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Curation: Manage Your Attention Not Just Your Time

Curation: Manage Your Attention Not Just Your Time | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This guest post is by Beth Kanter for Socialbrite and this is great for curators just starting out or a refresher for those of you who have been doing this for a while.


She tells you why curation is an important tool in your content strategy and gives you some good suggestions on how to do it effectively which I'm going to focus on here. Curation requires time and energy, and Beth's process really works because I'm doing this myself.


Here's what caught my attention:


Manage you attention, not just your time


**Don't just create a to-do list; lay it out on a daily and weekly schedules, breaking down key tasks of the project into chunks.


**Consider the level of concentration and focus that each type of task or chunk requires and schedule accordingly


**Establish rituals: Rituals in your work life are valuable. A mindmap offers a lot of good suggestions for rituals


**Managing email and other distractions: Turn off notifications that pop up on your computer, iPad or moble.


**Just say no - it's important to engage with your community on social networks but you have to find the right balance. When you're curating, it requires focus, it's best to schedule this first, then do your community management, check your email unless something requires your immediate attention. When you have a plan, it makes everything easier.


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7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information, The Web & its Impact on Our Lives

7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information, The Web & its Impact on Our Lives | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I selected this post from Maria Popova, who never fails to produce the best content and information on her blog brainpickings It's always thought provoking and challenging and today is no exception.


My commentary:


**The future is upon us and excelerating at a rapid pace, knowledge is power......


**These books suggested are timely and relevant and can be helpful to all of us who curate, create, consume and share content and information on the web.


**These books examine the networked society, the sharing of information and interpretation and its impact on our thinking, our minds and our future.


**How will the sharing economy impact collaboration and innovation


**How will you participate in all of this?


"From retrofuturist media prophecies to the cognitive consequences of mobile-everything".


Here's an intro which will tell you what you can expect from this article.


We’re deeply fascinated by the evolution of media and the sociocognitive adaptations that go along with it,


**but perhaps even more so by the intellectual debates surrounding this ever-swelling topic of increasing urgency and controversy.


The past year has been particularly prolific in varied takes on our shared digital future, contextualizing


**our current concerns in fascinating media history and exploring the potential consequences of our modern media diets.


Collected here are 7 of our favorite books investigating the subject from dramatically different yet equally important angles.


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janlgordon's comment, February 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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It does seem so indeed. That would be so nice to meet you in Maryland and have soft shell crabs, perhaps some day soon:-)
Tom George's comment, February 27, 2012 3:24 PM
That would be a good experience and we would certainly have a lot to talk about. I would like that.
janlgordon's comment, February 27, 2012 3:46 PM
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Perhaps sometime in the Spring, just got back from London, on my way to Los Angeles in a few weeks, squeezing launch prep in between. Yes, it would be nice we would indeed have lots to talk about:-)