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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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Find and Curate Great Original Content On Your Site and Social Media with Scribit

Robin Good: Scribit is more of a content marketing platform than a content curation tool, making it very easy to find and republish full-form licensed content from prestigious sources on your web site and favorite social media channels.

 

Scribit excels in its ability to provide instantly quality content by tapping into content sources that it has partnered with, and in making it a one-click operation the sharing and re-posting of these onto your favotite social media channels (for now these are Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN).

 

Since Scribit actually provides with a full license to republish not just excerpts but full content articles from its partner sources, the pricing runs from a minimum of $50/month for a site with up to 500 monthly visitors to the $500 of one that gets 8,000 visitors or more. 

 

Pricing info: http://www.scribit.com/plans-and-pricing ;

 

From the official press release: "Scribit is a web-based content curation service that enables businesses and brands to collect, publish and intelligently share quality and relevant content from across the Web without leaving the company’s digital properties. Scribit maintains publishing relationships within the industry including Business Insider, Discovery, Forbes, Inc., and TVGuide.com"

 

Check also this short review on Strategic-Planet: http://www.strategic-planet.com/2012/04/scribit-a-product-review/ ;

 

More info: http://www.scribit.com/ ;

 

Free trial sign-up: https://www.scribit.com/app/signup ;


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Publish Thematic Web Magazines By Curating The Best Stories From The Web: Storination

Publish Thematic Web Magazines By Curating The Best Stories From The Web: Storination | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Storynation is a collaborative publishing platform which allows you to easily assemble and curate existing Storify stories, as well as any other type of content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram and more) into a cool-looking web magazine.

 

It is as if Storify had Scoopified itself, by adding to its great content curation service, a new publishing layer offering anyone the ability to create a full-fledged and great-looking web site. 

 

From the official site: "A Nation is an online community on any kind of topic.

 

It's a space where you and other people add into a storyboard social stories.

 

Customize your Nation like a blog by uploading a logo, and a large cover. 

 

What's a Storyboard ?


A storyboard is an online set of Storify stories curated by you. After opening your Nation, Storination allows you to compile into a storyboard your stories and other people's stories created in Storify.

 

It's very easy to organize your storyboard by adding or removing stories."

 

Find out more: http://storination.com/ ;


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Discover, Collect and Share Real-Time News On Any Topic with SeeSaw

Discover, Collect and Share Real-Time News On Any Topic with SeeSaw | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: SeeSaw is a new web app which allows you to easily monitor social media news streams on any topic and in real-time.

 

You can pick and select which news stories to find by using hashtags, or specific search keywords. Once Seesaw starts visualizing the live social stream on that topic you can begin to save, pull together into collections and/or share them on your social media channels.

 

Each search you make can be saved and labelled and reloaded and updated in real-time with one click.

 

Very useful for monitoring specific topics and finding relevant stories to collect, share or post.

 

Free to use. Login with Twitter.

 

Try it out now: http://sees.aw/ ;

 

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Seesaw is a useful content curation and monitoringtool. Check it out.

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How To Best Curate Twitter User Lists: Research Paper (PDF)

How To Best Curate Twitter User Lists: Research Paper (PDF) | Social Networker | Scoop.it

From the original research paper by Derek Greene, Gavin Sheridan, Barry Smyth, and Padraig Cunningham of the School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin entitled "Aggregating Content and Network Information
to Curate Twitter User Lists": "The problem of content curation in social media networks is becoming increasingly important, particularly in the context of news curation for media outlets.


In the case of Twitter, curating a list of authoritative users tweeting about a
given news story provides a means of monitoring discussions around that story.

 

However, currently this is a time-consuming manual task. Here we presented a
range of criteria for building topical user lists, based on an initial seed set.

 

By analysing the cohesion of the training data across di erent views of the same
datasets, we demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of these recommenda-
tion criteria, in the context of a limited availability of Twitter data.

 

To overcome the weaknesses, we proposed the use of SVD rank aggregation. Experiments on a range of Twitter datasets relating to US politics demonstrated that this aggregation process yields more robust recommendations, succeeding in cases where individual content- or network-based criteria perform poorly."

