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2013: A Year of Change, Challenge and What's Coming Next

2013: A Year of Change, Challenge and What's Coming Next | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
When we began ArCompany over a year ago, we all had the vision of building a company that takes consumer expectations and behaviour today, combine it with the
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This fascinating article from Arc Blog takes a look at where we've been in 2013 and how technology will transform the way we live and connect with information through technology. Great insights and ideas to get you thinking about how you might leverage these opportunities for your business.

Here are some highlights;

The Promise of 2013 was fulfilled:

"2013 came in like a lamb but it did not disappoint. It most definitely is roaring into 2014 at full force".

This article talks about the "fascinating look at the percolation of events that draw more and more significance from the rise of consumer awareness and its impending impact on business and its operations".

"The ultimate future is the the way you connect people to your life and how you connect to information" Examples discussed are:


Hummingbird, Bitcoin, Google Glass, iBeacon the shopping in-store App from Apple.

Their are pros and cons but overall, our lives will never be the same, exciting things coming our way in 2014!.

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Are You Suffering From Information Overload? Here Are Some Solutions

Are You Suffering From Information Overload? Here Are Some Solutions | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This piece is from the Infoengineering blog

I selected this article because it is a constant challenge for me as a content curator and I know all of you are dealing with this, some better than others. More to come on this subject in weeks to come.


We're all experiencing this problem, there are some great suggestions to help you navigate all the noise.

"Information Overload is an increasing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general".

The Information Overload Age - This is when your mind is bombarded with images, sounds and sensations that overload the brain.

The root of the problem is that, although computer processing and memory is increasing all the time, the humans that must use the information are not getting any faster.

Effectively, the human mind acts as a bottleneck in the process.

There are some great suggestions on how to work with information overload effectively:

There are no simple solutions but here are some things you can do right now that will help you:

**Spending less time on gaining information that is nice to know and more time on things that we need to know now.

**Focusing on quality of information, rather than quantity.

**A short concise e-mail is more valuable than a long e-mail.Learning how to create better information (this is what Infogineering is about).

**Be direct in what you ask people, so that they can provide short precise answers.

**Single-tasking, and keeping the mind focused on one issue at a time.

****Spending parts of the day disconnected from interruptions (e.g. switch off e-mail, telephones, Web, etc.) so you can fully concentrate for a significant period of time on one thing.

My fellow curator and colleague, Beth Kanter has done a lot of work in this area, recently, she did a blog post and a review on a great book "The Information Diet"

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Search vs Discovery: A New Approach to Information Consumption

Search vs Discovery: A New Approach to Information Consumption | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This post was written by Romain Goday for Darwin Ecosystem.

Managing information overload is hard! Search and discovery are very different. This post summarizes the advantages of content discovery engines over search.

Here are some highlights that caught my attention:

**Search provides an answer  Discovery  provides awareness.

Search vs Discovery: Advantages of Interenet Content Discovery Tools

**Awareness instead of specific answers

   A content discovery engine helps users ensure that they are not missing important information related to their topic of interest.

**Provide ongoing content

**The frequency with which the user decides to monitor new developments depends primarily on time frame related for their need for awareness as well as speed of information flow

**Whether new content is monitored every hour, every day or every week, discovery remains a continuing process.

**Focus on fresh content

**the common trait of discovery engines is their emphasis in newly published information

**Facilitate content selection by the user

**With discovery engines, users receive topic-relevant content and are the judges of what is relevant to them, in the moment, based on their own experience, expertise and context


**Rely on search when you know what you are looking for (you need an answer and want to find the best resources) and this information is not very time sensitive

**Use content discovery tools when you need to know what is going on (what is new, what are people discussing right now) and want to find out what you don’t know

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Curation Tools That Help You Find Hidden Gems That Nobody Else Is Posting

Rob Diana writes: "The core of my concern is that curators need tools to find those stories that may not be as popular as others.

Otherwise, all news comes from a few select sites that are read by the masses. Obviously, this is not what we want to have happen.


He couldn't be more right. 

The rest of his article, dating back to November, offers good insight into what the 1% of former Google Reader was really doing and what they are looking for now that it is gone.


Insightful. 8/10

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janlgordon's comment, December 18, 2011 2:57 PM
Hi Robin,
This is a good one - thanks for sharing this!!