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Can Content Curators Help With Content Overwhelm?

Can Content Curators Help With Content Overwhelm? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Evren Kiefer for Paper.li talking about a challenge we all face - information overload and how we streamline our diet. Or can we?


"Content doesn't have a season -- the feast is all year round" Overload or gluttony?

 

Here's what caught my attention:


“Information overload”, I hear you say, “we know that already”. Is it really the problem, though?


**As Clay Shirky argues in his talk “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure”, information overload is our new environment of plenty and not a problem that needs solving.


****It lies upon us to create internal and external filters to manage our time and attention because they are our most precious resources.


My commentary: I think this is most important for all of us, continually refining our ability to select only what we need and leave the rest. Today everyone is a publisher and everyone has an opinion. Aren't we suffering from meaning overwhelm as well?


I think it's essential to establish some criteria when you select content?


**What are you  looking to add to the original piece?


**Do you want to  create  clarity for others?


**Do you know the subject matter well enough to do this effectively?


**Do you want it to be thought-provoking?


**Do you want to add additional links and other resources who may have different points of view?.


As far as meaning overwhelm,


Everyone has an opinion, I think it's good to have a viewpoint but I think it's important to search for the simple thread in it that relates to your core message. 


It's also good to include others in the conversation because two heads are better than one, it helps people see the bigger picture and decide for themselves. That's why I'm asking you:


What are your thoughts? How are you dealing with this? I'd love to hear your comments.


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


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 1:20 PM
BTW, I like how you frame the "meaning overwhelm." Even if we are power users of aggregation tools and newsmastering tools to bring us more on target content for our needs - we can still suffer from this.

It is the act of going back and forth between scanning quickly - and then going in for a deep dive and reflection. I watch the stream. I check things out and if I find something that is like "wow" - my audience would love this - or "wow" slightly different take or framing on the topic - then I add in my collection,think about it, and share.

The thing I'm trying to fight - in part because I curate many different topics. I tend to focus on different streams of keywords or sources for particular topics. But I might find something through serendipity that is on another topic I curate and it is good, but I'm not focusing on that topic now. So, sometimes I grab and have in a holding place until I look at it in more depth.

All this to ask you about:
What is your practice for curating multiple topics?
What do YOU do to avoid meaning overload?
janlgordon's comment, January 21, 2012 5:06 PM
Beth Kanter

For me, it all begins with managing my attention and establishing criteria for selecting content that aligns with my brand message and my purpose for being online. This is my compass. My focus for the day that fits this framework and everything flows from there. I love Howard Rhinegold’s work and the mindmap is brilliant. I’m finding these to be excellent resources in helping me to refine this process and I feel I'm definitely on the right track.


I have some quiet time before I ever go to the computer and focus on my agenda for the day. It’s like going into a library. Everything you could ever want is there but if you don’t have a hypothesis, you can drown in the sea of knowledge and information.

I cover lots of topics but there’s a recurring theme that connects them and it revolves around the evolving world of curation and the many forms it takes; how we have to learn to curate our selection not only of content and information but activity such as social networking as well. It's learning to manage my time and evaluate how I spend it. I ask myself if I do this, will it take me towards or away from my overall plan, the answer always gets me back to where I need to be.

As you know, we can schedule priorities and life comes charging in and sometimes I have to shift to do something that needs to be taken care of. Even if this happens, I can get back to my theme for the day at some point. I don't hold the reigns too tightly on this, it's just there to keep me grounded. If I find something as you say serendipitously and it’s off my daily plan, if it’s really a "wow", (again, here I've established some criteria for this, otherwise, I'd find many wows throughout the day), I stop and pay attention to it to see if it’s something I should work on. For me, there’s a certain rhythm to all of this and intuition plays a part. It takes practice and trusting yourself and not over-thinking things.

As for meaning overload, there are two things I will do If a piece is particularly heady or difficult to read, I will search for the simple thread that relates to the message I am seeking to put out to my audience. The other aspect is more simple. If I feel that my head is just too full, I have to step away for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths, maybe grab a drink of water. Sometimes meaning overload is just brain overload, and I really need to know when to step away and find my way back.
Kelly Hungerford's comment, January 22, 2012 5:16 AM
Thanks for sharing, Howard.
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55% of Shoppers Are Uncomfortable Giving Credit Card Info to Social Networks #Infographic

55% of Shoppers Are Uncomfortable Giving Credit Card Info to Social Networks #Infographic | Social media and education | Scoop.it

By Todd Wasserman  - http://bit.ly/yuVgSx

Social networks attempting to execute commerce on their sites might face some resistance, according to a new survey.