 

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.1728.pdf


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Would You Let Someone You Trust Pick Your Next Date? CupidCurated - Curation for Dating

Would You Let Someone You Trust Pick Your Next Date? CupidCurated - Curation for Dating | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you think about it, the idea that someone you trust, and who knows you (better than a computer software or a complete stranger), can best match you to your possible date partner, is indeed not so far-fetched. 

 

CupidCurated is an experiment in this direction, focusing  on creating a curated dating club for the SF Bay Area.

 

A team of women-only curators picks and selects, by interviewing them, each and every applicant, as to make sure their community members have all interesting, reliable profiles and then best-match them to their best possible partner-date.

 

From the official site: "If curation models help other people find good information, then why not use it to help other people find good people? We are bringing social verification that already occurs amongst people in daily face-to-face interactions into the online dating experience.

 

Each member is pre-screened by women curators who make sure that the community is trustworthy for everyone.

 

Curators pick people who they find interesting and would be open to meeting themselves."

 

N.B.: For now active only for people in the Bay Area. If you live elsewhere and like the idea, please contact @CupidCurated via Twitter with your city preference.

 

Great curated list of dating places in San Francisco: https://www.facebook.com/groups/262459740518713/doc/262849117146442/ ;

 

FAQ/About: http://www.cupidcurated.com/about/ ;

 

Find out more: http://www.cupidcurated.com/ ;


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Reduce Information Noise Through Social Curation and Collaborative Discovery: Calm Technology

Reduce Information Noise Through Social Curation and Collaborative Discovery: Calm Technology | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Among the five digital trends presently shaping the consumer experience economy, according to Macala Wright who first wrote about this on Mashable, there is one that has as its key objective the reduction of "information noise", distractions and approaches to digital communication that make it harder to grasp and understand a message or to complete a key task one is after.

 

It reads like there is more to information curation than people scanning feeds and selecting relevant items to write about.

 

From the original article I have extracted a few passages: "Calm technology refers to applications that cut down on the digital noise of high-volume data to show the user only enough information that he or she needs to complete a task.

 

...It refers to technologies that do not disrupt our workflow.

 

The whole idea is to reduce distractions to our work flow without losing functionality.

 

Calm technology fights against many of the principles of digital marketing: instead of screaming for attention with flashing banner ads, technologies and applications politely take a backseat to the user’s primary focus...

 

...

 

Examples of calm technology can be found in the growing popularity of social curation and discovery.

 

Social product discovery sites such as Lyst, Mulu.Me, Buyosphere, Svpply and Discoveredd are essentially social filters that enable their communities to curate the products that are most relevant to them.

 

Moreover, the rise of interest networks and the idea of following someone who has similar likes and shared interest topics are examples of the principles of calm technology driving user behavior.

 

Google Circles, Pinterest and Chime.In, even location apps such as Sonar, Glancee and Highlight, can all be classified under the “term interest network.”

 

Excellent reading. 8/10

 

Full article: http://fashionablymarketing.me/2012/06/digital-trends-consumer-experience-economy/ ;


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Curate Your Art Collection with Pictify

Curate Your Art Collection with Pictify | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Pictify is a new web-based curation service which allows you to put together, publish and share, visual art collection of any kind.

 

This is a great tool for those in love with art, as much as for those who need to organize, present and promote artists' work.

 

At Pictify, most curated collections are built around paintings, sculptures, photography and drawings created by users who are passionate about a specific artist, genre or historical time. 

 

But Pictify offers a tremendous opportunity to museums and art gallery owners, managers and curators, as it offers them an easy way to showcase their existing collections as well as upcoming ones.

 

From the official site: "As a gallery or museum you can feature your artists and the works in your collection on Pictify. You can show individual art works, preview an upcoming exhibition, and organise works in albums by artist or medium."

 

P.S.: Just like Kullect.com, Pictify is a specialized content curation service catering to a specific type of content and user interested in art. Much less generic than Pinterest, and much more focused on a specific area.

 

Expect more special-interest curation sites to emerge soon in other fields.


The service is free to use.

Getting Started: http://pictify.com/about/getting-started/  ;

 

More info / Sign-up: http://pictify.com/ ;


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If You Can't Search You Can't Curate: Learn Fundamental Search Techniques with Google Power Searching Online Course

If You Can't Search You Can't Curate: Learn Fundamental Search Techniques with Google Power Searching Online Course | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are serious about becoming a great curator, in your specific areas of interest, one of the key skills you may need to hone and refine is searching. 

