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Why knowing how tools work can make your a better curator

Why knowing how tools work can make your a better curator | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

The notes below are from Robin Good.   It is good to understand the frameworks on which tools are built.    It also made me think of my human ways for curating - and that I use  a combination of 1, 2, 4, and 5.     

 

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According to the Romain Goday, there are five distinct approaches to content curation. They are: 

 

1. The Expert Approach: Curators
A way to obtain relevant information with a reduced level of effort is to rely on experts. 

 

2. The Crowd Approach: Popularity
Most content curation tools use a series of algorithms to determine which content is popular and make it more visible to users. 

 

3. The User Behavior Approach: Personalization
Content personalization involves using technology to accommodate the different information needs between individuals. It surfaces content that is assumed to be more relevant for a specific user. 

 

4. The Relationships Approach: Social Graph

The social graph is an increasingly used approach to curate information. 

 

5. The Patterns Approach: Emergence
This approach consists of representing the emergence of content over the Web.

 

And for each one it provides an in-depth description, pros and cons as well as example of real tools utilizing that approach.

 

He concludes with a simple but insightful point:

 

"Most of those approaches are combined by content curation tools in an attempt to increase information relevance for the users.

 

Tools cannot effectively understand the context of the user.

 

So the challenge is to reduce the noise without filtering information that could be valuable for the user.

 

Just as a reminder, it would require 413 IBM's BlueGene supercomputers to replicate the operational capabilities of the human brain. So there is no doubt that successful tools need to leverage the human abilities instead of replacing them."

 

I would additionally underline, how important it is, for those very tools that claim to cater to curators and content curation needs, to better develop their noise filtering abilities without taking away opportunities for relevant discovery, instead of trying to guess what we may prefer or want. 

 

For all content curation tools this is a urgent challenge to overcome or curators will be very soon incapable themselves of sifting through the huge quantity of news they will be receiving. 

 

(Curated by Robin Good) 


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janlgordon's comment, December 8, 2011 1:27 AM
This is a great piece Robin!
Martin Gysler's comment, December 8, 2011 4:09 AM
A great post!
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, December 8, 2011 4:11 AM
thank you Martin!
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McKinsey Curates Five Years of Survey Results with a Cool Interactive Data Explorer

McKinsey Curates Five Years of Survey Results with a Cool Interactive Data Explorer | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

I love a good infographic.  And this provides some especially helpful cross-industry insights.

 

RobinGood: MicKinsey has published a wonderfully curated selection of data from five of surveys about business and web 2.0. 

The curated data is accessible through a highly visual and interactive data explorer, which allows you to easily navigate the data you are interested in the most.

The curated data includes useful information about what technologies and tools companies view as most important to what kind of investments, if any, organizations plan to make in Web 2.0 in the future.

In addition, this curated data collection examines the business use of 12 technologies and tools:

blogs, mash-ups (a Web application that combines multiple sources of data into a single tool), microblogging, peer to peer, podcasts, prediction markets, rating, RSS (Really Simple Syndication), social networking, tagging, video sharing, and wikis.

Using the interactive, you can track the performance of each technology through the years or customize the view to compare particular technologies side by side.

To access the interactive data explorer you need to freely register with McKinsey, and then cick here:
https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Business_and_Web_20_An_interactive_feature_2431#


Must see. 10/10


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The Best Resources for Content Curation for Non-Profits: Netsquared

The Best Resources for Content Curation for Non-Profits: Netsquared | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

Our own IdeaEncore Network (www.IdeaEncore.com) is a platform for nonprofit knowledge sharing that allows customized categorization and embedding your own branded library on you website.   Similar to SlideShare and other places for sharing your nonprofit resources and tools.

 

from RobinGood:  A great collection of useful content curation resources, articles, tools and people to follow for those working in the non-profit sector.

 

It includes the following curated sections:

Why Curate? 

Getting Started

Best Practices for Content Curation

Tools

Additional Resources 

(In this light you may want to check also the two recordings of my contribution to the last NeVC Conference here:

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/broadcasts/recordings/NeVC2011/default.htm?file=Day2Session1-new.flv


http://www.extension.iastate.edu/broadcasts/recordings/NeVC2011/default.htm?file=Day2Session2-new.flv)

 


Resourceful. 8/10 


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 14, 2011 10:32 AM
great post from last summer and I added a comment over at net2 with your links. Also, your slides were terrific too! http://www.scoop.it/t/content-and-curation-for-nonprofits/p/628593121/more-mind-reach
Biz4unow's comment, November 16, 2011 1:43 AM
Great site for curation information and resources.
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An Empirical Study on Factors of Knowledge Sharing in Cross ...

