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Editing Tips That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Writing

Editing Tips That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Writing | Communication design | Scoop.it
Careful editing can make such a difference to your writing, as there is so much more to think about than just spelling, grammar and sentence construction.

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, April 20, 3:03 AM
With curatti.com GAU will be better project.
Lee Hall's curator insight, April 20, 9:54 AM
This is the last of a series, but there are links to the others so you can read those too. 
Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 21, 9:48 AM
From curator~ " Elliott explains the process of how to edit your articles and improve your writing at the same time. Here's what caught my attention: It's important to first do planning and research before the writing begins. Use an outline of the structure with a beginning, middle, and end. After writing a post give yourself some time to process it. Save the editing process after you have completed your article. Read your completed work out loud to yourself. Notice the flow of the piece, and whether there were any mistakes you may have missed.
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Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development | Communication design | Scoop.it

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, then you would periodically take some additional classes offered through your company.


Today by the time you graduate with a four year college degree most of the information you will learn will be outdated and perhaps obsolete.


The world has changed and it’s up to us as individuals (and as companies) to make sure that we can change too. Organizations must enable employees by deploying the right technologies to connect people and by supporting employees and allowing them learn outside of the company. Individuals must get rid of all excuses and understand that they can learn anything they want anytime they want to learn it.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Christophe Poupet's curator insight, August 30, 2015 2:08 PM
There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for
Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators's curator insight, January 7, 4:55 AM

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators's curator insight, January 7, 9:13 AM

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

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Fair Use and Curation - Five Rules to Curate by

Fair Use and Curation - Five Rules to Curate by | Communication design | Scoop.it

By Pawan Deshpande "Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 15, 2015 8:07 PM

The author makes a strong case for his assertion that ethical content aggregation and effective content curation are synonymous. Deshpande's "5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator" are a solid start on a list of best practices for curation.

Maritza Pérez Hdez 's curator insight, July 16, 2015 8:37 AM

Reglas para el fomento de la Ética y Derechos de Autor en la #curacióndecontenidos

Marv LibStudies's curator insight, October 31, 2015 4:02 AM

Five rules to remember.

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Content Curation from A to Z: An Online Course with Robin Good

Content Curation from A to Z: An Online Course with Robin Good | Communication design | Scoop.it

Content Curation from A to Z, a short online learning program, 
with Robin Good 


March 13th, April 24th and May 15th, from 12 to 14 (EST) 


Three online classes to learn everything you need to know to become a great content curator. 


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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 6, 2015 3:42 PM

There's always teachers, and MASTERS, like R.Good!
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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:25 PM

 

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Hector Cortez's curator insight, August 13, 2015 4:46 PM

añada su visión ...

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Content Curation Takes Time

Content Curation Takes Time | Communication design | Scoop.it

Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.


Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.


Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?


How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.


A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

  1. Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

  2. Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

  3. Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

  4. Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

  5. Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

  6. Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

  7.  Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

  8. Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)


These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.


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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:52 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.

 

Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.

 

Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?

 

How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.

 

A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

 Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)

 

These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.

 
Robert Kisalama's curator insight, April 18, 2015 11:37 AM

truly Curation should not be  merely aggregating different links without  taking off time to reflect indeed it is very to end up like some one buying clothes impulsively only to realise you could have done without some of them.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:24 PM

 

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#Infographic: Portrait of a Content Marketer: More Than a Writer

#Infographic: Portrait of a Content Marketer: More Than a Writer | Communication design | Scoop.it
Content marketers teach, engage and persuade with words in a variety of channels. They need a strong grasp of language to write engaging content that stands out in a crowd and positions their company in a positive light. But writing content is not the only thing that a content marketer has to be capable of. Here's the real portrait of a Content Marketer: More than a marketer.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN



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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:49 AM
Content marketers teach, engage and persuade with words in a variety of channels. They need a strong grasp of language to write engaging content that stands out in a crowd and positions their company in a positive light. But writing content is not the only thing that a content marketer has to be capable of. Here's the real portrait of a Content Marketer: More than a marketer.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN


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A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 23, 2014 11:38 AM

Great collection of speeches. Enjoy and be inspired.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, May 23, 2014 1:34 PM

Quotes and links to 300+ graduation speeches, some include videos

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:32 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento

A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento | Communication design | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know about web development. Neatly packaged. Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Rails, Node, and more in each box with a set of links.


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 27, 2014 2:28 PM



Bento is a website that, thanks to its author Jon Chan and the many user contributions, has gathered, organized and curated the very best resources available online where you can learn how to code.


From html to javascript, ruby, php, Java, perl, Bento offers learning guidance for over 80 different technologies and coding languages. 


Here is how Jon Chan, a 23 years old who launched this project in September of 2013, describes Bento: 

"Bento is what I would have liked to have when I was learning to code.


I started learning to code when I was very young - about ten years old. Then, the only things I had available were what I could find online and through a few dense books.


Now, people have the exact opposite problem: how do you break through the noise and find what's actually valuable to learn?


