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Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements

Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, July 6, 2013 1:53 PM
Ahora sucede que también ya van a estandarizar la práctica de comentar y reflexionar sobre páginas web, no cabe duda que estamos en una sociedad cada vez más compleja y racionalmente tecnificada.
Kathy E Gill's curator insight, July 11, 2013 4:46 AM

In addition to classroom, we have to think about after the classroom. That is, employment.

Francois Adoue for Guimel 's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:15 AM

Which competences are required for a content curator ? Curation is one of the most growing tasks for Internet jobs ! The International Observatory for Internet Jobs www.e-jobs-observatory.eu will publish in few days the role profile for e-Tourism Internet Curator. this profile (and 4 other e-Tourism jobs roles will be evaluated before publication. If you want to give your feed back on these jobs, please contact me ! 

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Measure Your Content Curation Success: A 10 Question Scorecard

Measure Your Content Curation Success: A 10 Question Scorecard | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Content Marketing Institute:
"in our era of limited time and budget resources, how do you measure the quality of your day-to-day and week-to-week content curation efforts?
As Joe Pulizzi writes, “Your job, like that of a museum curator, is to unearth the best content on the planet in your niche, so that your museum doesn’t close down for a lack of visitors.”

To help you gauge the quality and consistency of your content curation efforts, I’ve created the simple worksheet below. Here, find out how you can use it to score your ability to discover, share, and improve your efforts to create “the best content marketing on the planet” on an ongoing basis.

1. Relevance
2. Uniqueness
3. Context
4. Adding value
5. Concise
6. Visual engagement
7. Organization
8. Efficiency
9. Tracking
10. Serendipity

Here are a few bonus tips for making the most of your use of the content curation scorecard:
- Use three-hole paper
- Scoring Binders and divider tabs
- Commit to consistency
- Make it a group effort
- Comments..."

Each element and final tips are analyzed with more information and some external links to other posts. Read full original article here:
http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2013/06/measure-content-curation-success-scorecard/

"Content Curation Scorecard for Content Marketing Success" from Roger Parker on SlideShare:
http://www.slideshare.net/RogerParker/rcp-content-curation-checklist

 

 

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Trini Benito Caldés's curator insight, June 24, 2013 1:11 PM

Útil para trabajar / useful to work with it!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, June 25, 2013 6:09 AM

A usefiul measure of the 10 key parameters that define content curation.

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3 Tools To Discover Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience

3 Tools To Discover Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content curation: tools to help you find and share great content from other people alongside your own content.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:25 PM

Tools highlighted include Scoop.it, Newsle and Feedly.

AraujoFredy's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:32 AM
Cómo encontrar contenido relevante para su audiencia de nichoDesde www.socialmediaexaminer.com - 1 de julio de 13:55
Curaduría de contenidos: herramientas para ayudarle a encontrar y compartir un gran contenido de otras personas junto con su propio contenido.
Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, September 7, 2014 12:16 AM

Some good informaion

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Capture Anything From The Web and Organize Into Visual Boards with Clipular

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Try it out now: http://www.clipular.com

Chrome extension (indispensable): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clipular-reinvent-screen/cjbjepchlgclmpinlbbeinajphohgfod


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Martin Gysler's comment, June 13, 2013 4:47 AM
Cool tool!
Ernesto Alegre's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:32 AM

La evolución del bookmarklet en extensión de browser más robusta, dentro de un concepto de curación visual de contenido.

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Content Curation Tool: eduClipper Launches Its "Pinterest For Education"

Content Curation Tool: eduClipper Launches Its "Pinterest For Education" | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article on TechCrunch:
"This week the teacher-turned-entrepreneur Adam Below officially launched eduClipper, a platform that allows teachers and students to explore, share and contribute to a library of educational content. In both function and design, it’s essentially a Pinterest for education, with one notable difference: Because eduClipper is built exclusively for teachers and students, unlike Pinterest, you probably won’t find it blocked by your local school.

Educators and students can explore thousands of pieces of educational content, find lesson plans, resources and videos and search for the most popular content by subject or interest.

With eduClipper, users can share individual eduClips (or pieces of content) or eduClipboards (collections of content) with colleagues or students while cross-posting or embedding that content on other social platforms or sending them through email.

EduClips are created through the site’s bookmarklet (a Chrome extension), so once it’s installed in their browsers, teachers and students can grab any content they find on the web, Google Drive, Google Apps and more, and add them to their collection, i.e. their eduClipboards. Once grabbed, the site automatically grabs the source link, too, so that it’s easy to get back to the original content and easy to give proper citation.

