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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post | Content Marketing Forum | SM | Scoop.it

What should a curated post look like? How much of the original article should I include? How do I align this content with my own content?

 

To help answer some of these questions and outline the anatomy of curated piece of content, we have created “The Art of a Curated Post.” Just like a painting, a good curated post is not complete without all of the necessary elements. Follow along as this curator — let’s call her Claire — paints the perfect post....


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Jeff Domansky's comment, October 10, 2014 6:27 PM
You're welcome Karen, I agree it's a useful depiction of curation.
Alexandre Rispal's curator insight, October 11, 2014 1:55 PM

#Curation #what you  should do #social media #rules

Miguel Damiani's curator insight, October 12, 2014 1:17 PM

Muy interesantes secretos para aprender a curar un artículo. Hay que tenerlos en cuenta

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Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO

Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO | SM | Scoop.it

Startups Can Jump The Class
If you are new to content marketing understanding how content marketing's four gears create a "virtual cycle" can help you jump the class. Content marketing's gears:

* Curation.
* Creation.
* Social.

* Ecommerce.

Clean Slate content marketers, thos so new to the game they have few preconceived ideas, can move to the head of the class by organizing their marketing differently and in alignment with ideas shared in Content Marketing's Gears.  


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Marco Gabrielli's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:21 AM

"Curation is LISTENING. Curation is listening with intent. When, like Robin Good, you curate an important pool of information such as "cool new social media and Internet marketing tools" followers can spend LESS time worrying about finding new cool tools themselves. We learn where to go WHEN we need certain kinds of information."

 

 

 -- But curation is also a Great WORK, which allows us to understand the economics of information on the web. :-)


(Ringrazio Stefano per il link)

Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 1:14 PM
Hey Angela, until we no longer use content to communicate It will continue to be King :-)
Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 1:15 PM
Marco, grazie a lei :-)
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Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool

Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool | SM | Scoop.it

 

 


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Andreas Kuswara's comment, June 11, 2013 9:22 PM
I supposed twitter can be used or any tool can be used for anything,but some tools are made with certain intended affordance by the creator that would make the tool less effective for certain functions. curation in a way is capturing things void of time (i probably drawing too much from museum), while twitter is fast pace timeline of interactive (or one way) discourse.... they seems to be inherently different.

i'm just automatically sceptical when 'one tool can be use for all' theme appear. but it is an interesting suggestion.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 11, 2013 9:33 PM
Many people learn one tool and then move on to others. I like to analyze each and use the best features of that particular 2.0 project. I use twitter as a push tool to share info for the most part.
Ali Anani's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:18 AM
The right way to write
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Curation: Manage Your Attention Not Just Your Time

Curation: Manage Your Attention Not Just Your Time | SM | Scoop.it

This guest post is by Beth Kanter for Socialbrite and this is great for curators just starting out or a refresher for those of you who have been doing this for a while.

 

She tells you why curation is an important tool in your content strategy and gives you some good suggestions on how to do it effectively which I'm going to focus on here. Curation requires time and energy, and Beth's process really works because I'm doing this myself.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Manage you attention, not just your time

 

**Don't just create a to-do list; lay it out on a daily and weekly schedules, breaking down key tasks of the project into chunks.

 

**Consider the level of concentration and focus that each type of task or chunk requires and schedule accordingly

 

**Establish rituals: Rituals in your work life are valuable. A mindmap offers a lot of good suggestions for rituals

 

**Managing email and other distractions: Turn off notifications that pop up on your computer, iPad or moble.

 

**Just say no - it's important to engage with your community on social networks but you have to find the right balance. When you're curating, it requires focus, it's best to schedule this first, then do your community management, check your email unless something requires your immediate attention. When you have a plan, it makes everything easier.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See full article here: [http://bit.ly/MyQ1Nw]


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Thanks for scooping!
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Thanks so much for scooping!
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The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You

The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You | SM | Scoop.it

Beth Kanter wrote a very complete and interesting piece in NTEN's latest edition of their quarterly journal for non-profit leaders. You have to download the journal but it's worth it and it's free (you just need to register). 

 

Jan Gordon: I agree with Guillaume, Beth Kanter knows what she's talking about and her article is definitely worth reading.

