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A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse

A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Always appreciate Robin Good's reviews of new tools because they include a summary of what the tool does or doesn't do - with an expert lens, examples, and a curated set of review links. 

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Robin Good's comment, November 12, 2013 9:03 AM
RebelMouse was born to build a social media hub, but it does have strong aggregation, filtering and curation capabilities. SEO-wise it is not a great choice, but also Scoop.it has quite a few limits on this front. <br><br>Rebelmouse doesn't offer all of the extras Scoop.it has, from scheduling, to sharing to an extended number of social networks, to integration with newsletter and to the backend dashboard. <br><br>Scoop.it has also a better, cleaner and more legible format, that better lends itself to more in-depth reading than just browsing titles, images and tweets.
Stan Smith's comment, November 12, 2013 9:22 AM
While I still use RebelMouse I have disconnected all inbound links because it posts it wacky and I was always having to go back and edit stuff. Now that I post stuff manually with their applet it isn't so bad. I still prefer Scoop.it though.
Terheck's comment, November 12, 2013 4:12 PM
I use Rebelmouse for a while now, and I like it as a complementary tool to other Social Media tools. You can have a look at it on https://www.rebelmouse.com/Terheck/
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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Ever since we started to work on Scoop.it, we’ve had this question: is it fair to use other people’s content for your own good: in other words, how ethical is content curation? Is it even legal?
A quick look at history clearly shows that artists and scientists never created in a vacuum but have always leveraged pre-existing work to develop their own. And that’s for the greater good. Closer to us, there is a multitude of online media sites which embraced content curation as an alternative or a complement to the content they produce: the Huffington Post is a famous example but Upworthy and BuzzFeed are others and even the respected New York times started doing it.
Of course, such an answer won’t satisfy your legal department or your own need to have a more pragmatic answer. So as we’ve now been arounds for several years and, more importantly, have seen millions of users publish more than 100 million pieces of content, we feel we can not only give you a recap of the facts that make content curation ethical but also back that out with data. Continue reading →
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Tips and Tools for Creative Curation and Social Newsgathering — The Local News Lab — Medium

Tips and Tools for Creative Curation and Social Newsgathering - The Local News Lab - Medium
Twitter and Apple are both hiring journalists to curate their new news and events offerings and Twitter recently introduced their new…
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10 Tools Content Writers Will Love

10 Tools Content Writers Will Love | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
None of us were born content writers – we have to learn about SEO and how to pick a title that will drive traffic to our sites. Sometimes, we hit a slump. We just can’t seem to come up with an idea, break free of jargony language or stop writing wordy sentences. Well, luckily, we …
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Groupon - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Groupon - Timeline Photos | Facebook | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
We're contractually obligated to let you know every time the Banana Bunker is featured on our site. http://gr.pn/1NcSOIt
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Excellent example of engagement

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Social Sharing Habits: New Research Reveals What People Like to Share |

Social Sharing Habits: New Research Reveals What People Like to Share | | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Consumers Share “List” and “Why?” Posts the Most
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A Door In Germany Broke Down And The Most Memetacular Thing Happened

A Door In Germany Broke Down And The Most Memetacular Thing Happened | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Where IS the Techniker?
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The Ultimate Content Curation Tools Curated Collection by Robin Good

The Ultimate Content Curation Tools Curated Collection by Robin Good | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Robin Good has created a super map of content curation tools using PearlTrees, a visual list or bookmarking tool.    Pearltrees lets you organize large collections because it allows for sub-categories. Robin has organized his large collection in several ways to make it easier for the user to find the right tool.    


This illustrates a key content curation skill - organizing material to make it useful to people.     The organization of the collection makes it easy to find the right tool for the job - either by application or by format or technology. 


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Flegconsulting's curator insight, December 2, 2014 11:28 AM

Faire le tour des outils me permettant d'effectuer une veille documentaire sur l'activité économique

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How Authoritative Is Your Content? 7 Tools to Help You Find Out

How Authoritative Is Your Content? 7 Tools to Help You Find Out | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Want to know how your content and social profiles stack up? These tools can help.
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How to measure your content strategy

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Content is king: easy & simple ways to curate relevant content

Content is King: we've heard this sentence so much that for a lot of us it can become a factor of stress and frustration. Are you suffering content FOMO? Relax…
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Good example of the work flow

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socialcompany's curator insight, August 6, 2014 6:45 AM

convincing slides to explain how scoop.it works

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5 Ways To Prove To Your Boss You Need Content Curation

5 Ways To Prove To Your Boss You Need Content Curation | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Have You Made the Business Case For Content Curation? If not, this data will help persuade your management to invest in content curation.