Teachers and students can share these clipboards so that their classmates and colleagues can collaborate on assignments or in-class activities, create groups to share these resources with and align the content that’s clipped and shared to Common Core Standards. That’s the big advantage of eduClipper over Pinterest, that content can easily be organized and annotated for each class or subject by way of these learning collections. It also has the benefit of being created by a teacher who has spent the last five years searching for and curating the web’s best educational content..."

Read full review article by TechCrunch here:
http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/02/educlipper-launches-its-pinterest-for-education-to-bring-better-crowdsourced-curation-sharing-to-the-classroom/

Try out eduClipper: https://www.educlipper.net

 

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Anna Vidal Oldham's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:49 AM

Great tool!

 

Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:55 AM

EduClipper: para hacer curaduría de contenidos educativos.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:30 AM

Zo te zien een prachtige manier om op een Pinterest-achtige manier online info en content te verzamelen voor in de klas. Iedere leerling kan er aan bijdragen en notities toevoegen via een bookmark app in Chrome. De originele link / vindplaats wordt tegelijk opgeslagen. Nice.

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Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpt from review article by VentureBeat:
"Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically created a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything.

Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily — and cheaply — storyboard their scripts.

Roy Price, Amazon’s director of Studios said: “Storyteller provides a digital backlot, acting troupe, prop department, and assistant editor — everything you need to bring your story to life.”

You start by uploading a script to Amazon Studios — or by playing with one that’s already there. Then simply page through the script paragraph by paragraph. Storyteller will try to match up characters, props, and background with the words in each chunk of text, and it does a surprisingly good job.

But if you don’t like what Storyteller gives, you can choose from its library, or even upload your own custom background or characters. Currently, the software has a library of thousands of props, characters, and backgrounds..."

Read full review article: http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/07/amazon-launches-storyteller-to-turn-scripts-into-storyboards-automagically/

Learn more and try out Storyteller: http://studios.amazon.com/storyteller

 

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:32 PM
Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically
vgpascal's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:49 AM

Du synopsis au storyboard en passant par studio.amazon.com/storyteller

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 8:52 AM

load of applications in the classroom

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Discover, Collect And Share Your Favorite Content with Favebucket

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"Favebucket is a web app which allows you to easily clip any web page, video or content and to organize according to categories (buckets) and tags.

 

An integrated bookmarklet makes it easy to clip any content on any web page, while suggesting relevant tags and the option to add each item to a bucket (collection).

 

Individual contents saved with Favebucket can be easily shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest..."

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Try out it: http://favebucket.com

 

Favebucket Video Intro: http://youtu.be/fd99b5eBN4s

 


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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:09 PM

Herramienta que te permite guardar cualquier página web, vídeo o contenido y organizarlo en categorias y etiquetas, algo que resulta muy fácil gracias a su bookmarklet.

 

Además estos contenidos pueden ser facilmente compartidos en nuestras redes sociales favoritas (Facebook, Twitter...).

wanderingsalsero's comment, June 19, 2013 8:17 AM
After having played around with this a little bit, I must say that I found the instructions a bit lacking. Matter of fact, I wrote them a 'customer service' email with my question and got no reply. In their instructions they show two steps but I could only intuitively find one. Furthermore, I hate it when companies don't think that their product to have a tutorial with an actual human voice but rather throw up some cute little video might get and award for cute music and animation but isn't worth crap to actually telling people how the damn thing works.
Favebucket's comment, June 27, 2013 5:47 PM
[UPDATE] Hi, we are happy to say that we have done extensive work on all the feedback we received from many people and the we will publish a series of releases in the upcoming week and thereafter to meet many [not all] of the expectations people have.

Even though we understand that some Favebucketeers miss functionality it is also fair to say that in this startup stage it is impossible to do everything at once. The upcoming release will deliver browser extensions and many other new features (like several import functions) and even more important, improvements that make Favebucket faster and even more stable.

If you need assistance using Favebucket dont hesitate to email us at:
youinspireme@favebucket.com

Team Favebucket
http://www.favebucket.com
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Aggregate, Curate and Cross-Publish To All Social Media Channels with Streamified

"Streamified is stream reader / aggregator / publishing platform which allows you to aggregate, filter and read news stories coming from all your selected social channels and RSS feeds. Not only. You can also easily edit and cross-post to any number of social accounts simultaneously or, at a later time.

...

Key additional features include:

- Scheduled posting;

- Brand alerts;

- Team collaboration;

- Advanced Analytics and Reports.

