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How To Curate Conversations With Storify

How To Curate Conversations With Storify | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
I want to tell you about one of my favorite things on the Internet. Storify is the best way to gather tweets, comments, snippets and images from all around the Web and put them into one post.
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What is EdgeRank? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How does Facebook determine which post gets to your News Feed? The answer is simple, it is based on its Facebook EdgeRank Algorithm.

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Social Media Monitoring Tools: Facts and How to Use | All Infographics

Social Media Monitoring Tools: Facts and How to Use | All Infographics | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Infographics on Social media Monitoring Tools for popularity and branding for business with social media booster proving effective results for profitable income...

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Plant Teacher - Entheogens and Healing Herbs

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Online source for healing plants and entheogens used in alternative medicine, psychonautics and spiritual exploration.
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The Magic of Visual Storytelling: A Rhetoric for Beginners

The Magic of Visual Storytelling: A Rhetoric for Beginners | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

The following is a collection of thoughts regarding the concept of a ‘story telling’ image. Rather than an in-depth instructional tutorial, the following is more of a rhetoric that seeks to persuade and inspire you to develop your creativity and to start taking shots that matter; shots that communicate something meaningful to the viewer.

 

Here is what I like about this article -- it reminds us that as we go about our work in the world, there are plenty of places to take photos that can be used as story triggers.

 

If we can stop, pause, take a breath, look around, and approach our world with curiosity and creativity, we will often find photo opportunities that begin to share a story.

 

I make the distinction between a photograph telling a story and one that triggers a story because I think most photos trigger stories. You can see this happening in the examples the author shares. First, the photos need interpretation, which the author does. 2 of the 3 photos shared are about Australia and without the context of the culture and history of Australia the immediate impact of the photos on me sitting here in in the US are minimal. The 3rd photo is intriguing and does get me to interpret the photo on my own and start creating stories about it.

 

The take-aways for us in business? Stop and see what is around you, notice opportunities in your work for taking photos, get creative, and snap images that you can use as story triggers to share with the world about your work.

 

There are some nice additional insights here to get your creative juices flowing, so don't miss reading the rest of this post!

 

Thank you Giuseppe Mauriello for finding this article!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Telltale Signs Someone Is Lying [Infographic]

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Use these telltale signs that someone is lying in your daily life, and you will quickly know if you are being brought behind the light by people's lies.
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Create perfect mood boards with these 20 pro tips | Creative Bloq

Create perfect mood boards with these 20 pro tips | Creative Bloq | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Mood boards can be a great way to convey your design idea to stakeholders, helping you win pitches and get sign-off early on. Follow our expert advice on how to create them.
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From Information Paralysis to Analysis: The Human Algorithm And Curation Are The Solution | Brian Solis

From Information Paralysis to Analysis: The Human Algorithm And Curation Are The Solution | Brian Solis | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Here is an interesting excerped from article:

"The onslaught of real-time social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) technology is nothing short of overwhelming. Besides the gadgets, apps, social networks and appliances that continue to emerge, the pace of innovation is only outdone by the volumes of data that each produce.

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While the amount of personal and ambient information churned out by SoLoMo is often inundating or even perplexing, it is this “big” data that will help businesses evolve and adapt in a new era of connected consumerism.

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Without interpretation, insight and the ability to put knowledge to work, any investment in technology and resources is premature. But, by investing in human capital to make sense of would be ominous data, organizations can modernize the role of business intelligence to introduce a human touch.

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You’ve heard that old saying, over analysis leads to paralysis. In the face of big data, it’s easy to see the tidal wave that can result from the influx of inputs and sources. 


The reality is though that how organizations connected with customers yesterday is not how customers will be served tomorrow. Meaning, the entire infrastructure in how we market, sell, help, and create now requires companies to not only study data and behavior but also change how it thinks about customers. This is a bona fide renaissance, and to lead a new era of customer engagement requires knowledge acumen.

I refer to the confluence of data and interpretation as the human algorithm — the ability to humanize technology and data to put a face, personality, and voice to the need and chance for change. Data must tell a story.

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The human algorithm is part understanding and part communication. The ability to communicate and apply insights internally and externally is the key to unlocking opportunities to earn relevance. Beyond research, beyond intelligence, the human algorithm is a function of extracting insights with intention, humanizing trends and possibilities and working with strategists to improve and innovate everything — from processes to products to overall experiences.


The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond the routine. Someone has to redefine the typical buckets where data is poured. And someone has to redefine the value of data to save important findings from a slow and eventual death by three-ring binders rich with direction and meaning..."

 

Read full great article here:
http://networkingexchangeblog.att.com/small-business/the-human-algorithm-making-information-overload-work/

 


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Curate Your Personal Clips Into a Shareable Video Mashup with Ptch

Robin Good: Ptch is a new free iOS app that allows you to "curate" your favorite pics and clips from your own library and social stream into an audio-video mashup that you can share with anyone.

