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Curated Music Stations Radio Created By Real People: FUZZ

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The founders of Blip.fm this week launched the beta version of its brand new service FUZZ, a site that offers a new slant on interacting with songs you like and the people who share your tastes.
The site focuses on creating a very social experience that allows users building their own radio station(s) around a unique theme or custom genre using audio files from their own music collections.

 

 

From review article on CNET:

"Fuzz bills itself as great radio made by real people. What that means is that it's a site where anyone who participates becomes a DJ. You upload music you own (legally, of course), and it all lives on Fuzz's servers; Fuzz, in a sense, becomes a digital locker that let's you showcase your music. You create playlists, people follow you, and they give you "props," all of which ups your social standing and surfaces your playlists. The listeners decide what's most popular and which DJs are best in any number of genres.


"Our thing is that everybody can be a DJ," says FUZZ co-founder Jeff Yasuda. "But just because we let you be a DJ doesn't mean you're good."


In short, while other Internet radio services -- think Pandora or the lesser known Slacker -- are designed to let software help you discover music, Fuzz is about finding the people who share your musical tastes. At the core of the business is Yasuda's belief that algorithms just don't cut it when it comes to creating great radio.


"Give people a voice, give people a platform, and they'll do tremendous work for you," he says. "It's a lot more egalitarian, and it's a lot more interesting. The best recommendations -- for anything -- often don't come from people who aren't professionals, whether it's for music or wine."

 

 

Read full review article on CNET here:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-32973_3-57518579-296/internet-radio-fuzz-style-where-humans-upstage-the-algorithms/

 

Check out FUZZ: http://fuzz.com

 

Read more on FUZZ's Blog: http://blog.fuzz.com/?p=54

 

Watch FUZZ Intro Tutorial Video: http://vimeo.com/50043025

 

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Wearable Smart Glass Curates Content Based On Your Physical Response: Amoeba

This is the description about Amoeba by Sanya Rai from the video on Vimeo:
"Amoeba is a wearable device that analyses your bio-parameters to understand your interest levels.
It is designed to help you intuitively sift through your digital content while it analyses your likes and dislikes in the background."

Yesterday, April 16, 2014, CNET Australia posted its review article about Amoeba.
Here is an excerpt from it:
"What if Google Glass could tell when you were interested in something — and recommend personally curated content based on a cumulative database of your likes and dislikes?

We've already seen tech that responds automatically to your physiological responses; but None of these, however, have really made their way into the mainstream — but the technology has definite potential. Take a concept created by Sanya Rai, Carine Collé and Florian Puech, students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in the UK.
It's called Amoeba, and it's an eyeglass designed to be worn when you spend time on the web.

"We envision that you would wear the Amoeba device before you start your web-based research," Rai wrote on her website. "As you go through different web pages, the device senses your bio-data and quantifies your interest. When you are done, you can then go to the Amoeba app and select the keyword you were looking at. The app will show you a time-based summary of all links visited, layering them based on how interesting you found the content. You also have the option of seeing the route you took to arrive at a certain page, thus enabling better reflection and self awareness."
The device has sensors to measure three involuntary physical responses: your perspiration rate, your pupillary dilation and your respiration rate.

The team believes this could have several potential uses. Firstly, providing advertisers with honest feedback. Another is measuring student engagement in education. For the user, of course, it could help unearth content that they otherwise might not find for themselves — a pretty intriguing prospect, although we suspect some might baulk at the notion that everything they engage with is being fed to a database and potentially sold.

Still, at the moment it's only a concept, and one would hope it would remain optional, even if the team were to achieve their dream. "Our final vision would be to have Amoeba as an embedded feature in all wearable devices so that it can help streamline all content for the user, bringing to the forefront only the most interesting stuff rather than the entire daily log of data," Rai said..."

Original Video: http://vimeo.com/90857768

Official Website by Sanya Rai about Amoeba:

http://www.sanyarai.co.uk/#!amoeba/c11x1

Review article by CNET Australia:

http://www.cnet.com.au/wearable-smart-glass-curates-content-based-on-your-physical-response-339347094.htm


but it is a summary from the long review article by Deezen:
http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/10/amoeba-wearable-headpiece-monitors-sensory-responses-digital-content-intuitive-bookmarking/

An other review article is here by Motherboard:
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-monocle-curates-the-web-according-to-your-biological-clues


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Twitter Adds Search For Timelines And Lists Offering A New Way To Find Curated Content Sources

Twitter Adds Search For Timelines And Lists Offering A New Way To Find Curated Content Sources | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article on Search Engine Land:

"Twitter continues to expand its collection of search filters with the recent addition of search for Timelines and Lists.

It’s showing up as a search filter on Twitter.com and in the official Twitter apps (both iOS and Android).


The option in the left-side navigation says “Timelines,” and then once you’ve selected that search filter, there’s a secondary option above the search results to switch between Timelines and Lists.


