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Webflakes Curates Lifestyle Content From Bloggers Around the World

Webflakes Curates Lifestyle Content From Bloggers Around the World | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by Mashable:

"Webflakes curates and translates travel and lifestyle content from bloggers around the world.

Webflakes aims to break down the language barrier between bloggers in different countries to create a single hub for discovering international lifestyle content.

If you really want to know more about French fashion or Italian cuisine, the best place to turn may be bloggers from those countries.

 

Webflakes, a website that launched earlier this month, curates posts from dozens of bloggers in countries like Japan, France and Italy and relies on a team of of volunteers to translate them.

 

On Webflakes, you'll find blog posts on fashion, travel, food and more, which you can then sort by country and blogger. When you click on a post, you'll find a link to more information about the blogger. In this way, Webflakes helps readers find more quality content and helps international bloggers build more of an audience..."

 

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http://mashable.com/2013/05/29/webflakes

 

Try out it: http://webflakes.com

 


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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”


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MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:21 AM

Muy bien explicado que es Curació de Contenidos

Elizabeth B's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:04 PM

Insight into the value of social media and curation, and how to make sense of overwhelming amount of information online. Ideas about new ways to think about learning I.e. Informal and learner-led education.

Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 5:25 AM

To avoid being swamped....curate...

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Webflakes Curates Lifestyle Content From Bloggers Around the World

Webflakes Curates Lifestyle Content From Bloggers Around the World | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by Mashable:

"Webflakes curates and translates travel and lifestyle content from bloggers around the world.

Webflakes aims to break down the language barrier between bloggers in different countries to create a single hub for discovering international lifestyle content.

If you really want to know more about French fashion or Italian cuisine, the best place to turn may be bloggers from those countries.

 

Webflakes, a website that launched earlier this month, curates posts from dozens of bloggers in countries like Japan, France and Italy and relies on a team of of volunteers to translate them.

 

On Webflakes, you'll find blog posts on fashion, travel, food and more, which you can then sort by country and blogger. When you click on a post, you'll find a link to more information about the blogger. In this way, Webflakes helps readers find more quality content and helps international bloggers build more of an audience..."

 

Read full original article:

http://mashable.com/2013/05/29/webflakes

 

Try out it: http://webflakes.com

 


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Curate Websites Collections on Pinterest with These Three Screen-Grabbing Tools

Curate Websites Collections on Pinterest with These Three Screen-Grabbing Tools | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

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"Shotpin" has changed everything for me. I am able to Pin screenshots and create Pinboards of pages that are less design oriented or less picture oriented.

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Robin Good's comment, May 30, 2013 5:02 PM
You are very welcome Code Promo France.
athindrans's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:58 AM

For Curation sites

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The role of curators in storytelling as tribal influencers and bankers | Tribaling

The role of curators in storytelling as tribal influencers and bankers | Tribaling | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
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Curators as influencers - "sustaining and developing their culture." This article discusses how curators really share specific passions with their "tribe." I think that libraries share very broad cultural interests but after reading this article I wonder if there needs to be more specificity in libraries' sharing culture, more passions being shared by librarians, and sharing not just their own collections but anything that they can find. Libraries do  the filtering and analyzing and now it's time to up the sharing....

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...
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Flip It! Make Magazines on Flipboard

Flip It! Make Magazines on Flipboard | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
In this class, curator Mia Quagliarello will explain how to make magazines and grow your audience using Flipboard’s new curation tools.
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The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort

The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

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Martin Gysler's comment, May 15, 2013 4:57 AM
Yes Deborah, I totally agree with you.
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor!
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Search and Curate News Stories on Specific Topics with StoryCrawler

Search and Curate News Stories on Specific Topics with StoryCrawler | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

Robin Good: StoryCrawler is an upcoming news and content curation platform which allows you to easily track an unlimited number of topics / keywords and to curate selected ones for publication, both on the web, via RSS feed or email.

 

Selected news stories can be, tagged, categorized and fully edited in each and every aspect before being published.

 

Inside the Storycrawler backend, a curator can configure and save an unlimited number of persistent searches monitoring online mentions of events, people, brands inside specific types of content sources (e.g.: social media, news, blogs, etc.).

