Scoop.it Spotlight
Follow
Find
6.9K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Ally Greer
onto Scoop.it Spotlight
Scoop.it!

Ana Valdés

Ana Valdés | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Ana Valdés was born in Uruguay, South America, living in Sweden since many years. She is a fiction writer and translator, concerned with issues as feminism, postcolonial world and urbanism. She is a trained social anthropologist and has been featured with essays in Counterpunch, Index of Censorship and Le Monde Diplomatique. She has been working with the Spanish architect group Hackitectura, www.hackitectura.net

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it Spotlight
In this series, we spotlight standout Scoop.it curators. Find out what inspires them. Get inspired by them.
Curated by Ally Greer
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Scoop.it Spotlight

Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Take a closer look at Scoop.it and you will find an impressive group of inspirers sharing their passion for ideas that matter. New community leaders, business leaders, and thought leaders can be found each day. Now, it's time that they share their stories with us. The curators who have found and embraced their communities of interest deserve to be put in the spotlight.


In this series, we spotlight standout Scoop.it curators. Those whose passion ignite others' interests. Find out here about who has inspired us. Learn their secrets to sharing ideas that matter to a community hungry for great content. Hear their story. Get inspired.


#ScoopitSpotlight

more...
sledderwool's comment, June 13, 1:21 AM
Its very good :)
ainslime mount's comment, June 14, 12:33 AM
Its really good :)
lawyersecret's comment, June 16, 12:33 AM
Thats brilliant
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

How Elynn Fish Jumpstarted her Consulting Business with Curation

How Elynn Fish Jumpstarted her Consulting Business with Curation | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

It's no secret that starting your own company isn't an easy task. When Elynn Fish decided to leave the corporate world and start her own digital consulting business, she had just recently discovered curation and become a Beta tester of Scoop.it.


Elynn created pages on Scoop.it for her two very first clients. She used it to build digital magazines for each of these brands that she then integrated with their social networks. At first, she started by posting things from her clients websites and blogs, and then began expanding and finding supplemental content from other sources around the web to enhance her clients' pages.


As she continued to experiment with her early clients, Elynn Fish was able to build a "powerful social media tool" for each of them. She explains that as the pages of her clients developed, they also became marketing resources for their audiences as well as future clients of the Fish Firm. 


Not only did Elynn create meaningful digests for her clients to use for their content marketing efforts, but having them all in one place on Scoop.it helped her build her own personal portfolio and prove herself as a knowledgeable resource on curation and digital marketing to potential clients.

more...
Linus Ridge's comment, August 14, 2013 4:07 PM
This is very inspiring, thank you for sharing.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Dennis O’Connor’s Curation Surprise after Years of Knowledge and Content Discovery

Dennis O’Connor’s Curation Surprise after Years of Knowledge and Content Discovery | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

As a man who’s been in technology for quite some time, Dennis had a large repertoire of content to share before he even joined Scoop.it. Using the platform as a place to collect and organize all of his content was a great way for Dennis to begin discovering all of the added benefits that Scoop.it has. Through archiving his old content as well as discovering and sharing new content and becoming a resource for his students, Dennis was able to learn that the benefits of curation are close to limitless and there’s always something new to be learned.

more...
Windy's comment, July 25, 2013 5:55 AM
Its amazing
hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 6:23 AM
Excellent...!!
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Curation: The Future of Search

Curation: The Future of Search | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

As with many new technologies, there is much to be learned in the realm of content curation. One thing that Dennis learned only in the practice of curation is that it could very well be the future if search. When he joined Scoop.it, Dennis did not expect to find "such a rich and expert community of searchers." He knew that he would have a place to share all of his content and build a resource for his audience, but what he found in this practice, he never could have expected.


With his continued use of Scoop.it and curation, Dennis has found that he can rely on other curators as a vital source of information discovery. He even chooses Scoop.it over other tools as a search engine! What makes Scoop.it unique for search is that all of the content you will find is selected by thoughtful editors with an expertise on the topic that is being searched for. Dennis has found that the quality of search results on Scoop.it has been unmatched by a regular search engine algorithm because of this. He has found numerous pieces of relevant content intelligently selected by other curators, as well as being discovered for the content that he has curated.

more...
Charles RAMOS's curator insight, January 26, 2013 6:29 AM

Nouvelles technologies:

La Conservation, c'est l'avenir de la recherche.

-"Il y a beaucoup à apprendre dans le domaine de la conservation des contenus".