For users, the new filters offer a way to find curated content sources from other Twitter users..."


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http://searchengineland.com/twitter-quietly-adds-search-timelines-lists-188943

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 12, 3:15 AM

This should make Twitter more useful to me:

Imel Seda's curator insight, April 13, 8:39 AM

For users, the new filters offer a way to find curated content sources from other Twitter users..."

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Google Alerts Adds Filters For Regions And Languages

Google Alerts Adds Filters For Regions And Languages | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article by Search Engine Land:
"Google has added two more filter and delivery options to Google Alerts. Google Alerts informs you of updates within Google results via email or RSS feed. The two new filters let you refine those alerts by language or region..."

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http://searchengineland.com/google-alerts-adds-filters-regions-languages-187282

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BuzzFeed and Time magazine: The next big thing always starts out looking like a toy

BuzzFeed and Time magazine: The next big thing always starts out looking like a toy | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written By Mathew Ingram and published on GigaOM:
"BuzzFeed co-founder Jonah Peretti compares a nine-year-old website known primarily for its “listicles” and funny cat GIFs to a venerable and award-winning newsmagazine like Time. There are a lot more similarities between Time magazine and BuzzFeed than even most media-industry watchers would probably care to admit.

Peretti describes how he started reading David Halberstam’s book “The Powers That Be"...
“The stories in the book, which was first published in 1979, are great reminders that even traditional media companies like Time Inc., CBS, and the New York Times were once small startups. In those early days, they had many similarities to BuzzFeed and other new web startups that are emerging today.”

As the BuzzFeed founder notes, Time magazine started as just a crazy plan hatched by a couple of twenty-something former university friends named Henry Luce and Briton Hadden. Their bright idea? To take news that had already been reported by other more mainstream media organizations and summarize it, make it more readable and more entertaining, but mostly short enough so people could catch up on the news. In other words, the first modern newsmagazine.

In case you missed it, that sounds an awful lot like what BuzzFeed and others, including Gawker and The Huffington Post, did when they first arrived on the scene: they aggregated and highlighted content from other outlets and made it more user-friendly, made it more entertaining. That may be difficult to reconcile with the Time magazine we know now, but that’s how the empire began (others were also summarizing the news, including a startup called Reader’s Digest).

“Time began as a clipping service in a small office. A group of writers subscribed to a dozen newspapers and summarized the most important stories, rewriting the news in a more digestible format. BuzzFeed also started as a clipping service in a small office seven years ago. Instead of subscribing to newspapers, we surfed the web.”

“Again and again, the conventional wisdom was dismissive of every new medium; each new communications technology was seen as a fad, a tool for demagoguery, or the end of journalism. And always these skeptics were proven wrong, usually by newbies who didn’t care about the old way things were done.”...

Read full, long and interesting article here:
http://gigaom.com/2014/03/08/buzzfeed-and-time-magazine-the-next-big-thing-always-starts-out-looking-like-a-toy-and-media-is-no-exception/


Giuseppe Mauriello's insight:

My simple insight:

"Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation."
by Scoop.it Home Page.

When I read the article by GigaOM, I found some similarities with us, indipendent and human content curators.
Today, everyone is a media company!

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Drag And Drop Links, Text And Images To Open Them In New Tab With This Firefox Extension: Super Drag

Drag And Drop Links, Text And Images To Open Them In New Tab With This Firefox Extension: Super Drag | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From Add-on About page:
"Super Drag extends the feature of drag & drop. For example, you can drag a link to open it in a new background, foreground and current tab. You can also drag text to search, by using the default search engine, or select what you want. And for image, you can drag it to view in a background tab, foreground tab, or save it to the default download location.

Super Drag supports links, text and images.
- links: open it in background tab, foreground tab or current tab.
- text: search it in background tab, foreground tab or current tab.
- images: open it in background tab, foreground tab or save it."

Try out it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/super-drag/

Read more from the review article by CNET:
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57619755-285/open-links-and-search-text-faster-in-firefox-with-super-drag/
via AddictiveTips:
http://www.addictivetips.com/web/super-drag-speeds-up-browsing-in-firefox-via-drag-drop-actions/


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A Return to Simplicity, Empathy and Imperfection in Communication: Human to Human | Brian Solis

A Return to Simplicity, Empathy and Imperfection in Communication: Human to Human | Brian Solis | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the guest post by Bryan Kramer, author of the new ebook "There is no B2B or B2C: Human to Human", and published on Brian Solis Blog.
"Marketing has become so complex, in segmenting audiences into “B2B” (business to business) and “B2C” (business to consumer).
This, plus the rise of social, digital and mobile channels, have created an atmosphere of anonymity.
I fear that the social/digital/mobile world has created an angry mob of anonymous reactors who take short form communication literally.

