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The curator's filters

It's clear that content curation is increasingly being talked about as an important role for learning professionals (in the context of self-provisioned learning, scaffolding, learing environment de...
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Sobre las responsabilidades del curador de contenidos.

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Curation Tools That Help You Find Hidden Gems That Nobody Else Is Posting

Rob Diana writes: "The core of my concern is that curators need tools to find those stories that may not be as popular as others.

Otherwise, all news comes from a few select sites that are read by the masses. Obviously, this is not what we want to have happen."

 

He couldn't be more right. 

The rest of his article, dating back to November, offers good insight into what the 1% of former Google Reader was really doing and what they are looking for now that it is gone.

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

Curated and Selected by by Robin Good

 

 

Read the full article: [http://bit.ly/tCbIPj]


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janlgordon's comment, December 18, 2011 2:57 PM
Hi Robin,
This is a good one - thanks for sharing this!!
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Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web

Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web | Curaduria de contenidos y Preservacion digital | Scoop.it

Karyn Campbell wrote this piece for Sparksheet - Great Observations and so true!

 

Intro:

 

"Before news aggregators, content curators, and Google’s omnipotent algorithm, the world’s information was sorted by real human beings."

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

It comes down to trust

 

The web has offered us incredible options for how we buy products, talk to our friends, or experience media. Remember that adage “quality over quantity”? We can take that phrase literally online – quantity won’t go away; quality will just sit atop.

 

Sometimes we want someone to tell us, consistently, what’s true and what’s good. No wonder YouTube just relaunched its music page, enlisting writers for Vice, Spin and other major vloggers to curate its featured content.

 

**As Steve Jobs more radically put it, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.”

 

It comes down to trust. Because we are all so well trained in the art of branding, arguably at the expense of crafting things worthy of distribution,

 

**it becomes hard to trust the advice of a Wild West web.

 

Still, we’ll continue to take the word of our favourite industry insider, celebrity or uncle.

 

**Likewise, the smartest companies in this space will calibrate expertise with automation, math with emotion.

 

**Whether she’s a kid writing code or a poet in-the-making, look for the next generation Steve Jobs to carry on building, hiring, and perfecting these filters.

 

Absolutely!

 

http://sparksheet.com/return-of-the-editor-why-human-filters-are-the-future-of-the-web/


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Snip.it New Curation Tool Could Be A Fierce Competitor To Delicious

About the Author: Drew Olanoff is The Next Web's West Coast Editor.

 

Intro:

 

With all of the information out on the web that you share everyday, curation is becoming a hot space. ReadWriteWeb reports on a new service founded by former TellMe senior engineer Ramy Adeeb.

 

Just because this is a hot space, doesn’t mean it’s not overcrowded though. We’ve reported on quite a few services like this, but Snip.it might take the lead in pure design and experience. It’s beautifully done.

 

Snip.it, first of all, is a great name for the service.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

The idea of “snipping” parts of the web to save for yourself or to share with a group of people is something even my Mom can understand. As I’ve mentioned,

 

**making sure a service is something not just geeks will get is the key to something sustainable.

 

http://tnw.co/oxnKVl

 


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Humanrithm: why data without people is not enough - and how algorithms lost the Content Curation battle

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.


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Beth Kanter's comment, October 7, 2012 12:25 PM
Were you in Boston this week? I was too!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 9, 2012 9:55 PM
Hi Beth! Me? No, this was for Dataweek here in San Francisco...
Michael Procopio's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:48 PM

Love this quote "Content marketing and curation is like Star Trek chess. You are playing a game in many dimensions simultaneously."

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Best Thinkers Series: Is Curation the New Journalism?

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)

 

http://socialmediatoday.com/is-curation-the-new-journalism?reference=smt_twitter


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Thoora: The Intersection of Aggregation, Search & Curation

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This is a great tool for curators!

 

Intro:

 

"With a Web full of stuff, discovery is a hard problem. Search engines were the first tools on the scene, but their rankings still have a hard time identifying relevance the same way a human user would."

 

Excerpt:

 

Digging For Content

 

Thoora was founded in 2008, and it originally launched as a real-time news aggregator, which we covered back in 2009. But this new iteration is about much more than scanning the news.

 

This is a toolkit for users to explore and research topics, and it learns more about them as its users sort out what matters to them. It is a social tool - users can share topics, and the Thoora site features highlights - but the purpose of the tool is to turn up the most relevant content on the topic, no matter how deeply it's buried in the Web.

 

"We like to say that we're at the intersection of aggregation, curation and search," says Carrie Shaw, head of product at Thoora. As far as users are concerned, that's a good description, but the real value of Thoora comes from the learning algorithms at work behind the scenes. As users create topics, discover content and clean up the results, the Thoora engine gets better at recommendations.

 

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/thoora.php


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