Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers.
Whether you're planning to attend SxSW 2012 or you're just interested in following up, here's the panel proposal Steve Portigal put together with Michael Magnolis, Ned Hepburn and myself as participants. Feel free to support us by voting it up! Here's an excerpt of the pitch: "Beyond the emphasis on building your Personal Brand, we believe that today, to be a leading edge professional/creative/entrepreneur/designer/innovator you need to carve out your own territory and have your say."
This is a long read but a worthy one: one that mixes entrepreneurship, publishing and the story of the Web itself.
It's fascinating to see that the starting point for what became a controversial success but an undisputed revolution for publishing is the social web. Michael Shapiro does a great job at explaining how the HuffPost started from a network problem: how to connect people with stories.
A problem that curators all feel sympathetic with.
How do you develop and display your talent efficiently and with impact? This is the SlideShare we've put together on why and how professionals embrace Content Curation to make their talents shine online.
The communication of knowledge and ideas is intrinsic to the human condition. Our earliest ancestors had a rich oral tradition, through which they passed on what they knew about the world, often across great distances.
Today, the avenues available to our quest to gain and share knowledge are boundless, but I’d like to share with you five of my own personal favorites.
Interesting post by Valeria Maltonia where she touches upon what I call the curation cycle (something we're trying to address with the various features of Scoop.it). This is not just about publishing: discovery is tightly linked to that as well, hence the need for research, etc...
"Why do I constantly update my Google Reader RSS feeds? Adding categories, fine tuning reading lists, then upsetting them all over again when I stumble upon several great sites. That's because I rely on information discovery to push my own thinking."
In an earlier post for paidContent, I looked at the broad similarities between the automotive-manufacturing industry and the media business — specifically newspapers — and how disruption has affected both in some fairly similar ways.
"TED has become a publisher (curating content and disseminating it) and a publishing platform (a format designed to attract and disseminate more content). The platform is akin to other new forms of publishing such as blogs or tweets. A TED talk is something that can be described and that gives it informational power.
TED could have done the traditional publishing thing — put up walls and sold exclusivity. Instead, it has chosen to embrace the notion that information has the most value when it is shared widely. Perhaps traditional publishers of other forms of media should take note"
TED is now one of the most powerful and visible brand in the world. Not only because they produce qualitative content, but curate, select and spread ideas they believe in widely.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.