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How To Leverage the Science of Relationships to Gain True Influence

How To Leverage the Science of Relationships to Gain True Influence | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

If you define influence by the size of your Klout score, you can stop reading this right now.


If you believe influence is driven by the creation of a relationship between two parties, where one sees the other as truly knowledgeable about a particular product or service, then let’s talk about the science behind that influence.


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Interesting analysis by Tom Martin liking content publishing to creating influence: "Repeated exposure to your content moves them from simply knowing you to actually liking you."

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Caroline Price's comment, July 16, 2013 5:59 AM
yes...some people are worthy of respect; others less so...
Therese Matthys's comment, July 16, 2013 12:34 PM
Caroline - so true!
Philippe Trebaul's comment, September 9, 2013 11:48 AM
You're all totally true. I really agree with you. I would add that "followers" are (normally, except for fake profiles...) persons. And persons MUST be respected. I agree too with you, Sigrid, concerning the fact that influence could be better mesured by interactions. Thx a lot for your reactions. It's very kind from you! Have a great week. Best regards :) Philippe
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Content is king: easy & simple ways to curate relevant content

Content is King: we've heard this sentence so much that for a lot of us it can become a factor of stress and frustration. Are you suffering content FOMO? Relax: content curation is here to the rescue. And here's how to make it practical and easy through hands-on best practices and tips as well as free or freemium tools to stop worrying about not doing enough with content. 

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

These are the slides of a talk I gave to the Social Media for Non-Profits conference on June 11 in Mountain View. 


Like many large and small businesses, non-profits are often looking at social media in general and content in particular as a huge opportunity to embrace but also one that is hard to master. Limited resources, lack of inspiration, lack of credibility are often mentioned as blocking factors so that overall a lot of people are left with fear of missing out. 


My talk was thus on how to relieve that stress by using content curation - which in itself is not easy but can become much easier with the appropriate tools or combination of tools. 


The presentation covers the key benefits of a good content strategy, how content curation can help as well as best practices, tools and a few case studies as well. 

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SENAME Interactive's curator insight, May 8, 1:38 AM

Excellent slideshare on content curation. Worth viewing it. 

Marta Torán's curator insight, June 13, 3:10 PM

Una excelente presentación sobre Curación de Contenidos

ignis ideas+innovación transmedia's curator insight, August 7, 9:35 AM

These are the slides of a talk I gave to the Social Media for Non-Profits conference on June 11 in Mountain View. 

 

Like many large and small businesses, non-profits are often looking at social media in general and content in particular as a huge opportunity to embrace but also one that is hard to master. Limited resources, lack of inspiration, lack of credibility are often mentioned as blocking factors so that overall a lot of people are left with fear of missing out. 

 

My talk was thus on how to relieve that stress by using content curation - which in itself is not easy but can become much easier with the appropriate tools or combination of tools. 

 

The presentation covers the key benefits of a good content strategy, how content curation can help as well as best practices, tools and a few case studies as well. 

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How To Curate Content To Make Your Brand Look Good

How To Curate Content To Make Your Brand Look Good | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

The perfect content curation tool should:

- help me analyze my audience and identify their main interests 
- filter and suggest content based on my business goals and relate it with my audience main interests
- identify influencers and field experts (...)
- allow me to personalize my message and the way I communicate with the audience
- provide me insights of how my content curation strategy is going and what could I do to improve it
- make it simple, quick and effective

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

This is an interesting recap of how content curation helps brand development and what is needed in a curation tool.


This was meant as a spec for Groupiest, a tool that unfortunately shut down on June 30 after it's initial lack of traction. But regardless of what happened to this tool, the premises on which it was built still stand And are what you should look for in a content curation tool. 


These requirements can actually be grouped in 3 main areas:


1. Content discovery: at Scoop.it, we've built a semantic search algorithm that helps you discover content from an infinite number of sources (not just the RSS feeds of the sites you know) by simply entering keywords. We also strongly believe that no algorithm is perfect. So we not only improve these results by taking the actions of other Scoop.it users on that content into account but we ultimately let users decide what to publish. Discovery is automated but not publishing as it's the opportunity to add value and exercise judgement and this is what will create a bond with your audience. 


2. Content publishingthis step is not just about hitting publish, it's also about editing your post. Beyond simple formatting, it's about adding your own message to your own voice: your insight as we call it. Bringing context to your audience adds value and helps establish yourself as a thought leader. 