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:19 AM
Conservation: L'avenir de la recherche...

"Comme avec beaucoup de nouvelles technologies, il ya beaucoup à apprendre dans le domaine de la conservation des contenus. Une chose que Dennis a appris que dans la pratique de la conservation des est que cela pourrait très bien être l'avenir si la recherche.Quand il a rejoint Scoop.it, Dennis ne m'attendais pas à trouver "une communauté riche et expert des chercheurs." Il savait qu'il aurait une place pour partager l'ensemble de son contenu et de construire une ressource pour son auditoire, mais ce qu'il a trouvé dans cette pratique, il n'aurait jamais pu prévoir.


Avec son utilisation continue de Scoop.it et la conservation, Dennis a trouvé qu'il peut compter sur d'autres conservateurs comme une source vitale de découverte de l'information. Il choisit même Scoop.it sur d'autres outils comme un moteur de recherche! Ce qui rend Scoop.it unique pour la recherche, c'est que tout le contenu que vous trouverez est sélectionné par les éditeurs réfléchies avec une expertise sur le sujet qui est recherché. Dennis a trouvé que la qualité des résultats de la recherche sur Scoop.it a été inégalée par un algorithme de moteur de recherche régulier à cause de cela. Il a trouvé de nombreux morceaux de contenu pertinent intelligemment sélectionnés par d'autres conservateurs, ainsi que d'être découvert pour le contenu qu'il a organisée".


Curation: The Future of Search via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


_____________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).


C'est...du PARTAGE...!

Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!

De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.

C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.

Bon W.E. à vous.

:0)

@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected



Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:35 AM

A fascinating, highly useful, and growing field. Dennis O'Connor is one of the best curators...I am learning much from his choices as I pursue content curation for my audiences as well. Check it out....

Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Meet Dennis O'Connor: E-Learning Architect and Online Teacher

Meet Dennis O'Connor: E-Learning Architect and Online Teacher | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Dennis O'Connor was an early adopter before being an early adopter was cool. As an educator in the 1980s, he was always looking for new ways to bring emerging technologies into the classroom. In 1983, Dennis set up a literary bulletin board system for student writers run on an Apple computer. 

Dennis was always interested in tech innovation; he studied this in all of his years of early and undergrad education. He then went on to earn two masters degrees, one in Online Teaching and Learning, and the second in Technology Integration and Instructional Design. I'm not at all surprised that Dennis is one of the early users of curation in the classroom.

According to Dennis, curation was a natural outgrowth of his work with the 21st century Information Fluency Project. With this project, he has worked for over 10 years creating curriculums on how to search, evaluate, and ethically use digital resources. Dennis had begun using curation within this project way before Scoop.it eve existed, but when he found it he was anxious to give it a try. 

Stay tuned this week to find out more about the success Dennis has found on Scoop.it using curation for education!

more...
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 1:26 AM

E-Learning Architect and Online Teacher

Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Finding a Broader Audience in a Niche Market

Finding a Broader Audience in a Niche Market | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

To be frank, most people aren't in the market for a mascot costume. This is a situation that is run into by a large number of small businesses in a niche market; only a small percentage of readers are actually interested in your product/content.


Glenn Street found a great way to use curation to navigate around this obstacle: to "always post things that would be of interest to the broadest audience." Although this might sound like it's easier said than done, it is very important to try and post some content every once in a while solely for entertainment value. This will keep your readers coming back for more, and ensure that all of your content isn't just "dry" industry-related information.


Glenn says that curation has made this task easier beacuse he is constantly adding new content to his page, making it easier to sneak in something just for fun every so often. Although a lot of his readers are current and former mascots looking for new jobs and opportunities, as well as companies looking for new mascots and costumes, these are the types of people who share funny content related to this market. Once that sharing occurs, Glenn's audience expands exponentially and more traffic is driven to his page and his company. 


When asked the best way to sum up his best advice for getting a broader audience, Glenn explained that he is "...part of the entrepreneurs organization, and it's a group of over 8k entrepreneurs in 140 cities in 42 countries, and a lot of them have businesses very different than mine. But, one of the things i always say to them is to try to make it interesting - give good content but give a little entertainment as well."

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:21 AM
Trouver un public plus large dans un marché de niche.

"Pour être franc, la plupart des gens ne sont pas sur le marché pour un costume de mascotte. C'est une situation qui est heurté par un grand nombre de petites entreprises dans un marché de niche, seul un faible pourcentage de lecteurs sont réellement intéressés par votre produit / contenu.