That’s where “H2H” came from.
The dawn of a more social web, i.e. forums, discussion boards, and pre- Web 2.0 online communities, would eventually equalize the media landscape and give a voice and brand to customers while introducing the need for a human persona in business. As Brian says of P2P, "people are now brands and brands are now people."
This evolution has been guiding our society back into one that requires a more personal approach.

- Speaking Human
Consumers are confused. Why can’t we make it simple for people to understand what we’re selling, so they can more easily share their experiences and the value they felt with others?
Don’t care what language you speak, who your brand is or what message you’re trying to send, we all need to speak more human.

- A Human Approach: Social Sensory Marketing
The future of social marketing involves “human sensory building”, and how it will become necessary to intertwine this approach into the marketing experience at each stage of the customer lifecycle. When we are able to weave directly relatable human experiences into social situations, it changes how we share and consume information forever.

- Customers are Fickle Humans
Customers, as humans, are fickle and are so empowered today that they expect extraordinary, over-the-top experiences that rock their world.
Customers are ready to move on unless they have one thing – an undying relationship with a person or people at your brand who made them feel uniquely special.

- Becoming Better Storytellers
Humans require context to understand concepts. Without boundaries, short bursts of communication, coupled with a faster-paced, noisy society and shorter attention spans is affecting how we, as humans, tell stories.
We need to become better storytellers. Storytelling is a great way to communicate how you feel, or how you want your audience to feel. A story helps us understand how things fit into our individual experiences and gives us context to make decisions. Stories add the color, personality and relevance about what you’re trying to sell..."

Read full original article:
http://www.briansolis.com/2014/02/return-simplicity-empathy-imperfection-communication-human-human-h2h/

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Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, February 26, 2:07 AM

We've had great success with B2B marketing by remembering that these prospects are people first, B2B second. The shift to thinking about your program as H2H marketing is definitely one to watch. Must-read article!

valeriecharron's curator insight, February 26, 6:19 PM

There is no BtoB or BtoC...

Ricardo De Leon's curator insight, March 19, 1:33 AM

Simpática invitación al retorno de la comunicación H2H, mejor dejemos los teclados, salgamos a escuchar al mundo.

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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines for Your Information Need

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines for Your Information Need | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"A curated selection of the best search engines organized according to what you need to find..."


Read full Robin Good's insight below.


Check out it: http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html


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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 9, 11:15 PM

Exactly what it says!  Via @Robin Good

Terheck's curator insight, March 10, 4:01 AM

A good selection of search engines organized according to what you need to find.

Fatima Formariz's curator insight, March 31, 5:41 PM

Refining research by choosing best fitting search engines..

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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written by Dennis Shiao and published on Scoop.it Blog:
"Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before.
Wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators.
Let’s consider seven habits:


1. Focus on Goals

What are your goals around content curation? If you can’t answer that question, stop right now. Stop reading this post, too. Go answer the question, then return when you’re done.


2. Have Empathy

You’ll need to have empathy for your target audience. In other words, the better you understand their thoughts, interests and challenges, the more effective you’ll be at content curation.

3. Be Careful, Cautious and Selective
Make sure you read (and digest) every piece of content you curate. Curate high quality content only, leaving the marginal pieces to the proverbial cutting room floor.

4. Editorialize
Don’t just share content, tell us why you like (or dislike) the piece. What can your target audience learn from reading it and what are the key takeaways? In a sense, editorializing creates a nice blend of creation and curation.

5. Provide Attribution
Providing attribution shows respect and helps drive visibility and awareness to content authors. As you curate, look up the author of the article (or blog post) and explicitly acknowledge them.

6. Understand What’s Timely and Trending
Sharing fresh milk is good. Sharing spoiled milk is rotten.
If you find content that is time sensitive, consider whether the “sharing window” has already passed.

7. Have an Eye for a Great Title
Not everyone will be as thorough as you when reviewing content. A lot of people will click on a link solely because of a compelling title. As you sharpen your curating skills, you’ll begin to figure out what separates great titles from good titles. If you come across a great article that has just a good title, consider changing the title text when you curate..."

Read full original article here:
http://blog.scoop.it/2014/02/13/7-qualities-of-highly-effective-content-curators/

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 1:34 PM

Great tips for new or would-be curators

Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 18, 7:16 PM

The content you share (the articles or what ever) is how you attract the people who are interested in what you have to offer.  What do you need to do to get their attention?

Therese Torris's curator insight, February 19, 4:29 AM

There are 100s of very similar lists of basic advice. I scoop one every now and then because, at the end of the day, it's the basic priorities that cost us most when we  fail to meet them. Thus, this is good advice for beginners as well as other content curators

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Content Curation: What Marketers Think And 10 Actionable Tips [Research]

Content Curation: What Marketers Think And 10 Actionable Tips [Research] | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article published by Heidi Cohen on her blog:
"Over 70% of marketers agree that content curation, a mix of original and third party information, is an important element of their content marketing strategy according to Trapit research.

Almost 60% of marketers believe that content curation is critical to remain competitive with their peers and close substitutes.