 

Free version available."
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More info: https://streamified.me

 

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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, May 26, 2013 6:39 PM

Herramienta de agregación de contenidos que nos permitirá agregar, filtrar y  leer todas las noticas provenientes de las redes sociales y las RSS que le hayamos indicado.

 

Estas noticias se pueden editar para después ser compartidas en las redes sociales, pudiendo programar la publicación de noticias, crear alertas de contenido novedoso, trabajar en grupos colaborativos y crear informes y análisis avanzados.

athindrans's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:00 AM

curation tool

Doug Breitbart's curator insight, August 21, 2013 9:40 PM
The curation cross-publication tool of life. #thinkknow #mindamp #ontologique
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Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator

Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Mashable:
"Today, however, curation encompasses a whole new catalog of professions, brands and tools — and most revolve around the web.

A curator ingests, analyzes and contextualizes web content and information of a particular nature onto a platform or into a format we can understand. In other words, a curator is like that person at the beach with the metal detector, surfacing items and relics of perceived value. Only, a web curator shares those gems of content with their online audiences.

Some believe "curator" to be a reappropriated, throwaway term, one that simply elevates marginally focused web users.

Some media sites choose to curate articles already published and reported by other sites. For instance, Boing Boing and The Awl feed links that reference news reported by other sites around the web, tailoring content that will resonate with their readership.

More and more people are taking the reins into their own hands. Consumer curators are flocking to sites like The Fancy to browse products and silo them into categories. Other curation tools aren't as consumer-driven but nonetheless help users organize and structure web content that matters to them.

As much as the term gets criticized, curation requires patience, resourcefulness and a keen editing eye. It means becoming fluent in one particular dialect of the web, versus trying to speak its entire language. It's the reason journalists have beats, and the reason you chose one major in college, instead of seven.
Perhaps the best part? Curation is a never-ending job, and it never gets boring..."

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http://mashable.com/2013/05/09/curator/

 

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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:51 PM

Excelente artículo en Mashable de Stephanie Buck que nos habla de este nuevo perfil profesional que está irrumpiendo con fuerza en el marketing de contenidos, el Content Curator.

Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:39 PM

Love this. Debunked and clarified.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:28 PM
Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator
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The Role of Curation in Content Marketing

Presentation by Lisa Rhodes of Verne Global, and Pawan Deshpande, CEO of Curata. Published on SlideShare in April 2013.

 

"There's a good reason why content curation is such a hot topic these days: It works! Explore real-world examples of how leading B2B marketers identify, find, organize and share relevant content with their core markets via content curation, and learn why curation delivers strong ROI for today's marketing organizations."

 

Original Presentation on SlideShare:

http://www.slideshare.net/G3Com/the-role-of-curation-in-content-marketing

 

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Adam Donkus's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:21 PM

Curation sites are becoming hugely important in our online marketing campaigns. Additionally, often times blog posts that are nothing more than a list of currated links on a certain niche tend to do really well.

Luke Hancock - H&H Social Design's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:13 PM

Interesting take to curate content of your competitors or curating content that offers a different editorial from your content. I do agree, it will lend to you being more of a thoughts leader without the agenda. 

 

The presentation picks up a lot of steam with their curation tips in the final third of the slides. Enjoy

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Content Curation Tool: Save, Organize, And Share Whatever You Love With Keeeb

Key features excerpted from official website:
- Save your web highlights:
Every day you find amazing things on the internet. With Keeeb you can just save the bits and pieces you like from any web page.

- Restructure like never before:
Create topic pages for anything you want to research or collect. Group, rearrange, comment, and organize all your keeebies the way you want to.

- Team up, share, and discover:
Keep them private or public. If you like, you can share your keeebies and topic pages or work together with your friends or colleagues on them.

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

 

Tutorials: http://keeeb.com/info/en/help/

 


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Robin Good's comment, September 28, 2013 1:56 PM
Hi David, Keeeb is a good tool if you need to collect and organize web resources, images or video. It's better than Pinterest functionality-wise but it does not have its audience. So my advice is try it out and see if it does what you need to do.
David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 4:43 AM
Thanks Robin, I'm going to try ;-)
BigO's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:29 PM

2 LLOK AT

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Curate Local Information With FeedWax

Curate Local Information With FeedWax | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
FeedWax helps you curate sources covering things happening in your local area right now.

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Adam Donkus's comment, May 9, 2013 1:37 PM
Local curation...cool...
Adam Donkus's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:38 PM

Curration is a hot trend now for social media and seo..local curation..never saw a tool for that..

