Beth Kanter celebrates my birthday by publishing this informative and well curated article for new content curators.
Beth summarizes key principles, her own suggested approach and some of the tools she recommends to use.
An enjoyable and informative read. Recommended.
P.S.: The link "explosion of tools" should realy link somewhere else in my humble opinion. Here is an updated map of all the content curation and newsmastering tools out there: http://www.mindmeister.com/55395228 ;
Robin Good: If you are looking for the best creative design inspiration around and a great example of content curation at work you may want to check out Web Design Served and the other sites which are part of the Behance Served Sites network.
Content curation is a hot topic of discussion in marketing circles these days. One of the biggest problems businesses face when they try to pursue content marketing is finding the time to actually produce the content.
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Here are some excerpts from this interesting article published on PandoDaily: "Some publishers – namely AP, AFP, and Rupert Murdoch – have long taken umbrage with Google, whom they have accused of leeching off of newspapers’ content.
Beth Kanter interviewed Robin Good a few days ago, for the entire interview with Beth and Robin please click here: [http://bit.ly/y3bmPo]
Robin, I really enjoyed listening to you, I know this is aimed at non-profits but your insights, tips and suggestions are something we can all use.
Here are a few things that caught my attention:
**BEFORE you get on the web, decide how much time you're going to spend on there, otherwise it could become addictive, and this can happen if you're not careful (hmmm how many of you can relate to this?)
**Know who your audience is, pick a very specific topic,
**be as narrow as you can, find great pieces, pull out what you think would be relevant for them (being too broad doesn't help filter out the noise for these people, it adds to it)
I'm going to let you get right to the interview and let Robin tell you more:-)
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Busiess and Beyond"
Generally, people don’t have the time or energy to sit and plow through pages or screens of text; they want to be able to ingest information as quickly and easily as possible. With the recent rise of infographics (information graphics), what used to require an avalanche of stats or analyses to dissect, can now be interpreted and relayed into an easy-to-read, fun, and visually appealing schematic – and an excellent content marketing concept. Infographics, when designed well, can be applied to different online sites and social networks.
Summarized at the article are 5 free tools (with links) that allow you to start creating simple infographics or explore the potential of data visualization...
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As instructors, we are all information curators. How do you collect and share currently relevant content with your students? How do your students research and share information that they find with the rest of class?
By Erin Griffith On September 10, 2012 Like it or not, the curators are coming. And I'm not talking about the kind that work with Art.sy . The latest wave of curation goes beyond Drudge Report-style link aggregation.