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YouTube reinvents itself with massive relaunch focusing more on filtering and curation | GigaOM

YouTube reinvents itself with massive relaunch focusing more on filtering and curation | GigaOM | Technology in EducationTeaching and Learning | Scoop.it

YouTube is rolling out one of its most ambitious redesigns since its launch in 2006 this Thursday afternoon, putting channels front and center in an attempt to become the Internet’s answer to cable TV.

 

The new design features a completely revamped home page that focuses on a user’s video subscriptions and pulls in video recommendations from social networks like Facebook and Google+.

 

The pages of video publishers are also getting a significant face lift, emphasizing the notion of subscribing to channels and focusing more on filtering and curation. “Curators are going to be be really great for organizing this massive amount of content that YouTube has”.

 

Some of the highlights of the new design include:

- The overall design is closely aligned with the visual changes on other Google properties, including Google+ and GMail.
- The home page features a kind of activity stream that includes video uploads, likes and favorites, comments as well as announcements for upcoming live events.
- Users can pin up to ten of their favorite channels on YouTube’s homepage...

- Registered users will be able to choose from four default templates for their own channel pages...

 

[read full article http://j.mp/vzb8U5]


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17 Eye-Opening Examples of Content Visualization (Infographics)

17 Eye-Opening Examples of Content Visualization (Infographics) | Technology in EducationTeaching and Learning | Scoop.it

 This fascinating piece is by Pamela Vaughan from Hubspot Blog.

 

Another way to help people cope with information overload is by using visual content. Great tool for content curators after filtering, organizing, adding context is to break it up with pictures, graphics or infographics.

 

Intro:

 

Visualized content is popping up all over the web lately, and it's no surprise.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

"Does every piece of visual content you produce have to be as complex as a full-blown infographic? No way. And does every piece of visual content even have to highlight data? Negative.

 

****Sometimes the concept you're trying to explain just lends itself to a more visual representation, and these types of portrayals can often make the concept much easier to follow and understand by your audience. 

 

****the benefits of visual content are huge -- 

**it tends to be much more shareable and interesting

 

****visual content often gets spread more virally

 

****allowing you to extend the reach and effectiveness of your content.

 

What really caught my eye in the infographics:

 

I especially loved Social Media Transit Strategy and The Journey of A Tweet - what about you?

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Read more: [http://bit.ly/tSVVHz]


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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 20, 2011 12:21 PM
It is an really good article and your take is right on the money! Thanks for sharing on both levels.
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 12:36 PM
Shirley Williams
Thanks for your kind words, glad you liked it! It's always good to find a piece that has such rich content with visuals to match.