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Now you can block users on Pinterest

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Tired of seeing wedding cakes and spam on Pinterest?

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[Presentation] The Future Of 'Smobile' -- Social Networking And Mobile

[Presentation] The Future Of 'Smobile' -- Social Networking And Mobile | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Social goes mobile. And vice versa....

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12 Steps to Real World Content Curation (A Modest Proposal)

This is a modest proposal to expand on the 8 Steps to Real World Content Curation by Guillaume Decugis, CEO of Scoop.it:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/web-content-digital-curation/p/2675394500/what-are-some-real-world-best-practices-in-terms-of-businesses-using-content-curation  
 

For the full Brain presentation:

 

http://http://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/507916CF-0047-BCBB-9B89-26F9F1981BC4#-1

 

For more information visit http://www.curtionprofits.com 


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Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections"

Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections" | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has introduced a new curation feature designed to allow its users to collect and organize their favorite "products" into so-called "Collections".

 

According to Hubspot "the new feature called 'Collections,' allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products."

 

Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

The new FB "Collections" is publicly available to everyone, and it is being tested "with 7 retail partners -- Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com."

(you need to go to those FB brad pages to test it).

 

It also seems that the feature can be activated in at least three different ways by one of these three upcoming action buttons:

 

a) "Want": adds the product to a Timeline section of a user's profile called “Wishlist”

 

b) "Collect": adds the item to a Collection called “Products”

 

c) "Like": a special version of the standard "Like" button that also adds the item to “Products”

 

N.B.: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they're only visible to the page's fans. You have to "Like" the page in order to see these types of posts.

 

Find out more here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

and here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/08/facebook-collections/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Convert your Facebook or Twitter Accounts into a Custom Blog

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Facebook or Twitter accounts has become a necessity for many people across the globe. Most of them like to spend their more than half of time on these social networking sites for a number of reasons. The list of these reasons are growing rapidly day by day, week by week and year by year as it is updated a number of times daily by its users. So in order to preserve these updates and posts now you can place these updates and posts.


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Defining Social Learning

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How do you define social learning?


I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Augmented by a new slew of social tools, people can gather information and gain new context from people across the globe and around the clock as easily as they could from those they work beside.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://marciaconner.com/blog/defining-social-learning/

 


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francis namo's comment, May 14, 2013 8:29 AM
The university of Nigeria impacts students with the knowledge necessary for effective development see http://www.unn.edu.ng
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Pin Anything WordPress Plugin

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The Pin Anything Plugin for WordPress lets you pin any web page using your own images from right within your plugin admin area. Very easy to use!
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How To Monetize Google Plus Hangouts On Air

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Google+ Hangouts On Air are a suite of powerful interview and content creation tools. But no one wants to watch your hour long video that is often the result of an authority interview. Here is how to cure that problem the fast easy way…

Read more: http://blogsuccess.com/how-to-monetize-google-plus-hangouts-on-air/#ixzz28GCt9HRC


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Create highly targetted video content on youtube using Google+ Hangouts on air

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Mapping the World's Most Seductive Shrines to Coffee

Mapping the World's Most Seductive Shrines to Coffee | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Taking the time to enjoy your latte in a well-designed coffee shop is good for your soul.
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Who said Content Curation should replace Creation for Content Marketers?

Who said Content Curation should replace Creation for Content Marketers? | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

This is an interesting piece highlighting the dangers of relying solely on Content Curation and giving up Content Creation for Content Marketers.

 

As I told him in the comments, I disagree with Frank Dale's title though (which doesn't reflect his conclusion but I also like provocative headlines ;-) that content curation is usually bad. It is usually good but usually not enough. For the following reasons:

 

1. Curation is often a good starting point. Content Marketing takes time and the ROI is not instantaneous and can be slow to measure. Content Curation helps you get started more easily, particularly if you're a SMB.

 

2. Content Curation helps you identify where you should invest in Content Marketing creation: spotting these messages that will set you apart, these areas that not many people cover.

 

3. Content Curation is also an expression means: don't stop at sharing links on Twitter but use the full opportunities given by content curation platforms like Scoop.it (and others like Storify for instance) to add your point of view. That is a form of creation which, we've found, is much more accessible than full-blown content creation and that nicely completes it.

 

As a matter of fact, I will actually curate this great piece myself. Before I move on to uploading my latestcreated presentation on SlideShare...


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TED Blog | Mind Amplifier: New TED ebook author asks whether digital media can make us smarter

TED Blog | Mind Amplifier: New TED ebook author asks whether digital media can make us smarter | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Are we becoming blank-eyed cyberzombies, thanks to the internet and all the tech tools we obsess about every day? Instead of asking whether the Web is making us stupid, Howard Rheingold turns that lens around and asks how digital media could actually improve our intelligence. In his new TED Book, Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter?, he examines the origins of digital mind-extending tools, and lays out the foundations for a smarter future.


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Curation Is The New Black; But Will It Get In The Black?

Curation Is The New Black; But Will It Get In The Black? | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

"There’s a lot of talk about content curation; but is anyone making money?" asks Deanna Dahlsad on her blog. 

 

Though I can assure her we have plans to make some at Scoop.it (we've had premium offers from day 1 and they're ramping up very nicely), her focus is actually more on the curators themselves.

 

How can individual curators make money? She's not talking about brands or businesses who have an opportunity to get brand awareness or thought leadership out of this. She means the individuals who are willing to become professional curators and need to make some revenue  to justify it. Like some bloggers do. 

 

As I've outlined before, I think the answer will come from a mix of advertising (which can be promoted posts or sponsoring) and subscription revenue. This is not an original answer but we're starting to see some of our users do that:

- Check out http://hdslrnews.planet5d.com/ for an example of a sponsored topic;

- Some others want to be paid by their clients for their curation work and start to implement our privacy feature for that reason.