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Despite the prevalence of social networks, consumers are still queasy about oversharing when it comes to credit card info.

That, at least, is the crux of an online survey executed by digital marketing firm Digitas and conducted by Harris Interactive in early January. Canvassing 2,247 would-be online shoppers, showed a slight majority weren’t ready to use Facebook et al. as a buying platform.

Predictably, older and richer consumers were even less apt to share such data.

 

Other factoids that emerged in the survey: People are spending almost as much time accessing social networks via their mobile devices as they do via their PCs. (Perhaps that’s not so astonishing, since other surveys have showed time on mobile devices eclipsing PC time.)

 

Another data point may be more surprising: Baby Boomers aged 45-54 — especially males — use their mobile device to access social networks more than 18-44 year-olds.


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The Secret History of Pinterest — REVEALED!

The Secret History of Pinterest — REVEALED! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

By Mark Schaefer - http://bit.ly/xiU5Qu 

@markwschaefer


Do you feel like you woke up a week ago and Pinterest had taken over the world?

I read on Twitter (so it is true, of course) that Pinterest is now bigger than Google, will be running for President of the United States, and is recording an album of Justin Bieber cover songs.


The meteoric success of Pinterest has shocked everyone.


Except me.

The shocking truth of how we got here -- sharing colorful photographs as the hottest business model on the web.

I have it all figured out.


You see, Pinterest makes perfect sense if you just look at the natural evolution of social media …  - http://bit.ly/AzYbYK 


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janlgordon's comment, February 18, 2012 8:55 AM
maxOz - thanks for this, no surprises here
maxOz's comment, February 18, 2012 9:08 AM
No Darling, Mark is a bit of a cynic xxx
janlgordon's comment, February 18, 2012 9:10 AM
maxOz
Yes I know, that's what I meant, no surprises here that's why I didn't tweet it:-)
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Personal Learning Networks for Educators

Personal Learning Networks for Educators | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Why educators should consider creating and participating in a personal learning network.


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Creative Commons: an Educational Primer

Creative Commons: an Educational Primer | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Over the past few weeks, I have been posting (here, here, and here) regarding copyright and the need for educators and students to learn more about creative commons licensed material.


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deck.js » Modern HTML Presentations

A jQuery library for modern HTML presentations...

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Six Emerging Technologies in Education

Six Emerging Technologies in Education | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School | Edudemic

100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School | Edudemic | Social media and education | Scoop.it

If you’re a student, teacher, or administrator at a middle school looking into adopting iPads for educational purposes, it’s important to know that the iPad is more than just an easy way to browse the web or visit the app store. There are actually thousands of educational apps hiding in the bowels of the app store.


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Facebook Funds Social Media Research

Facebook Funds Social Media Research | Social media and education | Scoop.it
How are educators preparing students for a social media-infused world? What does good digital citizenship look like? Facebook is funding four research projects addressing these questions through its Digital Citizen Research Grants program. Facebook announced yesterday that it will split $200,000 among four winners, chosen from an initial pool of 100 projects.
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The battle over treating teachers as professionals

The battle over treating teachers as professionals | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Should teachers be treated as professionals?

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How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Your Brain and Body - an Infographic

How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Your Brain and Body - an Infographic | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Embed the image above on your site

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Retro Future Ads For Facebook, YouTube & Skype

Retro Future Ads For Facebook, YouTube & Skype | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda created a wondeful series of retro future ads for Facebook, YouTube and Skype as part of the "Everything Ages Fast" ad campaign for Maximidia Seminars.



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30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the fourth in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce you to some multimedia mega-sites found on the we...

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Wow! Great resources!

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How Will People Spend Their Time Online? [infographic] |

How Will People Spend Their Time Online? [infographic] | | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This infographic came from Daily Infographic


Every day we feature the best information design and data visualization from the internet. If you share our love for data-filled illustrations, you’ve come to the right place.


****We spend countless hours searching the web for the most interesting, visually stimulating, mind blowing infographics.


****We curate our findings and choose one infographic to publish every week-day.


Intro:


It's clear that internet usage is up, more people have access to computers and the web is becoming a vital tool to every industry.