3. Analytics: getting a feedback loop is extremely important to anything you do that you'd like to improve over time. Understanding how your audience responded not just through views but also reactions and conversions is extremely important for us. 


Making this content loop - discover, publish, analyze - easier and faster for themselves is what efficient professionals and marketers should look when trying to streamline heir content curation process. 

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, July 31, 12:17 PM

This is an interesting recap of how content curation Helps brand development and what is needed in a curation tool.

 

This was meant as a spec for Groupiest, a tool That unfortunately shut down on June 30 after it's initial lack of traction. But Regardless of What Happened to this tool, the premises on Which it was built still stand And what are You should look for in a content curation tool. 

 

Actually These requirements can be Grouped in three main areas:

 

1. Content discovery: at Scoop.it, we've built a semantic search algorithm That Helps you discover content from an infinite number of sources (not just the RSS feeds of the sites you know) by simply entering keywords. Also We Strongly believe That no algorithm is perfect. So we not only improve increase These results by taking the actions of other users on Scoop.it That content into account but we Ultimately let users choose what to publish. Discovery is automated but not publishing as it's the opportunity to add value and exercise judgment and this is what will create a bond With your audience. 

 

2. Content publishing: this step is not just about hitting publish, it's Also About editing your post. Beyond mere formatting, it's about adding your own message to your own voice: your insight as we call it. Bringing context adds value to your audience and Helps Establish yourself as a thought leader. 

 

3. Analytics: getting a feedback loop is extremely Important to anything you do that you 'd like to improve increase over time. Understanding how your audience views Respond not just But Also Through reactions and conversions is extremely Important for us. 


Making this content loop - discover, publish, analyze - Easier and faster for Themselves efficient is what professionals and marketers look Should heir When trying to streamline content curation process. 

Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 4:48 PM

This is an interesting recap of how content curation helps brand development and what is needed in a curation tool.

 

This was meant as a spec for Groupiest, a tool that unfortunately shut down on June 30 after it's initial lack of traction. But regardless of what happened to this tool, the premises on which it was built still stand And are what you should look for in a content curation tool. 

 

These requirements can actually be grouped in 3 main areas:

 

1. Content discovery: at Scoop.it, we've built a semantic search algorithm that helps you discover content from an infinite number of sources (not just the RSS feeds of the sites you know) by simply entering keywords. We also strongly believe that no algorithm is perfect. So we not only improve these results by taking the actions of other Scoop.it users on that content into account but we ultimately let users decide what to publish. Discovery is automated but not publishing as it's the opportunity to add value and exercise judgement and this is what will create a bond with your audience. 

 

2. Content publishing: this step is not just about hitting publish, it's also about editing your post. Beyond simple formatting, it's about adding your own message to your own voice: your insight as we call it. Bringing context to your audience adds value and helps establish yourself as a thought leader. 

 

3. Analytics: getting a feedback loop is extremely important to anything you do that you'd like to improve over time. Understanding how your audience responded not just through views but also reactions and conversions is extremely important for us. 

 

Making this content loop - discover, publish, analyze - easier and faster for themselves is what efficient professionals and marketers should look when trying to streamline heir content curation process. 

Mediaschool ExEd's curator insight, August 1, 9:52 AM

This is an interesting recap of how content curation helps brand development and what is needed in a curation tool.

 

This was meant as a spec for Groupiest, a tool that unfortunately shut down on June 30 after it's initial lack of traction. But regardless of what happened to this tool, the premises on which it was built still stand And are what you should look for in a content curation tool. 

 

These requirements can actually be grouped in 3 main areas:

 

1. Content discovery: at Scoop.it, we've built a semantic search algorithm that helps you discover content from an infinite number of sources (not just the RSS feeds of the sites you know) by simply entering keywords. We also strongly believe that no algorithm is perfect. So we not only improve these results by taking the actions of other Scoop.it users on that content into account but we ultimately let users decide what to publish. Discovery is automated but not publishing as it's the opportunity to add value and exercise judgement and this is what will create a bond with your audience. 

 

2. Content publishing: this step is not just about hitting publish, it's also about editing your post. Beyond simple formatting, it's about adding your own message to your own voice: your insight as we call it. Bringing context to your audience adds value and helps establish yourself as a thought leader. 

 

3. Analytics: getting a feedback loop is extremely important to anything you do that you'd like to improve over time. Understanding how your audience responded not just through views but also reactions and conversions is extremely important for us. 


