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Content Curation Tool Announces: Curated Newsletters and MailChimp Integration

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

Excerpted from 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 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 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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Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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A useful enhancement to the service that will help it stand out from the other freemium content curation services.

R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 23, 2013 10:30 AM

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

Tina Stock's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:49 AM

Well done team, well done!

Shanika Journey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:21 AM


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There's a quiet revolution pulling some numbers down

There's a quiet revolution pulling some numbers down | The Social Web |
Steven Rosenbush and Clint Boulton of the Wall Street Journal did some interesting analysis of the social business — or work technologies — market recently, and determined that various analysis firms have been dropping their estimates of the size and growth of that market, quite considerably. For example, they report that IDC said in 2012…
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There's a gradual transition from mass communication via the traditional social business platforms towards more tightly and more frequent communication using specialised "chat apps". It’s not a scene of hundreds or thousands of users communicating, but small teams of intensely networked individuals. #socbiz #trends


Reading time: 5 mins

Relevance to future of work: 8/10


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4 Ways To Beat Disruptive Innovation

4 Ways To Beat Disruptive Innovation | The Social Web |
We need to focus on how we can learn, not what we think we know.
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From the article:


We need to effectively change the software in organizations to become more sensitive to changes in the marketplace and adaptable. This transformation starts with data, which needs to be made not only more accessible, but more easily combined with analytic resources to become actionable.


But most of all, it requires a change in perspective.  We can’t wait for emerging trends to become salient, by then it’s often too late.  Rather, we must focus on emerging platforms and build the skills we need to integrate with them.


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70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet - StumbleUpon

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A somewhat eclectic list of "useful" websites. Usefulness is in the eye of the beholder!

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The elements of great social media profiles

The elements of great social media profiles | The Social Web |

This infographic from shows the ins-and-outs of building a profile on each major social media site.

Via Baochi
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Useful tips on what to include in your social profile in an infographic created by 

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The Cost of Continuously Checking Email #socbiz

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email #socbiz | The Social Web |

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?

We all recognize the inefficiency of this approach. And yet surprisingly, we often work in ways that are equally wasteful.

The reason we keep a shopping list and try to keep supermarket trips to a minimum is that it’s easy to see the cost of driving to the store every time we crave a bag of potato chips. What is less obvious to us, however, is the cognitive price we pay each time we drop everything and switch activities to satisfy a mental craving.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Breaking the email habit has to start with the realisation that you are an addict!
Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 8, 12:45 AM

According to a University of California-Irvine study, regaining our initial momentum following an interruption can take, on average, upwards of 20 minutes.

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The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow, Favorite and Share – 3cseo

The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow, Favorite and Share – 3cseo | The Social Web |

When I choose someone new to follow, when I compose a new tweet, when I share and favorite an update, I seldom think about the why. My following sessions would probably seem haphazard to an outsider, and my favoriting technique comes and goes from one strategy to another.


Even so, the way I use Twitter is far less random than I thought. There is science and psychology behind the way we all tweet.


Researchers have discovered trends in the way that we perform every major action on Twitter—favoriting, updating, sharing, and following. And there's even an interesting bit of psychology behind what makes Twitter so attractive in the first place. Here's a look at the psychology of Twitter: what makes us follow, favorite, share and keep coming back for more....

Via Jeff Domansky
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From the article:

What spurs us to follow someone on Twitter? Researchers at Georgia Tech and Michigan combined to study the factors involved in following.


The factors they came up with boiled down to three categories: social behaviors, message content, and social network structure. Here are the individual factors for each, starting with social behaviors:

Tweet volumeBurstiness – tweets per hourInteractions – replies, mentions, and favoritesBroadcast communication – the ratio of tweets with no @-mentionTrustworthiness of the profile – How well is the bio filled out? Is there a URL in the profile? Is there a location listed?


