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We are living in an era of information overload. So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood.
Content curation is the process of shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, so that we can organize, manage and collate the content for ourselves and share with others.
Content curation is about working smarter and not harder. Content curation is also a reflective process; as you curate resources you reflect on their value. Reflection makes new information stick in your brain.
Via Robin Good, Gust MEES
Ivo Nový's insight:
What is content Curation? Great explanation and very interesting interview with Robin Good on curation.
The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity
Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jack Patterson, Dennis T OConnor, Gust MEES, Gianfranco D'Aversa, Louise Robinson-Lay, Rosário Durão, Fred Zimny, janlgordon, eRelations, Martin (Marty) Smith
This Twitter Dictionary offers a list of common (and not so common) slang words and abbreviations used on Twitter.
Via Gust MEES, Gerrit Bes
Creating your own images is also an excellent tactic for re-purposing text-only content into enticing images. Here are some examples: Turn quotes into an interesting slideshow, post an event announcement on a pretty picture, place stats onto eye-catching graphs, give a blog post title some pizzaz, create an infographic about the history of your biz, create a catchy, custom featured image for a video, etc. The possibilities are endless.
To help you create images that get BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite and easy-to-use visual content creation tools....
Via Jeff Domansky, Gust MEES, OFFICIAL ANDREASCY
Big data is not your friend because it can easily be used to reveal highly personal information...
Big data is the Stasi of our online worlds
There are many "silent listeners" in social networks that collect people's "Likes" and other online behaviors so that the information can be sold discretely to third parties. Facebook, Google, and all other social networks, also collect such behavioral information.
===> While the companies say that their behavioral Big Data is stripped of users' names, it is possible to use other databases such as electoral records, demographic information, and location data, to identify individuals by name.
It's essentially a secret dossier on more than a 1 billion social network users. <===
While this dossier is fragmented at the moment, sophisticated new technologies will soon make it trivial to pull together a massive amount of sensitive private data on every individual that interacts with the Internet in any way.
Via Gust MEES
Do you know the power of a good Twitter hashtag? This infographic and story should infuse you with new confidence that Twitter is the right tool to use.
Read more, a MUST:
Via Gust MEES