 

From Mashable: "Ptchis an app for iPhones and iPads that lets users combine photos and video clips into a one-minute or less “Ptch” that can be shared instantly.

 

Users can add styles and music to a Ptch, and friends can “reptch” or edit videos by adding their own media.

 

Launched in July, Ptch takes the concept of Instagram to another level by letting users mash their media together with tone and expression. The app is designed to capture users’ experiences in real-time, and also let friends mix in media of their own experiences.

 

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Creating a Ptch is simple – select your favorite photos and video clips, choose a style (original, matte, epic, soho, vivid, fillmore, kane or kaskade) to make your Ptch more powerful and then pick a song from the app’s music list. Users can also create titles for their photos.


Once the Ptch is done, press play and share it on your stream or with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. You can also make your Ptches private if you don’t want to share them."

 

Source: http://mashable.com/2012/08/24/ptch/

 

 

See some examples: http://ptch.com/explore

 

Get the app: http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/ptch/id525082792?ls=1&mt=8

 

Find out more: http://ptch.com/

 

 


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How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...

 

I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.

 

This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.

 

What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.

 

If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).

 

You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Just Story It - Scoops

Just Story It - Scoops | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.

I've chosen them because they actually make a contribution to our knowledge and wisdom about stories, show us how to apply stories to growing our businesses, or give valuable how-to tips.

 

I weed out all the junk. And besides, who needs another post in why storytelling is important?? Where's the beef?? We want the meat!

 

I've written reviews of each article to share what I like best, what you can get from reading the article, or what may be missing in the article.

 

How To Find A Topic: Click on the Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the articles with that keyword will appear.

 

I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over.  If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.

After doing biz story work for over a decade (and with a PhD in Folklore) I hope you find many great insights and tips here. Many thanks for visiting and enjoy the articles!

 

And I hope you will also visit my website for more tips and tools, & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is: http://www.juststoryit.com/storyiq  ;

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 14, 2013 5:18 PM
Hey Bart! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I'll let the tech folks at Scoop.it know. In the meantime, here's the correct link: www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 8:15 AM

Karen is dedicated to the art of Storytelling as a key tool in running a business or any other type of endeavor.  Here at ManufacturingStories.com we fully support this art form as the best way to generate positive and effective change.  Thanks Karen for all of your dedicated and tireless work! It's a tood Story!!

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Why New Zealand is the extreme sports capital – Nokia Conversations : the official Nokia blog

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Creating Perfect Marketing Pins For Pinterest [Infographic]

Creating Perfect Marketing Pins For Pinterest [Infographic] | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Great guide for how you could go about creating perfect marketing pins for business. 10 tips that will help you increase reach and engagement on Pinterest.

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Google+ Tools for Business: This Week in Social Media | Social ...

Google+ Tools for Business: This Week in Social Media | Social ... | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Social media news and new developments making social media marketing easier.

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5 must-have Pinterest tools | Articles | Main

5 must-have Pinterest tools | Articles | Main | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Find out how much 'pinfluence' you have, who pins your content, who the top pinners are, and more.

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33 Things to Ask Before Hitting Publish

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Do you pause before you hit the publish button? See the 33 questions that should give you pause... (RT @AnnaLisa_Somma: Stai per pubblicare il tuo bel post... ma ti sei fatto prima le 33 fatidiche domande?

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Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web

Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data.Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent.
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Curate, Filter And Publish Your Streams Of Information With State

Curate, Filter And Publish Your Streams Of Information With State | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article on ReadWriteWeb:

"As streams of information become more popular on the Web, we need better ways to consume and manage them. Apps that allow you to aggregate content from different sources - Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news websites and more - may become very popular: State is trying it.

 

State is currently in private beta. At first glance, it looks part FriendFeed, part TweetDeck, part iGoogle, and part something wholly new.

 

Co-founder Joshua Lewis said:

"what the future of the web looks like when you replace static content with streams of data.

...State is "a general purpose tool to manipulate, filter and publish streams of data."

 

How State Works:

You can add streams of content from up to four services (so far): Twitter, App.net, Instagram and Dropbox. This is the part that reminds me of a start page, like early Netvibes or iGoogle, because you end up with panels of content across the web page. You can also connect to Instapaper, enabling you to save content for later reading.

 

Then, like TweetDeck, you're able to view various aspects of the stream. For Twitter, you can select to view content by home timeline, mentions, user, place, tag, search and list. The same principle applies to content from App.net and Instagram.

 

While State only connects to five services so far, you can imagine it eventually hooking into many more.

 

One feature I really like in State is the ability to "follow" a page of streams that someone else has created.

Each page - or "workspace" to use the service's parlance - is made up of many different streams of content.

There is limited ability to filter - for example, you can select to view only images from a stream. But I imagine more filtering options will be added over time.

 

By default your pages are private, but you can choose to share or make them public..."