The individual factors for message content:

Positive/negative sentimentInformational content – ratio of tweets containing either a URL, RT, MT, HT, or “via”Meformer content – ratio of tweets containing self-referencing pronouns like “I,” “me,” “we,” and “us”Topic focusRetweets – how often your content gets retweetedHashtag usageTReDIX – Tweet Reading Difficulty Index (based on the frequency of real English words longer than 6 letters)


The individual factors in social network structure:

Reciprocity – The number of people you follow who also follow youAttention-status ratio – Total followers compared to total followingNetwork overlap – How similar are the people you follow to those a follower follows


Does any of this resonate with how you choose who to follow?



rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, July 7, 9:55 PM

This is so informative and so helpful! It is an exhaustive study on my we are addicted to micro-social networking sights, and the writer has explained this through his understanding of Psychology. Intermittent conditioning is the term used to explain why we keep returning to the site. A single re-tweet, or a single favorite would be enough to keep us visiting the site from time to time! The researcher has also narrowed down some of the possible factors that might contribute to one's popularity on a social networking site. The findings of this research have implications for not just Twitter, but also Facebook, and Blog spot.  Being a regular writer on Blog spot, I was able to gain important ideas about how to make my posts more visible, and to be able to get more hits. I am sure that all bloggers and  tweeters will gain a lot after reading this!

pink HA media's curator insight, July 8, 4:07 AM

Tweet shrink

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, July 10, 3:38 AM

Eternas preguntas del marketing y todas las ciencias humanas: por qué "megusta" en FB,  por qué "seguir" en Twitter, por qué "conectar" en LinkedIn... ¿¡Por qué "comprar" en el supermercado!?

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Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends

Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends | The Social Web |

Via Robin Good
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A super Twitter utility service for aggregating your favourite Twitter resources,




Robin Good's curator insight, June 29, 7:20 AM

Happy Friends is a new free tool created by Dave Winer which allows you to closely follow those Twitter accounts for which you don't want to miss a beat. 

Happy Friends makes it easy for you to add (but not to delete for now) any Twitter account you want and to easily expand it to see all of its most recent tweets. 

The result is a simple interface which lists your favorite Twitter sources and allows you to check rapidly what each one of them has posted. 

What may escape anyone not reading this, is that by clicking on any of the headlines displayed inside Happy Friends you get to see the full Twitter card display, just as it was intended to be seen on Twitter with integrated images and video. 

Happy Friends fulfils for me a true need, as with Twitter typical readers and tools (including lists) it is very difficult to track specific sources postings without doing a few click acrobatics. 

I hope that in one of the upcoming versions, the formatting of the tweets will also be improved as to make it easier for the eye to rapidly scan the information presented. The twitter grey icons on the left do to little to quiet down the noise created by all the the tweet texts and links appearing on the Happy Friends page. Vertical spacing between items and separating text from links would significantly improve legibility and rapid eye-scanning of the content.

Very useful.

Free to use.

Try it out now: 

See also: 


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How to grow an Enterprise Social Network? - Part 1 - Ascent Blog

How to grow an Enterprise Social Network? - Part 1 - Ascent Blog | The Social Web |
How to introduce an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) in your organization? (How to grow an Enterprise Social Network?

Via Mumba Cloud
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Some useful points here, but it all distills down to this:

"If you are on a journey to implement an Enterprise Social Network (ESN), make sure you have sponsorship from the top, a trigger to get movement, a good enough budget and the freedom to experiment."

As many people involved in developing collaborative networks have come to realise, omitting just one of those ingredients can be the difference between success and failure. 

Reading time: 4 mins.

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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | The Social Web |

Via Robin Good
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A useful resources for content curator bloggers. I found the following point particularly relevant:

"Know the needs of your readers. Create and arrange your content to engage readers to be part of the conversation and learning."

PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, June 19, 8:59 AM

An excellent perspective about blogging as content curation.

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 20, 10:25 PM

More on CC incorporated with Blogging


christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 3:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

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Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | The Social Web |
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

Via janlgordon
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I've followed Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for many years now, and was fortunate enough to meet him when he keynoted at the Online Information Conference in London in 2010. His insight into technology trends and the predicted effects that that technology will have on people and workplace have established him as a preeminent thought leader for social business. 


This post brings connects the dots between a number of diverse technologies, e.g. Internet of Things,  wearable devices, RFID, 3D printing etc., and suggests that we'll begin seeing the impact of these technologies in how we work and the way we work in a much shorter timescale than most people imagine.


Hinchcliffe says "Expect a new generation of (largely mobile) analytics tools and business intelligence services that allows workers to tap into, measure, analyze, and better make use of the fully instrumented organization."


I'm left wondering whether we should consider this increased ability to monitor, measure and analyze everything we do in a "fully instrumented organization" as a benign or threatening development? Do we all really want to be connected to an increasingly complex "network of things" 24 x 7, which will never really be understood by the majority?  And will privacy become something that we can only aspire to - so rare that we'd be willing to pay a premium for it? I think we'll soon know!

janlgordon's comment, June 13, 3:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 6:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 7:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

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Tell Your Story Better: Everything to Know About Creating Visual Content

"Visual content” is the hot new term in content marketing. But what does it really mean, and how can you use it to your advantage? Check out this SlideShow t...

