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How To Ignite Your Online Community with Content Curation: Three Alternative Approaches

How To Ignite Your Online Community with Content Curation: Three Alternative Approaches | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

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Tom George's comment, March 15, 2013 7:44 AM
Robin I just watched Harlan Kilstein Interviews Robin Good on Curation. I want to say thank you. Thank you for your love of curation, your honesty and integrity. I imagined some of your references to parks and street people and I am someome who like you sees the much larger picture, but first we must set the stage. You are one of the best. If I could bestow the distinction of Master Curator on someone, you come to mind. Also looking forward to your university in the states, or in English I should say as I do not speak Italian.
Robin Good's comment, March 15, 2013 10:03 AM
Thank you Tom, for your very kind words.
Tom George's comment, March 16, 2013 7:55 AM
My pleasure Robin and thanks again.
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Pinterest - Why Should We Be Interested? [Infographic]

Pinterest - Why Should We Be Interested? [Infographic] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

 This infographic is visually packed with some good insights:

 

**tips and advice

**who is on Pinterest

**How is it being used

**Pros and cons

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

 


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Drive More Traffic To your Blog by Submitting News and Articles

Drive More Traffic To your Blog by Submitting News and Articles | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

After several experiments and tries, I finally did a setup for a community news section on FamousBloggers.net that I am satisfied with. So, I think it’s a good time to share this on the blog and announce the new Community News section for bloggers.

 

Also, I will give you some information on how I created the news section in case you are interested in implementing it on your own blog, however I won’t get deep into technical stuff, but I will point you to the right direction.

 

What is a Community News?

 

If you don’t know what community news section is, then let me give you a quick view…

 

The Community News section is a way of sharing knowledge, basically you have a section dedicated to receive links submissions from the community and publish it on your own blog. It’s so close to the idea of social bookmarking sites, but the technique and tools are different.

 

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/Az9c1p 


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You Are What You Curate: Why Pinterest is So Hot

You Are What You Curate: Why Pinterest is So Hot | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Om Malik for Gigaom

 

The author says "Pinterest is one of the hottest startups around these days and represents the latest buzzword in the Valley: curation".

 

Here's what you need to know:

 

2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don’t want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information,

 

**this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

My commentary:

 

 As a business person, I see tremendous value in Pinterest because as the title of this article suggests, what we post online tells a story about who we are, what we represent and shows a human side through our curated topics. This allows others who may be potential customers to find points of connection which is a great way to start a relationship. It also gives me a chance to listen by observation to what my audience wants at a deeper level. This is a great starting place and can lead to many opportunities that lie ahead.

 

Excerpt:

 

**platforms — YouTube, WordPress and Tumblr — have had more success, thanks to faster, cheaper broadband connections. Twitter and Facebook are the big winners of this sharing.

 

**Are thinking about building a product, evaluating a company or just wondering why early adopters are so crazy about Pinterest, Instagr.am or Quora?   

 

**we’re playing a role in a movie: edited, directed and starring us.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/wEnbpQ]


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Tom George's comment, January 12, 2012 6:36 AM
Nice one Jan, and nice topic by the way.
Mariusz Leś's comment, January 20, 2012 8:55 AM
I really don't know why Pinterest is so "hot". I use Fancy (thefancy.com) instead (it has an android app, that's why, nothing else).
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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta ...

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From Curator To Publisher: When The Community Becomes The Book Editor

From Curator To Publisher: When The Community Becomes The Book Editor | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

"Longreads crowdsources and curates its way to its first-ever ebook by pulling together the best long read articles from 2011 and making those into a commercial publication."

 

Megan Garber at The Atlantic has a great story on how an online community of long-form articles readers has moved its natural skill one step up by, making of its most valuable curated list, a commercial ebook.

 

From the article:

 

"At the end of last year, Longreads, one of the curators of lengthy, magazine-y stories that has sprung up to help fans of long-form journalism find great stuff online, released a list highlighting the top ten longreads of 2011.

 

The list included such savor-worthy pieces as Maria Bustillos' examination of David Foster Wallace's private self-help library, for The Awl; Jeff Wise's investigation into the crash of Air France 447, for Popular Mechanics; and Amy Harmon's exploration of adult autism, for The New York Times. The list was, in other words, fantastic.

 

Today, the list is taking a new form -- as an ebook, which is available for $6.99 on Amazon.

 

The folks at Longreads have licensed seven of the original collection's stories, working out a revenue sharing arrangement between the pieces' authors and the stories' original publishers to ensure that -- in vague IP-ese -- both content creators and rights-holders benefit from the book's sale."

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

Read the full story: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/when-a-web-community-becomes-a-book-publisher/251560/ 

 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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5 Hot Tips for Brands to Connect With Consumers on Pinterest

5 Hot Tips for Brands to Connect With Consumers on Pinterest | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Lauren Drell for American Express Open Forum -

 

 

Intro:

 

We've all been hearing a lot about Pinterest lately, so you're probably wondering whether you should take the plunge and create a profile for your company.

 

****We say you go for it, especially if women are your target consumers–70 percent of pinners are female.

 

**Pinterest has a highly engaged audience–a reported 3.3 million users logging more than 421 million page views–so there's plenty of opportunity for brands to flesh out pinboards and catch pinners' eyes.

 

"Join these brands' efforts of staying ahead of the social media curve by joining–and having fun with– Pinterest".

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

****Beyond pushing one's products, you also can use Pinterest as a way to convey your company culture–post pictures of the office, the mascot, people's cubicles, lunch breaks and office events. Fans are interested in these details, and this imagery helps to humanize the brand.

 

For a look at what some brands are already doing on Pinterest, check out the roundup below. Perhaps they'll inspire your own boards.

 

Here's just one brand example........

 

West Elm: The furniture brand posts images of various rooms–bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens–to inspire the interior designer in you. By showering you with beautiful homes, it gets you thinking about nesting without taking an overtly sales-y approach.

 

My commentary:

 

This article says 70% of pinners are female and that may be true for today but this is just the beginning and lots of men are starting to pin as well. I see all kinds of possibilities here for many brands aiming at women or men. Like I told people in 1994 when the web was just beginning and there weren't many people online, it's a good idea to put your stake in the ground now as it's evolving because this is going to be big!

 

I can speak from experience, Pinterest is amazing on so many levels. Think of it as a new restaurant, you don't just eat in one place do you? Don't put your social networking campaign in one or two baskets, get on board for a very interesting ride. Please feel free to comment or share any experiences you're having, would love to hear from you and follow you there too:-).

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/zqNGEy"


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Social Media A to Z Series: N is for Networks ~ 40+ Social Networks To Consider

Social Media A to Z Series: N is for Networks ~ 40+ Social Networks To Consider | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

I have noticed that when the topic of social network is raised, it usually turns to a discussion of Facebook. Granted it is the biggest player on the planet however it is not the only one.

 

Ok, at some point in the discussion it may get to Linkedin, Google Plus and Twitter (which by the way is a microblog not a network but it is so widely used it surfaces regardless of what topic is being discussed). The reality is, although these are the “Big Four”, there are so many to choose from and depending on “your fancy” or strategy you may want to develop a presence at other networks as a starting point.

 

Now that I have planted this seed in your thinking, where do you start? There are so many out there – really. So whatever your passion, go and find your network. If it doesn’t exist, hey create one!


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