An Empirical Study on Factors of Knowledge Sharing in Cross ... | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it
With the popularity of the concept of Knowledge Management, more and more enterprises have realized the importance of knowledge, which has already become enterprises'economic resources and the source of competitive advantages.
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What Is Curation and How To Use It

Robin Good: Probably one of the best researched, best produced and most informative video clips about content curation I have seen so far.

If you are wondering whether curation could be useful for you or for your organization this video will help you understand better what this new discipline is all about.

 

Highly recommended. 


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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, October 19, 2011 11:38 AM
Thanks Robin for this. I found it really informative.
Michèle Lallée-Lenders's comment, October 23, 2011 3:24 AM
Extremely interesting
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Collective Curation: What Is It Explained in Under 90 Seconds

This video does a nice job of making the case for why paying attention to what "friends" say alone is insufficient.  Content curation combines diverse perspectives to ensure we don't filter out perspectives that disagree with our own ... and this process of cross-pollination should lead to more innovation.

 

When Brian Solis called 2011 the "year of curation," he identified a growing trend in how people are addressing the issue of information...


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, October 29, 2011 2:21 PM
How to stem the info overload. Curation is a great way to deal with filter bubbles. How to aggregate, collective curation!

Sharing a link, tagging photos CAN make an impact and can transform learning.
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Visual Curation of Bookmarks Gets Better with Utopic.me

Visual Curation of Bookmarks Gets Better with Utopic.me | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

Curating and sharing links on the web is a hot space. Delicious has relaunched, and services we’ve written about like Snip.it are trying to get you to share all of your links on its service.

 

Utopic goes a step further in helping you discover and share links, videos, music, and pictures that are relevant to you with its brand new gorgeous design and visual bookmarking launch.

 

Utopic had this to say about its new visual bookmarking feature:

 

With one click you can now save, tag, share and later quickly recover anything on the internet that you find interesting.

The same goes for your favourites and links already shared on social networks. Utopic allows you to automatically import and publish those links in a beautiful visual profile.

 

Topic-based content discovery through other people sharing your interests is still there as well, albeit with a new design and navigation.


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Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza

Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

I hope to introduce a variety of curating tools to classes and individual students this year. While this is an exciting way for learners to discover how to manage their information worlds, not everyone actually needs or wants to curate every single time they begin research.

 

Students and teachers can exploit the curation efforts already out there.

 

In fact, the new curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool, a tool for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.

 

Because a couple of my seniors selected autism as an area of interest for their senior project, I’ll use this topic as a sample search in five of my favorite new search tools.


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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:36 PM

Concrete and very usable ideas from Joyce. 

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Content Curation:Tips, Tactics, Tools & Techniques You Need To Know

Content Curation:Tips, Tactics, Tools & Techniques You Need To Know | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tips, resources, and ideas about curating content at your organization or enterprise. Below, read the curated list of the community responses we received - and share your own tips in the comments!

 

Topic: What are your best practices for curating content? Share your tips, tactics, tools, and techniques for effectively curating to serve your audience. And, if you've written about curation in the past, share the link with us!

 

Here's a quick working definition to get us started: Content curation focuses on using the web to highlight important information in situations where information overload may be a problem. Many organizations today are writing on the web regularly to communicate with their audience. At the same time, information pollution is an increasing problem for the consumers of that content. As Will Coley explains, "when organizations offer clarity amidst the noise, they build trust among supporters"

 

http://netsquared.org/blog/claire-sale/september-net2-think-tank-round-curating


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Who Is Going To Become Your Preferred Filter? A Service or a Human?

Who Is Going To Become Your Preferred Filter? A Service or a Human? | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

As the avalanche of information coming through social networks and real-time tools like Twitter continues to grow, the need for filters to make sense of that tsunami of data also increases, and it seems as though everyone has a different way of trying to solve that problem.

 

Facebook threw its hat into the ring this week with what it says is an improved “newspaper-style” news feed that highlights important content, while Digg has just launched “newsrooms” aimed at doing the same thing, and online influence-ranking service Klout is rolling out topic pages based on what’s being shared by those with influence.

 

But will any of these be able to solve the filtering problem, or will they just add another source of noise?


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From Content Curation to People Curation

From Content Curation to People Curation | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

This post was written by Tony Karrer from Aggregage

 

He has some interesting things to say about an article he read by Ville Kilkku, which was all about the future of content curation, the title of the piece he's referring to in this post is "Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation".

 

Intro

 

He says,


"Reading this article made me realize that people curation should be a lot of what we are really talking about here. But before I get to that, let me step through what he talks about. He takes us through a few different models of content curation. I’m going to need to compare these to my post on Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources to see if this classification changes things."

 

He then talks about three major trends in content curation:

 

From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before. Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.

