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TURNING THE PAGE – Guardian ‘seriously discussing’ end to print edition [17Oct12] #journalism #digitalmedia - curation2intelligence

Guardian chief wants to develop the Guardian’s digital-only US operation before pulling the plug on the print edition, in the hope that it will provide a useful blueprint for the online business...

 

The newspaper format was designed for the quick assimilation of information providing a broad perspective and instant juxtaposition. How can digital media make up for that loss?

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FROM CONTENT TO CONTEXT – How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read [15Jun12] #curation - curation2intelligence

Pierre Bayard offers a compelling meditation on this taboo subject that makes a case for reading not as a categorical dichotomy but as a spectrum of engaging with literature in various ways, along different...

 

Jan Wyllie, Open Intelligence – Is a mega-trend beginning to emerge here? I agree with @robingood that something very significant is expressed in this article. Books (and indeed all media) may no longer be conceived of as things-in-themselves which are containers for content. They need to be understood as part of a flow which readers are influenced by and which they influence. Patterns and inferences become more important than facts and interpretations.

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REVOLUTIONARY NEWSROOMS - The Role Of Curation In Journalism [19Feb10]

REVOLUTIONARY NEWSROOMS - The Role Of Curation In Journalism [19Feb10] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

Jay Rosen points us to an article out of France that takes a stab at presenting what a modern internet-era newsroom should look like. 

 

... it splits "journalism" into three distinct categories, all of which have a role in the newsroom:

 

Reporters -- who go out and do first person reporting -- creating original stories, not just reposting rewritten wire copy.


Columnists -- who "start conversations and give stories another perspective."


Curators -- who "'cover' the news by sorting, verifying and editing live everything good existing on the web and in the media. They make link journalism, they make the news more accessible."

 

French Article: http://owni.fr/2010/02/12/towards-the-google-newsroom-a-revolution-for-media/

 

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SCOOP.IT WINS! - The New War Between People and Machines [25Sep12]

SCOOP.IT WINS! - The New War Between People and Machines [25Sep12] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

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"So far in the evolution of the Web we've seen a tug of war between whether we need people to find and accomplish what we want online, or whether we only need machines" writes Sarah Lacy on Pandodaily.

 

It's a dialectic between algorithms and social curation that we've commented on before (recently here) and that I even wrote about. But as "nearly anything raising money in the Valley now is using big data as its opener" - she writes - the conflict takes new proportions.

 

Depending on their vision and culture, some startups are trying to solve problems with algorithms, some others with social or human curation. But the smart thing is not to choose, she believes, as "any modern Web company really needs both."

 

As a team of entrepreneurs, we've dealt with that at Scoop.it, starting with a first product that didn't satisfy us to finally pivot to the mix you're using now: topic-centric, likely-to-be-relevant algorithmic suggestions combined with streamlined publishing features make it easier to be a curator. But easy doesn't mean automated and we leave it to you to do the part that no robot can: express yourself through a conscious decision that also adds some context. Curation; not filtering.

 

Time for some Humanrithm then?


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"A PICTURE WORTH A 1,000 WORDS" - Bring Together the 2 Big Trends of 2012: Curation + Visuals [19Sep12]

"A PICTURE WORTH A 1,000 WORDS" - Bring Together the 2 Big Trends of 2012: Curation + Visuals [19Sep12] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

Curation was the word on marketers’ lips earlier this year. This report from Altimeter in March confirmed “Curation is taking over the digital content scene.”


In recent weeks that’s given way to “visual content” as the trending topic. As CMO.com said in August: “Two years ago, marketers were spreading the maxim that “content is king,” but now, it seems, “a picture really is worth a thousand words”.


So now the question is how to bring curation and visual content together in ways that attract your target audience and achieve your measurable goals.


There’s plenty of evidence now that visuals promote social media shares and likes, and traffic to your website. If you’re in any doubt, take a look at this infographic. And read these 19 reasons to use visual content in your marketing.


Many businesses and nonprofits are curating collections of visuals to engage or retain their target audiences.


Don’t jump on a bandwagon just because it’s rolling past. Just because Instagram has 80 million users, doesn’t mean you have to be number 80,000,001.


Before you start curating visuals in earnest, follow these 4 steps.


http://www.open-intelligence.co.uk/curation2intelligence/2012/09/23/a-picture-worth-a-1000-words-bring-together-the-2-big-trends-of-2012-curation-visuals-19sep12/

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RUST PROOFING NEEDED - The disappearing web: Information decay is eating away our history [19Sep12]

RUST PROOFING NEEDED - The disappearing web: Information decay is eating away our history [19Sep12] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it
The ability to distribute real-time information through social networks like Twitter is a powerful thing, but a new study points out that one of the downsides of this phenomenon is the fact that much of the content that gets linked to eventually...

 

http://www.open-intelligence.co.uk/curation2intelligence/2012/09/23/the-disappearing-web-information-decay-is-eating-away-our-history/


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COVERSION - Give Your Content Social Substance: Make it Talkable & Shareable [20Sep12]

COVERSION - Give Your Content Social Substance: Make it Talkable & Shareable [20Sep12] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

This piece is from Convince&Convert, I selected it because it addresses a challenge that those of us who create or curate content face on a daily basis - how do we make our content socialable?