 

Guillaume Decugis wrote this commentary:

 

"It's been fascinating for me to see how non-profits seem to embrace Social Media in general and Content Curation in particular - Beth of course being a key advocate in that move.

 

The broader take-away that I see for those of us in all sorts of organizations, as independant professionals or SMB-owners is the validation it brings to the model. When tightly-budgeted NPO's embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they're not wasting their scarce resources on a hype. They have to be efficient and as Beth puts it in the article: "Putting content curation into practice is part art form, part science, but mostly about daily practice. You don’t need to do it for hours, but 20 minutes every day will help you develop and hone the skills."

 

This is precisely where we see the opportunity with curation for professionals: building up a good practice that fits with one's daily routine and that -as Beth puts it - brings great "unexpected benefits".

 

Selected by gdecugis and Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/75ucphe]


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, June 13, 2012 12:28 AM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
Mshaber's comment, June 13, 2012 1:51 PM
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janlgordon's comment, June 14, 2012 10:09 AM
Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond

8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond | SM | Scoop.it

This post was written by Melonie Gallegos for iMediaconnection

 

In this piece, there are 8 tips to help marketers get in on the social curation boom in a meaningful way - that means Pinterest and beyond!

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

"Curation is a long-standing tradition of collecting, saving & organizing objects. Today it takes on a different meaning. Organizataions have evolved from collecting artifacts to digital curation of media and content"

 

When human behavior shifts and it certainly has, (more about that in the article), brands are quick to follow suit.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

There are a lot of websites offfering curation-type services

 

To get a clear sense of how a brand might leverage curation in this article, they have broken them down into categories.

 

**social bookmarking and news

 

**sharing

 

**Aggregation and syndication networks

 

**There are 8 ways your brand can get in on the action

 

Here are a few that caught my attention:

 

Become a curator creator

 

**Create your own Pinterest board and it's more than just slapping images, it takes thought, strategy, being part of the community and continually showing up

 

**appreciating other people's content and having two-way conversations

 

Create an Interest-based content strategy

 

**Focus on the interests of your audience, not your products and services!

 

**Allign their real-life interests with your brand position

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/IXNQQB]


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, May 2, 2012 2:58 PM
"thank you"!
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82% B2B Marketers Use Curation - Find Out Which Methods Work Best

82% B2B Marketers Use Curation - Find Out Which Methods Work Best | SM | Scoop.it

By Pawan Deshpande, CEO, HiveFire.  "Last year my company, HiveFire Inc., shared the results from our B2B Marketing Trends survey".

 

Here's what they found and found:

 

**82 percent are incorporating content curation

 

Click through to this recent post titled “Content May Be King” for more content curation definitions and trends.)

 

**The fact that this represents a notable increase (up from 48 percent) from the Content Curation Adoption survey that we issued earlier that year sent a strong message that curation is gaining favor amongst marketers.

 

For our Curation Habits Report, we analyzed over one million articles curated by our customers to identify:

 

which curation methods drive the highest engagement rates and identified some interesting trends.

 

Here are a few things they found:

 

Original Content vs. Third-Party Content

 

On average, approximately 87 percent of curated content are third-party articles and 13 percent are original content.

 

**Additionally, on sites where there is a mix of original and third-party content

 

**original content receives approximately 17 percent more click-thru activity 

 

**Curated sites that have between 16-30 percent original generate the most pageviews.

 

Capturing Reader Attention

 

Throughout the analysis, it became clear that there are several ways that curators can draw attention to their content.

 

**For starters, articles that included a picture generated 47 percent more click-thru activity than articles without. 

 

Medium snippets (between 141 and 1,200 characters) generate 20 percent more click-thru activity than small snippets (140 characters or less) for any given curated site.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/HWl5DO]


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Content Curation - Best Practices | E-Learning Council

Content Curation - Best Practices | E-Learning Council | SM | Scoop.it

Content Curation - Best Practices

 

Content curation has become a hot topic in 2012.

 

Corrine Weisgerber, an associate professor at St. Edwards University, has an excellent presentation on content curation.

 

She differentiates content curation from content aggregation--content aggregation can be automated but content curation requires the human touch for finding, evaluating and contextualizing information.

