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Social Networks: The impact of Facebook on our identity and everyday lives | CommUnity: Online Conference on Networks and Communities 2012

today’s world the Internet has become a significant and reliable part of our everyday lives. It has opened up opportunities for people to connect with one another all over the world and engage in social communication. Boyd and Ellision (2007) defined social networking sites as web-based services that allow individuals to construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with who they share, connect, view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. Today our virtual world clashes with our real world. Social networks allow us to change our identity, such Facebook. In this paper I will argue that Facebook has radically changed certain aspects of identities online and the way people connect in their everyday lives. I will demonstrate the downside with Facebook when changing your identity online and how it can affect people.
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Employers’ Social Media Policies Come Under Regulatory Scrutiny

Employers’ Social Media Policies Come Under Regulatory Scrutiny | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
Federal regulators are ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what workers can say online.
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Interesting analysis of restriction of social media at the workplace

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Three Reasons to Watch Interest-Based Social Networks in 2013

Three Reasons to Watch Interest-Based Social Networks in 2013 | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
Brands have some new marketing opportunities as interest-based networks grow and add more mobile features.

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Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator

Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's comment, December 22, 2012 10:50 AM
love the term link spraying
Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 22, 2012 10:51 AM

Robin has curated list of definitions for content curation.  new term link spraying

Eric Moran's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:50 PM

Common misconception about content curation is that everything is automated . This article does a great job explaining the human element involved in curating content. It also shares some bad habits people pick up from the unintentional convenience of automated tools.

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Social Networks: The impact of Facebook on our identity and everyday lives | CommUnity: Online Conference on Networks and Communities 2012

today’s world the Internet has become a significant and reliable part of our everyday lives. It has opened up opportunities for people to connect with one another all over the world and engage in social communication. Boyd and Ellision (2007) defined social networking sites as web-based services that allow individuals to construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with who they share, connect, view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. Today our virtual world clashes with our real world. Social networks allow us to change our identity, such Facebook. In this paper I will argue that Facebook has radically changed certain aspects of identities online and the way people connect in their everyday lives. I will demonstrate the downside with Facebook when changing your identity online and how it can affect people.
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Books and Boots

Books and Boots | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
Nikolas got me interested in a dating site. Or maybe matchmaking site might be more accurate. It uses the answers to hundreds of questions to generate possible matches for you among the registered ...
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Content Rediscovery: Categorize and Unearth Everything You Have Published with Recollect

Content Rediscovery: Categorize and Unearth Everything You Have Published with Recollect | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the original review on Mashable: "Recollect solves two problems at once by providing a simple tool to archive your online data and search through it later to re-discover your old posts.

 

The more information we share, the harder it can be to find any particular post later on and the more we have to lose if any of these networks ever disappear.

 

With Recollect, users can archive posts shared on Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Foursquare – along with any comments on those posts from other users — and download a Zip file of all that data at any time. Prices for the service range from $6/month for 5,000 archived photos, one monthly data download and one account per social network, to a premium $24/month account that covers 50,000 archived photos, weekly downloads and up to 5 accounts per website. There is also an option to try out the service for 30 days, which gives users the ability to archive and download all their online data once for free.

 

For the beta release, the team decided to narrow their focus to working with just the four social networks mentioned above and building a set of four key features into the service, including the ability to archive posts, download data, browse through the archive and search for specific keywords.

 

Recollect offers a novel solution to what we might call the re-discovery problem — helping users categorize and unearth their treasure trove of old posts.

 

The team hopes to continue improving on Recollect by building what Martin describes as a more “intelligent archive,” which will offer additional options for browsing and discovering older content.

 

The group also plans to incorporate more social networks into Recollect, including Facebook..."

 

Full article: http://mashable.com/2012/11/10/recollect/

 

Try it out now: http://recollect.com

 


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Keeping Track

Keeping Track | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
“No, no, it was all too staged.” Lydia said. “Real death scenes are more banal. Or messier. And rarely so poignant.” She was talking about the exhibition of photographs of abandoned apartments we h...
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Clipped Art

Clipped Art | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
Richard Ziegler was a little known German-born artist who had the unusual distinction of having had his first solo exhibition at the age of 94. As a young artist in the Weimar Republic, Ziegler had...
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Personal Branding: Self-Presentation or Self-Packaging?

