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The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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The battle: original vs aggregated content

The battle: original vs aggregated content | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The battle: original vs aggregated content. From PR Week
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 14, 11:44 PM

The description of "aggregated content" sounds a lot like content curation... To me, aggregating is much more like scraping. However, there are good points in here.

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Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself

Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Though tablets and ebook readers are now mainstream, the revolution in the way they display content – and how that content will be generated dynamically – is yet to come.

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One note from the article regarding content curation:


Curation will guide content

Some argue that readers no longer want curated content, however we believe people always have and always will look to trusted sources for guidance, and that’s where books and magazines will continue to add value.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:45 AM

..the revolution in the way tablets and ebook readers display content ....

jspellos's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:45 PM

The content curation movement keeps growing.

Cees Franke's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:29 AM

Het algoritme wordt (en is het soms al enigszins)  de nieuwe curator ...

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The No-Nonsense Guide To Make Money From Content Curation

The No-Nonsense Guide To Make Money From Content Curation | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Content curation is all about collecting best of the stuff from the web. A content curation blog is one easy way to make money and add passive income.

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I think the most important lesson here is that if you want to make money directly from content curation you need to curate/publish on your own self-hosted website. (In this sense, we are back to curation with your own personal comments added in as a form of blogging.)


If you want content curation to "add value" to your service or commerce business (by marketing or otherwise reaching your target market) your calculations will vary.

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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, January 30, 2:01 AM

Some of these suggestions seem a little callous, but also good tips on setting yourself up as a hub or supernode in your topic.

malek's curator insight, January 30, 7:24 AM

 An interesting lengthy article displayin the growing content curation industry.

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User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs

User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look like?


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What if we considered content curation as a value, not just a means to market products & services?

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 18, 2:24 PM



Sam Burroughs says it right: "What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look like?"


His suggestions are right on the mark:


  • Stop thinking you need to post always something. If you haven't got something good, don't.


  • Focus on a very specific interest and audience. 
     
  • Evaluate and share your opinion.
     
  • Let readers know how much time it takes to read the source you are suggesting to check.  
     
  • Explain, always clearly why something you are curating is relevant. Contextualize. 


More signal, less noise.


A good review of five things you need to pay attention to, for your content curation to generate some results.


Right on the mark. Practical advice. 8/10 


Full article (4 mins read): http://weelearning.co.uk/2014/01/five-ways-curators-can-improve-user-experience/ 



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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, January 20, 12:06 PM

Tips to improve curation and benefit both you and other users

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 1:20 PM

"Explain, always clearly why something you are curating/communicating is relevant. Contextualize."

This is just one of the five great points from Sam Burroughs that we should consider when communicating relevant information to people on our list.

There are four other great tips equally as important, that we should use when communicating information to others.

In today's fast-paced world the information that we are trying to communicate to others should be user centered.

You might want to check this one out. I know that I am
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Another Good-One From Mr Robin Good

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How To Curate Interests, Not Just Specialties: Part I | Angela Dunn

How To Curate Interests, Not Just Specialties: Part I | Angela Dunn | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Angela Dunn explores content curation as a means to lifelong and collaborative learning. She shows how to curate around diverse interests, like a Generalist.

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44% of Links Go Lost: To Preserve Valuable Content Online Will Become a Prime Need

44% of Links Go Lost: To Preserve Valuable Content Online Will Become a Prime Need | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

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Christel Binnie's comment, December 29, 2013 6:26 PM
Duh, of course. Thanks Robin. :-)
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pilar arroyo's curator insight, March 5, 1:08 PM

Scoop del maestro Robin Good en el que se evidencia la necesidad de preservar el contenido online, especialmente en el caso de información institucional y gubernamental que es la que tiene mayor índice de desaparición.

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Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic]

Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic] | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

For almost everyone who is a part of the online world coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge. Practically every guideline advises that content should be engaging, informative and relevant every single time. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.

Simply put, content curation is the process of curating relevant and interesting content from various sources on the web and putting them together and publishing them on a personal site or blog. As a result of the popularity of the content curation process, a number of content marketing tools have been introduced. These tools are meant to help in the process of content marketing and SEO and facilitate the process of curation...


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Posting err, scooping, err... preaching to the choir ?

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Nine0Media's curator insight, February 1, 11:33 AM

#DIYSEO #Nine0Media

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 5:55 PM

SCOOPS --  I began using Scoop when I was defining myself a LITE FEET DANCER.  There was no single source of info about Lite Feet dance, a NYC Born Battle dance phenom and YouTube Sensation.  I created LITE FEET SCOOP TO reference for my own resume but also to provide anyone interested a link to the multitude of YOUTUBE Channels, Sound Cloud and personal sites dedicated to this unique art form and the talented dancers who participate. 

 

 

Annie 's curator insight, December 5, 8:18 PM

Scoop.it helps with the process of curating content. This is a must for your social media.

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Why infographics are bad

Why infographics are bad | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Infographics are a powerful tool, but today they also create a trap for content creators and curators.


...And here's where the infographics become a danger. Because infographics are often taken at face value. One reason that I suspect plays a big role in the blind belief in infographic facts is the assumption that if someone took time to create this, surely they must have put time into fact checking it.


