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Foursquare and NFC: how the two can help each other

Foursquare and NFC: how the two can help each other | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Foursquare has updated its Android app to include support for tap-and-go check-ins and P2P sharing using NFC. The app will now be able to read NFC tags at a location and immediately take a user to a venue page, where they can check-in.

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Timeline of the far future

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From BBC Future:

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.

First, we brought you a prediction of the forthcoming year. Then we brought you a timeline of the near future, revealing what could happen up to around 100 years time. But here’s our most ambitious set of predictions yet – from what could happen in one thousand years time to one hundred quintillion years (that’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 years)...


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Contextual Computing - I'm Ready for my Close up, Mr. Jobs -

I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP, MR. JOBS. How contextual aware information systems are changing support. IT has evolved to become IS, with this change information sy (Contextual computing use cases.

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Flexpad: Flexible materials become input devices and displays

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With Flexpad, paper, plastic film or another flexible material is transformed into a computer input device and moveable display.

 

Recently at the 2013 IFA international trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin, major electronics manufacturers displayed new types of displays that are thin, and even curved, but expensive. IT experts in Saarbrücken have gone a step further. Their more cost-effective approach, called Flexpad, allows a simple, standard sheet of paper to be transformed into a moveable, flexible display. Already today, this could help patients better review the results of a computer tomography, for example. In the long term, the IT experts want to discover what new applications are viable in future for ultra-thin, deformable, mobile end devices, and how they can best be operated.

 

Human organs shimmer in red on a sheet of paper displaying a longitudinal view of the human abdomen. The spinal column and pelvic bones form contrasting yellow islands. As the sheet of paper is bent downwards at the ends, the bones appear to come into the foreground while the soft tissue recedes (see video). What appears to be science fiction at first glance, is the result of the “Flexpad” research project developed under the leadership of Jürgen Steimle in the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, in cooperation with Kiel University. In the meantime, Steimle heads the Embodied Interaction research group at the Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster of Excellence.

 

“We routinely deform objects intuitively in many different ways. We bend back pages in books, deflate balls, fold paper, and sculpt clay”, explains Jürgen Steimle. “And by projecting user interface elements onto tangible, deformable objects we can control computers and other technical devices better and more easily.”

 

Flexpad thereby works as follows: The motion sensor records the user and the paper, capturing the paper’s deformation and movement. So that the recording takes place precisely and in real time despite the rather coarse image data from the Kinect camera, the researchers have developed and implemented two algorithms. The first initially subtracts out the interference caused by the fingers and hands of the user. If the user moves the paper - whether left or right, or bends it into an arc or wavy form - the camera senses this. A specially developed computer model subsequently describes these movements in fractions of a second, so that the projector can reproduce it on the sheet in near real time.

 

Nevertheless, Flexpad has certain limits: The user must stand in a particular area under the camera and projector for the system to work properly. Therefore, the user cannot move freely around the room.

 

“The paper takes on two simultaneous functions in our system”, explains Steimle. “It is input device and display at the same time.” The user can interact with the device in a similar way to using a mouse for controlling a computer. Other materials besides paper are also suitable, for example sheets of plastic or other deformable materials. The only important thing is that they possess a certain malleability and flexibility.

 


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Experts outline key content marketing trends for 2014

Experts outline key content marketing trends for 2014 | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Personalisation, discoverability and story-first are just some of the predictions from a panel of experts compiled by the CMA on key content marketing trends for 2014

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Top 10 Curation Revolution Scoops Of All Time

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1. http://sco.lt/8Q8W6j Future of Markeing [Infographic] 

 

2. http://sco.lt/68zYfp 21 Content Types We Crave

 

3. http://sco.lt/91MkRF SEO, LinkedIn & The Real You, How LinkedIn Is Crowdsoucing You

4. http://sco.lt/7A3OAT New SEO vs. Old SEO Smackdown [Infographic]

5. http://sco.lt/8PV9Np How and Why Google Killed Long Tail of Search [Infographic]

 

