In response to a GigaOM post about how attacks on WikiLeaks threaten the rights of all media entities, former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller said he agrees the organization should be protected by the First Amendment and media companies...
Robin Good: Note and Point is an elegantly curated set of high-quality visual presentations selected and described/commented.
The collection is organized in four sections: Keynote, PowerPoint, PDF and SlideRocket.
This is a great example of how effective curation can create value, while providing greater visibility to the authors showcased and integrating an elegant and perfectly fitting advertising model (AdFusion) which is both inobtrusive and highly contextual. (I found the ads on Note&Point so interesting that I reloaded their home page multiple times to see them all, and clic the ones I was most interested in.)
Encontrar un modelo de negocios sostenible es uno de los problemas que deben superar los medios de comunicación, según destaca un estudio del Centro Pew en su Proyecto de Periodismo de Excelencia, pero no es el único.
Robin Good: If curation is all about finding and sharing great content, what's the difference with what so many bloggers have been doing until now?
The difference, according to Deanna Dahlsad at Kitsch-Slapped, is in the focus. While bloggers often cover just about anything that intercepts their online wanderings, curators are characterized by a strong focus on a specific topic.
Here is a key passage from her article: "Many bloggers spend their time selecting what they consider the best of what other people have created on the web and post it at their own sites, just like a magazine or newspaper.
Or they provide a mix of this along with writing or otherwise creating their own content. Not to split hairs, but curation involves less creation and more searching and sifting; curation’s more a matter of focused filtering than it is writing.
Because content curation is expected to be based on such focused filtering, it begins far more based on topic selection.
This is much different from blogging, where bloggers are often advised to “just begin” and let their voice and interests accumulate over time to eventually reveal a primary theme.
Some collectors just collect what they like as they stumble into it. …Sometimes, collectors just keep piling up stuff, no matter what it is. Even if this isn’t hoarding, it’s not-so-much of a purposeful pursuit.
But professional curators, those who manage collections for museums or other organizations, and serious collectors, they maintain a specific focus.
And rather than stumbling into items, they continually seek for specific items.
The definition dictates the curation — and everything from funding to their continued employment is based on how well their collection meets the collection’s definition.
While blogging success may be thought of in many different ways, the success of content curation lies in how well you define, search/research, and stick to your subject."
From the article intro: "Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to collect every good piece of writing and advice about verifying social media content and other types of information that flow across networks.
This form of verification involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them.
It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members.
For example, lots of people talk about how Andy Carvin does crowdsourced verification and turns his Twitter feed into a real time newswire."
Mindy McAdams writes: "Verifying social media content “involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them. It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members.”
"Craig Silverman provides an introduction to the topic and then an annoatated list of eight articles/blog posts that add clarity and examples."
"No quiero desanimarle más, pero tampoco engañarle: lo que pasa en los EEUU ocurrirá acá. Como siempre. Y a una velocidad mayor. No se haga el sueco. Haga planes. Le saldrá más barato que no hacer nada mientras se dice que es un error, que es transitorio, que cómo va a ocurrir eso con los diarios, que es rollo de consultor para ganar trabajo, etcétera. Haga planes."