Via Karen Dietz
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The Taxonomy of Visual Content slide is particularly useful.

Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 31, 11:52 AM

This is a nice SlideShare piece that takes a complex subject and boils it down into easy-to-understand principles that anyone can use to create better visual stories.

Check it out. It's one of the better pieces I've found on the topic and includes some information I'd not seen before. Like the Taxonomy of Visual Content which covers different content in terms of cost, interactivity, and format. Very helpful! So is the slide going over the elements of successful visual content. The post also tackles how to get started.

Grab this and go!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at 

Monica Norton's curator insight, June 2, 10:00 AM

Great overview of visual content from Column Five. What is visual content, what's the ROI, why does it matter?

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20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools | ZDNet

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools | ZDNet | The Social Web |
Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of.
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A very useful list - but whether I'll ever get around to trying them all I'm not sure!

At present I tend to fall back on Google Drive for collaborative working, particularly given the on-going feature enhancement from Google (e.g. conversation activity stream). However, missing from the list but well worth a mention is  Quip ( It meets the "contemporary" criterion, having only launched last year, and scores on simplicity and ease of use. Well worth a look.



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How 3-D printing will radically change the world

How 3-D printing will radically change the world | The Social Web |
The rise of 3-D printing will make life as we know it today barely recognizable in 50 to 75 years. But it's not the Jetsons. Not yet.

Via Susan Bainbridge
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From the article: "3-D printing technology is advancing at a staggering rate. American designers are now working on 3-D printed cars, while in China andHolland, 3-D printers are building entire houses. The first 3-D printed hamburger was recently created in England, heralding the possibility of a man-made food supply."


The hype over 3-D printing, say technology experts, ignores the potential problems it will create. One significant problem is the legality and ethical ramifications of widespread public use. Right now, additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3-D printing) is in its "Wild West" phase, meaning, the laws have not yet caught up with the technology.


An example of this is 3-D printed guns. Last year, blueprints for a 3-D-printable gun, The Liberator, were posted online and downloaded some 100,000 times before the State Department ordered them taken down.'s going to be a while before you can use a 3D printer to print you some new followers on social media networks...but watch this space!

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 13, 1:35 PM

Thanks Susan! Great Post to peruse

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The Power of Knowledge Sharing

The Power of Knowledge Sharing | The Social Web |

Systems to manage the wealth of knowledge inside companies can help junior staff get a leg up in career advancement.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Knowledge management systems are costly to acquire and maintain with current information. They should not be thought of as a magic wand to be waved at your organisation’s complexities. However, this study has shown evidence  that the career progression of younger and mid-level consultants can be enhanced through their use. #km


Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 6, 4:50 AM

A study of a strategy consulting company shows that junior and mid-level consultants who use social information from a KM system are promoted more quickly because they are able to build a network and connect to key people in the firm.

They also had access to experts they would otherwise find difficult to approach.

That's all fine, but tying the use of a knowledge management system to career advancement is in my opinion a narrow approach.

The most important source of competitive advantage for modern organizations is its ability to find, share and act on the right knowledge. Social learning and the exchange of knowledge is not something that happens in a closed ecosystem inside the organizational boundaries. Furthermore, knowledge sharing shouldn't be considered as merely a smart career move - benefiting only egoistic 

The objective should always the creation of an adaptive organization where people connect and participate in knowledge flows. It is this opportunity to see many different perspectives, continually challenge our thinking and come up with new ideas, new approaches that will help us to become even more effective in times of change.  

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How to run a team of people who never see each other

How to run a team of people who never see each other | The Social Web |
Millions of people make a living without ever setting foot in an office. Particularly in technology, companies are moving away from just outsourcing rote tasks to remote workers and toward building entirely distributed teams. One leader is Elance-oDesk, the largest online marketplace for freelance talent. In addition to providing a platform for distributed and part-time work, the company...
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A telecommuting option can allow access to remote workers that are more productive and easier to retain, Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom’s found when he examined a Chinese travel website which adopted the policy. Telecommuting employees also cost $1,900 less in terms of equipment and space over nine months.


