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Giuseppe Mauriello: Hopflow is web and iOS social content discovery app which seeks to connect users with a stream of content based on their personal interests. It is similar to other services like Prismatic and Trapit.
From reviewed article by The Next Web:
"Hopflow lets users Discover and share content through following specific topics rather than individual sources, and based on these interests, a personalized flow of stories from around the Web is reeled in.
You’ll need to sign up with your Twitter or Facebook credentials.
Hopflow scanned my Twitter history and, quite accurately, told me all the subjects I am indeed interested in.
You can, of course, manually select and deselect options as you see fit, and once you click ‘Done’, you’ll have a long stream of news stories based around your topics of interest. It’s like Twitter, except you follow topics rather than accounts, and this comparison is given further credence with the ‘Rehop’ feature which lets you share your news with others.
“The social Web is full of content platforms that force people to manually follow and filter through sources and information,” says Erez Pilosof, CEO and Founder of Hopflow. ” In this contextual age, people want tools that are simple and provide targeted information. We believe that discovering and sharing stories about the things that interest you shouldn’t be tedious and time consuming but rather fun and easy. Hopflow eliminates unwanted noise and allows users to sit back and enjoy a beautiful image-based ‘flow’ of relevant content outside of their current social networks.”
Read full article here:
Try out it: http://hopflow.com
Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Steven Hughes, Mariage LLaguno, Jeff Domansky
"Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, ===> the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers." <===
Over the many applications of Social Content Curation, Professional Development has been a strong trend. We keep observing it on Scoop.it but it's also been reported by Social Media influencers.
As more and more of us become Knowledge Worker, it should be no suprise that Content takes a growing importance on our Professional lives. So here's our take on it and why we announced this new integration with LinkedIn earlier today.
Via Guillaume Decugis, Kim Flintoff, Ken Morrison, Louise Robinson-Lay, Amanda McAndrew, Gust MEES, Alfredo Corell
Robin Good: A curated collection of Pinterest-like web sites, in perfect Pinterest-like style.
"Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest. It’s spread like a hot, juicy rumor over Twitter, infecting (or improving, depending on how you look at it) the way we use the Internet. Think of it as the Pinterest-ifictation of the Web.
If Tumblr were designed today it might look like Pinterest. All Pinterest did was take the Tumblr feed — a mishmash of uploaded, reblogged and remixed words and images — and make it easier to skim. Rather than scroll endlessly through a single feed of content, Pinterest displays it in as many columns as your browser width can handle..."
You can submit your own here: http://pinteresti.st/submit
RSS feed: http://pinteresti.st/rss
(Thanks to Guillaume DeCugis for discovering this)
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Robin Good: The David Ramsey Map Collection is an historical collection of thousands of beautiful maps and atlases organized and made freely accessible to the public online in unique and unprecedented ways.
This online collection offers in fact no less than 12 different ways to navigate its contents by providing dedicated browsers and visual imaging tools ranging from 2D-GIS to SecondLife and virtual QTR panoramas. For example, with the Google Earth visualization, any map in the collection can be seen perfectly mapped on the globe, or by using the Luna Browser one can create collections, save and download images, annotate maps or even create embeddable presentations.
This is truly a spectacular collection with marvellous maps and atlases enriched by complementary data, visualization tools and a formidable array of navigation devices.
Possibly the best online curated collection I have seen so far.
About page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/about
Collection and Tools to navigate it: http://www.davidrumsey.com/view
Home page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/
Via Robin Good
Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.
From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."
Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm
(Image credit: GroupPartners)
Via Robin Good, RPattinson-Daily, Paul Rawlinson, catspyjamasnz, Dennis T OConnor, Vicente Montiel, Rui Guimarães Lima, Adriana Favieri, Professor Jill Jameson, juandoming, Ramon Aragon, Juergen Wagner, Paul McKean, AAEEBL, ech08ravo, massimo facchinetti
Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects. The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon. Also important is delivering and sharing that content on your social media networks.
Content curation is the art of selecting content that is appropriate and then organising and publishing it in a way that is relevant for the topic of choice. This can be offline with print such as magazines or online via the web. Magazines about cars or fashion are evidence of content curation in action. Editors with the aid of journalists create and collect content then edit and then publish.
Journalism is shifting more and more from the quest for the perfect “scoop” to a more organized and reasoned activity of content curation. The same thing is true for those who do have a passion they would love to write about, but simply lack the time to write and keep a blog, not to mention companies that would like to have an active presence online, but cannot afford hiring a communication agency to do the work for them.
The technology of the web and the rise of the social media networks is providing sources of content that can provide curation in ways that were not previously possible.
The content curation platform Scoop.it is an example how we can all become magazine editors and content curators without the overhead of hiring editors or journalists. Scoop.it was established in 2011 with the goal of making content curation easy and accessible to everyone.
Robin Good: David McCandlees, the author of the book Information is Beautiful celebrates great data visualization and information design work through the Information is Beautiful Awards.
» Data visualization– A singular visualisation of data or information.» Infographic – Using multiple data visualisations in service to a theme or story
» Interactive visualization – Any viz where you can dynamically filter or explore the data.
» Data journalism – A combination of text and visualizations in a journalistic format.
» Motion infographic – Moving and animated visualizations along a theme or story.
» Tool or website – Online tools & apps to aid datavizzing.
The selection itself is worth a tour of the site and of this initiative.
Longlist selection: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2012/07/our-longlist/
Shortlist selection: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2012/08/awardshortlist/
Via Robin Good