Glenn Street a trouvé un excellent moyen d'utiliser curation pour naviguer sur cet obstacle: «. Toujours poster des choses qui pourraient intéresser au plus grand nombre" d' Bien que cela puisse sembler, c'est plus facile à dire qu'à faire, il est très important d'essayer de mettre un peu de contenu à chaque fois dans un certain temps uniquement pour la valeur de divertissement. Cela permet de garder vos lecteurs en redemandent, et veiller à ce que tout votre contenu n'est pas seulement «à sec» liée à l'industrie de l'information.


Glenn dit que curation a fait de cette tâche plus facile beacuse il est constamment en ajoutant du nouveau contenu à sa page, ce qui rend plus facile de se faufiler dans quelque chose juste pour le plaisir de temps en temps. Bien que beaucoup de ses lecteurs sont mascottes actuels et anciens à la recherche d'emplois et de nouvelles possibilités, ainsi que les entreprises recherchent de nouvelles mascottes et costumes, ce sont les types de personnes qui partagent le contenu drôle lié à ce marché. Une fois que le partage se produit, le public Glenn augmente exponentiellement et plus de trafic est entraîné sur sa page et son entreprise. 


Lorsqu'on lui a demandé la meilleure façon de résumer ses meilleurs conseils pour obtenir un plus large public, Glenn a expliqué qu'il est «... une partie de l'organisation des entrepreneurs, et c'est un groupe de plus de 8k entrepreneurs dans 140 villes de 42 pays, et un grand nombre d'entre eux ont des entreprises très différentes de la mienne Mais, l'une des choses que je leur dis toujours, c'est d'essayer de le rendre intéressant -.. donner un bon contenu, mais donner un peu de divertissement ainsi "...


Finding a Broader Audience in a Niche Market via @allygreer http://sco.lt/.


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected



Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 1:19 AM

Finding a Broader Audience in a Niche Market

Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Old Company, New Internet: How Glenn Street and Mascots.com got into Social Media

Old Company, New Internet: How Glenn Street and Mascots.com got into Social Media | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it
When Glenn started his company 25 years ago, the Internet wasn't very popular. As time went on and the Internet became increasingly available, though, he realized that it was the perfect tool for a small business like his - one with limited marketing dollars and a global clientele.

After creating his website, mascots.com, Glenn realized how much easier it was for him and his company to be found. In recent hears, Street and his team found value in social media. They began sharing content including information about their mascots as well as entertaining pictures and videos to spread the word about their success.

Glenn found Scoop.it while perusing articles on Mashable. He was drawn in by the concept and thought it could be an interesting addition to his social media efforts.

The intriguing aspect of Glenn's business is that it is entertainment-based. He finds that most of the content he finds on Scoop.it related to his field is entertaining to a very broad audience. Although it is always related to mascots and street characters, who doesn't love watching a giant animal do crazy things on the Internet?

Street used to find this content using Google Alerts and reviewing all of it before posting it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Now, with Scoop.it, he has all of his content in one place and is able to go through it and feed it directly to his networks. He has found this is a great way to create good looking content and increase his SEO.


more...
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Learning by Doing: How Lauren Moss has Learned to Leverage Curation to Amplify her Online Presence

Learning by Doing: How Lauren Moss has Learned to Leverage Curation to Amplify her Online Presence | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

“When executed thoughtfully and with intention, content curation will help to establish oneself as aknowledgeable resource who adds value to a topic or community, which will extend one’s reach beyond asingle website or platform, and for the best reasons- because others want to read what you share and will, as a result, share your finds and expertise with their own communities.” - Lauren Moss

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Engaging and Connecting: How Lauren has Established an Online Identity in her Niche Areas

Engaging and Connecting: How Lauren has Established an Online Identity in her Niche Areas | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

When Lauren started using Scoop.it, she was hoping to find valuable content to inform the followers of her website and blog posts, as well as gain knowledge for both personal and professional growth.


More and more, there is an expectation that sites, blogs and media outlets provide 'new' stories on a constant, daily basis, and Lauren started to notice increased repetition of the same information among many of the blogs and sites she had followed for years to help find unique and relevant news. Content curation has since become a means to filter through the proliferation of the same news to discover the stories that aren't necessarily being widely shared or re-blogged, or found on the first page (or second or third) of any given search results.


