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Alejandro Tortolini's insight:
Learnist, una nueva red social de curadores de contenido orientada a la educación.
Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.
While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.
Useful. Resourceful. 8/10
Via Robin Good
"Grâce à Scoop.it et Flick.fr, je suis "tombé" sur un tableau présenté par "catspyjamasnz", une participante à un MOOC aux USA.
Via Gilles Le Page, Veille digitale, FrancoisMagnan, LAFORGE Didier, Marie-Sophie Chavey, juandoming
Robin Good: eBay has gone the Pinterest way by redesigning its web interface and allowing you to curate your preferred product categories as well as more specific parameters like the price range you are interested in, whether you want new or used items or prefer auctions to "buy-now" offerings.
"Everything now centers on a Pinterest-like feed of featured, personalized, and self-curated products."
WebProNews reports: eBay says that the feed will show users “a collection of items selected for you, based on your shopping history or your own personal interests.” When a logged-in user first accesses the feed, they are given the opportunity to “follow” certain types of product lines as well as connect their feed to their Facebook interests.
eBay officially announced: “Today we begin to introduce a series of significant new features and enhancements for our customers. We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more intuitive, convenient way to browse, decide and buy – both globally and locally; and a new personal way to curate your own shopping experience and discover items perfect for you...”
To test the new eBay curated feed, interface redesign and new logo, head to eBay.com (US version) and you will be immediately offered to select five product categories you are interested in.
The new eBay also allows users to integrate their Facebook account as well as their PayPal one to make it easier and faster to sell and buy on the popular online marketplace.
Check it out now: http://www.ebay.com/feed
Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello, Mala Sarat Chandra
Ser content curator no es igual a tener buen gusto. Partiendo de esta premisa y admitiéndola como buena, considero que, el trabajo del curador es imprescindible.
Interesante reflexión sobre el rol del curador de contenidos, si bien lo enfoca como Content Strategist, estratega de contenidos.
Recibir información en cantidades masivas y de tantos sitios diferentes que somos incapaces de procesarla y acaba por intoxicarnos. Es la "infoxicación", término que acuñó el físico Alfons Cornellá hace aproximadamente una década y que la marca Mercedes Benz popularizó con este anuncio.
Es la otra cara de la comunicación digital, el problema que surge cuando la conectividad no se da de la manera correcta y sobre el que reflexiona en este interesante reportaje de El País, Sergio Fanjul.
Llama la atención la pugna que Fanjul recoge entre la superficialidad resultante de la multiactividad, a la que muchas veces nos abocan los medios digitales y, por otro lado, el desarrollo de una forma de pensar diferente gracias a ellos que nos convierte en seres multitarea eficientes. Como si se tratara de una maquina capaz de procesar varios inputs al mismo tiempo sin problema. Todo ello me hace preguntarme lo siguiente: ¿estamos realmente infoxicados? ¿O el ser humano se acabará por adaptar al medio y evolucionará hasta convertir el defecto en virtud?
De momento, en mi opinión, parece que nos quedamos a medio camino entre el mono y la máquina.
Via Curiosity Magazine, jose antonio gabelas, Silvina Carraud , Ramon Aragon, juandoming
Recomendacion humana de contenidos le gana a los buscadores:
"Jonah Peretti, a co-founder of Huffington Post and CEO of Buzzfeed, said at PandoMonthly tonight in New York that he doesn’t care about SEO anymore. He views it as a broken system that optimizes for robots, not humans." Erin Griffith reports on Pandodaily.
“Media and content are human businesses, and it’s a problem for humans to give so much power to Google, which is a robot” he said.
Without saying Google is Skynet and evil, more and more people now see the flaws compared to what information networks like Twitter can produce (not saying the latter is perfect either). His conclusion is that you shouldn't care about SEO anymore but I think there's an even more compelling reason to move to Curation. Google is increasingly taking social signals into account so that Social is becoming the new SEO no matter which angle you take it from:
- whether because your audience will find you first on social networks
- whether because your content will be well positioned in Search results because human curators will pick it up (and therefore Google too).
The debate whether SEO still matters or not is not important. What's relevant is that great content that please human genuine interests will surface more than it used to thanks to the work of human curators.
Via Guillaume Decugis
Por qué la Curaduría de contenidos no reemplaza a la Creación de contenidos:
This is an interesting piece highlighting the dangers of relying solely on Content Curation and giving up Content Creation for Content Marketers.
As I told him in the comments, I disagree with Frank Dale's title though (which doesn't reflect his conclusion but I also like provocative headlines ;-) that content curation is usually bad. It is usually good but usually not enough. For the following reasons:
1. Curation is often a good starting point. Content Marketing takes time and the ROI is not instantaneous and can be slow to measure. Content Curation helps you get started more easily, particularly if you're a SMB.
2. Content Curation helps you identify where you should invest in Content Marketing creation: spotting these messages that will set you apart, these areas that not many people cover.
3. Content Curation is also an expression means: don't stop at sharing links on Twitter but use the full opportunities given by content curation platforms like Scoop.it (and others like Storify for instance) to add your point of view. That is a form of creation which, we've found, is much more accessible than full-blown content creation and that nicely completes it.
As a matter of fact, I will actually curate this great piece myself. Before I move on to uploading my latestcreated presentation on SlideShare...
Via Guillaume Decugis
These are the slides of my talk at DataWeek 2012.
This is what is it was about: "We engineers love data and algorithms. They help create amazing things. But if and when we forget that people create data and that data can be improved by people, we will miss the promise of Big Data. It's time we all thought of this not as social vs algorithm but as Humanrithm."
And I also took the example of Content Curation as a case study.