 

While everyone can type a query in Google, only a very small minority knows how to go beyond that simple and intuitive ask-by-typing approach. 

 

If you need to find alternative sources, additional proofs or more people writing on a specific topic, you need to be able to articulate your search engine queries in more sophisticated ways.

 

Google has opened registrations to its new Power Searching online course, providing anyone with the opportunity to learn highly valuable search skills and to receive a Google certificate after successfully completing it.

 

From the official web site: "Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems.

 

The course features:


-> Six 50-minute classes.

-> Interactive activities to practice new skills.

-> Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.

 

Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

 

Registration is open from yesterday (June 26th), to July 16, 2012.

 

New classes will become available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012. Course-related activities will end on July 23, 2012.


Find out more: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html ;

Register now: http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/register  ;

 

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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, June 27, 2012 3:20 AM
Thanks Robin. It's very useful
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Curate Brands, Issues and Stories with Informative Data Widgets Arranged in Visual Dashboards: Sparkwise

Curate Brands, Issues and Stories with Informative Data Widgets Arranged in Visual Dashboards: Sparkwise | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Sparkwise is a new, open-source free web service which allows you to assemble and curate beautiful looking data-dashboards containing the most relevant info and data about a person, a company or an issue. You choose.

 

How does it work. 

 

You simply connect your social accounts to Sparkwise and then you start to drag and configure the widget buttons representing different data types onto your page. For example you can drag a Twitter Fan Count widget and specify for which Twitter account you want that widget to display the data. There are widgets for just about anything from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google Analytics statistical counters to any data, image or video coming from other sources. You can even type in your own data.

 

You can create as many dashboard/pages as you like, and publish only the one you want, while keeping control of which widhets and data everyone gets to see.

 

If you want to create visual engaging story-pages with lots of data to support your focus, this is really a great tool to explore.

 

Recommended.

 

Tour: http://sparkwi.se/tour ;

 

FAQ: http://sparkwi.se/faq ;

 

Try it out now: http://sparkwi.se/ ;


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cbrooks.empoweru's comment, June 29, 2012 11:14 AM
at first glance this seems like it could b a great resource for teachers
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5 top tips on making LinkedIn work for your business | memeburn

5 top tips on making LinkedIn work for your business | memeburn | Social Networker | Scoop.it
5 top tips on making LinkedIn work for your business: By Anton Koekemoer When it comes to social media campaigns...
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When Social Media can be used for Social Good. Armani Way!

When Social Media can be used for Social Good. Armani Way! | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Cyrus and his team at R/GA created a hugely successful campaign for Georgio Armani, called Acqua For Life, that utilized social media to provide 10 million days of clean, safe drinking water for a child. During this limited-time campaign, every time someone “liked” Acqua for Life on Facebook, Georgio Armani donated $1 to the Tap Project. UNICEF estimates $1 provides 40 days of clean water, so 250,000 “likes” — and $250,000 — translated to 10 million days of clean water. And all it took was clicking a little thumbs-up icon.

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In the UAE, coffee chain’s cup sleeve is printed with the hour’s top headline

In the UAE, coffee chain’s cup sleeve is printed with the hour’s top headline | Social Networker | Scoop.it

In the UAE, coffee chain’s cup sleeve is printed with the hour’s top headline. Recognizing that reading a newspaper often goes hand in hand with drinking coffee, Y&R Dubai adapted coffee chain Tim Hortons' coffee cup sleeves into an advertising medium for Gulf News.

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Visual Curation Board Bets on Community and Collaboration: LoveIt

Robin Good: LoveIt is a Pinterest-like new image curation app which allows you to discover, collect and organize visual collections either alone or with the help of others.

 

"LoveIt is a visual, powerful platform for individuals & groups to discover, collect, organize, and share the things they love, in public or private collections."

 

Key features include:

 

Collaborate on "private" collections.
  Re-order items in your collections easily, using "drag n' drop". Select multiple images and drag them from one collection to another easily.
  Follow feeds and sources of your favorite collections.
  Get recommendations from other users.