 

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/first-look-state-a-streams-app-of-the-future.php

 

Check it out here: https://www.sharingstate.com

 

Request an invite: https://www.sharingstate.com/signup

 

Check out demo: https://www.sharingstate.com/demo/Home


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Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 2:57 AM
Pino your title is pretty unambiguous to me: "Curate, Filter And Publish Your Streams Of Information With State". I read "curate" as the first word.
You can check yourself.
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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 29, 2012 3:04 AM
Hello Robin,
Co-founder Joshua Lewis said:
....State is "a general purpose tool to manipulate, filter and publish streams of data."
Manipulate is not similar to curate?
Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 3:52 AM
Pino: Manipulation has nothing to do with curation.

I think that we should not mislead readers or sell a tool for what it is not. Credibility is everything in this realm.

Re Joshua Lewis: if he wanted to say "curate" he would have. But he didn't. The choice to put "Curate" as the opening word in the title above was yours, not his.

If it was my post, I'd revise the title as I wouldn't want to lose any of the trust I have earned from those who read me. To be credible for me is much more important than being first, or popular.

My two cents. :-)

(Best of all would be for you to test it and to write for us what it does and whether you consider that curation or not). :-)

My two cents.
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Curated Video Collection Of Talks, Lectures, Presentations: Keen Talks

Curated Video Collection Of Talks, Lectures, Presentations: Keen Talks | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: If you enjoy the presentations on TED Talks you may also enjoy Keen Talks, a website that takes thousands of lectures, presentations, and debates on various topics sorted by speaker, topic, category, and year of release.

 

From review article on MakeUseOf:

"Keen Talks’ minimalist design is a definite plus, allowing you to search for videos speedily.

...You can also read the quick and witty description of each video to help capture what the talk is all about.
What’s most interesting about Keen Talks is that its collection covers from various sources, compared to TED Talks where you are only limited with TED’s material..."

 

 

From About page on Keen Talks:

"We strive to build one stop destination for all users who want to learn and expand their knowledge in various fields like science, technology, health, psychology etc.

We curate any form of speech that can bring a fair amount of intellect on the table. We don’t curate just lectures or talks, but a whole range of engaging and interesting videos harnessed across the interwebs.


It’s an awesome library packed with video material, delivered by renowned intellectuals around the globe.
Obviously this is not an educational site in a classical form. We rarely curate lectures in classroom setting or a whole courses for that matter, unless they’re stunning. What we offer is more broad intellectual range of all different kinds of public appearances by some of the finest world’s intellectual figures..."

 

 

Read review article on MakeUseOf: 

http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/keentalks-video-collection-talks-lectures/

 

Check out it: http://keentalks.com

 


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Best Thing I Have Seen on Social Media This Week — Burgers By Phone

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How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Use this seven-step process to develop and tell a business anecdote that will you help close the deal.

 

If you are still struggling with your biz stories, then use this method. It starts from getting clear on the key message first, and then working backward. That is the most effective way to craft business stories, and the one I find most useful when working with clients.

 

If you are stuck -- try this -- you'll like it!

 

Now, what is a key message? It is the main point of the story. It is the message you want to leave people with that will help move them to action, to inspire them to do something different. Think deeply about your key message when crafting your story -- the clarity you create here will make the rest of the process very easy.

 

Oh yeah -- and don't forget -- sometimes as you work on your story the key message you thought was the right one can change and morph. Don't worry -- that's part of the process. Storytelling is an iterative process, so just keep working it and letting your biz story unfold into a dynamite piece!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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New Social Event Discovery iOS App: Vamos

Giuseppe Mauriello: Vamos is new social event discovery app now available in the App Store. It allows you find interesting local events and where your friends are going in real-time.

 

From official FAQ page:
"Vamos is an event discovery tool for spontaneous decision-making.

The current solution we can offer is the search bar where you can filter down events on event names, places or description keywords.

They are all public events and your personal invitations from Facebook. We are working to integrate events from other sources.

All the data we use comes either from Instagram, Facebook or actions within Vamos..."

 

From review article on GigaOM:

"...The smart thing with Vamos is that it’s not a straight listings service – instead, it aggregates public Facebook events that you, your friends and other Vamos users have been invited to, and overlays them on a map.

On top of this social graph action, the app also pulls in Instagram photos that are being uploaded at the location of nearby events, so you can see if the party has really started. It also synchronises its own RSVP system with that of Facebook..."

 

Read more on GigaOM:

http://gigaom.com/europe/vamos-uses-social-graph-to-power-local-event-discovery/

 

Try out it: http://getvamos.com

 

Video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/47001995

 

Free Download on App Store: 

http://itunes.apple.com/app/vamos-social-events-discovery/id546732445


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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad

How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

One microcosm of the potential of the iPad in learning in the concept of visual recording. Visual recording is what it sounds like it’d be. As opposed to recording audio, visual recording captures visuals, though not necessarily in photographic form. The process of visually capturing ideas with the iPad isn’t terribly complex in concept. If you can think of concept-mapping, you’ve halfway there.


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