The key to having a distributed team is to avoid creating the feeling that the employees at the main office are the real employees, and those elsewhere exist to do the work that the in-house staffers don’t feel like doing.


It takes extra work to include people when they aren’t physically present, and to prevent a “throw it over the wall” attitude. Regardless of whether the remote worker is on salary or a freelancer, make sure they’re included in communication, meeting, and events.

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Information Overload: Why Brevity Is Becoming a Business Basic

Information Overload: Why Brevity Is Becoming a Business Basic | The Social Web |

Brevity is emerging as an essential new business basic.
In the fast-paced, multi-tasking, attention-deficit workplaces we find ourselves, getting to the point quickly matters more than ever.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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From the article:


"The average person’s attention span is now only 8 seconds, and professionals are interrupted 6-7 times an hour, often unable to get back to their task at hand. More than 43 percent of us abandon complicated or lengthy emails in the first 30 seconds, and the majority of us admit ignoring half the emails we receive every day."

A useful piece on the importance of applying thought and effort on keeping your message brief whilst not losing the context. 

As Mark Twain is famously reported to have said: 

" I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead". 


Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 16, 12:31 PM

If you can’t capture your audience’s attention and deliver your message with brevity, people will disconnect with you, and it may cost you promising career opportunities. The unspoken expectation is that successful people will be masters of brevity.

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How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue | The Social Web |

Collaboration just feels right — like a big hug or a warm puppy.

But collaboration also has an overlooked dark side. 


Picture this: A complex issue is identified. A diverse, cross-functional team is assembled to solve it. Key stakeholders are gathered. Information is collected. Options are debated. Approval is sought. And then… nothing happens. So more information is gathered. More stakeholders are invited. More conference calls are logged. More debate ensues. More approval is sought. Round and round the project goes — when, where, and how somebody will decide, nobody knows.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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In order to avoid multiple iterations for consultation and collaboration, be clear from the start on two critical points:


What is the project’s purpose? 

Who will make the decision?

Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 11, 7:34 AM

Advise from article: Define the purpose and designate the final decision maker before a project starts.

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Growing an Online Community: 8 Ways to Super-Charge Engagement

Growing an Online Community: 8 Ways to Super-Charge Engagement | The Social Web |
Learn about things that you can do to increase engagement in your private online community for customers, partners, or members.

Via Michael Norton
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" takes engagement to make engagement" - How very true!

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Do People Choose Pain Over Boredom?

Do People Choose Pain Over Boredom? | The Social Web |

People are unhappy in their own company and some prefer painful experiences to their own thoughts, a new study claims.




Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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A symptom of the need to be continually engaged and entertained. It seems we are no longer at peace with our own minds! 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 6, 2:48 PM

The contentious paper, in the journal Science, argues we are not very good at enjoyable, recreational thought.

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Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice

Google's new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.
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Google had just announced a new initiative called Material Design that promised to unify all Google products (and third-party Android apps) under a common UX language.

Material Design wants to add the intuitive feeling of physical objects in a purely digital environment. It renders all of the windows and buttons behind your screen as pieces of paper. Each piece catches light and casts shadow in a simulated 3-D space that meets your finger at the screen's glass, but this nanometer-thick wonder surface that's more capable than any material known to man. Where real paper would rip, Google's ambiguous stuff can balloon to double in size or split into two or three pieces and then recombine. Where real paper would appear dead white, Google's stuff can ripple with colours and animations.

But this technology is not stopping at making digital paper feel like a real-world experience.  It will include cloth--from table linens to stains--and liquids that ooze and bubble. According to Matius Duarte, one of the design leads, Material Design will power a living infrastructure in a world where every conceivable surface glows, shifts, and ripples, quite literally reshaping the way we communicate, learn, work, and live.

It seems we might soon have difficulty separating what we see, feel and hear in the physical world with the digital facsimiles.

Reading time: 5mins

#google #trends

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A Remarkably Simple Way To Master Social Media - Forbes

A Remarkably Simple Way To Master Social Media - Forbes | The Social Web |

A Remarkably Simple Way To Master Social MediaForbesThis, unfortunately, is where nearly everyone screws up on social media. By social media, I mean LinkedIn, Twitter, Slideshare, Facebook and – yes – even Forbes.

Via Baochi
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Unless your job is in marketing or sales - the following holds true:

"The secret to social media success is to focus on attracting a small number of people with whom you actually wish to interact. The more you think of your “followers” as actual people, the closer you will come to using social media in a highly powerful manner."


