A big hat tip to Robin Good for selecting and curating this useful piece. I've been looking for basic advice on content curation - the discovery part and adding your view for Networked Nonprofit/Social Media workshops. I have been teaching brand monitoring 101, but content curation is similar in the discovery phase. I like his broad categories.
Robin Good: If you are new to news curation and are looking for some basic advice on how you can start finding good content out there and where/how to promote it, you will find this introductory guide by Jay Palter quite useful.
In it there is some good basic advice on what kind of free tools and approaches you can start using to monitor specific topics as well as proper suggestions on how to characterize and add value to your curation work.
Good for getting your feet wet. 7/10
Full article: http://jaypalter.ca/2012/05/19-ways-to-curate-great-financial-content/ ;
Via Robin Good, Beth Kanter