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Teaching kids how to curate information and discern what's trustworthy from what's bogus is a really important lesson for parents nowadays.
So it’s time to learn the art of curating the terabytes of content humans are bombarded with on a regular basis – it’s a survival skill and one that will provide an incredibly important advantage to kids in schools and the workplace of the future.
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Robin Good: Among the five digital trends presently shaping the consumer experience economy, according to Macala Wright who first wrote about this on Mashable, there is one that has as its key objective the reduction of "information noise", distractions and approaches to digital communication that make it harder to grasp and understand a message or to complete a key task one is after.
It reads like there is more to information curation than people scanning feeds and selecting relevant items to write about.
From the original article I have extracted a few passages: "Calm technology refers to applications that cut down on the digital noise of high-volume data to show the user only enough information that he or she needs to complete a task.
...It refers to technologies that do not disrupt our workflow.
The whole idea is to reduce distractions to our work flow without losing functionality.
Calm technology fights against many of the principles of digital marketing: instead of screaming for attention with flashing banner ads, technologies and applications politely take a backseat to the user’s primary focus...
Examples of calm technology can be found in the growing popularity of social curation and discovery.
Social product discovery sites such as Lyst, Mulu.Me, Buyosphere, Svpply and Discoveredd are essentially social filters that enable their communities to curate the products that are most relevant to them.
Moreover, the rise of interest networks and the idea of following someone who has similar likes and shared interest topics are examples of the principles of calm technology driving user behavior.
Google Circles, Pinterest and Chime.In, even location apps such as Sonar, Glancee and Highlight, can all be classified under the “term interest network.”
Excellent reading. 8/10
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This is a post from August 2010 but found it to be really interesting with some good points for curators. Yes, you can use Twitter for curation.
The author talks about mixing content that your audience will find interesting similar to a DJ. "As a Content Curator, you should be entertaining."
1. First realized that you ARE a subject matter expert.
2. Know your market.
3. Search via hashtags and alerts.
4. Know the "Power of Three" to effectively engage.
5. Know that how you write your tweets is just as important as what you are tweeting.
6. Elevate your peers.
7. Develop good taste!
8. Become a valued resource to your community.
9. Be the good news channel.
10. Know "when" to tweet.
11. Become part of a bigger conversation.
12. Follow industry conferences.
13. Understand there are differences if you curate for a global audience.
14. Content Curators need to follow a lot of people.
15. Curate Twitter lists that others will want to follow.
16. Become a trusted resource.
17. Track your results.
Adds by Gust MEES:
18. #criticalthinking i also a need
19. Knowing #quality sources is a must!
20. Knowing #itsecurity is a must to share ONLY secure links!!!
21. Knowing the right #itsecurity tools for surfing secure is a must!!!
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This works for Scoopit and Pinterest and other curating tools also. Good read!
Via Barbara Bray, Gust MEES
Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
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Our first offer, Scoop.it Business, was designed for small & mid-size companies willing to leverage curation to develop their brands and their audience on social media. Hence the focus on branding, domain hosting on top of other premium features....
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