Not knowing exactly what to expect in the beginning, Lauren says that an open mind allowed her to explore the potential of a platform like Scoop.it and learn from the curators she began following. Over a year later, her goals of seeking unique, accurate and relevant information haven't changed dramatically, though her approach has adapted somewhat in order to best utilize the platform. Based on what Lauren has learned and experienced, she's expanded her goals to engage more with others and connect, not only on Scoop.it, but on social media sites, personal and professional blogs and even offline. When she found that others were interested in the topics she curated, it inspired her to share more and has subsequently helped to establish an online identity in her niche areas.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

How Ms. Ileane Spreads Interesting Ideas to Strengthen and Embrace Her Community

How Ms. Ileane Spreads Interesting Ideas to Strengthen and Embrace Her Community | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

This week, we put Ileane Smith in the Scoop.it Spotlight. Ileane has found many ways to benefit from curation and find success on Scoop.it. 


“I’m always reaching out to the Scoop.it community, doing some searches, looking at people who scoop my stuff and discovering their topics. That has led me to educational topics, ledme to discover new users, and more. I like sharing things from other people. The power of Scoop.it for me is having all the different ways that I can share that content and keep track of it and put it out there for other people.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

What Really Matters Most? Connections.

What Really Matters Most? Connections. | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

So, what, you ask, is Ileane Smith's best-kept curation secret?



"Content is not king, because it's the connections and the collaborations that you have with people that really rule the internet."


And, to add to that, Ileane "wants to encourage everybody to try Scoop.it because, if you go in there and search for a topic that you're interested in, you can be on there all day long."


(No, we didn't even tell her to say that ;-) ).

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:33 AM
What Really Matters Most? Connections.

"So, what, you ask, is Ileane Smith's best-kept curation secret?



"Content is not king, because it's the connections and the collaborations that you have with people that really rule the internet."


And, to add to that, Ileane "wants to encourage everybody to try Scoop.it because, if you go in there and search for a topic that you're interested in, you can be on there all day long."


(No, we didn't even tell her to say that ;-) )."


What Really Matters Most? Connections. via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


cutesqualid's comment, August 12, 2013 4:59 AM
nice
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 1:28 AM
What Really Matters Most? Connections.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings

Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Ileane first discovered Scoop.it through a link posted on Twitter by fellow curator Anise Smith. The second she saw Scoop.it, Ileane recalls thinking to herself "Oh my gosh that's gorgeous!" She fell in love with everything about the layout and how it made the content stand out. Although it took her a second to figure out where to click, as soon as she got it, she was hooked.


Using Scoop.it, Ileane realized that curation was a great way for her to build authority in some topics related to her professional field. For example, she might be known for her expertise in blogging tutorials, but she also has a great interest in YouTube. Although this might not be blogging, Ileane has a personal aspiration to succeed in using YouTube as well. Curating her topic on YouTube has gotten her a lot of attention, because it crosses so many different areas like business, education, and so on. Ileane is also able to add to her expertise by curating a topic on podcasting. Because she herself is still a student of podcasting, she is able to use curation to find and look through articles and learn in the process.


Ileane hasn't forgotten about her roots, though. She still has a Scoop.it topic about her blog. Though this tends to be easily misunderstood, she explains, she uses it to keep track of the people who mention or share her blog so she is able to thank and interact with that person. She always makes sure to go back and comment, even if she doesn't have a chance at the time. Keeping all of these mentions and social connections in one place makes it easy for Ileane to stay in touch with, and more importantly, give back to her online community.

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:35 AM
Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings

"Ileane first discovered Scoop.it through a link posted on Twitter by fellow curator Anise Smith. The second she saw Scoop.it, Ileane recalls thinking to herself "Oh my gosh that's gorgeous!" She fell in love with everything about the layout and how it made the content stand out. Although it took her a second to figure out where to click, as soon as she got it, she was hooked.


Using Scoop.it, Ileane realized that curation was a great way for her to build authority in some topics related to her professional field. For example, she might be known for her expertise in blogging tutorials, but she also has a great interest in YouTube. Although this might not be blogging, Ileane has a personal aspiration to succeed in using YouTube as well. Curating her topic on YouTube has gotten her a lot of attention, because it crosses so many different areas like business, education, and so on. Ileane is also able to add to her expertise by curating a topic on podcasting. Because she herself is still a student of podcasting, she is able to use curation to find and look through articles and learn in the process.


Ileane hasn't forgotten about her roots, though. She still has a Scoop.it topic about her blog. Though this tends to be easily misunderstood, she explains, she uses it to keep track of the people who mention or share her blog so she is able to thank and interact with that person. She always makes sure to go back and comment, even if she doesn't have a chance at the time. Keeping all of these mentions and social connections in one place makes it easy for Ileane to stay in touch with, and more importantly, give back to her online community".


