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The Museum Of Soviet And Russian Technology | English Russia

The Museum Of Soviet And Russian Technology | English Russia | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Different models of telephones are presented in the hall. The Polaroid was made in the USSR. Stereocamera Sputnik. Photographic rifle. Cinematograph projector. Tu-22 instrument board. Jet engine. Model of Luna-16 ...
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Italy centre-left sees support for Monti holding - Reuters

Italy centre-left sees support for Monti holding - Reuters | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
The Associated PressItaly centre-left sees support for Monti holdingReutersItaly's Prime Minister Mario Monti talks on the phone during a vote of confidence at the Lower House of Parliament in Rome, in this file photo taken November 18, 2011.
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Interview with Photographer Julia Galdo | Photography

Interview with Photographer Julia Galdo | Photography | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
This interview features talented photographer Julia Galdo. She works collaboratively with photographer Cody Cloud and together they create vibrant and artistic images. This interview with Julia will give you a peek into what ...
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Is Italy Ungovernable? - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Is Italy Ungovernable? - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Gulf TimesIs Italy Ungovernable?Wall Street Journal (blog)'Most Italians regard their government as something that's not going to help them, and as something that is to be avoided as much as possible.
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FEATURE - Italy's brightest look abroad for opportunity - Reuters India

FEATURE - Italy's brightest look abroad for opportunity - Reuters India | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
FEATURE - Italy's brightest look abroad for opportunityReuters IndiaSlideshow By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - After working as an unpaid intern for 18 months in Italy, Massimo Fantini decided to try his chances abroad.
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Technology helps Black Friday, Cyber Monday gift shoppers get best value - Newsradio 620

Technology helps Black Friday, Cyber Monday gift shoppers get best value - Newsradio 620 | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
SheKnows.comTechnology helps Black Friday, Cyber Monday gift shoppers get best valueNewsradio 620Now, many have been using new technologies to pick and choose which shops to head to - either in person or online - in finding the value for what they...
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Worth it - Camogli, Liguria, Italy | Landscape Photography by Paolo De Faveri

Worth it - Camogli, Liguria, Italy | Landscape Photography by Paolo De Faveri | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Camogli is a beautiful small town of the Ligurian coast, one of the many medieval villages you can find along the coast between Genoa and La Spezia.
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Travel Photography Tips – 7 Tips For Taking Good Vacation Photos - - Slimming Tips

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Italy races to form new government after Berlusconi

Italy races to form new government after Berlusconi | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's head of state begins talks on Sunday to appoint an emergency government to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and handle a crisis that has brought the euro zone's (RT @Drudge_Report: CIAO!
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Facebook Is Most Popular Social Network for All Ages; LinkedIn Is Second [STUDY]

Facebook Is Most Popular Social Network for All Ages; LinkedIn Is Second [STUDY] | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it

Facebook beats the other social networking sites by a long-shot, too. LinkedIn, the next most popular site, claims only 28% of the U.S. adult online population. Its membership follows more of a bell curve, with the working-age population more likely to be on the site — not surprisingly, since it’s designed for networking and employment.

Twitter, the third most used social network, is most popular among younger users, and membership drops off incrementally for older audiences. Thirty-eight percent of Gen Z’ers, the youngest category, use Twitter — while less than half of that uses LinkedIn.


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What Makes A Great Curator Great?

What Makes A Great Curator Great? | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it

This piece was brilliantly written by my fellow curator, Robin Good.

 

Sorry my commentary is so long but this was so thought provoking, I just couldn't help myself:-)

 

The headline draws you in and the material more than delivers on that promise. What makes a great curator is clearly demonstrated in this piece. Bravo Robin!

 

I'm not going to repost what Robin has said but add my own comments, just as if I were in a conversation with him.

 

In Robin's own words - A great curator does the following:

 

"Optimizes, Edits, Formats, Selects, Excerpts, Writes, Classifies, Links, Personalizes, Vets, Credits, Filters, Taps, Suggests, Searches, Scouts, Hacks Filters and Searches, Is Transparent, Recommends, Crowdsources"

 

As you read this article, pay attention to how he has done all the above. He creates a standard, he gives you some criteria so you can understand what makes someone great and what makes someone no so great.

 

****He is responding to an article he read in Forbes about curation which talks about  the importance of keywords.  Robin stresses the importance of "human curation" adding your personal touch and bringing added value to what you're curating and not trying to fit what you're saying into keywords that will draw traffic from the search engines.  

 

These are my comments..........

 

**** Curation is new and is evolving.  Water rises to its own level.  The people who know why they're curating, who their audience is, how they consume information and what they need, and then act on this, will become great trusted sources.

 

Some people just want information. Others want to engage by adding comments or another layer of context. There's a rhythm to this and it takes time to find the right balance.

 

I think a great curator is a good listener and a keen observer who selects content that "speaks to the audience's listening".  Paying attention to this and fine tuning your approach takes a lot of work but it's worth it. I'm inserting a direct quote from Robin:

 

"One point: I believe that curators, as I see them, should rarely if ever be driven by analytics data or statistics but to their personal experience and viewpoint. Their goal is not in fact to go after the broadest and most numerous audience but have the humbleness and vision to serve a very specific need and tribe."

 

If you're passionate and knowledgable about the topic you're curating, and you are committed to serving your readers, you will be great.