And it is hard to fact check infographics. Even if they contain a source, it's often in fine print and the URLs are not clickable.

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Infographics can be powerful, breaking down complex things, especially for visual learners. But, as noted, they present problems. And they are meaningless to those with sight issues -- unless frustration counts.

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Is Your Content Curation Ethical? A 10-Step Checklist

Is Your Content Curation Ethical? A 10-Step Checklist | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Curation is nothing new, but online content curation is still in its early stages. Many content marketers are still unsure about what constitutes ethical content curation. If you're in this group, ...
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Most of this is common sense, really. But I can't drive home enough two of the points:


Properly credit by prominently linking to the original source


and


Using quotes only; not the entire article.


Also, inserting your own point of view is great -- however, sometimes there are reasons not to; for example, time constraints which have you quickly offering a link and/or when reiterating is like beating a dead horse.

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Why Content Curation Is Disruptive

Why Content Curation Is Disruptive | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

The power of curation’s feedback loops is why to curate more than you create AND why the best ratio may be as high as 90% curation to 10% creation.

 

by @Martin (Marty) Smith on @ janlgordon's curatti.com


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ELISA TANGKEARUNG's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:36 AM

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Bonnie McEwan's curator insight, November 22, 2013 12:47 PM

Another point in favor of curation over origination is that is it generally less time consuming. You can be a real player in the curation area and still have enough time to spend on client work and other tasks.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 22, 2013 1:44 PM

This is so true. I often get immediate support and responses to content I have curated #curation#socialmedia

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Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study


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Robin Good  of Content Curation World breaks the findings down thus:


a) what people curate as relevant is not generally among the top ranked results according to popular metrics. Good stuff is not the same as what is considered normally popular or authoritative stuff.


b) content curation allows a community to synchronize around specific issues and subjects (as anticipated by Clay Shirky)


c) better and more appreciated curation is of the "structured" kind, providing additional info, meta-data and categorization.


d) curators that are highly appreciated are characterized by consistent activity and by a variety of interests (or viewpoints under the same theme) that they are capable to cover.


This is rather my experience; however, I usually explain it to my clients this way:


a) You can be doing an excellent job, but never receive the recognition, popularity, or traffic you deserve.That doesn't mean you won't be appreciated greatly by the smaller group of people who do find/read your curated works.


b) No matter the popularity of your curation, you can build and have conversations -- but remember, community cultivation not only requires additional time, but a different skill set.


c) If you're going to do it, do it well. Use tools, such as labels and tags, and *always* provide context as well as proper credits and links.


d) Consistent activity is nearly as important as showing some personality along with your knowledge. Your topic may be narrowly focused, but offer additional topics and information about you personally (not just professionally) so that people get a sense of you.


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:17 AM

A research paper by Zhong, Shah, Sundaravadivelan and Sastry, King's college London, 2013

AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:28 AM

See the excellent notes from Robin Good below. Interesting to see more work emerging in this field.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 10:20 AM

Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study 

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The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum

The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:09 PM

Makes sense to me.

Julie Groom's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:48 AM

Curating - how to manage it. And curation experts already exist - they're called Librarians!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 12:29 PM
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Permanent Archival of Author Content Soon Possible Thanks To Harvard Perma.cc

Permanent Archival of Author Content Soon Possible Thanks To Harvard Perma.cc | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Broken links are everywhere. Perma helps authors and journals create permanent links for citations in their published work.

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Blaithan Michael Altenburg's curator insight, September 24, 2013 3:11 PM

This is good that they are helping

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:33 AM
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Perma.cc is an upcoming web service that aims to help authors and journals create permanent archival copies of their online published content.

 

Way too often in fact, due to a multitude of reasons, not only content gets moved and relocated to new sites, becoming more difficult to find but in many others it is permanently deleted or lost.

 

To comfort your doubts that this is a true and tangible issue, you should check the work being carried out by Kendra Albert, Larry Lessig and Jonathan Zittrain, who are completing a study of link rot, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2329161. ;

 

Link rot is the phenomenon by which material we link to on the distributed Web vanishes or changes beyond recognition over time.

 

Believe it or not half of the links in all of the Supreme Court opinions, don't work anymore.

 

In this context "the Harvard Library Innovation Lab has pioneered a project to unite libraries so that link rot can be mitigated.  We are joined by about thirty law libraries around the world to start Perma.cc, which will allow those libraries on direction of authors and journal editors to store permanent caches of otherwise ephemeral links."

 

The Internet Archive has provided its powerful archiving engine to support this effort and Cloudfare its distributed CDN.

 

The official tagline of the upcoming site reads: "perma.cc helps authors and journals create permanent archived citations in their published work"

 

Here is essence what you should expect from it: "Perma.cc allows users to create citation links that will never break.


When a user creates a Perma.cc link, Perma.cc archives a copy of the referenced content, and generates a link to an unalterable hosted instance of the site.


Regardless of what may happen to the original source, if the link is later published by a journal using the Perma.cc service, the archived version will always be available through the Perma.cc link."