6. http://sco.lt/8Jcwq1 12 Scoop.it Experts Share Top Cureation Tips

7. http://sco.lt/6UD0W9 Why Content Gets Shared: Social Mentions Study

8. http://sco.lt/6a2WVF  The Content Marketing Mix [Infographic]

 

9. http://sco.lt/88TIZd Six Ways To Expand Your Social Media Reach [Infographic]

 

10.  http://sco.lt/8eorNx Storytelling Is The New SEO [Slideshare]

 Wow, 5 Infographics contributing 52% of top 10 clicks, a study and a Slideshare. Will do views next and compare and contrast. 


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David Hain's curator insight, October 26, 2013 6:14 AM

Thanks Marty!

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Another proof what we call 'time' isn't chronological but spatial, the leap change in short period.

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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy - See The Power Networks In Chart

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy - See The Power Networks In Chart | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. But it gets even crazier who when you see who controls the money.

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Top 25 Social Media Monitoring Tools (Infographic)

Top 25 Social Media Monitoring Tools (Infographic) | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic featuring some of the best social media monitoring tools and more. A whopping 25 tools are mentions and broken down by category for easy reference.

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How Content Marketing Has Forever Changed How To Attract Clients And How You Can Take Advantage Of This Shift

How Content Marketing Has Forever Changed How To Attract Clients And How You Can Take Advantage Of This Shift | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Are you struggling to attract clients? Have you heard about Content Marketing, but aren’t yet sure what it is, or how to implement it? Would you like to be able to stop spending money chasing prospects and asking them to do business with you?

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Curated Shopping: eBay To Introduce Curation Features This Fall

Curated Shopping: eBay To Introduce Curation Features This Fall | Random Everything | Scoop.it

eBay hired a Chief Curator from Bureau of Trade and will be introducing new social features to the site this fall, including Pinterest-like collections and Facebook-like follow buttons. Take a look in our exclusive sneak peek.


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Robin Good's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:25 PM



According to Ina Steiner on eCommerceBytes.com eBay has hired Michael Phillips Moskowitz to act as Chief Curator and Editorial Director and will be launching in the coming weeks its own curated collections features.


To see some of the upcoming curation features that eBay is going to offer to facilitate recommendations and trusted shopping among eBay 120 million active users, go and check out http://www.ebay.com/usr/ohjoystudio who is likely a beta user having already access to them.


"On her eBay Profile page, you can see her collections presented in very much the style of Pinterest boards."


Curated shopping collections are a powerful trust-enhancing method to help buyers share their know-how while helping others make more informed choices. eBay is only one among many other large online e-shops (Etsy and Amazon have both recently introduced similar features) to make curation features available to its users.



Interesting. Informative. 7/10


Full article: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y13/m10/i01/s01 




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Start your own dropshipping business on eBay! Find out how at http:///www.AuctionDropship.com #ebay #dropshipping #makemoneyonline

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Why Reactive Writing is a Great Way to Find Ideas for Your Blog

Why Reactive Writing is a Great Way to Find Ideas for Your Blog | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Why opinions and reactions to content you read can instigate ideas for your own blog.

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Luigi Cappel's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:25 PM

This is very good advice. When you have an opinion on something, you are letting out your inner passion and whether you are curating a story or commenting on something that has happened, perhaps in the news, to you, or someone you know, the way you write will be personal.

 

One of the things people often say about my writing is that it feels as though I am talking to you right now, even if we're not in the same room, or even in the same country.

 

When things get emotionally charged, you do need to consider your long term readership of your blog. If you decide to criticize a person, brand or opinion, you can polarize the readership. This can be really good because you want comments on your blog and debate is a great reason for comments. 

 

On the other hand you can easily alienate people, so you need in my opinion, unless your audience is specifically of the same opinion as you, to keep it to a level that doesn't beecome heated and nasty. 

 

Ultimately its about how you want your audience to perceive you. Some of the most popular bloggers are highly opinionated and deliberately controversial and that gets them a lot of readers. Their motive may be their political agenda or simply to stir the pot as it were.

