Twitter has a reputation for being the social network where news and current events are at the forefront. After all, journalists make up the largest and most active verified group there.With a pair of updates, Instagram’s developers seem to be looking to challenge that reputation and establish the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform as a place to go for the news of the day. A blog post on the platform’s blog reads, in part:With more than 70 million photos and videos posted to Instagram every day, wherever something is happening, chances are you can see it here. Whether it’s behind the scenes at the NBA Finals, on the runway with the latest fashion trend at a favorite club with a local band, people are capturing moments large and small on Instagram. But, until now, there’s never been an easy way to find these moments.Instagram has overhauled its “Explore” tab to make it easier for users to find trending people, places, events and hashtags. The blog post states:At the top of the Explore page you will find new curated collections that will be updated regularly, featuring interesting accounts and places, from musicians and extreme athletes to stunning architecture and gorgeous beaches....
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Usare i contenuti generati dagli utenti nella copertura giornalistica apre un ventaglio amplissimo di opportunità, ma presenta anche alcune controindicazioni, prima fra tutte quella relativa alla necessità di verificare la bontà del materiale che si intende adoperare. Il punto sull'argomento con vari esempi di strumenti e servizi che aiutano le redazioni nella gestione degli Ugc.
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"Federico Guerrini, an Italian freelance journalist is the author of a new research study done for the University of Oxford and sponsored by Thomson Reuters which analyzes the emergent use of content curation practices for journalistic use.
The research provides a good introduction to content curation, and a few excellent examples of how it has been used effectively for journalistic purposes..."
My research paper for Reuters is finally out. In it, I analyses the use of storytelling platforms for journalistic's purposes, both from the newsroom's perspective and from the one of "independent storytellers". Have a nice read, Federico
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Federico Guerrini's insight:
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A one-day course that will give you practical skills in a range of visualisation techniques, from simple charts to maps and infographics, as well as a fundamental understanding of visualisation design principles.
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.