 

In business you have to have a unique sales proposition. Adding context to what you curate will set you apart from others and make you great. This is your place to contribute something new, perhaps you disagree with what was said and you bring a new perspective. Anything you can do to expand the piece and add dimension to it is valuable to others.

 

Robin produced this video in 2009 with Gerd Leonhard, a highly respected media futurist. It is excellent. The title speaks for itself: "The Relevance Of Context In Content Curation"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDo6YrJKaoM.

 

There is also another piece "Context Not Content is King" by Arnold Waldstein I posted this some time ago. It is very relevant today and hopefully sheds more light on what will set you apart from people who are just aggregating links.

 

Last but not least......

 

Robin also has a view point and invites us into a conversation when he discusses the scoring system which you will see when you read the article. It makes me want to  respond, it's a two way dialogue between him and me, he's not just talking at me by reposting content without adding anything else.

 

I happen to agree with him about this but that's a whole other discussion.

 

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

 

This is only a taster.  To see the full article by a true master-curator at the top of his game, click here


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Robin Good's comment, November 6, 2011 11:44 AM
Exactly Beth!

I couldn't have said better. Thanks for clarifying this further.
Nancy White's curator insight, March 10, 4:37 PM
Oh my - all of my favorite  thought leaders on curation in one spot! This immediately caught my eye and introduced a new way for me to look at curation- as a way to "find your tribe."
Duncan Cole's curator insight, March 11, 2:59 PM
If you are looking for some good advice and insight into how to develop into a great content curator, this is a great article from a few years ago from Robin Good. The additional insight from other curators adds another dimension, and I would suggest looking at this in some detail. It is clearly more effort to curate well, but then high quality work usually does.
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Mike Fard, HDR Photography Enthusiast | camera | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it

Mike Fard, HDR Photography Enthusiast | camera | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Mike Fard, HDR Photography Enthusiast: Mike Fard, HDR Photography Enthusiast Image by IntelFreePress “HDR photog...
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Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds

Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it

“We want to be tweeting with value,” Chris Hamilton, BBC News’ social media editor, told me of the move. “Are we exposing our best content, and also tweeting intelligently?” Simply sending out a story is an important first step in Twitter practice, particularly in an environment that finds more and more people getting their news through social channels. But then: “What can we add to that story?”


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Can Google News compete with Twitter and Facebook? — Tech ...

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Google says it's adding +1 recommendations to Google News. But has the web giant lost the social news market to Twitter and Facebook, or could the integration of recommendations with the Google+ network allow it to catch ...
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Will Italy Build Modules for Future Chinese Space Stations? at ...

Will Italy Build Modules for Future Chinese Space Stations? at ... | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Enrico Saggese was in Beijing on Wednesday to sign a cooperative agreement with China National Space Administration (CNSA) President Chen Qiufa. The deal covers science and ...
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Thank You, Italy - On the Wine Trail in Italy

Thank You, Italy - On the Wine Trail in Italy | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
While the wines from these regions don't make their way to America as well as the other more popular regions like Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany and Sicily, these are an important part of the patrimony of Italy; they are wonderful ...
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Italy's tax evasion culture - Washington Post

Italy's tax evasion culture - Washington Post | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Italy's tax evasion cultureWashington PostProposed laws to combat tax evasion could change how Italians buy and sell services. Tax fraud is estimated to equal more than 20 percent of Italy's annual economic output.
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tranquil by Chloé Ophélie

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This is Hvítserkur in the North of Iceland.
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Why most new shopping technology still disappoints - CBS News

Why most new shopping technology still disappoints - CBS News | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Why most new shopping technology still disappointsCBS NewsBut in the age of smart phones and touch-screens, it's easy to wonder: where are all of the cool new retail technologies designed to make shopping smoother for consumers, the gadgets and interactive...
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Amazon.com: Italy: Cities of Art: Italy from Above (9788854404199): Antonio Attini, Marcello Bertinetti: Books

Amazon.com: Italy: Cities of Art: Italy from Above (9788854404199): Antonio Attini, Marcello Bertinetti: Books | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: Italy: Cities of Art: Italy from Above (9788854404199): Antonio Attini, Marcello Bertinetti: Books (Italy: Cities of Art: Italy from Above: The countless bridges, churches, and squares in Venice.
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How does the American public rate the news media? [Infographic ...

How does the American public rate the news media? [Infographic ... | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
How does the American public rate the news media? [Infographic]. Posted Nov 11th, 2011 at 3:55 PM and seen. times. Tweet. (Click on the infographic below to learn more.) Via Column Five for Good. Like infographics?
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Computers Still No Match for Human Intelligence | Intel Free Press

Computers Still No Match for Human Intelligence | Intel Free Press | Movin' Ahead | Scoop.it
Quantum Computing Could Define the Future and Extend the Reach of Human Brainpower to Unimaginable Limits, but One Silicon Valley Legend Gives the Edge to Our Gray MatterDesigner Delves into Complexities of World's First MicroprocessorFederico...
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Scoop it - Everyone is a publisher

The Web 2.0 made the promise everyone would be a publisher. Is that so?
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Use SLR Lenses On Your iPhone with the EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter

Video test of the iPhone 4S in its full HD 1080p video recording format coupled with the EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter from http://www.vid-atlantic.com which allows you to mount standard SLR pro lenses to your iPhone-based camcorder unit.


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Lucca | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Tuscany, Italy.(Lucca / #photography #travel #holiday #italy http://t.co/jb9AiVcx...)...
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