This site is here to help you figure that out."

 

Bento is a perfect example of effective content curation as it does not simply collect and list all of the resources available to learn each language but it only suggests the very best ones, organizing them in easy, medium and hard and providing also "best of" / direct solutions that save readers lots of valuable time.


Free to use. 


Useful, simple and immediate to use. Well organized. 9/10


Bento: http://www.bentobox.io/ 


More info: http://www.bentobox.io/about 


Submit new links here: https://github.com/JonHMChan/bento/




Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:24 AM

Excelente para dar un "barniz técnico" a los capítulos 2, 9 y 10. Muy interesante!!

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Content curation
Anne-Laure Conté's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:04 AM

What about a test on this matter at the baccalaureat ?

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Here's How To Hand-Curate Your Life In An Effective Way


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Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:01 PM

I just discovered that one of the better curators is also a manual list maker.  That is - not using the online tools to make to do lists, but writing it out on paper.    


I found that doing too much of my work online line - with hands on the keyboard and eyes on the monitor gets me into a distracted space.    But, when I write down a list or the bullet points as this method points out. I'm all of sudden more focused! 



Luis Ferreira's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:33 AM

good

Sue Rizzello's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:48 PM

In the beginning there was paper. In between the to do list systems and GTD platforms, there was paper. All the productive people I meet have a strong affinity with paper lists and systems, even if they play fast and loose on occasion with Evernote et al.

Could this chap have the answer? Well, I will give it a try, why don't you too. We have nothing to lose but the chaos.

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Attribution, Linking and Plagiarism Prevention Tips for Online Journalists


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FrancoisMagnan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:32 AM

Des conseils pour éviter le plagiat destinés aus journalistes comme à tous ceux qui écrivent régulièrement en ligne. Un rappel de bonnes pratiques.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:08 AM

Presentación en Slide publicada hace unos días por Steve Buttry que enumera todas las situaciones en las que es posible correr el riesgo de ser acusado de plagio.

La presentación es un resumen de consejos para periodistas online que tienen que lidiar a diario con la adición de enlaces de referencia, la concesión de créditos y la atribución de autoría y evitar ser acusados de plagio.

Un buen consejo que no debe tomarse a la ligera

Janet Vasil's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:34 PM

How to properly credit others for their work.   Good primer.

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Curated Visual Collection Examples: Typo/Graphic Posters.com

Curated Visual Collection Examples: Typo/Graphic Posters.com | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:02 PM


Conceived and created by andré felipe back in 2008, Typo/Graphic Posters is a curated collection of "inspiring" quality posters with a strong focus on typography and expressive graphical compositions.


The works represented come from artists and graphic designers from all over the world and which "challenge type, colors and shapes to express a message".


For each selected author you can see an horizontally laid out collection of his visual posters, which can be clicked and enlarged, and commented via a Facebook plugin appearing at the end of the set. 

 


Comments. A great curated visual collection, where you can truly find inspiration at every step. Every single set included in it, has been rigorously vetted before being accepted. This is not something you can check, but if you look contained in this collection, you can tell right away that the quality you see is not fruit of an accident.


This type of content is so good and valuable, it stays evergreen even if it's not updated. 


When curating content, even if it is not of a visual nature, a curator should strive to achieve the same level of quality and long-lasting value of such collections.



Free to access.



Curated gallery: http://www.typographicposters.com/ 


Favorite sets: 





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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift | Communication design | Scoop.it

"How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular..."

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Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools

Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools | Communication design | Scoop.it
There is a difference between Social Media IN schools and Social Media FOR schools. While social media in schools deals primarily with policies around how to use (or not use) social media in the cl...




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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 9, 2015 11:07 AM
There is a difference between Social Media IN schools and Social Media FOR schools. While social media in schools deals primarily with policies around how to use (or not use) social media in the cl...


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer | Communication design | Scoop.it

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation



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We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation


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Andres Garcia Alvarez's curator insight, August 1, 2015 6:19 PM

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, August 2, 2015 1:14 AM

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:06 AM

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

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How Curated Content Performance Beats Original Content | Curation | eSkills

How Curated Content Performance Beats Original Content | Curation | eSkills | Communication design | Scoop.it
Having the original versus curated content debate? Here's research to help you. Advantages and disadvantages of original vs curated content are presented.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation



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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 12, 2015 4:00 PM
Having the original versus curated content debate? Here's research to help you. Advantages and disadvantages of original vs curated content are presented.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation


bernieshoot's curator insight, June 13, 2015 7:28 AM

#content #performance

Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 15, 2015 2:40 PM

This article addresses the argument of, "What is more effective: original or curated content?"

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn | Curation | Blogs | PLN | PKM | Social Media

PracTICE: Learning To Learn | Curation | Blogs | PLN | PKM | Social Media | Communication design | Scoop.it

LEARNing To LEARN, the PracTICE | With ALL that mass of information which WE get on each day in OUR technology driven Digital World, with the messages from Social Media through OUR  PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network), there is a MUST to organize OUR LEARNing! WE MUST unlearn the OLD and learn to learn differently as that was the case twenty years ago!


