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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Filter bubbles are an unconscious or conscious choice in shaping our information choices.  What is your stewardship of your inputs, filters and sharing in the social world?  ~  Deb

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 26, 10:55 AM



Ibrar Bhatt, shares some of the insights he has been been able to discover in his research work for his forthcoming PhD thesis ("A sociomaterial account of assignment writing in Further Education classrooms") for the University of Leeds.


In his short blog analysis he first comprehensively defines the new emerging content curation space, and then he highlights 

the relevance this may have, once it is validated and acknowledged, in allowing students to explore the creation of reports and the development of new work assignments in a new light.


Here a few brief excerpts:


"These processes are, ... about anthologising older content to produce new content and creating a new experience for readers, by giving a new life (or new ‘reality’) to an older text.


This is curation as a digital literacy practice."


"...prolific Web users have often made themselves effective digital curators by searching and locating information, then creating a new experience by re-contextualising it."


"...Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space.


A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it

In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling, re-creating, and stewardship
 of other people’s writing."



Insightful. Resourceful. Informative. 8/10


Full article: http://ibrarspace.net/2014/05/21/curation-as-a-digital-literacy-practice/ 


Reading time: 11'




Mikko Hakala's curator insight, July 26, 2:39 PM

Content curation in relation to students' work and assignments is discussed in this blog post by Ibrar Bhatt. (And more general, what implications content curation could have for education.)

 

From the revised Bloom's taxonomy perspective, curation could be seen next to creation at the highest level, see Steve Wheeler's great post on this: http://sco.lt/66Yxwf, (The post had a big influenced when I started with Scoop.it and ZEEF.)

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 3:56 PM

Thinking of teaching as curating is one possible way of extending and transforming what we think about education. It takes us beyond the over-simplified reforms cast down from on high and reflects new ways of thinking about transforming education

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20+ Places To Find Interesting Content To Share On Social Media

20+ Places To Find Interesting Content To Share On Social Media | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

As a blogger, you may not always get to produce content as much as you want, so to keep your social accounts fresh and updated, you may need to curate other people’s stuff.


Plus you can’t just always promote your own posts 24/7 especially if you’re a newbie or you’ll become repetitive and eventually bore your followers.


But remember, you have to be picky with what you curate. Share content that your audience cares about. Don’t just randomly post anything or you’ll just frustrate your users. And this is why I’m writing this post, to help you find great stuff....


Via Jeff Domansky, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

You'll see from my own posts on REVELN.com that I often mention, and certainly cite sources on where I get my statistics, great quotes, photos, and more.  It's the ethics of social and is about about building trust.   

Finding good content to review is always helpful, so take a look.  See if you agree.    ~  Deb 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 12:45 AM

21 great social media tools and reference sites for content.

malek's curator insight, July 14, 4:37 AM

No mater how social media savvy you're, you're missing at least half a dozen of tools to discover new content.

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 15, 4:47 AM

This is Useful !

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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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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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Peg Corwin's comment, March 10, 3:54 PM
Further to Therese Torris' comment, might we ask Scoop.it for a setting that allows us to choose to automatically tweet the post author when we re-scoop? It takes many clicks back and forth to get and add it.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, March 10, 4:06 PM
Yes @Peg Corwin I see your "filtering" much like @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com work as providing value. As Brian shared he discard much more content than he is sharing. I think this builds on Robin's idea of "value" and its meaningful, fast and valuable to those who understand that filtering is the primary activity. I don't think its hard to know this since the second time a customer follows a link of yours or Brian's they know they are following your curation suggestion. On Sunday I thought "pass through" was an unsustainable model. After a day of #startup school I am not so sure. You and Brian are building a themed castle one brick (one share) at a time as surely as I am or anyone else using Scoop.it. Today it feels like a defined link share as you and Brian have described is a valuable service. <br><br>You've hit the primary value AND I often cut the middle man out (something it isn't hard to do ust use Google to search the title). Bryan (Dr V) was complaining about the extra click and that is why I sometimes jump past the pass through too, but since that jump isn't difficult and the oeuvre you create has merit as a whole I think we are simply approach the same problem with a slightly different approach (pass through vs. value add). I think you and Brian are SAVING TIME since you evaluate mor content than you share. <br><br>Despite Dr. V's complaint about seeing Scoop.it links I think that is an important signal and a signals that connects the IDEA of your curation as a whole, so I would say when you drive to Scoop.it using a Scoop.it moniker is a good idea. M
Peg Corwin's comment, March 11, 6:19 AM
Thanks Marty. I think indexing a topic like this adds value in a different way to the curation. http://website.pegcorwin.com/p/4010710384/2013/11/09/popular-topics
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New to Curation? Here's a Simple Process To Learn How To Curate Any Content You Read, Cornell Notes


Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Have you considered how to share your expertise with the world via content curation?   If you are NEW to this and have expertise that others would value in choosing great content to share, here's a great place to start.  

