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Curation the whole story!

Curation the whole story! | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

The entire curation story can be told from this picture: information overflow - reasons for curation are multiple ...

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Curation: natural form of Mobile Publishing

Curation: natural form of Mobile Publishing | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

For a long time, Mobile Internet was a “baby internet” as Steve Jobs called it, the day the iPhone was launched. The first smartphones were not very smart as they didn’t support “real” HTML browsing nor many of the Web technologies that made online experiences rich and useful. Obviously, the iPhone changed that (...). But one area that still struggles with mobile is content publishing. (...) Curation is an opportunity to change that. Here's why.

 


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TEDxGrandRapids - Steve Rosenbaum - Innovate: Curation!

Curation is the new magic that makes the web work. Bringing the web back to human scale with human filters you trust

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Content Strategy, Curation for Travel Writers

Content Strategy, Curation for Travel Writers | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it
The online travel writer needs to be far more than a great writer these days. Here are some ideas about curation, engagement and connectedness.

"I think the Content opportunities for travel cos (and others) in 2011 online are all about curation. Rather than add yet more content to that vast overflowing pile out there, start to help people navigate to the good stuff. Become a trusted advisor and a useful friend. You might need to top it and tail it with some content of your own, but consider the amazing resourse that's already out there. Save your cash, don't recreate the wheel - just make it spin more smoothly."

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The demise of quality content on the web

The demise of quality content on the web | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

A rant about linkbait articles and the web's race to the intellectual bottom.

  • You can’t see a single word from the actual article without scrolling.
  • "Like over-stuffed attendees at a dull banquet, the mind wanders. We are terrified that people are dumbing down, and so we provide them with ever dumber entertainment. We sell them ever greater distractions, hoping to dazzle them further"
  • “Anti-intellectualism is one of my biggest fears for our society.”


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The Demise of Quality Content on the Web - The Rise of Great Content Curators

  • The wells of attention are being drilled to depletion by linkbait headlines, ad-infested pages, “jumps” and random pagination, and content that is engineered to be “consumed” in 1 minute or less .... And the reality is that “Alternative Attention sources” simply don’t exist.
  • The Opportunity:  2012 will be the year of curation
  • Know your audience, know their pain points, find and select the best content, add your own opinions, information or anything that will provide more value for your audience
  • Select only the best content, don't just aggregate links that add to the noise
  • Become a trusted resource and many opportunities will come

 


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Karen Dietz's comment, December 4, 2011 12:23 PM
Great post and comments Jan! Looking forward to 2012.
janlgordon's comment, December 4, 2011 2:59 PM
@Karen Dietz

Thanks Karen! 2012 is going to be an amazing year for all of us!!
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:39 AM

Quality Matters!

A MUST read!!!

Check also:

http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

http://www.scoop.it/t/the-scoop-it-spotlight

http://blog.scoop.it/en/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/

 

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Curation is the Key to Staying Relevant | Travel 2.0 Consulting Group

Destinations, resorts and the tourism industry have, for decades, confidently provided answers to the inevitable tourist question of 'what.' But now, during the digital decade, the question is 'why.'... "Not 'what' do you have to offer, but 'why' should I visit your destination?' "Make no mistake, curation is inevitable within the tourism industry ... "

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Learn About Web Video and Auration

Learn About Web Video and Auration | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

While content aggregation has been around for a while with sites using algorithms to find and link to content, the relatively new practice of editorial curation - human filtering and organizing - has created a new workflow and new engagement, and revenue options for publishers, brands, and communities.

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The 5 Models Of Content Curation

The 5 Models Of Content Curation | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

"Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America - and started as a private art collection from one man ..."

"Content Curation is a term that describes the act of finding, grouping, organizing or sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific issue."

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Steven Rosenbaum's Curation Nation

Steven Rosenbaum's Curation Nation | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

"Bringing the web back to human scale with human filters you trust and love. A powerful mix of passion and context turns noise back into signal."

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Forget Curation, Focus on Original Content

Forget Curation, Focus on Original Content | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it
So many organizations are getting caught up in content curation, but the real power of content marketing lies in original content creation.

"The real opportunity in 2012 is for YOU to be the source material. You become the media company. With so many curators out there looking for great content to spread, the opportunities for quality, “must-have” industry content has NEVER been more in demand."

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Guillaume Decugis & Jean-Marie Hullot

Guillaume Decugis & Jean-Marie Hullot | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

Guillaume Decugis (Scoop.it) & Jean-Marie Hullot @LeWeb:Le Web TV  - on curation, scoop.it and fotopedia

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Content Marketing 3.0 Was Marketer von Museumskuratoren lernen können

Content Marketing 3.0 Was Marketer von Museumskuratoren lernen können | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

Das Zusammenstellen und Präsentieren ausgewählter Inhalte gehört zu den nachhaltig erfolgreichen Strategien im Internet und gewinnt auch im Marketing immer mehr an Bedeutung.