Personal branding happens in many ways and many places. It is a dynamic process that you start and maintain, but never completely walk away from.
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Stefanos Christoforos's comment, January 24, 2013 10:49 AM
Yes, I think the idea of constructing a narrative fits, though it's a somewhat unorthodox one with overlapping and at times mutually antagonistic (or at least not happily compatible) audiences.
Themis Kaniklidou's comment, February 12, 2013 4:35 PM
I am feeling haunted lately by how being ordinary is more radical than its opposite.http://continuo.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/susan-sontag-debriefing/
Themis Kaniklidou's comment, February 14, 2013 12:36 PM
collect or re-collect oneself, something like re-remembering one's pieces of the self
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Twitter / Identity_Brand: Rain or shine were always on ...

“@Identity_Brand: Rain or shine were always on the grind http://t.co/u4Rmm9Ue”; sick photo 
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Nielsen | Social Media Report 2012

Nielsen | Social Media Report 2012 | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

The steady and pervasive growth of social media. Lots of statistics here if you like to look at the numbers, from number of people using the different social networks, to how long they spend on-line.  


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What Great Curators Think Good Curation Is [Video]

 

 


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OMP Digital's curator insight, January 3, 2013 11:44 AM

This video is to be watched by all interested in curation. As curation and creatively becomes a much in demand skill, how can those content marketers looking for that easy share produce more content in less time? Well this video shall aim to answer that along with other inspiring ideas

IdeaEncore's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:49 PM

Scott: Very helpful to see the subtlty of variations on curation

 

Robin:This is an oustandingly good video about "curation". After nine months from its first appearance, it undoubtedly deserves a second pass on my newsradar here, as I think this is a clip that, in less than three minutes, can do a good job to explain what curation really is to anyone not familiar with it. 

 

I find this video clip such a marvellous piece of inspiring content that I have decided to post it again, giving the opportunity to you - if you haven't seen it yet - to look at curation with eyes distant light-years from those of the content marketer looking for easy shortcuts to produce more content in less time, - and if you have seen it already - to look at it again and to pause and think about how you are going to take up and make yours some of the inspiring ideas shared in this clip.

 

Asking yourself more questions about how you curate and for what final purpose you do it, can only be a healthy exercise in refining this much in-demand skill.

 

 

To be watched by anyone interested in curation. 8/10

 

Original clip: http://vimeo.com/38524181

 

 

Eric Moran's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:11 PM

Great video that does a great job framing the definition of curation.

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What Am I Doing?: The Presentation of Self in Facebook Life

What Am I Doing?: The Presentation of Self in Facebook Life | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
The same can be said of Profile Pictures on Facebook; to further allude to Goffman's work 'The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life', the profile pic can be considered as part of the personal front and any individual social actor (Facebook user) must choose an image through which they are initially represented. True, users have many pictures but that one picture is the one chosen above all the rest as the representamen of the self.
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Go On, 'Curate' This Commentary, Too : NPR

In recent years the word "curate" has been plucked out of museums and pasted onto everything from cosmetics, furniture and fashion lines to recipes, music- and photo-sharing websites and cat videos.
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Curation Is As Important as Creation

Curation Is As Important as Creation | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are interested in understanding how "content curation" differentiates itself from simple re-sharing and re-blogging here is a great article by Chris DeLine.


Great advice for anyone wanting to become an effective content curator: “Whether in tweets, in blog posts, in podcasts, or in newsletters, be ruthless with your attention.


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Some adopt a strategy of blanket-curation, throwing everything new or fresh or remotely interesting online and letting other consumers make their own value distinctions.


Others assume the role of tastemaker, selectively making the decisions themselves.


Both have their place, but the former contributes to what Jonathan Haidt calls “the paradox of abundance,” which he says “undermines the quality of our engagement.”

How many content-overload websites can you monitor before you become overwhelmed by volume? How many share-explosions does it take before you remove a friend from your Facebook feed? How many Tumblr pages can you pay attention to before the reblogs become a blur?


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Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation.


After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information."


What really counts is to create content that is useful, meaningful and helpful for others, whether from direct hand authorship, or by curating the best existing resources.


