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40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools

40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

What is social media curation? Today, with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. As a result, the act of filtering, selecting, reviewing and providing commentary with a perspective on an article, or collection of articles, have become increasingly important. This is known as social media curation.

 

<- human + curation tool= information filter (JS)

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The Ability To Extract and Communicate Insight from Data It's Going To Be Huge: McKinsey Quarterly [Video]

The Ability To Extract and Communicate Insight from Data It's Going To Be Huge: McKinsey Quarterly [Video] | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Robin Good: In January of 2009 the McKinsey Quarterly published a video interview and a full article entitled "Hal Varian on how the Web challenges managers" in which Google’s chief economist told executives in wired organizations how much they needed a sharper understanding of how technology empowers innovation.

 

In the video, Hal Varian says something that if you are trying to understand the emerging curation trend, is as relevant (if not more) today as three years ago when it was first published:

 

"The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it's going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades, not only at the professional level but even at the educational level for elementary school kids, for high school kids, for college kids.

 

Because now we really do have essentially free and ubiquitous data.

 

So the complimentary scarce factor is the ability to understand that data and extract value from it.

 

I think statisticians are part of it, but it's just a part.

You also want to be able to visualize the data, communicate the data, and utilize it effectively.

 

But I do think those skills - of being able to access, understand, and communicate the insights you get from data analysis - are going to be extremely important..."

 

Video interview: http://bit.ly/googlehalvarianoncuration 

(go to the section "Workers and managers")

 

You will need to register to read the full original article: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Hal_Varian_on_how_the_Web_challenges_managers_2286 

 

 

<- and so what does this mean for education? For educators? For managers? For learners? Can curation skills help them? What do these curation skills consist of? (JS)


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janlgordon's comment, January 31, 2012 12:27 PM
This is an excellent piece, as always, thank you Robin!
Robin Good's comment, January 31, 2012 12:55 PM
Thank you Jan, much appreciated!
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New Data: Pinterest Referring More Traffic Than LinkedIn, Reddit, Google+

New Data: Pinterest Referring More Traffic Than LinkedIn, Reddit, Google+ | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Jason Heath for Socialfresh

 

"The latest Pinterest referral traffic data reveals that Pinterest drives more referral traffic than YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+ combined".

 

That is pretty significant for a social network that most marketers still do not even know exists. And yes, they are still an invite only community.

 

This data does not include EVERY referral source out there on the web. But it does put Pinterest into context compared to other major social sites. And it can give anyone doing business online a good sense of where strong referral opportunities might exist for their business.

 

 

The Highlights of the Data

Here are a few key takeaways from the Shareaholic findings:

 

Selected and curated by maxOZ covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/AssEyf]


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janlgordon's comment, February 5, 2012 4:00 PM
Thanks Michele, this is a great one!
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Quelle éthique pour un curateur en ligne ? | Techtrends - Social Media, Web et Hi-Tech

Quelle éthique pour un curateur en ligne ? | Techtrends - Social Media, Web et Hi-Tech | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Il existe donc une relation de confiance entre les curateurs et les lecteurs, mais pour arriver à proposer un maximum de contenu de qualité à leur communauté sans passer leur temps à la lire et le sélectionner, certains (beaucoup) de curateurs essayent d’automatiser la publication de contenu provenant de sources de qualité, ils deviennent dans ce cas de simples agrégateurs en temps réel qui font ponctuellement de la curation.

 

<- a trust relationship between curators and readers... Important point! (JS)

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Curation Is The New Creation - the local good

Curation Is The New Creation - the local good | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Most people have neither the time nor the stamina to wade through miles of information looking for the narrow range of content they're interested in. By sifting through fields of haystacks in search of a couple of needles, curators provide a valuable and powerful service. But don't confuse curation with aggregation.

 

<- lots of good quotes and thinking in this article. a step up from the usual curation articles. (JS)

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Content Curation: Classroom Applications

Content Curation: Classroom Applications | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
here are available a variety of free tools in various formats that let you easily tag/save sites, articles, images, videos, presentations, etc. into a collection that you can share and have conversations about with other users. I’ve been spending some time at Pinterest, which is filled with inspiring images of recipes, crafts, clothes, housewares, quotes, etc. It’s like scrolling through an interactive magazine, where you can easily “pin” things you see/like that have been pinned by others, leave comments on other’s pins, as well as add new content to your own collections. Some similar sites include: Snip.it, Clipboard, Themeefy.com, bagtheweb and Scoop.it!

