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Content Curation Tool Scoop.it Announces: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration

Content Curation Tool Scoop.it Announces: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Excerpted from Scoop.it Blog:

"This morning we released something really exciting — curated newsletter functionality! We recognize the role curation is playing in the evolution of the newsletter, and we wanted to provide an easy way for our users to expand their reach into the be-all-end-all of web communication — email.

Seamlessly export your Scoop.it topic to a newsletter template or send to your email lists in MailChimp by connecting your accounts with the new MailChimp integration. This feature is free with all Scoop.it accounts and is unlimited until April 15th. To access it, simply click “Manage” on your topic of choice and click “Create a Newsletter.”

 

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http://blog.scoop.it/2013/03/12/announcing-curated-newsletters-and-mailchimp-integration/


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Stephen Dale's insight:

A useful enhancement to the Scoop.it service that will help it stand out from the other freemium content curation services.

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R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:30 PM

We are avid users of scoop.it AND MailChimp - this news is fantastic on our end. As a remdinder, you can find our In-Bound Marketer & Business Unbound Magazine here: http://www.scoop.it/t/inbound-unbound

Tina Stock's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:49 AM

Well done scoop.it team, well done!

Shanika Journey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:21 PM

Niiiiice!

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Addressing Digital Literacy in a World Where 6 Billion People Are Connected | Social Media Week

Right now, 3 billion individuals in the world are connected to one another via the Internet, mobile communications and social media. 3 billion more will come online by 2022. This means, with just a few clicks or taps, someone in New York can instantly connect with someone in Sydney, and everywhere in between. But, as more and more individuals come online, how is society changing? Will our lives improve? Will we be inspired and equipped to take on more of the world’s biggest problems? What are the challenges the next 3 billion connected citizens will face?

One that we have identified is “digital literacy”. Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used on a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as network rather than computing devices. For example, if a school in a developing country is equipped with laptops and Internet, what’s next? How do students acquire the skills to understand how to access the tools and information on the web? Just as important as it is for individuals to have access to the hardware, it’s just as necessary to provide context and knowledge for using the technology. If digital literacy is not addressed, we will likely see our world’s innovation, connectivity, and progress severely hindered in many ways.

Technology impacts the way we live, work and create in a connected world, as well as how new ideas, innovations and break-through technologies will lead to meaningful changes in our lives. For technology and humans to progress together, we need the next 3 billion connected individuals to become digitally literate online. If more people can connect, share, and exchange information with each other, this connectivity will positively impact our daily lives, our habits, and our global connection to humanity.

Access and connectivity has led to a democratization in the way we bring ideas to life and creatively collaborate with people regardless of geography, culture, and language. With a new group of digitally literate individuals, the speed at which ideas spread, and perhaps transform the way we work, can come from anyone and anywhere. Digital literacy also allows us to learn from each other, our cultures, the various perspectives, and lessons from how people live, work, and create in our digitally connected world. Digital access is the first step, but digital literacy is next, and it will ease our communications, no longer limiting us by time or distance.

 

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Worth taking a look at  BrainCandy, a series of 60 second videos, which explain various features of everyday platforms, as well as little-known tech tips, tricks and hacks to help digitally connected individuals live better and work smarter. Unlike curriculum-focused courses, BrainCandy allows individuals to discover and and engage with the content they truly care about, in simple, sharable ways.

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity | The Social Web | Scoop.it
How we choose to pay attention, and relate to information and each other shapes who we become, shapes our creative destiny and, in turn, shapes our experience of the world. And, in my mind, there’s nothing more important than that.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Maria Popova talks about the networked nature  of knowledge and collaboration. Excellent piece. #curation

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 26, 2:01 PM

This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, July 31, 10:41 AM

This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information.

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Learning is the lifeblood, not the appendix

Learning is the lifeblood, not the appendix | The Social Web | Scoop.it

"Learning is individual, portable, and an ongoing process."

