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Eli Pariser: When the Internet Thinks It Knows You - Curation News | The New York Times

Eli Pariser: When the Internet Thinks It Knows You - Curation News | The New York Times | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Personalized information filters pose a threat to democracy.

Today’s Internet giants — Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft — see the remarkable rise of available information as an opportunity. If they can provide services that sift though the data and supply us with the most personally relevant and appealing results, they’ll get the most users and the most ad views.
As a result, they’re racing to offer personalized filters that show us the Internet that they think we want to see. These filters, in effect, control and limit the information that reaches our screens.

And just last month, this technology began making inroads on the Web sites of newspapers like The Washington Post and The New York Times.

All of this is fairly harmless when information about consumer products is filtered into and out of your personal universe. But when personalization affects not just what you buy but how you think, different issues arise. Democracy depends on the citizen’s ability to engage with multiple viewpoints....
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Add Videos to Your Site Quickly: Creation, Curation, Aggregation

Add Videos to Your Site Quickly: Creation, Curation, Aggregation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
During a panel discussion held during the fall Online Video Platform Summit in Los Angeles, four industry experts spoke about each of these three methods, guiding site owners past the pitfalls and showing them the best ways to add valuable videos and attract viewers.

But What About the Content? Curation, Aggregation, and Creation
Moderator: Paolo Tosolini, Enterprise Social Video Consultant, Tosolini LLC
Bruce Alfred, Web Video Consultant, Cobblestone Films
Eric Larnard, Global Head, Multimedia Communications for Financial Markets, Thomson Reuters
Steve Rosenbaum, CEO, Magnify.net
Joseph Rueter, Co-Founder, Curation Station
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Cheezburger CEO Planning WordPress-Style News 2.0 Software | ReadWriteWeb

Cheezburger CEO Planning WordPress-Style News 2.0 Software | ReadWriteWeb | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Ben Huh, CEO of the sprawling Cheezburger network of comedy websites, has begun discussing a side-project he's working on called The Moby Dick Project. The Project's aim is to rebuild online media in a format that's suited for a changed media world.

Huh cites problems like seeing the same information in story after story, a news experience poorly suited to make use of the newly available media diversity and a failure by the news industry to make the best use of its editorial talent because of the structure of the news consumption experience.

"I'm trying to blow away our common conceptions about what the news experience is," Huh says. The initial conception seems like an open source curation/aggregation Content Management System, but Huh says that fails to capture many of the subtle features he thinks such a service would need. You can see in the wireframe below that he's thinking about far more than just aggregation....
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Global Nomad: Value of Curation

Global Nomad: Value of Curation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Why is curation so important for the future of web content publishers? I believe the content curator is the next emerging disruptive role in the content creation and distribution chain. With increasing amount of information shared, curation is tremendously valuable service to anyone looking for quality information online: a subjective and qualified selection of the best and most relevant content and resources on a very specific topic or theme.

I could argue that a content curator is someone "who continually finds, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online". The most important component of this job is the word "continually."In the real-time world of the Internet, this is critical....
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Meet Facebook's Journalist Ambassador: Facebook's impact as curation tool for the news media in the future | Fast Company

Meet Facebook's Journalist Ambassador: Facebook's impact as curation tool for the news media in the future | Fast Company | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Facebook now accounts for more than 5% of traffic for many major news outlets. As the Internet floods users with options from every possible newspaper simultaneously, many began filtering the firehouse of information through Mark Zuckerberg's site, using their friends' recommendations as an alternative to visiting the websites themselves.

The hacker upstarts at Facebook needed a peer to educate and interface with reporters, but one versed in the unfamiliar world of journalism: Enter 25-year-old Vadim Lavrusik, who began his career experimenting with social media at his college newspaper.

