Google just revealed plans to shut down eight of its services as part of what it’s calling an ongoing spring cleaning effort. Some of them are pretty arcane, but among TechCrunch writers, anyway, we’re pretty bummed to see that Google Reader will be shut down on July 1.
In the last week Content Curation Tool Scoop.it announced some new features:
- Google Chrome extension turns your browser into a powerful curation tool. - The Scoop.it widget allows you to embed a slider from your topic pages. - The BufferApp and Scoop.it integration is a way to easily schedule the distribution of your posts to social networks.
The history professor and author of Too Much to Know tells us what researchers have been discovering about how earlier human societies collected, organised and used information...
Amazing read and historical perspective about transmission. Knowledge and information are actually very different concept :
"This book doesn’t actually focus on the term information but it talks about the institutions that made knowledge possible. Its first volume runs “From Gutenberg to Diderot" – in other words, mid-15th to mid-18th century.
A second volume stretches “From the Encyclopédie to Wikipedia”, from the mid-18th century to the 21st century.
Peter Burke is a great cultural historian who has worked on many different aspects of the transmission of knowledge – including, for example, how historians worked, or how ideas about good behaviour at court were transmitted.
In this synthetic pair of books he explores the question: What were the institutions that were collecting, classifying, sorting and disseminating information?"
In our world now where information is everywhere, how you make sure that knowledge is still accessible?
Curation is now not only a great means to express yourself but also an obvious path to become a gatekeeper and a qualitative filter.
This article gives an awesome perspective on an universal and eternal inspiring mission : transmission.
Robin Good: If you are just about to start testing how effective a content curation tool like Scoop.it can be for building your own reputation and visibility in a specific interest area, this 10-step guide by Shirley Williams does provide some important information on how to start with the proper foot.
The guide is illustrated with many screenshots and it pinpoints the key items you need to be paying attention to when starting to curate a dedicated channel.
"The typical online course is a structured content repository; the instructor has thought about which resources and the student is instructed to move through them in the crudest form possible, read this, do that, and that is the extent of the orchestration.....
We want to see the learning design patterns change, we want to see phy6sical participation in the profession, that is, engagement with the content and the practice, in the rich spaces that we have, and let the content engagement, which can be well-designed online, be the place where content is delivered. "
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
Great article on leveraging the other side of Social Networks - using them to gain business intelligence for your enterprise. A couple of interesting "do not's" in the article as well.
Based on my experience in the field of competitive intelligence research using the internet, here are five quick tips for individuals who wish to use social networks to gather business related information to make the right decisions.
Robin Good: If you are looking for tutorials, instruction and help on how to use Yahoo Pipes to aggregate, filter and splice RSS-feed based content for your news or content curation work, you will find a trove of useful articles, video screencasts, and ready-made Pipes for you to use at Dawn Foster's Yahoo Pipes page.
Most aspects of curation are already compatible with today’s smartphones; we can read content, edit and include short-form commentary, and of course, share to various social networks with a few swipes of the finger. With this in mind, we listened to your feedback and combined all of these elements into the very first mobile curation app, Scoop.it for iPhone, which gives users a simple, efficient, and visually appealing way to curate on the go.
Today, we are very glad to announce our new Android app, which will bring mobile curation on the Scoop.it platform to all Android users.
Much like the iPhone app, the Android app will allow you to leverage the suggestions you’ve configured for your topic as well as suggestions from other users. The publishing window is almost identical to that of the website and, of course, you will have all of your sharing options.
But, what’s the best thing about the Scoop.it mobile app for Android? Well, we’ve taken simplicity a step further as the App adds Scoop.it to your browser’s native sharing menu. Now, to curate content you discovered while browsing, you no longer need to copy and paste the URL from your phone’s browser or install the bookmarklet. Content can be posted to Scoop.it by simply clicking your browser’s share button:
And just like its iPhone counterpart, the app allows to you do perform essentially all of the tasks of curating your topics without telling anyone you did it from your phone. Whether your posts are published from your phone or from your computer, your topic pages will always sport the same fluid magazine layout.
The main goal of mobile internet is to make sure you can do all of the great things you do on your computer from your phone without compromising any quality, and that is exactly what we have in mind when creating our mobile apps.
We know that your passions weren’t developed from sitting in front of your computer all day, so why should you have to do this when you want to share them with the world? Take your curation mobile with the new Scoop.it Android app.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.