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Add Value & Perspective If You Curate: Newbie Mistakes with Scoopit Links on Twitter

Add Value & Perspective If You Curate:  Newbie Mistakes with Scoopit Links on Twitter | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it....


Marty - comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog

Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. More than 90% of the time I’m adding “rich snippets” to content I Scoop.

Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I often create original content Olog.N Scoop.it because whatever I’m writing falls in the crack between Twitter’s micro blog and what I think of as needing to be on my marketing b


I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Robin has well over 1M views on Scoop.it now and his advice along with the patient advice of other great Scoop.it curators has my profile slouching toward 150,000 views.


Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. I agree it is frustrating to go to a link and not receive anything of value back, to simply need to click on another link. Curators who pass through links won’t scale, so the Darwinian impact will be they will learn to add value or die out.


For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. I also routinely share my favorite “Scoopiteers”, great content curators who taught me valuable lessons such as don’t simply pass through links but add “micro blogging” value via rich snippets.


When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. I know, for example, Robin Good is amazing on new tools. Scoop.it anticipated this learning and built in a feature where I can suggest something to Robin.


This is when Scoop.it is at its most crowdsourcing best because I now have an army of curators who know I like to comment on and share content about design or BI or startups and they (other Scoopiteers) keep an eye out for me. There are several reasons Scoop.it is a “get more with less effort” tool and this crowdsourcing my curation is high on the list.


So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. You’ve correctly identified the problem too – some curators don’t know how to use the tool yet.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Well stated.  Make sure your ScoopIt has substance to it, features your expertise and perspective, and is NOT simply a pass through.   If you know what you are curating, and COMMENT on it, share your perspective, then you can scale, as mentioned above.  ~  D

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 22, 2:07 PM
Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use Scoop.it well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's comment, August 22, 2:07 PM
Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use Scoop.it well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 2:25 PM

FYI Folks -- I trust that the reviews I write about the articles I curate help people along in their business storytelling journey. I know that there are many curators out there who do not add reviews/comments to the articles they highlight. 


As a result, Scoop.it and other curation sites are getting a backlash because audience members are tired of getting a link to an article that brings them to Scoop.it, and then requires another click to get to the article. Now I know that is annoying. And there is nothing of value offered between clicks.


Marty's response to the original blog post is right on. Read it along with all the other comments. Truly illuminating.


Other than a rant for me, what's the value of this post to you and business storytelling?


Namely this -- no matter what medium you use -- blogging, curating, digital storytelling -- make sure you are actually adding value for your audience. Expand their knowledge, give them tools, show them how, and offer your excellent insights. The stories you share have to connect to your audience in these ways. Anything else is a waste.


All of these posts and reviews add up to telling your story in a big picture way. So thanks Marty for addressing this issue, and reminding us about principles for quality curation. I've learned a lot from both you and Robin!


Karen Dietz

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How to Create Content that is Meaningful, Provocative and Keeps them Coming Back

How to Create Content that is Meaningful, Provocative and Keeps them Coming Back | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

When people can empathize with, or are impressed by, something you post, a part of their brain is triggered that makes them want to share with their friends.


Here are seven guidelines you can follow to achieve this effect. #Infographic  #Visual


Via janlgordon
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Compelling graphics, fresh and classic ideas., keeps 'em coming back.  ~  D

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janlgordon's comment, June 18, 2013 3:01 PM
Anastasia M. Ashman Great to see you, so sorry I'm late in responding, sooooooo busy, hope you're doing well!!
Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:24 PM

So true!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:23 AM

Amazing

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Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC]

Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Here's a useful infographic on curation and content creation, noting, "creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers."

 

"How curation can become an effective tool to incease visibility, boost SEO and establish thought leadership. ...carefully handpicking the best content sources and amassing them in a way that clearly explains all strong points will help you produce an organized content."

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers.   
 
  • 75% of marketers cannot justify spending the time needed to create original content for their audience.   
 