Adam Donkus's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:39 PM

Local content curration too cool..will be giving it a try..

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Find, Curate And Share Your Favorite Content With This Social Curation Tool: Sauna

Find, Curate And Share Your Favorite Content With This Social Curation Tool: Sauna | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from official website and key features:

"- Find the most relevant links:
Sauna scans your Twitter stream, Facebook and RSS feeds looking for links.

- Extract images, video and text:
Sauna automatically extracts the important text and images from each link. You don't even have to visit the site!

- Sauna learns what you like:
Over time, Sauna learns what types of links you like, and hides the ones you don't."

Request an invite and try out here: http://www.sauna.io

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:26 PM



Sauna.io is a social curation platform allowing you to easily pick the best content, images and video from your social media connections coming from Facebook and Twitter.

Sauna.io provides Pinterest-like private dashboards in which it surfaces for you the most relevant stories that may interest you, coming from a set of 12 different content themes from which you can elect your favorite ones.


Categories of interest available: http://o7.no/11lB3zp (screenshot)


You can create as many dashboards as you like and feed them with specific Twitter user accounts and/or RSS feeds of your choice.


Sauna.io lets you also comfortably read any potential interesting story by sliding in a side panel in which you can read the content in detail.


You can vote each story, or select to edit / curate it, by working on the title, description, image and tags associated to it, and then easily share it on your Facebook or Twitter accounts.


Free to use.



My comment: A good social discovery and sharing tool for anyone interested in having a pleasing discovery experience and an easy way to also edit and curate each story selected.


Categories are still very limited and broad at the moment.


Good UI and usability. Definitely worth trying.



Request an invite here: http://www.sauna.io/



malek's curator insight, April 19, 2013 5:43 PM

Worth trying

Ron VanPeursem's comment, April 20, 2013 12:27 AM
Looks like Sauna also uses an intelligence algorithm to improve its filtering over time. A VERY helpful feature!
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AOL Reader Hands-on: New Solid Google Reader Replacement To Rival Feedly

AOL Reader Hands-on: New Solid Google Reader Replacement To Rival Feedly | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by The Next Web:
"Pitching with the slogan “all your favorite websites, in one place,” AOL’s Reader came as a surprise to us at first, but when you consider AOL’s history, much of it involved surfacing, creating and managing content. In fact, AOL’s content play, like Yahoo, is one of its strongest efforts, which is why this release isn’t that much of a stretch after all.

The design of AOL Reader won’t sweep you off your feet. The service features much of what you’d expect, and little more.

The service is entirely Web-based, but offers an optimized, touch-friendly design for mobile users. To sign up, use your AOL account (if you still have one); but you can also join via Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts, which is handy.

On first login, AOL Reader prompts you to add new subscriptions, and you have three ways to do so: import your feeds from another service (including Google Reader), add them manually, or browse through categories of sites suggested by AOL.

A number of different layouts are available, making AOL’s Reader a rather flexible solution.Additional features in AOL’s Reader include sharing to social networks, “simple tagging and organization capabilities,” read it later-style article saving, and an API which lets developers build third-party apps atop the service. Clearly, AOL is looking to rebuild the sort of ecosystem that Google decided to demolish..."

Read full original article by The Next Web:
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/06/24/aol-reader/

Try out it: http://reader.aol.com

 

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From Creating To Sense-Making: That's What Curation Is All About


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 23, 2013 5:35 AM


Elizabeth Weaver Engel and Jeff De Cagna are the authors of a small but very useful guide to Content Curation originally written for membership groups, and first published in November 2012.


The guide offers a good introduction to why content curation is so important, how it can help any organization and what are the key things to know about it for anyone who knows little or nothing about it.


From the original PDF guide, entitled "Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations":


"Content curation provides a potential path to a new type of thought leadership, one that is more suited to a world where information is no longer the scarce resource. Focus is. Meaning is. Wisdom is.


But that type of support will require a signicant shift in our business models.


For decades, associations have been in the business of generating information.


Our challenge now is to transform ourselves into being in the business of sense-making, helping members distinguish what new information is most relevant and integrate that information into their mental categories, and meaning-making, helping them understand the implications of that  new information for their worldviews."


Lots of good tips, references and relevant resources listed. Provides good foundational reference for any serious business reader.