 

If your blog is designed to sell you as a brand, then you need to consider how people will feel about what you write. If you feel strongly about something like helping people manage their finances and not lose the roof over their heads by overspending, there is plenty of scope to be provocative without flaming the manufacturers of luxury products, for example. 

 

Someone recently described me as being a highly opinionated Type A personality. I was surprised, but then when I thought about it, I am. I'm strong willed, passionate, have many years of knowledge and experience (and still learning) in my areas of expertise and never afraid to state my opinion. I trust my intuition (not right 100% of the time) because most of it is based on experience. 

 

On the other hand, I'm currently reading the great book The Click Moment by Frans Johansson and it is also reminding me that serendipity and random chance are often more powerful than structured planning and this can be applied to blogging as well. 

 

Anyone can swim with the fishes in the same direction and become a little fin in an school, flowing this way and that in sycnronized motion, and get lost in the crowd. That's not good for a blog. You need to stand out and assert your individualism, but use reaction to what is going on to challenge common thinking by sharing your differing opinions and reactions.

 

If you are the same as me, one of us is redundant.

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Medium and the rise of quality content creation

Medium and the rise of quality content creation | Random Everything | Scoop.it

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. 


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Embed Your Scoop.it Stories Anywhere

Embed Your Scoop.it Stories Anywhere | Random Everything | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's comment, September 4, 2013 3:11 AM
a CTA is a "Call to Action". Something you ask your readers to do specifically.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 9:46 AM
Oh! Thanks! I just figured all my comments were CTA. Sort of. :)

This has been a really good discussion.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 11:14 AM
You noticed the embed button. I just noticed the Thumbs Up button. :)
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Flexpad: Flexible materials become input devices and displays

Flexpad: Flexible materials become input devices and displays | Random Everything | Scoop.it
With Flexpad, paper, plastic film or another flexible material is transformed into a computer input device and moveable display.

 

Recently at the 2013 IFA international trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin, major electronics manufacturers displayed new types of displays that are thin, and even curved, but expensive. IT experts in Saarbrücken have gone a step further. Their more cost-effective approach, called Flexpad, allows a simple, standard sheet of paper to be transformed into a moveable, flexible display. Already today, this could help patients better review the results of a computer tomography, for example. In the long term, the IT experts want to discover what new applications are viable in future for ultra-thin, deformable, mobile end devices, and how they can best be operated.

 

Human organs shimmer in red on a sheet of paper displaying a longitudinal view of the human abdomen. The spinal column and pelvic bones form contrasting yellow islands. As the sheet of paper is bent downwards at the ends, the bones appear to come into the foreground while the soft tissue recedes (see video). What appears to be science fiction at first glance, is the result of the “Flexpad” research project developed under the leadership of Jürgen Steimle in the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, in cooperation with Kiel University. In the meantime, Steimle heads the Embodied Interaction research group at the Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster of Excellence.

 

“We routinely deform objects intuitively in many different ways. We bend back pages in books, deflate balls, fold paper, and sculpt clay”, explains Jürgen Steimle. “And by projecting user interface elements onto tangible, deformable objects we can control computers and other technical devices better and more easily.”

 

Flexpad thereby works as follows: The motion sensor records the user and the paper, capturing the paper’s deformation and movement. So that the recording takes place precisely and in real time despite the rather coarse image data from the Kinect camera, the researchers have developed and implemented two algorithms. The first initially subtracts out the interference caused by the fingers and hands of the user. If the user moves the paper - whether left or right, or bends it into an arc or wavy form - the camera senses this. A specially developed computer model subsequently describes these movements in fractions of a second, so that the projector can reproduce it on the sheet in near real time.

 

Nevertheless, Flexpad has certain limits: The user must stand in a particular area under the camera and projector for the system to work properly. Therefore, the user cannot move freely around the room.