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Good points to make the value proposition, works for nonprofits too.  Does not tackle the professional development angle.

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, July 31, 2014 10:25 PM

NUFF SAID!

J-Philippe Déranlot's curator insight, August 1, 2014 4:36 AM

Voici un billet utile pour qui veut comprendre la curation ... malgré l'inutilité de ce commentaire publié dans un de mes topics Scoop.it ;-)

Barbara Alevras, PMP's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:43 AM

Some great tips to help you promote the benefits of content curation as a key marketing activity.  Would any of these resonate with your boss?

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6 Ways to Filter the Internet and find Valuable Content

Content is King! Content is also EVERYWHERE... In your face with emails.. In your social streams, sponsored updates, every new app claims to be a "news feed but nobody has the time needed to read and sort through EVERY blog post! So why not use automation and dynamic apps to filter the internet based on your preferences allowing you to be more productive and read the stuff that is important to you and share that with your community! That is my focus and here are 6 of the tools I use to do this!


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Ally Greer's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:34 PM

Great tips & tools from Scoopiteer @Brian Fanzo!

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 31, 2014 6:54 AM

Este artículo es realmente interesante, qué sería de nosotros sin la curación de contenidos?, si es lo que realmente importa en la red.

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8 Tips for Crafting Brilliant Blog Post Titles That Get Clicks | Earnworthy

8 Tips for Crafting Brilliant Blog Post Titles That Get Clicks | Earnworthy | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
You’ve got mad skills as a writer, and can dish out blog posts like nobody’s business. Unfortunately, you keep realizing how badly your titles suck. What can you do to make your titles as good as the golden content you are generating? Writing a catchy title is all about grabbing your reader’s attention, and it’s [...]
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Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers

Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Do you want to discover how to market your business with visual content? This article will help you create the perfect image to improve your marketing.
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5 Steps to Personalize Repurposed Content for Your Target Audience

5 Steps to Personalize Repurposed Content for Your Target Audience | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Alexis, Kat, Jolina & Evan from #TeamTopRank brainstorming content. Repurposing content is most often a function of efficiency. Marketers investing in
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9 Visual Content Tools to Make You Look Like a Ninja

9 Visual Content Tools to Make You Look Like a Ninja | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
If you manage social media, creating visual content is becoming a bigger part of your job. But how do you create visual content that looks exceptional? Here are 9 tools.
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Content Marketing Editorial Calendar for WordPress - CoSchedule - @CoSchedule

Content Marketing Editorial Calendar for WordPress - CoSchedule - @CoSchedule | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress. Schedule blog posts with your team and automatically send messages to your social networks.
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NTEN: Change | March 2015

Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides: What's Next?
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AARP goes where the audience is.    1/3 of grandparents felt it was useful to connect with grandchildren online - felt it helped them understand each other better.    


60% of members between ages of 50-59 have smartphones and 76% check social channels on it.


Those number will trend higher as GenX becomes eligible for AARP membership this year.  


Data showing people over forty are using a specific platform - they read about it and then test.   That means they have presence in places like Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine LInkedIN. 
Majority of time is spent in places where audience is largest - Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter.

All state office are on Facebook.  Leaders and communications at affiliates are trained in social strategy and etiquette.   Jo Ann Jenkins - CEO tweeets.


Second largest demographic is Gen X - lloking for information re: tips for caregiving.  


Hyperlocal strategy to engage volunteers in an event via Twitter  ...


Aligned social media and broadcast TV --  full time social media trainer on their team to teach AARP staff volunteers how to stay connected. 


Experiment with younger audience segments.

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A Complete Guide To The Best Times To Post On Social Media (And More!)

Do you know the most effective times to post on social media, send an email, or publish a blog? We've broken down the data behind the most effective times to p…
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Ken Dickens's curator insight, March 24, 12:18 PM

A little long, but there are some clear directions in here. And it is not what you think!  Also, think about using this info to post at times when others are not posting. Less competition!  -Ken

 

www.2080nonprofits.org

Norman Reiss's curator insight, March 27, 9:18 AM

Great resource

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How to Start a Blog - The Free Beginner's Guide to Blogging

How to Start a Blog - The Free Beginner's Guide to Blogging | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Want to Start a Blog? This Free Guide is a blueprint that takes you from learning the basics of blogging to becoming a knowledgeable and talented blogger.
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9 Tools for Creating Shareable Visual Quotes

9 Tools for Creating Shareable Visual Quotes | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
If you're on social media for any length of time, you'l…
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Four Ways Content Marketing Builds on Thought Leadership

Four Ways Content Marketing Builds on Thought Leadership | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Content marketing is now an integral element of public relations and is an extension of the notion of thought leadership. It varies the thought leadership approach in four ways:
Beth Kanter's insight:

Good summary of why content marketing - which includes content curation is valuable to enterprise and some good thoughts on the value of having employees do it - not just the marketing folks.