Making this content loop - discover, publish, analyze - easier and faster for themselves is what efficient professionals and marketers should look when trying to streamline heir content curation process. 

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How Content Curation Can Save Millions to Organizations

How Content Curation Can Save Millions to Organizations | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
That’s the exhilaration that comes with curation. Imagine the web as millions of pages. To make your magazine, you tear out any of those pages you fancy, explain why they matter, and push the button. Bingo! You’ve shared a link to the content and your take on it.
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@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.


He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.


He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:


- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,


- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 


A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

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Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek's curator insight, August 4, 12:57 AM

@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.


He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.


He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:


- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,


- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 


A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 6, 11:09 AM

@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.

 

He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.

 

He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:

 

- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,

 

- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 

 

A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

Salim Bennouri's curator insight, August 7, 6:56 AM

@Jay Cross gives a detailed and clear use case of how collaborative content curation can save millions to large organizations as it saves employee time while involving them in the process.

 

He also explains his content curation routine that he sees as a mandatory skill to be trained by modern employers.

 

He makes a great job at connecting two sides of content curation:

 

- the fact it's saving people's time to look for meaning in information overload themselves,

 

- the fact it's rewarding for content curators as it helps them build their professional brands. 

 

A win-win no-brainer for smart organizations. 

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Small is Beautiful: 6 Shorter Blog Post Types that Work

Small is Beautiful: 6 Shorter Blog Post Types that Work | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
Here are some specific examples small content can make more sense than a thousand-word opus.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Where's the Web taking us in terms of content length? What's the ideal length for your own content?


Tom Demers has some answers for you in this post, one of which is to "link liberally to meatier resources and let your readers chose their own adventure”.


Some more observation on my end:


1. We live in a short-attention span world.


2. Long form only adds value if it's really really good.


3. Content curation is a great way to create short blog posts that have impact

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Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, May 6, 5:47 AM

Keep it short. Keep it simple.

Lisa Owen's curator insight, August 3, 11:11 AM

Where's the Web taking us in terms of content length? What's the ideal length for your own content?


Tom Demers has some answers for you in this post, one of which is to "link liberally to meatier resources and let your readers chose their own adventure”.


Some more observation on my end:

 

1. We live in a short-attention span world.

 

2. Long form only adds value if it's really really good.

 

3. Content curation is a great way to create short blog posts that have impact. 

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The role of content curation in proving expertise - and why you need a curation hub

The role of content curation in proving expertise - and why you need a curation hub | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

What really separates curation from filtration is context — specifically a curator providing the reader the necessary context within which the filtered content should be consumed in order for it to make sense and have value to the reader.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

In the age of information overload, content has little value without context. It became a commodity which we're seeing a huge amount of flowing on our news feeds. This is a problem but also a great opportunity to show expertise: to explain, connect the dots, add value by positioning content in the context of a relationship with au audience. 


As this post's author Tom Martin highlights in this post, the logical conclusion is that this presents a challenge:


How can you add context and value in 140 characters on Twitter? How can your 200-word explanations compete with LOL cats on Facebook? 


By using a content curation hub.


What do we mean by that? 


Instead of sharing links and limiting your context to whatever fits in your tweet or focusing on grabbing attentions on Facebook, you can publish your curated content as a post on your blog (or if you don't have one, a Scoop.it topic page) which gives you plenty of opportunity to elaborate. 


There are several benefits with doing that:


1. By sending your social media audience to a page where they can show your curated content with added context and value, you can build that trust with your readers and show your expertise. And therefore what Tom Martin calls the content curation challenge. 


2. Readers can easily see related content which will engage them more and reinforces your importance to them. 


3. Your curated content can now be rediscovered in the future, in particular through search engines. 


4. You can add conversion hooks and call to actions to get in touch with your company, buy your products, etc...


So if you're just tweeting links, you're missing out.  

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Curate or Die: Why You Must Curate Content in 2015

Curate or Die: Why You Must Curate Content in 2015 | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
The key to success in a myriad of web content that may drown us in 2015 is to curate content. The whys and hows are explained in-depth inside this article.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

It's interesting to see that content curation is evolving from an opportunity to a necessity as communication shifts from traditional methods (PR, advertising, old-style SEO...) to new ones (content marketing, inbound marketing, social media...). In this new world of communication many things have changed and professionals or companies who want to get heard need to consider this question:


Do people listen to you because they have to or because they want to?


