Shel Holtz, ABC, shares with us his views on why content curation is the ‘next big thing’. The case for why we need "trusted guides" to help us overcome what Clay Shirky called "Not a problem of information overload, it's a filter failure."
dare2share, BT's intranet based social learning initiative, in the spotlightTraining Press Releases (press release)Iain Napier, BT's Learning Technology Consultant, will be talking about how to encourage this kind of knowledge sharing using social...
This is an interesting comparison and I think it's a good start....... search and curation continue to evolve and there's lots more to this story, stay tuned...........
Curation platforms vs Search engines Nowadays, search engines like Google are essential tools for every Internet work. But are they the best place to search anything? We believe that a manual...
Search engines present a list of content, ranked by a relative relevance between the results. Curation platforms like Bundlr present themed groups of content, usually ranked by popularity, but always highlighting the author of the selection.
Search engines work better when:
We’re looking for definite answers The source long term authority matters The quantity of results is important
Curation platforms work better when:
Events are recent or on-going (and traditional sources are slow to catch up) There are multiple points of view Concrete example are prefered to definitions
Flickr Photo by Minarae Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a guest post sharing some of the public learning taking place...Great comment stream of inform our absorbtion of TCCs report on our grants
Answers and questions is knowledge sharing place where knowledge (i.e. information, skills, or expertise) is exchanged among people, friends, or members of a family .This article reviews literature in the area of ...
Curating content and news is not just about the selection, editing and contextualization of stories about a specific topic or theme, but it is increasingly about how these information items are (collaboratively) gathered, organized, grouped, displayed and in which ways they can be accessed and browsed by those interested in them.
For me, one of the most fascinating aspects of this exploding content curation trend, is the speculative exploration of how "curated" content collections could best benefit from alternative and more effective delivery formats than the classic linear, top-to-bottom, chronological, river-of-news sequence.
Nothing wrong with this format, but it is a good format only if you want to give relevance to curated news stories in chronological order. Just like most news sources have done until today. The more recent, the higher in the list.
But anytime you are working to curate content according to non-chronological parameters, you are off into a largely unexplored and uncharted land.
At least for now.
As a matter of fact, there are positively more content types than the "breaking news" and the typical curated list, as much as there are a lot more ways to look at a curated set of information items beyond the habitual following of a linear vertical sequence.
In this article I lightly explore some of the reasons why I expect an explosion in content curated delivery formats, and then provide an extended list of both existing and new, emerging curated content delivery formats, that I expect you will start to see and use more frequently in the near future.
When Microsoft’s Bill Gates wrote his essay containing the phrase “content is king,” a snowball of reality began rolling down this digital mountain we all reside upon.
It is true, content of all kinds is still king, and will always be, but the ways in which audiences consume it, this is what communicators need to understand – this is the so called “leading edge” of digital speak.
I know, volumes have been written about this subject, in case the reader is condescendingly chuckling. But, what about those reading this from “out there” who are not Brian Solis?
Who are not social media mavens and life coaches with 20 billion twitter followers? Maybe you need to know about next-gen marketing strategies? The meaty tidbit for you impatient marketing gurus here is (or should be) “Making digestible content bon-bons.”
In 2006, when Jeff Howe hailed “The Rise of Crowdsourcing,” the phenomenon was unfamiliar even to his Wired audience. Five years later, “crowdsourcing” is an overused buzzword and websites are swarming with free content.
Percolate is an online platform that curates content from Twitter and RSS feeds. The sheer amount of information that passes through a typical social media user’s path in a day can be tremendously overwhelming.
Percolate, however, using an algorithm, will organize content according to what you’re interested in.
What’s so innovative about Percolate is how much emphasis is placed on reaction.
With buttons like “awesome,” “interesting,” and of course the Internet-friendly “win” and “fail,” Percolate lets you say what’s on your mind. Furthermore, users are able to add a tag of their own to customize the experience further.
Percolate is also an apt business tool in that it allows brands to not only to create content, but also identify content related to the business itself.
Nonprofits struggle with finding the time to create content, but the secret is repurposing, reimagining and curating (Content and Curation for Nonprofits from @kanter on @scoopit http://t.co/Vn2H4ek....