Good intro to content curation. Resourceful. Informative. 8/10


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Attention Doesn't Scale (PDF) - http://www.getmespark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/AttentionDoesntScale-Whitepaper-Nov2012.pdf

(9 pages)


YouTube video: http://youtu.be/IWbFI_ny9fY
(The Role of Content Curation in Associations:
Interview With Elizabeth Engel
) by Brian Kelly of AssociationMaves.com

(23':41")



Stephen Dale's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:26 AM

With almost anyone now able to generate and publish content, finding relevance (signal to noise) is precoccupying knowledge workers everywhere. Sense-making, new media literacy and the ability to understand concepts across a wide range of disciplines are ctitical skills for the content curator in cutting through the noise to find that all important signal. Effective content curation will help us to focus and make sense of our complex and ambiguous world, to understand context and ultimately to make better decisons. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 5, 2013 5:24 PM

Good stuff on the last page about essential job skills and curation skills.  

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Aggregate, Curate and Publish Across Web, Social and Email with OpenTopic

Aggregate, Curate and Publish Across Web, Social and Email with OpenTopic | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

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"OpenTopic is a news curation service which allows you to aggregate, monitor and filter any number of sources and to publish and share your selected ones to you selected outlets: from your WordPress site, to your social media channels and to your email newsletter engine..."

Request an invite here: http://www.opentopic.com


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Jose Jordan's curator insight, June 28, 2013 1:48 PM

OpenTopic es un servicio de curación de noticias que te permite agregar, monitorizar y filtrar cualquier número de fuentes para publicar y compartir tu selección en los sitios que prefieras desde WordPress,  canales de Social Media o boletín electrónico.

 

Dentro de OpenTopic puedes crear uno o más cuadros de mando "Topic". esencialmente muestra las páginas que donde se agregan nuevos contenidos y el contenido entrante de las fuentes que se especifiquen. Puedes saltar de un panel a otro topic con el clic de su ratón.

 

Para curar historias simplemente tienes que seleccionar los que son relevantes para tu público y se les proporciona un módulo de edición para modificar y personalizar el contenido de la historia. En este punto también se puede seleccionar en los (canales) que la historia será publicada y se puede personalizar la historia de manera diferente para cada uno de ellos.

 

Incluso hay una opción que te permite configurar algún tipo de curación automática, dándole la opción de establecer un conjunto de reglas sencillas, que cuando coincide, dará lugar a la publicación de una noticia.

 

OpenTopic te permite conectar a un mayor número de canales posibles, por lo que es fácil enviar de un lugar a tu sitio web, RSS, redes sociales y newsletter.

 

Por último, pero no menos importante, OpenTopic integra un servicio de análisis completo, capaz de informar y dar a conocer los resultados de su trabajo de curación a través de historias y canales de distribución.

 

 

Mi comentario: Excelente herramienta para redes sociales y community managers, así como especialistas de marketing web que necesitan el soporte eficaz para descubrir noticias relevantes sobre un tema y la publicación fácil de diferentes canales de una plataforma centralizada. Fácil de usar.

 

Solicitar una invitación aquí:http://www.opentopic.com/

 
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:36 PM

I'm going to try this out! I could have everything in one place! I'm not sure if it will be as effective as my other tools but I'm willing to experiment.

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Why Content Curation and Crowdsourcing Will Change Everything

Why Content Curation and Crowdsourcing Will Change Everything | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From the original article by Tom George on his "Internet Billboards".
Here are some interesting excerpts from the post about content curation.
"After having spent the better part of four years curating content from renowned bloggers, journalists and authors as well as building a platform here on Internet Billboards, which has evolved into a wonderful community of content curator’s.

Here is my definition of content curation. A content curator is someone who finds, organizes, presents and shares valuable information (content) in many forms, on a specific topic, in a way that provides special context and or a unique engagement with his or her readers. In actuality when done correctly, over time it positions the curator as an expert in his or her respective field and defines their reputation as a thought leader.

A good curator will mix curation with his or her own original content, to give interpretations for the express purpose of allowing others to form their own conclusions.
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Why curation and crowdsourcing will and should become more important to you. I will give you ten reasons.
1. There is just too much content;
2. Social Sites Are Full Of Spam;
3. Privacy concerns with big data;
4. Limiting risk and using many minds;
5. Technology must assist us and help us not hinder us;
6. People Will recognize the need to build meaningful relationships;
7. Information will flow freely;
8. Trust and authority will be the new currency;
9. Curation helps you establish relationships with thought leaders;
10. Crowd Sourcing can make things possible..."