As my friend Steve Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, puts it in his latest book, Curate This, we can't rely anymore on captive audiences. Consumers filter out spammy messages which is why, to be heard, we have to curate or die.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, January 26, 3:46 PM

La curación de contenidos, casi un imperativo si queremos sobrevivir a la información. Muy bueno.

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, January 28, 12:08 AM

It says "Content curation requires hard work." I disagree. Content curation is my hobby. I love curating contents even I'm not paid.

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Awesome Curation: The Key To The TIME's Newsletter Amazing 40% Open Rate

Awesome Curation: The Key To The TIME's Newsletter Amazing 40% Open Rate | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

According to MailChimp, most industries have a 20 to 25% open rate, while media and publishing hovers around 23%. One publication that has seemed to crack the code of email marketing is TIME. They boast a 40% open rate and click-through rates are 16%, which is double the industry average, according to Callie Schweitzer, the editorial director of audience strategy at TIME and Time Inc.

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The premise of The Brief is that the editors of TIME are giving you the 12 things you need to know right now,” she says.


By focusing on the essential and cutting down the previous 10 vertical newsletters to 1, Schweitzer made more happen with less.

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12 Myths About Content Curation (Busted)

12 Myths About Content Curation (Busted) | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to curating content to add to your editorial calendar, sometimes it can look pretty simple at a glance, adding topics and planning your next piece — or does it? Content curation m…
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

When we started working on Scoop.it, we had a lot of questions on why we even needed tools for content curation. Some were questioning the purpose or the effectiveness of curation, others were convinced it was a valuable practice but challenged the need for a tool. "I don't need a tool to tweet links, right?" or what Julia McCoy refers to as Myth #10 in that great post. 


She does a great job debunking 12 misconceptions which are still quite common about content curation but which luckily are starting to die as content curation delivers more and more results and thanks to educational content like hers. 


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:44 AM

Commentaire intéresssant à propos de la curation.

Ivo Nový's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:46 AM
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

When we started working on Scoop.it, we had a lot of questions on why we even needed tools for content curation. Some were questioning the purpose or the effectiveness of curation, others were convinced it was a valuable practice but challenged the need for a tool. "I don't need a tool to tweet links, right?" or what Julia McCoy refers to as Myth #10 in that great post. 


She does a great job debunking 12 misconceptions which are still quite common about content curation but which luckily are starting to die as content curation delivers more and more results and thanks to educational content like hers.

donhornsby's curator insight, December 20, 2014 7:55 AM

(From the article): Myth #7: You Aren’t a Thought Leader If You Use Third Party Content. Truthfully, I can see why digital marketers would initially think this. When I first heard of curating content, I thought the same thing. However, I quickly learned that this could not be further from the truth. Curating third party content actually does make you a thought leader for several reasons:

 

You show honesty: you show your audience that sometimes your influencers can write something or present something better than you. You can’t always be the best at everything, and that is OK.You can actually connect with said influencer by mentioning them on Twitter when you link to their article or content piece and get them to potentially follow you, thus building a very valuable connection.You build credibility with that third party source, and possibly attract more third parties that want to share the content that you create.Curating influencer content helps build your brand, which can lead to gaining a new audience that respects your thoughts.

As you can see, curating content does not make you take a backseat. It is an opportunity to build credibility with both your audience and your influencers.



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Content curation on Wordpress: how to do it right.

Content curation on Wordpress: how to do it right. | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
One of the main ways to to leverage content curation for business is to add curated content to your website or blog. Here's how to do it right on Wordpress.
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A comparative analysis of the various ways you can integrate curated content to a Wordpress site or blog.

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Rachael Johnston's curator insight, November 19, 2014 3:50 PM

This article simply describes the benefits of content curation, the key integration options for curating, and gives insightful tips on how to optimize your curated content.

 

The key benefits of content curation for businesses are:

- Audience engagement - popular and engaging content catches the readers (potential clients) interest and encourages and creates conversation

- SEO - simply put, helps stretch out the spider legs and spread the webpage/blogs URL

- Social Traffic - increase of readers, followers, commenters, etc. as the curated content can redirect the readers to your homepage

- Conversions - readers who look at the curated content on your webpage can lead to sales. The curation pages can include call-to-action buttons, Newsletter requests, Free demo options. 

 

*These four benefits are all inter-related it seems.  Audience engagement and social traffic go hand in hand, as the more traffic you get the more likely you are to also see an increase in comments, likes, retweets, etc. Additionally, The curated content brings viewers to  the main webpage, where there conversions can now be seen. When audience engagement increases social traffic also increase to the homepage, leading to more conversions. All of these factors, the audience engagement, and increases in social traffic and conversions all leads to SEO improvements.

