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Curation and reblogging

Curation and reblogging | VIM | Scoop.it

"While both can lead consumers on a unexpected journey, chasing the white rabbit into previously unexplored corners of the web, [a Curator] actually helps sift through the media abyss, singling out worthwhile information, and often “adding value” by lending context through their own ideas and opinions. The former are rebloggers."

 

Great pick by Robin Good where writer Chris DeLine goes through the recent attacks on Tumblr to actually paint an interesting picture of Curation as something "not entirely different than Creation."

 

Reading this article took me back to when we started Scoop.it. Back then, we felt the need - in spite of Tumblr's already growing success back then - for a platform dedicated to Curation. While some questioned the opportunity, this post and the growing success not just of Scoop.it but other curation services are a great sign of the legitimacy of that need.

 

Interestingly as well, it's fascinating to me to see that post curated with one angle by Robin, with another angle by Jan and then by me with a different twist again. This is typical of this idea that Curation is some form of creation: by enabling expression. I would not have picked up Drake's opening comment nor would I have thought about writing about it but I can more easily express some thought on a piece of already-existing content. Hopefully adding context for a particular audience which - with great satisfaction - we see Scoop.it users develop a lot more (and in a better way) than - says DeLine - "rebloggers, basking in all the beautiful projections on their Tumblr sites and Pinterest pages, hoping that someone (anyone!) stumbles across them and sees the collection as a reflection of themselves."

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

 


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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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Vogo, une application inédite, qui ambitionne de révolutionner l’expérience du spectateur dans une enceinte sportive

Vogo, une application inédite, qui ambitionne de révolutionner l’expérience du spectateur dans une enceinte sportive | VIM | Scoop.it

C'est une innovation qui pourrait bien changer les habitudes de tous les spectateurs. Imaginée par Christophe Carniel* et Pierre Keiflin, complices depuis vingt ans, Vogo devrait révolutionner notre façon d’assister à une manifestation sportive. Dans les gradins, si le public peut avoir accès aux grands écrans, il va désormais pouvoir revoir l’action de son choix depuis son smartphone ou sa tablette grâce à l’application Vogo. Au ralenti ou à vitesse normale, la séquence en vidéo pourra être visualisée autant de fois que désirée. Surfant sur la tendance hyper-connectée des spectateurs qui n’hésitent pas, aujourd’hui, à utiliser leurs terminaux mobiles durant les matchs, Vogo parie sur un procédé accessible sans limites.


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Recycled Snap-Together Tiles Make for a Safer Bike Lane

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Tiny Space Lander Camper Explores Vast Serenity of Earth | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

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La NASA publicó la autofoto más espectacular de 2013

La NASA publicó la autofoto más espectacular de 2013 | VIM | Scoop.it
Con la Tierra de fondo y en medio de una caminata espacial, el astronauta Mike Hopkins realizó la distintiva pose fuera de la Estación Espacial Internacional
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El inagotable catálogo de métodos de espionaje informático de la NSA

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Hace meses que venimos hablando del escándalo en el que se ha visto envuelta la NSA --para ellos, por cierto, todo esto no es nada de eso-
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Browser Wars: the best 10 Android browsers go toe-to-toe, part 1

Browser Wars: the best 10 Android browsers go toe-to-toe, part 1 | VIM | Scoop.it
benchmarking overall browser performance is a tricky affair. There's always the fear that one or all (in which case its fine) of the browsers you may want to test are going to game the benchmark one way or another....
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We Got a Lot of Wind

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n Nebraska they are shooting windmills. Picture this…a bright red Ford f-350, 10mpg, cruising at a brisk 60 miles per hour. A long, very long, straight highway stretching to the horizon. A stiff breeze at 20 knots out of the southwest. Something unusual in the distance – a hill, a mere 4 foot high rise in the road, and up over it comes the truck barreling down the asphalt with two homegrown locals, pigeon-eyed in the front seat. The passenger side window slowly rolls down, the long barrel of a .308 caliber deer rifle pokes out into the air, the gas pedal is pushed to the floor.