The article is discussed with more information. Read full original post here:
http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/06/why-content-curation-and-crowdsourcing-will-change-everything/

 

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paul moss - teacher, learner's curator insight, August 8, 2013 6:03 PM

There is a glaring omission from the benefits list of crowd sourcing and content curation in terms of pedagogical value - please add in: it increases the possibility of constructivist learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:42 PM

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

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Blekko's New Search Results Aim to Take the Guesswork Out of Intent

Blekko's New Search Results Aim to Take the Guesswork Out of Intent | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Blekko, the "spam-free" search engine launched in 2010, yesterday unveiled new layout with these new key features:
- Results are organized into curated categories;
- New layout with more results on one page;
- Responsive design adjusts to your screen size to support mobile devices.

Moreover, you can filter your searches with even more search results categories curated by experts.

From review article on Search Engine Watch:
"Blekko unveiled a new layout for search results that aims to take the guesswork out of intent by offering users new choices to drill down search results.
Now when users perform a search on Blekko, they are presented with several categories related to the query, and the user chooses which category is most relevant to them.

Results are curated from Blekko's own original search index, Dynamic Inference Graph (DIG) algorithm and editorial evaluation."

Read review article by Search Engine Watch:
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2271343/Blekkos-New-Search-Results-Aim-to-Take-the-Guesswork-Out-of-Intent

Try out the new search for yourself: https://blekko.com

 

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Webflakes Curates Lifestyle Content From Bloggers Around the World

Webflakes Curates Lifestyle Content From Bloggers Around the World | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by Mashable:

"Webflakes curates and translates travel and lifestyle content from bloggers around the world.

Webflakes aims to break down the language barrier between bloggers in different countries to create a single hub for discovering international lifestyle content.

If you really want to know more about French fashion or Italian cuisine, the best place to turn may be bloggers from those countries.

 

Webflakes, a website that launched earlier this month, curates posts from dozens of bloggers in countries like Japan, France and Italy and relies on a team of of volunteers to translate them.

 

On Webflakes, you'll find blog posts on fashion, travel, food and more, which you can then sort by country and blogger. When you click on a post, you'll find a link to more information about the blogger. In this way, Webflakes helps readers find more quality content and helps international bloggers build more of an audience..."

 

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http://mashable.com/2013/05/29/webflakes

 

Try out it: http://webflakes.com

 

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Erica Anderson's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:53 AM

This looks like a really fun discovery tool

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Curate Your Shoppable Fashion Magazine with Monogram

From Robin Good's insight:

"Monogram is a web and mobile publishing app which allows you to curate your own fashion magazine by writing your own content and being able to "sprinkle" it with highly relevant shoppable fashion items that can be sold directly through your pages.

 

In fact, Monogram provides an integrated search facility that makes it easy to find shoppable fashion items to clip (even as you write) and add them to your own magazine.

 

From the Techcrunch review: "Monogram provides a full web editing tool suite, which will allow bloggers to publish and share their favorite fashions with others. Bloggers can create posts, or full “magazines,” of all their favorite content, which readers can browse or subscribe to..."

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Try out it: http://www.monogrammag.com


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http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/20/monogram-two-point-oh/



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Therese Torris's comment, May 27, 2013 2:53 PM
Hi Robin, thanks for pointing out the search engine. I remain convinced that it will be very difficult for Monogram to succeed. There is a huge competition for fashionista's time and retailers' products out there and some of the competitors like Fab.com, The Fancy, Polyvore and many others are pretty compelling. And There are also a lot of retailers that let customers put together lookboks and share them with their community (like the fabulous site net-à-porter)
Therese Torris's comment, May 27, 2013 2:54 PM
I meant "lookbooks"
Robin Good's comment, May 27, 2013 5:06 PM
Yes Therese, I agree. I am actually glad that Monogram and other small startups are not refraining from attempting to innovate in this apparently crowded space, as I am convinced that there is still plenty of space for many new companies, unless each one of them wants to be the new Pinterest. If they specialize and work on niche audiences and specific use cases I think they may indeed provide a useful service for many. And in the end if they do not try what better suggestion do you have for them? :-)
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Search, Organize And Share Content Into Visual Learning Boards With Edcanvas

"EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes..."

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

@JoannaPrieto

reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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If Pinterest Doesn’t Interest, Try These Alternatives For Men

If Pinterest Doesn’t Interest, Try These Alternatives For Men | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on MakeUseOf:
"It’s estimated that around 70 percent of the Pinterest user base is female, with men being nothing more than bit-part players on the site.