  • There are a variety of tools developed within the past 3 years that can help marketers and content curators gather the most relevant content, re-purpose it, and present it to their audience in unique ways. 

    

  • 85% of brands use content curation to establish thought leadership, and 80% say it enables them to increase brand visibility

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10 Reasons Business Blogging is Better than Facebook [Infographic]

10 Reasons Business Blogging is Better than Facebook [Infographic] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

A lighthearted 'Top Ten' list by Patricia Redsicker advocates why business blogging is better than Facebook marketing.


From my own experience and in listening to digital strategists, it is generally best to drive all traffic to your website and mailing lists opt-in offerings.

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United Way Worldwide Case Study | Skyword

United Way Worldwide Case Study | Skyword | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Skyword spoke with United Way about its content campaign to learn how the brand uses Skyword's content marketing platform and services to fuel results.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A business partner, Leslie McGraw, connected with the Social Media Learning Lab, writes for Skyword and can vouch for their services.  Here's a useful case study (downloadable in .pdf form) of how a large organization organizes their messages from their large group of non-profits to speak to the world.  ~  D

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Is Content the New Currency?

Is Content the New Currency? | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Between the endless Euro drama and the Bitcoin brouhaha, currency has been much in the news of late. Most people would probably name the US Dollar as the dominant currency in this day and age.

Via janlgordon
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The ecosystem of conversation, community and content gets my vote.  Use the term "currency" - yes, it makes sense.  ~  Deb

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janlgordon's comment, June 19, 2013 12:38 AM
Mithu Hassan Sorry I'm so late in getting back to you - you're very welcome, happy you liked it!!
santina kerslake's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:11 PM

Do people actually read the content? Will it keep them following you?

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How to Use Social Listening to Track Clients, Competitors & More

How to Use Social Listening to Track Clients, Competitors & More | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Listening is where to start with the overwhelm of social media, to divide, sort and conquer - making sense of what is current.  


Shelly Kramer's blog post is about using social channels to listen to keep track of clients and competitors and a whole lot more.


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Have a purpose so you can find gold in the social media sea of information.

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There's a wealth of information online beyond just managing your clients if you know what you're looking for.  


Have a purpose so you can find gold in the social media sea of information. Here are some great suggestions of how to do it:


  • find content
   
  • find your inspiration
   
  • do your homework:  competitive research 
   
  • learn what people are saying about your brand


Shelly suggests you go to Facebook without logging in or openstatussearch.com


Advanced Twitter Search


Twitter is a rich source of real-time information ~ an instant focus group that immediately dials you in to what’s trending all over the world .   


By listening you can work to develop and craft your integrated marketing strategies.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


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Curation & Blogging, Business Lessons Learned & Curator Prescience, 2012

A choice in social media for business today is blogging or curation, or some of both, or developing a hybrid. How do you make smart choices among traditional and the newest social media tools?


Curation to deal with Social Media Overload:  It's a theme in my new, tailored video presented this month to the local Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing, @LA2M group, focusing on the differences between blogging and curation.


Curation is not filtering, it's not aggregating, it's functioning as a librarian of current and classic content, which allows others into the curation process curate with you, to help avoid "filter bubble" syndrome (I've blogged & have a Move.on video on the subject.)  ScoopIt enables the co-creation curation function as one of the newer curation platforms out there.


I also mention in my video, both Beth Kanter, a respected blogger in non-profit circles, and Robin Good, who was just interviewed by Beth as listed in this curation stream.  This seems to be a prescient convergence to me.


LA2M also archives most of their presentation, so my presentation partner, JT, has his slides and our UStream video archived here, so you can access our combined, recent curationg presentation.


What do you think about curation?  What are your questions?


~ Deb   


PS:  For more about the work I'm doing in change, innovation & social media learning, search on Deb (Nystrom) and REVELN, you'll find me and then, if you'd like, comment, and I'll be able to find you.


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