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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

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Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 


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With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

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Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

Creating company boards that add great value
Small to medium sized companies need well constructed boards made up of the founder and or CEO, an independent chair and at least one independent director. Good governance by the board does not happen by accident it needs to be planned and carefully assessed.
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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Creating company boards that add great value | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Russell Yardley's insight:

With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

more...
oconnorandkelly's curator insight, December 18, 2013 6:33 AM

Fan read ... 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:20 AM

Thanks!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:49 PM

Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

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Viktoria Sorochinski - Anna and Eve | LensCulture

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A magical real-life tale of a young single mother and her daughter coming to terms with life and dreams and fantasies while growing up together in a strange land. Over the course of seven years, Russian photographer Viktoria Sorochinski photographed a mother (Anna) and her daugher (Eve) as they both grew up as Russian immigrants in Montreal.


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A beutiful moment captured in a reflection of two lives in a moment in time.

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The history and future of NASA’s social media strategy

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Growing up in the US, I obviously can't speak for what it's like to interact with Government agencies in other parts of the world. Here, though, there's always that degree of separation ...
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Work-Life balance

A great board should guide their companies to build productive cultures and here is a a great TED presentation by Nigel Marsh on work-life balance.

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www.RussellYardley.com - Strategic Planning

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Strategic planning should be seen as a learning process and not an exercise in fortune telling for all small businesses.

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www.RussellYardley.com – Opinions

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Small Business Boards: Practice Vs Theory is a summary of all the feedback my previous post on creating boards that add value to comapnies.

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A Year in the Life of a Plan

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Planning should be a process not an event. Too often Strategic Planning is handled as a single "feel good" exercise.
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It's Your Biz

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It's Your Biz Nominated as Small Business Influencer in News Outlets (Entrepreneurs UNITE! VOTE for @HotMommasProj founding judge @ItsYourBizTV.
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How Can 'Blue Ocean Strategy' Help You Soar in 2014?

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Cirque du Soleil redefined “circus” creating a “blue ocean” where their value proposition could stand alone. Before Cirque du Soleil “circus” meant animals, brave performers and a nomadic tribe.

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Same camera, even same lens but never the same eye! 

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janlgordon's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:12 PM

Marty Smith has done it again, written for Curatti a great artilcle with insights, strategy and takeaways that can literally help you to stand above the crowd.


I don't usually make these kinds of statements but after reading this more than once and (you will want to do this too), what he's saying makes perfect sense!


 “blue ocean strategy” in the book by Kim and Mauborgne. The book is an important read for Small To Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs), but practical and immediate needs may make adoption of a “blue ocean process” difficult.


Here's just a sample of what you'll find in the piece:


Start With A SWOT


Creating an honest Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis for your website and 3 to 5 competitors is a great place to start a “blue ocean” search.


Create a spreadsheet - See in more depth in the article


Creating a “blue ocean strategy”


Recognize WHERE you are strong, evaluates competitor strengths and then turns all previous assumptions about your business on its head just enough to find a unique value proposition,a value proposition that exists in uncontested - see how to do this in the aritlce


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Read more here: [http://bit.ly/1a6m4eS]


Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

Giuliano Rinaldi's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:30 PM

Esci dalla mischia... NON ENTRARCI!

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:33 PM

Per gli appassionati della "Strategia Oceano Blu" suggerisco anche degli approfondimenti sul Business Model Canvas.

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Ramsey Hall: "Half of directors do not c…" « Deck.ly

Ramsey Hall: "Half of directors do not c…" « Deck.ly | Creating company boards that add great value | Scoop.it
Half of directors do not challenge strategy . This research from McKinsey highlights the need for proper board evaluation . ...
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Resources for Small Business In Victor Harbor, Australia: If your not going forward - your probably going backwards!

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#Small Business In #Victor Harbor, Australia: If your not going forward - your probably going back...
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June « 2011 « www.RussellYardley.com – Opinions

June « 2011 « www.RussellYardley.com – Opinions | Creating company boards that add great value | Scoop.it

Very few small to medium sized companies have boards that add value to their business. Those that do are much more successful because their board provides independent views about the context of the business, evaluate the management of the company, drive strategic planning and verify that what was planned to be done was done.

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Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net | Video on TED.com

TED Talks It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage.
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Small Business SEO: Get to Grip With Links

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When thinking about SEO, many website owners put undue attention onto the site itself, worrying about things such as meta tags, keyword density (actually...
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