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The New Facebook: A Platform For Human Storytelling

Great piece by Brian Solis who is one of my favorite people.....he never disappoints.


This sums it up and it's profound - Facebook has the social graph and this hits all of us where we live:


“Timeline is the story of your life,” said Mark Zuckerberg “All your stories, all your apps, express who you are.”


For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story. Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we  were reminded of the what the story really is,

 

It's about you and me............


Excerpt:


“For the first time ever in a single day we had 500 million people use Facebook” –


Mark Zuckerberg



No, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users.


Profound!


We were reminded about the power of something much more important, our experiences, relationships, the content we create and share and how each paint a picture of who we are as individuals.


Today Facebook introduced features for its users and developers alike that position Facebook not as a social network, but instead as a platform for storytelling and meaningful engagement. How is this different than the profile you’ve come to know over the years?


The team at Facebook explains…


Timeline is a new kind of profile, one that lets people tell their story in a visually-rich and artistic fashion. In addition to aesthetics, Timeline is essentially a social home page for all that moves you, from media to experiences to people.


The biggest difference you’ll notice is presentation. Starting with the substantial image that you choose to depict your persona, the new format essentially turns your profile into a Flipboard-esque (magazine) pictorial rich with updates, content, and connections…all designed to tell your story, your way. Don’t be confused by the name however, Timeline is much more than that, it’s essentially a storyboard for your digital and real life as told by what you share and what others share with you.


http://www.briansolis.com/2011/09/the-new-facebook-a-timeline-for-personal-discovery/



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How Tumblr is Changing Journalism

How Tumblr is Changing Journalism | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Earlier this week we looked at the remarkable growth of Tumblr, a blogging and curation service that now gets over 12 billion page views per month.


Tumblr is mostly used as a consumer curation tool - it's an easy way for people to re-post articles, images and videos.


But Tumblr can also be used to power a news website. That's exactly what ShortFormBlogdoes.Launched in January 2009 by Ernie Smith from Washington D.C., the site publishes about 30 news soundbites a day. ShortFormBlog is still a part-time project for Smith, who also works as a graphic designer at The Washington Post.


He's hoping to turn the site into a full-time business. And I think he's onto something, certainly in terms of using a tool like Tumblr to change the way news is delivered and consumed. I interviewed Smith to find out more about his Tumblr-powered news service.


http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_tumblr_is_changing_journalism.php

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5 Reasons To Participate In Twitter Chats

5 Reasons To Participate In Twitter Chats | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

 

Twitter is one of my favorite social media platforms because it is simple to use, and we get information fast. There are people we can connect with 24/7. Since I’ve been on Twitter for almost 3 years now, I’ve noticed a difference in how the site is being used by the community. I remember back when we only sent links of information.

 

Conversations back then were minimal, and retweeting was not yet the norm. Twitter has evolved, and it has become a great tool for communicating and learning.

 

Conversation is so important on Twitter. Did you know that aside from the one-on-one conversation, there is also a bigger conversation you can join if you participate in Twitter chats? What is a Twitter chat? It’s a platform wherein two or more people organize a conversation based on a topic or a theme. A hashtag is used so that people can view the participant’s interactions, questions and answers which are being discussed.

 

I have joined several Twitter chats in the past, and I have enjoyed it very much. I follow friends who have organized thought-provoking topics relevant to my interests. If you have not participated in a Twitter chat yet, here are 5 reasons why you should try it at least once.

 

http://www.bitrebels.com/social/5-reasons-to-participate-in-twitter-chats/

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The Future of Content Curation

The Future of Content Curation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
We are all facing huge information overload these days and content curation is now more important than ever. What is the future of it?

 

Content curation is the searching, selecting, and sharing of valuable content on a specific subject. Selection has traditionally been done by humans, and indeed, some definitions of content curation specify that it should be done by humans, but in practice it is more and more often done by machines.

 

I think automated curation is a sound idea; it is plausible the computers can curate instead of merely aggregate, although the success of its implementation remains to be seen.

 

I will attempt to categorize the various curation solutions with examples of each category, after which I will evaluate what all of this means.

 

http://www.kilkku.com/blog/2011/08/klout-triberr-paper-li-and-the-future-of-content-curation/

 

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Curation comes full circle in Forbes's LIVE Article Page "The Era of Social Media"

 

Curation started with newspapers and magazines and the online curation community have been slowly evolving it into something new. Forbes now takes it the next level, integrating content and context into a realtime news page, complete with monetization. This may not start as the easiest read but stick with it because this is the future and it’s very exciting, the evolution continues, stay tuned……

 

Intro:

 

There's been a lot of teeth gnashing lately about the future of the article page on the Web. Some believe it too closely mimics newspaper and magazine formats.