Robin Good, provides us with a handy summary as well as providing us with a good example of how to add value to curation, via his notes.  ~  Deb

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 26, 9:02 PM

Cornell note-taking video. Handy to to teach students. 

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, January 27, 5:07 AM

I will add to pkm skills.

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, April 13, 5:24 PM

如何策展你所阅读的任何内容的简单学习过程:看奈尔笔记方法。

康奈尔笔记法将笔记本分为三栏:大区域的主栏、条目栏(线索栏)、总结栏。

记笔记方法为”5R's”法:

1.Record- 在主栏中,尽可能多地记录一些重要事实、思想、概念等。

2.Reduce,归纳- 在线索栏,将这些事实,思想和概念归纳概括为一个词汇、或一句短话。

3.Recite,背诵 - 利用线索栏的提示,尽可能全面、而非机械地,用你自己的语言复述你所记录的主栏中有关讲座内容的事实、思想,然后对照笔记确认你所讲的。

4.Reflect,反思 - 思考这些材料与课程、单元/被讨论的科目之间的关系,这部分内容卸载总结栏。

5.Review,总结 - 每周花10分钟快速回顾你的笔记,你将会记住你所学习的大部分内容。


Thanks to Peter Mellow, and catspyjamasnz.

 

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Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It.

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It. | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

To illustrate the previous full video on teaching, learning and doing research via social media in a university setting, here is an Infographic on Christina Costa.


The website also links to her PhD thesis:  

The participatory web in the context of academic research : landscapes of change and conflicts


  • I just developed an infographic on my experience using easel.ly
  • It doesn’t look as great as I’d like – need to improve my design skills!! – but this was pretty easy to create.

  • A great way to illustrate one’s experience.  (by Christina Costa.)

 


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I'd be remiss if I didn't also Scoop this to my Social Media curation stream at the SMLL - social media at the university, with the video lecturers bio illustrated via this infographic tool.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:29 AM

As she says,  "A great way to illustrate one’s experience."  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:34 AM

Originally posted on my curation stream, "Infographics and Sweet Stats" - it also belongs here on Agile Learning to illustrate Christina's video listed below (full session on using Social Media in learning, research, teaching.) ~ D

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News Filtering and Discovery: Three Alternative Approaches To Get the Best News on a Specific Topic

News Filtering and Discovery: Three Alternative Approaches To Get the Best News on a Specific Topic | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
A new wave of sites based on topic curation, both human and algorithmic, are creating opportunities to reach targeted audiences.

Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

There can be filter bubbles (blind spots), and THEN there's just plain getting the best on a topic using the best tools.  Content curation and Robin Good's insights help. ~ D

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Robin Good's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:26 AM



Anthony Kosner on Content.ly analyzes three different news discovery services in order to illustrate the different types of approaches available today to gather and filter streams for a specific audience.


He takes as examples Fuego, Upworthy and Prismatic, which utilize three very different solutions to aggregating and filtering the news in order to provide a relevant stream to their readers.


  • Fuego works by curating - manually - a selected group of thought leaders in the field of journalism. Most everything they post becomes part of Fuego.

  • Upworthy is powered by human curators who decide what makes the news and what doesn't.

  • Prismatic is strong on extracting relevant stories based on specific keywords and on your preferences and interaction with the service itself.


Overall, the article tries to illustrate how different can be the approaches utilized to filter and suggest content to a specific audience.



Interesting. Informative. 6/10


Full article: http://contently.com/blog/2013/04/29/the-evolution-of-curation-puts-tools-in-marketers-hands/




Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:49 PM

The more sources of information you tame, the more well rounded your curation becomes. 

SPIRUVIE's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:41 PM

well, well... ouvaton :-))

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ScoopIt Scoop: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration

ScoopIt Scoop: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Seamlessly export your Scoop.it topic to a newsletter template or send to your email lists in MailChimp by connecting your accounts with the new MailChimp integration.


This feature is free with all Scoop.it accounts and is unlimited until April 15th. To access it, simply click “Manage” on your topic of choice and click “Create a Newsletter.”


