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Make Your Audience Your Newsroom: Civicboom

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"Civicboom is an online platform designed to facilitate content-driven organizations and individuals to work together in generating rich media content.

 

Content-seekers can place a request for specific content. Then, by using the Civicboom mobile app (Android), or by uploading to the plug & go site, a content-creator can respond with rich-media directly to that request.

 

All incoming rich-media content is then managed by the content-seeker, and directed to a customizable plugin to be embedded on a website."

Read more about it here: http://thenextweb.com/media/2011/11/12/civicboom-this-open-platform-lets-organizations-request-content-from-their-audience/

 

Sign-up here:  https://www.civicboom.com/

 


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janlgordon's comment, November 15, 2011 1:28 PM
This is great Robin!
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From Content Curation to People Curation

From Content Curation to People Curation | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Tony Karrer wrote this post on September 7, 2011 - I find it extremely relevant and am interested in looking at the possibility of curators collaborating on content around a specific topic and how that might evolve in the future.

 

I had the priviledge of listening to Clay Shirky today talk about harvesting collective wisdom and the implications of that. There are no accidents as this piece seems to be exploring an aspect of this subject.

 

Tony is reacting to a blog post he read, Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. He has some very good observations, too many to list but I've highlighted a few things to set the tone for the article.

 

Three Major Trends in Curation

 

**From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before.

 

**Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.

 

**From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant.

 

**From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.

 

****How do these trends interact? This is particularly interesting to me and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve.

 

****Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and

 

****curation focuses on people instead of individual content.

 

**Build it, and they will come, is dead.

 

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http://www.aggregage.com/blog/curation/people-curation

 

 


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The Power of Curation - The Wave of the Future

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This is a Guest post by Paula Goldman, who is a marketing strategist, anthropologist, contributor to Huffington Post and much more. Great observations and I definitely agree with what she's saying.

 

I found this article in Google Alerts but noticed it was also posted by Beth Kanter on her blog, and I wanted to acknowledge her as well. As Beth just informed me below:

 

"The post is from a series of guest posts covering a conference - Growing Social Impact in a Networked World."

 

Here are some highlights......

 

"The wisdom of crowds, the insanity of crowds.

 

Mention the word “network” to most people and their reactions tend to sway between these two polar extremes.

 

****It’s either “crowdsourcing is the answer to everything” –

 

****or it’s a complaint that social networks like Facebook and Twitter are just “too full of chatter.”

 

If I have one takeaway from the GEO/Monitor Group conference on Networks earlier this week, it’s about how crucial the curator is in determining the difference between a successful network and one that simply makes lots of noise."

 

Disrupting Business as Usual

 

This insight hit home for me when serial entrepreneur Lisa Gansky talked about innovative businesses like CouchSurfing (http://www.couchsurfing.org/), Zipcar, and AirBnB.

 

Gansky calls these “Mesh” businesses (http://meshing.it/)—enterprises

 

****that leverage data and social networks to allow people to share resources conveniently (a car sitting idle, an extra room in your house).

 

****And she argues that they represent the future of our economy.

 

****In other words, the secret to thriving networks boils down to one thing: good curation.

 

http://socialmediatoday.com/kanter/380234/power-curation

 

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Beth Kanter's comment, October 22, 2011 3:44 PM
Thanks so much for including this in your collection! The post is from a series of guest posts covering a conference - Growing Social Impact in a Networked World.
janlgordon's comment, October 22, 2011 6:22 PM
@Beth Kanter - I found the post, went to dinner, came back and put the final touches on it to tweet tomorrow. I can't believe I never saw this when you originally posted it. That just goes to show you how important it is that we have each other. It's impossible to see everything. Thanks for your kind words and your amazing curation!