An example of the power of a good infographic and a simple mnemonic.
The challenge of 'find' and 'follow' is to step outside your core topic area, to take elements from a seemingly unrelated topic and relate it back to your area of interest. To me this is heutagogy in practice, the curator taking an active role in determining their learning path and adapting information as required.
Social media offers the key affordances of:
Information discovery and sharing.
Personal collection and, as desirable, adaptation of information.
Connecting with others.
Potential for collaboration.
The act of curation involves reflection and creation of learner-generated information.
Why do some people love Twitter or hate Pinterest?
Find your digital personality and select curation tools that match your work habits.
Anthea Arkcoll's insight:
Fun and fast way to identify your technology format preference based on factors of organisation and visual focus.
For beginners, such as myself, provides an excellent series of links to:
Guides for basic use.
Groups to join or users to follow.
I can personally vouch for the wisdom of the Pinterest tip "Create boards from start, be specific". If only I had.... before aggregating hundreds of catering and craft ideas. While there has been some improvement since the program was introduced, there is no simple and elegant way to reorder the pins within a board.
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.