RebelMouse may be one of the best free tools out there to do news, social or content curation for your personal brand, company or organization.
Beneath the appearance of a social media aggregation app, lies a super-powerful curation and publishing infrastructure which allows you to aggregate and monitor any social media stream from Facebook to Instagram and Pinterest, and lets you import RSS feeds and add specific filters to get exactly what you want.
While most reviewers will see RebelMouse as a tool to "quickly assemble a Web page populated with links from your Facebook and Twitter streams, using a slick graphical presentation that looks quite a bit like Pinterest" (source: HuffPo), I think this social aggregation and publishing has indeed a lot more to offer and it has all of the required features to become a great content curation and publishing solution.
With RebelMouse you can do seven key things. You can:
pick any content you find on the web and you can curate it and post to your rebelMouse site by using the freely available bookmarklet
aggregate any number of Facebook and Twitter streams, including specific searches, users and hashtags, as well as any RSS feed you want.
filter this content according to your own rules
auto-publish any of this content, or
set individual sources to be manually "curated" by you.
"embed" your RebelMouse generated site on your website or "map" (by paying a small fee) your own domain to it.
create multiple sub-pages with RebelMouse and a dedicated navigation system that can point also to your own existing web properties. Each of these sub-sites can be customized to focus on a specific topic or event.
On the design and "look and feel" front, RebelMouse provides a set of alternative templates, but the look is basically the same across the board with variants relating to the font styles and colors.
It is also true that you can personalize your RebelMouse site and alter the design however you'd like with the custom CSS option that is already available.
But it is certain, that providing a set of advanced, professional-looking templates, where users could for examples decide manually the size of certain tiles, would provide enormous added value to users who would see RebelMouse as a possible direct gateway to publishing their own site.
Rebelmouse site examples:
(Wall Street Journal for Fashion Week)
(Wall Street Journal for Davos)
Check also these other RebelMouse reviews:
Free to use.
For $9.99/month you can also "map" your RebelMouse pages to your own domain, so that your RebelMouse content stays on your own site.
In addition you can also further customize the RebelMouse page look, by being able to remove the "Following" and "Featured" modules from your pages.
Here is how to embed Rebelmouse in your site:rebelmouse.com/faq/id_like_to_have_rebelmouse_pow-62050623.html
Try it out now: https://www.rebelmouse.com/
*Highly recommended to all would-be curators out there.