Insightful. 8/10


http://chrisdeline.com/curation


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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web

Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web | The Curated Self | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data.Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent.
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The Ultimate List of 60+ Content Curation Tools and Platforms

The Ultimate List of 60+ Content Curation Tools and Platforms | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

Scott Scanlon who is CEO of You Brand also built the product Curation Traffic, a WordPress based content curation platform. He's compiledhere a substantive listof 60+ content curation tools

CURATION TOOLS:

Curation Traffic

Storify.com

Paper.li

Snip.it

Zementa

Bundlr.com

TumbleCloud

PearlTrees

Pinterest

WP-Drudge

Juxtapost

Dashter

Eqentia

CurationSoft.com

Scoop.it

GageIn Publisher

Intigi

XYDO

HeadSlinger

MyCurator

Spundge

The Tweeted Times

Addict-o-matic

.Collected

NewsPin

LiveBinders

Qrait

ENTERPRISE LEVEL CURATION TOOLS

Curata

Curation Station

PublishThis

MassRelevance

Darwin EcoSystem

BagTheWeb

Storination

SECONDARY CONTENT PLATFORMS

SurfMark

FlashIssue

ZooTool

MySyndicaat.com

Utopic

Keemix

CURATION READING PLATFORMS

Feedly

Pulse

Google Currents

Zite

YourVersion

Link.ly

Faveous

iFlow

Prismatic

PostPost

News.ME

Trap!t

Retickr (for Mac)

Postano

Other Mentions

http://www.kweeper.com/

http://pinboard.in/

http://www.hitpad.com/ (iPad app)

http://www.flud.it/

https://wavii.com/

http://inagist.com/

http://bonzobox.com/

https://www.taptu.com/

http://www.nextmags.com/searcheeze

http://historio.us/

CurateXpress


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Zhang Meilan's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:55 AM

作者Scott Scanlon列出了大约58个内容策展工具和阅读平台工具。

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Exploratory Design for Curated Collections: Empowering Spatial, Experiential Interaction Through Information Landscapes

Exploratory Design for Curated Collections: Empowering Spatial, Experiential Interaction Through Information Landscapes | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

Robin Good [Shortened]: Tim Wray explores the new frontiers of curated collections (from a museum perspective), and in doing so, he analyzes the concept of "landscapes", a possible emerging metaphor for how large sets of relevant information items could be better organized for viewing, even outside the specific museum setting. [...]


Tim Wray is particularly interested in this research, because he is also the brain behind a new and upcoming app called A Place for Art, and which has likely lots to do with art exploration and discovery. [...]

 

Very Interesting. Must-read for app designers. 9/10

 

Therese's comment: I share Robin Good's frustration with the organization of cuated content. Even on our fav platform Scoop.it, it's very difficult to browse, explore and search curated content

 


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Curating curation topic on Scoop.it

Curating curation topic on Scoop.it | The Curated Self | Scoop.it

Content curation tools are designed to assist the process of searching, collating and sharing existing content. Content curation differs from simple content aggregation in that curators screen for the most relevant content, and often edit or comment it.   By curating content on a topic close to them, brands can position themselves as a go-to expert on that topic and embed their communication into the richer context of external content sources.

 

Content curation tools are multiplying like wild mushrooms. Category leaders, like Pinterest, tumblr and Scoop.it are growing impressively fast. 

 

At the same time, other tools from social media, blogging and search, such as Twitter, Paper.li and Google are strengthening their curation functionality.

 

Observer (like me) are starting to make distinctions among subcategories like Search Curation (Topsy, Feedsquares), Video Curation (Magnify.net), Content Trends curation (Zemanta, Parse.ly), Corporate Curation (Curata, CurationSoft, Digimind), Content Relationships curation (Pearltrees, Mind.it).

 

The most popular category is Social Curation. Social Curation enables users to clip and publically share content (mostly pictures, graphics and video) in the form of attractive personalized mood boards (typical of Pinterest, Bundlr).

A more specialized form of Social content curation helps users turn twitter feeds into threaded stories (Storify, Dashter). 

We can expect much of the Pinterest-style social curation to turn into Shopping Curation à la OpenSky.

We can also expect the debate about content curation and copyright infringment to continue to rage. Attribution to the original source should be a fundamental requirement of Content Curation. But it can be difficult when content is re-"pinned" again and again. Scoop.it is one of the best tools in terms of facilitating content attribution. 

 


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Nick Kellet's comment, October 13, 2012 12:04 PM
Take a look at List.ly
Nick Kellet's comment, October 13, 2012 12:21 PM
I added this post to my list http://list.ly/list/1wu-best-of-content-curation-12th-october-2012
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:55 AM

This is an interesting break down of sites where people curate content. Those interested in content curation might want to read over this.