"Die Positionierung als ‘Thought-Leader’ in einem bestimmten Marktsegment erfordert also nicht zwingend eigene Beiträge, sondern kann durch das Herausfiltern und Präsentieren von hochgradig relevanten und ‘nahrhaften’ Inhalten geschehen."

"STELLEN SIE SICH VOR, SIE WÜRDEN SICH ÜBER EINEN NEWSLETTER FREUEN!?!"

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Content Curation: 10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Content Marketing & Curating

David Meerman Scott (Author, New Rules of Marketing): "What is Expedia, for example? It’s an aggregation of airline and hotel feeds that then get aggregated to create content" (...) "I’m a huge fan of content syndication, great stuff. Been going on for decades. But the two challenges for people that want to embark on a strategy like that is A: Humans or Technology and B: What’s the taxonomy or folksonomy to put it together."

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Content Curation: The new communications responsibility

"Curation is a response to aworld of content abundance"

"It’s not information overload.It’s filter failure"

"Curation Process •Identification•Collection•Documentation•Context•Display"

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Curation: Future of Destination Marketing

Curation: Future of Destination Marketing | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

Finding out about destinations is a labyrinth of government sponsored tourism sites, link baiting sites promising information about a destination but only delivering a long list of pay-per-click links, and individual attractions within a destination. For a traveler still trying to decide where to go, life isn't so simple ... but curation can help. A hot topic among those who work in social media is the idea of curation (...) scouring the web and curating the best content into a single destination.

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Seth's Blog: The trap of social media noise

If we put a number on it, people will try to make the number go up. Now that everyone is a marketer, many people are looking for a louder megaphone, a chance to talk about their work, their career, their...

"Relentlessly focus. Prune your message and your list and build a reputation that's worth owning and an audience that cares."

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Scoop.it Went Live: The Story - Curated, Scooped, Storified - and Scooped again!

Curation tools, techniques and practices are steady becoming more and more professional. Storify and Scoop.it are leading the pack with their new upgrades. Today Scoop.it also fixed the integration with Storify stories. Here is an example, curating articles, quotes, tweets, photos and videos.


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Guillaume De Cugis responds to Robin Good

Guillaume De Cugis responds to Robin Good | Travel Curators and Curation Tools | Scoop.it

Guillaume De Cugis of Scoop.it responds to Curation thought leader, Robin Good in Scoop.it comment thread: 

( ...) Another example: I went to a Picasso exhibition a few ago at the de Young museum in SF: wonderful one. Did the curator spend more time preparing it than Picasso did creating the works? Unlikely. Is this saying that curators have it easy? Absolutely no! Easier doesn't mean it doesn't take any time at all. (...) our vision has always been to create a new form of media publishing, different than blogs or micro-blogging that is based on curation in a topic-centric model.

http://www.scoop.it/t/real-time-news-curation/p/829912335/for-you-is-curation-the-ability-to-create-a-gorgeous-looking-online-magazine-or-is-it-something-else

(Curated by http://www.curationprofits.com  )

 


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Robin Good's comment, December 19, 2011 3:00 AM
Thank you Russell for picking this up. I think you could have provided extra value and stronger interest to click through, if, instead of copying and republishing the whole original answer from Guillaume which is accessible on his post, you excerpted the key points from the two sides of the argument, allowing readers to make sense of what is being discussed without having to go and re-read the whole exchange from scratch.

That, to me would have been an act of true help toward who is reading you.
Robin Good's comment, December 19, 2011 3:24 AM
No need to understand or buy into both sides to have a balanced reporting.

Asking is always an available option. When in need, use it! ;-)
Comments are there for this purpose.
If you chose voluntarily to repost without taking the time to uncover and understand what's being discussed and what the two parties are saying, you are just reposting stuff with no additional info or insight.

How does that help your readers make sense of this discussion without having to re-read it from the beginning?

themezoom 's comment, December 19, 2011 3:17 PM
Hello Robin, I also reported additional insight (added value) in a sister piece that also included my additional insight, which is also linked now on this story -
http://goo.gl/knzVr

I "un-buried the lead" as I saw fit- which is added value AS CONTEXT (in my opinion).

The lead that I "un-buried" was hidden in the gems of your comments button on this Scoop.it post- because as a micro-celebrity, you yourself, have become newsworthy.

Also, by saying that i do not understand that other side of the story- what I mean is, the pure irony of your post, nullified the argument. It was largely self-expression and expert opinion- and persuasion.

