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Robin Good: Twylah is a web service which "auto-curates" your Twitter stream by generating a full web site which auto-organizes and visualizes your tweeted content around a set of specific topics.
Here is a real-world example of my own tweet-stream "auto-curated" by Twilah: http://www.twylah.com/robingoodImpressive. Key Features:
- Harnesses the SEO power of all your tweets by grouping them into relevant topics
- Creates a more engaging space for your followers and fans
- Provides a high-value content platform on auto-pilot for any author
- Facilitates subscriptions to your Twitter channel
- Integrates a PowerTweet function which not only allows to Tweet from any web page, but it "auto-creates" a thematic web page just-in-time around your very tweet topic.
(Now that Twylah has kicked out a few bugs that were preventing Scoop.it based curators like me to extract the best from this new service, I am very impressed by what I see.)
Check some of Twylah "featured" pages here: http://www.twylah.com/featured
If you want to drive engagement beyond the single tweet, and show others what you cover and are all about, at-a-glance, I am hard-pressed in finding something better than Twylah.
To get the complete picture on Twylah and what it is all about check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOnFl59iRkg
(Reviewed by Robin Good)
Via Robin Good
If you're serious about content curation or just want to know more about it, you shouldn't miss this.......
An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today
October 4th at 12pm EST / 9am PST
Where journalists used to be the trusted agents for reporting on the ground and fact-checking stories before publication, every Web user is now a potential journalist.
And as the deluge of user-generated information gathers strength, finding out what's important to people in their private and working lives becomes more and more challenging. How to sort between truth, half truth and falsehood?
Technical filtering can't (yet) match human capacity to discriminate between useful content and garbage. This is the increasingly vital role of the online curator. The discussion will examine to what extent curation is becoming integral to journalism, and whether bloggers and tweeters can adequately play the the reporting role of journalists.
We'll cover the following questions, as well as your own:
What's the difference between curation and journalism? How does factchecking work in the blogosphere? What are emerging best practices for online curators?
Can the hive mind of the Internet match the formal editorial structure of a traditional news organization when it comes to producing accurate reporting and analysis of current events?
Maggie Fox will host the webinar, her wonderful guests are Steve Rosenbaum and Tom Foremeski. (Bios on the article)
To effectively promote any new blog to twitter you need to send it multiple times. This post outlines 3 tools for achieving this.
Via Gordon Gower
Alejandro Tortolini's insight:
Para difundir blog en Twitter.
A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a network of people you connect with for the specific purpose of learning (Tobin, 1998). These people may assist you in your learning by acting as a guide, direct you to learning opportunities, and assist you with finding answers to questions (Tobin, 1998).
Via Dennis T OConnor
Robin Good: As you have probably already read somewhere else, this last weekend, Twitter launched a first-of-a-kind type of page.
The page, which you can see here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/nascar revolves around the last NASCAR car racing event, that took place last Sunday and it apparently aggregates interesting tweets and comments from a group of passionate NASCAR fans.
This is a human-curated page of tweets, selected from a curated list of relevant people for this topic.
This is the real news.
GigaOm writes about it: "The NASCAR page may not seem like anything to be concerned about, since it appears to be just a typical grouping of tweets collected by hashtag.
But there is editorial control behind it as well as algorithms, with an editor choosing which messages — including photos, videos and commentary from NASCAR insiders — were highlighted during the event, and which streamed by unacknowledged."
By mixing and matching technology-powered identification of relevant people and tweets for a specific topic, with an active layer of human curation allows Twitter to generate a page that's filled with value.
Here's what Twitter itself wrote on his blog before launching it: "...throughout the weekend – but especially during the race – a combination of algorithms and curation will surface the most interesting Tweets to bring you closer to all of the action happening around the track, from the garage to the victory lane."
And while this is only a first experiment from Twitter, I would bet that it will not be the last.
Twitter blog announcement: http://blog.twitter.com/2012/06/off-to-races-with-nascar.html ;
Via Robin Good
Guardian Journalist talks about two case studies of modern investigative journalism.
This is an interesting video of a talk by the Guardian's award winning journalist Paul Lewis . When every mobile phone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Lewis talks about two stories that give us a glimpse into the future of investigative journalism .
Paul Bradshaw has written a great piece on Lewis's work in the excellent Online Journalism Blog.
You can follow Paul Lewis and Paul Bradshaw on Twitter @PaulLewis
@paulbradshaw as well as the Lingospot Team @Lingospot
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"
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