 

Try it out now: http://loveit.com/

 

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A Curated Video Shopping Experience: Joyus

A Curated Video Shopping Experience: Joyus | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: This is the new way to shop online: trusted guides who show, illustrate, explain and tell great stories, while showcasing their favorite products which you can buy instantly.

From the official site: Joyous is an online shopping platform where trusted curators "share their special apparel, beauty and lifestyle finds with you and then show you how to make them work for you."

 

On Joyous you will find topical pages on a specific need accompanied by a main video and by a collection of relevant products.

Here's one: http://www.joyus.com/shop/category/home/video-sale/1-360/must-haves-for-the-perfect-picnic-hosted-by-kelley-moore  

 

Find out more: http://www.joyus.com/ 


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Co-Create, Organize and Share Great Link Collections with Kippt

Co-Create, Organize and Share Great Link Collections with Kippt | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Kippt is a social bookmarking app with a bunch of unique features blended into a simple and intuitive interface.

 

Kippts integrates with all the major browsers and it makes it very easy to collaboratively create link lists which can be kept private or be publicly shared.  

 

All saved links and collections are fully indexed and can be easily searched and Kippt is also capable of importing automatically all the links you have already saved in Delicious, Diigo, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Instapaper and in several other places too.

 

From today's Techcrunch review of Kippt: "...Today, the startup is launching the next phase of its vision:

 

A new version of the app, which sees it move from being a simple utility tool to a collaborative service that allows users to co-create lists, add comments, and share them publicly with the Kippt community.

 

...Kippt shares commonalities with popular bookmarking and productivity tools like Delicious, Pinboard, and Evernote.

 

...Kippt’s new collaborative lists let users add other people to their lists so that they can share or add new clips and invite other users to join, making it a great tool for work and side projects.

 

...Kippt has added commenting functionality so that users can just open a clip, comment, and keep that discussion out of everyone’s inboxes.

 

..Kippt is also launching a Pro Account option, which offers advanced features, like indexing users’ imported clips for easier searching, for $25/year."

 

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/14/yc-backed-kippt-goes-collaborative/ ;

 

Try it out now: https://kippt.com/ ;


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Clip Any Web Page, Text or Link and Organize Into Collections with Evernote WebClipper

Clip Any Web Page, Text or Link and Organize Into Collections with Evernote WebClipper | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you need to do research on a specific topic or need to easily collect and organize notes, web clippings and other content from the web into shareable "public" collections, you may want to consider Evernote (and in particular its Chrome extension and its Web Clipper feature).

Den Nicholson, has a short but useful tutorial just on this, with a couple of short video clips that can give you immediately an idea of whether Evernote could be a good addition to your curator's toolkit.

 

Useful. 7/10 

 

http://www.contentcurationdesktop.com/content-curation-tools/using-evernote-content-curation/ ;

 

Evernote on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/evernote/id406056744?mt=12 

 

Check out the Evernote Web Clipper here: http://evernote.com/webclipper/ ;

 

More info: http://evernote.com/ ;


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Russell Webster's comment, June 18, 2012 3:18 AM
Wouldn't be without this, I have the mobile version on my Android phone too. It syncs across different machines which is great.
I use it for Blog ideas, funnies, etc.
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Collect and Curate Your Skills and Experiences Into a Personal Portfolio: Pathbrite

Collect and Curate Your Skills and Experiences Into a Personal Portfolio: Pathbrite | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Pathbrite is a new web service which allows you to collect, bring together and layout any kind of media content (from video clips, to images  and text) to create a visually compelling personal portfolio of skills and experiences.

 

In fact, Pathbrite can be used for any number of purposes that involve creating a good looking web presence in which one can easily bring together different types of content to create a "collection".

 

A music band video portfolio, a photographer book and list of achievements, a sport master illustrated hall of fame. 

 

From the official site: "Curate all your stuff to create beautiful portfolios.


Arrange and describe all your digital artifacts in a way that tells your whole story—tailored for any audience."

 

"Pathbrite ePortfolios are the best way to collect, track and showcase a lifetime of learning and achievements, and to get recommended pathways for continuous success."

 

Key traits: 

 

-> Aggregate everything about you in one place.

 

-> Import anything digital from any source, including a resume, documents, audio, video, recommendations. 


