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Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation
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Here's How to Use Content Curation as a Powerful Brand Builder

Here's How to Use Content Curation as a Powerful Brand Builder | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
Part of a good content marketing strategy, content curation is the art of finding, selecting, and sharing the best, most relevant content related to a particular theme or topic.
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This article is from Socialmediatoday along with great infographics with curated information that is packed with ideas and strategies to help you create an impact.

Here are some gems that caught my attention:

Curate, organize and gather information around a theme.  - know your audience, find highly useful insights, tips, strategies to help them solve a problem - share it where your audience is

Repackage or repurpose your original or curated content - tie it to a trend or hot topic, industry news, world news - give additional information, resources or insights

Mashup - Juxtapositions - merge existing content to create a new point of view

Elevation - Identify a larger trend/insight from smaller regular musings

Chronology - Organize historical information by time to show how understanding has evolved

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering, Curation, Social Business and Beyond

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Infographic credits: There many credits for the infographics and they can be found near or within each of them.

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:45 AM

Magnifique infographie sur le pourquoi du comment de la Curation de Contenus dans une stratégie de Branding.

Ignacio Fernández Alberti's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:29 PM

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To Pinterest, A Love Letter

To Pinterest, A Love Letter | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This wonderful piece was written by Lisa Barone on Outspoken Media. I loved reading this because her insights are right on the money. How do I know? Because I've been on Pinterest for a week and this social network takes you beyond all the buzzwords, the how to articles and lets you connect with others in ways that have the potential to create deeper engagement that can is definitely beginning to show ROI in more ways than one.

Feel free to follow me on Pinterest at

or visit my topic on content curation at

Here's an excerpt that captures the essence of what she is saying. I highly recommend you read the comments as well.


"Anyone who knows me will tell you: I’m completely commitment phobic. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of emerging social media networks. I cringe whenever a new one is released because I simply Can’t.

"For me, the social network doing that right now is Pinterest.Wait? Pinterest? Is that really anything more than an outlet for pictures of sleeping cats, fancy home décor and items deemed orange?

It is.

I’ll tell you why I love it and why, as a brand, you should love it too.

****One of the great things social media has done is that it’s undeniably changed the way businesses and consumers are able to interact.

****It broke through an imaginary wall that had long divided the two and allowed businesses to share parts of themselves which, in turn, allowed consumers to seek out businesses that are weird in the same way or that believed in the same things.

Last November I spoke at TEDx about how through the Web, weird became profitable.

****Weird became something businesses could leverage. To me, that’s where social media is most effective –

****when businesses use weird to be strategically authentic and show customers their essence. It’s when they let certain parts of themselves hang out so their customers can get to know whose behind the product or service that they love so much.

And that’s what Pinterest does really well. It epitomizes what is right and powerful in social media. Sure, Mashable may still use it to hoard marketing infographics for page views, but that’s not how it’s most effective.

**Pinterest works best when brands show customers what’s going on below the surface".

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

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janlgordon's comment, January 13, 2012 12:07 AM
Thank you for this wonderful post on Pinterest!
maxOz's comment, January 13, 2012 12:12 AM
I love it as well, glad you enjoyed it x Michele
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GetVega is a Pinterest-Like Visual Clipping Tool - Check This Out!

GetVega is a Pinterest-Like Visual Clipping Tool - Check This Out! | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

Robin Good: GetVega is a Pinterest-like visual clipping tool, which allows you to create lists and visual collections of commercial products while easily capturing selective info relative to each one (cost, size, weight, price, etc.). 


As I have been writing, one of the key next evolutionary areas for content curation tools, is the delivery format. It is on this front that there are lots of marvellous opportunities yet to be tapped. And GetVega is one of the first curation tools to do a great job on this front.  

In fact, one key feature inside GetVega is the ability to display curated collections in one of three different visual formats, depending on the type of list and use you want to make of it. One such display format is extremely effective and valuable as it makes it easy to "compare" products and info within one collection.

GetVega provides a Google Chrome extension that allows you to easily clip one or more images from any product page, as well as any specific product info text or video.

Check out for example this curated collection of iPad alternatives: You can see at a glance the different tools and their key specs. 


Collections can be set to be either "public" or "private" and can be easily shared on 


Similar "product curation tools" include:
Polyvore, Wanelo, Bagcheck, Curisma, OpenSky, Lyst  


Recommended. 8/10

Try it out now: 

Via Robin Good
janlgordon's comment, January 28, 2012 3:20 PM
Looks interesting, just signed up:-)
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Talk Show Launches On Tumblr Shot Entirely On iPhones…By The Guests

Talk Show Launches On Tumblr Shot Entirely On iPhones…By The Guests | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This piece was written by Megan O'neill in Socialtimes today. It should be very interesting to watch it's progress, if it's successful, lots of new and creative shows could emerge on Tumblr as a result.


"What happens when two guys that are constantly wearing plaid shirts get together for a few beers? Well, they come up with the idea to do a talk show all about plaid that’s shot entirely on iPhones, of course".

The show is called Plaid Forever and it launched today on Tumblr.

Plaid Forever is the brainchild of Michael Krivicka of Thinkmodoand his friend Andrew—two plaid loving guys that live in New York. Michael told me via email, “It all started with Andrew and I.

We are great friends and are constantly wearing plaid shirts. One day we thought: let’s do a plaid themed website! The idea was very broad at first and then we narrowed it down to a talk-show type format that will live on the web.”They launched the show today.

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