Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation
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The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You

The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

Beth Kanter wrote a very complete and interesting piece in NTEN's latest edition of their quarterly journal for non-profit leaders. You have to download the journal but it's worth it and it's free (you just need to register). 

Jan Gordon: I want to thank Beth not only for another outstanding piece but for the mention, it's greatly appreciated.

I agree with Guillaume, Beth Kanter knows what she's talking about and her article is definitely worth reading.

Guillaume Decugis wrote this commentary:

"It's been fascinating for me to see how non-profits seem to embrace Social Media in general and Content Curation in particular - Beth of course being a key advocate in that move.

The broader take-away that I see for those of us in all sorts of organizations, as independant professionals or SMB-owners is the validation it brings to the model. When tightly-budgeted NPO's embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they're not wasting their scarce resources on a hype. They have to be efficient and as Beth puts it in the article: "Putting content curation into practice is part art form, part science, but mostly about daily practice. You don’t need to do it for hours, but 20 minutes every day will help you develop and hone the skills."

This is precisely where we see the opportunity with curation for professionals: building up a good practice that fits with one's daily routine and that -as Beth puts it - brings great "unexpected benefits".

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, June 13, 2012 12:28 AM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
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janlgordon's comment, June 14, 2012 10:09 AM
Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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#140conf NYC on Ustream - Twitter and the real time web

#140conf NYC @ Ustream.TV: The 140 Characters Conference: New York City (#140conf) is the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects o...

Great people, sharing inspiring stories about twitter, tweets and amazing relationships that have come from sharing information and knowledge. So glad to be a part of this community!!
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42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits & Your Business Too

42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits & Your Business Too | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This piece was written by Avi Kaplan for Frogloop and there are many tips in this article for doing business on Pinterest that are aimed at non-profit but can be easily adapted to your brand, product or service.

I rescooped this from "Pinterest Watch" - where I cover articles on the latest news, tips, trends, strategies on how to do business on this hot new social network. You can also follow me on Pinterest -


Here are some great ideas from my fellow curator  Beth Kanter

Beth explains that much of her attraction to Pinterest is due to her visual learning style and role as a content curator. Beth summarized some of the guidelines Joe shared for using Pinterest:

*Be useful Pinterest users are looking for ideas and inspiration.

*Create categories that reflect what users are looking for.

*Give the job to someone who has an eye for aesthetics.

*Learn from these 15 Pinterest superusers.

*Don’t just pin, repin.

*Let your supporters pin for you.

*Add “pin it” buttons to your blog or web site so your visitors and supporters can create their own pin boards that highlight your cause.

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

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