Therese Torris suggested me this her interesting and long article. Excerpted from it:
"Content curation help brands increase their visibility and their customer engagment.
- Content curation does help content discovery.
- Social content curation fosters customer engagement.
- Corporate curation tools help create a competitive advantage.
- But content curation is no panacea for failing content creation.
Most of us do “curate” content in that we collect, filter, edit, and re-dispatch online information related to the topics that are relevant to our friends and followers. We want to become the go-to person for our target audience on the topic we curate.
Content curation is much more than content aggregation. A brand curator handpicks the content that matches the interests of his target audience: He/she filters it to keep only the best. He/she also possibly edits and comments it, before posting the curated result on multiple media.
The emphasis is on “partly”: curation tools assist curators, they don’t do away with them as people able to make intelligent judgments about which content adds value to which topic and its audience.
***Content Curation Delivers Visibility and Engagement
By organizing their content around topics shared with their audience, brands active on social curation sittes increase their chances to be discovered in a relevant context.
Content curation does not only bring visibility, it also fosters customer engagement by adding external quality content that adds:
Robin Good: The new Storify news curation tool is now available for the iPad, bringing the ease of drag and drop to the curation world.
"Founded in 2009, this seven person company has done a remarkable job surviving the market and being one of the major players in the world of content curation.
[Storify has been adopted by] 22 out of top 25 news sites in the United States...
Just like Twitter has their trending topics, Storify’s service allows people to keep track of the relevant social media trending topics. Users are able to tell their own story about these major events (like Whitney Houston or Greece’s economic downfall or even Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime performance), and embed them on their own website.
Be your own crowd-sourced storyteller, by dragging in tweets, status updates, photos, and videos from a variety of social networks in order to help you create a better story and telling experience."
Docear (an allusion to 'dog-ear') is what we call an "academic literature suite".
from Darin--If you are into academics, publication, scholarship, etc. this free, open source software is absolutely amazing. Basically allows you to create a complex map that pieces together everything you need for the paper, or rather you plug in all the pieces and organize them with this tool--including source work, citations, etc. An amazing academic tool. Seriously, astounding...and free!!!
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by AJ George A recent question in the Microsoft Office forums inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle. The question was answered, but the answer...
Slidestaxx enables you to gather social media from various sources and produce a beautiful slideshow you can post on your blog, website or directly on slidestaxx.
No matter if you use videos, pictures, bookmarks or product information. Slidestaxx brings it all seamlessly together. Slidestaxx allows for a wide variety of media sources - from YouTube to Flickr.
Share your stacks on social networks like Facebook or Twitter. Publish them on your blog using the embed code.
These slidestacks can be created absolutely for free. Users are allowed to mix media from all the sites they want together, and combine it to build up something new. And registration to the site is also free.