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40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools

40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools | Funteresting Stuff |

Last month I shared 40+ networks that you could consider depending on your niche or interests. As part of my commitment to this community, I shared that I will expand on this list througout 2012. So here is the first addition to that build! The topic- Curation!I thought I would focus on curation because a) I have a favorite site and b) there has been a lot of “press” on Pinterest as a curation tool and as a result I thought the timing was right. However before I list the sites lets talk curation.


What is social media curation?


Today, with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. As a result, the act of filtering, selecting, reviewing and providing commentary with a perspective on an article, or collection of articles, have become increasingly important. This is known as social media curation. Recently, I had posed the question : What is a social media curator” on Linkedin.


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Via Shirley Williams (, Martin Gysler
Shirley Williams ('s comment, January 22, 2012 9:26 AM
Thanks Everyone for this feedback. Just wonderful.

Robin- absolutely appreciated the feedback. I did visit all the sites to ensure that they were still in operation however missed some very important details. So thank you so much for providing the clarification needed. :))
Carey Leahy's comment, January 22, 2012 6:56 PM
Martin you need to do a little of what the article says - add your own perspective! I read the info and thought you had written it until I went to the link.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 23, 2012 3:05 AM
Hi Carey, I consider as a tool to provide interesting information and not really as a curation tool, but, maybe you're right and I should reconsider my opinion about my approach! Thank you for your feedback.
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The New Pearltrees iPad App Enables A New Kind of Content Curation

Exclusive first look: Pearltrees iPad app enables new kind of content curation


How do you save and share the web with other people? Pearltrees has a new idea: you put your favorite Google+ posts, photos, tweets, videos, blogs, and other things on the Web into a "pearl" and then arrange these into "trees."


That was OK on a normal computer, but when you get the touch capabilities of tablets it's transformative, especially as a way to find new interests.


Imagine if Google+ were laid out in such a way. This is awesome and I'll be using it a lot now.


Here's an exclusive video look at this new app with CEO +Patrice Lamothe.


A very interesting French company. They are headquartered in Paris. We filmed this at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay where +Oliver Starr and Patrice visited me and showed it to me for the first time last week.!

Via Robin Good, janlgordon
Matt Bancroft's comment, October 14, 2011 6:08 AM
Pearltrees have all the suitable players they need to make full use of their database. With Pearltrees joining the Apple arena, it will surely provide an enjoyable experience of manipulating the pearls to its users. The iPad can be regarded as their gateway to the mass market. read more
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You Are What You Curate: Why Pinterest is So Hot

You Are What You Curate: Why Pinterest is So Hot | Funteresting Stuff |

This piece was written by Om Malik for Gigaom


The author says "Pinterest is one of the hottest startups around these days and represents the latest buzzword in the Valley: curation".


Here's what you need to know:


2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don’t want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.


**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information,


**this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.


My commentary:


 As a business person, I see tremendous value in Pinterest because as the title of this article suggests, what we post online tells a story about who we are, what we represent and shows a human side through our curated topics. This allows others who may be potential customers to find points of connection which is a great way to start a relationship. It also gives me a chance to listen by observation to what my audience wants at a deeper level. This is a great starting place and can lead to many opportunities that lie ahead.




**platforms — YouTube, WordPress and Tumblr — have had more success, thanks to faster, cheaper broadband connections. Twitter and Facebook are the big winners of this sharing.


**Are thinking about building a product, evaluating a company or just wondering why early adopters are so crazy about Pinterest, or Quora?   


**we’re playing a role in a movie: edited, directed and starring us.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"


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Via janlgordon
Tom George's comment, January 12, 2012 6:36 AM
Nice one Jan, and nice topic by the way.
Mariusz Leś's comment, January 20, 2012 8:55 AM
I really don't know why Pinterest is so "hot". I use Fancy ( instead (it has an android app, that's why, nothing else).