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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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I'm only surprised that it has taken this long for Google to appreciate the importance of content curation. Better late than never.

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Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 2015 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:58 AM

 

 

Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.

 

To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.

 

"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."

 

You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.

 

You can create as many collections as you like.

 

Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).

 

 

My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;

 

 

 

More info:

 

Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;

 

Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;

 

See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;

 

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:

http://www.ilusual.com/como-usar-las-colecciones-de-google-plus-guia

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Social Media: Infographic Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

Social Media: Infographic Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Schneller navigieren in Social Networks mit Shortcuts.

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A handy reminder, even if you are a regular user of thse services.

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:41 AM

Helpful and a fun infographic.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:28 PM

Sounds good to me.

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What Are You Going To Do with All of Your RSS Feeds if Feedburner Shuts Down?

What Are You Going To Do with All of Your RSS Feeds if Feedburner Shuts Down? | The Social Web | Scoop.it
A lot of us around here have blogs and a lot of us use FeedBurner to "host" our RSS feeds. I thought it was worth talking about what might happen if we los

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It's as well to be prepared, and this article gives some useful tips should Google decide to shut down the Feedburner service (and the omens are not good, following the announcement about the shut down of Google Reader). 

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:33 AM



If you are a curator or web publisher using RSS feeds an Feedburner here is something that you definitely want to pay attention to, as Google may soon close down this service.


Chris Coyer has an informative and useful article analyzing what is going to happen, and what you can do now or later to handle this likely event.


From the comments, Maxime Valette writes: "...sign that FeedBurner is shutting down soon is that the “permanent redirection” on delete is a new option since October. Before that it was only a “30-day redirection”. Update an outdated service like FeedBurner just to improve the deletion service is generally not a good sign."



Useful, informatve. 7/10


Full article: http://css-tricks.com/lets-say-feedburner-shuts-down/



Asil's curator insight, March 29, 2013 10:18 AM

I moved all my RSS to Feedly when Google nerfed their reader last year, a sacrafice to the Google+ initiative.  Feedly is, in many ways, superiour to the old reader if you are only using it for solo-reading, It doesn't have a social media component.

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The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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After installation, Chrome users are able to save bookmarks with a click, organise them and use Google’s search technology to find bookmarks that got buried deeply in their collections. The extension also eliminates the need for manual organisation, if you choose, as it’s smart enough to organise bookmarks into automatically generated categories based on what you’ve saved.


The most noticeable aspect to Google’s Bookmark Manager is the updated interface. No Longer a boring list of links, accessing the “Bookmarks Manager” from Chrome’s “Bookmark” menu bring up square thumbnails of your saved links, which include pictures and descriptions .

 

Reading time: 10 mins

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 1:00 PM

I love tools that can help me #organize what I've got and to be a more #effective #online #business person.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:09 AM

The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:23 PM

 

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Google’s New “Save To Drive” Button Lets Website Visitors Save Files To Google’s Online Storage | TechCrunch

Google’s New “Save To Drive” Button Lets Website Visitors Save Files To Google’s Online Storage  | TechCrunch | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Google announced today an expansion of its online storage efforts with the release of a "Save to Drive" button that can be added to any website, allowing visitors to click and save files hosted on the site to their personal Google Drive accounts.
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Potentially another nail in the coffin of the traditional desktop PC, and recognition of the growing importance of Cloud stotage. Currently, to move files found on the web to your personal online storage site, you first have to save those items to your desktop in an intermediary step. But in Google’s vision, the desktop is fading away, and everything will be built on top of the web’s platform instead.

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Google Plus Beats Facebook & Twitter To Become The Fastest Growing Social Network (So Far)!

Google Plus Beats Facebook & Twitter To Become The Fastest Growing Social Network (So Far)! | The Social Web | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that Google has launched its new social network last month by the name Google Plus. We recently reported that just days after the launch, the new kid ...

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