 

“The paper takes on two simultaneous functions in our system”, explains Steimle. “It is input device and display at the same time.” The user can interact with the device in a similar way to using a mouse for controlling a computer. Other materials besides paper are also suitable, for example sheets of plastic or other deformable materials. The only important thing is that they possess a certain malleability and flexibility.

 


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6 Tools for Optimizing Your Copy, Content and Headlines - ClickZ | #TheMarketingTechAlert

6 Tools for Optimizing Your Copy, Content and Headlines - ClickZ | #TheMarketingTechAlert | Random Everything | Scoop.it

Intermediate/ Digest...

 

Boost CTR

PPC, meet crowd sourcing. BoostCTR has 500+ copywriters who literally compete to see if they can rewrite your ads so that they perform better than what you're running. The concept is brilliant: you simply sign up and submit one or more ad groups that need improvement. Their expert writers then compete against each other to beat your top performing ads. Only if they do will you pay Boost CTR a small commission.

 

Advanced Marketing Institute Headline Tool

The folks at Advanced Marketing Institute have created an algorithm to evaluate the emotional marketing value (EMV) of headlines. Their free Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer will give your headline an EMV score based on the number of emotional words it contains in relation to the total words.

 

Scripted

Enter Scripted, which offers access to more than 80,000 freelance writers who can be sourced to create engaging Facebook and blog posts, lively tweets, informative pages and papers, or dynamic video scripts on any topic imaginable. Start off by selecting the topic to focus on, and then provide keywords that should be included in the content. Their super-simple pricing model allows you to pick and choose what you need, from a $2 tweet to a $299 white paper.

 

Test My Marketing

Test My Marketing gives you access to a team of marketing experts to review your advertising and marketing messages with an "outside" perspective. For $69, you can upload any marketing piece, from blog posts to banner ads, landing pages and more. Your marketing message will be shown to several marketing experts who will critique it and make suggestions on specific improvements they think will make it perform better.

 

Wordcounter & Live Keyword Analysis

Word Counter is useful for anyone who wants to check the quality of their writing because it evaluates text for redundancy and repetitiveness for copywriters, and keyword stuffing for SEOs. The Live Keyword Analysis tool is designed so that you can refine a body of text to make it match a desired keyword density.

 

Bonus Tool: Conversion Ninja Toolbox

You'll want to bookmark a new site called Conversion Ninja Toolbox, a free online directory of conversion rate optimization resources ranging from mockup and design tools to a/b and multivariate testing platforms. Essentially every step of the conversion optimization process is covered, along with user ratings and comments.

 

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, January 7, 7:24 PM

Outstanding list of resources, at incredible pricing. Tim Ash is an expert at optimization, and you can trust his recommendations. This is an action item!

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Theplvcompany's curator insight, January 23, 3:27 AM

Estudio de consumo para entender al consumidor.

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Betaworks launches Digg Video to curate video content

Betaworks launches Digg Video to curate video content | Random Everything | Scoop.it

Pocket-lint.com : Betaworks-owned Digg is expanding beyond article curation with the launch of Digg Video, a new vertical on its website dedicated solely to...


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Content Marketing Trends for 2014

Content Marketing Trends for 2014 | Random Everything | Scoop.it
The latest report on the state of B2B content marketing and the predicted trends for 2014 has just been released by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs.

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Capture Any Portion of Any Web Page and Post/Embed It Anywhere with Kwout

Capture Any Portion of Any Web Page and Post/Embed It Anywhere with Kwout | Random Everything | Scoop.it
A brilliant way to quote

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 31, 2013 10:21 AM



Kwout is a web app that allows you to grab any portion of any web page, including text and images and to easily post it on your site, blog or on your preferred social media channel.


To use Kwout you install a Firefox add-on or the Chrome extension and whenever you see content you want to "quote" you click the Kwout button and then you select the part of the page you want to quote with your mouse. 


At this point you can select whether to share, tweet or embed your selected quote whereever you like. A unique feature makes it possible for all of the links contained in the part of the page you grabbed to remain fully active and clickable. 


Kwout archives also all of the "quotes" you create and can auto-generate a page that shows your history of cited content.