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Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions

Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions | The Social Web |

Via Robin Good
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A very useful summary from Robin Good, which helps if you're not too sure about reading the full article about OPML. This is a new area to explore for me, having lost the facility in Google Reader (RIP) to create and share aggregated RSS feed lists.


from the article:


"If you export your list of favourite websites in the OPML file format, you can then share your reading list with other people. They can import the list into their preferred feed reader. There are quite a few ways anyone can create such an OPML file. This article provides links to various resources related to OPML, how to create OPML files and how to share them."



Fernando Zamith's curator insight, June 16, 3:19 AM

Parece interessante. Estou a experimentar.

Karen Bowden's comment, June 16, 9:54 AM
This is great! I love it! I can't wait to share some of my own lists. Thank you so much for posting this.
Robin Good's comment, June 16, 10:29 AM
Hi Karen, happy to see that you found this as useful as i did.
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The Future of Work is Already Here - Seven powerful models for work in the connected, collaborative, creative, Big Data economy

The Future of Work is Already Here - Seven powerful models for work in the connected, collaborative, creative, Big Data economy | The Social Web |

There is a lingering notion in the world of business and beyond that organizations are things with four walls, that employees are people who report to work inside them every day for years on end, that work is a matter of executing on defined “KPIs,” and that success is a product of climbing ladders and exerting an ever-greater span of control. But the fact is, we’re in the midst of a great reshuffling of the talent deck.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Organizations and leaders today must focus on unleashing human capacity—designing environments and systems for work that inspire individuals to contribute their full imagination, initiative, and passion every day—and on aggregating human capability—leveraging new social, mobile, and digital technologies to activate, enlist, and organize talent across boundaries.


The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) launched the Unlimited Human Potential M-Prize to unearth the most progressive practices and boldest ideas around those two challenges. They recently announce the winners of the M-Prize, selected from over one hundred entries from every kind of organization and every corner of the world.

Meet the winners (in alphabetical order):


- Nomatik Coworking by Andrew Jones, Tony Bacigalupo and David Walker

- Horizontal Management at by Mario Kaphan

- Collaborative Funding: Dissolve Authority, Empower Everyone, and Crowdsource a Smarter, Transparent Budget by Alanna Krause

- How We Harnessed  Big Data and Social Technology to Empower and Engage Employees by Chelsea Lefaivre

- Enterprise Knowledge Graph – One Graph to Connect Them All by Lukas Masuch

- Incubating Intrapreneurs to Revitalize Customer Business by Shyam Sundar Nagarajan

- Developing Tomorrow’s Talent: A Girl, A Blog, and 30 Days to Business Impact by Clare Norman


#kmers #socbiz

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

Via Robin Good
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A good insight to Content Curation and a useful example of how to use Storify to connect the pieces of research. #curation

John Slifko's curator insight, June 11, 4:05 PM

More on content curation as a teaching tool. 

Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 11:06 AM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 1:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

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12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again

12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again | The Social Web |

"As I have added Evernote back into my routine, I find myself using it every day.

From the quick capture of ideas and notes, to the collection of reference material and documents, Evernote is my main information library.

The ability to access my notes from anywhere is a powerful capability that saves time and makes me more productive.

If you have moved away from Evernote or haven’t explored its full potential, I recommend trying these tips today."

Via Howard Rheingold
Stephen Dale's insight:

I've been using Evernote as part of my daily routine for the past 3 years, and couldn't do without it. Apart from the 12 (excellent) tips in the article, I've found the scheduler very useful for prompting actions - e.g. to write a blog post on a note I've written or a webclip that I've captured; the iPad version allows me to scan-in business cards, where the contact name is  auto-checked against LinkedIn, and I've configured the Evernote options such that any Google Search I perform automatically displays results from my Evernote notebooks next to the Google search results.


If you've never used Evernote - give it a try and follow some of the 12 tips given in this article. 



Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 30, 11:16 AM

On the info-tools side of infotention, I resisted Evernote for years, but now find it indispensible. I keep mailing lists, info on my classes, clip items for my hobbies, forward emails confirming online orders (email to evernote is most useful if you add your evernote email address to your address book)

David McGavock's curator insight, June 8, 5:24 PM

Evernote is the bomb. I used the free version for years but use it so much that I decided to support them with my $$. I love the way it synchronizes my notes between devices. Easy sharing also.