Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

I selected this piece from ID and other Reflections on blogspot because the future is on our doorstep and this article has some very good information.


Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak.

****Hence, we see the rise of content curators as a breed who will help us to make sense of this world of worldwideweb that has suddenly gone amuck.

Enterprises who want to survive in 2012 and beyond must be on the cutting edge of their field, they need to be adaptive and make the right decisions quickly. They will need to:

**Be able to connect the dots to make sense of the underlying pattern.

What role can an enterprise community manager play?

**Surface useful and interesting content

**This entails listening to the community, being aware of the needs and drivers, and keeping a keen watch on the different contributions and conversations taking place on the platform.

**One needs to develop a nose for useful content just like an experienced editor develops a sense for what could be breaking news.

**This skill cannot be automated and requires constant engagement with the community to develop.

**By surfacing hidden gems, community managers enable users to make those serendipitous discoveries that could lead to breakthrough innovations, more engaged

participation and a sense of commitment to the community.

**The greater the benefit users derive from their membership to the community, the higher will be their involvement and engagement.

The community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Curators at museums lay out the best pieces in a manner that:

**Catch the viewers attention

**Tells a narrative that makes sense to the viewer  

**Gives a sense of the bigger scheme of things

**Makes it easy for viewers to "jump" to the sections that interest them

**Have enough metadata for viewers to understand the context

Here are a few takeaways that definitely caught my attention:

A good curator will seek, sense, synthesise and then share in a manner that adds value to a specific user group.

**Curation is not just a collection of links and resources--it is a synthesis that reveals the pattern behind the links and list of resources

**By revealing the patterns, a curator can help an organisation make breakthrough finds.

****The key here is to remember that each content piece is a social object around which conversations will evolve, further content will be generated and ideas surface.

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

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Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson

Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to content curation, here is a great example at work.


Elearning Examples is a curated collection of "examples" from the real world of online communications in the areas of "multimedia journalism", "infographics" and "html5" among others.

For each one of these categories the author has written and edited a specific information card containing relevant information, images and links to the work being referenced.


The design of the site and the quality of the work "examples" being showcased make this a good example of what good "content curation" is. 


Clearly, the work produced by this site, produces no noise or regurgitation of information, but rather offers a better way to make sense and discover the communication areas being curated on the site.


Thanks to David Anderson, an e-learning designer & community manager at Articulate for having created this excellent curated set of galleries.


Inspiring. 9/10




David Anderson's blog: 


His Twitter channel:!/elearning 


(Reviewed by Robin Good)

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