Keep your name and brand in front of prospects and customers by curating other people’s content, saving them time.

What’s hindering content curation?
Interestingly, 45% of marketers surveyed weren’t able to curate as much content as they believe they should.
Marketers cite 3 key factors that hinder their ability to curate content effectively.

  • 60% find it difficult to curate content that peers and competitors aren’t already highlighting.
  • 57% find it difficult to find the right kind of content to curate. 
  • 53% find it challenging to curate content amidst content saturation.


10 Actionable content curation tips:

  • Set up an effective content collection procedure.
  1. Use your favorite news reader and sign up for the key newsletters in your niche and related fields.
  2. Set up Google alerts for appropriate keywords.
  3. Monitor social media platforms for your category’s influencers and thought leaders as well as important hashtags.


  • Pick the real information nuggets.
  1. Ask the question: “Is this worth my audience’s time?”
  2. Ensure that the information sources are reputable.
  3. Check the rights associated with the content.
  4. Decide where the information should be shared.


  • Package curated content for easy consumption.
  1. Add your own commentary.
  2. Leverage the power of visuals.
  3. Make it mobile friendly..."


The article and each tip is analyzed with more information. Read full article:
http://heidicohen.com/content-curation-measure-peers-research/


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10 Tips To Curate Like A Rockstar

From Robin Good's insight:

"Here the ten key steps to take to effetively curate content, visualized by the great team at Scoop.it..."


Read full Robin Good's insight below.


Check out the Slideshare presentation:

 http://www.slideshare.net/Scoopit/10-tips-to-curate-like-a-rockstar



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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 5, 7:35 AM

New inspiration!

John M. Lee's curator insight, February 7, 5:30 PM

Smart advice here

Rhondda Powling's curator insight, February 18, 3:06 AM

Useful explanation

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Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Master Curator Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia:
"Many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them.

The most limiting factor of all, in making an effective selection when it comes to content curation tools is the lack of a proper evaluation framework, identifying the specific requirements and needs that need to be met by the content curation tool to be selected.

I am now publicly sharing this list of selection criteria, complemented by relevant questions to be asked when verifying the availability of these features to help both individuals, small organizations and companies evaluate better, and in a more systematic fashion, their ideal content curation toolset.

Here the features-list, organized into 21 groups. (*I have marked with HS those features relevant only to hosted content curation services.)
1. Import and Export functions
2. Content Organization
3. Clipping Abilities
4. Integrated Search
5. Content Monitoring - News Discovery
6. Filtering
7. Display formats
8. Arrangement
9. Navigation
10.Editing and Formatting
11.Ownership - HS
12.Collaboration - HS
13.Private Collections / Streams - HS
14.Intelligence - Memory
15.Crediting and Attribution
16.Preservation - Archiving
17.Distribution options
18.SEO - HS
19.Reach (for hosted curation platforms) - HS
20.Integrations - API - HS
21.Branding - White Label - Design Customization - HS..."

Each group is analyzed with more informations. Read full, useful and interesting article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-selection-criteria-to-evaluate/

(Hat Tip to Robin Good: http://www.scoop.it/u/RobinGood )

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 1:40 PM

Great tips to help you pick the best curation tool.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:34 AM

Now we need to curate content curation.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, March 24, 1:15 PM

mega post do Robin Good!

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 

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ajo monzo's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:20 AM

Thanks!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:49 PM

Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

Russell Yardley's curator insight, December 25, 2013 4:01 PM

With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

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Content Curation Buyer's Guide

Content Curation Buyer's Guide | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article by Robert Rose and published on Content Marketing Institute:
"Content curation is a means by which we either supplement or promote our brand’s point of view to our specific audiences within the context of how the “world” is talking about that particular topic. We see it as a spectrum of activities that evolve from one point to the next:

- Simple aggregation and collection of content (with or without a distinct point of view)
- Active curation and promotion of a point of view using that collection as a source
- Aggregation and curation of user-generated content and social conversation around reported events or news in order to build an engaged community
- Active real-time coverage of events and “newsroom” coverage of events around trending topics

If you want to use curation but are not sure how it could fit into your content marketing strategy, consider these four business benefits.

1. "Taming the firehose of content"
Many content marketers still struggle with “feeding the beast” of content and look to content aggregation tools to help them filter — and provide topical relevance to — content they may want to deploy for any of the approaches mentioned above.

2. Faster, more agile content marketing
Beyond social listening tools, content curation and aggregation tools (especially those that also pull in conversations) can help a brand be “in tune” with what’s happening in real time.

3. Adding points of view and distinct experiences
Many content curation tools approach the curation idea from this perspective — where the content marketer has not only the capability to aggregate the content in a “portal” type of interface, but also to organize and add new content, and package it all in a way that may create an entirely new type of experience.