 

Key Integration Options:

- Embed a sidebar widget - RSS feed of your curated content or ScoopIt widget

* This option does not contain a description or content

* RSS feed is not visually appealing

- Embed curated content pages - embed a ScoopIt it page but cutting and pasting the embed code 

* When a reader clicks on the curated page they will be redirected to the original source. This is not optimal. We want the reader to be redirected back to our homepage or blog where a call-to-action button  is present.

- Embed a CSM integration with WordPress to turn your curated content into WordPress posts - The issue here is differentiating between the curated and created content. You want to make sure it is clear that it is curated. This can be done by putting all curated content into its own category. If tree are several topics, divide by tops (ex: industry news, Marketing Trends, etc.)

* I think this is a good way to add curated content to your webpage without looking like you are stealing the credit for anybody's work or from the original.

I am currently working as an intern at Local Trades Search for Nigel Kay, the first guest speaker this semester. I hope to try to add curated content to the WordPress account i am currently working on. 

Adding curated content can drive SEO, increase engagement, and help position yourself as a leader with expertise

 

 

 

 

LLiseil's curator insight, June 27, 1:49 PM

A comparison of three ways to integrate one's curated content on a WordPress website and benefit from them. Worth for other CMS like Joomla.

Scoopit author gives its insight on how does curated content differ from duplicate content (in comments).

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The Desert Island: why the future of the Web is curated for Steve Rosenbaum's in Curate This!

The Desert Island: why the future of the Web is curated for Steve Rosenbaum's in Curate This! | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
Why the future could be a curated Web where relevance is the #1 currency and where you should “curate or die” according to Steve Rosenbaum in Curate this!
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Curate or die. 


Steve Rosenbaum has a way of presenting things in a manner that is all together inspiring, clear-cut and practical. I just read Curate this!, and it's a must-read.


Here's why.

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How Content Curation Informs Content Creation

How Content Curation Informs Content Creation | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

If you are actively curating content as a business strategy, you are sitting on a great source of guidance to help you pick good topics. Of course you’ll monitor success of your own content over time. But there’s more. You should keep tabs on a wider range of content to expand your purview.

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

Content curation is not just a placeholder for the lack of inspiration or time to create great content. While it certainly can help publish relevant good content in the lack of a brilliant original content idea, it's also a great way to generate some


As this post highlights in the context of a content marketing strategy, you will understand what type of content you need to create if you consistently watch what's going on in your industry through regular content curation. By publishing the content you've curated, you will also generate and measure reactions from your target audience. Think of it as real life market study for content strategists.


So as I've often commented, this is the reason why content curation often is the easiest strategy to start as part of a content plan: not only because it comes naturally by building on what you already do (read content on your topics of expertise) but also because it makes the original content creation part easier and better. 

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, October 30, 2014 9:43 PM

Thanks Guillaume Decugis

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, October 31, 2014 5:43 AM

Content curation is de 1e stap; dit geeft inzicht in wat er al beschikbaar is, en vooral, in wat er nog nodig is. En dus: geeft inzicht op welk gebied je content creation zou kunnen/moeten inzetten.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, October 31, 2014 10:50 AM

We hear the term a lot - content curation. What is it, and how does it differ from social sharing in general.

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Brands becoming media: Mozilla launches its online magazine mixing original and curated content

Brands becoming media: Mozilla launches its online magazine mixing original and curated content | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
As so many brands have done, Mozilla — the non-profit foundation behind the Firefox browser — has become a media entity, by launching an online magazine that it says will focus on reporting about open technologies
Guillaume Decugis's insight:

The trend isn't new (I actually gave a talk last year at LeWeb about this) but while it's now more and more obvious that brands should become media, it's interesting to see how they're doing it. 


As Mathew Ingram explains, Mozilla invested: they set up an editorial team and recruited a former editor at AOL and CNN. They also give a prominent place to curated content through a right column widget called "From around the Web" which is not unlike the New York Times' recent "watching" section. Following the success of the new media rockstars such as the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Business Insider or Upworthy, it's good to see innovative brands embrace the idea of becoming media - in the 21st century meaning of the word which is leveraging a mix of creation and curation.