 

From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant. From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.

 

What caught my attention:

 

How do these trends interact? Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and curation focuses on people instead of individual content. Build it, and they will come, is dead.

 

http://www.aggregage.com/blog/curation/people-curation


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Robin Good's comment, September 8, 2011 3:50 AM
Thank you Jani, as always good stuff.

I would like also to kindly ask you, if you feel so, to share your comment and advice to this post, which relates strongly to our curation work and to how the Scoop.it management handles our requests, feedback and us:
http://www.scoop.it/t/real-time-news-curation/p/435456801/should-scoop-it-and-other-curation-tools-credit-original-sources-it-seems-not-missing-source-element-and-link-inside-rss-feed

Many thanks in advance!
Karen Dietz's comment, September 10, 2011 12:36 PM
Great article -- thanks!
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The Internet Is Full [Infographic]

The Internet Is Full [Infographic] | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

"We created this infographic to depict how “full” the internet is. While it’s technically impossible for the web to fill up, it is very clear that web surfers are well past our limits of time and patience it takes to find the best information on the topics that interest us."

 

Very interesting infographic that explains a real problem: the internet is becoming this infinite source of "information", but when you don't have any filter, it's just become a (stressful)  noise. How many times you just have the feeling you can never ever follow "everything" that happens on the web even if you spend hours on it. The web should be this medium that helps us to find faster what we are looking for and not the opposite. Curation is not only a trend, it's just a necessity. We know "how important human curated content has become. Curation is truly a valuable service to web surfers who have neither the time nor the patience to sift through mountains of links and data"

 

Curation is a means to make the web meaningful again. Publishing your curation work is a great way to control and create a new identified resource of info. Context and Content can't be disconnected anymore.

 


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Tom George's comment, December 8, 2011 2:34 PM
Thank you for sharing this today! Cool photo!
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Marco Campana's Non-Profit Curation Recipe

Marco Campana's Non-Profit Curation Recipe | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

Fresh out of the Be Good Be Social Toronto conference, Marco Campana shares in detail both the deck from his presentation on "how to become a trusted source though online curation" as well as his own strategy and workflow when it comes to curate content.

 

"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.”

 

In this equation, you and your reputation are key.

 

What’s awesome for charities/nonprofits is that you already have this legitimacy/authority in your field. People trust you.

 

It means that they’ll pay attention to what you’re curating/sharing."

 
Check out also his section entitled "The 7 S' of online curation" which includes:

Strategy Surfing  Sourcing Skimming Swimming Sharing Speaking

 

Interesting. 8/10 

 

Read the fulla rticle here: http://www.activelypassive.com/2011/11/sharing-is-caring-becoming-a-trusted-source-through-online-curation/


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 15, 2011 1:53 PM
Great find. His resource list is missing a few key content curation sources outside of nonprofit sector like you! :-)
Robin Good's comment, November 15, 2011 2:20 PM
Thank you Beth! In time he will find me like I have found him. Thanks for speeding up the process. :-)
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Why The Content Curator Will Be A New And Important Role Inside Organizations | Forbes

Why The Content Curator Will Be A New And Important Role Inside Organizations | Forbes | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

From RobinGood:  Interesting excerpt from this article:

 

"Content is in the center of it all.

 

Few organizations have an overarching strategy that channels all this branded content into a consolidated planning model. In parallel, we see lack of defined leadership for overall orchestration and accountability for content-driven programs.

 

This will become a business priority as companies seek more discipline in how stories are conveyed – not to mention cost savings that come with more disciplined sourcing, curating and production.

 

Look for new leaders and content functions to emerge to support a range of marketing disciplines and community programs. And as part impart new ways to help teams understand how content plays holistically within plans that reflect the way people now consume and share content...."

[read full article http://j.mp/uGwFo8


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, November 7, 2011 1:23 PM
Hi Robin,
we are curating! :-)
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, November 7, 2011 1:24 PM
Much appreciated!
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, November 7, 2011 1:30 PM
You esteem is my fuel!
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More Mind Reach

Thanks to @kanter for sharing this.  The presentation prepared by Robin Good for the National eXtension Virtual Conference 2011 - gives you a framework for seeking, making sense, and sharing - so that you content curation builds thought leadership and your expertise.   This deck comes for a session that Robin and other master curators did for the ExTension (I was supposed to be a discussant, but couldn't make it)   The recording and materials from other presenters is here.  http://about.extension.org/2011/11/03/2011-national-extension-virtual-conference-great-success/


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 6, 2011 11:21 AM
What did you think of his approach?
IdeaEncore's comment, November 6, 2011 3:50 PM
He provides much appreciated and thoughtful commentary. And the links to RobnGood other curation related resources have even more insights and analysis. A real eye-opener and time saver
Beth Kanter's comment, November 6, 2011 3:57 PM
Yes, I agree. I added it to my workshop resources because it was a wealth of material ... http://socialmedia-strategy.wikispaces.com/Content+Curation
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Amassing Is Not Curating: Curation Filters The Flood For a Specific Purpose and Tribe

Excellent presentation delivered from Margot Bloomstein to the Web 2.0 Expo 2011 audience on October 11th on the topic of content curation. 