 

Storycrawler makes your curated news stream available as a RSS feed, as an embeddable javaScript or iFrame code snippet, besides publishing your content directly on your account pages and providing direct sharing options for Facebook and Twitter.

 

From my own limited experience in testing an "unofficial" early Beta version of Storycrawler, it looks like the basics features are all in place while the UI, usability and final output formatting options still having some work to do.

 

P.S.: The platform seems to be targeted at medium to large size, enterprise companies and does not provide for now indications of its pricing plans. You can contact a StoryCrawler representative here: http://www.storycrawler.com/contact/

 

Promising.

 

Find out more: http://www.storycrawler.com/ ;

 

 


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How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | Journalism.co.uk

How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | Journalism.co.uk | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
14 pointers on finding sources and stories using social media...
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A Curated Library of Resources for Startups: The Startup Library

A Curated Library of Resources for Startups: The Startup Library | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Startup Library is a web-based information resource for startups of all kinds offering content covering many different topics ranging from consumer digital health, to e-commerce and education technology.

 

The Startup Library organizes information and resources on sector-specific accelerators, incubators and funding sources, trend reports and statistics on various geographic regions and markets and information on relevant associations and conferences.

 

From the official site: "...the Startup Library is a collection of highly vetted resources that will enable entrepreneurs to answer common market research questions. The Startup Library is a startup too"

 

"The most valuable quality of the Startup Library is that it is a highly curatorial endeavour. In a given week, the MaRS Market Intelligence team sifts through thousands of sources of market-related information in an attempt to give MaRS clients the most up to date, relevant and usable market research to inform their decisions."

 

Source: http://www.marsdd.com/2012/10/31/perfecting-the-art-of-content-curation-with-the-startup-library/

 

The Startup Library is part of the the MaRS COMMONS, a Toronto hub or the hottest technology based companies.

 

More info: http://marscommons.marsdd.com/startup-library/

 

 

 


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Scoop those slides! Curation publishing platform Scoop.it now integrates with SlideShare | SlideShare Blog

Scoop.it, the publishing-by-curation platform, is now integrated with SlideShare!
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How Curation Fits Into Your Content Marketing | Business 2 Community

How Curation Fits Into Your Content Marketing | Business 2 Community | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
Visual curation can grab your audience’s attention like nothing else.
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What Is Content Curation? A Dummies’ Guide to the Hows, Whats, and Whys

What Is Content Curation? A Dummies’ Guide to the Hows, Whats, and Whys | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"Sadie Baxter has published an excellent introductory guide to content curation in which she explains in clear and simple words.

 

- what curation is, and is not

- which are its benefits

- the steps needed

- tips

- tools

 

Read full Robin Good's insight below.

 

Read original article:

http://thecontentauthority.com/blog/what-is-content-curation

 


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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 12:04 PM

Nice guide

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The Curator Job Is To Unpack Specialized Information for an Interested Audience

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.

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A curator makes esoteric subjects accessible to a general audience.  Curators (libraians) should not just rely on classification to describe objects, they should tell the stories of the objects

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, September 26, 7:20 AM

Muy interesante y profunda  charla sobre el concepto de "curación" .

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 8:47 AM

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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 6:25 PM

El curador de  el curador es el de presentar  información especializada a una audiencia interesada.

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

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A new list of curation tools, Listly looks really interesting.

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Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:02 PM

Soon we'll need a curation site to curate the curation tools.

J-P De Clerck's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:49 AM

Could it be that content curation is kinda hot?

Andrea Walker's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:15 AM

A new list, I'm working on getting to know Feedly!

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Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool

Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

 

 


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Andreas Kuswara's comment, June 11, 2013 9:22 PM
I supposed twitter can be used or any tool can be used for anything,but some tools are made with certain intended affordance by the creator that would make the tool less effective for certain functions. curation in a way is capturing things void of time (i probably drawing too much from museum), while twitter is fast pace timeline of interactive (or one way) discourse.... they seems to be inherently different.

i'm just automatically sceptical when 'one tool can be use for all' theme appear. but it is an interesting suggestion.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 11, 2013 9:33 PM
Many people learn one tool and then move on to others. I like to analyze each and use the best features of that particular 2.0 project. I use twitter as a push tool to share info for the most part.
Ali Anani's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:18 AM
The right way to write
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Scrape Aggregate Curate Create – Some Definitions - Business 2 Community