Thankfully some enterprising folk saw a gap in the market and seized upon it, and sites which are like Pinterest but aimed solely at men popped up across the InterWebs. What follows is a list of what we consider to be the four best “Pinterest for men” websites.

- Manteresting:
Manteresting clearly exists to offer a place for men to pin images of things that interest them. Rather than “pin” things, you “nail” them to a “workbench.”
Content can be sorted by category, while there is also a ‘Random’ button and lists of the top posts made Today, This Week, This Month, and All Time.

- Gentlemint:
Gentlemint looks more akin to the new Digg than Pinterest, but it offers a similar experience to the latter. Rather than “pin” things, you “tack” them, because tacking is more masculine than pinning, I guess.
Gentlemint looks classier than most of the other Pinterest clones, but it essentially does the same thing as the rest of them do.

- Dudepins:
Dudepins makes no secret of the fact it’s a Pinterest clone, just one that caters solely for men. Women aren’t banned, of course, but the content on offer has an especially manly feel to it. Rather than “pin” things you “pin up” images and videos.
A quick look at the homepage reveals hipsters, interesting designs, and lots of clothes. Which leads me to suspect this is more for refined gentlemen than laddish dudes, despite the name. Content can be sorted by category, with a button specifically bringing that which is trending to the front page.

- Tapiture:
Tapiture has a distinctly Facebook feel to it, which will immediately put off those people who hate Mark Zuckerberg and co. It’s no surprise to find that joining via Facebook is heavily recommended, though there is an email option as well. Rather than “pin” things you “tap” content, including animated GIFs and SoundCloud audio..."

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http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/if-pinterest-doesnt-interest-try-these-alternatives-for-men/

 

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Adam Donkus's comment, May 9, 2013 1:33 PM
Cool list of manly Pinterest Clones..I'll be checking out Manteresting so I can nail my pics to my workbench..
Adam Donkus's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:34 PM

Could be a few second tier social media networks to help drive your social media campaigns.

Therese Torris's comment, May 17, 2013 4:31 AM
@adam it's very tough for a new shopping curation brand to make it, I know many failed one in Europe. It seems that tapiture is getting traction, check it out http://assets.tapcdn.com/assets/docs/Tapiture-Funding-Announcement-2.14.13.pdf
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Content Curation Guidelines for Where to Share | Curata Blog

Content Curation Guidelines for Where to Share | Curata Blog | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by Pawan Deshpande, CEO at Curata:
"By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online.  When evaluating which content curation tool to use, there are three primary areas of consideration:

1.The Inputs – Where does the content curation tool get information from? What type of content will this allow me to curate?  Will it help identify and recommend relevant content?

2.The Organization  – What does this tool offer in terms of organizing content once it has been identified?  What type of data models does this represent content as? In a simple chronological list, or an inter-linked structure? Does it let me annotate and editorialize the curated content?

3.The Venue – How and where can I share the content once I have decided to curate it?

In this blog post, I am primarily going to focus on the decided on a content curation tool based on the venue – the channels to which your content is curated.

- Embedded Widget.
What is it? Embedded widgets allow you to display curated content in a small pane on your existing web properties.
Pro’s: Relatively easy to implement with Javascript code or create an iframe.
Con’s: Content in widgets is almost never indexed by search engines because they are rendered in Javascript which search engines do not consider.
Who should use it? Organizations that are looking primarily to touch up their website with some fresh content may want to use a widget.

- Microsite.
What is it? A dedicated microsite or section of a website populated primarily with curated content.
Pro’s: Microsites really create a full-fledged experience with curated content as the center piece and can easily because the hub for a specific topic or issue.
Con’s: Because the curated content is not tucked away in a widget and is instead front and center, you will need to pay a lot more attention to what you curate.
Who should use it? Organizations that are looking to become an authoritative destination for a topic or issue to position themselves as a key resource or thought leader, or to drive traffic and visibility.

- Personalized Page.
What is it? A personalized page is a lightweight, single page microsite filled with curated content.
Pro’s: Easy to get up and running and are indexed by search engines. Usually free.
Con’s: Only one page is indexed by search engines.
Who should use it? Individuals or cost conscious non-profits who want to create an information resource.

- Email Newsletters.
What is it? An email newsletter or digest containing the latest curated content that is sent out on a regular interval.
Pro’s: Email newsletters are a great way to continually educate an audience on a regular basis without fail.
Con’s: Email newsletters have two drawbacks: 1. They are not indexed by search engines. 2. They are not real time.
Who should use it? Email newsletters are a great medium for curated content for curators with an existing captive audience.

