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Gooru

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Gooru lets students create their own PLE where they can store resources, collections, ask questions and follow courses. Mainly devoted to science... alpha stage.


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7 Educational YouTube Channels

7 Educational YouTube Channels | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Here are, in my opinion, some of the best YouTube channels where teachers can find good quality, relevant information to engage their students in the classroom.


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Bad News for Video Curation Startups: Magnify Gets Patent and Permission To Sue Video Curation Services

Bad News for Video Curation Startups: Magnify Gets Patent and Permission To Sue Video Curation Services | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Nonetheless Magnify.net founder Steven Rosenbaum states "“I believe in the freedom of innovation", his company has just been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,117,545 covering hosted video discovery and publishing platforms.

 

The patent description clearly covers any web-based service which allows you to create a topic-specific channel with manually or auto-curated video content.

 

Here the exact wording: "A hosted system provides any Internet user with the ability to quickly set up and customize a video channel, preferably as a web page or site that can be reached from any Internet-accessible device having a web browser.

 

The solution includes tools for use by channel site creators to customize the look, feel, and page design.

 

A particular web page or site may be associated with a given subject.

 

As used herein, a page or site that has such an association is sometimes referred to as “subject-specific...” 

 

I don't know what's your take on this, but I personally don't see this as good news for curation and video curation startups, who are presently innovating in this space (like Blinkx, Redux, Chill, Vodpod, Magma, Yokto, Shufflr, Griddeo, Shortform, Mixd.tv, Embedr, Plizy, Vidcaster, Yubby, and many others).

 

Patents, whether in the hands of large or small players are the antithesis of open innovation and it is for me difficult to support who in the name of a better future, choses to utilize the means of his worst enemies to achieve its business ends. 

 

While Magnify.net investors may indeed pretty happy about this, I am not.

 

Worrysome. 4/10 (Pass this news on)

 

Full story: http://www.betabeat.com/2012/02/14/magnify-magnify-net-patent-video-discovery-publishing-platform-steve-rosenbaum-02142012/ 


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Metta's comment, December 28, 2013 2:43 PM
I wonder why the original article on BetaBeat hasn't been shared by anyone.
Robin Good's comment, December 28, 2013 6:26 PM
Here's the cherry on the cake: http://www.quora.com/Copyright-Law/Is-content-curation-just-another-form-of-freeriding-on-copyrighted-work-If-not-on-what-basis/answer/Steve-Rosenbaum
Metta's comment, January 1, 2014 9:53 AM
What does he mean by 'economic rules'? <br>Fortunately, it seems they did not sue any of the companies so far.
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If It's Easy and Takes No Time, Maybe It's Not Curation: It's Noise Generation (Call It Republishing If You Wish)

If It's Easy and Takes No Time, Maybe It's Not Curation: It's Noise Generation (Call It Republishing If You Wish) | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Amber Naslund, at Brass Tack Thinking blog, has a great article touching on the importance of curation and on the danger of easily selling personal self-expression and serendipitous re-sharing of other people's content with true content curation.

 

And she is so damn right about this.

 

 

Here a few key highlights from her article:

 

" 1) To me – and by definition – curation requires conscious thought with the purpose of adding value, context, or perspective to a collection of things.

 

It’s deliberate work, gathering things together for a reason and lending a keen editing eye to those assets, whether it be pieces of art or pieces of writing.

 

...

 

2) Turning your Twitter feed into a clockwork-scheduled stream of all the stuff you find in your RSS feed is not curation, it’s distribution.

 

And since collecting and redistributing content is arguably easier than creating it, everyone does it.

 

Which serves to create a great deal of noise, and as we’ve lamented for some time now, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff and home in on information resources that are consistently valuable, and favor mindful selection and sharing over optimizing a feed to populate a bunch of links and drive traffic or gain fans and followers.

 

 

3) Can curation be accomplished online? I think so.

 

But it’s rarely what we actually see happening when we immerse ourselves in social networks, and it’s not what we’re doing when we click the “share” button over and over again.

 

...

 

4) The business case for curating content has long been that you can become an expert resource for others, a trusted source of information or expertise that sets you apart.