Via Guillaume Decugis
¿Sientes que, gracias a Internet, dispones de toda la información que necesitas pero no sabes muy bien cómo seleccionar la que de verdad te interesa? ¿Sabes que existen herramientas que te ayudan a hacer una buena selección de contenidos relevantes tanto para tu uso personal como para publicar en tus redes sociales?
A continuación verás 7 herramientas e ideas que te ayudarán con esa selección y planificación de contenidos, pero antes entendamos el punto de partida.
Via Paco Álvarez Pérez, jose antonio gabelas
I recently attended a conference where a major financial institution proudly displayed its new automated content curation system. Basically, their answer to the content marketing dilemma every company is facing is to use an outside company to skim off the best financial-services content around the web and present it on their site as a value-added customer service.
This is a popular trend but it is also problematic because it flies in the face of other marketing considerations …
El autor alude a problemas y errores que se cometen en curaduria de contenidos.
Social Curation is the big new buzzword this year in social media circles — collecting information in a strategic amassing of selected information that’s presented in a new way to draw out the subtleties and patterns that might not otherwise be noticed when looking at the group in toto.
Aggregation is an amassing of content. Just like little kids who collect rocks, grabbing at every rock and pebble they can find, aggregators find any and all pieces of content that relate to their chosen subject.
Alejandro Tortolini's insight:
Lista de recursos para hacer Curaduria de contenidos.
Robin Good: In analyzing what is going on in the brain when a potentially viral idea is intercepted, Matthew Lieberman (who designed the study with Emily Falk at UCLA) discovered something that confirms how important it is that an effective curator be "in tune" with his own audience.
Great curation is not just about "spinning" the newest and coolest, but to precisely cater to the specific audience interests, expectations and preferences.
Interesting, fascinating story. Truthful. Insightful. 8/10
Via Robin Good
"From www.brainpickings.org - November 27, 1:04 PM
More from article: "Marveling at the rapid rate of technological progress, which has made possible the increasingly cheap production of increasingly reliable machines, Bush makes an enormously important — and timely — point about the difference between merely compressing information to store it efficiently and actually making use of it in the way of gleaning knowledge. (This, bear in mind, despite the fact that 90% of data in the world today was created in the last two years.)" from source: http://www.brainpickings.org/
NOTE: We often overlook important writings such as this one when we cite it for one factors. This is an example of a timeless piece of writing and thought that keeps on being relevant to our advances in information and the technology we use to collect and disseminate it.
Via Marc Rougier, ghbrett
Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:
"The facts are:
***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content.
The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.
An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.
So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.
If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.
Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.
1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.
2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords.
Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:
I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.
Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:
If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.
Set high standards and strive to exceed them...."
Read full, long and interesting article here:
Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Mala Sarat Chandra
Earlier this year at Vidcon I had the pleasure of chilling with Marc Hustvedt, Head of Strategic Partnerships for Chill.com, a "social video discovery" platform. The video curation site was launched because the team at Chill saw a video discovery paradigm that wasn't quite performing to its capabilities. With Chill, users can log in and share videos that they like, and other users can "follow" those that they like. Additionally, all the videos that reside in your social graph are automatically aggregated and curated. The point of it all is that we're influenced by the people we trust, and we're more likely to find...
Entrevista a Marc Hustvedt, del sitio Chill.com, sitio dedicado a compartir y recomendar videos.
Deanna Dahlsad designed this simple decision-tree to help differentiate between different Content Curation platforms and which one you should use as a business user.
I found this interesting as it's one of the first ones I see that made this obvious and simple differentiation between the different platforms out there. I'm not sure I would describe Scoop.it as article-based (we obviously have large pictures, infographics, videos or SlideShare presentations that are not articles) but I can see where she's coming from and her intention: if the content you curate is not 100% image, "image-based eye-candy" is not enough.
Via Guillaume Decugis
Lewis PR & SMCSFO hosted a panel on Social Media and Journalism last Tuesday which Arabella was a speaker of. This is the write-up they produced.
Extract: "With more and more people using sites like Twitter and Facebook as a primary “breaking news” source, we were curious to learn about social media’s impact on traditional approaches to journalism. How do journalists use social media as a tool? What are the biggest challenges and how have writers adapted to these changes?"
There were lots of interesting comments from all participants on news consumptions, journalism ethics, fact checking, influence and reputation that go beyond journalism but that can guide curators as well to become better media producers.
Via Guillaume Decugis
Once it was a journalist's lament that today's newspapers are tomorrow's fish and chip paper, a reflection on the ephemeral nature of news.
A judge in one recent high-profile criminal case wrote a...
Gestionar nuestras fotografías puede llegar a ser una tarea muy tediosa, sobre todo cuando el número de fotos así como discos DVD o unidades de almacenamiento empieza a crecer. Con la llegada de aplicaciones como Lightroom, Aperture, Adobe Bridge, etc… y su posibilidad de crear catálogos todo se ha simplificado y parece más controlado.
De todas formas siempre es bueno conocer otras alternativas que nos permitan conocer el contenido de cada unidad así como la ubicación de algún archivo en concreto que estemos buscando. Veamos Disk Explorer Professional.
Disk Explorer Professional es una aplicación que podemos descargar de forma gratuita. Nos permitirá crear una base de datos en la que podremos almacenar toda la información acerca del contenido de un CD/DVD o disco duro. De esta forma, sin necesidad de tener que estar conectada la unidad a nuestro equipo, podremos saber donde se encuentra el archivo que buscamos.
Cuando lazamos la aplicación por primera vez nos preguntará si queremos crear una nueva base de datos o por el contrario abrir una ya existente (esto es así porque podremos compartir la base de datos con otros usuarios). Si decidimos crear una nueva podremos establecer la contraseña si no queremos que todo el mundo pueda ver su contenido.
Problem: Continuous Content Flood
Not only that, new technologies