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Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome

Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome | Stretching our comfort zone |


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a must have :)

Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 2014 4:58 PM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 2014 4:58 PM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 31, 2014 5:01 PM

Para multitaskers compulsivos, como yo, tener 100 pestañas abiertas a la vez es inevitable, con la consecuente ralentización del ordenador.
De momento sólo existe para Chrome, pero esta herramienta es la solución definitiva!

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Stretching our comfort zone |
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.


"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."

Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:21 AM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:52 PM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."


This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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WordPress Curation Workflow, Resources and Tips from Nathan Weller

WordPress Curation Workflow, Resources and Tips from Nathan Weller | Stretching our comfort zone |

Via Robin Good
Robin Martin's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:30 PM

Working on our first WP site...integrating a blog, publish newsletter w/MailChimp...thanks for the info! Learn learn learn!

Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 3:30 PM
Thank you so much Robin! This is good stuff!
Regina Torres's curator insight, January 24, 2014 3:39 PM

Nathan Weller alude al uso de dos bookmarklets para curar contenidos. Se trata de Feedly y Tabcloud, herramientas interesantes que sirven para curar contenidos. Y es que no necesitamos un pluggin increíble para curar contenidos en nuestro Wordpress, sino que estos bookmarklets pueden hacer la misma función incluso de una manera más eficaz.

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Créer un, un outil de curation - Mode d'emploi

Un des meilleurs tutos qu'il m'a été donné de voir... En plus il s'agit de, alors...

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Agnès Grisard's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:39 PM

malgré une interface qui a évolué depuis la création de ces diapos, on s'y retrouve car chaque point est détaillé

Gilles Le Page's comment, May 6, 2013 3:06 PM
Merci Agnès : je dois refaire les dias, ...mais je n'ai pas encore trouvé pas le temps :-)
Agnès Grisard's comment, May 6, 2013 3:12 PM
En effet le facteur temps est une difficulté pour garder des supports "up to date"...
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The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion

The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion | Stretching our comfort zone |

"News sources can't just give us the facts. They must tell us what those facts mean."

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:55 PM

Here's a refreshing look at the future of news that highlights the importance of going deeper into creating value for readers by providing more focus, relevance, context and opinion.

These are the characters that properly define what we now refer to as "curation" when it comes to content and news.

The following passages, extracted from the book, The News: A User's Manual, are by Alain de Botton, and have been excerpted from a lengthy article on The Week entitled "The Future of News".

"News organizations are coy about admitting that what they present us with each day are minuscule extracts of narratives whose true shape and logic can generally only emerge from a perspective of months or even years — and that it would hence often be wiser to hear the story in chapters rather than snatched sentences.

They [news organizations] are institutionally committed to implying that it is inevitably better to have a shaky and partial grasp of a subject this minute than to wait for a more secure and comprehensive understanding somewhere down the line.


We need news organizations to help our curiosity by signaling how their stories fit into the larger themes on which a sincere capacity for interest depends.

To grow interested in any piece of information, we need somewhere to "put" it, which means some way of connecting it to an issue we already know how to care about.

A section of the human brain might be pictured as a library in which information is shelved under certain fundamental categories. Most of what we hear about day to day easily signals where in the stacks it should go and gets immediately and unconsciously filed.

... the stranger or the smaller stories become, the harder the shelving process grows. What we colloquially call "feeling bored" is just the mind, acting out of a self-preserving reflex, ejecting information it has despaired of knowing where to place.

...We might need help in transporting such orphaned pieces of information to the stacks that would most appropriately reveal their logic. is news organizations to take on some of this librarian's work. It is for them to give us a sense of the larger headings under which minor incidents belong."


The call for understanding how much greater value can be provided by curating news and information in depth, rather than by following the shallow, buzzy and viral path beaten by HuffPo, Buzzfeed and the rest of the gang, is clear.

But beyond context and depth, real value can only be added if we accept the fact that going beyond the classic "objective fact reporting", by adding opinion and bias in a transparent fashion, can actually provide greater value in many ways, as Alain de Botton clearly explains:

"Unfortunately for our levels of engagement, there is a prejudice at large within many news organizations that the most prestigious aspect of journalism is the dispassionate and neutral presentation of "facts."


The problem with facts is that there is nowadays no shortage of sound examples. The issue is not that we need more of them, but that we don't know what to do with the ones we have...

...But what do these things actually mean? How are they related to the central questions of political life? What can they help us to understand?

...The opposite of facts is bias. In serious journalistic quarters, bias has a very bad name. It is synonymous with malevolent agendas, lies, and authoritarian attempts to deny audiences the freedom to make up their own minds.

Yet we should perhaps be more generous toward bias.

In its pure form, a bias simply indicates a method of evaluating events that is guided by a coherent underlying thesis about human functioning and flourishing.

It is a pair of lenses that slide over reality and aim to bring it more clearly into focus.

Bias strives to explain what events mean and introduces a scale of values by which to judge ideas and events. It seems excessive to try to escape from bias per se; the task is rather to find ways to alight on its more reliable and fruitful examples. 

There are countless worthy lenses to slide between ourselves and the world." 

Overall, these ideas offer a truly refreshing look at the future of news and at the relevance that context and opinion could play in transforming this medium from a vehicle of mass distraction to one of focused learning and understanding for those interested. 

Must read. Rightful. Insightful. 9/10

Full article: 

Reading time: 10':20"

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 25, 2014 7:36 PM

El futuro de las Noticias no es sobre los Hechos, sino sobre contexto, relevancia y opinión.

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:12 AM


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Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool

Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool | Stretching our comfort zone |



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Andreas Kuswara's comment, June 12, 2013 2:22 AM
I supposed twitter can be used or any tool can be used for anything,but some tools are made with certain intended affordance by the creator that would make the tool less effective for certain functions. curation in a way is capturing things void of time (i probably drawing too much from museum), while twitter is fast pace timeline of interactive (or one way) discourse.... they seems to be inherently different.

i'm just automatically sceptical when 'one tool can be use for all' theme appear. but it is an interesting suggestion.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 12, 2013 2:33 AM
Many people learn one tool and then move on to others. I like to analyze each and use the best features of that particular 2.0 project. I use twitter as a push tool to share info for the most part.
Ali Anani's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:18 AM
The right way to write
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Test and Assess – be a curator!

Test and Assess – be a curator! | Stretching our comfort zone |
A key component to this process, which is tied directly into active assessment strategies, is synthesizing or making sense of the information gathered. Sense making can be writing a blog post using the links (like this post) or summarizing the key points in a presentation. Gathering and collecting specific content points is the beginning, and creating the theme is where an individual demonstrates their analysis and evaluation of the content included in a post or presentation shared. Kanter wrote, “Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.”   

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:15 PM

This article will help you understand how curating relates to both Bloom's taxonomy and the Engagement Pyramid proposed by Charlene Li and Jeremiah Owyang.

For those who must plan to standards, this article will give you great theoretical backing for teaching and using curation in your classroom. 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, December 27, 2012 10:19 PM

I agree. Education used to be about finding the information. With potential access to everything now, the focus should be on making sense of it and finding connections, drawing correlations and making conclusions - to become thinkers.