 

Because of the dramatic change in news consumption, Forbes has created the

 

Forbes' article page release tightens the author-audience relationship and furthers our effort to build a scalable content-creation engine of individually branded journalists, authors, academics and other qualified contributors.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lewisdvorkin/2011/08/10/forbes-update-our-new-article-page-for-the-era-of-social-media-is-now-live/

 

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Photo Curation Goes Mainstream - Fotopedia Arrives on Flipoard

The mobile Web is fostering a remarkable renaissance in traditional art forms such as photography—surprisingly, right alongside the explosion of videos, games, gossip, tweets, and other distractions.


And if there’s one organization that has figured out how to use the Web and the latest mobile gadgets to showcase great images, it’s Paris- and San Francisco-based Fotonauts, creator of the online photo curation community Fotopedia and seven related mobile apps.


I’ve been following this company for three years now, and I think they make the most elegant photo apps available for tablets and smartphones, including the marquee Fotopedia Heritage and National Parks apps and the more self-contained travelogues Above France, Dreams of Burma, Memory of Colors, North Korea, and Paris.


With the Fotopedia magazine on Flipboard “the goal is to push the stories everywhere, so that we extend our ecosystem in a huge way,” says Jean-Marie Hullot, the Apple veteran who founded Fotonauts in 2006. “I think we are the only one in the industry equipped to deal with thousands of pictures, absorb them, make sense of them, curate them, give them the right structure, and distribute the product.” Even as it makes its Flipboard debut, the company is rolling out other publishing and business-model changes designed to make the venture-funded startup into “a photo platform for the 21st century,” in Hullot’s words.


http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2011/09/20/fotopedia-photo-stories-arrive-on-flipboard-as-photo-curation-goes-mainstream/

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How and why to become a content curator | Video

How and why to become a content curator | Video | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Shel Holtz does not dissapoint in this video, it's informative and definitely worth your time.

 

"Social media expert Shel Holtz explains why communicators must develop this skill, and the free tools to make the job easier."

 

Here's what caught my attention: (Bill Lindsay, a content curator, commented after he saw the video and I couldn't have said it better myself)

 

"Bill Lindsay · 1 day ago

 

Well said, Shel and Mark. Music to my ears! Indeed, the emphasis should be more on "filtering" than "collecting." Good content curation is all about providing meaningful context and qualifying the information and sourcing. And an important part of the contextualizing is making the curated content truly your own -- i.e., stamping it with your voice and brand. – Bill Lindsay, Content Curator

 

http://www.ragan.com/Main/Video/How_and_why_to_become_a_content_curator_1555.aspx

 

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How Brands Can Strengthen Relationships Through Social Content Part I

 

Written by Matt Wurst - This piece is Part 1 the emphasis is on creating content

 

Intro:

 

This is Part I in a two-part series about how brands can strengthen relationships through social content.

 

The decisions that brand marketers make with respect to their social media strategies are complex and challenging. We know that a multi-directional conversation with consumers is a primary objective within digital communities, but there are limited budgets to contend with and a growing number of social platforms requiring attention.

 

Here's what caught my attention;

 

As a result, marketers are often forced to choose whether to create or curate content within these communities.

 

The lucky ones might be able to do both. However, if a brand is neither creating nor curating content in and across its social communities, they are failing to take advantage of an opportunity to strengthen a relationship with potential or existing consumers. The first part of this series centers on creation.

 

http://blog.360i.com/social-media/social-content-bible-creation

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30+ Cool Content Curation Tools You Need to Know About!

Great information, so many platforms to curate content, the more the merrier.  Happy Curating!!

 

Intro:

 

"As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, information..".

 

The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations.

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/content-curation-social-media/p/391708703/30-cool-content-curation-tools-for-personal-professional-use

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How to Curate Content & Build Your Platform

How to Curate Content & Build Your Platform | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
This is a good article with great suggestions:

Here's an excerpt:

I call this building your platform. Having a platform you control, you build, and you create is more valuable than any amount of list or group you’ve built within the social space. First, when you build an audience in social your building on someone else’s platform.

Remember to do this:

You should be focusing your efforts on building audiences in permission channels in which you control. Email, mobile, and your content.

This is an excellent suggestion for those of you who are just starting to curate content:

One of the best ways to get started is to curate content for you industry. We cover that in depth in today’s show. I share with you some of my content curation strategies and why it’s a great place to start. When you start with curation it allows you to get a handle on what is being discussed in your industry. After awhile you should start seeing trends. You should also start to see an opportunity for unique content and perspectives–I’ve found this happens naturally after a short while of curation.

http://definingnewmedia.com/2011/07/29/week-in-review-plus-building-your-platform-and-content-curation-tips/
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