Excerpted from the article: "Sharing good content shows you understand what’s interesting and valuable to your target markets. It will help you increase your followers and establish your credibility. A good content curator has to sift through tons of content, quickly and efficiently, finding what is both relevant and good quality.
So what does a good content curator look like? 1) Really Long Arms: You have the expanded reach to know the smaller players with a unique perspective, the powerhouse publishers, and all of the niche players. This allows for a healthy variety of content, with differing perspectives.
2) Super Fast Scanning Eyes: An efficient content curator knows how to scan an article for legitimacy, value, and relevance to their target market.
3) A Raised Eyebrow: Each time you come upon something new, your eyebrow is already up, because you’re there to sniff it out to make sure it’ll pass the test. People will lose interest in what you share and you will hurt your credibility if you share content that isn’t high quality.
4) A Belly Full of Hunger: Good content curators love what they do and are passionate about traversing the wide expanse of the web to find the best content possible."
Robin Good: Problem: "...with so many conferences that are out of reach for one reason or another, how does one catch the highlights from the conference that won’t fit into a 140 character tweet?"
Solution: The Smashing Magazine has just published a valuable selection of curated design conference collections of video recordings and presentation clips presenting the best of those events.
"A number of sites have sprung up collating all of this wonderful content. Each with their own take on curating a library of conference videos."
This curated collection of collections comprises 35 online resources that have been designed for this very purpose: helping you discover the best talks, presentations and interviews from unique conferences and events.
"Facebook has just begun testing “Collections” — a new feature it says is “unrelated” to Pinterest but could be a competitor. It allows retailers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products. These save and share products to a “Wishlist” on user profiles that host a “Buy” button that can be clicked through to make purchases offsite.
Seven retail partners can now share Collections posts to their fans.
Collections could help retailers score viral click-throughs to their product pages by making things their fans are interested in more discoverable to friends. Facebook isn’t earning affiliate fees on Collections click throughs, but it could get brands to buy ads to get more fans.
The “Want” button adds a product to a Timeline section called “Wishlist” visible to friends of friends, the “Collect” button saves to to a Collection called “Products” that’s visible to friends only, and a special version of the “Like” button will also add to “Products” but that’s visible to friends of friends.
The “Want” button adds a product to a Timeline section called “Wishlist” visible to friends of friends, the “Collect” button saves to to a Collection called “Products” that’s visible to friends only, and a special version of the “Like” button will also add to “Products” but that’s visible to friends of friends..."
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