 

Therefore, ask yourself:

What can I learn from my current task, project or activity?How do I document that learning so others can benefit?How do I share what I’ve learned, along with relevant artifacts, outcomes and tools (that is, how do I curate knowledge)?How am I engaging with, and gaining from, what others are learning?
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Lifelong learning is at the heart of Personal Knowledge Management .

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Helen Crump's curator insight, July 13, 1:31 PM

This article makes some good points about the need for continuous learning, for professionals to take responsibility for their own learning and for organisations to let them get on with it. Then everyone's a winner.

Mascha van de Weer's curator insight, July 21, 4:42 AM

Professionals should really take their responsibility for their own learning and organizations should be ready to support them. "...employees have trouble engaging in corporate learning. That’s because this is based in the assumption that learning is something outside of 'regular' work. Learning is the work!"

employees have trouble engaging in corporate learning. That’s because this is based in the assumption that learning is something outside of “regular” work. Learning is the work! 

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Narratives for the Future of Working

We need radically new stories to create the planetary culture we want to live and work in.

 

Most of our current political, social and socio-economic systems will no longer provide feasible solutions in the future.

 

We can no longer rely on old narratives and cannot simply adjust to the new times.

 

We need radical new approaches to creating meaningful activity for the quickly growing population on this planet.

 

Read more here: http://philiphorvath.com/thoughts-on-narratives-for-the-future-of-working. ;


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Britain's addiction to the internet is only getting worse (Wired UK)

Britain's addiction to the internet is only getting worse (Wired UK) | The Social Web | Scoop.it
British people will spend on average ten hours a day consuming media in 2015 -- 20 percent more time than the rest of the world
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The time that different people will allocate to different media formats is set to change over the next two years; unsurprisingly, traditional media formats will lose out to the expected increase in internet use. The popularity of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and cinema declined steadily between 2010 and 2014, and will continue to decline into 2017.


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A curator is not a digital dilettante - Harris-Roxas Health

A curator is not a digital dilettante - Harris-Roxas Health | The Social Web | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of discussion about online curation recently in the wake of the Curator’s Code and the video below from Percolate. Most of it hasn’t sat well with me. I’m a compulsive consumer and sharer of online media. … Continue reading →

Via Randy Rebman
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 Curating tells a story. It involves bringing together several works in a way that may lead to greater appreciation, understanding and insight. Instead of worrying about via or ht (hat-tip) attribution for links we should be worrying about the story that’s told by the links we share, as a gestalt. What do they say about us and what we care about? What do they give to the people who take the trouble to read or watch what we link to?

 

A common sense perspective on the art of curation,

 

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Randy Rebman's curator insight, May 27, 8:08 PM

An interesting response on digital curation in that some are rather unscrupulous in their curation of content. 

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The Startling Effect Technology Is Having on Humans’ Attention Spans

The Startling Effect Technology Is Having on Humans’ Attention Spans | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Just because we may be allocating our attention differently as a function of the technologies we may be using, it doesn’t mean that the way our attention actually can function has changed,” Morton told the Ottawa Citizen. “Digital technologies dovetail seamlessly into the information processing abilities of our brain.”

The study further reveals that the rate at which humans now process information is faster than before handheld technology took hold of everyday life. Among the top four factors that impact attentions spans the most are media consumption, social media usage, technology adoption rates and multi-screening behaviors.

With regard to these factors, the study found that attention spans vary according to how one consumes media and at which rate they adopt to using it.

For example, those who adopt to social media the quickest are able to process information from interactive environments (TV) better than people who adopt to social media at a slower pace. Reversely, the so-called “late adopters” of social media tend to process information faster in non-interactive environments (not TV).

Via Howard Rheingold
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Perhaps not that surprising to some, but it would appear that we now have evidence that the human species have an attention span of less than your average goldfish - 8 seconds vs. 9 seconds for a goldfish. You might just have time to read this before moving on to your next interruption! 

