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Scoop.it #1 on JD Lasica's SocialBrite top tools for Content Curation

Scoop.it #1 on JD Lasica's SocialBrite top tools for Content Curation | Content Marketing Tips | Scoop.it

We were thriled this morning to learn we made it to the #1 spot of SocialBrite.org's JD Lasica list of top tools for Content Curation.

 

If you don't know JD's work yet, we encourage you to check it out as he's one of the most respected experts on Social Media. He's the founder of  both http://www.socialmedia.biz/ (a global enterprise that works with Fortune 1000 companies and top brands) and http://www.socialbrite.org/ (a leading social media consultancy for nonprofits).

 

Thanks JD!


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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

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Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

Curated by Robin Good

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf 

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf  


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Karen du Toit's comment, December 20, 2011 5:55 AM
Thanks! Great info!
Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 4:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 4:56 PM
Beth Kanter
Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
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Content Curation:Tips, Tactics, Tools & Techniques You Need To Know

Content Curation:Tips, Tactics, Tools & Techniques You Need To Know | Content Marketing Tips | Scoop.it

 For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tips, resources, and ideas about curating content at your organization or enterprise. Below, read the curated list of the community responses we received - and share your own tips in the comments!

 

Topic: What are your best practices for curating content? Share your tips, tactics, tools, and techniques for effectively curating to serve your audience. And, if you've written about curation in the past, share the link with us!

 

Here's a quick working definition to get us started: Content curation focuses on using the web to highlight important information in situations where information overload may be a problem. Many organizations today are writing on the web regularly to communicate with their audience. At the same time, information pollution is an increasing problem for the consumers of that content. As Will Coley explains, "when organizations offer clarity amidst the noise, they build trust among supporters"

 

http://netsquared.org/blog/claire-sale/september-net2-think-tank-round-curating


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The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You

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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 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".

 

Selected by gdecugis and Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/75ucphe]


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, June 12, 2012 9:28 PM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
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janlgordon's comment, June 14, 2012 7:09 AM
Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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How To Effectively Combine Curation With Your Content Strategy

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Margot Bloomstein, a content strategist talks about how to combine curation to your content strategy by showcasing lessons she has adopted from museum curators and so much more.

 

What caught my attention:

 

**She talks about copywriting issues. Because a curator goes way beyond aggregating which is just gathering content, they arrange it in order of relevance, point out what you should pay attention to and many other important things.  It takes a lot of thought to assemble pieces in a cohesive manner, add context to it, ad take it to the next level. 

 

**It is appropiate to give the curator credit if you're going to repost or use it in any manner.

 

http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2011/09/15/margot-bloomstein-combining-curation-with-your-content-strategy/

 

 


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Tom George's comment, March 20, 2012 6:19 AM
Hey Pedro,
I am the founder of Internet Billboards, my name is Tom George. Do you think you will be curated more on this topic and building a nice Scoop.it page? The reason I ask is I can show you how you can auto share your Scoop.it selections to Internet Billboards.
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12 Most Easy Traps To Fall Into When Curating Content

12 Most Easy Traps To Fall Into When Curating Content | Content Marketing Tips | Scoop.it
Margie Clayman discusses the 12 Most Easy Traps To Fall Into When Curating Content.

 

Intro:

 

Last week we talked about reasons why a person (like me) who is curating content may not include certain kind of posts. This week I want to talk about some of the traps one can fall into when working on curating content. Having fallen into most of them, this is something I know a lot about. Or, like Han Solo famously said, “Hey, trust me.”

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Gathering posts that are all from the same perspective

 

If you are doing a lot of curating, you’ll notice something that is not all that surprising. You’re going to gravitate toward posts you agree with. It’s nice to have validation of your views, and we just naturally move towards people who think like we do. When you’re curating content though, you’re responsible (I believe) for offering a variety of perspectives to show the spectrum of what’s out there. I’m doing the best I can to offer a wide range of perspectives at The Blog Library because I don’t want any visitor to feel like they are not represented or welcome there.

 

http://12most.com/2011/08/30/12-easy-traps-fall-curating-content/

 


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Tom George's comment, August 30, 2011 2:07 PM
Excellent post should almost be mandatory reading for new curators. I rescooped it, let's chat a minute on our site to make sure nothing is lost in translation LOL