Content curation is the art and science of finding and sharing quality content on a specific topic. Curation helps you build an audience. You then have a larger group of people with whom to share your own content, and who can spread the word.
Many among the Twitterati have built their followings in large part through content curation. Jason Falls of Social Media Explorer publicly states his Twitter strategy is “find good shit and share it.” Talk about a commitment to content sharing!
With the endlessly flowing Twitter stream, you have to tweet at least semi-frequently to maximize visibility. Many content curators tweet eight or even 10 times daily. Content sharing is today’s preferred method of content curation. And it works. 25% of tweets contain link s, but 56% of retweets contain links . Hmmm.
Other than the time commitment, the task of content curation is relatively simple. Recognize, however, that content curation is a long-term social media strategy. You don’t become a reliable and trusted source for content sharing ov ernight, or even in a few weeks. And it doesn’t work for everyone. Here are 5 factors to doing content curation successfully.....
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Via Giuseppe Mauriello