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5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch

5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

 

I really liked this article by Romain Goday from Darwin Ecosystem about content discovery tools and particularly the way he described the element of the "human touch" and why they go hand and hand.

 

His description of the human part of the equation eloquently describes the process of a content curation.

 

Intro:

 

Content discovery tools have been trending towards taking over an increasing part of the selection process by filtering out information.

 

Content Selection Should Remain a Vital Part of the User Experience

 

Excerpt:

 

While tools carry the advantage of computing and aggregating information quickly on the user’s behalf, the user possesses a number of natural skills that tools cannot adequately take the place of.

 

Here are a few of the most important ones, as they relate to selecting and identifying relevant content:

 

Users are contextual thinkers:

 

The relevance of a piece of information depends highly on the context of the informational need.

 

The motivation and goal of the user determines what information is important and what information is not.

 

Users possess relevant expertise: The user’s expertise helps them to predict the implications of a particular event.

 

It also allows the user to identify anomalies that take place in the usual development of an event based on their experience with the topic.

 

Users make sense of patterns: The human brain can easily understand the relationships between multiple events.

 

This ability to interpret patterns is critical to understand and identify what is going on and how it’s developing.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Read full article:  [http://bit.ly/sUQxGs]


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How To Effectively Combine Curation With Your Content Strategy

How To Effectively Combine Curation With Your Content Strategy | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Margot Bloomstein, a content strategist talks about how to combine curation to your content strategy by showcasing lessons she has adopted from museum curators and so much more.

 

What caught my attention:

 

**She talks about copywriting issues. Because a curator goes way beyond aggregating which is just gathering content, they arrange it in order of relevance, point out what you should pay attention to and many other important things.  It takes a lot of thought to assemble pieces in a cohesive manner, add context to it, ad take it to the next level. 

 

**It is appropiate to give the curator credit if you're going to repost or use it in any manner.

 

http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2011/09/15/margot-bloomstein-combining-curation-with-your-content-strategy/

 

 


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Tom George's comment, March 20, 2012 9:19 AM
Hey Pedro,
I am the founder of Internet Billboards, my name is Tom George. Do you think you will be curated more on this topic and building a nice Scoop.it page? The reason I ask is I can show you how you can auto share your Scoop.it selections to Internet Billboards.
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10 Compelling Reasons to Brand Yourself by Curating Other People’s Content

10 Compelling Reasons to Brand Yourself by Curating Other People’s Content | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Good piece by Adam Troudart for paper.li

 

Adam asks "Is it ethical?

 

Yes, as long as you credit the content owner and link to the content source.

 

Is it helpful? Yes, times three!

 

It helps your audience solve their problems. It helps you gain credibility and authority.

 

It helps the content owner get more traffic"

 

**** I have one thing to add here - if you like someone's curated content and you repost it on other networks, it's good to credit the curator.

 

Other headings include:

 

*** Content sells better than pitches

*** Become the go-to person

*** Engage and build connections

*** Get others to promote your posts

*** Get more quality followers

*** Use the same content on various networks

 

Read full article [http://bit.ly/tBI9zO]


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Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web

Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Karyn Campbell wrote this piece for Sparksheet - Great Observations and so true!

 

Intro:

 

"Before news aggregators, content curators, and Google’s omnipotent algorithm, the world’s information was sorted by real human beings."

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

It comes down to trust

 

The web has offered us incredible options for how we buy products, talk to our friends, or experience media. Remember that adage “quality over quantity”? We can take that phrase literally online – quantity won’t go away; quality will just sit atop.

 

Sometimes we want someone to tell us, consistently, what’s true and what’s good. No wonder YouTube just relaunched its music page, enlisting writers for Vice, Spin and other major vloggers to curate its featured content.

 

**As Steve Jobs more radically put it, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.”

 

It comes down to trust. Because we are all so well trained in the art of branding, arguably at the expense of crafting things worthy of distribution,

 

**it becomes hard to trust the advice of a Wild West web.

 

Still, we’ll continue to take the word of our favourite industry insider, celebrity or uncle.

 

**Likewise, the smartest companies in this space will calibrate expertise with automation, math with emotion.

 

**Whether she’s a kid writing code or a poet in-the-making, look for the next generation Steve Jobs to carry on building, hiring, and perfecting these filters.

 

Absolutely!

 

http://sparksheet.com/return-of-the-editor-why-human-filters-are-the-future-of-the-web/


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