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Content Curation: Goals, Usage and Tools - Survey

The results of the content curation survey 2014 by MyNews.is

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News App MyNews.is recently published its survey on the goals and use cases of content curation in 2014. Also covering what tools are being used and why they are found useful. 

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Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:22 AM

Nieuwsartikel over content curation in 2014

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 7, 2014 4:00 AM
Content Curation: Goals, Usage and Tools - Survey
Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 10, 2014 3:20 PM

This presentation gives some interesting insights to current content curators including their preferred curation tool of choice and other demographics.

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Is content curation ethical? A data-driven answer

Is content curation ethical? A data-driven answer | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
Ever since we started to work on Scoop.it, we’ve had this question: is it fair to use other people’s content for your own good: in other words, how ethical is content curation? Is it even legal?
A quick look at history clearly shows that artists and scientists never created in a vacuum but have always leveraged pre-existing work to develop their own. And that’s for the greater good. Closer to us, there is a multitude of online media sites which embraced content curation as an alternative or a complement to the content they produce: the Huffington Post is a famous example but Upworthy and BuzzFeed are others and even the respected New York times started doing it.
Of course, such an answer won’t satisfy your legal department or your own need to have a more pragmatic answer. So as we’ve now been arounds for several years and, more importantly, have seen millions of users publish more than 100 million pieces of content, we feel we can not only give you a recap of the facts that make content curation ethical but also back that out with data. Continue reading →
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This is not just a recap of the facts that make good content curation perfectly ethical and mutually beneficial: I also wanted to give some data to back up these facts since we've now seen content curation become a mainstream practice with more than 2 million professionals using Scoop.it and embracing it as a key part of their social media and online publishing experience.


We've not only seen how we could help them make content curation impacting for their online presence and professional brands but we've seen how positive it was for content creators and how they reacted to it. 

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Wes Thomas's curator insight, August 2, 12:16 AM

This is not just a recap of the facts that make good content curation perfectly ethical and mutually beneficial: I also wanted to give some data to back up these facts since we've now seen content curation become a mainstream practice with more than 2 million professionals using Scoop.it and embracing it as a key part of their social media and online publishing experience.

 

We've not only seen how we could help them make content curation impacting for their online presence and professional brands but we've seen how positive it was for content creators and how they reacted to it. 

Wes Thomas's curator insight, August 2, 12:17 AM

This is not just a recap of the facts that make good content curation perfectly ethical and mutually beneficial: I also wanted to give some data to back up these facts since we've now seen content curation become a mainstream practice with more than 2 million professionals using Scoop.it and embracing it as a key part of their social media and online publishing experience.

 

We've not only seen how we could help them make content curation impacting for their online presence and professional brands but we've seen how positive it was for content creators and how they reacted to it. 

Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek's curator insight, August 2, 2:48 AM

This is not just a recap of the facts that make good content curation perfectly ethical and mutually beneficial: I also wanted to give some data to back up these facts since we've now seen content curation become a mainstream practice with more than 2 million professionals using Scoop.it and embracing it as a key part of their social media and online publishing experience.


We've not only seen how we could help them make content curation impacting for their online presence and professional brands but we've seen how positive it was for content creators and how they reacted to it. 

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Content Curation: We Can Do Better

Content Curation: We Can Do Better | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

Hi there, Twitter user. Thanks for favoriting my latest tweet! But I have to ask: did you read the article I shared? I received 10 favorites and zero clicks. So what’s going on? I guess you favorited the tweet without reading the article. That’s OK, because I didn’t read it either....

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

The above scenario is one we've seen many times. And few of us can actually say they've never been guilty of the "share-without-reading" crime.


In this post on CMS Wire (to which he asked me tro contribute), Dennis Shiao gives a refreshing analysis on what the value of sharing content actually is and how genuine content curation enhances it to deliver much more value. 


Let's admit it: social media puts pressure on us to try to be everywhere and fill all the newsfeeds we can. With a bit of organization and the right tools, it can be done and we can alleviate that pressure. But if we apply rules mechanically, we run the risk of losing sight of the big picture. The more content is created and shared, the more we have an opportunity to be selective, apply judgement and add value.


That opportunity is called content curation.

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Does the Filter Bubble prevent you from seeing opposing viewpoints on Facebook? Yes says Facebook study.

