Content Curation, in its most simplest terms, is the act of gathering related, targeted pieces of content and sharing it. Like an art curator, a Content Curator is a taste maker—an influencer—and has authority in a given topic.
YouTube made a big announcement on Wednesday night — ten digits big to be exact. The video-sharing startup that spent its early days operating out of an apartment above a pizzeria now boasts one billion users.
Google Trends enables you to take popular search queries and explore traffic patterns over time and geography. Now we've added YouTube search data going back to 2008, making it another great tool to look at video trends. Visit Google Trends and enter any search you'd like and then, on the left, choose "limit to" for YouTube. You can slice by region or category as well. Search query interest can often provide a more detailed picture into the life of a trend or topic. For example: for those of you wondering whether the "Harlem Shake" is over... it's not.
Explore The Big Internet Museum and its ever-growing collection. It�s a museum like any other � with curators, a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions by guest curators, seven different wings, and more.
Your World of Text is an infinite grid of text editable by any visitor. The changes made by other people appear on your screen as they happen. Everyone starts in the same place, but you can scroll through the world using your mouse.
A tweet is an atom. A photo on Flickr is an atom. A conversation item on Google Buzz is an atom. A Facebook status message is an atom. A YouTube video is an atom. (...) A curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an info-molecule. Then adds value to that molecule. Real-time curators need to bundle.
Robin Good: Among the five digital trends presently shaping the consumer experience economy, according to Macala Wright who first wrote about this on Mashable, there is one that has as its key objective the reduction of "information noise", distractions and approaches to digital communication that make it harder to grasp and understand a message or to complete a key task one is after.
It reads like there is more to information curation than people scanning feeds and selecting relevant items to write about.
From the original article I have extracted a few passages: "Calm technology refers to applications that cut down on the digital noise of high-volume data to show the user only enough information that he or she needs to complete a task.
...It refers to technologies that do not disrupt our workflow.
The whole idea is to reduce distractions to our work flow without losing functionality.
Calm technology fights against many of the principles of digital marketing: instead of screaming for attention with flashing banner ads, technologies and applications politely take a backseat to the user’s primary focus...
Examples of calm technology can be found in the growing popularity of social curation and discovery.
Social product discovery sites such as Lyst, Mulu.Me, Buyosphere, Svpply and Discoveredd are essentially social filters that enable their communities to curate the products that are most relevant to them.
Moreover, the rise of interest networks and the idea of following someone who has similar likes and shared interest topics are examples of the principles of calm technology driving user behavior.
Google Circles, Pinterest and Chime.In, even location apps such as Sonar, Glancee and Highlight, can all be classified under the “term interest network.”
If you want to curate a timeline, a series of events, like in a week-long festival or conference, or even a course outline or a visual gallery, Timeline Tool 2.0 is an available free solution to do so.
Para o consultor Paul Graham, um dos maiores experts em empreendedorismo, "o google já foi "a" companhia, genial, inovadora, minimalista. Perdeu-se porque resolveu competir com faceBook, num negócio do qual não entende nada, que não faz parte de sua alma corporativa..." continua no Blog do Silvio Meira