 

Gust MEES: Corinne is from Luxembourg (Europe), my country, don't know Luxembourg? Check out my curation about Luxembourg here: http://www.scoop.it/t/luxembourg-europe


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Jenny Pesina's comment, January 12, 2012 4:28 PM
Great find, Gust - Corrine makes some great points on giving your own opinion on what you find and establishing a PLN. Really enjoyed this one, thanks!
Gust MEES's comment, January 12, 2012 5:39 PM
@JennyP,

Thanks Jenny, much appreciated your comment :)
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Here's How To Hand-Curate Your Life In An Effective Way


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Luis Ferreira's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:33 AM

good

Sue Rizzello's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:48 PM

In the beginning there was paper. In between the to do list systems and GTD platforms, there was paper. All the productive people I meet have a strong affinity with paper lists and systems, even if they play fast and loose on occasion with Evernote et al.

Could this chap have the answer? Well, I will give it a try, why don't you too. We have nothing to lose but the chaos.

Robin Martin's curator insight, January 11, 2014 2:12 PM

Effective. Period.

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Is Content the New Currency?

Is Content the New Currency? | SM | Scoop.it
Between the endless Euro drama and the Bitcoin brouhaha, currency has been much in the news of late. Most people would probably name the US Dollar as the dominant currency in this day and age.

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janlgordon's comment, June 19, 2013 12:38 AM
Mithu Hassan Sorry I'm so late in getting back to you - you're very welcome, happy you liked it!!
santina kerslake's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:11 PM

Do people actually read the content? Will it keep them following you?

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Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It

Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It | SM | Scoop.it

 

This is a great piece by Heidi Cohen on why your marketing needs content curation and 12 attributes of a successful curation strategy.  This is one of the best articles I've seen on this topic in a very long time.

 

As I said, I've seen many pieces on curation but if you're like me, everytime I read about this, I always find something new or am reminded of ways I can polish what I'm doing.

 

Here are some of the highlights.........

 

Intro:

 

Why Your Marketing Needs Content Curation

 

At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.


**He provides context for the content so that it's more than a collection of information


3 Reasons your content marketing strategy needs content curation:


1. Offering your audience a combination of original and third party content provides a branded context for your work


2. Curating other people's content positions you and/or your organization as a tastemaker in your field


3. Creating sufficient content is a marketing and business challenge


12 Attributes of a successful content curation strategy:


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


 *Has defined measurable goals


As part of your content marketing strategy and by extension

your marketing plan, content curation needs objectives that

are associated with your business.


**Targets a specific audience


. *Content curation like other forms of content marketing requires

understanding your readers' marketing persona

 

** Involves a community

 

*As with any social media or content marketing, your

audience should be at the heart of your content efforts.

 

**Clay Shirky says it best:

 

"Curation comes up when people

realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also

about synchronizing a community"


Selected and reviewed by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/SpJEfQ}


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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 18, 2013 8:39 PM

This is a really good article about content curation. There is nothing wrong with doing content curation, as it provides insight from multiple sources. As this article points out, the trick is curating content that adds value to whatever it is that you are adding the content to. In my case, it's my blog. I've followed most of these guidelines instinctively, because I want to provide quality information to share with fellow technical communicators and e-learning specialists. 

 

Read this one carefully, as it's chock full of good advice.

--techcommgeekmom

Better Homes, Better Life's comment, January 26, 2013 11:31 PM
I see that you are making some of these into almost like blog posts too. Jan Gordon does the same thing. I think I am going to try it out...
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The Power of Pure Emotion Drives People to Action

The Power of Pure Emotion Drives People to Action | SM | Scoop.it

This article is by Mars Dorian for businessgrow this piece is based on John Kearon's talk at a conference about the power of emotion and why you need to make people feel something to get them to do something.

 

Jan Gordon: My commentary

 

Know your audience and speak to their listening

 

This was mentioned in this article by the author who paraphrased

what John Kearon said:

 

”We are feeling creatures. Content matters so much LESS than you think it does. Do something shocking or exhilarating in your marketing, but don’t be bland. If people feel nothing, they do nothing

 

Do the best companies make you think or feel? The author suggests feeling is what makes things happen".