Does the Filter Bubble prevent you from seeing opposing viewpoints on Facebook? Yes says Facebook study. | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
Bad, but not as bad as people thought.
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Beyond the argument on the flaws of the study, it's interesting to see Facebook acknowledge the filter bubble problem, a term coined by Eli Pariser referring to the fact that algorithms are bad at content curation as they tend to serve you more of the content you already like leaving you unaware of uneducated about challenging views. Human judgement is still highly needed in content curation.
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The 7 attributes of highly effective curated posts

The 7 attributes of highly effective curated posts | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

If you’re limiting your content curation to sharing third-party content on social media, you’re missing out. Content curation is also a great way to enrich your blog or website: don’t just list great resources on your home page, turn them into curated posts.

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Content curation is about adding value to content. So how can you efficiently add value to content?


- not on social media as space is too limited and it's hard to connect the dots on news feeds which you don't control;


- not by aggregating a few links here and there on your website without annotating it with your own context.


To really add value, you need to turn your curated content into curated posts. Here's an infographic that details what we've observed as efficient strategies to do that.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 25, 11:59 AM

7 Content Curation Tips from those in the Know. What they call annotating the piece, Scoop.it calls adding your "Insight" to the shared piece of content. I like to address the WiiFM factor, so the reader knows what's in it for them by opting to open and read the piece.

Andrea Walker's curator insight, June 30, 7:21 PM

7 great tips on how to improve 3rd party content for curation. How to create worthwhile posts that engage and encourage subscribers.

Odeyemi Adedayo's curator insight, July 23, 12:44 PM

DRIVE TRAFFIC TO VIDEO AND BUSINESS CONTENT


Click here:
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#VIDEOMARKETING #SITETRAFFIC #VIRALVIDEO

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The 5 Habits Of Highly Impacting Curators

The 5 Habits Of Highly Impacting Curators | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
I believe one of the single greatest skills any of us can learn is how to become better curators of ideas – and I think there are five essential habits to learn in order to do it.
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Where some initially saw plagiarism and an easy way out, @Rohit Bhargava - Speaker | Author | Blogger | Professor was one of the first to see in content curation a noble, necessary and value-creating activity. In this post, he describes 5 traits of highly effective curators. 


Inspiring! 

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How Content Curation Drives Traffic

How Content Curation Drives Traffic | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the last 18 months we have seen content curation evolving…perhaps maturing to the point where, in 2015, it will come of age.
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A recap of the various ways content curation helps build a targeted audience by CommsAxis' Lilach Bullock. 


As she points out, while content curation is a way to scale the amount of content published while adding value, there is no way to "cheat" through a fully automated process: artificial intelligence and algorithms empower curators but do not replace their human judgement.


Concretely, she breaks down her tips in 5 different practical points on how to build traffic. To build up on this, you can also check on our own analysis on where content curation traffic comes from.

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Guillaume Decugis's insight:

A recap of the various ways content curation helps build a targeted audience by CommsAxis' Lilach Bullock. 

 

As she points out, while content curation is a way to scale the amount of content published while adding value, there is no way to "cheat" through a fully automated process: artificial intelligence and algorithms empower curators but do not replace their human judgement.

 

Concretely, she breaks down her tips in 5 different practical points on how to build traffic. To build up on this, you can also check on our own analysis on where content curation traffic comes from.

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, January 16, 9:47 AM

Content curation is fun. It's my new hobby.

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13 Ways Content Curation Can Help You Generate Awesome Content Ideas

13 Ways Content Curation Can Help You Generate Awesome Content Ideas | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

Content development is about education and discovery; both of which can be satisfied through content curating. Finding the best content for your audience comes down to asking the right questions: What is my audience looking for? What kind of content is relevant? How do I attract my audience and engage?

Guillaume Decugis's insight:

If you're blogging or creating any content, curation comes naturally as a way to feed your inspiration as we've commented several times. Research is often the first step in any creative process. In this article, Julia McCoy articulates very clearly how content curation informs content creation and gives guidance on how to efficiently leverage.

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J. Steven Sprenger ✔'s curator insight, January 8, 10:34 AM

One of the best articles I have read on content marketing. 

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Why Facebook is bigger for content than you think: dark social traffic on mobile

Why Facebook is bigger for content than you think: dark social traffic on mobile | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
New data show that Facebook is even more powerful.
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Analytics systems are just starting to capture a fraction of the mobile Facebook traffic they're receiving. Why? Because it's technically not counted as referral traffic since it's not happening in the same browser but from an App - Facebook - to the browser. So the real referral traffic of Facebook is (1) the referral traffic of Facebook + (2) a part of the traffic counted as direct or bookmarked. And because Facebook is so much used on mobile and tablets, it is significant and shows how much control Facebook has on media distribution. The consequence for content publishers? Make sure you curate and publish good content others will want to reshare.
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The 3 C's of a Winning Content Strategy

The 3 C's of a Winning Content Strategy | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

"Rather than adding to the noise, brands can surface the best of what their audiences need and want." - Avi Savar, Founder & CSO of the Big Fuel agency.

