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ROCKZi Is Blekko’s New Social Content Curation Site: Hybrid Between Pinterest And Flipboard

ROCKZi Is Blekko’s New Social Content Curation Site: Hybrid Between Pinterest And Flipboard | Social Media C4 | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ROCKZi is a new social news discovery and sharing service launched by the human curated search engine Blekko.

 

The service intelligently leverages the great work done by its own human curators to generate a thematic news board that is an hybrid between the experience of Pinterest and the one of Flipboard.

 

From GigaOM: "...taking a cue from from other popular curation sites, ROCKzi was built to bring curation to a wider set of users through low-touch, passive curation tools.

 

The site surfaces fresh content from news sources curated by power blekko users and displays articles in topic-specific, searchable “news boards,” from “Geekery” and “Glitterati” to “SportZ” and “Red State.”

 

As of now, there are 33 boards but, over the next few weeks and months, it plans to expand to hundreds and then thousands more."

 

Source: http://gigaom.com/2012/07/12/blekkos-new-social-content-curation-site-rockzi-turns-search-inside-out



N.B.: Not only you can browse and discover news through the existing boards, but if you scroll below them, you will find a search box that allows you to dive and find news on ANY topic you want.
Examples:

http://rockzi.com/search?q=curation

http://rockzi.com/search?q=curation&tag=&date=1

http://rockzi.com/search/?q=%22robingood%22



More info: http://rockzi.com/about (here you can find the ROCKZi bookmarklet and the opportunity to suggest a new topic board)

 

Try it out now: http://rockzi.com


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MARY HELEN FERRIS's comment, July 12, 2012 1:42 PM
great
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Montgomery County and ParkNOW! to Launch World-First Pay by Cell Service Based on QR Codes and Smartphone Apps

Montgomery County and ParkNOW! to Launch World-First Pay by Cell Service Based on QR Codes and Smartphone Apps | Social Media C4 | Scoop.it

#QRcode parking meters: Right up the road from me, wow! Thanks for info @AniseSmith

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MobileNOW!, a leading provider of Pay by Cell parking services under the service name ParkNOW! , launched the first ever commercial parking payment service using smart phones and QR code scanning in Montgomery County on July 27, 2011 with an initial pilot in Garage 40 in downtown Bethesda.

 


ParkNOW! permits drivers to initiate and pay for a parking session with a smartphone by scanning a QR code on a parking meter. The code identifies the space number which makes it not only more convenient to park but eliminates the risk of human error with manual entry. The QR code can be scanned using the ParkNOW! app, available for free at iTunes, Android Market, and soon, the Blackberry App World. The solution is patented


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Nakeva Corothers's comment, August 26, 2011 6:14 PM
You know this is just 20 minutes away from me ;)
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Event Planning Made Simple With SocialTables via @TechCocktail

Event Planning Made Simple With SocialTables via @TechCocktail | Social Media C4 | Scoop.it
It’s always nice to know a little bit about what to expect from the events you’re attending. SocialTables is a new event planning service that uses a heavy dose of social media so that attendees can connect with the event before actually going.
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Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms [Good or bad?]

Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms [Good or bad?] | Social Media C4 | Scoop.it
The Google+ Common Name policy will never be the same. Google now allows both nicknames and full-fledged pseudonyms on Google+.

 

My Thoughts:

This was the hot argument when Google+ started blowing accounts from SecondLife users and others that didn't use their birth certificate names. Is this going to add to the list of spammers already out there or add to the trust factor that people can be their "online persona" that others already relate to? I think its a start to keeping privacy and individuality. Spammers and reckless users will be around no matter what you ask them to prove on identity. - Nakeva

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Curation tools are almost a dime a dozen! What's your favorite? [Nakeva]

Curation tools are almost a dime a dozen! What's your favorite? [Nakeva] | Social Media C4 | Scoop.it
From MyTweetMag:

Currently we are facing a massive growth of curation tools, that are getting better and better. While my personal favourites are still the pioneer of social aggregation tweetedtimes (I think quite everything started with it) and the curation tool scoop.it, there are a lot of tools in stealth-mode which look promising: I just read the fastcompany-article about percolate, a project that seems to follow the concept of scoop.it, but is based on twitter.

And also today I stumbled upon the curation tool ingenic, that is on stealth-mode either. And don’t forget how many tools we have seen so far: pearltrees, paperli, curated.by, storify, storiful, mytweetmag (of course;-) and so on and so on...
[read full article http://j.mp/q5XPj1]
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UberMedia Announces $5.6 Million Investment from Burda Digital | #SocialMedia #PR

UberMedia Announces $5.6 Million Investment from Burda Digital | #SocialMedia #PR | Social Media C4 | Scoop.it
UberMedia Announces $5.6 Million Investment from Burda Digital...

""We are in the midst of a tectonic shift toward social media by users all over the world, and the power of referral and information from people you trust is staggering," said Bill Gross, founder and CEO of UberMedia. "UberMedia's goal is to drive innovation in the social media experience so that it becomes ever more engaging, relevant, and useful." - Business Wire/Press Release
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