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Will Twitter Become The Twitter News Network ?

This was posted by Gordon Macmillan on The Wall Blog


Curated by JanLGordon covering Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond


Great discussion here between futurists Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency discussing where Twitter is going."


In this talk, both Gerd Leonhard & Ross Dawson say the Twitter News Network will become bigger than CNN. Right now CNN is using a combination of Youtube, Skype and Twitter to deliver the most up to breaking news as it happens, this is only the beginning, it will be interesting to watch this unfold.


http://wallblog.co.uk/2011/10/07/the-future-of-twitter-the-twitter-news-network/



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CNN's $20M Hedge On Zite Values Aggregation Biz Over Original News

CNN's $20M Hedge On Zite Values Aggregation Biz Over Original News | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This is the first of many acquisitions by companies like CNN to continue to serve their audience by giving them what they're going to do anyway - choose their own programs. 

 

Intro:

 

The next time you click an item on Zite, the personalized iPad magazine CNN acquired this week for a reported $20 million, odds are you won't be clicking on an article from CNN. Here's why:

 

For Zite pulls content from hundreds of thousands of sources, as CEO Mark Johnson tells Fast Company, which leaves little chance that you'll see links to CNN, unless Zite's algorithm learns your tastes and determines you have a penchant for Wolf Blitzer's blog (and/or beard).

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

That's suprising, because, traditionally, news outlets have aggressively lusted after your attention. When a news story breaks, The New York Times wants you reading The New York Times--not the Wall Street Journal. Similarly, when you turn on the TV after work, CNN wants you tuning to CNN for your news--not MSNBC or Fox.

 

But with the acquisition of Zite, CNN's own product could soon (and most likely will) be telling you to read another source for your news, possibly even a competitor like

"No, not at all," Estenson says. "I look at this as only additive to CNN's core business. Millions and millions of people love CNN and turn to it in times of breaking news, global crisis, and for our original reporting.

 

At the same time, one of our missions in digital is to create products that people love. ite does is it plays more to your passions--more to your interests.

Those type of stories have less breaking news momentum. For us, it's about helping people discover a wider array of content and stories that they're interested in."

 

http://www.fastcompany.com/1777465/with-zite-cnn-places-value-on-aggregation-not-original-content

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Could The Future of Twitter be Twitter News Network? I say yes!

Two of my favorite people - Ross Dawson & Gerd Leonhard talk about the future of Twitter.  This makes sense - could it actually be Twitter News Network? My answer is yes!

 

There is definitely a huge opportunity here.....listen and see what they're talking about........great stuff!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJoekrmoApM&feature=youtu.be

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Curation vs. Creation: Why Content Curation Benefits Everyone

Jennifer Cohen wrote this piece and reminds us of the benefits of content curation to navigate through the clutter, find trusted sources and get the news and informaton we need to know on any given topic.


Here's what caught my attention:


With the growth of social media and communication tools online, a new role for editors and reporters has evolved into something more synonymous with a personal tour guide or, as Josh Stemberg of Stemberg Strategics puts it: the journalistic curator. A good curator has already identified where to search and can share this path with his audience.


For example, Tumblr provides its users with curated topic pages that help them to discover content. On each page, contributors and editors curate displays tags which users can follow and have updates sent directly to their dashboard. Each page also displays the most popular posts within the topic pages.


But, in addition to providing information in an organized, easy to discover way, these curation tools also need to establish credibility among their users. In this vain, tools like Tumblr promote and publish content that comes from trusted sources, which include major traditional news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, or NPR.


Conversely, the publications gain visibility among the niche followers of these same curators for whom they provide content.


**This in turn enables them to maintain readership levels and brand loyalty. What has developed is a mutually-dependent, but also mutually-beneficial relationship between content curators, creators, and readers alike – a marriage between traditional and non-traditional information sources. (Yes!)


http://snoo.ws/index.php/2011/09/24/curation-vs-creation-why-content-curation-benefits-everyone/

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News360 2.0 Personalizes News Aggregation

News360 2.0 Personalizes News Aggregation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I just ran across this post from August 10th, I didn't see this before and maybe some of you didn't.  The new personalization layer in News360 is still automated, but it harnesses the user's own human qualities.

 

Here's an intro:

 

"News360, a news reader app available on most mobile devices and tablets, has just announced version 2.0, which adds a layer of personalization to the news shown to each user, whereas it was just an aggregator before."

 

News360, a news reader app available on most mobile devices and tablets, has just announced version 2.0, which adds a layer of personalization to the news shown to each user, whereas it was just an aggregator before. The update also launches a beta Web version of the service, so you can use it on the desktop. Finally, the new version adds a timeline view, which allows you to track a story's development over time.

 

When News360 launched, it simply pulled in coverage of stories from multiple sources, like Google News does, as well as Twitter discussions of the topic. It offered a few ways for users to go more in-depth, with image galleries, great definitions of terms and the ability to manually add more personalized feeds by topic. It certainly provided more content than a human-curated service, like Newsy, but it lacked that human quality of editorial discernment. The new personalization layer in News360 is still automated, but it harnesses the user's own human qualities.

 

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/news360_20_personalizes_news_aggregation.php

 

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