Today, with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. As a result, the act of filtering, selecting, reviewing and providing commentary with a perspective on an article, or collection of articles, have become increasingly important. This is known as social media curation. Recently, I had posed the question : What is a social media curator” on Linkedin . I was intrigued on the variety of responses I received. There is definitely different interpretations on what it really is. The response that I agreed with read: ”A good media curator is someone who reads extensively, then can pull content and organize it in a logical way for the benefit of others. Web 2.0+ has an immense amount of information. Curators sort through it, find the wheat in the chaff, and present it in a friendly manner” . I would agree with this definition however would also add that a curator would also share their perspective and perhaps alternative ( or supporting) viewpoint using the posts that they have selected.
Heuristics' training presentation for public administrators that defines transparency, discusses how to assure clear communication, provides examples and additional information sources. Derived in part from Transparency in Public Policy and Customer Service.
If you have some great content you would like to teach, but don't own your own server or don't wish to subscribe to a hosting Website, there is a simple way to do it using a free blog space at WordPress.
This is a useful easy to use tool for creating online magazines with images and video embedded. Not for use by people under 13 years old and they do claim righte to use any images etc that you upload. Still handy for creating a visually pleasing online magazine.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.