Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation
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Collector or Curator? Becoming a Social Connoisseur

Collector or Curator? Becoming a Social Connoisseur | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
It used to be that you were a wine or art collector to be considered a connoisseur. These curators of their personal taste and beauty would search for pieces that fit a collection they would be proud
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article by Bryan Kramer because it absolutely speaks to me and many of you!

Today’s modern day curator is a curator of knowledge. We have come to rely on the best to tell us what is good and what isn’t. Their history of shares heightens their status in some cases to social connoisseur, a title not easily earned.

Bryan asks this question: Have you ever read something that made you stop and think... and you saved it? You're a collector. The question is, how do you move from collector, to connoisseur?

There are 5 great takeaways in this piece......

Here's what caught my attention:

Understand the Shelf Life - News will always serve a purpose, but today’s news only last seconds. To build a story around something that drives a different perspective is what drives new opinions, conversations and communities. What you share reflects on your beliefs, so add something that lasts longer than a retweet.

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malek's curator insight, June 16, 2014 4:09 PM

Thought provoking article.

I had to stop and read "Goosebumps" twice, the down-to-earth notion of human touch mixed with quality content, is something to ponder and keep trying.

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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.
janlgordon's insight:

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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Why The Future of Curation is Evergreen

Why The Future of Curation is Evergreen | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
janlgordon's insight:

Angela Dunn has written a great piece on one of my favorite topics, curation - it was the lead post on our launh of Curatti last night.

What makes a good curator?

"You need to have the eye of an editor, a sense of taste like a chef, and your own unique Point of View. It is this Point of View – your taste – that can lead to authority and influence".

Jan Gordon:


Curators who are driven by passion and purpose will be very important to the business community in their chosen niche - it's crucial that we preserve this information for the future. That is why the future of curation is definitely evergreen.

Here are some highlights that caught my attention:

The amount of content is growing exponentially, but our time is limited. Curators are our filters for information overload – the editors of chaos.

The slew of content curation tools that emerged gave way to algorithms. Can a machine have a Point of View? Machines can influence your Point of View. The danger is they can also create a filter bubble.

It is human insight coupled with machine results that can define the very best information edited from a trusted curator’s Point of View.

Evergreen posts, such as “Curating Content for Thought Leadership”,, written by Angela in 2010 are important in that they stand the test of time.  All good blogs need some such articles.

The above, along with all of Angela's posts on the now defunct Postereus, have evergreen links due to a new tool for archiving the web  – Permamarks.

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Curation is the New Creation

Curation is the New Creation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This excellent article was written in September, 2010 by Paul Gillin for BtoB Magazine. It is more timely and relevant today than ever before because more businesses are recognizing the need for good curators to help them sort through and make meaning out of important information they need to stay on top of things.

Here are a few of the things that particularly caught my attention:

**As information providers B2B companies are uniquely positioned to take advantage of curation.

**In most cases, their customers have highly specific information needs-such as business analytics, chemistry or manufacturing.

**Engineers don't want to spend time combing through search results, so they appreciate those suppliers that provide that value for them.

The author also anticipates and answers a question that has been posed by some people in recent weeks:

****You might think that trading on other people's content would raise intellectual property problems, but quite the opposite has occurred, Mike Graney (Senior VP of Business Development at the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts) said.

****“We're a great content driver for the publications,” some of which now actively court the council for visibility because of the traffic boost they receive.

****Done right, the process is a win-win for both creator and curator.

One point I would like to make here regarding the definition of content curation being stated here and elsewhere as: "the discipline of filtering and organizing knowledge."  Museum curators put little plaques under paintings or sculptures that they have 'filtered and organized'.  This provides context, which is an aspect of curation that is no less important for the modern, content curator.

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Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:32 PM
This points to another value of curation - that it gives your content a longer shelf life!
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 7:50 PM
Beth Kanter
It also is a great new career path for people who are looking to reinvent themselves and help companies filter, organize and contextualize content for their audiences.