TubeChop is a free web service which allows you to select a specific portion of any YouTube video, and publish it as such.
How does it work? You simply input the URL of the video you want to "cut" or a keyword to search for any video matching your query.
Once you have loaded your chosen video you can manually select exactly the part of the video that you want to "chop out" and once you click the button "Update", you are immediately provided with a link and an embed code to share your excerpted video selection with anyone.
"...one area that still struggles with mobile is content publishing. For content format that are by essence “mobile”, no problem: photos, short videos, tweets, position/check-ins, status updates… But so far, this has excluded any publishing activity involving long form / richer content, such as creating a story and updating a blog.
Yes the world is replete with a million new tools all clamoring for attention and interaction. ...
Don't let Hunch.com's magical tool get lost in the tool stew. Hunch.com is a magical mystery tour of a tool. Its crisp, clean and immediately easy to understand user interface makes you want to jump in and start making recommendations.
In the distributed social web, all audiences have the size of 1, and no single audience experience is ever the same. In other words, unless you follow the exact same people that I do, your content experience will be different from mine. My personal curators might share a particular article with greater or less frequency than yours, and we will both naturally, and as frequently as daily, adjust our social graphs to optimize for the most relevant curated experience.
In the distributed social web, where every participant is a content producer, the audience must curate the curators!
Today content curation is "sold", promoted and marketed as the latest and trendiest approach to content production, SEO visibility, reputation and traffic building. But is it really so? Is it really true that by aggregating many content sources and picking and republishing those news and stories that you deem great is really going to benefit you and your readers in the long run? Is the road to easy and effortless publishing via curation tools a true value creation business strategy, or just a risky fad? How can one tell?
Robin Good clarifies few key points in his article:
1. Curation can be effective only...
2. Shallow curation efforts...
3. Curation is an effective means to...
4. The key element that makes curation work is the competence...
For these reasons, Robin Good thinks that much of the apparent new curation work being done is bound to be soon disappointed by the results it will gain.
Robin Good's goal is to help you understand how you can start to evaluate and distinguish value-creating content curation, from shallow aggregation, noise-making republication and pure content regurgitation before it is too late or someone else in your same niche will have done it before you.
How Do You Recognize a Quality Content Curator:
- Optimizes titles...
- Edits / rewrites titles...
- Formats curated content with microscopic precision...
- Selects and adds relevant images...
- Excerpts selected text...
- Writes his/her own intro...
How Do You Recognize a Wasteland-Filler - Aggregator - Republisher?
Another great video interview from Howard Rheingold, this time with "Collective Intelligence" guru Pierre Levy.I found this video very insightful nonetheless the answers and explanations Mr Levy provides are absolutely simple and clear to...
In this Age Of SuperAbundance, one of the things we need more than anything is trusted filters... We need folks whom we trust to lead us to where we would not go on our own. Ideally, these people will do more than just lead us to good work; they will expand our mind, and widen our social circles. But where are they?
Subpug is a new comfortable feeds reader for following websites, blogs, or news sources you know about. Subscribe to multiple websites and feeds for free, and read them in one place with social comments and filters. iPad compatible.
The site gives you the chance to read the themes which interest you in a reading friendly design with no visual clutter.
Another of the interesting things about this web service is that there are different categories that group together many of the main sources for that kind of information, or you can build your own/import your Google Reader OPML.
The set up process takes all of three seconds and you’re ready to read, mainly because there’s no sign up or log in of any kind.
Seth Godin latest article, entitled "the trap of social media noise", touches on one of the hot issues that boiling under the new content curation tools carnival.
Are we creating and leveraging these tools to regurgitate and spit out more noise, or are we working to build tools and to help others understand the value of distilling and making sense of the information wave surrounding us?
As Seth, correctly points out, to lead the way, to challenge new ground and not for the lowest common denominator is a scary proposition.
Nonetheless, many a curation tool is approaching the marketplace claiming as key benefits the zero-time-to-publish, frictionless content-gathering powers, super-easy sharing to multiple social networks and seo domination.
If this isn't an invitation to create yet more noisy content, with little or no value attached to it, then I fail to see where is this true invitation and support for making intelligent and truly valuable use of these tools.
The fad will soon vanish, as anyone will soon be able to clip, republish (in cool formats) and share in a matter of clicks, without needing a training on it. The ensuing noise tsunami will make it rapidly evident that it is not more content or information that we need, but humans -aided by intelligent tools- that can help others find and make sense of the information and resources out there.
"...either be better at pump and dump than anyone else, get your numbers into the millions, outmass those that choose to use mass and always dance at the edge of spam (in which the number of those you offend or turn off forever keep increasing)...
or Relentlessly focus.
Prune your message and your list and build a reputation that's worth owning and an audience that cares.
Only one of these strategies builds an asset of value."
If it's tough to read, this is your reading. 10/10
Numerous content curation platforms, tools and websites are emerging at a rate of knots in 2011, making sense of the social web, and the mountain of content to be consumed. Here's a collection of some of the standout startups.
Mention the word “network” to most people and their reactions tend to sway between these two polar extremes. It’s either “crowdsourcing is the answer to everything” –or it’s a complaint that social networks like Facebook and Twitter are just “too full of chatter.”
If I have one takeaway from the GEO/Monitor Group conference on Networks earlier this week, it’s about how crucial the curator is in determining the difference between a successful network and one that simply makes lots of noise....
The new Paper.li bookmarklet enables publishers to instantly add any article, video or image to a current paper edition and automatically add new content from that same source to future editions the next time content is available...
Overcome information overload with real-time search software: Darwin Awareness Engine is designed to help professionals monitor what is happening over the Web relative to their topic of interest in real time..
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.