From a pure practicality perspective, whilst thought leadership can be applied in a limited but still quite effective manner when adopting this antediluvian approach, it is simply not viable to apply it to content marketing:


• A primary reason for this is that content curation is more than just retweeting or otherwise sharing. There needs to be a qualitative value-add from the organisation to some degree some of the time (actually a lot of the time, but I’m taking the low [expectation] road here)


Involving employees in content creation educates employees on their industry which, one would think, helps them contextualise their work efforts and give them information to get better at their job, increasing productivity


• Employee involvement increases commitment to their organisation – likely to increase productivity – and helps them become a stronger organisational advocate


• Utilising normal (non-marketing Martians?) minimises the need to hire additional marketing employees and can optimise financial investment into the program – increasing productivity.


The most interesting and challenging aspect of this dimension, however, relates back to who are those doing the curating and how is this contextalised within an organisation’s branding?


• What are they commenting on?

• What is the nature of their value add?

• Is there a comms or marketing employee facilitating all this curation, or is it the relevant individual doing it solo after, perhaps, some initial briefing and some guidelines have been set? This relates to the third point I flagged above.


Fourthly, and this is perhaps the most fundamental aspect, the rationales driving the strategy will determine all of those issues noted above.


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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:26 AM

The image above amounts to a template for curating a digital space:

 

1. Find something timeless to curate.

2. Fit it into a pattern that makes sense.

3. Find a larger context for why this matters.

4. Share widely.

 

I think this fits into Harold Jarche’s simpler seek-sense-share framework.

 

Why does this matter?  If curation is all that Tufte and Bhatt say it is, then why aren’t scaffolds like these being used more often for training and in learning systems?  I am using the curation tool Scoop.it to do curation with my freshman comp students.  They use Scoop.it as their introductory platform  for beginning to acquire the skills  Tufte enumerates above that are part of the academic and business spaces they will eventually live in.  I am hoping they will demonstrate why it curation matters as they seek-sense-share their way to long and short form ‘texts’ that they will be writing all semester. That will include essays, tweets, G+ community posts, blog posts, research papers, emails, plusses, favs, instagrams, zeegas, slideshares, pictures, and a massive mobile presence from their own digital spaces.  Wish me luck.

Interesting links from article and from comments:

http://curation.wikispaces.com/General+References“Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship”: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137004864http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/potterhttp://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/http://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/curatorship-is-a-new-literacy-practice/http://luke-callahan.com/students-must-curate-create-a-portfolio/

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, February 14, 7:35 AM

"A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it."


Creo que esta definición zanja la discusión sobre si un "Content Curator" es una adaptación moderna al "Documentalista" de los medios tradicionales.


De muy recomendada lectura para los que nos dedicamos a la Curación de Contenidos.

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Check These 5 Tactics to Make Your Content Go Viral #infographic

Check These 5 Tactics to Make Your Content Go Viral #infographic | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it
We’ve shared other infographics on the elements of viral content and I’m always hesitant at pushing viral as a strategy. Viral content can bring brand awareness – we see that often with videos.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Beth Kanter's insight:

Very useful infographic summarizing the problems with content that isn't being shared and how to solve that problem.  I like the good practical tips for creating more "emotionally charged" content.   The other main points:


  • Lack of emotional appeal – people share content that generates curiosity, amazement, interest, astonishment, uncertainty, admiration and humor.
  • Not “Share Worthy” – people want to share it, it’s easy to share, it provides value, and it’s going to draw attention to those who share it.
  • Bad Timing – find the times of the day, week, season or event that the content is in demand and popular.
  • Poor Design – the layout, colors and visual appeal matters when it comes to sharable content. An investment in design is an investment in the likelihood it will be shared.
  • Poor Distribution – this is probably the one we see least deployed… distribute and promote your content across sites where it’s going to reach a large audience.



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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, July 7, 2014 11:07 AM

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, July 20, 2014 10:29 AM

Learn with pictures what makes content share-worthy, and even viral.