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Curate Book Passages and Quotes with Findings | Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond | Scoop.it

Curate Book Passages and Quotes with Findings | Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond | Scoop.it | My Gems | Scoop.it
From the article intro: "The act of highlighting a noteworthy passage in an ebook is being socialized by Findings, an online destination where readers can collect, share, discuss and discover such highlights from ebooks and web texts. ... The Findings...
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In this Age Of SuperAbundance We Need Trusted Filters. Who Are Today’s Curators?

In this Age Of SuperAbundance We Need Trusted Filters. Who Are Today’s Curators? | My Gems | Scoop.it

In this Age Of SuperAbundance, one of the things we need more than anything is trusted filters. How do we prioritize what to watch? How to discover new work? How do we escape our echo chambers to be reminded of how expansive our taste really is?

 

We need folks whom we trust to lead us to where we would not go on our own. Ideally, these people will do more than just lead us to good work; they will expand our mind, and widen our social circles. But where are they?....

[read full article http://j.mp/qiPVV0]


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 15, 2011 7:03 PM
Hi Beth,
thank you that you liked this article!
Beth Kanter's comment, October 15, 2011 7:19 PM
you're consistently one of the best that I follow - thank you
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 15, 2011 7:23 PM
Hi Beth,
thanks for appreciation! Much appreciated!
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Good Analysis of Popular Curation Tools: Storify, CurationSoft, Curata, Curate.us, Scoop.it, Paper.li [Video]

Russel Wright does it again: Interesting analysis and review of some of the most popular content curation tools available out there. Valuble tips and info. 


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, September 20, 2011 4:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this Robin: great video! And thanks as well for having reached out to Russel about Scoop.it!
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Animaps: create animated Google maps

Animaps: create animated Google maps | My Gems | Scoop.it

Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time. When you send your Animap to friends it appears like a video - they can play, pause, slow and speed up the action.


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The Internet of Things by Rob van Kranenburg

The Internet of Things by Rob van Kranenburg | My Gems | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things is a critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID by Rob van Kranenburg. Rob examines what impact RFID and other systems, will have on our cities and our wider society. He tells of his early encounters with the kind of location-based technologies that will soon become commonplace, and what they may mean for us all. He explores the emergence of the “internet of things”, tracing us through its origins in the mundane back-end world of the international supply chain to the domestic applications that already exist in an embryonic stage. He also explains how the adoption of he technologies of the City Control is not inevitable, nor something that we must kindly accept nor sleepwalk into. In van Kranenburg’s account of the creation of the international network of Bricolabs, he also suggests how each of us can help contribute to building technologies of trust and empower ourselves in the age of mass surveillance and ambient technologies.


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50 Creative Examples of Negative Space in Logo Design | AEXT.NET MAGAZINE

50 Creative Examples of Negative Space in Logo Design | AEXT.NET MAGAZINE | My Gems | Scoop.it
The latest trend in logo designing industry is the practice of using negative space in the design. Negative space is a technique that highlights spaces around and between the core objects in the design.
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Content curation is in the DNA of all journalists

Content curation is in the DNA of all journalists | My Gems | Scoop.it
Journalists have been curating content for years. It’s always been an integral part of newsgathering. We may not have called it curation, but we were doing it all the same. In fact curation is an essential part of our job.
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Twitter users are more likely to impact your brand than any other social network

Twitter users are more likely to impact your brand than any other social network | My Gems | Scoop.it

Twitter, whether you like it or not, is a communication channel unique in and of itself. Understanding how to integrate the service into your marketing strategy can have a huge effect on the long term success of your company or brand, and it is important that you are aware of the differences between marketing to users on Twitter and reaching out to consumers on social networks.

 

Twitter users are blogger, vloggers, community members and active online participants in Internet culture. They are collaborators and contributors who need to be treated as such if a brand hopes to excel on Twitter’s unique channel. Take a moment to comprehend what exactly it is that your consumers want from you on the platform, and how to deliver that to them in a way that is uniquely capable of being amplified across all channels.


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Nic's Insights - Communities at Work: Do online communities depend on digital skills for their success?

Nic's Insights - Communities at Work: Do online communities depend on digital skills for their success? | My Gems | Scoop.it

by Nic Laycock, August 17, 2011, Nic's Insights - Communities at Work.

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Paul Simbeck-Hampson - Google+ - Tool Find (Wireless)...

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Highspeed Data Connection using light!
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Why You Can’t Escape the Internet | Nicholas Carr | Big Think

If you want to change your brain, you have to change your habits—but good luck avoiding the Internet in this day and age!

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Content Curation Tools: Here Nine Interesting Alternatives To Start With

Content Curation Tools: Here Nine Interesting Alternatives To Start With | My Gems | Scoop.it

Content curation is a huge deal on the web today.

 

As content on the web grows exponentially, our ability to make sense of it is inversely proportional. In other words, we are fast sinking under the sheer amount of content pouring onto the web every day.

 

The social web hasn’t made life any easier on content production either – in fact its lowered the barrier to entry.

 

According to Facebook, 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news blogs etc) are shared each month on the social network, with no sign of slowing.

 

Right now it seems that content curation, and curation platforms are going to be an area of growth on the web.