-> Publish and share your story on Pathbrite or with your selected social networks. 

 

-> Configure and personalize the layout of your portfolio.

 

Examples: https://beta.pathbrite.com/#!/public/Gallery/Collection%20of%20example%20portfolios ;

 

Try it out now: www.pathbrite.com 


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Find Your Sources - A Curated Directory of Media Journalists on Twitter: Lissted

Find Your Sources - A Curated Directory of Media Journalists on Twitter: Lissted | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a tool that allows you to find and listen to reporters, journalists and bloggers in the area or on the topic that interests you the most, Lissted should be on your list.

 

"search for trusted print, broadcast or online sources; follow those who cover your industry or your area."

 

From TheNextWeb: "The press release distribution service RealWire has launched a new curation tool called Lissted. Its tagline is pretty self-explanatory: “Curating the media on Twitter.”


What it doesn’t say, though, is the size of its database (“the Lisst”), which includes over 10,000 journalists and growing.

 

As a matter of fact, media professionals can also request to be listed by linking their Twitter account and filling up a detailed sign-up form asking about their areas of interest and specialities.

 

...Lissted offers advanced search features; you can look for bloggers and journalists from all sorts of sectors or working for a specific media outlet in the region of your choice. Lissted will return detailed results, which includes Twitter accounts and Klout scores — and this search tool displays the first 100 results for free.


...

 

While some of these features are free as well for listed journalists, Lissted also offers advanced subscription plans targeted at PR and marketing professionals, which range from US$76 to US$232 a month (£49 to £149)."

 

Source: http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/06/25/lissted-helps-you-find-journalists-and-monitor-the-media-on-twitter/ ;

 

Pricing info: http://lissted.com/general/pricing ;

 

FAQ: http://lissted.com/general/faq ;

 

More info: http://lissted.com/ ;


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Curated Brand Magazine Sites Analyzed: Adobe’s CMO and Intel’s IQ

Curated Brand Magazine Sites Analyzed: Adobe’s CMO and Intel’s IQ | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Third article in a series analyzing great examples of curated content at work. This time is the turn of two great curated web magazines, Intel's recent IQ and Adobe's established CMO.com.

 

Excellent review and analysis by Justin Lambert on the Intigi blog.

 

If your company is considering taking on content curation these are definitely good examples to look at.

 

Good analysis. 8/10

 

Full article - Part 3: http://blog.intigi.com/lessons-learned-from-top-curating-sites-adobes-cmo-and-intels-iq/ ;

Part 1: http://blog.intigi.com/lessons-learned-from-top-curating-sites-techmeme-and-daringfireball/ ;

Part 2: http://blog.intigi.com/lessons-learned-from-top-curating-sites-the-huffington-post-and-the-drudge-report/  ;


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The Bastardization of the Term Curator and What Museum Curators Think of It

The Bastardization of the Term Curator and What Museum Curators Think of It | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Robin Good: "A throwdown about the term "curator"". This is the title that Suse Cairns gave to her recent article, in which she opens by writing: "Lately, questions about the bastardisation of the term curator have been emerging around the blogosphere.

 

The Hermitage Museum wrote An Open Letter to Everyone Using the Word ‘Curate’ Incorrectly on the Internet, and Digital Transformations recently asked whether DJs are curators, and vice versa.

 

Their opening volley caught my attention:

 

"The word ‘curator’ gets used liberally these days to talk about stuff people do on the web. But does that devalue the term?

 

Is there any way what someone does on Facebook is comparable to the years of training and knowledge which goes into curating collections in museums and galleries?"

 

I believe that if Suse Cairns had the opportunity to see the real work that goes into professional content or news curation, she would not hesitate an instant in recognizing how skilled and experienced a person must be, in several disciplines, to even consider attempting doing such a job.

 

On the other hand, I can't but agree with her colleagues who are pulling their hair in disgust when they see people proudly "picking" and republishing other people content "as is" while defining themselves as "curators".

 

I must also convene with her complaining colleagues that curation has little or nothing to do with personal expression and social sharing, two reputable and valuable activities, which can be carried out with similar tools, but which require very different skills and time, and which have very little in common beyond the immediate surface. 