 

But maybe this picture needs to be looked at in a bigger way: in itself, blogging isn't either a massive revenue generation opportunity. There aren't that many blogging millionaires who make a fortune purely out of subscribing people to their blogs or selling ads on it. But most of the time, they're able to combine some direct revenue with offline or other services that their blogs help position and thus contribute to sell. 

 

Isn't combining that Content Marketing aspect of Curation with some direct revenue-generation the real winning bundle for Curators? What do you think?


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, October 3, 2012 8:31 AM
Indirectly I've monetized my use of Scoop.it by driving traffic to my websites. I'm working on a whitepaper that will explain how. Right now I'm still gathering analyitic results for it.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 3, 2012 9:37 PM
Looking forward to read that Brian! I'm curious what you guys think of a solution like http://linqia.com - we've been exchanging with their founders on whether it could be a good solution for our users or not. Nothing decided yet but as we're discussing monetization, I'd love to have your thoughts (or anybody else's interested in that).
Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, October 5, 2012 1:16 AM
I've always wondered about the legal part of putting ads with curated content. Say I scoop a New York Times article word for word and there is an ad displayed on Scoop.it with the copied article.
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How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors | Outspoken Media

How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors | Outspoken Media | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:

"The facts are:

***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content.
***Curation can be a fun, rewarding and highly effective part of your online marketing mix.
***Curating content requires skill, tenacity and, above all, an unflinching focus on the needs of your audience.

 

The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.

 

An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.

 

So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.

 

If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.

 

Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.

1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.

2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords.
3) Build customized MyAllTop pages to keep up on industry blogs.
4) Set up Google Alerts for targeted keywords.
5) Subscribe to blogs by RSS and view them in Google Reader.
6) Create topical lists on Facebook.
7) Perform keyword searches in Trackur.
8) Explore Regator’s curated blog directory.
9) Hunt down content by category on StumbleUpon.
10) Find applicable articles and experts with Topsy.
11) Join relevant LinkedIn groups.
12) Search Scribd’s documents database.
13) Dig into the bookmarked items on Delicious.
14) Keep an eye on curated niche sites that serve your audience, like Inbound.org.
15) Scour the Web with Snip.it and Scoop.it.
16) Drop your keywords into Bottlenose.
17) Scan the curated lists on List.ly.
18) Sign up for a personalized email digest from YourVersion.
19) Say hello to your little friend: Social Buzz.
20) Swing by Ice Rocket and ROCKZi once in awhile.
21) Ignore Google+ at your own risk. I dare you. #smooches.

 

Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:

I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.

 

Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:

If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.

Set high standards and strive to exceed them...."

 

 

Read full, long and interesting article here: 

http://outspokenmedia.com/online-marketing/how-to-consistently-out-curate-your-competitors/


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 2, 2012 7:08 AM
Great note Giuseppe. I moved it to Curation Revolution this morning. Marty
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 2, 2012 7:22 AM
@Marty...I have seen your rescoop few minutes ago. Thanks for appreciation my curated article.
massimo facchinetti's comment, October 5, 2012 7:48 PM
I am far from being namby-pamby
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Why Every Nonprofit Should Adopt a Social Networking Mindset

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Why all nonprofits need to have a network mindset, and how to get there.

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5 essentials for your content marketing strategy - iMediaConnection.com

5 essentials for your content marketing strategy - iMediaConnection.com | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Here's a quick but really insightful take on content marketing.

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21 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Strategy May Be Headed for Trouble

21 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Strategy May Be Headed for Trouble | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
The role and value of content marketing has dramatically changed in just the past year.

 

The problem is, while most businesses and companies realize the importance of content marketing and are attempting to engage in it (recent studies suggest 80-90%) many don't understand it and are making critical mistakes that could undermine their efforts.


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10 WOW Social Media Stats #infographic /@BerriePelser

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10 WOW Social Media Stats #infographic A social networking service is an online service, platform,...

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Spotify App Will Land On Samsung Smart TVs Later This Year ...

Spotify App Will Land On Samsung Smart TVs Later This Year ... | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Samsung has signed a deal with Spotify to bring the streaming music service to Samsung's Smart TV range, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems later this year. It appears to be the first TV manufacturer to do so.


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Everything You Remember About 30 Years of CDs [PICS]

Everything You Remember About 30 Years of CDs [PICS] | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Sony launched the first commercially available CD player on Oct. 1, 1982, changing the way music lovers consumed tunes. Take a trip with us down memory lane.
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Should You Break Up With Pinterest for LoveIt?

Should You Break Up With Pinterest for LoveIt? | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

At first glance, LoveIt looks and acts exactly like Pinterest. And that’s on purpose. However, LoveIt does something very important that Pinterest doesn't. Find out more . . .


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writecomics.com - an easy tool for creating comics

writecomics.com - an easy tool for creating comics | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

Add the background, add scenes, add characters, add dialogs and present!


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Katrina Elliott's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:52 PM

A technology tool that can be utilised by teachers and students within primary school education settings.

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Here's The First App With Pinterest Integration - Business Insider

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Business InsiderHere's The First App With Pinterest IntegrationBusiness InsiderThis is a big deal for both Consmr and Pinterest.

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Microsoft to Launch Own News Operation Oct. 26 - Mashable

Microsoft to Launch Own News Operation Oct. 26 - Mashable | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Microsoft is getting back into the news business, three months after announcing the breakup of its 16-year web partnership with NBC.

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Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map

Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it

From Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.

 

Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists. 

 

But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.

 

The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.

 

On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).

Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse  

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Mike Ellsworth's comment, October 10, 2012 10:23 PM
Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
Mike Ellsworth's comment, October 10, 2012 10:23 PM
Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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