Blogs still have the reputation for being echo-chambers. For some time now, commentary has migrated to social networks. Yet a comment on a blog post is still important if you're loking for inbound links and brand visiblity. Or just wish to be human.
Robin Good: Slices is a news discovery app that allows you to find the news that interest you by "slicing" the Twitter timeline into topic-specific categories, making it much easier to find what you are looking for.
From Pandodaily official review: "Slices offers 21 searchable categories – humor, technology, sports, and so on – that lead you to people and lists to follow. Included among those top-level categories is the “Live Events” option, which allows you to select an event – a football match, say, or a TV show – and follow Tweets from a curated list.
Also of note: "...it synchronizes between mobile devices and the Slices website (slices.me), which means it knows which Tweets you’ve already read, no matter where you access it from.
...The “Timeline Slicer” also outdoes Twitter’s Lists as a way to organize the people you follow into specific categories. They’re easier to set up and easier to access, ..."
Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. This is really worth watching, if you are starting to look over your shoulder ever time you click, browse, access, like, link and navigate your way around the 'open', 'free', social web.
Most people don’t remember this, but Google had a social network that predated Google+. In fact, Google’s social network launched a few months before TheFacebook launched as a Harvard-only site. Google’s social network was called: Orkut.
Twitter is still my research tool of choice, because of its deep mining of real time content. It is the true precursor of the content curation tools that are becoming indispensible to those of us who have to deal with 'noise' on a regular basis, and find some way of making sense of it.
This article implies RSS is dead. I don't think it is, judging by my use of NetVibes. But the article does have a point about grazing Twitter for a fix of real time feeds of intelligence, among the noise.
In 2012, the work of Morozov, Curran & Fenton and Dean resonates more than the old, enthusiastic, trusted Shirky and Jenkins. Online, we seem to be in this reflexive micro-bubble – the watchers-watched; entertaining-entertained; seemingly free but always for profit for someone with every click, like, browse, hyperlink.
Apple has not entered into any formal discussion to buy a stake in Twitter in the recent past. On Friday last week, it had been reported that the tech giant was in the process of acquiring a stake in the twitter.
If people are trying to influence a conversation to ensure their message resonates throughout their target audience it is essential that they target the right people, at the right time in the right manner. Too often people only focus on who are the right people but haven’t access to the right tools to engage.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.