From a press release:


About Scoop.it


Scoop.it lets professionals, small businesses, educators and non-profits express their unique perspectives on topics that matter with beautiful topic pages, driven by content discovery and curation, social sharing and efficient content management.


With nearly 7 million unique visitors per month, users can reach a large audience, feed relevant content to their social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ and effectively build their online presence. For more information or to sign-up as a new user, visit Scoop.it.



About MailChimp


MailChimp supports more than 2.5 million subscribers worldwide, sending 4 billion messages per month. MailChimp is designed for the do-it-yourself power user -- someone looking for all of the power of an enterprise application, but built for anyone to use. MailChimp integrates with many third party applications including Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite,


Pinterest, Instagram, SurveyMonkey, Eventbrite, Etsy, Salesforce, Wordpress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal and Google Analytics. And best of all, prices start at free. For more information, visit MailChimp.com.


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is great news!  It's also great timing for those of us who love to curate along several key themes.  ~  Deb

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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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Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business

Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Pinterest may be a way to feed our creativity, but it's also a way to provide customers a visual way to share your products and services via these these ideas....


They include:  use of the Pin-It widget, contests and creating a company board.

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Curation, Collection, Bookmarking: Does it Obscure Our Bias Toward Action? | ProfHacker & Chronicle of Higher Ed

Curation, Collection, Bookmarking: Does it Obscure Our Bias Toward Action? | ProfHacker &  Chronicle of Higher Ed | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

What are the actions, results that come from our collecting, referencing, bookmarking, and proliferations of social media profiles, blogs, channels and social empires?


This post refers to current tools, and probes our purpose in using them by asking questions I often ask in executive coaching or in just making a smart decision:

  • What's important?  
  • What really matters?


Excerpted:

...With the near omnipresence of digital reference material, many of us no longer turn first to our own collections. Yet we were trained, explicitly or implicitly, to collect and save large amounts of information.


In Scott Belky’s recent book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, he argues that most people spend too much time collecting notes of various kinds, and goes so far as to say:


References obstruct your bias toward action.


Many times, we hold onto an email, the URL of a website, or the PDF of a journal article, as a kind of emblem of an action we intend to take...


If those actions are important, then they should be captured and put into your action list. Otherwise you’re just piling up digital clutter.


Asking yourself why you’re holding on to something, when you expect to refer to it again, and how you’re going to find it when you need it can help you streamline your reference system.


Tools like Evernote, Catch (formerly 3Banana) and DevonThink can help you tag, manage, and easily retrieve those references.)


If you just keep everything, then you lose sight of what’s most important.


Today, with so much information all around us, there’s less and less that you really need to keep yourself. Focus on the important stuff and let go of the rest.

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Insights & Tips On Curation, Social Media For Non-Profits, Video | Beth Kanter Interviews Robin Good

This is a great Scoop for my Social, Peer Learning & Curation stream, along with the Social Media Learning Lab stream, just after I put together a video for LA2M on this very topic mentioning BOTH Beth & Robin.

 

Here you go, from two great blogger/authors.  (My video post will follow next.) ~ Deb

 

Beth Kanter interviewed Robin Good a few days ago.

 

Beth:  Robin, I really enjoyed listening to you, I know this is aimed at non-profits but your insights, tips and suggestions are something we can all use. 

 

Key points:

  • BEFORE you get on the web, decide how much time you're going to spend on there, otherwise it could become addictive, and this can happen if you're not careful (hmmm how many of you can relate to this?)  
  • Know who your audience is, pick a very specific topic
  • Be as narrow as you can, find great pieces, pull out what you think would be relevant for them. (Being too broad doesn't help filter out the noise for these people, it adds to it) 

Hear Beth's interview with Robin here: [http://bit.ly/zmRMc7]


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Deborah Verran's comment, January 26, 2012 10:52 PM
Interesting interview, but one small point. Some curators are female!
Beth Kanter's comment, January 27, 2012 6:08 PM
Jan - thanks for scooping this. I learned a lot from this interview. I also transcribed it and have included what I think of some of Robin's "classic" curation resources!
janlgordon's comment, January 27, 2012 9:01 PM
Beth,
I revised this post and put the link to the entire interview in it. Really great stuff, Robin is so amazing, good work!
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Curation Strategy at IBM: Collaboration & Empowered Communication [Video]

Curation Strategy at IBM: Collaboration & Empowered Communication [Video] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

It's been said that IBM's geniuses collective will challenge Apple's 1 genius (Jobs) model.  (Another post about that precisely is here.)


