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ROCKZi Is Blekko’s New Social Content Curation Site: Hybrid Between Pinterest And Flipboard

ROCKZi Is Blekko’s New Social Content Curation Site: Hybrid Between Pinterest And Flipboard | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ROCKZi is a new social news discovery and sharing service launched by the human curated search engine Blekko.

 

The service intelligently leverages the great work done by its own human curators to generate a thematic news board that is an hybrid between the experience of Pinterest and the one of Flipboard.

 

From GigaOM: "...taking a cue from from other popular curation sites, ROCKzi was built to bring curation to a wider set of users through low-touch, passive curation tools.

 

The site surfaces fresh content from news sources curated by power blekko users and displays articles in topic-specific, searchable “news boards,” from “Geekery” and “Glitterati” to “SportZ” and “Red State.”

 

As of now, there are 33 boards but, over the next few weeks and months, it plans to expand to hundreds and then thousands more."

 

Source: http://gigaom.com/2012/07/12/blekkos-new-social-content-curation-site-rockzi-turns-search-inside-out



N.B.: Not only you can browse and discover news through the existing boards, but if you scroll below them, you will find a search box that allows you to dive and find news on ANY topic you want.
Examples:

http://rockzi.com/search?q=curation

http://rockzi.com/search?q=curation&tag=&date=1

http://rockzi.com/search/?q=%22robingood%22



More info: http://rockzi.com/about (here you can find the ROCKZi bookmarklet and the opportunity to suggest a new topic board)

 

Try it out now: http://rockzi.com


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MARY HELEN FERRIS's comment, July 12, 2012 4:42 PM
great
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At least 20 tools that might help you curate something - Via Rumproarious, catspyjamasnz, Gerrit Visser, 173 Sud

At least 20 tools that might help you curate something - Via Rumproarious, catspyjamasnz, Gerrit Visser, 173 Sud | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Rumproarious:

"If you are looking for a deeper look into curating, it can be found. I want to build a curation tool, so I am working my way though my backlog of pinboard links about curation. Here I have a list of all the tools I can find that would be considered curation tools."

 

Consumer / Personal Tools

 

Stellar : http://stellar.io/

Storify : http://storify.com/

Bundlr : http://gobundlr.com/

Scoop It : http://www.scoop.it/

Curated By : http://www.curated.by/

Thoora : http://thoora.com/

Postpost : http://postpo.st/

Snipi : http://www.snipi.com/

trap!t : http://trap.it/

scrible : http://www.scrible.com/

faveous : http://www.faveous.com/

memonic : http://www.memonic.com/home

Bag The Web : http://bagtheweb.com/

 

And more at Rumproarious : http://goo.gl/TxQSn


Via catspyjamasnz, 173 Sud, Gust MEES, Karen du Toit
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Seth Dixon's comment, February 8, 2012 12:56 PM
I was just telling my students to find digital resources to curate news for a semester long project...glad to find this.
Karen du Toit's comment, February 9, 2012 7:17 AM
Thanks!!
Gust MEES's comment, February 9, 2012 5:56 PM
@Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Glad that it is helpful for You and your students. So students can also use different tools and later compare...
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How Long Before You Will Scoop.it Instead of Google It?

How Long Before You Will Scoop.it Instead of Google It? | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Services like Scoop.it depend on a community of millions of hardworking experts who wonder what to do with the wealth of knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated in life and are happy to share it."

 

Written by blogger Shred Pillai on the Huffington Post, this vibrant praise of Social Curation in general and Scoop.it in particular, points out the changes we're seeing in the way we look for information. From basic search, we now look more and more for meaning and context from human experts.

 

Beyond information, we want knowledge.

 

And this is what Curation is all about.

 

As he concludes: "At the end of the day, Scoop.it, which is free, is the right answer for information seekers and providers as well as the experts who like to show off their expertise."


Via Guillaume Decugis, Robin Good, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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lelapin's comment, June 17, 2012 3:46 AM
I may be wrong but I don't see this happening any time soon.