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The Social Networker is an online publication from Networker Publications brought out by John Thomas, Dubai based Social Media Community Management Specialist, Editor and Social Curator. This journal is a collection of top stories curated from some of the most authoritative blogs and websites on Social Media, Technology and Gadgets.
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Content Curation for NGOs: Where's The Value?

Via Robin Good
John Thomas's insight:
Content Curation for NGOs: Where's The Value?
Robin Good's comment, December 18, 2013 2:45 PM
Beth, that's wonderful and very useful. Thank you so much for including me in your slideshow, article and presentation, I am very honored by it. Thanks also for sharing this valuable piece of reference and for having shared the collaborative approach you have chosen during the workshop to motivate people to think more and deeper about their own curation. Thank you.
Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:15 PM

This is an excellent visual explanation of content curation, the goals, and the content curation process.

Alix Lalire's curator insight, May 5, 2014 6:19 AM

very nice

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Content Curation for Content Marketers: Six Basic Ways To Curate Other People Stories

Content Curation for Content Marketers: Six Basic Ways To Curate Other People Stories | Social Networker |



Via Robin Good
John Thomas's insight:

Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has just published an article that provides some very useful guidelines to content marketers interested in improving their basic content curation skills.


The article provides six alternative approaches to curating content, from simple ones like quoting and retitling, to more advanced ones like parallelizing, storyboarding and summarizing.


The context provided in this article circles around three key factors:

Quantity of effortSEO valueAdded value

so that you can compare, among the alternative curation approaches presented, the ones that better match your own needs.


But, beware. Though content marketing experts have you believe that saving time, seo impact and traffic size are key variables to go after, I remain of the impression that true "added value" provides order of magnitude greater benefits than the other two combined. 


In other words, to rank and evaluate the value of a curation approach versus another, I would ask: Does the curation produced help other people make better sense of a topic? Does it allow for others to learn about an issue without having to juggle and research tens of dubious resources? Does it save the reader time in learning about the topic he's interested in while providing him with all the needed info?


Having said this, I deem this article particularly useful for content marketers getting interested in content curation, and in learning which approaches they can adopt, besides reposting and sharing the best content they can find, to improve their "value added" propositions.



Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 14, 2013 5:00 AM

Pawan Deshpande, fundador y CEO de Curata, nos describe en este artículo 6 pautas de cómo comentar los contenidos curados, para mejorar nuestras habilidades de “curatas”


Valora las pautas a seguir en estos tres aspectos:

  • En el esfuerzo del curador del contenido realizado.
  • En el valor del posicionamiento de la curación, respecto al SEO
  • En el valor de la calidad de la aportación del curador del contenidos

Totalmente de acuerdo con el comentario de Robin Good, en que es más importante la calidad de la aportación de valor aportado “valor añadido” por el curador vs. los otros dos aspectos.  


Este “valor añadido” es el que a la larga sabrán valorar tus seguidores y también los buscadores como Google


Un gran artículo de Pawan Deshpande, felicitaciones por tu aportación y reflexiones.  

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:16 AM

These are some great ideas.  Content curation is a great teaching tool for students.  Thanks Robin for your great and dedicated CURATION!

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, August 15, 2013 8:51 PM
El arte de curar información en la Web es más que una práctica del conectivismo, es parte de un ejercicio de aprendizaje e inteligencia colectiva.