It is not as if I did not take the time to understand both sides, I just don't think your side makes sense- in any context. It is too ironic to make sense.

The very digital context of your argument took place as context within your own personal Thought-Leadership digital magazine (gorgeouos, by the way) on Scoop.it - which is a pure form of self expression.

In your post, you use your own personal brand authority and thought leadership, in order too persuade me to question the very Technology Context (online magazines) being used, is the opposite of curation.

Because I am a subject matter expert on the topic of "contextual influence" and a technologist, I am very sensitive to such matters.

I refuse to submit to the idea that the topics, stories and sources that a curator 'selects' do not have a contextual agenda- driven by both self-expression and desire to persuade (i.e. attract). This nonsense has been floating around long enough.

The underlying agenda of curators (most refuse to admit) is to attract "leads" i.e. interest and clicks, which is the same agenda of any good magazine.

That being said, the traditional journalist reporting style is the "upside down pyramid" approach to writing, where the lead is un-buried in the headline. My post in question, is in this traditional style.

What concerns me about the curation movement, is its lack of HONESTY.

Digital Context Is Opinion. (In my opinion)

The articles chosen by a curator represent a CHOICE about what he/she believes is important - and these choices influences others- by casting certainty or doubt in their minds- and by focusing in on "potential meaning" of large data sets. This adds value. But it is also the subtlest form of persuasion.

Curators ARE persuaders, and we should not pretend otherwise when questioning the 'technical context' or messing with the 'metaphorical marketing campaigns' of any technology platforms we are standing on! (grin) I admit that the very context of your story felt as misplaced and incomplete as you imply that mine is.

I think you are probably the type of person who will (in a friendly way) criticize any Digital Context that is not your own. That is part of what makes you a great curator. (grin)

Have you ever thought about designing your own curation application? Now THAT would be newsworthy. ; - )

Respectfully, Russell Wright, Theme Zoom Developer
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Forum delle Eccellenze 2011- Robin Good

Uno stralcio della storia di Robin Good prima di diventare un editore sul web e una breve introduzione al modello di business che Robin suggerisce a tutti color...
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Is Curation The Ability To Create a Gorgeous-Looking Online Magazine?

Robin Good: While I am absolutely thankful to Guillaume De Cugis and everyone else on the Scoop.it team, for providing me with probably the best content curation and newsmastering tool I have ever used, I have not been able to restrain my discontent for their (and other content curation producers) somewhat misleading communication strategy. (...) I am in fact, a strong Scoop.it supporter, if not altogether, an uncertified "brand ambassador"(...)
If you were to watch this video, like other video clips where Guillaume has explained in front of a camera what Scoop.it is all about, you will hear, one clear and unambiguous statement: "Scoop.it is about making it easy for people to create their own magazine or online newspaper." Perfectly matching the tagline appearing on the Scoop.it home page which reads: "Easily publish gorgeous magazines."  To me, the fastest and shortest/easiest way to post/share something on your website, blog or social media channels, with the minimum effort possible and the maximum reach, has NOTHING to do with curation. [Video] 


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Mayra Aixa Villar's comment, December 18, 2011 3:38 PM
Hi Robin
Thank you very much for answering my message. I must confess that I´m a big fan of yours so I really appreciate that you actually took some time to continue sharing some ideas with me.
I´m also a great supporter of Scoop.it and Mr. Decugis´ work and it´s not my intention to question his efforts or ambitions at all. But, I think this kind of interaction is really valuable to start setting common grounds on effective content curation. Mr. Decugis himself acknowledges in his previous comment that “[the] role as a platform is to create the incentives to develop usage in the right direction.” I think this is exactly what this discussion is aiming at.
I also agree that Scoop.it can be a great curator tool. But this will happen as long as we, users, learn to be selective and dare to share more than “what other people are saying about a certain topic/interest.” By making sensible use of the “Reactions section” to comment on an article or even, sharing a completely new post without any URL attached (tools that are not so widely used among the Scoop.it community), we can start paving the way for understanding and organizing information within a relevant context. As you have suggested, this is what content curation really entails, right?
Finally, Mr. Decugis said that “through selection, users can express /show their own viewpoint.” I think that people who read my scoops want me to do more than that. They expect me to be able to somehow “mediate” the vast content content/knowledge out there and transform it into a meaningful source of information. That´s the reason why I have to resist the temptation to just rescoop this post the first time I came across it, and I decided to participate in a more significant way, instead.
Robin, I have really enjoyed this very insightful conversation. Again, thank you for this. Warm regards.
Mayra
Julie Claudia Laporte's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:09 PM

love the web...

cutesqualid's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:56 AM

excellent