Ileane Smith's Scoop.it Beginnings via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Seth Dixon

Seth Dixon | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Seth Dixon is a professor at Rhode Island College within the Political Science Department and the Department of Educational Studies. He also serves as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance. Having earned geography degrees at Pennsylvania State University and Brigham Young University, he has researched the cultural and historical geographies of Mexico City and is currently exploring the educational possibilities of teaching geography through social media within the classroom and the networking potential for educators for gathering resources. He can be followed and reached via Twitter @APHumanGeog.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Showing by Doing: How Elynn Fish is using Curation to Become a Resource and Help her Clients Become one Too

Showing by Doing: How Elynn Fish is using Curation to Become a Resource and Help her Clients Become one Too | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

As any entrepreneur can tell you, building a business isn't easy. In Elynn Fish's case, it was even more difficult, beacuse she was building a business based upon a concept that not many of her clients were even familiar with-digital marketing. In fact, as we previously mentioned, Elynn was still in the process of learning about curation herself! Luckily for her, and for her clients, content curation is not only a tool for marketing, but it's also a tool for learning.


Most of Elynn's clients hadn't ever heard of curation before they began doing business with her. However, as she was using it throughout the process of building her business and establishing her early clients as resources in their fields, it wasn't difficult to convince her new clients that she had the answers that they wanted. By continuing her learning process as well as that of her clients, Elynn was able to demonstrate her expertise and easily prove to her business prospects they would be able to demonstrate theirs as well.


Now, Elynn's large client base has learned how to use curation not only for their digital marketing efforts but as a resource as well. By turning herself into a resource via curation, Elynn was able to demonstrate that this would be the case for her clients once they built their Scoop.it pages. 


Essentially, Elynn Fish was able to use curation to do for herself exactly what she was able to do for potential clients; building an expertise and becoming a resource.

more...
animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:03 PM
excellent
sourparrot's comment, June 12, 1:44 AM
very good
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Meet Elynn Fish, Small Business Social Consultant

Meet Elynn Fish, Small Business Social Consultant | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Elynn Fish started her career in the corporate business world. Before the dominance of social media, she was part of a think tank building internal digital communications platforms. Fish was a pioneer in the social movement, helping companies increase their performance and ROI via content marketing and optimization of both internal and external digital communications.


Not even two years ago, Elynn realized that she had the knowledge and experience to start her own firm helping small businesses with their digital communications. With that, she started the Fish Firm, a consulting company that helps said businesses with strategic elements including content management, ROI measurement and analysis, and sales.


Elynn came across Scoop.it and content curation while following and experimenting with the latest trends in social media. Always on the brink of new digital strategies, Elynn was one of the first Beta testers of Scoop.it, using it with her very first clients.


Follow along this week to find out how Scoop.it and curation helped Elynn Fish start and build her small consulting business and aquire new clients.

more...
derek thomas's comment, January 1, 2013 7:38 PM
Looks really interesting but how do you follow how scoop.it helped Elynn start and build her business ?
The Fish Firm's comment, January 1, 2013 8:59 PM
@ Derek Thomas... Thanks for asking! Elynn and The Fish Firm are launching a guide in January 2013 to help everyone leverage Scoop.It! Stay tuned!
esyadepolama's comment, January 2, 2013 3:17 AM
. Thanks you . (makaleniz için çok teşekkürler) www.akillidepo.com.tr
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets

Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

There's no question that Dennis O'Connor has found much success on Scoop.it. It wasn't all coincidental, though. Dennis shared with us two of his best curation secrets and tricks:


1. Develop multiple sources for your topics
It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.


2. Tag your posts
Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.

more...
Lydia Gracia's curator insight, February 14, 5:22 AM

Les astuces de Dennis O'Connor pour une curation effective:

- Utilisation des tags et

- sélection des sources.

Lee Wise's curator insight, February 15, 11:34 PM

Graphic.  Informative.  Enjoy.  

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:33 AM

Thinking across systems to write without plagiarizing.

Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Dennis's AHA! Moment on Scoop.it

Dennis's AHA! Moment on Scoop.it | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Dennis's original goal when joining Scoop.it was to create a resource for his audience. He initially began using Scoop.it to "re-purpose years of blog content and … share his extensive reading lists." In doing so, he learned that Scoop.it could actually serve as his own social media dashboard, and was "immediately impressed" with the ability he had on Scoop.it to manage so many media outlets.


