Watch this great interview of Guillaume Decugis, Scoop.it's CEO, exploring the curation trend beyond the buzzword, the necessity for brand to become media, the power of publishing relevant content and how the Scoop.it team conceived the mobile app. Curation is your mass weapon of attention when you don't have a Robert Scoble in house! Enjoy the interview.
That’s the quest and challenge we wanted to take this year : during these 4 days of craziness, let’s try to keep the best and find what drives the festival’s heart and excitement this year?
We came up with an obvious solution. Scoop.it is now a powerful publishing platform where your trusted community of curators lead you to what you should take time to read, explore and share. We collectively have millions of readers, because they know that is the place where you find and interact with publishers who talk on what matter for you and for them.
SXSW matters and we are glad to invite you to read our magazine asking the question that deserves our attention : What is SXSW’s favorite topic this year?
To answer, Guillaume and I will cover the festival every day, meet key voices from the tech world, publish videos interviews, pictures and interesting articles representing for us the best to make sense of the festival.
"Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to think of my role as a teacher as that of a curator of ideas" says Corinne Weisgerber who teaches Social Media and Communication at St Edwards Unniversity in Austin, TX (if you haven't yet, check out her great prez here).
As she explained in this post, the Curation Project was about getting her students "to set up a network of online mentors using social media tools" and "to identify experts in their field and connect with them in order to build a personal learning network (PLN)."
The idea behing the PNL is to help them discover valuable information through social search that they wouldn't have discovered otherwise.
Interesting project and read.
And great work by the students who used various curation platforms for the project, including Storify and Scoop.it (links in the post)
"My top three preferred platforms for sourcing and sorting through qualified curators and their content are Twitter, Scoop.it and Google Plus" says Debra Askanase on the Socialbrite blog.
It's interesting to read how she explains her daily routine with Scoop.it which involved both publishing and following topics she has a professional interest in. "If you have only 30 minutes each day to read the latest news in your industry, start with Scoop.it; it serves up the newest information in a very readable format."
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"When I started my Scoop.it! magazines, my strategy included never just posting a link – anything posted to the site was required to include at least a one sentence intro which contained my perspective on the article. This allowed my reference thoughts to be combined with the link to the article and away I went."
StartUp Live is a new site founded by Arabella Santiago, also TechWeek's Executive Producer. StartUp Live covers startups in Silicon Valley with an interesting approach by mixing curated and self-produced videos. They launched at SxSW last week.
This is an interview I did with Arabella a few weeks ago (in preparation for this launch) where we discussed Entrepreneurship, my background with Musiwave (my previous startup now part of Microsoft) and the story that led to Scoop.it.
Arabella Santiago is the founder of Startup Live and the Executive Director of the TechWeek conference in Chicago where I'm speaking in a few months. We had a discussion on the role of curation as an expression form in Austin at SxSWi a few weeks ago and we also touched upon the topic of the coming TechWeek session which is about the trend of remixing content to create something new: "No one wants to be duplicating content, but if you quote content and you put content in context then you can create something which has higher value than the original.
It's something we have gotten used to in Music with DJ's and rappers sampling and remixing songs but that the Web makes possible for everyone to do with any form of content. Having been a music entrepreneur before, I like this analogy and I think it shows quite well how a whole creativity potential can be unleashed by new tools and platforms.
"Scoop.it allows us to keep a visual collection of the stories that hold our interest. You might compare it to Pinterest in some ways but for me, it’s so much more. You get to shine the spotlight on your favorite images but more importantly – you can gather snippets of information in an organized collection based on your topic of interests. Curating a topic helps build your authority and helps keep you focused. There are some added benefits that you’ll learn more about in this post (and in the video)"
Gary of G Social Media explains why - among the variety of content curation tools - he has chosen to focus on StumbleUpon, Trap.it and Scoop.it. He details the way they complement each other and as he puts it how they "have proven value to me and that I am personally comfortable with."
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