4. Empowering and engaging target audiences
Jeff Ernst, Vice President of Marketing at Forrester Research, has been quoted as saying, “Consumers don’t buy your product or service, they buy your approach to solving their problem.” This is certainly a core tenet of content marketing, and the idea of giving audiences both the incentive and the power to aggregate around a branded approach to a particular topic is an attractive one.

Evaluating content curation solutions
The content curation space has extraordinary diversity in differentiating technology. While some are, quite literally, just using basic web searches to aggregate content based on themes, other solutions have incredibly sophisticated semantic and indexing technologies that could ultimately provide true differentiating value to the business — or an acquiring company.

We recommend developing a more thorough evaluation of the benefits a curation and conversation management process should achieve for your business.
Here are some questions you may want to ask:
- What sources can the tool curate content from? RSS feeds? Twitter? LinkedIn? Facebook?
- How can the tool help me filter the best info?
- Can it curate content that’s created in-house across different channels?
[...and many others]..."

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http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2013/11/content-curation-solutions/



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ELISA TANGKEARUNG's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:30 AM

Untukmu Temang-temang...:) f u my friends

MURIEL LESELBAUM's curator insight, November 23, 2013 12:51 PM

La curation vue sous l'angle du marketing - pour nous aider à l'utiliser comme outil de travail collaboratif

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Tools and Best Advice on Verifying Content in Breaking News: The Verification Handbook

The Verification Handbook, released two months ago by the European Journalism Centre, features tools and advice on verifying content in breaking news situations.

From book intro:
"The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers; it can literally be a matter of life or death.

The Handbook prescribes best practice advice on how to verify and use this information provided by the crowd, as well as actionable advice to facilitate disaster preparedness in newsrooms.

While it primarily targets journalists and aid providers, the Handbook can be used by anyone. It’s advice and guidance are valuable whether you are a news journalist, citizen reporter, relief responder, volunteer, journalism school student, emergency communication specialist, or an academic researching social media."

Index (I only mention the chapters here):

  • Chapter 1: When Emergency News Breaks
  • Chapter 2: Verification Fundaments: Rules to Live By
  • Chapter 3: Verifying User-Generated Content
  • Chapter 4: Verifying Images
  • Chapter 5: Verifying Video
  • Chapter 6: Putting the Human Crowd to Work
  • Chapter 7: Adding the Computer Crowd to the Human Crowd
  • Chapter 8: Preparing for Disaster Coverage
  • Chapter 9: Creating a Verification Process and Checklist(s)
  • Chapter 10: Verification Tools


Editors of the Handbook:
Editor: Craig Silverman, The Poynter Institute
Copyeditor: Merrill Perlman, the American Copy Editors Society (ACES)

Each chapter is analyzed with information, tips and many case studies.
PDF version, 112 pages. A Must download and read!

"Verification Handbook" home page: http://verificationhandbook.com/

Read Verification Handbook online: http://verificationhandbook.com/book/

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The New Rules of Social Journalism: The Curators and More

The New Rules of Social Journalism: The Curators and More | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Interesting excerpt for my topic from the article by PandoDaily:
"Is all social platform content inherently untrustworthy or is it possible to elevate it with journalism’s standards of higher quality and ethics?

We know that traditional methods of screening – e.g. professional editors directly supervising every piece of content – aren’t going to work. Social sites generate too much content for that.

Before despairing the conflict is irresolvable, I’d point out that even some professional journalists rely heavily on Wikipedia, perhaps the best example of generally high-quality crowd-sourced content.

The fact is, there are ways to improve the quality, and reliability of social journalism.
Here are a bunch of practical suggestions about how to bring journalistic ethos to the new hybrid models.

- Label contributors prominently. E.g. Staff Writer. Staff Columnist. Staff Curator. Expert Contributor, Expert Curator, Guest contributor. Reader Contribution. Clue in the audience who’s who.

- Publish staff, contributor and reader credentials as part of a profile linked to all their bylines. I recommend LinkedIn style profiles, with links to articles written for the site or anyone else. Let the audience have plenty of information to decide if a contributor is trustworthy.

- Signing up a guest or expert contributor is a tacit endorsement.

- Business publication, in particular, should consider mandating that contributors take formal online ethics training.

- Getting featured on a content channel should require a curator’s approval (paid professionals or expert volunteers), rather than automated inclusion based on subject matter or pre-approval of the author.

- Unlike social networks, consider only allowing users to follow curated channels, not individual posters.

- Consistently highly-scoring content contributors (including staff) should be labeled as such, so they can gain a reputation as being trustworthy.

- If content has been rejected by curators, or not socially shared, or has poor engagement time and few up votes, screen it for deletion. Provide feedback to contributors facing deletion. Social journalism is not just about increasing the amount of content. It’s about increasing quality of information..."

