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How ‘content curators’ are connecting consumers

This is exciting to read it has great information and definitely lives up to the promise of its title! This piece is from ZimGuardian


Here's an intro:


"The success of social networks and the move to socialise many others aspects of the web – from content and search to deals and commerce – has captured the imagination of analysts, content creators and brands.


****Those best positioned to monetise these changes, however, are developing strategies that extend beyond social networks built on who-knows-who to those built on shared interests: so-called “communities of interest


Here are a few gems that caught my attention:


Lots of great information - pay attention to the difference between social graphs vs interest graphs because once you understand this, you can use this to tweak your branding strategy and succeed beyond your wildest imagination.


"The opportunities for brand owners to capitalise on all of this are significant. But to do so effectively, they must understand more closely the nuances of socialisation", believes Francesco D’Orazio, Research Dir. of Face Agency.


**“In a world in which people feel disenfranchised when it comes to big issues beyond their control, online communities represent a kind of glue making them feel part of something bigger that’s real and authentic,” says Ed Levine, founder of Serious Eats.



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Understanding Social Graphs Vs. Interest Graphs What You Need to Know

David Rodgers wrote this piece for Read Write Web.


Good information here......Curated by janlgordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond" on Scoopit.


Intro:


Social networks seemed poised to take over the Web. This year, Facebook reached 800 million users. Linkedin went public in a blockbuster stock offering. Twitter produced a billion tweets per week."


Excerpt:


Understanding Social Graphs vs. Interest Graphs


In order for social networks to truly reshape our experience of the rest of the Web, developers must first understand the relationship between our social graphs and our interest graphs.


A social graph is a digital map that says


** "This is who I know." It may reflect people who the user knows in various ways: as family members, work colleagues, peers met at a conference, high school classmates, fellow cycling club members, friend of a friend, etc.


Social graphs are mostly created on social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, where users send reciprocal invites to those they know, in order to map out and maintain their social ties.


An interest graph is a digital map that says,


**"This is what I like." As Twitter's CEO has remarked, if you see that I follow the San Francisco Giants on Twitter, that doesn't tell you if I know the team's players, but it does tell you a lot about my interest in baseball.


Interest graphs are generated by the feeds customers follow (e.g. on Twitter), products they buy (e.g. on Amazon), ratings they create (e.g. on Netflix), searches they run (e.g. on Google), or questions they answer about their tastes (e.g. on services like Hunch).


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

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Twitter Is The Heart Of Social Media

I must say, I agree with the author of this piece, Kevin Minott is a 3D artist and tech enthusiast.


He says:


"FaceBook might have our social graph and LinkedIn our business contacts, but Twitter is the heart of our social media presence. It is the nexus point where our offline and online lives converge."


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From a catastrophic world event, to your babies first steps, it all funnels into Twitter for peer acknowledgement. Just check your timeline and you’ll see thousands of people posting to their Tumblrs, Posterous, and Instagram while conversing about the post on Twitter. The content is created on alternate networks, but Twitter is where it is consumed.


Despite the fact that the majority of the traffic to this blog comes from a combination of Google search and Stumbleupon, I still find myself writing a post and immediately checking Twitter to gauge reader reactions. Is it being retweeted, discussed or ignored? Like the tree in the forest, my blog post doesn’t seem to make an impact until it gets the Twitter stamp of approval.


http://www.komverse.com/2011/04/18/twitter-is-the-heart-of-social-media/

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How We Master Connectivity The Core Essence of Social Networking

How We Master Connectivity The Core Essence of Social Networking | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Insightful and thought provoking post from Conversation Agent on how we must connect in deeper and more meaningful ways to succeed in business today.


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Excerpt:


"Without understanding connectivity, the basis of human connections, network theory, contextual intelligence, any business leader unable to grasp those things will be lost." [Warren Bennis]


Here's what caught my attention:


Human connections


**Why is the social graph such a fascinating and important part of digital connectivity?


Based upon mathematics and computer science, the connectivity of a graph is an important measure of its robustness as a network. The social graph shows human connections.


**There are entry points or intersections between personal story and story together.


**Those relationships are the yin to the yang of commerce -- complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system.


****Commerce is the relationships of what people exchange instead of the asset.


http://www.conversationagent.com/2011/10/master-of-connectivity.html

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Facebook’s content strategy is a game changer

Facebook’s content strategy is a game changer | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This post was written by Leigh Fatzinger who attended this year’s F8 conference, is CEO of Seattle social media software company Prosodic and founder of Nology Media.


Intro:


When Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, takes the stage at the one-day annual Developers Conference, something is about to change on the landscape of social...


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Open Graph, whose capabilities enable a richer, more direct relationship between individuals and the places, events, and content they care about.


Companies such as Spotify, Goodreads, Yahoo, Wetpaint and Netflix showcased their Open Graph apps, signaling the evolution of a platform where media is only ‘teed up’ by the publisher, and


**where deep interaction, discussion and sharing between users can finally occur.


This is a welcome change. Brands on Facebook who made great efforts to present quality content on Facebook could, in some instances, be penalized by its popularity.

Users who want to interact with great content on large Facebook Pages can easily become lost in meaningless streams of user commentary.


**The new changes rely substantially on the activity and influence of your friends for engagement and interaction, reducing the size of the influence circle, but making it more relevant.


Sound familiar?

As a social media entrepreneur, I see Facebook’s new content and canvas strategy as an extraordinary opportunity for brands and publishers.


Users will have the ability to express preference and share experiences in entirely new ways.


**Smart brands will recognize their role within the canvas of their audience, using creativity to shape ‘serendipity” as Zuckerberg termed it, without coming across as pushy or salesy.


http://www.geekwire.com/2011/f8-social-media-experts

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The Human Cost of Social Connectivity

This wonderful piece was written by Brian Solis, who never disappoints, he continually sheds light on what we need to focus on. There are times when you feel something and it's not until someone articulates it that shapes your thoughts and helps you stay on course.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

"Social media is influencing and reshaping all it touches. But there are very real costs associated with social media and they extend well beyond technology, popular networks, trends or monumental events.You are here because you live and breathe new media and with each day that passes, you place unprecedented value on social and mobile networks and the role they play in your livelihood.

 

Your experiences are incredibly personal, but are also influenced by your connections. The value you glean from each network is directly correlated to the relationships you forge within each network. The content that you curate, create, and consume dictates the focus and significance of your interest graphs.

 

The gravity that attracts people and information to your egosystem is essentially yours and only yours to define. And, that’s the point of this post. We must study the human cost of social media to improve how it is we adopt and employ it in life, study, and work.

 

Aside from the inherent value of connections, engagement, and information commerce, understanding the human cost tied to social networking will help us focus precious resources to prioritize desired benefits and outcomes."  My input **Priceless

 

"Without ambition, desire, and focus, social media is a recipe for chaos. Through all of the distractions and fatigue, we must continually renew our focus to bring important goals to life based on our actions and words in each social network."

 

http://www.briansolis.com/2011/09/the-human-cost-of-social-connectivity/

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