 

But becoming a trusted source of information implies a willingness and ability to apply filters, to have exacting standards, to discern the good from the simply popular, the valuable from the gimmicked and hyped.

 

Which requires work. A lot of it.

 

Not just an app and the ability to put your collection and distribution on autopilot."

 

 

Thank you Amber, you are so damn right. 

 

Insightful. 9/10


Full article: http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012/02/curation-saturation-and-why-we-might-need-information-friction-after-all/  

 

(Image credit: http://Streetfilms.org


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Marc Lucas's comment, February 17, 2012 12:47 AM
Guilty as charged, I should know better, I preach from the gospel of adding value! Thank you for the nudge towards addressing my own case of "builders' syndrome" (Customers get great new extensions, kitchen refits and bedroom refurbishments but Chez Builder remains in sore need of some redecorating, new gutters and more!). Thanks, Robin.
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The Future of Retail Will be Curated: 13 Sites That Help You Discover What Other People Like

The Future of Retail Will be Curated: 13 Sites That Help You Discover What Other People Like | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

From the article: "What retailers need to understand is that there is no direct path to online consumer sales.

 

Consumers desire to broadcast and share their lives, and their web behaviors therefore strike out on a non-linear path to purchase.

 

The whole concept of social commerce is now realizing that every platform and network is a potential lead for an online sale.

 

Social discovery platforms are developing cult followings because they allow users to establish their authority in a certain subject area and to showcase their ability to create inspirational collections of products, items and even destinations.

 

Simple self-expression through the curation of products should be considered every retailer’s dream.

 

As a retailer, all you have to do is supply images and ideas in a way that’s accessible to the online user/consumer and sparks their desire to do all this work for you.

 

In one swift addition to a consumer “pin, post or add,” retailers can build brand awareness, increase online engagement and create direct links to product pages that lead to purchase conversions.

 

...

 

The future of e-commerce, search, social marketing are now tied to consumers attempting to curate experiences that represent their personalities."

 

Find also in this excellent article by Macala Wright thirteen product curation sites reviewed.

 

Very good. 8/10

 

Full article: http://fashionablymarketing.me/2012/02/social-discovery-product-curation/ 


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Intelligent Visual Bookmarking: Collect - Organize - Access - Retain with Mind iT

Intelligent Visual Bookmarking: Collect - Organize - Access - Retain with Mind iT | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Mind IT is a free online graphical bookmark manager, uses mind map techniques for rapid bookmark management and access.

 

Get started in 3 easy steps:

1. Create a user account here
2. Install the browser add-on (big orange button to your right)
3. Create your first linkmap here (to learn more about linkmaps, see below)

To view your list of linkmaps, press on the "My Maps" button on the MindiT menu.

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"MindiT is a free online graphical bookmark manager. ...specifically designed MindiT to promote rapid collection, management, and access to online information."

 

To learn more, check out the short video tutorial

 

The common trait to all the tasks above: they all require massive online research.

This is where MindiT comes in.

Collect - Organize - Access - Retain

MindiT is built on the premise that a clean, concise, colorful graphical representation of bookmarks is much more intuitive and useful than the standard list or tree based solutions commonly available.

 

More info: http://www.mindit-bookmarking.com/  


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THe History of Text Messaging [Infographic]

THe History of Text Messaging [Infographic] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

It’s hard to believe but it has been just over 19 years since the first text message was sent from a computer to a mobile phone, and 18 years since the first phones were produced that allowed people to send text messages to one another.  

 

With text messaging, language has evolved as well. Who hasn’t heard of LOL, a word which has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (and which doesn’t mean Lots of Love, as some people think). The concept of “sexting” has also given rise to its own phone language


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Facebook Timeline for Brands Coming Later This Month [REPORT]

Facebook Timeline for Brands Coming Later This Month [REPORT] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Facebook is planning to make its new Timeline format available for brands later this month, according to a report.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Scoop.it for Content Curation

A Comprehensive Guide to Scoop.it for Content Curation | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Content curation, on the other hand, is much like museum curation. The objects in a museum have value, for whatever reason – historical and artistic beauty are just two I can think of off the top of my head. These objects are carefully displayed, carefully picked over – less than half of what comes in to museums actually gets shown for public consumption.


