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Content Curation: Why Detecting Emerging Patterns Is Crucial?

Content Curation: Why Detecting Emerging Patterns Is Crucial? | Content and Curation for Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Romain Goday, wrote this piece for Darwin Ecosystems I've had some great discussions with Romain and he truly understands what it takes to be a relevant curator.

 

He lists the top reasons why content curators need to pay attention to them.

 

We all know the service Content Curators provide in cutting through the noise on the Web, and new tools that are coming out will enable more and more people to become curators.

 

This is what caught my attention:

 

** Successful Curators will need the tools that enable them to latch onto new trends in their area of expertise. 

 

Those who are able to discern patterns and report on them in a timely manner will

 

***Link together pieces of the information puzzle so that others may see what had previously been missed

 

***Provide insights on the significance of events

 

***Demonstrate how those events evolve

 

***The emergence of patterns is a sign that something is happening

 

***The ability to understand and Curate new patterns and generate buzz around them, is what stands Expert Curators above the growing crowd

 

Romain's own takeaway is that Patterns should be the starting point for Curation.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read the full article here: [http://bit.ly/sjRyc2]


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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

This slide Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011 by Corinne Weisgerber. 

 

I really liked her presentation, I'm sure you will too.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

She quotes from Robert Scoble, and I think he really captured the essence of a good curator.

 

"A curator is an information chemist . He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an information molecule then adds value to that molecule"

 

A few essential takeaways:

 

*Identify your niche

*Find content sources

*Aggregate what you observe

*Contextualize -

*(there are many ways to add context - you point out patterns, trends, pull out a few points that gives your readers the gist of what the article is about. Anything that helps others to find meaning and utilize the information in their business is what is important).

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

See full slideshow here [http://slidesha.re/sW85V6]


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 17, 2011 3:04 AM
I like her steps too, although I tend to present them in a more simplified way for my audience. Great find.
janlgordon's comment, November 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Hi Beth - Good point, the simpler the better, I agree with you:-)