 

This collection of new and existing curation tools provide us with some organisation in the chaos; particularly when search algorithms fail.


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The Power of Curation | Beth Kanter Blog

The Power of Curation | Beth Kanter Blog | My Gems | Scoop.it

[Guest post by Paula Goldman]

The wisdom of crowds, the insanity of crowds.

Mention the word “network” to most people and their reactions tend to sway between these two polar extremes. It’s either “crowdsourcing is the answer to everything” –or it’s a complaint that social networks like Facebook and Twitter are just “too full of chatter.”

 

If I have one takeaway from the GEO/Monitor Group conference on Networks earlier this week, it’s about how crucial the curator is in determining the difference between a successful network and one that simply makes lots of noise....

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Pierre Levy on Collective Intelligence and Curation

A video interview from Howard Rheingold, this time with "Collective Intelligence" guru Pierre Levy.  The answers and explanations Mr Levy provides are absolutely simple and clear to understand for anyone.

In essence what emerges from the dialogue is that in the process of doing "serious", "quality" curation, even at the personal level, me and you are helping others understand and make sense of their world more easily. It is a virtuous circle and it is certainly an act of collective intelligence from this viewpoint.


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janlgordon's comment, October 13, 2011 4:44 PM
Do you have times for the virtual conference yet? I'm going to promote it on twitter tomorrow and through the weekend - can't wait, I know it'll be great! Thanks
Robin Good's comment, October 14, 2011 11:55 AM
Sure Jani, they are public and available here: http://about.extension.org/2011/10/05/nevc2011-outstanding-professional-development-free-avoid-travel-hassles/

Look forward to it!
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Pearltrees makes Web curation a joy with its ‘magical’ new iPad app

Pearltrees makes Web curation a joy with its ‘magical’ new iPad app | My Gems | Scoop.it
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How schools are using mobile technology for the next wave of learning

How schools are using mobile technology for the next wave of learning | My Gems | Scoop.it
We take a look at how schools are using mobile technology to help students learn. Whether it's through apps, devices or content, mobile is in.
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Reading: Machines Can Filter Only Humans Can Curate

Reading: Machines Can Filter Only Humans Can Curate | My Gems | Scoop.it

This is an interesting article, good suggestions.

 

Intro:

 

"Note: This is a follow-up to my earlier post on Curation in the Enterprise, and seeks to develop some of the themes introduced there.] F...

 

s can filter. Only humans can curate.When a human curates, she does three things. She selects something (or things) from a larger group. She organises those selections cohesively. And she arranges to present those things in such a way that people find it easy to engage with those things.

 

What I thought I’d do in this post is to look at all this a little more closely, all in the context of the social enterprise.

 

First, let’s look at selection.

 

The simplest and commonest form of selection in social networks is the asymmetric follow (a phrase I first heard used by James Governor). You follow someone or something, you subscribe to that someone or something. Elect to receive updates, alerts, reports. That doesn’t mean they follow you.

 

http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2011/08/21/curation-and-the-enterprise-part-2/


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Create unique websites without writing code | Muse (code name)

Create unique websites without writing code | Muse (code name) | My Gems | Scoop.it

This is an impressive free tool for developing unique websites. It's quite intuitive to use with a very logical workflow and drag and drop design features. Great for developing your own unique site.


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Startup Genome Report 01 – Cracking the Code of Innovation | InnovationManagement

Startup Genome Report 01 – Cracking the Code of Innovation | InnovationManagement | My Gems | Scoop.it
In this report we reveal in-depth research about what makes Silicon Valley startups successful. The report is a 50 page analysis based on data from 650+web startups. The report was coauthored by Berkeley & Stanford faculty members.
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Where Does Disruption Begin? With Teachers Who Teach Teachers | MindShift

Where Does Disruption Begin? With Teachers Who Teach Teachers | MindShift | My Gems | Scoop.it

Over the course of three days, the 39 attendees — mostly faculty who teach at the CSU schools of education — were tasked with coming up with proposals that would demonstrate the use of technology in new and inventive ways. They had to show how the proposal could be scaled and how it could go viral. For its part, in addition to hosting the event and providing experts and resources at the workshop, Google will donate $20,000 to each group, which has six to nine months to implement their ideas.


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Augmented Reality Game Fueled By Advanced Robot Mapping Technology – SLAM Goes Mobile! | Singularity Hub

Augmented Reality Game Fueled By Advanced Robot Mapping Technology – SLAM Goes Mobile! | Singularity Hub | My Gems | Scoop.it

SLAM is what allows for NASA robots to explore Mars – it gives a computer a chance to understand alien terrain without ever having seen it before! It’s a highly valued approach to mapping, and while we’ve seen it in research robots and even a few commercial robots, this is the first time I’ve seen it on an iPad app.


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A New Model for Business: Curating the Best Like a Museum

A New Model for Business: Curating the Best Like a Museum | My Gems | Scoop.it

Choice is good but too much choice kills choice. This is a great article by Carmen Nobel for the HBS explaining how, in a society of abundance, making choices for your consumers, ie curating the best, is developping into a new business model. 

 

This makes me think of the Ventes Privées or the Groupon model in commerce, the Wonderbox model in leisure or... the Apple Store featured section.

 

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