With this power, Dennis was able to begin curating content on the major themes of his expertise: writing, information fluency, e-learning, and online teaching. While creating these reading lists and collections of his previously published blog content, though, Dennis realized that his readers weren't the only ones benefitting from his curation. He knew that Scoop.it would be a great tool to organize and share his lists, but what he didn't exact was that there would be more people out there interested in what he was posting!


After using Scoop.it for some time, he has found that he can continue to build significant audiences for his topics. He has used Scoop.it as a tool to publish to three different Facebook pages, a WordPress blog, two Tumblr blogs, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon.


By sharing his content to all of these different channels from the same place, Dennis is able to save time and expand his reach. He has become an increasingly influential figure in Information Fluency and E-Learning and continues to learn more about these topics each day as he curates and shares new information for his readers.

more...
Mike Macey's comment, October 26, 2012 2:53 AM
Good story Ally. Do you have recommendations of curators writing about building your brand online?
cutesqualid's comment, August 12, 2013 4:59 AM
nice
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

How Glenn Street Embraces His Niche and Keeps it Entertaining for Everyone

How Glenn Street Embraces His Niche and Keeps it Entertaining for Everyone | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Glenn Street isn’t your average guy. His claim to fame is being the very first mascot in the National Hockey League, as well as one of the first mascots in professional sports. After his debut, Glenn began receiving calls from the opposing teams asking where they could get one of those costumes! He and his small team startedsimply sewing and building the costumes for the random customers who were calling.


After a while, the calls started flooding in, and it became too much. That’s when Street Characters was founded. Today, Street Characters is best known for creating sports characters (mascots). Their clients over the years have included about half of the teams in the National Hockey League, National Football League, and Major League Baseball.


This might not sound like a company who needs much social media or content marketing, but we all know that a company like that hardly exists anymore these days.

more...
sledderwool's comment, June 13, 1:27 AM
Thats incredible...
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Glenn and Street Characters' climb to the top of SEO Rankings with Curation

Glenn and Street Characters' climb to the top of SEO Rankings with Curation | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Glenn Street's main goal when he first joined Scoop.it was to find a way to improve his SEO. He had been researching ways to do so, and learned that the more often you update your website with new and interesting content, the better your rankings are. 


The Mascots.com website hadn't been updated in quite some time, and he knew that it would take a lot of time and work to begin updating it and continue doing so on a regular basis. Finding relevant and entertaining content via curation as well as hosting their Scoop.it page on their website has helped Street Characters move up drastically in rankings. According to Glenn, most Street Chracters' new clients come from prospective customers searching for "mascots" or a related term and coming across their page.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Meet Glenn Street of Mascots.com

Meet Glenn Street of Mascots.com | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Glenn Street isn't your average guy. His claim to fame is being the very first mascot in the National Hockey League, as well as one of the first mascots in professional sports. After his debut, Glenn began receiving calls from the opposing teams asking where they could get one of those costumes! He and his small team started simply sewing and building the costumes for the random customers who were calling.


After a while, the calls started flooding in, and it became too much. That's when Street Characters was founded. Today, Street Characters is best known for creating sports characters (mascots). Their clients over the years have included about half of the teams in the National Hockey League, National Football League, and Major League Baseball.


This might not sound like a company who needs much social media or content marketing, but we all know that a company like that hardly exists anymore these days. Stay tuned this week to learn about Glenn's experience with social media, curation, and Scoop.it to build his Mascots.com Business.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Curation: What Lauren has Learned, and How You Can Too

Curation: What Lauren has Learned, and How You Can Too | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

From the practice of curation, Lauren has learned "quite a bit" about finding and leveraging online tools, enabling her to extend her circle of web-based resources and connections. She also came to better understand how to share information effectively, as well as gauge the expectations and current interest in her topics on a broad scale.


Although her background isn't in media or marketing, Lauren has gained knowledge about both of these increasingly important topics which affect anyone with any type of online presence, regardless of one's field, background, or business. Lauren credits many of the excellent curators she follows on Scoop.it, along with the practice of curation itself, for this newfound knowledge.


That said, Lauren's advice for anyone hesitant to jump into curation is to try it out and curate a topic that is of genuine interest to you that relates to your particular area of expertise. If you have a passion for a subject, she says, it will be reflected in the responses and followers you receive. If you're looking to learn more about a subject you are less familiar with, Lauren recommends following some of the curators who are experts in the field and learn how they operate.