The article is very long and there also is a first part that I didn't mention here.
In addition, there are more information and other suggestions by author. Read interesting original article here:
http://pando.com/2014/03/29/the-new-rules-of-social-journalism-a-proposal/


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Neha Xavier's curator insight, April 2, 2:08 AM

Interesting!

creditrepairaid's comment, April 3, 3:23 AM
Thats astonishing...
nosehound's comment, April 7, 1:13 AM
<br>Its remarkable :)<br>
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Content Curation Is Not Content Marketing

Content Curation Is Not Content Marketing | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"Many content curation startups, and many of the people using curation tools will probably not like what I have written in this article, but I have a hard time behaving as if I couldn't see a cardboard façade that's been sold for a real destination.


Content Curation has been hijacked and has been sold as a cheap and easy solution for content marketers plagued by the growing problem of getting greater attention from their readers and therefore of how to produce more quality content within tighter and tighter time constraints..."


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MyKLogica's curator insight, March 21, 2:07 PM

Personalmente, los denomino de formas diferentes, "Gestión" y "Curación" de contenidos, puesto que aunque en la gestión no se aporta el valor diferencial del punto de vista del curador, aún así es una gran labor la de seleccionar buen contenido y ayudar en su difusión.


Personally I call them differently as content "management" and "curation"; as though with management we haven´t the added value of the personal point of view of the curator, still it is a great job to find and select good, quality content.

i.e. Realty's curator insight, March 25, 4:06 PM

Are you creating value or noise?

Barbara Hart Radisavljevic's curator insight, March 26, 7:13 PM

Quality content curation takes time. It takes time to read sources before promoting them. 

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VideoGenie Launches StoryBox, A Product That Aggregates All Kinds Of Content About A Brand

VideoGenie Launches StoryBox, A Product That Aggregates All Kinds Of Content About A Brand | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the review article by TechCrunch:
"VideoGenie has launched a new product that it calls StoryBox, which aggregates all kinds of content about a brand. The company says the testimonials can include tweets, YouTube videos, Instagram photos, and more, all presented in what Nassiri (VideoGenie's CEO) called “a rich, visual environment” on the brand’s site, and with the option for visitors to add their own stories directly from the site.

Naturally, brands can curate the content, so that a tweet with the wrong message doesn’t end up in the StoryBox. At the same time, Nassiri said the product offers analytics showing which content is getting the most engagement and (when relevant) driving the most sales. StoryBox can automatically prioritize the best-performing content and display it prominently on the site..."

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http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/03/videogenie-launches-storybox

More Info about StoryBox:
http://www.videogenie.com/solutions

The product is already live on the Mountain Hardwear site:
http://www.findingwinter.com/


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Five Content Curation Mistakes That B2B Marketers Need To Avoid

Five Content Curation Mistakes That B2B Marketers Need To Avoid | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the guest post by Patricia Hume, President of Trapit, and published on MarketingProfs:
"It's impossible for marketers to create enough original, quality material for each channel every day, which is why many rely on content curation to help build brand awareness and generate leads via social media and email marketing.

Here are five of the top content curation mistakes that B2B marketers need to avoid if they want to offer their audiences value, rather than noise.

1. Skimming the Headline and Sharing Immediately
A good headline doesn't mean a good article. Sometimes, it doesn't even mean a relevant article. That's why it's important to take the time to read the entire article before sharing it with an audience.
Content curation is about showing thought leadership, too; so, if you don't engage with the article yourself, then you can't show your expertise about the topic.

2. Checking Only the Most Popular Stories and Sources for Content
If your content curation is supposed to attract people to the brand for originality and thought leadership, depending on the most-visited sources and most-read articles is merely going to backfire. Your social media accounts won't stand out, and prospects and customers won't see the value in following them.

3. Not Personalizing for Your Audience
In a world of almost infinite content, your audience is going to be interested only in the stories that are most relevant to their needs.
You should carefully consider the target audience for each piece of curated content.

4. Promoting the Same Content Across Every Channel
One tactic that's employed by time-starved marketers is to share one link across a few different channels, all at once.
Ultimately, doing so undermines the purpose of content curation.

5. Spending Too Much Time Curating Content
It can take hours to create a blog post, and just a few minutes to curate content. So marketers may write blog posts a few days a week and fill the gaps in output with curated content very quickly.
But curating good content that effectively engages the audience—and making sure each piece is promoted and distributed in the context of each social environment—can take hours..."

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http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2014/24500/five-content-curation-mistakes-b2b-marketers-are-making

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Five Content Curation Mistakes That B2B Marketers Need To Avoid. 

Paula Silva's comment, March 4, 6:36 AM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Collect, Organize And Share Any Live Content From Web Into Dynamic Collections With Wepware

Collect, Organize And Share Any Live Content From Web Into Dynamic Collections With Wepware | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"Wepware is a new web app which allows you to capture any web page or portion of it and organize it into Pinterest-like boards which can be easily published and shared on social media channels.


Unique strengths include the ability to capture dynamic information boxes that will continue to be updated even when they are inside your curated collections..."