This post features an interview with IBM's VP for digital strategy & devel. highlighting their change/leading trend practice on internal curation.

 

I'm sharing Robin Good's ScoopIt (curation commentator, blogger) geared for trend spotters, intranet managers and content strategists.

 

Mark Ragan interviews Ben Edwards, Vice-President for Digital Strategy and Development at IBM on  the changing landscape for corporate intranets.

 

What caught my attention:

 

- Effective internal collaboration within the company can bring to the development of new commercial products and services.

 

- Institutional and internally-produced professional content is declining and it is giving way to lots of new employee-generated content. 

 

- The company must be outward looking and play a role in suggesting what employee must be attention to.

 

- Curation is an effective approach to manage and extract greater value from such growing amount of content.

- Curation is about providing a trusted source that can  pick, select, suggest and "frame" what needs to be attention to. What is of value. 

 

- Curation is about being a subject matter expert on a specific "vertical" area of interest - and this is something a company may want to look into both for "external" and "internal" communications

 

- Companies like IBM are now enabling the "experts" within the company to communicate more and better. 

 

- The trend is toward cultivating more internal collaboration, and to enable our people to be great communicators who can create extra value out there

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

See the 9 min video interview here: http://www.hrcommunication.com/Main/Articles/7388.aspx 


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Introducing Google Currents, video > Google's latest curation mobile app tool

"Google Currents is a new mobile app that lets you enjoy free online magazines and other content optimized for your Android or Apple phones and tablets - with the swipe of a finger."


Google's latest on the curation meme:  


"We strive to give you beautiful and simple ways to experience all the content the web has to offer, such as:

  • sharing photos on Google+, 
  • watching YouTube videos and 
  • discovering books, movies and music from Android Market."


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6 Curation Basics: Meeting the Needs of Your Scan Savvy Clients in Social Media

6 Curation Basics:  Meeting the Needs of Your Scan Savvy Clients in Social Media | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"The cream of the curators are those who can sort through the digital avalanche of noise  and find the buried gems.    Just like a great DJ on a radio station who DOES have control over what gets airplay..."

 

Here several examples from the six (6) curation basics that can help you enrich your perspectives of the world, including dealing with media filter bubbles.

 

Curation Basic #1 - Feature YOUR PERSPECTIVE in a speciality interest area by posting content and commenting on


If you have truths valued by others, via your perspective of the world, curation is a great way to share it. 


Curation Basic #2 - Grow your audience by figuring out where your audience is and THEN choose an “anchor” tool that best fits them AND you

When your community values your work to create that niched space of collection & commentary, your followers will grow and share your content in that space.  Two newsletters I've created on ScoopIt that each have over 5000 followers are  Change Leadership Watch and Change Management Resources on ScoopIt.   Followers regularly share this content via tweets and "Re-Scoops" so that others are attracted to the curated "change" content.

Curation Basic #3Choose an “integration” tool that best fits YOU and time it with your events

People have asked me to teach them about a specific social media curation or integration tool, like Hootsuite, ScoopIt via this example @Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Instagram (yes, it is an integrator) and Sprout Social.   These days, most social media platforms have built in integration.   So, here’s the thing:  No one really cares what you use to integrate, as long as they get your posts and news.  It just needs to be something YOU like to use regularly, as in 2-3 times a week to 20 minutes a day or more.  

The best time to curate is before or after an event and whenever you also launch other marketing such as radio, a blog-talk show, and presentations.  Putting the real live you with curation is a strong combo. If you like it, you’ll use it.  


Curation Basic #5 Your chosen tools are central to the message you deliver

With reference to Marshall McLuhan, “the medium is the message,” and  referencing Facebook in the spotlight in 2014 for manipulating news feeds, there are also problems with social media tools.  From my earlier blog post on filter bubbles, note the message you send what what you tools you choose to use and how you use them:


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is my own post sharing examples, photos and a video of what've I learned in curating for the past 4 years, from twitter, Posterous to ScoopIt and Hootsuite.  ~ Deb

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing with perspective and commentary. ...we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. 
     

4 take-aways anyone can implement:
     

1. Publish your curated content to a content hub before sharing it on social media: if you share it to social media only, you only get less than half the traffic and you lose a lot of the new visitors who are in your interest graph but not your social graph and that would come from Google Search.
    

2. Use a mobile-friendly content hub:  content consumption is growingly mobile.

    

3. Use services like Buffer to republish multiple times throughout the day on Twitter: yes, Facebook generates higher clicks but as smart curators have found, the perk of Twitter is it’s ok to repeat a post several times because of it’s real-time nature.