Scrape Aggregate Curate Create – Some Definitions - Business 2 Community | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
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I just want to give you a quick set of definitions for the terms that revolve around CONTENT CURATION.
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Sound Art Curating / Curating Sound – Methodologies, Histories, Theories, Archives, Interactions

Sound Art Curating / Curating Sound – Methodologies, Histories, Theories, Archives, Interactions | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
Morten Sondergaard and Mogens Jacobsen, Audiobar, 2007.
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Other Libraries Using Pinterest

Other Libraries Using Pinterest | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

 

A Pin Board of ideas for the library

 

For my group members. Each pin serves as placeholder to a library on Pinterest. This board features public libraries and library media centers. We are putting together a presentation on how libraries are using Pinterest.

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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011...
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6 hot digital trends transforming the fashion industry

6 hot digital trends transforming the fashion industry | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
Fashion was very slow to adapt to our new hyper-connected reality, but has in a very short time managed not only to catch up but also innovate in the ways tech can be used to give an ...
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Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections"

Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections" | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has introduced a new curation feature designed to allow its users to collect and organize their favorite "products" into so-called "Collections".

 

According to Hubspot "the new feature called 'Collections,' allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products."

 

Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

The new FB "Collections" is publicly available to everyone, and it is being tested "with 7 retail partners -- Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com."

(you need to go to those FB brad pages to test it).

 

It also seems that the feature can be activated in at least three different ways by one of these three upcoming action buttons:

 

a) "Want": adds the product to a Timeline section of a user's profile called “Wishlist”

 

b) "Collect": adds the item to a Collection called “Products”

 

c) "Like": a special version of the standard "Like" button that also adds the item to “Products”

 

N.B.: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they're only visible to the page's fans. You have to "Like" the page in order to see these types of posts.

 

Find out more here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

and here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/08/facebook-collections/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Art Discovery: Explore, Filter and Collect The Finest Art and Authors with Art.sy

Art Discovery: Explore, Filter and Collect The Finest Art and Authors with Art.sy | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Art.sy is a fine art discovery and sharing platform based on the Art Genome Project, which allows anyone interested in learning and exploring works of art, authors and genres to do so by selecting a few initial references matching his taste and then browsing the ensuing universe of visual choices and related connections.

 

"Art.sy is a new way to discover art you'll love, featuring work from leading partners, museums, and private collections around the world."

 

You can search, browse and save, into a collection of your favorites art pieces, the authors or the themes you have chosen to follow.

 

It works like this: "In the same way you might customize your ShoeDazzle profile, you spend a few minutes choosing works of art you like. A personalized feed of art comes up. Or you can use filters like medium, color, size, price or very specific ones like Contemporary Vintage Photography."

(Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/10/08/automating-curation-the-long-awaited-launch-of-art-sy-arrives/)

 

The Art.sy "collection comprises 25,000+ artworks by 3,700+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates."

 

"Powered by The Art Genome Project—an ongoing study of the characteristics that distinguish and connect works of art—Art.sy creates new pathways for discovering art through 800+ characteristics (we call them “genes”).


Users can discover works through connections between art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities, creating infinite serendipitous opportunities for discovery and learning."

 

Due to the above, Art.sy is also a great example of how art education can be effectively improved by providing an explorative platform rather than a didactical one, where the learner can discover his own path, rather than being forced throgh a "standardized" official one.

 

Chdck the New York Times review of Art.sy here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/arts/design/artsy-is-mapping-the-world-of-art-on-the-web.html

 

 

More info and FAQ: http://art.sy/learn_more

 

Home page: http://art.sy/

 

Only by invitation for now, but here is an invite to get immediately in: http://art.sy/wgth8s (works only for the first 15 users)

 

 


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5 Curation Apps and Examples With a Wow! Factor | Business 2 Community

5 Curation Apps and Examples With a Wow! Factor | Business 2 Community | Curating Librarian | Scoop.it
How can you use content curation in real life? Today I’ll show you 5 examples of tools and content to curate to inspire you in your marketing. 1.
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