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/




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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 3, 2015 6:08 PM

LEARNing To LEARN, the PracTICE | With ALL that mass of information which WE get on each day in OUR technology driven Digital World, with the messages from Social Media through OUR  PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network), there is a MUST to organize OUR LEARNing! WE MUST unlearn the OLD and learn to learn differently as that was the case twenty years ago!


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Marco Favero's curator insight, March 4, 2015 8:21 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, March 14, 2015 10:37 AM

A new tool I will use with  colleagues in the continuing teacher development program I coordinate.

It will help a lot. Thanks.

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The misunderstood practice of content curation

The misunderstood practice of content curation | Communication design | Scoop.it

What would you do if someone tried to dismiss the value of curation in a way that is very misleading? 


I was faced with that situation earlier this week. A very controversial post forced me to take a stand. In this post, I address all the arguments to prove that the author based her conclusions on her limited experience. 


There is not one way to curate content. It's important to realize that. 


Read the article at http://socialmediaslant.com/content-curation-misunderstood/


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Cendrine Marrouat 


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socialmediacombo's curator insight, January 30, 2015 8:50 AM

Thanks for the share.. Great information.

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Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks

Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 17, 2014 4:16 AM



Justin Fowler, co-founder of AudioPress, offers valuable insight into what the future of search and curation may be, by providing a relevant and sound pattern to look at: music.


He writes on TheNextWeb:

"Context is key for music, and that is where services like Songza and Beats Music are picking up tips from FM radio. These services are essentially using algorithms to help people discover new playlists, instead of discovering new songs. This allows for a marriage of both technology and human curation."


Accordingly, as time goes by, I expect to see search engines increasingly highlight and direct searchers to quality curators, hubs and on-topic collections and specialized resources, rather than to individual, one-topic-only pages.


Search engines will increasingly be gateways to curators and content collections rather than to individual tracks and pages.


This will be particularly true especially when you will query a topic, a theme or interest, or better yet, a musical genre.

In all of these situations, where you want to dive, discover and learn more about a topic, it is much better to be offered a selection of playlists, compilations, collections or hubs covering that theme rather than a specific song, product or artist.

That is, search and discoverability of content will rely more and more on intermediaries that will take on the load to make sense and organize in the best possible way, a specific realm of information (it can be a music genre, or the analysis of a biological topic) rather than  - as it happens today - provide a linear list of individual web pages that is supposed to cover that topic.


If the music industry, is, like other times before, an early indicator of how things will work out in the future, it makes a lot of sense to expect that the future of content discovery and search will be increasingly in the hands of curators, greatly helped and supported by sophisticated, but hackable and adjustable algorithms.


What do you think?



Rightful. Indicative of things to come. 8/10


Full article: http://trove.com/me/content/Cc1qT


Reading time: 4':20"










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The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter

The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter | Communication design | Scoop.it

Content curation - the process of finding, organizing, and  sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit's engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with "Spotting the Awesome." 


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Robin Good's comment, May 6, 2014 1:32 PM
Thank you Beth, hehe. It was meant to be "in the ocean", but then I found that great picture and decided to move onto "sand".

Thank you so much for referencing my work and for highlighting, as we all must learn to do more often, the good stuff you found in it.
David Collet's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:24 PM

I like this.

 

Long ago, in a former life, I used to get newspaper articles passed to me each day that were relevant to my job and/or my aspirations. I would take the necessary hour or so each day to remain current with world affairs related to what I did or where I wanted to go.

 

Curation is a lot like that except it is more global in concept. 

 

This article talks about how to do this in the best way.

Library Staff's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

How did this dog "spot the awesome"? A nose for it…That's what good content curators do.

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Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable

Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:25 PM



JP Rangaswami highlights and defines seven key principles for effective filtering in this age of excessive information. 


Two of them are of particular important to the future of information access as they may have a very deep impact on society and on our ability to be in control of how to select and find what is relevant for us.


1. Filters, of whatever kind, should be user-driven and not publisher-driven. 


2. Filters should be interchangeable, exchangeable, even tradeable


"What we don’t know is how to solve a much bigger problem: what to do when there are filters at publisher level. Once you allow this, the first thing that happens is that an entry point is created for bad actors to impose some form of censorship.


In some cases it will be governments, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly; at other times it will be traditional forces of the media; it may be generals of the army or captains of industry.


The nature of the bad actor is irrelevant; what matters is that a back door has been created, one that can be used to suppress reports about a particular event/location/topic/person."

 



Insightful. 7/10



Full article: http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2014/01/03/3740/ 


Reading time: 5'


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See also: http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-of-search/ 





Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:39 AM
Rangaswami makes his own case for why filters matter:
soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more common

 

Filters are important when drinking from the Internet firehose!