 

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Otir's comment, May 15, 7:11 AM
I like your insight on this a lot because you put intelligent words on what I believe: that we are developing more effective use of the untapped capabilities of our neurons and creating new circuitry that is capable of more efficiently process information. And more over, we are discovering new types of information that we were not necessarily paying attention to because they are not "measurable" yet for lack of instruments to measure them but it will be invented too.
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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

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

Via Robin Good
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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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Fotografie Turismo Italia's curator insight, May 7, 4:13 AM

Un modo per gestire i contenuti per argomento con Google+

Nick Truch's curator insight, May 11, 7:36 AM

Une approche bigrement intéressante qui pourrait redonner de l'intérêt à Google+

Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 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!

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The Evolution of Social Media 2004 - 2014: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

An in-depth analysis on the evolution of social media in last ten years. Growth of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and more
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From the article:

 

The impact social media has had over our lives in the last decade has been somewhat balanced. If there are a few people who have been duped over these sites, it was because THEY were gullible. It was because they were not careful and sensible enough.

 

If we waste too much time over Facebook, it is because we are being stupid- not Zuck’s fault.

 

If relationships have failed because of social media, it is probably because they weren’t strong enough in the first place. Cheaters are going to cheat anyways, whether there is social media or not. People used the cheat even when there were no networking sites and internet. If there are a few who get obsessed with their presence on these sites, it is THEIR problem.


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Curate Your Favorite Content Into Visual Topic Channels with Topik.in


Via Robin Good
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A news curation tool. A possible alternative to Scoop.it. Easier to use, but not as feature rich (e.g. lacks some of Scoop.it social sharing and publishing options)

 

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 26, 12:40 PM



Topik.in is a new news curation app, similar in many ways to a much simplified version of Scoop.it. With a dedicated bookmarklet you can basically curate and personalise any content you find online and post it to a dedicated *virtual board* on Topik.in


There's none of the advanced backend content discovery engine features, nor the powerful embedding, domain name mapping, social sharing and publishing options that Scoop.it offers, but Topik.in is also much simpler and for anyone who would find Scoop.it too complex or feature-rich for his initial needs, it could be a potential starting point.


Posts appear in a layout much similar to Scoop.it two-column magazine vertical layout. Content can be easily shared on all major social channels, and when a reader clicks on a curated post, the full original content page loads up under a Topik.in frame that maintains context and reference to the original curated post.


It is possible to follow other boards and to repost content posted by others. During Beta each user can create up to 8 curated boards on different topics.


Good for anyone wanting to get his feet wet with news curation without needing to get a more complex tool and without needing to spend anything. 


English and Spanish languages supported.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.topik.in/ 


FAQ: http://www.topik.in/content/faq 




Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 27, 8:39 AM

A new curation tool, similar to Scoop.it, without the discover features.  Simple and promising for creating on-the-fly boards and organizing topical content. via @robingood

Stephanie Diamond's curator insight, April 27, 11:33 AM

Worth a look

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There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on its own distinct targets, to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done. 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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The message here is, not to confuse pleasant, cooperative behaviour with collaboration. The latter requires commitment to a common goal.

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Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs

Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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A couple of great finds from master Curator Robin Good. As he notes

 

"This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you can now include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issues of whether and how to compensate curated content from others"

 

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candy68's curator insight, April 7, 2:18 AM

cada vez es mas sencillo crear tu propio curso online...e incluso tu propia colección de cursos

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 9:57 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

New interesting tools make it possible to create online courses and full online learning programs, by drastically simplifying the design process while providing simple tools to curate and bring together valuable existing content already published online.

 

The first I'd like to bring to your attention is Classmill, which makes it very easy to create online courses by providing a very simple and intuitive interface and allowing the author to add with ease his own texts, as well as images, links and video clips coming from elsewhere on the web. Anyone can publish an online course and make it visible to everyone. Only those who register and join in can see the full contents and can participate in the integrated discussion area for the course.

 

The second one is Learnyst, which goes one step beyond Classmill by facilitating the creation of a full online school with multiple courses and the ability to charge for selected ones. 

 

Both tools are extremely easy to use, and allow the assembly of existing materials, whether owned or produced by others. 

 

This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you now can easily include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issue of whether and how to compensate curated content from others. 