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

We know how difficult it can be to find balance between intrigue and usefulness. We understand that it is much easier to talk about or simply develop a tool than it is to create a talkable tool.

 

Meanwhile, there is a realization that we need to develop a hybrid content marketing solution – one that is social and has substance.

Socialable content has to invite discussion, create a call to action, while informing people.


Here are some highlights:

 

Give your content youtility:

 

**Answer common questions. Does your website have a FAQ section?

 

**Why not translate that into useful, shareable content?

 

**Ask your consumer base what they need. What better way to find out what appeals to your customers than simply asking them.

 

Make Your Content Talkable:

 

**Make your content human. Sometimes utilities can fall flat if we don’t offer a way to show how they can and have impacted others

 

**Provide testimonials and attach real stories to your utilities so your audience can identify with their purpose.

 

**Add bits of entertainment, humor, fun. Is your content just boring?

 

**Give it elements that people would actually want to share and talk about. Simply add the ability to share. Creating something useful is more than half the battle. Often times, we just forget to let our audience spread the word.

 

**Allow and encourage your customers to share.

 

**By combining the effects of content that is worthy of chatter and extremely useful, we can create a harmonious content marketing program.

 

**Above all, try to avoid creating drab content that lacks both utility and appeal.


Reviewed by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/PH5oR9]


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NEWS #CURATION AWARD – As Does the Museum Curator, So Does the Savvy Marketer [29May12]

At this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner, President Obama made a remark to Arianna Huffington. He quipped, “I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate the Huffington Post on their Pulitzer Prize. You deserve it, Arianna. There’s no one else out there linking to the kinds of hard-hitting journalism that HuffPo is linking to every single day.”

 

The President’s comments were in jest of course, but more than that, he made an observation about the current state of effective journalism. The Huffington Post earned its award by developing a following of devoted readers. The kind of readership that led the website to rack up more than a billion page views in December of 2011. One of the secrets to the site’s massive traffic numbers is the sheer volume of stories and blog posts it publishes–over 1,000 every day. This is all curated content.

 

Technorati – http://technorati.com/business/article/as-does-the-museum-curator-so1/

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NEEDS MUST – What Is A Content Strategy And Why Do You Need It? [18Sep12] #curation #contentmarketing #digitalmedia

What is Content Strategy?

The mindset, culture and approach to delivering your customer’s information needs in all the places they are searching for it, across each stage of the buying process. It is a strategic approach to managing content as an asset, with a quantifiable ROI.

 

huge opportunity for companies to evolve the way they market and sell products, by putting the customer at the center of everything you do. By helping them with content. By answering their top questions with great content.

 

It has to be truly helpful. It cannot be about you. It has to be about your customers’ wants and needs. Content Strategists need to be able to articulate why you need a content strategy and start to focus your organization on helping your customers.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2012/09/18/what-is-a-content-strategy-and-why-do-you-need-it/

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Could Co-operatives Save Newspapers -- And Investigative Journalism? | Techdirt

Could Co-operatives Save Newspapers -- And Investigative Journalism? | Techdirt | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Rupert Murdoch's paywall at the London Times isn't looking like a huge success. That won't come as a surprise to Techdirt readers, but does raise the question: if newspapers can't use...

 

If reading is becoming more collaborative and less content centred and writing is going the same way (see the previous two posts), it is not surprising that ownership should be going the same way. - Jan

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THE WAY IS OPEN – Publishing’s “open” future [16Oct12] #ebooks #digitalmedia - curation2intelligence

THE WAY IS OPEN – Publishing’s “open” future [16Oct12] #ebooks #digitalmedia - curation2intelligence | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it
If I had to summarize the future of publishing in just one word, I’d say “open.” We’re living in a very closed publishing world today Given these examples of our closed industry...

 

Jan Wyllie, Open Intelligence – Open Intelligence and its predecessor, Trend Monitor, have been practicing “open publishing” since the 1990s. A team of analysts collaborates using formal content analysis methodology. The product (intelligence) is not the product of one mind, or even a small group of minds. Rather it is the interaction between the parties, the analysts, the measured flows of what the sources are saying and the reader researchers try to understand the bigger picture. It is what we call ‘collaborative intelligence'.
I have quoted much more of this source than normal because the points it raises are all very significant. So much praise and thanks must go to Joe Wikert for gathering so much knowledge together in such a concentrated form. The more of the Categories boxes an article ticks, the more significant it tends to be. This article ticks a record number.

 

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EDITORIAL HIVE MIND - Is Curation the New Journalism? [05Oct11]

EDITORIAL HIVE MIND - Is Curation the New Journalism? [05Oct11] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

How to sort between truth, half truth and falsehood? Technical filtering can't (yet) match human capacity to discriminate between useful content and garbage. This is the increasingly vital role of the online curator. 