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Check out it: http://www.wepware.com


About Page with User Guide & FAQ: http://help.wepware.com



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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 24, 1:09 PM

I like this a lot, but it is only good for the Chrome browser. Check it out.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 25, 5:09 AM

I can see where this could be very useful to a business owner wanting to aggregate content for his/her customers.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 9:30 PM

Great for #ContentCuration #WebConsultants 

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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"Archive.is is a free web service which allows you to capture, store and archive permanently any web page you submit. 


Archive.is permanently stores a double copy of your selected web site: one that is an image snapshot of the page, and another which contains the full text of it. Archive.is also provides a download link that contains a zipped copy of all the files making up your selected page, and which can be opened offline in any web browser..."


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Louis Foussard's curator insight, February 22, 9:13 AM

For more news visit http://www.internetmarketingstpaul.com/news/

jspellos's curator insight, February 22, 10:25 AM

Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

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Content Curation In the Content Marketing Mix In 2014

Content Curation In the Content Marketing Mix In 2014 | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the last article published by Heidi Cohen on her blog:
"Content marketing in 2014 requires a content curation component and related strategy.

According to Google’s Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT), buyers check an average of 10.4 sources when they research a purchase. This translates to providing lots of information targeted at answering their specific purchase related questions.
The way to meet this need effectively is to add content curation into the content marketing mix.

Content curation in the content marketing mix
To create an effective content offering, marketers use a mix of content strategies according to 2014 research by Curata.

  • 65% of content is created.
  • 25% of content is curated.
  • 10% of content is syndicated.


Curated content distributed
When it comes to distributing curated content, marketers focus on 3 key strategies according to Curata’s data.

  • Over 80% share on social media. 

Actionable Content Marketing Tip: Share content created by your customers such as photographs of your product and reviews.


  • Over 60% share on blogs.

Actionable Content Marketing Tip: Develop blog posts based on curated articles and opinions such as round up posts.

  • Over 50% share via email newsletters.

Actionable Content Marketing Tip: Make sure you highlight content you created that’s appeared on other platforms such as guest blog posts.

Curation timing
If content curation is an integral part of your social media strategy, it’s important to be present and share regularly across social media platforms. This is particularly important for social signals that influence search results.
Actionable Content Marketing Tip: Determine what level of presence you need on various social media platforms and how much content you need to distribute to be competitive..."

Each point is analyzed with more information. Read full original article here:
http://heidicohen.com/content-curation-in-the-content-marketing-mix/


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aanve's curator insight, February 14, 9:47 PM

www.aanve.com

 

Cynthia K Seymour's curator insight, February 19, 4:12 AM

Creation, Curation and Connection...  The top 3 balls to juggle in your 2014 social media strategy

Therese Torris's curator insight, February 19, 4:32 AM

Includes research statistics

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Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard: Comparing Mobile News Curation Apps

Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard: Comparing Mobile News Curation Apps | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article by Mashable:
"How each story is told is as important as the story itself," begins the promo video for Facebook's new much-hyped Paper app.
The app mixes curated news feeds with your Facebook timeline to create a platform that integrates news discovery and sharing into your timeline.

With its tiled layout and gesture-based user interface, it feels very similar to Flipboard's suite of apps. We put both apps side by side to see how the two stack up. Here's how they compare:

  • Design: Tiles And Gestures

Both use a tiled layout that displays news in a grid. But while Flipboard's design puts content first, Paper puts Facebook first, emphasizing interacting with your Facebook friends and timeline whenever possible.
Both apps rely heavily on gestures for navigation.

  • News: Curation vs. Aggregation

When it comes to finding and reading news, the two apps take very different approaches. Simply put, Flipboard is an aggregator while Paper is a curator.
Flipboard, with its customized RSS, topic-based feeds and themed magazines, places importance on personalization first, discovery second.
Paper puts discovery first, telling users what stories they should pay attention to, while emphasizing interacting with friends on Facebook.
Users can subscribe to the app's topic-based news sections, create customized "magazines" based around their interests, or use the app like an RSS feed to subscribe to specific sources.

  • Getting Social

Sharing and social media integration is at the heart of any news discovery app. Unsurprisingly, social media integration with Flipboard is much more subtle, while Paper puts Facebook front and center.
Facebook may be venturing into the news curation business with Paper, and it may be one of the first of many standalone apps from the social media giant, but the company is still very much emphasizing Facebook as the vehicle for news curation and discovery.

  • Wrapping It Up

Flipboard is great for collecting all the news you want to read from the sources you like. And if you rely on Flipboard as an aggregator, Paper won't be a replacement. Paper is more of a Facebook app than a "news" app, and it's best suited for those looking to share and discover content with friends.

Flipboard is available for web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire and Nook. Paper is currently iPhone only..."

Each point is analyzed with more information. Read full and detailed article:
http://mashable.com/2014/02/04/facebooks-paper-vs-flipboard/


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Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, February 5, 4:51 AM

Otro debate interesante

Scoop Social's curator insight, February 5, 10:20 PM

Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 7, 6:56 PM

Facebook seems to be testing the waters. Imagine if Paper is really popular, the company will add features.