- Twitter & Social Media Channels.
What is it? Posting curated content on Twitter and other social media channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn through status updates. The curated content could be links to blog articles or other web content, or curated tweets.
Pro’s: Posting curated content is different from other mediums, because it’s a very time sensitive medium.
Con’s: The drawback of sharing curated content on social media is that if you don’t have a lot of curated content on your topic, then it’s hard to get noticed. Because social media is content is so fleeting, if you are not constantly and consistently posting your curated content, then your impact will be minimal.
Who should use it? Curators who have topics with a sufficient throughput of content.  Curators with an existing or potential audience on social media channels. Curators with content that has a likelihood of being shared virally.

- Feeds.
What is it? Content that’s shared through RSS feeds or other data feeds.
Pro’s: People with RSS readers can subscribe to them – who are usually visitors who return regularly. In addition, some search engines crawl RSS feeds.
Con’s: Social media these days has in many ways taken the place of RSS feeds and provide more room for annotation. Unlike social media, it’s also difficult to annotate your content as a curator and add your own context.
Who should use it? Curators with an audience that prefers this medium.

 


So what’s the right answer? Which venue should you choose as you evaluate content curation tools?
A sound content curation strategy utilizes all of the venues and channels, but drives all visitors back to a single microsite. If you’re using a robust content curation platform then you should be able to easily syndicate your content to all channels with ease..."

Read full original article here:
http://www.curata.com/blog/content-curation-guidelines-where-to-share/

 

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MyKLogica's comment, May 7, 2013 2:38 AM
well, it is a pity that two skilled professionals do not know to how to do converge assertively their differences, and result in better contents, and content curation. Both of you are partly right and partly wrong, under my point of view, and instead of focusing in your differences, why don´t you focus on what may bring you together?
Therese Torris's comment, May 7, 2013 5:40 AM
@pawan @giuseppe I appreciate your work, both. We should value the mere fact that you and we are able to share diverging point of views on an open Platform like Scoop.it. That is true Social Content Curation, isn't it?
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The Ultimate RSS Reader: The Old Reader

The Ultimate RSS Reader: The Old Reader | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it

From official website:

"It's just like the old google reader, only better. We're in beta right now.


It allows you to browse your daily dose of content with that very special bit shared by your friends, with notes and comments.


You can import your feeds from your Google Reader account Directly or use our OPML import feature if you're sensitive about your security..."


Try out it: http://theoldreader.com


HOWTO (tour): http://theoldreader.com/pages/tour


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Repost.Us: A New Way To Syndicate And Discover Content

Excerpted from official website and its "About" page. Here are the key features:

- Content Distribution:
Repost lets bloggers, publishers, and brands distribute their content to new audiences.
- Content Discovery:
Find news, features, videos, and more to repost on your site. And it's free.

Repost allows you to republish complete articles (including images, links, & multimedia) anywhere quickly, easily, and legally – just like video.
With Repost, you can distribute your content to other publishers, bloggers, and websites. You can also discover a broad range of content to repost on your own site. Whether you’re distributing, discovering, or both, why do you need Repost? That’s easy: More readers, more reach, more revenue.

Repost: it’s syndication reimagined; it’s the wire service reinvented; it’s changing the way content goes viral."

Excerpted from review article on Mashable:
"Repost.Us, a free service that launched earlier this week, provides publishers with a platform to share and embed full articles in the same way that YouTube lets users embed video clips. Websites can add a Repost button to their articles, which others can click on to re-publish all of the content in the article — along with videos, the original publisher's advertising and branding, and any updates to the article that occur afterwards. Repost also provides a directory of content that publishers can search through and publish on their own website.

In short, the goal for Repost, is to make it easy for big and small publishers to profit from sharing complete articles as it is for content producers to share and profit from videos using the embed code from websites like YouTube..."

Check out it: http://www.repost.us

"About" Page: http://www.repost.us/about

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http://mashable.com/2013/04/19/repost-startup/

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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:28 PM

Repost te permite volver a publicar artículos completos (incluyendo imágenes, enlaces, y multimedia) en cualquier lugar con rapidez, facilidad y legalmente - como video.

 

Con Repost, puedes distribuir tu contenido a otros editores, autores de blogs y sitios web. También puedes descubrir una amplia gama de contenido a publicar de nuevo en tu propio sitio.

 

Ya sea que esté distribuyendo, descubrir, o ambas cosas, ¿por qué necesita Repost? Eso es fácil: más lectores, más alcance, más ingresos.