I selected this piece written by Steve Rosenbaum for BBC Internet Blog because it's inspiring for those of us who are already curating to watch the evolution of curation and see these words from a man who knows.
50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years - In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you rea...
Beth Kanter has been at the forefront of social media usage for non-profits and as such an expert curator. She wrote an interesting review of the book "The Information Diet" which I published the teaser video of a few weeks ago.
As she points out, this is not an isolated piece but one that is related to other works to form a movement towards wider content consumption. A trend where curation has an essential role to play.
But as Brian Solis pointed out a few days ago, information overload has a lot of benefits too. Probably more so than inconvenients. So just like a culinary diet means better rather than less, this is all a question of balance as we should dread Information... Anorexia.
De klassieke bibliotheek met hoofd- en nevenvestigingen maakt in menige gemeente plaats voor nieuwe concepten met een sterk centrale of juist decentrale invul… (RT @bibliotheek20: Op weg naar nieuwe bibliotheekconcepten: "De klassieke bibliotheek ...
Microsoft is reportedly set to acquire the Yammer business social network for an estimated $1 billion. The deal would give a much-needed social network injection to its Sharepoint business collaboration platform.
This is a 10 page extract from the book. Dduring the 1990s and the first decade of the third millennium we all became used to what the Internet and the Web had to offer. But Social Software in the form of Web 2.0 is different.
All of us have areas of interest and expertise that we wish to continue developing. We want to know everything that is going on in relation to that topic. More importantly, we want to be sure we are not missing anything important.
What differentiates successful professionals is their ability to take action before competitors so as to mitigate a risk or act upon an opportunity.
This post explores 7 roadblocks that difficult content curation.
1. Shooting Stars:
The widespread adoption of real-time platforms has led to a huge increase of content publication. Identifying strategically important information has become much like spotting a shooting star.
2. Popularity Icebergs:
The massive utilization of popularity to deliver information is making content curation difficult for users with highly personalized information needs. The information that is not considered popular remains under the sea of information and is very hard to find.
3. Assumption Bubbles:
Algorithms are gaining importance to filter Web content and tackle information overload. The resulting bubbles are difficult to escape and limit the discovery of unexpected information.
4. Expert Gatekeepers:
Relying on experts is a good way to obtain relevant information with a reduced level of effort. However, those experts can easily become gatekeepers if they are not able to deliver information that is relevant to the dynamic interests and information needs of each user.
5. Circles of Trust:
It is easy to forget that critical information might come from outside those circles of trust.
6. Bingo Cards:
To build expertise, users are required to know everything that’s going on in relation to a specific topic. Users can feel overloaded because they decide to deal with more content than they can curate.
7. Distraction Mazes...
Finding timely and relevant information on an ongoing basis about a specific subject is very challenging. Most users are finding it extremely difficult not to be distracted by information that is not relevant to their information needs.
In response to Kodak filing for bankruptcy protection, I saw a tweet that opined that the company's long-term decline had come as a result of misunderstanding their core business: "They were in the memories business not the film business". And libraries?
How does one measure their own librarianship to determine whether they are a 21st Century Librarian? Good question. None have been written of which I’m aware. You may be a 21st Century Librarian if you........
This is a new extension to the 21st Century Library Blog at http://21stcenturylibrary.wordpress.com/ that will locate items of interest that warrant exposure to those interested in this Topic --- Feel free to browse and suggest other sources of interest. ENJOY!
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.