 

Can the hive mind of the Internet match the formal editorial structure of a traditional news organization when it comes to producing accurate reporting and analysis of current events?

 

via  Social Media Today


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"THE NEW TERRAIN" - The Rise of e-Reading | Pew Internet [04Apr12] #ebooks

"THE NEW TERRAIN" - The Rise of e-Reading | Pew Internet [04Apr12] #ebooks | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article intro: "The average reader of e-books says she has read 24 books (the mean number) in the past 12 months, compared with an average of 15 books by a non-e-book consumer."

 

"21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them."

 

"Most of the findings in this report come from a survey of 2,986 Americans ages 16 and older, conducted on November 16-December 21, 2011, that extensively focused on the new terrain of e-reading and people’s habits and preferences.

One-fifth of American adults (21%) report that they have read an e-book in the past year, ..."

 

"Those who have taken the plunge into reading e-books stand out in almost every way from other kinds of readers.

 

Foremost, they are relatively avid readers of books in all formats: 88% of those who read e-books in the past 12 months also read printed books. Compared with other book readers, they read more books.

 

They read more frequently for a host of reasons: for pleasure, for research, for current events, and for work or school."

 

Informative. 7/10

 

Full article: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/ ;


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"CURATION ECONOMY" - 5 Trends That Will Change Media in '09 [04Jan09]

"CURATION ECONOMY" - 5 Trends That Will Change Media in '09 [04Jan09] | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

"As the cost of the creation of content continues to come down, more content creators will come online. This will create a huge influx of unfiltered material, and create a significant demand for filters and editors who can find/sort/select and recommend contextual quality content within verticals. This “Curation” function has the potential to give media enterprises whose current business models are under tremendous pressure a new and important role in the web media world. What makes the Curation Economy so powerful, and so disruptive, is that the core resource required to building a high-quality curated experience is not capital, but knowledge. This will drive an emerging class of content entrepreneurs - people who are able to turn their trusted personal brands into high-quality filtered content destinations. As the number of publishers grows dramatically, content consumers will hunger for new trusted sources. These many creators and consumers on the move will fuel whole new businesses and categories."

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“BLEW ME AWAY” – Curate Your Social Media Magazine with NewzSocial [20Sep12] #curation,

“BLEW ME AWAY” – Curate Your Social Media Magazine with NewzSocial [20Sep12] #curation, | curation2intelligence | Scoop.it

Robin Good: NewzSocial is a free iPad curation app which allows you to instantly create topic-specific channels and to easily curate the content stories that you deem appropriate for each.

 

Curators can work in teams and collaboratively organize one or more news channels.

 

From the App Store download page: "NewzSocial is a free social news reader app that allows you to follow, create and share broad and niche news streams on your topics of interest.


The app has unique social curation features using which you can tap into your network of ‘topic expert’ friends and get the news you want selected by the experts you know."

 

A reviewer on the App Store left this comment: "What blew me away is the number of great articles the app has. I just searched for latest fashion trends & got really great articles. With flipboard, after reading 5-7 articles, it's the same stories from yesterday. "

 

Free to use.

 

Find out more: http://www.newzsocial.com/

 

Introduction: http://www.newzsocial.com/quick-tour/

 

Other info: http://www.newzsocial.com/support/

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/sD0pzSthVrA

 

Download NewzSocial in the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id546527255

 

 


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NOISE CONTROL – Broadcasting 2.0: Creating an orchestra out of a cacophony [07Nov11] #journalism #datajournalism

Media strategist and consultant Jonathan Marks shares his views on the future of broadcasting with Gemma van der Kamp.
The audience on the other hand is getting fed up with not having any influence.”


It is perhaps understandable that media outlets are reluctant to give free reign to their audience. After all, the booming landscape of new storytellers has resulted in one big “cacophony” of voices and opinions.


Yet, argues Marks, “the challenge for journalists is to create an orchestra out of this cacophony.” He suggests doing this by curating the news, i.e. by gathering, verifying and sharing the news with the purpose to create an intelligent collection of customised content.
In Marks’ view, broadcasters need to work cross-media, by adapting their content to mobile phones, websites and tablet devices.


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CROWD #CURATION – Integrating Collaboration and Technology to Create a Crowdsourced Experience [29May12]

there is often a gap in the visitor’s experience of the museum and the curator’s interpretation of the museum. By shifting curatorial decision making towards the crowd, making an exhibit’s design a participatory experience, the gap between visitor and curator narrows and aligns, and the museum becomes a much more active experience.

 

Soapbox! is an in-gallery exhibit that integrates the crowd-curation from an interactive touch table and web interface into a physical exhibit. Visitors now have the opportunity to vote in-gallery or online on which photos they would most like to see physically displayed on the walls in October 2012.

 

In the museum world, crowd-curation is still experimental and the assignment of quantitative values to works of art can certainly cause debate. Indeed the ubiquitous presence of the Web and all its implications (social media and crowd-curation included) is beginning to shift the infrastructure of museums.

 

Center for the Future of Museums – http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.ca/2012/05/integrating-collaboration-and.html

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