P.S.: This is not a new tool and it has not been updated since 2011 but it is still working fine.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://kwout.com/ 


Firefox add-on: http://kwout.com/help/addon 


Chrome extension: http://kwout.com/help/extension


FAQ: http://kwout.com/help/ 



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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:10 PM

Captura cualquier parte de una página Web o post para incrustarla en cualquier lugar con Kwout

 

Kwout es una aplicación web que te permite capturar cualquier parte de cualquier página web, incluyendo el texto y las imágenes y te permite publicarla fácilmente en tu sitio, blog o en su canal de medios sociales preferido.

Para utilizar Kwout debes instalar un complemento o extensión de Firefox o Chrome y cada vez que veas algún contenido que deseas "citar" debes hacer clic en el botón "Kwout" y luego seleccionas la parte de la página que deseas capturar con el ratón.

En este punto puedes seleccionar si deseas compartir, tweetear o si deseas integrar la cita seleccionada en el lugar que prefieras.

Una característica única hace posible que todos los enlaces contenidos en la "captura" permanezcan en plena actividad y te lleven al lugar indicado al hacer clic.

Al mismo tiempo todas las "citas" y archivos que crees con Kwout pueden generar automáticamente una página que muestra el historial de los contenidos citados.

PS: Esta herramienta no es nueva y no ha sido actualizada desde 2011, pero todavía está trabajando muy bien.

De uso libre.

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18 Top International Trend Sites

18 Top International Trend Sites | Random Everything | Scoop.it

As innovator you need to look ahead and prepare your organization for the future. Not an easy job, knowing the world is changing at an increasing pace. What’s going to happen? How will my market change?


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Stand Out From the Crowd with Unique Content Marketing

Stand Out From the Crowd with Unique Content Marketing | Random Everything | Scoop.it

IntroductionA recently published report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs noted that 93% of B2B Marketers are using content marketing. Let’s hope you’re not a part of the 7%. With such a high rate of content marketing adoption, competition is fierce. Not only is your content “up against” your direct competitors; you’re also fighting for attention against all other B2B marketers.


Let’s say your content is about marketing automation, while another piece of content is about Hadoop. If your reader chooses to read the Hadoop article and forgets to return to your marketing automation piece, then you’ve “lost” that mini-battle. In this piece, I’ll cover tactics you can use to stand out from the crowd. Since everyone’s doing content marketing, you need to attract attention by being unique.


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How to Know What To Write About: The Key to Successful Content Marketing

How to Know What To Write About: The Key to Successful Content Marketing | Random Everything | Scoop.it

Are you looking for ways to achieve success with content marketing? Do you struggle to come up with ideas for things to write about?

 

For many new content creators, figuring out what to write about can be quite a challenge.

 

How do you find your content?

 

There several reasons for this. First, they don’t really understand their audience and what their audience is interested in. When you don’t know your audience, or you haven’t yet chosen an audience, knowing what problems they are trying to solve can be quite a challenge.

 


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The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy

The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy | Random Everything | Scoop.it

The first major feature in this release are the interest channels: that’s categories in which the best topics are organized. Interest channels enable interest-based discovery.

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Topsy: a game changer for search, e-reputation, & data analysis | #SNA_INDATCOM #databrokers #politics

Topsy: a game changer for search, e-reputation, & data analysis | #SNA_INDATCOM #databrokers #politics | Random Everything | Scoop.it

"I regularly use Twitter’s own search as well as TweetDeck and Kred (once I am logged in) to scan and search the hashtags and keywords.

But, Topsy is a game changer.

The free comprehensive index and social analysis tool, searches keywords, hashtags and @ signs from minutes ago or from across a span of years, retrieving your social needles from millions of haystacks of billions of tweets.

Topsy is a way to instantly discover breaking news and just released press-releases and track current conversations and just posted media."