 

<- some great activity examples of curation in teaching and learning (JS)

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Why curators should care about SOPA/PIPA Scoop.it

Why curators should care about SOPA/PIPA Scoop.it | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

curation is fundamentally a content-friendly act. This literally means caring about content: caring enough to highlight it, promote it, share it and make other people want to enjoy it as well. This has always happened but historically, this was something done by a minority – a few gatekeepers. In such a model, a few decided what content we were going to consume. But what we’ve seen with Web 2.0 is that we could have a different model with many sharing content to many. As curators multiply and everyone becomes a publisher, we can all see the benefits through the diversity of opinions being expressed, the long-tail of niche topics being covered or the variety of content being discovered.

 

<- Scoop.it blog highlights role of curators. Real danger is of course that curation also means amplification, and amplification means higher visibility of potentially law infringing materials. And that leaves sites like scoop.it, Pinterest and Delicious open to law suits and potential shutdown.

 

One comment they make and Clay Shirky also makes is that the shift of burden of proof under SOPA/PIPA would move away from the "right owners" under DMCA. And I think that is where legislation should be looking... What is this "right"? And is this "right" still sensible in a world that is so different from the world in which patent and copyright was invented? (JS)

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Taming Information Chaos with the Power of 2.0

Web 2.0 provides ways to filter, streamline, organise, share, distribute or gather information from the burgeoning information jungle.

 

<- Great presentation from Judy describing curation practices even if the actual term is only mentioned briefly... (JS)

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Are you the education technology curator for your organisation? #curation » Cat's Pyjamas

Are you the education technology curator for your organisation? #curation » Cat's Pyjamas | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

The activity I’ve just described, that Hans and I were engaged in for our organisations, is digital curation. Us education technologists have probably been acting as digital curators for our organisations around the e-learning and education technology topics for longer than we realise. If you’re an edtech who recognises this, I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts. (JS)

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Taming the tide - Steve Wheeler - ILT - November 2011 issue

Taming the tide - Steve Wheeler - ILT - November 2011 issue | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Taming the tide: Digital Content Curation by Steve Wheeler

 

<- can quote this for phd. (JS)

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more on curation

Have I told a story, or have I simply collected a bunch of links? Good content curation uses the human filter to add value. Good curators know their subject and are able to see patterns emerging in the story. They are able to provide meaning and context.

 

<- more on curation from @lruff

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At least 20 tools that might help you curate something

At least 20 tools that might help you curate something | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a deeper look into curating, it can be found. I want to build a curation tool, so I am working my way though my backlog of pinboard links about curation. Here I have a list of all the tools I can find that would be considered curation tools.

 

<- more tools to examine for my PhD (JS)

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Seth Dixon's comment, February 8, 2012 12:56 PM
I was just telling my students to find digital resources to curate news for a semester long project...glad to find this.
Karen du Toit's comment, February 9, 2012 7:17 AM
Thanks!!
Gust MEES's comment, February 9, 2012 5:56 PM
@Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Glad that it is helpful for You and your students. So students can also use different tools and later compare...
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Why I adopted a scorched earth policy, dismantled two blogs and jumped to Tumblr

Why I adopted a scorched earth policy, dismantled two blogs and jumped to Tumblr | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

I fundamentally believe that we are entering the next great era of the web – The Validation Era. In this age of too much content and not enough time, the public will increasingly need to hear things validated across four interconnected media clovers that are converging across four different screens – phones, tablets, PCs and TVs. To be successful, businesses and individuals will need to continually ensure their engagement spans the media cloverleaf.

 

<- Steve Rubel talks about what he calls the Validation Era. What does this mean in higher education? Will having students with validation practices, mean they will have different learning styles? (JS)

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YouTube And Shiva Rajaraman Bring Intelligent Channel Picks To Online Video | Fast Company

YouTube And Shiva Rajaraman Bring Intelligent Channel Picks To Online Video | Fast Company | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

"It depends what you're into. When there's stuff that's not easy to bake into the video itself, I would like much more of an intro around that stuff. Rebecca Black is a good example of this. It's a really bad music video, but what's better than that is the story. I need someone to tell that story, and no machine can do that as effectively as a person today. That's where human curators come in."

 

<- noticed that YouTube had changed their interface to allow users to become video curators. There's a whole blog post in this... (JS)

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Curation Tools: The Amsterdam-Born Pinterest Look-Alike for Hip and Cool Stuff - 20Blinks

"...20blinks gives content curation a heady, Dutch twist.

 

If Pinterest opened people's eyes to the joys of content curation, 20blinks unleashes their souls.

 

Supposedly, 20Blinks is a place for sharing and appreciating the finer, funkier things across cultures.

 

Like an ambient content curation platform, 20blinks is dedicated to sharing all things hip.

 

Many of the collections are a delightful trip. It's a mind-blowing place for sharing and discovery of:

- New music and classic grooves
- Contemporary art and photography
- Buzz-worthy books
- Exotic travel inspiration
- Fresh fashion and much more."

