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Curated by Sonia C. Alonso
Just a reminder of what's Content Curation: Content Curation is the process to discover, grab and organize digital content for a specific niche or matter.
===> The difference between content curation and content aggregation is that it involves human processes in order to filter and present relevant content. <===
Robin Good: A curated collection of Pinterest-like web sites, in perfect Pinterest-like style.
As an increasing number of brands and smaller publishers are adopting a Pinterest-like layout approach to make their content more accessible, someone has decided to start collecting and organizing the best of these.
"Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest. It’s spread like a hot, juicy rumor over Twitter, infecting (or improving, depending on how you look at it) the way we use the Internet. Think of it as the Pinterest-ifictation of the Web.
If Tumblr were designed today it might look like Pinterest. All Pinterest did was take the Tumblr feed — a mishmash of uploaded, reblogged and remixed words and images — and make it easier to skim. Rather than scroll endlessly through a single feed of content, Pinterest displays it in as many columns as your browser width can handle..."
You can submit your own here: http://pinteresti.st/submit
RSS feed: http://pinteresti.st/rss
Check it out now: http://pinteresti.st/
(Thanks to Guillaume DeCugis for discovering this)
Robin Good: Euscreen, a Best Practice Network funded by the European Commission and which provides standardised access to over 30,000 items of video programme content and complementary contextual information, has been updating "Exhibitions" a curated set of 10 collections covering cover historical events, political debates and everyday life in Europe.
From the official site: "The current release, visible at http://www.euscreen.eu/exhibitions.html, brings online 10 different exhibitions, some of which are divided into subchapters or strands. The exhibitions are created by archivists, researchers, and enthusiasts."
EUscreen Exhibitions: http://www.euscreen.eu/exhibitions.html#.UDO0j0TMqng
Robin Good: Critical thinking is a key strategic skill needed by any serious professional curator.
"Critical thinking provides the keys for our own intellectual independence..." and it helps to move away from "rashy conclusions, mystification and reluctance to question received wisdom, authority and tradition" while learning how to adopt "intellectual discipline" and a way to express clearly ideas while taking personal responsibility for them.
Key takeaways from this video:
Critical thinking refers to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with "evaluating information" as well as our own thought in a disciplined way.
Highly recommended for all curators. 9/10
|Rescooped by Sonia C. Alonso from 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners|
If you are looking for a deeper look into curating, it can be found. I want to build a curation tool, so I am working my way though my backlog of pinboard links about curation. Here I have a list of all the tools I can find that would be considered curation tools.
Consumer / Personal Tools
Stellar : http://stellar.io/
Storify : http://storify.com/
Bundlr : http://gobundlr.com/
Scoop It : http://www.scoop.it/
Curated By : http://www.curated.by/
Thoora : http://thoora.com/
Postpost : http://postpo.st/
Snipi : http://www.snipi.com/
trap!t : http://trap.it/
scrible : http://www.scrible.com/
faveous : http://www.faveous.com/
memonic : http://www.memonic.com/home
Bag The Web : http://bagtheweb.com/
And more at Rumproarious : http://goo.gl/TxQSn
This piece is from the Infoengineering blog
I selected this article because it is a constant challenge for me as a content curator and I know all of you are dealing with this, some better than others. More to come on this subject in weeks to come.
We're all experiencing this problem, there are some great suggestions to help you navigate all the noise.
"Information Overload is an increasing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general".
The Information Overload Age - This is when your mind is bombarded with images, sounds and sensations that overload the brain.
The root of the problem is that, although computer processing and memory is increasing all the time, the humans that must use the information are not getting any faster.
Effectively, the human mind acts as a bottleneck in the process.
There are some great suggestions on how to work with information overload effectively:
There are no simple solutions but here are some things you can do right now that will help you:
**Spending less time on gaining information that is nice to know and more time on things that we need to know now.
**Focusing on quality of information, rather than quantity.
**A short concise e-mail is more valuable than a long e-mail.Learning how to create better information (this is what Infogineering is about).
**Be direct in what you ask people, so that they can provide short precise answers.
**Single-tasking, and keeping the mind focused on one issue at a time.
****Spending parts of the day disconnected from interruptions (e.g. switch off e-mail, telephones, Web, etc.) so you can fully concentrate for a significant period of time on one thing.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
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