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Why Content Curation is the Ultimate Compliment to the Creator

Why Content Curation is the Ultimate Compliment to the Creator | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Before today, imitation was the greatest form of flattery. If your idea was good enough to be copied, then you were golden. But now, with the state of the web in our lives, this balance is shifting.
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Why Good Curators Need to Identify Emerging Patterns Before Others?

Why Good Curators Need to Identify Emerging Patterns Before Others? | Innovatus | Scoop.it

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Content curation is a response to the desire to become an expert on a specific topic of interest. Content curation can aid individuals and institutions who seek to gain awareness on developments in an area or seek to become recognized knowledge experts for a specific topic....

 

It is critical to detect emerging patterns in information early to be an effective content curator. Pattern detection is important for a few reasons:

 

1. If there is an emerging pattern, there’s something going on - An emerging pattern is the starting point that signals that an important event is on the cusp of taking place...

 

2. Patterns provide insights on the significance of an event - Patterns provide valuable information on the magnitude and importance of an event....

 

3. Patterns demonstrate how events evolve - Relevance is increasingly time sensitive. The availability of real-time information requires successful content curators to get their hands on fresh information.

 

4. Patterns link together pieces of the information puzzle - A good content curator needs to understand emerging events in their totality...

 

5. Understanding patterns helps to identify experts - The most authoritative people on a topic are usually those that are able to report first on a matter, and generate buzz around new developments.

 

Best curators are those that see patterns that nobody else sees....

 

[read full article http://j.mp/t4LF5j]


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How to Manage Information Overload: 6 Ways Discovery Engines Help

How to Manage Information Overload: 6 Ways Discovery Engines Help | Innovatus | Scoop.it
How to manage information overload is really becoming a big deal. Content discovery engines provide 6 main advantages over other tools.
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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

Shown me I'm learning and on the right track. Got me to think and re-think about the way I curate my selected content. Take a peak!

 

Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011 by Corinne Weisgerber. 

 

"Anyone can collect links, and algorithms can aggregate. But only trained editors have the skills to select and collect the best information and build a “ loyal audience." - Mark Briggs, Journalism Next


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 17, 2011 3:04 AM
I like her steps too, although I tend to present them in a more simplified way for my audience. Great find.
janlgordon's comment, November 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Hi Beth - Good point, the simpler the better, I agree with you:-)