Social media prowess can turn an overlooked byline into a reporting superstar. NPR's Andy Carvin, who mastered the art of Twitter news curation, has become an overnight success, with a nice profile from the Washington Post, and was, most recently, invited by the White House to curate tweets regarding President Obama's Middle East speech.
Facebook, too, can be a powerful platform....
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The Content Curation Guide for Bloggers

The Content Curation Guide for Bloggers | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content curation as a blogging model is widely misunderstood by most bloggers and marketers.  Many people would tell you that curation is about finding and posting links of related material around a certain topic or keyword.

And they would be wrong if the goal was to get people and search engines to appreciate and react to said content.
Real content curation is a set of links and snippets to other material on the web along with insightful, expert analysis provided by the curator.

There’s been an explosion of content on the web around “curation.” And new services that seek to make the process easier for different groups of users....
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3 Unique Ways To Read Your News This Weekend | News Apps Content Curation

3 Unique Ways To Read Your News This Weekend | News Apps Content Curation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
As a follow-up to our post on 13 alternative ways to consume the news, we decided to highlight three more applications that focus on enhancing the news-reading experience, each with its own appeal.

Web denizens with an old-fashioned bent toward reading news via RSS feeds like Google Reader might appreciate the simplicity and style of WebReader, a desktop client for Mac, PC and Linux. More avant-garde iPad news readers may enjoy Percolater’s visual approach to articles. And, news junkies hanging on the latest update related to their favorite celebrities and interests should give SkyGrid a look....
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SocialGuide - The First real-time, social guide for TV

SocialGuide - The First real-time, social guide for TV | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
SocialGuide is the first real time TV guide and social TV platform that makes every show across every network social.

It even has a database of cable providers and locations. After connecting your Twitter and Facebook accounts, SocialGuide mashes up TV listings with real-time viewer comments and data enabling you to see which shows are trending in your area, based on participation. The mobile apps launch soon.

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Shaping the Future of Curation

Shaping the Future of Curation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
“Information overload” is an inherent part of the daily experience for most of us – especially online. The web has disintermediated the flow of information, making it easy for anyone to easily receive and share news, videos, comments, and other content. This means that most of us get more information than we actually need – or want. We no longer have to look for information – instead we have to sort through it.

Sorting through this abundance – curating it – can streamline the way we interact with content, helping us see more of what we want and less of what’s irrelevant or repetitive. But how to curate, or whom to trust with that job?....
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Why B2B Search Marketers Should Care About Content Curation

Why B2B Search Marketers Should Care About Content Curation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content curation is a topic actively discussed in B2B marketing circles. With so many online resources, publishers, blogs, and social media communities to choose from, the ability to find single points of expertise, sharing and synthesizing the best information on a given topic, has increasing value.

B2B search engine marketers realize new content creation is a critical tactic in an effective SEO strategy. But it is also realized, as illustrated in the Marketingsherpa chart below, the level of effort required to successfully develop new content may be significant, in comparison to other tactics....
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The Writer as Content Curator

The Writer as Content Curator | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
You know that old saying, 1+1=3?
Well, that’s the idea behind content curation.

Curating Content means assembling stories or lists based on links to existing information to add value to what’s already out there has become a valued skill for writers and editors.

Think of it as the value-added reseller model of news – take another organization’s basic reporting and add something original to it that makes it more relevant to a particular audience.
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Curation Is Not Cheap Content... | Tom Foremski SVW

Curation Is Not Cheap Content... | Tom Foremski SVW | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
There seems to be quite a few people in marketing that look upon "curation" as an inexpensive and quick way to get content onto a site.

After all, how hard can it be to collect a few links and publish them?

However, "cheap" content doesn't mean it's good content. Cheap content is easy to spot because it carries little value. Curation, is more, much more than just finding some links and publishing them...
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AHAlife Curates And Sells Unique, Hard-To-Find Products From Around The World | TechCrunch

AHAlife Curates And Sells Unique, Hard-To-Find Products From Around The World | TechCrunch | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Have you ever visited a city, country or even store and found an original, unique product or item that you've never seen before?

