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The Demise of Quality Content on the Web - The Rise of Great Content Curators

The Demise of Quality Content on the Web - The Rise of Great Content Curators | social media literacy | Scoop.it

This a great blog post from Rian van der Merwe , describing the noise you can find on the web now, and especially content just created for SEO purposes or advertisers. As many, Rian is tired of it.

 

Rian speaks for many of us who are overwhelmed, overloaded with content that gives us no value at all. This is the problem

 

"I used to believe that if you write with passion and clarity about a topic you know well (or want to know more about), you will find and build an audience. I believed that maybe, if you’re smart about it, you could find a way for some part of that audience to pay you money to sustain whatever obsession drove you to self-publishing"'

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

****The wells of attention are being drilled to depletion by linkbait headlines, ad-infested pages, “jumps” and random pagination, and content that is engineered to be “consumed” in 1 minute or less of quick scanning – just enough time to capture those almighty eyeballs[2]. And the reality is that “Alternative Attention sources” simply don’t exist.

 

The Scoopit team agrees!

 

My input:

 

****The Opportunity: This is the time for all good curators to come forward - 2012 will be the year of the content curator -

 

**Know your audience

**Know their pain points

**Find and select the best content, add your own opinions, information or anything that will provide more value for your audience

**Select only the best content, don't just aggregate links that add to the noise

**Become a trusted resource - many opportunities will come to you, it's your time to shine

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/tF0opI]

 


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Karen Dietz's comment, December 4, 2011 12:23 PM
Great post and comments Jan! Looking forward to 2012.
janlgordon's comment, December 4, 2011 2:59 PM
@Karen Dietz

Thanks Karen! 2012 is going to be an amazing year for all of us!!
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:39 AM

Quality Matters!

A MUST read!!!

Check also:

http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

http://www.scoop.it/t/the-scoop-it-spotlight

http://blog.scoop.it/en/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/

 

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Channelisation = Curation | TechFruit

Channelisation = Curation | TechFruit | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Jon Miller of News Corp may have predicted 2012 will see the "channelisation" of the web, but he really means a renewed focus on curation...
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How Tumblr and Cinemagraphs Became the New Web Design Chic

How Tumblr and Cinemagraphs Became the New Web Design Chic | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Prominent designer Kevin Burgh discusses the marriage between art and technology and what inspires him.
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Brainify - About

Brainify is academic social bookmarking and networking for college and university students. If you are looking for the best sites and a great community to help with your courses, this is the place for you.


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What is Personal? - Personal Network - Personal

What is Personal? - Personal Network - Personal | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Create your own private, personal network

At the heart of Personal is a secure private network that you build organically. Family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, sites, apps, service providers, businesses – connect safely with anyone you choose.

Imagine seeing who has what in a single snapshot. It all starts by becoming the official gatekeeper of your digital information.


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EmbedPlus - Video editing, chopping, looping, annotations, slow motion, and chapters tool for YouTube embeds and WordPress video plugins

EmbedPlus lets you easily edit and watch upgraded video embeds with enhanced playback and relevant content. Use it on your site and even with YouTube WordPress plugins.

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A List of Some of The Best Websites to Download Free Ebooks

A List of Some of The Best Websites to Download Free Ebooks | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Applications, tutorials, ideas, educational games, mobile apps, and web tools to help you integrate technology into education and enhance mobile learning...
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Draw It Live

Draw It Live | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Draw it Live is a free application that allows you to work together with other people to draw in real time. You simply create a whiteboard and share its URL to allow other people to join in.

No password is required, and no special plugins are required.

Just click on the link, type in your name, and start drawing and chatting with your friends:


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Picozu - sharing creativity

Picozu - sharing creativity | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Picozu is a drawing and photo retouching application built on jQuery, HTML 5 and CSS3. Make sure you use a modern browser if you want to experience it.
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Kitely - Virtual Worlds on Demand

Kitely - Virtual Worlds on Demand | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Kitely enables you to get your own virtual worlds for training, education, collaboration or fun. Log in with Facebook to create your free account and start using your own virtual world within minutes.

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How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom

How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom | social media literacy | Scoop.it

The Indiana Department of Education is backing trials to see if the model can work in the state’s public schools. John Keller, the department’s assistant superintendent for technology, says state officials want Indiana “to be seen as a place where innovation happens in schools,” and is looking seriously at the flipped classroom as part of a broader push towards that goal.


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4 Ways to Outdo Your Competitors

4 Ways to Outdo Your Competitors | social media literacy | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.
Do you ever feel like there’s a competitor around every corner?
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Scrolldit.com

Scrolldit.com | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Awesome Reddit.com mashup. Faster, easier and more entertaining!

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VoiceThread - Mobile

VoiceThread - Mobile | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

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Pond

Pond is a social media aggregator and publisher that allows you to follow your friends, collect information about them and share your own content in some of the most popular online social content services available.

In Pond you decide what content you want to see and your friends don't even have to use Pond. As long as you can add them as contacts in any of the services Pond supports or they provide a feed (eg., a blog RSS feed), you can add them to Pond and follow their stuff


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7 Tips for Citing an App in MLA Format | edSocialMedia

7 Tips for Citing an App in MLA Format | edSocialMedia | social media literacy | Scoop.it

lay Shirky famously pointed out that the problem in the information landscape today isn’t necessarily that there is too much information but that our filters aren’t any good. Students feel this problem acutely due to their perpetual crunch for time and lack of nuanced Google skills. So where does a responsible student go for reliable information she can use in an academic context?


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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

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Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students

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Welcome to Viewshare

Welcome to Viewshare | social media literacy | Scoop.it

Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views, (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections.


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Living - How to Make Instructables

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Living - How to Make Instructables - Explore the Biggest How To and DIY community where people make and share inspiring, entertaining, and useful projects, recipes, and hacks.
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Infographics & Data Visualizations - Visual.ly

Infographics & Data Visualizations - Visual.ly | social media literacy | Scoop.it
Like infographics and data visualizations? Visual.ly is the world's largest community of dataviz and infographics. Come explore, share and create.

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The Neuroscience of Internet Addiction

The Internet, like all intellectual technologies has a trade off. As we train our brains to use it, as we adapt to the environment of the internet, which is an environment of kind of constant immersion and information and constant distractions, interruptions, juggling lots of messages, lots of bits of information. As we adapt to that information environment, so to speak, we gain certain skills, but we lose other ones.


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