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It's great to see creative agency people embrace the fact that creation is not the only way to be great at publishing content.  

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Most of the time, Sharing or Branding win vs the "Content quality" !
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The power of content curation for inbound marketing

Inbound marketing is definitely more efficient and appealing to the sophisticated modern customer than traditional interruptive outbound techniques. But for inbound marketing to work, you need to have its lifeblood: content.

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Content curation has played an important role in content marketing for some time now. But we wanted to look specifically at what it brought to inbound marketing specifically and that's what @Marc Rougier's been doing in that great presentation from a talk he gave recently. 


Content curation doesn't just help marketers do more and better by being more targeted. It also helps build trust as this study demonstrated: customers have become more sophisticated and stopped to fully trust vendor-created content because they know it's been designed with an agenda. Curating and publishing 3rd-party content is not 100% objective either but it brings an independent perspective that helps with regards to building that trust. 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 5, 2014 1:48 PM

These slides are from a talk [url=/u/2007 x-already-notified=1]Marc Rougier[/url] recently gave on how content curation helps to solve inbound marketing #1 pain point: scaling the content you publish to feed your landing pages and conversion loops. 


Content Marketing and inbound marketing are on a conversion path, specifically for B2B marketers who are looking for ROI.


These slides contain explanations on how content curation helps inbound marketers, what ROI they can expect vs created content* as well as case studies from both SMBs and larger enterprises.  


*with data from our latest white paper and study which found out that 1 dollar invested in content curation was 50% more efficient than the same dollar invested in created content - plus a lot of other great findings.

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, November 19, 2014 4:11 PM

Check out this slideshow for a brief overview of inbound marketing and content curation

Outbound Marketing: interruptive, shouting, propoganda, paid VS.

Inbound Marketing: invitation,, converse, value, earned

* Inbound marketing is becoming used more and more frequently. It draws the customers and clients in instead of pushing their product/service/business right at them. 

 

Inbound marketing is all about content. It has to be available through as many devices as possible, it must build a community, it needs to useful content to engage readers, and it must be frequently distributed/shared. 

* It is crucial that the content has value and that the readers are really interested. Content must be created and shared regularly in order to keep the readers coming back for more. As Chris Bailey said during his presentation, if your content doesn't bring value to your reader, they won't read it! You/Your page won't grow. 

This is why it is important to add some of your own insight when curating in order to enrich the content and bring extra "expertise" value to your readers.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Content Curation (but were afraid to ask)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Content Curation (but were afraid to ask) | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

"What can content curation do for you? Who is it for? What are interesting case studies? How does content curation help SEO? What's the ROI of content marketing in general and how does content curation help improve it? What features does Scoop.it have? How do they work?"

These are just some of the questions you'll find answers for in our newly revamped resource center as well as in our brand new product tour page.

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Our curation of the best answers we could find to all these questions.


Enjoy! 

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The ultimate recognition for content curation? The New York Times' front-page bet on "watching"

The ultimate recognition for content curation? The New York Times' front-page bet on "watching" | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it
A new homepage feature called "Watching" offers readers a feed of headlines, tweets, and multimedia from around the web.
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All the new media rock stars that were launched post Web 2.0 have one thing in common: they don't produce all of the content they publish.


From the Huffington Post to BuzzFeed to Upworthy or Business Insider, they all use a mix of creation, aggregation and curation. As this practice was initially heavily criticized by the old media gurus, the fact that the respectable New York Times now embraces it possibly could be the best recognition that the remix culture in general and content curation in particular have won. 

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5 Tips on Content Curation from Top Social Media Experts

5 Tips on Content Curation from Top Social Media Experts | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Scoop.it

Read 5 insightful tips from the social media experts Mari Smith, Joe Pulizzi, Mark Schaefer, Kristi Hines and Jeff Bullas on how to be successful with content curation. 

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Common points between these experts? Be strategic. 


Yes, some see content curation as a tactic - among many others. But if you take a strategic view at the opportunity, you'll find it can really help achieve your business goals. 


Here's why and how. 

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