 

If one does not look or pay attention at these small details it is very easy to get caught into misleading generalizations (content curation is useless, etc.).

 

I am actually pointing to this article, not so much for the good effort that Suse Cairns to reconciliate traditional museum curators with the new self-acclaimed content curators, but for the excellent series of comments that her short article did spark.

 

Among them, I have excerpted this little gem from Suse herself: "I’m reading Stephen E. Weil’s Rethinking the Museum, and there is a section that seems entirely appropriate to this discussion.

 

On page 53, Weil discusses the work of John Cotton Dana, and writes “In his 1917 book The New Museum, Dana urged that museums of the future make a special effort to attract the young and to interest them in making collections of their own – collections that they might ultimately share with the public. This development of the collecting habit, he wrote:


“...with its accompanying education of powers of observation, its training in handiwork, its tendency to arouse interests theretofore unsuspected even by those who possess them, its continuous suggestions toward good taste and refinement which lie in the process of installing even the most modest of collections, and its leaning towards sound civic interest through doing for one’s community a helpful thing – this work of securing the co-operation of boys and girls, making them useful while they are gaining their own pleasure and carrying on their own education, is one of the coming museum’s most promising fields.”"


With this idea in mind, maybe this idea of collecting or “curating” online – even if it were only simple list-making – can be seen as an interesting, useful and positive thing."

 

Inspiring. Sense-making. 9/10

 

Read the full article and ALL the comments here: http://museumgeek.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/a-throwdown-about-the-term-curator/ ;


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suse cairns's comment, October 13, 2012 3:05 AM
Hi Robin. I've held off on responding to this, but when it was rescooped today I decided that I would write in to chat about your interpretation of my initial post. It was not actually my original intention to "reconciliate traditional museum curators with the new self-acclaimed content curators", nor was I dismissing professional content "curation". Instead, I was speaking to the evolution in the nomenclature; to the fact that the word 'curator' is now being used widely beyond the borders of the museum sector, much to the chagrin of many within it. In fact, I was arguing that if people like yourself, professional content curators, want to use the term 'curator' to describe themselves, then that was a positive thing - something that not everyone in my sector would (or did) agree with. Your interpretation of my initial post is understandably coloured by your own perspective, but this also means you are reading into the discussion things that were not necessarily there.
Robin Good's comment, October 13, 2012 3:11 AM
Thanks Suse for your kind comments and for sharing your thoughts on this. As I have written there is plenty of good things you have written in your article, and our ability to understand and make meaning out of newly explored grounds like this one, is enriched by not having everyone agree and see things in the same way.

I am still thankful to your post which provided lots of valuable insight and some good sparks for extra discussion.
suse cairns's comment, October 14, 2012 3:32 AM
Fantastic to hear. One of the most enjoyable and interesting things about the Internet, I think, is the space it makes for conversation across all kinds of boundaries; sparks for discussion indeed. It's those new connections, across spaces, that open up room for new kinds of thinking and understanding.
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Clip Anything To Create Topic-Specific Educational Clipboards with eduClipper

Robin Good: EduClipper is a new educational curation platform allowing both teachers and students to clip just about any type of content from the web and to organize it into topic-specific clipboards.

 

Clipboards can be made "private" or public depending on your needs and both their individual content items as well as any full clipboard can be easily shared on all major social networks.

 

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Ken Morrison's comment, July 1, 2012 6:23 PM
I like that these will be seachable so that they can be shared. I'm excited to test drive this. I agree that it may be better than social bookmarking, because even a well-organized diggo tag will have things off topic or for some audiences because we all have different ideas of the meaning of a word used for tagging.
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An Open Infinite Canvas Where To Collect Anything You Want: Murally

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Mural.ly makes it particularly easy to search the web and to import any image, video or content clip you decide to use.

Presently in invitation beta.  

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If you’re concerned with furthering your career (and you should be), it’s time to switch over to a more professional network. We’ve shared 18 great reasons why you need to be spending your time on LinkedIn much more than Facebook, and we hope they motivate you to make a change for the better.

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If you’re looking for a summer job or internship, join the club! You and several million other college students. To stand apart from the competition and make the most of the 10-15 seconds that Human Resources give most resumes, here are some tips for how to get your resume noticed

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