 

N.B.: While anyone will be able to go to Perma.cc and archive any web page this resource is designed for researchers, authors and journals. In this light Perma.cc downloads the material at the designated URL and provides a new URL (a “Perma.cc link”) that can then be inserted in a paper. 


After the paper has been submitted to a journal, the journal staff checks that the provided Perma.cc link actually represents the cited material. If it does, the staff “vests” the link and it is forever preserved. Links that are not “vested” will be preserved for two years, at which point the author will have the option to renew the link for another two years.

 

 

My comment: Can't wait to test it. We need these type of archival tools like oxygen. It's not only important that we organize and curate what is important from the web, but it is essential that we also take care in preserving it for the longest possible time.

 

 

 

Free and open to all (soon).

 

Request beta access here: http://perma.cc/ ;

 

More info: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/futureoftheinternet/2013/09/22/perma/ ;

 

 

Similar Tools: www.Permamarks.com

Steve Tuffill's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:47 AM

Essential, if the Internet is our all-time library resource...

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You validate curation business model, Paper.li secures more funding

You validate curation business model, Paper.li secures more funding | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

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Google's Matt Cutts on Content Curation and SEO

Google's Matt Cutts on Content Curation and SEO | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Is it useful to have a section of my site that re-posts from other sites?


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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:37 AM

Big question and straight answer : How is content curation affected by Google's Panda and Penguin updates. 

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:35 PM

Guillaume Decugis offers a valuable perspective on curation, the impact of Google algorithm changes on SEO and side references of course to Matt Cutts. In a phrase:  "Add value!"

Steve Hartkopf's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:18 PM

Anytime Matt speaks about SEO we should listen. In this video he specifically discusses SEO and content creation. He recommends a separate website page for old blog posts. I assume Google can identify the old content as separate and, therefore, acceptable rather than someone trying to game the system by throwing up a bunch of old or curated content in hopes of improve search engine results on the back of other people's content.

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Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter

Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Why are we here?
For a long while, the Scoop.it team has had a vision that fostering ideas, molding existing content into more valuable forms, and sharing knowledge with their communities of interest is what our platform can do best.
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Content Curation Success Hinges On Objectivity, Bridging the Information Gap

Content Curation Success Hinges On Objectivity, Bridging the Information Gap | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Content curation is often described as a product of the Digital Age, but earlier forms of news aggregation were already being practiced in the early 90s.“Content curation has been around for years,” explained Michael Kolowich, CEO of KnowledgeVision. “But the evolution of it as a thought leadership, expertise-establishing marketing engine is actually fairly recent.”


Kolowich was the CEO of Individual Incorporated and one of the leading figures behind early news aggregation. Individual Incorporated initially distributed its newsletter, First, through fax machines, then email and finally on online once the World Wide Web took off in the mid-90s.


Today, content curation is not just restricted to media outlets. In conjunction with the growing trend of marketing teams acting as publishers, a diverse array of businesses have been using content curation to position themselves as industry leaders.

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How to Use Content Curation as a Business Model - CURATE CONTENT

How to Use Content Curation as a Business Model - CURATE CONTENT | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The internet is awash with crap. What if you could cut through all that, giving your readers links to the resources they crave – and at the same time make a business out of it?You can. It’s called content curation .

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Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information

Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Being a content curator is all about displaying information. We don't create the content, we display it. We share it - and people read it. But, first you have to display it. There are several skills involved in displaying content.

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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, May 14, 2013 6:02 PM
Congrats, dear Laura :)
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PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles!

PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles! | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I am really enjoying the program, Scoop It. It reminds me of the old habit I used to have of keeping scrapbooks. Very fun!

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Ally Greer's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:02 PM

This is a fun, nostalgic article by Sharilee comparing her Scoop.it experience to the "old school" experience of clipping newspaper articles! 


Sharing things we find interesting has always been a fun pastime, even way back before the Internet with scrapbooks and newspaper clippings!


Thanks again, Sharilee, we're happy to be your latest "thing."

Sharilee Swaity's comment, April 17, 2013 11:42 PM
Ally, thank you so much for re-scooping this!
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You are not a curator, you just have a tumblr account.

You are not a curator, you just have a tumblr account. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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Spotting this nearly made me choke on my Diet Coke!

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Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community?

Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

WordPress is going to curate more content and may focus on longform writing and even native advertising, CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a panel at SXSW Saturday.


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Janet Fouts's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:26 AM

Interesting. Wordpress for curation? Makes sense to me!

Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:54 PM
For the sake or your own credibility, please learn to spell WordPress. Look it up online.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, March 20, 2013 4:22 PM
@Janet: it's actually more about WordPress curating blogs then doing specific things to help curators.
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The Scoop On Content Curation & Scoop.It

The Scoop On Content Curation & Scoop.It | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Once Snip.It pulled the plug on the content curation site, thereby pulling the rug out from under the feet of content curators like myself, I began speaking with the fine folks at Scoop.it


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 25, 2013 1:36 AM

Discussing the pros & cons of Scoop.it with Co-founder & CEO, Guillaume Decugis.

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I'm going to read this before the end of the weekend!
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