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luiy's curator insight, September 15, 2013 4:26 PM
TWITTER POLITICAL INDEX

During the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, Topsy and Twitter created the Twitter Political Index (or Twindex), which provided a daily gauge of voters’ sentiment for each candidate as expressed on Twitter. Using mentions of their last name or direct @mentions of their Twitter handle, the Twindex tracked sentiment for Obama and Romney from May 1 until Election day, showing when each gained momentum in the race.

How Twitter used Topsy APIs

Twitter used Topsy’s content and metrics API data to create a custom dashboard to help capture the nuance of public opinion.

Live tracking of sentiment to produce the Twindex. Additional, minute-level analysis during convention speeches and debatesMention counts on a wide array of topic areas—including the economy, foreign policy, and immigration—on a minute, hourly, and daily basisHistorical comparative analysis between the Gallup poll for presidential approval between 2010-2012 and Topsy sentiment for Obama, demonstrating a strong correlation between the two (and strongest when Topsy sentiment led the Gallup numbers by a few days)
Víctor Farré's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:14 AM

Para buscar información en twitter desde 2007. Para explorar temas al instante. Prueba #viacatalana, por ejemplo. Veras los twitts del último dia, la ultima semana, el último més 413.000. Las fotos, los links. Un invento!

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:20 AM

Great tool to gain data / intelligence / trend / emotions from Twitter . The social analytics section is a great tool to compare keywords and concepts.

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The Six Pillars of SEO-Friendly Curated Content

The Six Pillars of SEO-Friendly Curated Content | Random Everything | Scoop.it
Content curation could be an extremely risky practice if you don't put a lot of effort in, or it lacks editorial voice or a distinctive point of view. After all, Google already has a curated list of content.

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 26, 2013 9:54 AM



I really think that Eric Enge of SearchEngineWatch did not have to go out of his way to post such an excellent analysis of what traits curated content should have to be appreciated by Google.


But given the amount of content marketers adopting curation as the latest magic wand, his work provides a very useful warning for the many attempting to substitute curation for good quality content.


As in real-life, when it comes down to giving more exposure to different curators, both humans and Google will attempt to select those that:


1) put a lot of effort into their curation


2) have a strong editorial voice and


3) a distinctive point of view



and which heavily rely on:


4) recognized expert analysis7cmmentary and reviews


5) access to data otherwise not accessible


6) freshness




Rightful. Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2290885/Content-Curation-SEO-A-Bad-Match 




ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 27, 2013 10:33 PM

Robin - Another valuable and outstanding summary!

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Curation Levels: Learner, Facilitator, Designer - Where Do You Stand?

Curation Levels: Learner, Facilitator, Designer - Where Do You Stand? | Random Everything | Scoop.it

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:58 PM

Awesome explanation for curation.  Thanks Kirsten Wilson @teachkiwi for this wonderful insight into why we curate!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:36 PM

Robin Good opinion:

Kirsten Wilson analyzes three different levels of content curation presently in use and describes accurately the differences between these. 

 

"In regards to levels of curation it is much like Blooms. There is knowledge level curation- it is done for remembering and understanding (the “Learner Level”).


Another level is applying and analyzing- it is curated for use or been used and is a proven tool for using whether it be your tool or a tool you have discovered from your global connections via Social Media, blogs or simple internet searches (the “Facilitator Level”). 


Finally, there are curations that go to the level of evaluation and creation… these are the curations that become invaluable tools to others. It takes the most work, but the result is most thorough and the resource it provides to others can be invaluable (the “Designer Level”)."

 

He concludes by reminding all would-be curators the importance of attribution and the amount of effort that the "designer level" of curation requires: "In this world of immediate access and available content make every effort to honor the source of your curation, inspiration and/or springboard for design. 


Those that do curate at a “Designer” level and in many cases are the first in their field of expertise to find a new “method” put hours into the development and design."

 

 

Rightful. Instructional. 7/10

 

Full original article: http://teachkiwi.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/content-collaboration-and-curation-part-2/ ;

 

 

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Zhang Meilan's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:16 PM

Robin Good把内容策展分为三个层次:策展的学习者,策展的设计者,策展的促进者。