Here are a few tips from Lauren Moss for those starting out on Scoop.it:

* Follow like-minded people and see what they follow or rescoop; I've discovered several great topics as a result of visiting posts that have been rescooped by curators I already follow.
* This may seem obvious, but make sure to read the complete article you are scooping, and if necessary, fact-check to ensure that you are sharing correct and timely information.
* Create summaries that accurately reflect the main points of any given article, video, or link- consider adding why you are posting it, or insert an excerpt of the text for more specifics.
* Use photos that also reflect the main points of the post and add topic-specific keywords so your scoop can be found.
* Suggest relevant links to the topics you follow if you come across them- I always appreciate a good suggestion, and because someone took the time to share something of value with me, I will take a look at that individual's profile and potentially follow his or her topic(s).
* Use the Scoop.it bookmarklet to scoop articles from other online sources- it's a great tool that's very easy to use.

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:26 AM
Curation: What Lauren has Learned, and How You Can Too !

"From the practice of curation, Lauren has learned "quite a bit" about finding and leveraging online tools, enabling her to extend her circle of web-based resources and connections. She also came to better understand how to share information effectively, as well as gauge the expectations and current interest in her topics on a broad scale.


Although her background isn't in media or marketing, Lauren has gained knowledge about both of these increasingly important topics which affect anyone with any type of online presence, regardless of one's field, background, or business. Lauren credits many of the excellent curators she follows on Scoop.it, along with the practice of curation itself, for this newfound knowledge.


That said, Lauren's advice for anyone hesitant to jump into curation is to try it out and curate a topic that is of genuine interest to you that relates to your particular area of expertise. If you have a passion for a subject, she says, it will be reflected in the responses and followers you receive. If you're looking to learn more about a subject you are less familiar with, Lauren recommends following some of the curators who are experts in the field and learn how they operate.


Here are a few tips from Lauren Moss for those starting out on Scoop.it:

* Follow like-minded people and see what they follow or rescoop; I've discovered several great topics as a result of visiting posts that have been rescooped by curators I already follow.
* This may seem obvious, but make sure to read the complete article you are scooping, and if necessary, fact-check to ensure that you are sharing correct and timely information.
* Create summaries that accurately reflect the main points of any given article, video, or link- consider adding why you are posting it, or insert an excerpt of the text for more specifics.
* Use photos that also reflect the main points of the post and add topic-specific keywords so your scoop can be found.
* Suggest relevant links to the topics you follow if you come across them- I always appreciate a good suggestion, and because someone took the time to share something of value with me, I will take a look at that individual's profile and potentially follow his or her topic(s).
* Use the Scoop.it bookmarklet to scoop articles from other online sources- it's a great tool that's very easy to use".


Curation: What Lauren has Learned, and How You Can Too via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 1:27 AM
Curation
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Meet Lauren Moss

Meet Lauren Moss | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Lauren curates topics that tend to be a reflection of her interests and areas of research/study. As an architect and LEED AP with experience in green building and urbanism, 'Sustainable Architecture' and 'Green Streets' are topics that relate directly to her professional and personal interests, and they both highlight case studies, current events, and related news articles.

An interest in design, particularly information design and visualization, stems from her experience with the technical process of architecture and how drawings convey data in an effective and meaningful manner. That said, she finds it intriguing to explore how these concepts extend beyond the architectural realm into other areas, including education and communication, and so the topics 'Visual Data' and 'Green Infographics' reflect those interests.

Stay tuned this week to learn more about Lauren's curation strategies and tips.

more...
Lauren Moss's comment, September 24, 2012 2:41 PM
Thanks, Ally!
APPilates's comment, September 25, 2012 10:25 AM
great article!
Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Pleasant Surprises: The Benefits Lauren has Discovered by Using Scoop.it

Pleasant Surprises: The Benefits Lauren has Discovered by Using Scoop.it | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Lauren first got into content curation over a year ago while doing research for her blog, and seeking teaching and educational resources. When she discovered Scoop.it, it made sense to her to leverage a tool like this to assist her in these efforts.


Once she got the hang of Scoop.it, Lauren realized that it's a great way to directly share the stories and news specific to her niche interests with other like-minded users on sites like Twitter and Facebook. She has also found that Scoop.it helps her source information and unique content for her blog, where many posts highlight architecture and green design.


