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Tom George Founder of Internet Billboards a media destination and marketing hub using curation to fuel business growth and learning. http://www.internetbillboards.net
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Pinterest. 2 Million Daily Facebook Users, 97% Of Fans Are Women

Pinterest. 2 Million Daily Facebook Users, 97% Of Fans Are Women | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

By Josh Constine http://bit.ly/wugAKf

 

"OMG. Pinterest now has over 10.4 million registered users, 9 million monthly Facebook-connected users, and 2 million daily Facebook users, according to Inside Network's AppData tracking service. With gorgeous photography, and links to shopping...

 

The stunningly feminine fan base could be a telling proxy for Pinterest’s actual user base, which totals over 10.4 million considering that’s how many users follow the official “Pinterest” account.

 

Even though it was co-founded by three men, the site’s not shy about courting women. It’s About page describes that “People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.”

 

Sure, dudes can do all those things too, but they’re probably not addicted to pinning tuxedos and power tools like women pin brides dresses and bundt cakes. Pinterest’s easy-to-use Pin It bookmarklet and the joy of curation is keeping ladies and gentlemen engaged.

 

There are so many beautiful things to share, and they don’t deserve to slip into obscurity at the bottom of our Twitter feeds and Facebook profiles. Pinterest gives people the chance to say “I love this, and not just today. This helps define me.”


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StumbleUpon Drives More Traffic than Facebook or Twitter - Plus INFOGRAPHIC

StumbleUpon Drives More Traffic than Facebook or Twitter - Plus INFOGRAPHIC | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

This post is from Jeff Bullas and as always he has some very important information  about a StumbleUpon that you should know about.

 

Intro:

 

"I recently stumbled across some data from Stat Counter that revealed that StumbleUpon drives more referral traffic than Facebook and Twitter or any other social media site!"

 

**The Statistics on StumbleUpon Worth Noting

 

**StumbleUpon itself has just released a infographic that highlights some interesting facts and figures about its service that is worth keeping in mind

 

Read the full article:  http://bit.ly/rAMOWw


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Content Curation: Definition and History

Content Curation: Definition and History | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

This very helpful piece by Gianluca Fiorelli on 'I Love SEO' give us a brief history of Content Curation and re-affirms some things that many of us already know.

 

He quotes from Rohit Bhargava’s Content Curation Manifesto and summarizes Bhargava’s 5 models of Content Curation (note that these are hyperlinks!) and ends with his own hints on curation, summarized as Finding the best Content, Adding Value and Crediting.

 

“The future of the social web will be driven by … Content Curators, who take it upon themselves to collect and share the best content online for others to consume and take on the role of citizen editors, publishing highly valuable compilations of content created by others. In time, these curators will bring more utility and order to the social web. In doing so, they will help to add a voice and point of view to organizations and companies that can connect them with customers….” Rohit Bhargava

 

http://www.iloveseo.net/content-curation-definition-and-generation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=content-curation-definition-and-generation

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Context is Key when you're Curating Content

Context is Key when you're Curating Content | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

Great post, reminding us what's important when you're curating content. This is what caught my attention:

Add a scoop of chocolate to plain vanilla

And all of a sudden you have a delicious sundae. Take the content that worked in social networks as plain vanilla and mesh it with other flavors (I'm partial to chocolate) to make it more actionable and relevant for visitors of your website, for example.

Or as a jump off point in a newsletter your customers (and/or employees, partners, etc.) subscribe to because it helps them do their jobs better.

Relevance is a must for your content to work. I use the chart as a map to orient organizations; a tool that serves as a starting point. If you want people to do something, the way you ask them, how you get them there, needs to make sense for them.

Making sense of things is often based upon goals -- what people are trying to do -- context -- where they are at this time -- and situational awareness -- how they process information.

http://www.conversationagent.com/2011/07/content-relevance.html


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Good Advice On How To Become A Content Curator (especially if you are a librarian) | Backtalk

Good Advice On How To Become A Content Curator (especially if you are a librarian) | Backtalk | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are a librarian, an information scientist or someone who has been trained to sift through lots of information and to extract valuable insight, you will enjoy reading this article by John Warrier published today on Library Journal. 

 

Mr. Warrier, who is information librarian, has two jobs. The first is as a librarian at a community college. The second as a content curator at Neatorama.com where he "highlights" neat, odd, and fascinating bites of amusement, from the latest breakthroughs across hundreds of topics.

 

In the article he shares his insight and advice about content curation and on what it may take for newbies to break into this field.

 

"...content curators focus on the news needs of particular professions and industries.

 

 

Professional News Curation Examples

1) The staff of PRDaily.com, for example, provides public relations professionals with the latest and the best news about that industry.

 

2) DesignBoom.com keeps track of the newest and hottest trends in art and industrial design.

 

3) BusinessInsider.com highlights news about world markets.

 

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Getting Started

You can get started in content curation quite quickly.

 

a) All you need is a social media platform, such as a blog, Twitter feed, open-access Facebook page, or Google+ profile.

 

b) Find the best content and add new items daily.

 

c) Focus not on your own interests, but those of your readership.

 

d) Prove that you can draw readers as a trusted source and keep them coming back for more.

 

e) Then you should try to secure an internship.

Many content curation firms, such as Mediaite, Gawker and Flavorwire, offer internships that will give you hands-on training in the field. They’ll train you to examine your audience, compile potential sources and pitch your content to the audience in an attention-grabbing way."

 

Useful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/02/opinion/backtalk/digital-content-curation-is-a-perfect-career-fit-for-librarians-backtalk/ 


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Silicon Valley Watch: Promises Relevant Curated News Daily

Silicon Valley Watch: Promises Relevant Curated News Daily | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

Posted by Tom Foremski from his Silicon Valley Watcher

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Sounds great!

 

Excerpt:

 

Silicon Valley Watch is designed to give readers a quick look at what they need to know that day.

 

**Readers from outside the area will get to see what Silicon Valley is doing, thinking about, and what's going on in their local communities.

 

**It's Silicon Valley in content and context -- the way curation should be.

 

**Like Drudge, our headlines are our own, we don't take anything from the hard working reporters and editors of other news sites.

 

**Our goal is to drive traffic to the best news stories out there.

 

So please make Silicon Valley Watch part of your daily routine. We have a morning edition and we will add a late afternoon edition. We'll be adding features and gradually changing the design over time.

 

And we look forward to your suggestions and feedback about Silicon Valley Watch- the best news stories about the most innovative region in the world.


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SportCaster app brings power of Twitter to your favorite sport

SportCaster app brings power of Twitter to your favorite sport | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
The SportCaster app brings in curated Twitter feeds along with news, stats and scores for your favorite sport.

 

Just in time for the football season, OneLouder has released the SportCaster app as a way to get real-time stats and curated Twitter feeds on your handset. Any sports fans out there should definitely give this app a shot.

 

The SportCaster app aims to be your one-stop shop for sports goodness, as it will launch with the NFL and college football stats and feeds but it plans to eventually bring on all the major sports (let’s hope there’s an NBA season). Along with things like real-time scores, stats and schedules, the neat thing about this app is that it will draw in curated Twitter feeds to give you more information.

 

http://www.intomobile.com/2011/08/31/sportcaster-app-brings-power-twitter-your-favorite-sport/


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