 

This economic issue though, does not preclude tons of free high-quality content to be re-used and showcased in many new free learning courses and it provides those who want to learn with even more non-commercial alternatives to master their favorite topics. 

 

Takeaway: You are going to see more of these tools and more subject-matter experts create valuable learning resources by bringing together key relevant content produced by others while adding tangible value, perspective and context.

If you have a strong passion or expertise it's time to start thinking about building your own online school. 

 

 

Check out these two tools:

- Learnyst

- Classmill

 

Other curation tools for learning moving in the same direction:

- Gibbon

- Learnist

- Educrate

 

More content curation tools organised in categories:

https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good ;

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2:25 PM

 

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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face | The Social Web | Scoop.it

If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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One benefit of online collaboration is the ability to accommodate a wider range of communication and working styles. If you’re the kind of person who always speaks up in meetings (guilty as charged), the traditional workplace may work just great for you. But you’re missing out on the perspective and talents of people who like to mull on a problem before contributing, or that of people who communicate better visually or in writing than they do out loud.


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Love of learning is the key to success in the jobless future

Love of learning is the key to success in the jobless future | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Today's students should be ready to learn and change jobs constantly.

Via Mascha van de Weer
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There are many assumptions in this article and we really can't know which ones will be true, but I think by having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

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Mascha van de Weer's curator insight, July 30, 3:20 AM

Oh, loved reading this article! "..the key is for children to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and to be ready constantly reinvent themselves."

Sure there are many assumptions in this article and we really can't know which ones will be true, but I think by having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

Helen Crump's curator insight, July 30, 3:28 PM

"..the key is for children (not just children) to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and to be ready constantly reinvent themselves."

 Having a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, people will be able to face any challenge.  

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ID and Other Reflections: "Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

ID and Other Reflections: "Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Mascha van de Weer
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Some very useful tips about the tools that will help you to share what you know, and learn from the practice of others. Personal Knowledge Management. #pkm

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Mascha van de Weer's curator insight, July 9, 11:45 AM

Great article that tells us when to use which already familiar social networking tools for Working Out Loud. Twitter while you're still engaged in the activity, LinkedIn when you've had some time to crystallize, etc. Facebook getting more and more relevant for WOL!
Also, the article has links to many great examples. 

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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I have taken a number of courses with Coursera and Udemy - highly recommended.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 11, 4:27 PM

There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for?


RebeccaMoore's curator insight, July 15, 8:02 PM

Some of the mentioned websites (TED Ed, Learn Zillion) I already use and wish I could utilize more in my own learning as well as that of my students. Keep this website as a resource for getting started with various projects

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Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech | The Social Web | Scoop.it
startups today are proving that they can appeal to and handle the needs of enterprise organizations with the promise of a little investment for big returns. The explosive growth of Slack, and the other companies listed here, show just how ready for innovation the enterprise is.
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 Startups today are proving that they can appeal to and handle the needs of enterprise organizations with the promise of a little investment for big returns. The explosive growth of Slack, and the other companies listed here, show just how ready for innovation the enterprise is.


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The 5 Key Benefits of Social Collaboration

The 5 Key Benefits of Social Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Last week, we held our company’s first user conference. It was a terrific gathering of social knowledge network experts sharing experiences. Frankly, we learned as much as any of the attendees.

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Nearly every company has employees that speak with their customers. It’s a leap of faith to empower employees to represent your company to a customer, and in order for them to be successful; they need to have some autonomy to do what it takes to make the customer happy. While few companies are interested in a completely flat and self-organized structure, even hierarchical organizations would benefit from more social collaboration.


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A Top-Down Approach to Enterprise Collaboration

A Top-Down Approach to Enterprise Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Getting the top brass to use collaboration tools can drive greater usage by employees.

Via Mumba Cloud
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It’s not enough to make a collaboration tool available and then do little to foster adoption. Email, for instance, continues to be the primary communication tool inside enterprises even though they are very inefficient compared to the communications enabled by modern collaboration software. Yet, few organisations have made a concerted push to wean employees away from their dependence on email.