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


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The Social Media Lifecycle [Infographic]

The Social Media Lifecycle [Infographic] | Social media and education | Scoop.it

 

I selected this article, posted by Pam Dyer on socialmediatoday for its comprehensive Infographic and because it gives you great criteria for implementing a strategy that you can measure, tweak and get the best ROI.

 

Summary:

 

We all know the purpose of any data is supposed to help us make business decisions faster while getting better results.

 

**When implemented correctly, social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks enable brands of all sizes to track sentiment, spot trends, filter and analyze data, collaborate with fans, and improve ROI.

 

**These tools empower companies to start and maintain conversations, deliver first-class customer service, and drive sales — immediately, at the click of a button.

 

What you will find in this piece:

 

**How to use the Social Media Lifecycle: The key steps that get you from monitoring to decision, action, and results

 

**Best practices for monitoring, analytics, engagement, reporting and collaboration, modeled after the most successful brands in social media

 

**What Social Media ROI is, how to think about it, and ways to measure it

 

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

 

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


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The Classroom of the Future - Huffington Post (blog)

The Classroom of the Future - Huffington Post (blog) | Social media and education | Scoop.it
The Classroom of the FutureHuffington Post (blog)... in the 21st Century.
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Social Media and Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs

Social Media and Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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Mark Solomons's curator insight, October 18, 2013 4:11 AM
interesting application of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
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Social media for education leaders

Social media for education leaders | Social media and education | Scoop.it
For teaching professionals figuring out how to use social media in the classroom, embeddedness is key, according to Neil Hopkin, Executive Head Teacher in London. It is impossible, he says, to tack...

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Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain

Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Discovering the secrets of our brain with Alice in Wonderland. Beautifully designed.


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Using iMovie for iPad in a Science classroom

Using iMovie for iPad in a Science classroom | Social media and education | Scoop.it
One of the reasons why iPads have been such a success in Science is that it offers a different way to demonstrate learning which is accessible to all students. All of the apps previously discussed ...

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18 Enlightening iPad Experiments in Education | Online Universities

18 Enlightening iPad Experiments in Education | Online Universities | Social media and education | Scoop.it
These studies show whether iPads help make learning fun or waste money.

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Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social Learning | TOPYX Social LMS

Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social Learning | TOPYX Social LMS | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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What every student needs to know – in pictures

What every student needs to know – in pictures | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Being a new student isn't easy.These posters - designed by graduates as part of the Advice to Sink in Slowly project - help by passing on the knowledge of one student generation to the next...

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The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World « Flavorwire

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World « Flavorwire | Social media and education | Scoop.it

I typically am a proponent of the idea that any media that is read is better than any media that is not read. Some like paper; some like digital. What works for some does not work for others and what works for other sometimes does not work for me. 

 

BUT  in the grand and, in my mind less interesting, discussion of whether paper or digital reading "is better," there is certainly one advantage where digital has yet to compete, though like tattoos, I don't think I'll ever be ready to commit to an irreversible opinion on the subject!

 

That  advantage? The impact that a cherished collection, proudly displayed of books creates an ambiance of which I can never get enough! 

 

These photographs of the 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World are just a sampling of the beauty of displayed literary love affairs.

 

I adore my iPad; but I also love my coffee table books, the look and feel of the wall to wall book shelves I designed and built and even crashed through the ceiling while attempting to brace from the attic above. (Well, I managed to catch myself with only one leg dangline through the ceiling while my wife and children took extensive mental photographs that have been shared enthusiastically over the years). 

 

Books are a visual treat; a reminder of the joys that a well-read life brings. Their visual existence alone warms the heart and welcomes the mind in ways that I will be long in abandoning even though I do most of my reading now on my iPad. 


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Recruiters Use LinkedIn And Twitter (But Not Facebook) To Source Job Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC]

Recruiters Use LinkedIn And Twitter (But Not Facebook) To Source Job Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Yesterday we looked at a report from Bullhorn Reach that looking at the ways that over 35,000 recruiters are using social networking sites to find prospective candidates.

LinkedIn dominated all platforms, with some 48 percent of recruiters using only this channel to source candidates. While Twitter and Facebook tied for a distant second at just 1 percent each, 19 percent of recruiters used LinkedIn and Twitter together, ahead of just 10 percent who used LinkedIn and Facebook.

21 percent use all three of these social networks, while just 1 percent use Twitter and Facebook alone.

Bullhorn Reach have now illustrated their findings with this infographic.


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