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Matmi's Musings- digital entertainment

Matmi's Musings- digital entertainment | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

Visit the terrific treasure trove that is Matmi's magical world of digital musings.

 

Here is an ever growing collection of stories on digital media matters found while mooching through the web.

 

Ranging from info on the latest games to new media design to trends in the digital marketing stratosphere (and the occasional post that just makes the Matmians' smile).

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Become a Content Curator to Build Your Social Media Presence | Matt About Business

Become a Content Curator to Build Your Social Media Presence | Matt About Business | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
Becoming a content curator for your social media followers and fans is a powerful way to steadily grow your social media presence. Learn how in this video.
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The Value of Curation Tools for Social Discovery | Techcrunch

The Value of Curation Tools for Social Discovery | Techcrunch | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

Semil Shah on Techcrunch analyzes how even light curation and social sharing tools serve increasingly individuals in "discovering" sources, ideas, people and products they do not know yet.

 

In highlighting the importance of this for business interests he also highlights some of the key benefits that this type of curation brings to everyone else.

"There is too much information online, too many pages filled with stock images and no context.

Search engines provide significant utility, but we still have to exert energy to find what we need after results are algorithmically surfaced.

The new crop of social media companies help discovery come online and threaten traditional search.

With these new tools, users are able to clip and collect the bits of the web that they are most interested in and, in the process, disregard the rest as noise.

 

Sites like Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Instapaper, Snip.it, Clipboard, and Curisma, among others, all allow their users to decide what aspects of the web (text, media, etc.) are worth saving and sharing, instead of browsing the web from Google, or even Facebook for that matter.

 

Because many of these networks have asymmetric follow/follower models, and because users can “tune” whom they are following, users’ feeds could increase in relevance as items are retweeted or repinned.

 

These networks allow for self-expression, and in doing so, re-sort and re-shape the web we see, and that is a very big shift away from traditional search toward social discovery."


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 7, 2011 10:16 AM
At what point will following the curators replace search or rather for what types of information seeking?
Robin Good's comment, November 7, 2011 10:25 AM
Hard to say. Maybe never. It depends also on how search engines will evolve and how much of a role me and you will want to play in the post-Google era. ;-)
Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project's comment, November 25, 2011 9:20 PM
This is absolutely true for me. I feel somewhat overwhelmed managing information for my personal blog (www.pghlesbian.com) as well as our project blog, both of which requite me to sort a significant amount of information. I find myself coming here and to other curators (as I find them - any leads on good LGBTS curators?) and feeling like my head is a little above water. Thanks!