Giuseppe Mauriello: VideoPind is new curated video discovery platform available as a Facebook and iTunes app (with support for other platforms coming soon).
Videopind leverages curation by using a team of people which selects the best videos to eb showcased across a number of pre-selected categories and lets you, the user, play the curator as well by allowing you to create custom video playlists.
From description in the App Store: "Videopind is a great way to discover videos that you will love to watch and share.
We curate and organize videos from various categories and channelize them in the form of an amazing view.
Now get videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo + connect with your social videos to see what your friends are sharing.
- Cloud sync all your favorites and playlists for easy access from any device. Just login and you will have all your videos exactly how you see them on your own device.
- Follow all channels you like, from an every growing list of curated channels.
- Get your social videos in one place - all your videos from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
- Dynamic search channels - create channels based on your frequently searched keywords.
- Follow your friends from social networks and other users of Videopind who are sharing videos.
- Like videos to mark your favorites for easy access..."
I selected this post by copyblogger because this is one of those pieces you can read once but it really comes to life when you're writing that article, blog post, curating someone elses piece. There are so many valuable insights and suggestions, it's definitely worth reading and keeping for those days when you need creative inspiration.
Here are a few things that caught my attention:
*GREAT CURATORS Understand your readers. Know their fears, dreams, and desires. How can you engage with someone you don’t understand?
**Don’t write for a large audience. Choose one person, picture him, and write to him as if he’s a friend.
**Use a conversational tone of voice. Nobody wants to chat with a company.
**Be engaging. Using the word you is the most powerful way to be more engaging.
Be remarkable. So much content is out there, how can you stand out?
**GREAT Creation or Curation comes from CONTEXT Disclose your point of view, tell your personal story, and develop your own voice.
**If your readers feel they know you, they will connect with you.
**Use familiar language. Check Twitter, Facebook or Google’s Keyword Tool – and find the wording your readers use.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing and Beyond"
You often hear people say that Content Curation is a disruptive business, but what does that really mean?
"Curation will empower a generation of users to become context editors. (...) With Content Curation a larger group of users will be empowered to manage the context of information shared. The benefits of this new and disruptive activity are explosive.
Robin Good: Curate.me is a customizable perosnal news briefing service that allows you to define up to ten specific interests/topics you want to monitor, and to schedule which days and what time your news brief is to be delivered.
The generated custom news brief are delivered to you via email (each email includes 10-12 links from the topics you've selected) and can be read also in your preferred browser or iPhone.
For each one of the up to ten topics selected you can specify the degree of importance to you.
As a user you can create as many custom news briefs as you like, each one with a specific set of topics and delivery schedule.
I curated and posted this a few months ago but feel it's relevant and timely today. (What brought this to mind was another important article written by Axel Schultze, which I have commented on below.
Here's what I said about Gideon Rosenblatt's post.
This is one of those gems that I love to share. It was written by Gideon Rosenblatt in response to an earlier article written by Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble", which is about the way algorithms (based on our personal searches) affect the results that are returned to us, as a result, we're not seeing the whole picture.
"Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the 'Internet Filter Bubble."
**In the world of the information networker, curating content is only half the game. The other half is curating the curators.
**In that power to choose our connections, rests our ultimate power to reshape our information filter bubbles and radically improve our perception of reality.
**Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects our ability to see a diversity of information.
My takeaway from this is that whereas technology may restrict the results returned to us by search engines, the other, and perhaps more important half of the equation is controlled by us! It is well documented that we are more likely to influenced by our circle of friends and associates than by anything else that we may find (or that may find us!).
By effectively curating our circles of influence, we increase the value of this ever important means of discovery and therefore of our entire online experience.
**This in turn can make us far more effective and informative consumers as well as curators, when we widen our own circles.
Great article by Axel Schultze CEO of xee.me
"Why SEO will Be Gone in 5 to 10 Years" as he talks about "Relationships and Recommendations Soon More Valuable Than SEO" (Robin Good)
Jan Gordon: "Here's what caught my attention:
Axel: As long as people search for a product not knowing their name or a technology, not knowing its source or a solution not knowing who is a potential supplier SEO is an important part of the marketing mix...
However, this is slowly and steadily changing.
**Today 60 – 80% of the so called educated purchase decision is based on recommendations by trusted individuals or groups that have no or no significant interest in the sale but helpful and experienced people using or knowing the product or service in need.
And the number of recommendation based purchases is steadily growing. I'm sure it will hit the 80 – 90% range in the next 5 to 10 years.
Now – what does that mean to SEO?
Why should a business invest in search engine optimization if most of the purchase decisions are based on recommendations?
Wouldn't it be smarter to invest into the "recommendation chain" instead in SEO?
Wouldn't it be more effective and successful to make sure people recommend a product than hoping to come up higher in the list of search results?"
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
**Which governments around the world restrict Internet access **Whether its ethical to bypass such restrictions, and which tools to use **Encrypting your web browsing and email for secure communications **How to find Internet access while traveling by knowing where to look **Buying a computer while abroad: an ex-pat’s guide **Setting up your computer to display non-alphabetic languages **Getting the most out of translation tools **Accessing media blocked in your country using VPN and more
L’URFIST de Bretagne et Pays de La Loire (Unité Régionale de Formation à l’Information Scientifique et Technique) a mis en ligne le support de formation consacré au traitement de l’information : Diffuser les résultats de la veille avec les outils de « curation » : Scoop.it, Paper.li
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.