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The State of Digital Education [INFOGRAPHIC] | kevin CORBETT

The State of Digital Education [INFOGRAPHIC] | kevin CORBETT | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Teachers are embracing online learning tools: 93 percent believe online tools improve performance and 95 percent believe that online tools help to engage students.
The education community is already adopting new technologies which will work together to result in more effective learning solutions, including game-based learning, learning analytics, cloud computing, personalized learning environments, and open content.


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New World Notes: How Kids Could Benefit From Using a Safe Version of SL

New World Notes: How Kids Could Benefit From Using a Safe Version of SL | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Dennis Shiao explains why his third grader loves to play Second Life. No, not Second Life online, but a non-online version of SL that Linden Lab developed years ago for the San Jose Tech museum, specifically for kids.

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KAZAKY - LOVE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/SYVOKONDOTCOM TWITTER: @SY_VO_KON Kazaky on iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-the-middle/id428828336 Music video ...
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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Flipped Classroom is an inverted method of instruction where teaching and learning take place online outside of the class while homework is done in the classroom. Advocators of this approach believe that this is the ideal method of instruction in our digital age. They basically build their judgement on the following facts


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Reduced, Relevant and Reliable: Three Characterizing Traits of Great Curation

Reduced, Relevant and Reliable: Three Characterizing Traits of Great Curation | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Jim Love, writes on his blog "Change the Game", a long article about curation and its reason d'etre.

 

Interesting thoughts overall, but the most valuable part, is in a few paragraphs, that distill clearly three important characterizing traits for quality curation.

Here is the part that caught my attention:

"Curation is a a filter.

 

An intelligent agent goes through the volume and the clutter and brings us a distilled version, reduced to it’s essence.

 

Great curation does three things. I call them the “3 Rs” - short for reduced, relevant and reliable.

 

Curation reduces the volume information from a particular domain to make it more manageable. It distills things to their essence.

 

It ensures that the information is relevant. Does it fit our interests and our needs? This is more difficult than it seems. Especially where the topic is new or unfamiliar we don’t always know what is valuable or how to describe it. It can also be intensely personal. We all have slightly different levels of need and the nuances of those needs are sometimes subtle.

 

Lastly, information must be reliable. Accuracy is critical and in the current world, difficult to establish. Is the story correct? Is the source reliable?" 

 

Rightful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://changethegame.ca/2012/02/05/cutting-through-the-clutter-curation-and-the-new-3-rs-of-content/ 


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Curation, Just Like PKM, Is About Adding Value To Help Sense-Making | Harold Jarche

Curation, Just Like PKM, Is About Adding Value To Help Sense-Making | Harold Jarche | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

"...I want to point out that people with better PKM skills, an ability to create higher value information, and a willingness to share it, will become more valued members (nodes) in their professional networks." (Harold Jarche)

 

Robin Good: In this short article analyzing the PKM (personal knowledge management) process it is interesting to note the strong affinity it has with curation.

 

"The critical part of PKM is in personalizing information and experience, or to use a business term, adding value.

 

Ross Dawson shows five ways to add value to information (my examples/descriptions follow):

 

1) Filtering (separating signal from noise, based on some criteria)

 

2) Validation (ensuring that information is reliable, current or supported by research)

 

3) Synthesis (describing patterns, trends or flows in large amounts of information)

 

4) Presentation (making information understandable through visualization or logical presentation)

 

5) Customization (describing information in context)."

 

More info and examples presented in the article do not seem to include yet the appearance of a trusted news curator as a means to develop such PKM, which although is defined as "an individually created process", it could rely in the near future not just on tools, but also on the filtering and curation work of other humans.

 

Or not?

Thoughtful. 8/10. 

 

Full article: http://www.jarche.com/2010/03/sense-making/ 


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CBT Feeds's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:20 AM

Very interesting.

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:35 PM

Not only is this an interesting insight to better understand how people can add value but this is also applicable for libraries and museums

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A Curated Visual Interactive View of Yahoo! Daily Data: CORE

A Curated Visual Interactive View of Yahoo! Daily Data: CORE | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

The Yahoo!'s Content Optimization and Relevance Engine (C.O.R.E.) creates 13 million story combinations a day on Yahoo!'s home page. Check out this data visualization: http://visualize.yahoo.com and explore what readers in different age and demographics groups, or with different interests or locations are reading on Yahoo.