 

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How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed

How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article by Mashable:
"Baby photos. News articles. Selfies. Advertisements. Job announcements.
It's likely your Facebook News Feed contains some combination of these, if not all of them (and likely other categories, too). That's both the beauty and the curse of News Feed: It provides updates from all aspects of your life in one place, including those you may not care to see.

Mashable sat down with Greg Marra, Facebook's product manager for News Feed, to discuss how users can best curate the content that they see in News Feed. The easiest way to change what you see? Engage with content, says Marra.

"The basic interactions of News Feed are some of the most important signals that we get," he explains. "Unfortunately, those interactions aren't able to capture everything that we want to know, so we also give people additional controls to tell us things we can't figure out just from normal usage of News Feed."

Here's what we learned.
- If You Want to Stop Seeing Posts From a Facebook Friend...
- If You Want to See More Posts From a Facebook Friend...
- Create Additional, Personalized News Feed Lists
- You Can't Eliminate Ads, But You Can Give Feedback
- Take Facebook's Survey

The moral of the story: With the exception of Facebook ads, you should be able to eliminate anything (or anyone) you don't like from your Facebook News Feed. It requires you to put in a little effort, but hey, these digital newspapers aren't going to write themselves..."

Each point is analyzed with detailed information. Read full article here:
http://mashable.com/2014/01/19/facebook-news-feed-curation/

 

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Joseph Ruiz's curator insight, January 20, 8:02 AM

Great tips for more seeing more relevant Facebook content

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

This article is the second part of the excellent guide written by Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia in these recent days.
The Part I that I curated and excerpted a summary is here: http://sco.lt/9BOLdB

Here is an excerpt of second part:
"I (Robin Good) continue my humble exploration of what I have identified as possible areas for betterment, innovation and improvement of content curation tools, by identifying and describing some of those that appear most needed.

8) Preservation
One of the official digital curator key responsibilities lays specifically in archiving and preserving anything of value that is collected, just like a museum curator does.
For these reasons professional content curation tools will have to include among their features the ability to:
a) fully photograph,
b) archive and
c) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated.

9) Private Collections
The need to offer “private” collections / streams that can be accessed via subscription or sold as downloadable PDF (or in other formats) will also come of time soon.

10) Full Capture Abilities
The curator needs to equipped with qualified tools that can allow him to easily clip a short text excerpt from a page, a whole web page, an image or parts of a video.
Few content curation tools excel on this front, and none does a great job of creating screenshot-based web page collections that contain full page screenshots.

11) Monetization
All these platform have an opportunity to gradually discover and identify the most valuable curators in their community and to support them by either having relevant brands sponsoring specific verticals, via sponsored stories or via paid subscriptions.

12) Content Types Begging To Be Curated
Most of the curated content today are news, images and products.
Still, there are some areas that completely lack, or offer only one or two useful and easy-to-use curation tools.
Take for example audio curation. There's no dedicated curation tool that I know of that can help me curate podcasts, audio recordings and newscasts easily.

13) Beyond News & Articles
Until now we have been used to see the work of the content curator give life to streams of news stories via a Twitter or Facebook channel.
In the future it is very likely that beyond these popular uses, you will see the work of content curators specifically contribute to the creation of valuable collections in the form of actual: books, magazines, textbooks, video playlists - programmes, shopping directories and more others.

14) Specialized Curation Tools
I expect new curation tools to diversify themselves from the crowded competition by specializing in a specific area and for a specific group of users.

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part2/

 

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 12:44 PM

The Future Of Content Curation Tools -

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 1:45 PM

Valuable tips from Robin Good and thanks Giuseppe Mauriello for sharing them.

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, February 18, 2:26 PM

Curation tools!!!

 

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Content Curation: 10 Tips To Help You Curate Ethically

Content Curation: 10 Tips To Help You Curate Ethically | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article by Pawan Deshpande and published on Content Marketing Institute:
"Many content curators are still unsure about what constitutes ethical curation, and how they can share third-party content without running afoul of copyright laws.
Here’s our 10-step checklist to help you curate ethically and effectively.

1. Draw from a variety of sources;
2. Prominently link to the original source;
3. Avoid “nofollow” links;
4. Quote sparingly;
5. Insert your own point of view;
6. Fill in the gaps;
7. Use thumbnail images;
8. Give readers the option to close an iFrame or share bar;
9. Add a new title;
10. Claim Google authorship, as appropriate..."

Each step is analyzed with more information. Read full original article here:
http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2013/11/ethical-content-curation-checklist

 

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, January 5, 3:18 PM

Excellent steps to look at how you are doing Content Curation.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 8, 7:35 PM

This is interesting and worth having.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 5, 7:32 AM

Content Curation: 10 Tips To Help You Curate Ethically