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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Writing mag | Scoop.it

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Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 2015 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:58 AM



Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.


To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.


"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."


You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.


You can create as many collections as you like.


Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).



My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;




More info:


Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;


Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;


See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;


Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;











Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:


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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | Writing mag | Scoop.it

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christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 2014 6:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:28 PM

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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Writing mag | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...


Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available.

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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 2014 6:03 AM

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Murry Shohat - Likes, Conversions, and a "Saved Brain"

Murry Shohat - Likes, Conversions, and a "Saved Brain" | Writing mag | Scoop.it

"I had fallen in love with the platform because it’s a great way to bring content together from a social networking standpoint. I started a Scoop.it on Dental Implants. I was having very good luck with that!


Then, when a client came along complaining about a blog and how it was difficult to find people who were willing to tackle a blog for the company, I suggested that we do Scoop.it! In fact, I set it up for the client on a pro bono basis before the client decided to continue with it (Modern Manufacturing Technology).


Now, a percentage of users click through to the Industrial Press site, a major publisher of books about manufacturing tech. People arrive by search at the Scoop.it site , find information in the top ten scoops, and click through to the ecommerce site through ads and buy books!


It also helps with social networking automation - I automate every one of my scoops to the Industrial Press Facebook page, to a WordPress blog and to Twitter. I love the write once, publish many times mentality. Our Facebook likes have dramatically increased in just 60 days, solely from posting from Scoop.it."


"I just love Scoop.it. When Google Knol was shut down, I found it, and it saved my brain! Continuing to use it for my clients taught me how great of an idea this is and how wonderful the Scoop.it platform was for my objectives."


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