AHAlife is an e-commerce sites for hard-to-find and exclusive luxury lifestyle products, curated by ‘tastemakers’ from around the world.

AHAlife introduces one new product a day in editorial format through its email list, tells the story about how the product was made, who made it, and where it came from while allowing you to also purchase the product. Products span fashion, food, beauty, travel, accessories, home décor, tech, and travel experiences.

What makes the site compelling is the blend of content, commerce, and curation in AHAlife’s platform. Celebrity curators on the site include...
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ufahari: Curating Stories Of Innovation From The Developing World | PSFK

ufahari: Curating Stories Of Innovation From The Developing World | PSFK | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Asif Khan set-up ufahari to curate innovation stories from the developing world. His site demonstrates exhaustive knowledge of Africa’s 50 countries and West Asia’s booming and complex cultures.

PSFK caught up with the Kenyan-based entrepreneur to get his perspective on innovation in Africa and West Asia.

Asif Khan says: "I decided to set up ufahari as a portal where I collect stories of innovations from the developing world, and therein satisfy my own craving. The goal extends to help people learn to solve problems locally by growing more aware of what is happening in a very similar world to our own.

I’ve been getting great help from like-minded people who also now regularly notify us of stories from their part of the world...."
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The Value Equation: Curators and Aggregators | Conversation Agent

The Value Equation: Curators and Aggregators | Conversation Agent | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
More data and information are available to more people today.
Yet, the science and art of seeing patterns, zooming on what matters, connecting the dots, and betting on the right futures that can make or break a business still depend on the ability to filter, sort, interpret, and make decisions.
All characteristics of human intervention.

Even as search parameters and algorithms are becoming more sophisticated, there is a reason why people still make their own playlists, consume information differently, and use multiple/multimedia sources.

Curation is very different than aggregation....
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Content Explosion And Content Curation

Content Explosion And Content Curation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
We all know that there is a content explosion on the web. Everyone can publish content on the web today, search engines reward fresh and quality content but as a SEO strategy every Tom, Dick and Harry is adding content to their blog, website, posting comments and getting involved in discussions.

Some do this with a focus on quality information and knowledge which is the main purpose but sometimes content is just added for the sake of getting SEO benefit i.e only for spiders not for users. That is where the problem of junk content arises...
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Curation and Verification In Journalism - New Methods In News Gathering | Tom Foremski SVW

Curation and Verification In Journalism - New Methods In News Gathering | Tom Foremski SVW | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I wrote about the Oriella survey of journalists that found that most do not use social media or blogs for verifying and sourcing stories.

It seems bizarre that journalists wouldn't use many of the tools and media channels that are available. Surely, they could apply their traditional journalism skills and add social media and other media channels, such as blogs, to their reporting arsenal?

No one is asking journalists to throw away the tried and true ways of researching and verifying stories but to add new skills that will improve their reporting. Those new skills include curation and the use of media technologies to tell stories in ways that haven't been told....
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Why Are We Still Consuming News Like It’s 1899? | Ben Huh - CEO of Cheezburger

Why Are We Still Consuming News Like It’s 1899? | Ben Huh - CEO of Cheezburger | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
We've witness a torrent of nature- and man-made news in 2011.

And if I were a betting man, the range and impact of the events to come will make news even more essential to all of us. But reading all this news started to bother me, not only because of what was happening in the world, but because the experience of consuming news sucks. For the past new months, I’ve been thinking about this problem (unconnected to Cheezburger).

As my friend Dan Sinker said: “We’re still delivering the news in the same way since the Civil War.” He’s right. The pace of news may have gotten almost real-time (radio, TV, social media), but we still consume the same basic product....
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Future of Media: Curation, Verification and News as a Process | GigaOM

Future of Media: Curation, Verification and News as a Process | GigaOM | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
As the BBC and other mainstream media outlets try to figure out how to curate and make sense of the "citizen journalism" coming in via social media, they also need to come to grips with the idea that news is now a process, not a product.