(Source: Yahoo - http://voices.yahoo.com/http://voices.yahoo.com/20blinks-hip-social-network-content-curation-10846363.html?cat=15)&nbsp;&nbsp;

 

Try it out now: http://www.20blinks.com/ 


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Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ"

Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ" | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

On Twitter, you are mixing content, content that the audience you hope to engage will find--not only interesting--but, irresistible, irresistible enough to comment on, @reply, retweet, share, like, etc. Ultimately, you hope your followers will enlist their followers to follow you because of your great content. Some call it a tribe, but think of it as your own club, a club where you are the DJ and people come to have a good time. As a Content Curator, you should be entertaining. Those who follow you should have access to the best content already disseminated for them. You get to exchange ideas about this great content, learn something new, maybe even change your opinion. Ultimately, when your friends or followers share your curated content with their friends, THEY look smart and cool.

 

<- yes yes yes! Lots of good tips on how to be an effective curator when using Twitter (JS)

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Seth Dixon's comment, January 31, 2012 10:37 PM
Love the DJ analogy for content curation! We aren't the "musicians," but we create the right sound that are essential to make a good club or radio station worthwhile.
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Christchurch Earthquake Recovery #EQNZ

When Christchurch was hit by the February earthquake, New Zealand's IT sector responded fast. With almost all of the city's critical communications services ...

 

<- great example of curation in action during #eqnz (JS)

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TechCrunch | The Emergence Of The Content Creation Class

TechCrunch | The Emergence Of The Content Creation Class | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
The content creation class shall inherit the Internet. Richard Florida coined the expression the Creative Class, his belief being that these 30 to 40 million would be the driving force for economic development in a postindustrial world.

 

<- this could mean there is a subclass, an inbetween entrepreneur class, of content curators. (JS)

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Lord of Curation Series: Seth Dixon Scoop.it

Lord of Curation Series: Seth Dixon Scoop.it | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you.....Seth Dixon is a professor at Rhode Island College within the Political Science Department and the D...
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Gaining Authority in the Age of Digital Overload

Gaining Authority in the Age of Digital Overload | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

With this shift in authority, Rubel proposes that as of 2010, the Internet has entered the Validation era, in which Internet users are beginning to “find the signal in the noise” and hold on to only those pieces of information and people that are most important to them online. The rise of intimate social networks such as Path, and group messaging apps such as GroupMe, Beluga, Fast Society and Kik, is an indicator that “people want to be closer to people they care about and let all the riffraff set aside,” says Rubel.

 

<- more from Steve Rubel and his idea of the Validation era (JS)

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Digital Curation for School Librarians and Other Tech-Types - LiveBinder

All about digital curation for 21st century media...

 

<- great starting point (JS)

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How Businesses Are Using Pinterest

How Businesses Are Using Pinterest | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Sharing Ideas On How To Use A Company's Products: Whole Foods is getting around the blatant self-promotion ban by creating food-porn Pinboards that clearly encourage people to use their products. Pinboards with titles like "Super HOT Kitchens" and "Who Wants Dinner?" are aimed at getting people into the kitchen (via an implied trip to their local Whole Foods).

 

<- these ideas for sharing, community building and contests through curation, would transfer to education (JS)

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Curation As Story – The Importance Of Human Filters | Jeff Turner

Curation As Story – The Importance Of Human Filters | Jeff Turner | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Collecting content without qualitative human judgement is aggregation, not curation. The best automation tools alone will never replace the ability of a human being to provide meaningful context. And the best curation, the curation I subscribe to via email, takes context to the next level. It tells a story.

 

<- what story can it tell in a semester? (JS)

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Curator's Workbench by Gregory Jansen on Prezi

Curator's Workbench: A Tool for Preparing Digital Material...

<- this presentation focuses on the archival side of curation. (JS)

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Apps in Education: 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation

Apps in Education: 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Curation vs. Aggregation? Curation is such a necessity these days. The overwhelming wave of information we are exposed to is drowning us in facts and opinion. Not only do we need to be curating the information that we are consuming but we need to be insisting that our students have the skills and necessary tools in which to curate their own world. I have listed a number of capable curation apps that can help to do just that.

I tend to use more than one of these and in fact there are days that I would use three or four. Have a look at the ones that might feel right for you. I have a soft spot for Flipboard but only because it was the tool that first opened my eyes to the potential of the iPad in a classroom - I used it as a twitter fed "further reading" text for a senior art class. Enjoy!

 

<- a few new ones for me. I wonder if this could be part of a Service pack for teachers when they are issued with an iPad, or their iPad apps are updated. (JS)

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