 

Jan Gordon: 


Content in any form is an important part of marketing. It's the door opener, the bridge that can lead to comments, relationships, brand advocacy, transactions and other opportunities that might not have otherwise happened. Using emotion that strikes a chord with your audience is very important.


This was a response from Mars Dorian to one of the comments and I absolutely agree with him: (again, know your audience, this might not apply to everyone).


"haha, I think the limits of pushing that emotional zone haven't been pushed yet - because companies as well as solopreneurs tend to hold back on the edgy, but effective stuff".


 

Here are some highlights that I think apply to content curators/arketers particularly: 

 

"PURE emotion is the sole buying decision influencer — because it’s targeting your oldest and most powerful part of the brain – the fight-or-flight REPTILIAN BRAIN".

 

Here are a few suggestions that caught my attention particularly for content marketers/curators:

 

Concentrate on the feeling benefit of your products and services

 

**show pictures, words and/or videos of how people feel after they bought your product or services - What state do you want them to feel?


Write Visual:


**The easier it is to grab your sentences, the more your audience can picture it. If they can "picture" it, they can feel it.


 

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janlgordon's comment, August 20, 2012 1:44 PM
Thanks John for sharing this!
John van den Brink's comment, August 20, 2012 1:48 PM
You're welcome Jan. Is another great post! Have a great day.
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Curative Thinkers and Solution Connectors

Curative Thinkers and Solution Connectors | SM | Scoop.it

Robin Good: In the age of global, collective and crowdsourced interaction, many among us are starting to play the role of "connectors". We help like-minded people find each other, or good and complementary ideas to meet halfway. 

 

Here is an interesting take from Nick Kellet on the possible different types of "connectors" out there, among which he identifies also a "solution connector", or someone able to pull together different information, resources and ideas to tell a story or to cover an issue/topic like a museum curator would do.

 

From the original article: "Are you an Solution Connector? > CURATIVE THINKER

 

...A solution connector isn't someone who create new ideas per se, being curative is just a different kind of creative.

 

They think a little more like a museum curator – they tell a story.

 

Their special skill is deciding which bits to keep and which to remove. They put together a Solution or an Exhibit. They let the whole idea tell a story. They assemble.

 

...Another metaphor is standing on the shoulders of giants. I watched this done brilliantly by Dave Kellogg whilst at Business Objects. Dave is a master of assembling ideas from across the gene pool and then crafting a wonderful story.


For me I’ve learned that Curation is far more effective and far more scalable than Creative Thinking.

 

...Curation Thinking is on the rise."

 

Full article: http://www.nickkellet.com/2012/01/what-do-you-connect-naturally-people-ideas-or-risks/ 


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Craig Fleming's comment, June 5, 2012 10:44 AM
Just the kind of thing I had been seeking to make the academic theatre experience more attractive.
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If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines

If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines | SM | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Adam Vincenzini on TheNextWeb has put together a nice and useful list of the 30 dedicated search engines that you can use to explore and research specific content areas. 

 

From blogs to video and forums, here is a good list of search engine tools from where you can start your own research.

 

Helpful. 7/10

 

Full list: http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/04/29/30-specialist-and-super-smart-search-engines/ ;


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Try them out...

 

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:42 PM

Great list and useful alternatives to Google search.

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6 Social Media Pain Points (and What to Do About Them)

6 Social Media Pain Points (and What to Do About Them) | SM | Scoop.it

Yes, this article goes to the points that can be painful for anyone who is active on social media. I read this post with interest and I could see that the solutions proposed are logical but very useful. [note mg]

 

You may love social media, but even the biggest fans of the social web will find some sources of frustration. What is your social media pain point? I thought I'd explore some of the main ones I've identified and offer up some potential solutions.

 

1. Managing Your Profile and Reputation

So many networks, so many different audiences and connections. Maybe you’re feeling like you have split personalities: being professional on LinkedIn, running at the mouth on Twitter, then letting your hair down on Facebook. But wait! You forgot that you’re connected with your boss or your client on Facebook. Panic ensues. Or what if someone is Googling your name before interviewing you for a job. What will they find? Over the last 10 years, we’ve all learned some tough lessons about what it means to be digital.

 

Read more: http://gigaom.com/collaboration/6-social-media-pain-points-and-what-to-do-about-them/


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