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The Ultimate Guide to Launching an Online Community

The Ultimate Guide to Launching an Online Community | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Skipping these steps before your community launch ill ruin your community.

Via Mumba Cloud
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The authors (Socious)  have created this to-do list to ensure you stay on the right track towards developing a thriving and successful online community.

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The Ghost Town that is Google Plus

The Ghost Town that is Google Plus | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it

Via In Other News
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A detailed and independent (I believe) analysis of Google+ usage statistics. Some stand-out statistics, such as 90% of the user profiles selected in a random sample have no content. But the network is not moribund. There is a small core of fairly active users (around 1% extrapolated across the estimated total users), which appears - at first sight - to be consistent with the "90-9-1" rule, where 90% watch (or lurk), 9% comment and 1% drive the conversations with original content. This rule is more commonly associated with closed or directed networks, not open social networks, but nevertheless, it does show that - for some - Google+ is providing value.

 

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In Other News's curator insight, May 2, 1:34 PM

The numbers don't look good.

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RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward

RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Via Robin Good: "PressForward is a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment."


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 27, 3:43 AM



PressForward is a free open-source, WordPress plugin for curating most any type of content within the standard WordPress publishing workflow.

PressForward is in fact a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment.


PressForward is designed to be used by multiple users, like in a distributed newsroom, where several individuals or even a small community suggest and submit and others edit, approve and post selected content.

To gather content PressForward offers a standard bookmarklet to capture any content you find on the web, and can also import OPML files to allow you to aggregate and filter all of your favorite RSS feeds. 


Last but not least, PressForward keeps close tabs on the sources you utilise, by automatically creating attribution links for any content you curate and allowing you to have your posts optionally auto-redirect to the original source. 


Free to use. 




A project of Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

N.B.: Of note the partnership initiative offered to any organisation interested in develop high-quality, collaboratively-sourced and edited publications, which offers up to $10,000 in funding and 



Mike McCallister's curator insight, April 28, 9:27 AM

Curating and sharing content is an important way of building your authority in your writing niche. If you really want to understand how to curate, follow Robin Good's "Content Curation World" on Scoop.it.


Robin shared this WordPress plugin that can help you find and post interesting content directly inside WordPress. I'll be testing this soon.

Janet Vasil's curator insight, May 14, 4:25 PM

Lots of paid content curation services are available online.  Here's a free open source wordpress plugin that's a good starting tool for a new content creator with full editing and curation capabilities.

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TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe

TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe | The Social Web | Scoop.it
As I start my exploration of tools like NodeXL it's very clear that being able to filter, probe and wander through the data provides far more insights to what’s going on.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Know more about your relationship with your Twitter network.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 22, 5:46 PM

What this has to do with infotention: become skilled at the use of NodeXl and TAGSExplorer and you'll have a powerful tool or knowing where in Twitter (and to whom) to put your attention.

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How to Promote Your Stories Effectively #Infographic

How to Promote Your Stories Effectively #Infographic | The Social Web | Scoop.it

“In digital marketing, there is always a new trend, a new technology or a new way of thinking to take into account. But there is still a place for the humble blog.”


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Karen Dietz
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With millions of people clamouring to be heard on the Interweb, a few tips here to help you shout louder!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 18, 1:01 PM
OK -- you've got business stories to share. Now what? Here's an infographic that lays it all out. Go grab your stories and get busy!
Debra Walker's curator insight, April 19, 2:12 PM

A wealth of information in here.

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Curate Your Online Course with Classmill

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Stephen Dale's insight:

A very useful resource for anyone thinking of delivering on-line courses. Simple to use, and free!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 4, 10:20 AM

Playing with this new tool as I experiment with redesigning a course. Looks easy, flexible and powerful.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 12:20 PM

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 7, 7:42 AM

Classmill,

Finally a content curation tool directly devoted to Online Courses. It's an excellent web tool for teacher, trainers or educators.


Easy of use and very intuitive:


collect your links, photos, files, videos, articles, clips, etc... and melt them onto learning modules 

Try it out now: http://classmill.com