     

4. Automate content monitoring to achieve both quality and quantity: use tools like Scoop.it suggestion engine to be in the top publishers both from a quality and quantity point of view. 

     

For SOCIAL MEDIA:

    

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This research from ScoopIt, and take-aways confirms curation behaviors I had suspected, now confirmed.  Guy Kawasaki is a champion of #3 republishing, multi-day tweeting.  Good lessons and the full article has great research.  ~  D

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Tab Overload? Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome

Tab Overload?  Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
How it works

     

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.

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Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Do you have browser tab overload?  Here's a great way to clear out computer memory slowdowns and have easy access to those MANY open tabs, often a syndrome of content curators, or just those with the intent to multi-task and, well, we know how effective that is, right?   Enjoy!  ~  D

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Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 8:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 8:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 31, 9:01 AM

Para multitaskers compulsivos, como yo, tener 100 pestañas abiertas a la vez es inevitable, con la consecuente ralentización del ordenador.
De momento sólo existe para Chrome, pero esta herramienta es la solución definitiva!
:D

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Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Find out the basics of content curation including its definition, and how to perform successful content curation.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is good place to start for entrepreneurs.  You are reading through one type of content curation by topic, by viewing this ScoopIt post right now.  Anything that collects valuable information on a theme online, and shares it successfully with a growing audience is good content curation. 

You can see my curated social media photos on Flickr, for example here, if this is your current topic of interest.


You can also learn more about what I track and do by simply looking at my collection of ScoopIt newsletters.  ~  Deb

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Randy Bauer's comment, September 25, 2013 6:56 AM
Robin Good comes through with another great find, delivering the "Good's" to the door. Thanks
Robin Good's comment, September 25, 2013 7:05 AM
Thank you Randy, happy you found this one useful too.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 9:14 AM

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

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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.

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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 18, 2013 9:38 PM
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 12:11 PM

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

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Next-Generation Interest-Based Curation Moves In? RIP Google Reader

Next-Generation Interest-Based Curation Moves In?  RIP Google Reader | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Google just revealed plans to shut down eight of its services as part of what it’s calling an ongoing spring cleaning effort. -  Google Reader will be shut down on July 1.


Via Guillaume Decugis
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I've started to pay more attention to Zite and ScoopIt just for this reason.  Google reader was expansive.  The downside, social media and apps  can easily create filter bubbles instead of the mosaic scan that Reader could facilitate.  

Here's a reference about that:


Being out in the world, taking a break from your tech, can help the balance.  Just make sure to do a bubble check for some diverse thinking, from time to time.


~  D


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Beth Kanter's comment, March 18, 2013 8:56 PM
I weaned myself off Google Reader when I started going deeper into content curation and using scoop.it - now I'm glad I did http://www.bethkanter.org/rip-google-reader/
Janet Fouts's comment, March 18, 2013 10:25 PM
Corvida Raven talked me into using Feedly, and I like that too, Also scoop.it of course!
jeroen thibaut's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:57 AM

Still loved the reader myself!

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How to Pin to Pinterest if there is no Picture (Tool)

How to Pin to Pinterest if there is no Picture (Tool) | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Great tip for using the wildly successful, primarily visual platform, Pinterest.  ~  Deb


Excerpt:  


If you’re using Pinterest to curate content (click to see how), you sometimes run into a great blog post that doesn’t have a picture or has a picture that is too small to pin.


Thanks to Maggie McGary over at Social Fish, here's how to use a great tool (Shotpin)  for pinning blogs without pictures.


Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com, John van den Brink, Robin Martin
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How to generate revenue from blogging and content marketing

How to generate revenue from blogging and content marketing | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
An infographic highlighting the revenue generating opportunities of content marketing...


**Companies that blog get up to 55%more traffic


**They also get up to 97% more inbound links (which search engines like!)


**They can get up to 434% more indexed pages in search engines


**Blogging companies get up to 25x times more business leads


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media & Beyond"


Read article here: [http://bit.ly/ILHdyz]


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Powerful Tweeting to Thrive in the Twitter Ecosystem | The Atlantic

Powerful Tweeting to Thrive in the Twitter Ecosystem | The Atlantic | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

A study based on 43,000 responses to Tweets found precisely what people like and loathe about twitter's microblog posts.

