editorial posting calendar that integrates both full content and news articles management as well as all social media posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and Google+.


You can visually arrange, change, modify any post and plan exactly the date and time at which it will go out on a standard looking calendar.


A great helper for anyone needing to manage in an organized way blog posts as well as social media updates alone or in a distributed team.


Free 14-day trial. ($10/mo) - http://coschedule.com/pricing 


Try it out now: https://coschedule.com 


Features: http://coschedule.com/features 


More info: http://coschedule.com/write-a-review 


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Claudia Beggiato's curator insight, January 9, 4:13 AM

Write ones and share : it's a fantastic way to save time.

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Content Curators Read Before They Share

Content Curators Read Before They Share | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Good question that helps you know the difference between sharing and curation.

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Content Marketing Tools: The Ultimate List - Curata Blog

Content Marketing Tools: The Ultimate List - Curata Blog | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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4 Steps to an Awesome Content Calendar (and 6 Things You Need on It)

4 Steps to an Awesome Content Calendar (and 6 Things You Need on It) | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Want to organize your content marketing campaigns more effectively? Here's 4 steps to an awesome content calendar (and 6 things you must have on it).
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Gives the breakdown of how to put together a content calendar.

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Five Forms of Filtering

Five Forms of Filtering | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
We create economic value out of information when we figure out an effective strategy that includes aggregating, filtering and connecting. The three steps interact and reinforce each other - and suc...

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Older post from 2010 but makes some good points about the sense-making process.

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steve batchelder's curator insight, January 15, 4:39 AM

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