Google Reader users are flocking to Feedly as a potential Reader replacement, now that Reader's expiration date has been announced. We've got some tips to help you get the most out of Feedly on your desktop.
Google announced today that they will be shutting down Google Reader. This is something we have been expecting for some time: We have been working on a project called Normandy which is a feedly clo...
Linda Dougherty's insight:
I'm already using Feedly on my iPhone and iPad. My soon to be departed Google Reader RSS feed was sent there plus my Twitter chat streams as well as selected Pinterest pinners I follow. According to the Feedly blog, when Google closes, the transition should be seamless.
The Scoop.it app is available for download in the HootSuite App Directory bringing together powerful features – Scoop.it's topic-centric curation with HootSuite's social monitoring and publishing capabilities.
"The key hallmark, to my mind, that separates content curation from simple sharing is that content curation usually involves an addition of comments or more information from the one who is curating, where a simple share is just a repeat of what the original poster originally shared." By Rachna Jain
That really clears up what curation is - not just collecting but telling why you select each piece of information to share with others.
Twitter has become a massive hit in education and it's too big to ignore. So that's why we helped assemble the 2012 A-Z Guide To Twitter Hashtags. It's been an invaluable resource for educators around the world.
A "learning playlist" is a collection of sites organized by a user (teacher) to teach others any given: subject, topic, unit, etc. Best of all these playlists are very easy to create, can be embedded into a site, and be shared w/ others.
... students to become both content creators and curators. connect to experts outside class and to the world knowledge base. critique information available on the web. teach students to curate social media.
>>Great list of tools for teachers and students to use - as well as explanation of curating in education.
Excellent post from Langwitches! She addresses the progression of moving from collector to curator, quoting Mike Fisher, who observed, "Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task." Sylvia writes: "There are different sides to Twitter as a Curation tool: Taking advantage of a network of curators working for you (building your own customized network), consuming their curated information Collecting, organizing, connecting, attributing, interpreting, summarizing the vast amount of information that comes across your desk/ feed /books/articles/etc. for YOURSELF! Becoming consciously the curator for others for a particular niche, area of expertise or interest. Disseminate resources, add value, put in perspective, create connections, present in a different light/media/language. Real time curation allows you to be part of an event, that you physically might not be attending or being on the opposite end allows you to be the bridge for others to participate at an event where you are present, but your network is not."
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.