 

A great interactive visualization example that show how curating existing data and presenting it in an accessible and interactive way can create extra value.

 

Check it out: http://beta.visualize.yahoo.com/core/ 


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Curate Your Own Video Board: Chill Is The New Pinterest for Video

Robin Good: Chill, the video sharing and discovery site, has just introduced a new feature that allows anyone to clip and share, on a Pinterest-like thematic board, all of the video clips he finds on the web.

 

The new Chill bookmarklet works very much like the Pinterest one. When you click it, a page shows you all of the video clips found in that page and offers you to clip and "post" the one you want, with your comments. 

 

It's as easy as that.

 

The generated "curated" Chill video boards are easy to scan and browse, though, in my view, a great boon would be the ability to check a few of those videos and to click a play button that plays them full screen back to back. This way I have the best of curated content, my own selection, and the final lay-back and watch gratification option. 

 

Very promising. 

 

Go try it out now: http://chill.com/bookmarklet 


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Are These the Best Ad Campaigns of All Time? [Infographic]

Are These the Best Ad Campaigns of All Time? [Infographic] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

The best ad campaigns of all time. 


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How to Convert a Facebook Personal Profile to a Fan Page

How to Convert a Facebook Personal Profile to a Fan Page | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Maybe some of you have wondered whether this approach was possible and if so, how to go about it, here is the guide that should put you on the right track. [note MG]

 

After reading Mike Sansone’s blog about how he was inspired by my act to leave Facebook, but chose to convert his personal page to a fan page instead of deletion, I was inspired to create this how-to do it post. Facebook has what they call a “help section” on this, but as usual, it’s completely unhelpful. Before I dive into the few steps it takes to do this, see what you think (left):


So, as you can see, it never really answers the question on how to convert my personal account to a Facebook page. I don’t know about you but Help sections on websites that don’t actually answer the question, I find quite frustrating.

 

Anyway, enough of my rant, here’s how you do it

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/x0t3pO


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Why is Content Good for SEO [Infographic]

Why is Content Good for SEO [Infographic] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

An informative graph. Read also this blog post on Brafton that explores each part of the infographic. A great read and a great reminder of the importance of qualitative content not only to attract your audience but to be a must resource, easy to find.

 

"The power of content for SEO is clear, as 92 percent of marketers cite content creation as effective for search engine optimization. In MarketingSherpa’s latest Search Marketing Benchmark report, content came out a winner, named a top-performing strategy by survey respondents."

 

Again, be an amazing curator, push valuable content. The rest will follow naturally.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:42 PM

The case for content marketing - in particular for SEO in a nice infogrpahic. Interesting to note that 44% of B2B Content Marketers found a positive impact of social on SEO.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:52 PM

Learn how content builds better SEO.

Kishore Daswani's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:03 AM

SEO has greatly transformed from traditional link-building to more intelligent content publishing. Semantic search is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.


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How Technology Could Improve Personalized Learning

How Technology Could Improve Personalized Learning | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Mark Twain had a famous saying : “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Personalized learning isn’t a new idea, but it seems school systems always perform poor in this demand. Hopefully digital learning could help facilitate this goal if we care to work it out.


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10 Apps for Finding Apps

10 Apps for Finding Apps | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Before you waste any more of your company’s time trolling through iTunes or the Android Marketplace (you know you do it), check these apps for finding apps first.
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Photos of + arte - minas | Facebook

Photos of + arte - minas | Facebook | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

+ arte - minas
O movimento Estatuísmo, mais conhecido como estátuas vivas vem crescendo no mundo, se espalhando como um movimento artístico contemporâneo, e vem ganhando espaço no mercado e na mídia. Muito usado hoje pela industria cultural em eventos e festas, como intervenção performance ou recepção.
Esse movimento nasce nas ruas de vários países por volta do fim dos anos 80 e inicio dos anos 90, e ganha sua individualidade, características estéticas e sociais, de seu tempo. Quer saber mais?
www.wix.com/estatuismo/art ou
http://www.artestatuismo.blogspot.com/

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