To take it a step further, Lauren also began discovering interesting and informed people to follow on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook; people who she would not have discovered otherwise. Lauren has found that the curators she's discovered on Scoop.it are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and that this adds an added value to the information that they share, resulting in a higher degree of trust in them and the content that they share.

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:28 AM
Pleasant Surprises: The Benefits Lauren has Discovered by Using Scoop.it

"Lauren first got into content curation over a year ago while doing research for her blog, and seeking teaching and educational resources. When she discovered Scoop.it, it made sense to her to leverage a tool like this to assist her in these efforts.


Once she got the hang of Scoop.it, Lauren realized that it's a great way to directly share the stories and news specific to her niche interests with other like-minded users on sites like Twitter and Facebook. She has also found that Scoop.it helps her source information and unique content for her blog, where many posts highlight architecture and green design.


To take it a step further, Lauren also began discoveringinteresting and informed people to follow on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook; people who she would not have discovered otherwise. Lauren has found that the curators she's discovered on Scoop.it are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and that this adds an added value to the information that they share, resulting in a higher degree of trust in them and the content that they share".


Pleasant Surprises: The Benefits Lauren has Discovered by Using Scoop.it via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1

How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1 | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

When she first saw Scoop.it, Ileane liked the aspect of community. She wanted to see how she could expand her community while bringing it together.

Though Ileane - like most of us - doesn't have all the time in the world to spend online, Scoop.it helps her achieve her goals in the short time that she has to devote. She says that she has made new connections on Scoop.it, and has also encouraged a lot of connections that she already had to join the Scoop.it community. Ileane has found some really interesting users that are mostly in the field of education and social media, because of the niche that she is in. One of the ways she connects with people is by reaching out to the people to share and Rescoop her content. Ileane also says that she was familiar with a lot of people in the education sector that she hadn't had the opportunity to connect with until they connected on Scoop.it.

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 3:29 AM
How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1

"When she first saw Scoop.it, Ileane liked the aspect of community. She wanted to see how she could expand her community while bringing it together.


Though Ileane - like most of us - doesn't have all the time in the world to spend online, Scoop.it helps her achieve her goals in the short time that she has to devote. She says that she has made new connections on Scoop.it, and has alsoencouraged a lot of connections that she already had to join the Scoop.it community. Ileane has found some really interesting users that are mostly in the field of education and social media, because of the niche that she is in. One of the ways she connects with people is by reaching out to the people to share and Rescoop her content. Ileane also says that she was familiar with a lot of people in the education sector that she hadn't had the opportunity to connect with until they connected on Scoop.it".


How Ileane Expanded her Community on Scoop.it: Goal #1 via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...


______________________________________________________________


By Ally GREER (Scoop.it), aussi sur LINKED IN (Entreprise : SCOOP.IT).

C'est...du PARTAGE...!
Quand quelque chose est bien...autant le PARTAGER ?!!
De façon TOTALEMENT désintéressée...BIEN SÛR.
C'est...MA concetion, en tous cas.
Bon W.E. à vous.
:0)
@TREBAULPhilippe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippetrebaul
http://www.scoop.it/u/philippe-trebaul#curatedTopicsTabSelected


Scooped by Ally Greer
Scoop.it!

Ileane's First Curation Experience

Ileane's First Curation Experience | Scoop.it Spotlight | Scoop.it

Ileane first discovered curation through an old curation tool. At first, she really liked it, and began doing a few tutorials on it. What caught her the most about curation? The fact that you could say more than twitter, but you also had the community feel. Though this site no longer exists, Ileane says that she still has connections with people she met there.


When she began using curation more, she began to appreciate that she could collect things by topic and save them in other places than her own repository. Finding existing experts on certain topics was fascinating to Ileane. More importantly, though, she also discovered that curation is a great way to establish your own expertise and to demonstrate that you are the authority on a particular topic.

more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:21 PM
Ileane's First Curation Experience

"Ileane first discovered curation through an old curation tool. At first, she really liked it, and began doing a few tutorials on it. What caught her the most about curation? The fact thatyou could say more than twitter, but you also had the community feel. Though this site no longer exists, Ileane says that she still has connections with people she met there.


When she began using curation more, she began to appreciate that she could collect things by topic and save them in other places than her own repository. Finding existing experts on certain topics was fascinating to Ileane. More importantly, though, she also discovered that curation is a great way to establish your own expertise and to demonstrate that you are the authority on a particular topic".


By Ally GREER - SCOOP.IT


Ileane's First Curation Experience via @allygreer http://sco.lt/...