On the horizon looms the lightly silhouetted shape of an enormous 410 foot tall, white gentle giant, easily turning in the current of wind.

In the guzzling truck the passenger caulks his rifle, reaches down between his legs to grab another sip of Bud Light then centers the beast in his sight. Now closing in at 85 miles per hour the driver positions the truck adjacent to the twirlingly tall pest. The giant picks up speed, twirling ever faster as the breeze picks up.

Then, when the time is finally right…..

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La Unión Europea dará el visto bueno a la compra de Nokia por Microsoft

La Unión Europea dará el visto bueno a la compra de Nokia por Microsoft | VIM | Scoop.it
Esta misma semana hemos conocido el voto favorable de la junta de accionistas de Nokia confirmando la adquisición por parte de Microsoft pero falta...
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Android KitKat 4.4: Top 10 features that makes it different from other

Android KitKat 4.4: Top 10 features that makes it different from other | VIM | Scoop.it
Android Kitkat 4.4 is released on 28 October with top 10 exciting features,deeper integration, Google's intelligent, fantastic graphics and latest Google Now are some of them.
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Home & Office : Capt. Jules' Everlasting Steampunk Flask

Home & Office : Capt. Jules' Everlasting Steampunk Flask | VIM | Scoop.it
No drinking and flying the airship. A Steampunk-style flask adds that last little something to your costume. $29.99
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The Evolution of the Big Idea [SLIDESHARE]

The Evolution of the Big Idea [SLIDESHARE] | VIM | Scoop.it
I would argue that we may never see another Marlboro Man or even a Just Do It.
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Seon Ghi Bahk

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Seon Ghi Bahk


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Religious People Are Less Intelligent Than Non-Believers

Religious People Are Less Intelligent Than Non-Believers | VIM | Scoop.it
las personas no religiosas son mas inteligentes
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Couples (Color) Therapy: Double Bathtub, Dual Relaxation

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Cómo hacer capturas de pantalla en el Nexus 7 | Android

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Pasos para realizar capturas de pantalla en el tablet de Google Nexus 7.
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Green + Grain: Reclaimed Wood Table Has Lively Centerpiece

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Puffin Web Browser Free for Android

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Puffin Web Browser Free - Android - Puffin Web Browser is minimalistic browser for those who just want to surf the web:Lots of users don t need bookmarks...
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12 Best Vehicles For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse

12 Best Vehicles For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse | VIM | Scoop.it
vehicles for surviving the zombie apocalypse below. 1. Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops Let’s start things off with a practical choice. Chevy makes a solid option
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:16 AM

If you are going to purchase a vehicle that you can use to bug out, one of these beauties below might be the ticket. The good folks at the HiConsumption site pulled this great list together.

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Motorola Project Ara será realidad gracias a la impresión 3D

Motorola Project Ara será realidad gracias a la impresión 3D | VIM | Scoop.it
El smartphone modular de Motorola, hasta ahora llamado Project Ara, logrará ser realidad gracias a la impresión 3D y la empresa 3D Systems.
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Cuatro características de Android 4.4 KitKat que me encantaría ver en iOS

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El pasado domingo veíamos, en nuestra imagen de la semana, cómo Apple y Google ya han completado sus preparativos para la campaña navideña y...

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Guest Picks: Time to Get Your 'Doctor Who' Tardis Blue On (20 photos)

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Hello, sweetie! Join me in celebrating Doctor Whos 50th anniversary with a few or all! of these subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the Tardis, the doctor and everything Whovian. Allons-y! Ana from Rearranged Design...
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Low-Cost House: Hybrid Home of Cheap Cargo Containers

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A low budget and a rat infestation were just a few of the many stumbling blocks standing in the way of creating this low-cost home for a low-income family in South Korea, all eventually overcome with some creative out-of-the-box thinking and clever...
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