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6 Traits of Highly Effective Discovery Engines

6 Traits of Highly Effective Discovery Engines | Content Discovery | Scoop.it
With the increasing need for relevant content, Discovery engines are becoming tools that save time and encourage effective information consumption.
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Search vs Discovery (Or A New Approach to Information Consumption)

Search vs Discovery (Or A New Approach to Information Consumption) | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

Managing information overload is hard! Search and discovery are very different. Content discovery tools offer a new approach to information consumption that brings a series of advantages over search engines:
- Awareness instead of specific answers
- Provide ongoing content
- Focus on fresh content
- Facilitate content selection by the user
- Provide unexpected information

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Content Curation: Why Detecting Emerging Patterns Is Crucial?

Content Curation: Why Detecting Emerging Patterns Is Crucial? | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

Content curation emerged as the pace of published information on the Web became overwhelming and it became increasingly difficult to keep up with the stream of information in real-time. 

 

It is critical to detect emerging patterns in information early to be an effective content curator because it allows finding the “needle in the noise.”

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6 Traits of Highly Effective Discovery Engines

6 Traits of Highly Effective Discovery Engines | Content Discovery | Scoop.it
With the increasing need for relevant content, Discovery engines are becoming tools that save time and encourage effective information consumption.
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Discovery Engines: Policing The Riot Of Information Overload | Fast Company

Discovery Engines: Policing The Riot Of Information Overload | Fast Company | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

"Every minute of every day, the more than a half-billion members of Facebook collectively create almost 1 million photos, wall posts, status updates, and other bits of ephemera. The firehose at Twitter looks tame by comparison--the network sees more than 125,000 tweets a minute, only half of them about (or from) randy congressmen. Then there's YouTube, which recently announced that it receives more than 48 hours of video per minute. If you watched video every minute of your life, you'd get through 10 days' worth of YouTube uploads."

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Search and Discovery: How They Complement Each Other

Search and Discovery: How They Complement Each Other | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

The overload of information on the Web is challenging the monopoly over the consumption of online information using search engines. A new breed of tools, content discovery engines, is gaining traction to complement search engines.

 

The main differences between search and discovery are related to:

- User's goal: an-answer vs awareness
- Occurrence: one-time vs ongoing
- Type of content: popularity vs freshness
- Selection process: algorithm vs user
- Nature of findings: expected vs unexpected

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5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch

5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

Content discovery tools have been trending towards taking over an increasing part of the selection process by filtering out information.

 

This helps to reduce noise and save time sifting through content, but this process promotes content of a certain popularity, or based on social graphs or user history.

 

Tools carry the advantage of computing and aggregating information quickly, but the user possesses a number of natural skills that tools cannot adequately replicate.

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Scobleizer: Startup Sauna First Look: Futureful brings predictive discovery engine to life

Scobleizer: Startup Sauna First Look: Futureful brings predictive discovery engine to life | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

"Watch Scobleizer - Season 2011, Episode 06.03.11 - Startup Sauna First Look: Futureful’s predictive discovery engine analyzes relevant information flows to open up the potential future around you. We use a combination of personal, social and contextual filters to understand interests, influences and intentions, and provide you with inspiring seeds to play with. Then its up to you to pick and choose, discover and share."

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Digital serendipity: be careful what you don't wish for

Digital serendipity: be careful what you don't wish for | Content Discovery | Scoop.it

"Serendipity" is the latest holy grail in the Silicon Valley software zeitgeist: an ill-defined buzzword that developers use to describe services that will connect people with online ephemera they would not normally find on their own.

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