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Curated Guidelines and Examples for Aggregating Content Professionally

Curated Guidelines and Examples for Aggregating Content Professionally | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:23 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Among the types of content curation that are broadly used, content aggregation has been one of the first and most popular approaches that has naturally sprung up.

Content aggregation itself can be carried out in many different ways, from a completely manual approach to a fully automated one, with many different shades in between.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these, and about how to aggregate content in the most ethical and professional fashion, I strongly suggest reading these two short articles written by two curation professionals:

http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2013/aggregation-and-curation-in-journalism/ ;
 http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;

  The first, by Mindy McAdams is a curated version of the second one which was published more than a year earlier by Steve Buttry. Together they do an excellent job of clarifying to the non-expert what curation and aggregation are all about.

 

The two articles offer clear guidelines, real-world examples and recommendations on how you can make content aggregation provide true additional value to both the content sources used and to the readers alike.

 

 

Recommended. 8/10

 

Original article: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;



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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:29 AM

A useful introduction to the mechanics of "curation"

Linda Allen's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:15 AM

Thank you for sharing Robin, excellent read and your insights

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How to Mind Map: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Mind Map: A Beginner’s Guide | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Mind Mapping is a visual information management tool that enables us to structure, organize, memorize, arrange, brainstorm and learn information in a highly specialized way...
These days mind mapping isn’t all about the map. It’s rather evolving into a visual information management tool that is transforming the way we think and work on a daily basis — bringing into perspective the critical importance of developing our visual thinking capacity.
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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:09 PM

A great guide with good tips and some examples.

Shailja Kaushik's curator insight, January 1, 2013 5:28 AM

Check out the ready to use mindmapping tool at http://www.24point0.com/ppt-shop/mindmap-editable-ppt-slides that will help you save time & effort, structure information, streamline work processes and enhance productivity. It can be used for managing projects or events, planning strategies, oganizing meetings, networking & research and development. 

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News Curation Best Practices for Journalists on Twitter

News Curation Best Practices for Journalists on Twitter | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
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Robin Good's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:38 PM


If you are a journalist and you are using Twitter to pick and share relevant news for your following, you may want to check out these straightforward suggestions on how to best manage your news curation process.


The Twitter blog team has analyzed back in September of last year, thousands of tweets from over 150 news companies and individual reporters, to distill which are the most important traits of good news curation.


In essence:

  • Tweet content related to your beat; live-tweet 

  • Use hashtags for context and @cite your sources

  • Share what you're reading with your Twitter followers

  • Use the Retweet button to curate



To the point. Useful. 8/10


Original article: http://blog.twitter.com/2012/09/best-practices-for-journalists.html


Additional resources at http://bit.ly/TwitterForNews  




Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, March 24, 2013 3:00 PM

Good help here for all.

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Five Good Guidelines for Content Curators from Joshua Merritt

Five Good Guidelines for Content Curators from Joshua Merritt | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to improve your content curation efforts, Joshua Merritt has published five useful guidelines to follow.

 

These include abandoning high frequency / high-volume practices, integrating your opinion whenever possible, researching deeper, citing sources and treating curation like original content production.

 

Joshua writes: "If two different people curate and distribute the same content (which happens every day times thousands), what makes the experience of your followers more valuable?


The answer doesn’t have to lie in a single piece of content, but it must lie in the story arch of the greater body of work, and the more you treat each item you curate as a diamond in the rough that needs some extra cutting and polishing to be ready for your audience, the better your content will perform and the more loyalty you will drive in your followers."

 

 

Rightful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.joshuamerritt.com/2012/09/20/if-curating-content-is-easy-youre-doing-it-wrong-5-tips-for-effective-content-curation/

 

 


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