Curation, Social Business and Beyond
120.9K views | +0 today
Follow
Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation http://xeeme.com/JanGordon
Curated by janlgordon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by janlgordon
Scoop.it!

Content Curators Compete In Game-Like Forum While Making Newsroom Contributions

Content Curators Compete In Game-Like Forum While Making Newsroom Contributions | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was posted by Tim Ryan a contributor for PSFKI thought this would be of interest to anyone who is curating content. Digg is doing something very clever and it's a whole new forum where you can contribute and curate and possibly find new audiences for your brand.


"Digg Newsrooms is a new channel introduced by the online content curator that uses bot's are all the channels by topic: http://digg.com/newsrooms


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


Read full post here: [http://bit.ly/uChvnH]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by janlgordon
Scoop.it!

How Fast Is Social Media Growing?

Shelly Kramer posted this amazing piece on her blog V3 Integrated Marketing. It was reposted and curated by JanlGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond" on Scoopit.


Social media is exploding and continuing to grow, how much and in what ways? The infographics are fascinating here:


Intro:


"Social media is growing at an explosive rate. Need some stats? Check out this comprehensive -- and fascinating -- infographic from Search Engine Journal."


Shelly says:


The bottom line? Since 2005, social media has demonstrated phenomenal growth, a trend that’s expected to continue at a similar pace in the coming years.


Did any of the statistics presented in the infographic surprise or fascinate you? We’d love to hear your input!


http://www.v3im.com/2011/10/how-fast-is-social-media-growing/#axzz1Zv6GDyL3

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by janlgordon
Scoop.it!

Digg launches new algorithm with 'Newsrooms'

This is a big shift from "All the news that's fit to print" Those of us who actively participate and vote online through our "likes", sharing and tweets can now influence the news we get that is meaningful to us, according to Digg. I see this as a growing trend.


Here's an excerpt:


Newsrooms will be curated based on a "three-step algorithm" leveraging data from the Digg community to make meaningful stories rise to the top. Here's how the company explains the three legs of the tripod newsrooms are built upon:


Here's how it works:


• Sourcing: We locate great content for each topic and display in a real-time feed called "Newswire."


• Signals: Stories are ranked automatically by an algorithm that looks at recency and popularity including Likes on Facebook, Tweets and LinkedIn sharing, to name a few.


• Curation: The news is then filtered by the Diggs and Comments of passionate users who have gained reputation as top influencers in each Newsroom topic.


If this all sounds an awful lot like what Digg already does, you're not too far off.


The key, according to Digg, is that this new algorithm will be better at surfacing "meaningful" stories rather than just the most popular.


...Is the most popular story also the most meaningful? Not necessarily. Just ask music fans about Rebecca Black, or political junkies about Weinergate. Newsrooms are designed to find the most meaningful news for a given topic - to separate valuable from popular.


Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20108988-93/digg-launches-new-algorithm-with-newsrooms/#ixzz1YZU0K44L

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by janlgordon
Scoop.it!

What Changing Social Media Usage Means for Marketers

What Changing Social Media Usage Means for Marketers | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This article has some good information and statistics to keep you informed. Content curation will play a big role in all of this!

 

Here's the bottom line:

 

"Users continue shift from content creation to distribution"

 

Brands have an opportunity to use the transmission-oriented social media landscape to disseminate valuable content to followers—who in turn are hungry for interesting and entertaining content to transmit.

 

http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008550

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by janlgordon from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Crowdsourced Kyoo Turns Social Media Buzz Into 24-Hour News Channels That Companies Can Curate

Crowdsourced Kyoo Turns Social Media Buzz Into 24-Hour News Channels That Companies Can Curate | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Announced today, Kyoo is a social media aggregator that intelligently finds, indexes and displays social content on any topic.

 

The business versions of Kyoo allows organizations to aggregate and display content on their own sites, with moderation tools, in a similar fashion.

 

It features hot topics bubbling up in U.S. News, World News, Business, Science & Tech, Entertainment, Politics, Sports, What’s Viral and Lifestyle sections.

 

You can browse sections or search for topics of interest.

 

Each topic page is an amalgamation of topic-related tweets, public Facebook status updates, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Delicious bookmarks, and top news stories from Digg and Reddit.

 

With a broad spectrum of channels, Kyoo provides a real-time, contextual glimpse at what’s happening in the world based on the updates pouring in from social media sites, making it akin to a crowdsourced 24-hour news network.

 

Kyoo is free to use for consumers, though it does offer a separate business product for companies that starts at $349 per month. 


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by janlgordon from Social Media Content Curation
Scoop.it!

Everyone wants to be a news filter now

Everyone wants to be a news filter now | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

As the avalanche of information coming through social networks and real-time tools like Twitter continues to grow, the need for filters to make sense of that tsunami of data also increases, and it seems as though everyone has a different way of trying to solve that problem.

 

Facebook threw its hat into the ring this week with what it says is an improved “newspaper-style” news feed that highlights important content, while Digg has just launched “newsrooms” aimed at doing the same thing, and online influence-ranking service Klout is rolling out topic pages based on what’s being shared by those with influence. But will any of these be able to solve the filtering problem, or will they just add another source of noise?


Here's what caught my attention:


It’s good that plenty of services are trying to solve the news-filtering problem, and different users may choose different solutions: for some, Twitter will be the best because it is brief, while others might prefer Google+ or the summaries that they get once a day from services like Summify or an app like AOL’s Editions. So far, no one seems to have come up with the one-size-fits-all solution to this modern dilemma.

 


[read full article http://j.mp/r3eEVe]


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by janlgordon
Scoop.it!

Become a Content Curation King

Become a Content Curation King | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I posted this a few weeks ago, I'm sure not everyone saw it and it is definitely worth posting again. Lots of information and strategy.


Nine ways to make curation work for your brand.


Become a Content Curation King


Sean Carton | August 29, 2011


"Curation" is a buzzword (even if it isn't technically a word…unless you count the 14th century French definition meaning "to cure") that's smokin' up the interwebs these days. Launching into the blogosphere virtually from nowhere in 2009, it's now one of those terms that's essential to any digital marketer on the cutting edge (or for anyone who wants to sound like one).


Curation has now come to mean the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s). However, unlike automated services (such as Google News), the essential difference of curation is that there's a human being doing the sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing. Just as a museum curator must decide which artifacts to display during an exhibition, an online curator decides what information available online is appropriate and relevant to her audience.


Making curation work for your brand is a lot easier said than done. As countless would-be content curation kings (and queens) have found out, just gathering a lot of links together doesn't guarantee anything except that you'll spend a lot of time curating links. You need to commit resources to both curation and promotion if you're going to be successful. And that's just the first step. To truly succeed as a curator, you need to think like a curator (not just an aggregator) and keep the following in mind:


http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2104954/content-curation-king




more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by janlgordon
Scoop.it!

Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms are an icebreaker when it comes to actual real life relationships

Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms are an icebreaker when it comes to actual real life relationships | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Well, if Malcolm Gladwell didn't get this conversation all riled up last October (see: Small Change - why the revolution will not be tweeted),...
more...
No comment yet.