 

Excerpted,  by Megan Garber for The Atlantic

 

Findings:

 

  • Twitter doesn't replace traditional news; it does increasingly function as a real-time newswire, disseminating and amplifying information gathered from the world and the web.
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  • As it is social, Twitter also entertains, so it serve both a place and a platform.
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  • Tweets that are informative or funny -- or, ideally, BOTH -- evoke the best responses.
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  • Stale info - tweets that repeat conventional wisdom, offer uselessly de-contextual news, or extoll one's lunch options = noise.

 

Summary:


Do be useful, novel, compelling.  AVOID:  boring.

 

Add to the twitter story: an opinion, a pertinent fact or comment on the conversation before hitting "send" on a retweet (RT).

 

"The Twitter ecosystem values learning about new content," the study notes -- so new info, it seems, is new info, regardless of who provides it.  


  • Sharing your own work conveys excitement about that work -- which means that self-promotion, rather than being a Twitter turn-off, can actually be an added value. 
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Read full article here: [http://ht.ly/8OrS8]


Sez Deb: Sounds like tweet Enchantingly, is a key take-away, note to Guy Kawasaki. 

Photo credit:  Twitter via iPad and on Hootsuite, via Mac display, by Deb.


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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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Blogging & Curation, Business Lessons Learned using Traditional and New Social Media Tools | LA2M

Blogging & Curation, Business Lessons Learned using Traditional and New Social Media Tools | LA2M | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Are you a small to medium business owner?  If so, what are the best choices to leverage  current & NEW social media tools, from blogging mainstays to newer curation tools like ScoopIt, Quora, Pinterest, paper.li & tech.li?


JT & I presented what we've found useful in our paths as independent consultants and business owners.


We have shared our tools and learning to demystify the blog and/or curate process and have provided practical examples as well as what we have each achieved in just the past two years.


Learn how social media "traditional" blogging tools (Wordpress, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as newer social media curation tools (ScoopIt, Pinterest, paper.li) can help your business grow.


Get first-hand exposure to how these tools are applied. Our videos and powerpoint slides will help you answer:


What would be best for me to grow my business and help me move from an unknown to becoming a true partner to my customers?


Deb Nystrom of Reveln Consulting delivers large-scale innovation, change leadership and organization development consulting and coaching support to executives. Deb leverages her message and brand across multiple social media channels and networks.


Co-presenter, JT Pedersen, is a product strategist and provides management consulting in the software space. He has become a recognized blogger, sought-after book reviewer, and writer for Tech.li.


Presentation Level: Intermediate


Here's the link to our newly archived full presentation:  My YouTube video (at the bottom), UStream archive & slides:

http://la2m.org/events/blogging-curation-business-lessons-learned-using-traditional-and-new-social-media-tools

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Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion

Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Over the past couple years, religionistas of all sorts have attempted to navigate a new media landscape in which old constructions of religious authority, identity, affiliation, and practice are changing almost by the minute.


Trends the author has noticed reshaping religion and spirituality (Excerpted, great stuff in the full post, including many live links to examples):


1. Social Prayer
Throughout 2011, the “Jesus Daily” Facebook page has outranked soccer superpowers and celebrity superstars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as the “most engaging” locale on Facebook. …more than half of the top twenty most engaging pages—pages that move beyond mere broadcast messaging to share content that inspires participants to interact with one another—are religious.


2. Ministers-On-The-Go
The location based service (LBS) Foursquare reached 10 million users this summer —a 10,000 percent increase over its member base in 2009. While there are questions about whether all those members are active, and bigger ones about whether Foursquare will be able to hold its own against LBS applications now offered by Facebook (which just acquired LBS competitor Gowalla) and Google, it’s clear that the social practice of “checking in” wherever you are is taking hold across social media platforms.


3. O Holy App
With more than half a million apps now available for the iPhone or iPad, and maybe 232 for the Android, it’s clear that the number of religiously-themed apps is growing. Prayer book apps, those for on-the-go spiritual practices, and other tools that integrate spirituality into everyday life have been most popular.
If the folks at Nielsen are correct, smartphones will continue to overtake, uh, dumb phones, making app-based connection and information-sharing a continuing growth area.


4. Curate as Curator
Religionistas who can curate content that facilitates online and offline connection will earn more stars in the digital book of everyday life than those who …(oh, sweet mother of mercy, please make it stop!) their latest sermon.


5. A Few New Commandments
In 2009, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut was among the first to offer social media guidelines. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop published social media guidelines. The USCCB guidelines have a similar tone to those from the Diocese of Connecticut, with charming definitions of things like “web 2.0” and “blogs.”


Elizabeth Drescher is the author of Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, 2011) and, with Keith Anderson, the forthcoming Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse, 2012).

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