The BBC is unique in having a special desk that sits in the middle of the newsroom and pulls in reports from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and anywhere else it can find information. The desk staffers then try to verify these reports, and some of the ways they do that are fascinating. In a sense, they are trying to do CSI-style forensic analysis in real time, by checking things such as....
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Digital Fashion Trend: Content Curation

Digital Fashion Trend: Content Curation | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
I’ve recently been involved in two conversations about curated content; discussing how it works, if it works, and if it’s the next big thing.

I’ve also noticed that some of my favorite go-to fashion sites have content curated by their users. And just a few days ago, e-tailer Rue La La released a customer curated boutique.


Fans of the brand’s Facebook page had the opportunity to vote for their favorite picks, which were then displayed on the Rue La La website...
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Don't Confuse Content Curation for Content Filtering | Social Media Club

Don't Confuse Content Curation for Content Filtering | Social Media Club | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Recently, the topic of curation has entered a few conversations with colleagues and I wanted to cover how curation is influencing much of the content we're consuming, and what the risks and rewards of curation are.

What is the difference in Curation vs. Filters?

Some people confuse content curation for content aggregators or filtering tools, so it's necessary to share the difference so we are all on the same page.

Think of curation in terms of Wikipedia, where they provide curated information to users. Curation, to me, is users having the power to influence and generate content around a particular topic. ..
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Curation Apps | Smartr 2.0 makes following news on Twitter and Facebook faster and more beautiful than ever - TNW

Curation Apps | Smartr 2.0 makes following news on Twitter and Facebook faster and more beautiful than ever - TNW | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Smartr, a free iPhone and iPod Touch app we've profiled, is a splendid way of consuming news posted to Twitter and Facebook by one's friends without other social network posts cluttering up your feeds.

The app does this by removing spam, duplicate links, and uninteresting content such as check-ins and generic status updates...
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Plizy Recommends Videos To Watch on Your iPad | Video Curation | Mashable

Plizy Recommends Videos To Watch on Your iPad | Video Curation | Mashable | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Plizy, a video curation company, is launching in private beta Thursday an iPad application for video discovery.

The iPad application curates and personalizes web video selections using a patent-pending recommendation engine that takes your Facebook and Twitter social graphs into account and adapts to your preferences and interests.

Plizy’s goal is to satisfy users who just want to watch video and don’t want to bother searching or browsing for content. “You just have to launch the app and enjoy,” creator Jonathan Benassaya explains.
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Green-Real-Estate.com leverages the Power of Online Video and Content Curation | PRWeb

Green-Real-Estate.com leverages the Power of Online Video and Content Curation | PRWeb | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
Website leverages the power of online video to showcase green building projects, products and services around Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado mountain towns.

Green-Real-Estate.com is riding the wave of several emerging megatrends that enable the site to leverage online video, social media and content curation to provide its users with easy-to-use tools for learning more about the concepts, benefits and how-to's of green building and remodeling where they live.

Green-Real-Estate.com collects and filters the best green building videos on the web to help grow local markets for healthy, energy efficient homes and commercial properties.
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Towards a definition of 'Curation'

Towards a definition of 'Curation' | Social Media Content Curation | Scoop.it
When using relatively new terms it is useful to try and agree on a robust definition... but arriving at a workable definition of what 'curation' might mean for public relations is quite tricky.
Here are a few starting points.

- Hubspot suggests " A Marketers Guide to Content Curation"...
- Brian Solis broadens the definition to, in effect, include anyone who aggregates themed content...
- Social Media Examiner asks Is Content Curation the New Community Builder? and frames the argument around the creation of media content....
- An example of the creative synthesis model of curation is Social Media Content Curation
“News, Trends and Content Curation about Social Media: one Universe to allow people to get access to more specialized sources, created and curated by Giuseppe Mauriello." Mauriello uses Scoop.it, explained here...
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