In her 98 visual slides Ms Bloomstein does an excellent job of synthesizing, describing and highlighting the characterizing traits of true curation, while distinguishing clearly from similar aggregation practices.


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From Content Curation to People Curation

From Content Curation to People Curation | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

Tony Karrer wrote this post on September 7, 2011 - I find it extremely relevant and am interested in looking at the possibility of curators collaborating on content around a specific topic and how that might evolve in the future.

 

I had the priviledge of listening to Clay Shirky today talk about harvesting collective wisdom and the implications of that. There are no accidents as this piece seems to be exploring an aspect of this subject.

 

Tony is reacting to a blog post he read, Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. He has some very good observations, too many to list but I've highlighted a few things to set the tone for the article.

 

Three Major Trends in Curation

 

**From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before.

 

**Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.

 

**From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant.

 

**From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.

 

****How do these trends interact? This is particularly interesting to me and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve.

 

****Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and

 

****curation focuses on people instead of individual content.

 

**Build it, and they will come, is dead.

 

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

 

 

Read more...........

http://www.aggregage.com/blog/curation/people-curation

 

 


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The Relevance Of Context In Content Curation

This is an interview Robin Good recorded in Rome, Italy in 2009, over 2 years ago. At the time the bubble around content curation had not yet exploded, making his questions and answers from Gerd particularly interesting.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering her topic " Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond" on Scoopit.

 

Intro:

 

Gerd Leonhard reminds us that context is just as important as content itself. Not only archiving, organizing and tagging it so it can be found but also adding to the piece by making your own comments, reviews or additional information you may have about the subject.

 

Intro:

 

http://www.MasterNewMedia.org - Media futurist Gerd Leonhard explains the relevance of context in content curation. Context is now as important as content, b...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDo6YrJKaoM&feature=related


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Robin Good's comment, October 5, 2011 12:51 AM
This is an interview I have recorded in Rome, Italy in 2009, over 2 years ago. At the time the bubble around content curation had not yet exploded, making my questions and answers from Gerd particularly interesting.
janlgordon's comment, October 5, 2011 1:20 AM
@Robin Good
I have paraphrased your comment and added it to the post. You are truly a pioneer and someone I admire very much in the curation space. Thank you for paving the way.
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How To Create Curated Delicious Stacks [Video]

The new Stacks feature allows anyone using Delicious to build a collection of links, photos, videos or other content types, and to tag, sort it and display according to their preferences.

This is an excellent link curation  tool which can be leveraged for many different applications.


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The Networked Journalist Toolkit and Methods with RSS, Social Bookmarks and Social Networks | Online Journalism Blog

The Networked Journalist Toolkit and Methods with RSS, Social Bookmarks and Social Networks | Online Journalism Blog | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

As you start to understand the possibilities that RSS feeds open up, you also start to see all sorts of possibilities beyond this.

 

A site like If This Then That (IFTTT) not only showcases those possibilities particularly effectively, it also makes them as easy as they’ve ever been. It is a small – and regular – investment of time.

 

But it will keep you in touch with your field, lead you to new sources and new stories, and help you work faster and deeper in reporting what’s happening.


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Curate Link Stacks With The New Delicious

Curate Link Stacks With The New Delicious | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

Introducing Stacks – “Playlists for the Web”

 

Every day, people create boatloads of content on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and across the entire web. It’s getting increasingly difficult to cut through all the noise. If you know exactly what you’re looking for, search works great, but what if you want to discover something new?

 

Conversely, how can you easily organize the best websites around a topic you know a lot about?

 

We came up with a simple solution called stacks, which are collections of links that you can share. They’re playlists for the web!

 

Here’s how they work. Select some related links, plug them into a stack and watch the magic happen. You can customize your stack by choosing images to feature, and by adding a title, description and comment for each link. Then publish the stack to share it with the world. If you come across another stack you like, follow it to easily find it again and catch any updates...

 

[visit official website http://www.delicious.com/ and read article about it http://j.mp/p0S7GY]


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Content Curation - What Is It?

Content Curation - What Is It? | Nonprofit Knowledge Sharing | Scoop.it

A nice illustrated scheme explaining in simple words what content curation is and what it is made up of.


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