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The Best Quora Q&A Contributions Curated Into Organic Articles: Curaqion

The Best Quora Q&A Contributions Curated Into Organic Articles: Curaqion | technoscience | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Curaqion is a new curated web magazine, available monthly also in PDF format, that focuses on curating unique, rare and fascinating questions and answers from Quora.


What Curaqion does is to syntesize, edit, filter and re-assemble interesting set of answers to a Quora question in a way that creates a whole, organic and comprehensive content unit that is better than a long and unsorted list of disjoined answers.


Example of a curated Q&A: http://curaqion.com/issue/02/two-train-tracks-vs-dedicated-2-lane-road-for-efficiency


The original on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Transportation/If-you-replaced-2-train-tracks-with-a-dedicated-2-lane-road-and-ran-passenger-buses-would-it-be-more-efficient


Another one: http://curaqion.com/issue/02/get-over-low-tolerance-for-stupid-people (curated)


original on Quora: http://www.quora.com/How-do-I-get-over-my-low-tolerance-for-stupid-people



Download Curaqion issues in PDF format: http://curaqion.com/issues


Subscribe to monthly newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/curaqion


Free to read: http://curaqion.com/




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Create Curated Content Channels For Your Facebook Fans with FanNewscast

Create Curated Content Channels For Your Facebook Fans with FanNewscast | technoscience | Scoop.it


Robin Good: FanNewscast is a web-based service which allows you to easily customize a branded news content channel focusing on the specific interests of your Facebook fans.


Your curated news channel is showcased inside one of your Facebook "tabs" and you can personalize its content by tapping into over 500 already curated channels of news. You can further refine your news channel by adding and removing content sources and applying keyword blacklists.


See this real-world example here: https://www.facebook.com/JAltucher.Blog/app_276311749132109


N.B.: Pricing info not publicly available.


You can request a demo here: http://www.fannewscast.com/contact/?mode=requestdemo


More examples: http://www.fannewscast.com/examples/


How it works: http://www.fannewscast.com/facebook/solution/


More info: http://www.fannewscast.com/


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the use of facebool to convey information rather than to commucate about nothing at all

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How To Integrate and Publish Curated RSS Feeds On Your WordPress Blog

How To Integrate and Publish Curated RSS Feeds On Your WordPress Blog | technoscience | Scoop.it

Robin Good: For content curators who own or manage a WordPress-based website here is a great tutorial on how RSS feeds can be integrated and published directly (parsed) on any given web page. 


Authored by Vladislav Davidzon this excellent tutorial requires some basic technical knowledge on how to operate WordPress variables and functions and it provides precise guidance on how to:


- Utilize the Built-in Parsing Function to Pull RSS Feeds in and Turn their XML code into Content


- Divide Content into the Right Number of Columns for your Website’s Design


- Create a Friendly Display of RSS Content Using WordPress Loop Variables


From the tutorial: "Included only since version 2.7 of the WordPress software, the ability to parse RSS feeds as content and include that information into a template file is relatively new and its parameters are largely unknown even among the more advanced members of the WordPress development community at large.


Luckily, these parameters are easy to learn and customize, and they can turn a simple RSS feed into a great source of extra content and discussion on already-busy WordPress blogs.


Not only can RSS feeds be parsed by WordPress, but they can also be split up into columns and tabs.


This allows for feeds to actually be used as the primary source of content on some WordPress blogs, especially those that consider themselves a mere aggregator of outside content rather than a producer of unique news, reviews, or commentary on any topic."



Very useful. 9/10


Full tutorial: http://speckyboy.com/2012/11/28/parse-rss-feeds-as-content-in-wordpress




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essential pactical information about the presentation of content

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Susan Daniels's comment, January 9, 2013 2:49 AM
I have been looking for this information. Thank you so much for curating this! :)
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Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation

Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation | technoscience | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.


While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.



Useful. Resourceful. 8/10


Full article: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2012/12/sources-content-curation-inspiration/




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when we first star to use the Net to research, the number of pages indicated seems overwhelming. The thing to do is to have good ways of evaluation of sites, in what relates to accuracy and validity as well as relevance. what this clip does is exactly that: suggest a way to steer among the imensity of what comes out

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 6:50 PM

This piece is quite meaningful to me...always on the lookout for more sources.

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This is Why Critical Reading is Important via @pgsimoes

This is Why Critical Reading is Important via @pgsimoes | technoscience | Scoop.it

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Visually Collect and Organize Your Favorite Links with Collectably


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Markus Thyberg's comment, December 23, 2012 4:17 PM
Beth, thanks for posting! What we have out at the moment is a pretty stripped down beta. We are adding features continuously and encourage users to get in touch to let us know what they would like to see.
Ferananda's comment, December 23, 2012 6:55 PM
Beth, when you say 'new beginners tool' what do you mean? I use diigo as it gives me so many capacities, like highlight and notes and very good ways for sharing. For good beginner tool you mean for those new to curation and/or social bookmarking?
Miguel Huezo-Mixco's comment, December 29, 2012 1:00 AM
He comenzado a usar la versión beta.
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New Non-Photoshopped Body Art by Chooo-san

New Non-Photoshopped Body Art by Chooo-san | technoscience | Scoop.it
Can you believe that these body modifications are created without using any digital editing software?

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Aji Black Stone's comment, December 4, 2012 12:03 AM
That's a horrible and talented art
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Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960

Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960 | technoscience | Scoop.it
The abstract beauty of science, made dramatically visible.

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Empathy In Creativity and Design Thinking

Empathy In Creativity and Design Thinking | technoscience | Scoop.it

The new RSA animate video, The Power of Outrospection is quite thought provoking and has gotten me thinking about all kinds of links between empathy and creativity.In the video, philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the idea that we live in a time that demands more empathic adventurers in all aspects of life. Empathy not just so we act better towards others, but also because it helps us create better innovations, services and quality of life. I was struck by the video because I think there is something in the zeitgeist these days that highlights the importance of empathy for creating.


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Emerging biotechnologies | Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Emerging biotechnologies | Nuffield Council on Bioethics | technoscience | Scoop.it
Emerging biotechnologies such as synthetic biology and nanotechnology have the potential to provide benefits for health, the environment and the economy, but they also raise concerns.
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bioethics panel: Terminal patients do have right to reject treatment - Haaretz

bioethics panel: Terminal patients do have right to reject treatment - Haaretz | technoscience | Scoop.it
Haaretzbioethics panel: Terminal patients do have right to reject treatmentHaaretzStatement comes in response to euthanasia tragedy over weekend; some professionals blame failure to implement Health Ministry directive mandating palliative care...
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Raritania: Of Right and Left Transhumanism

The way we think about the possibility of transcending "the human condition" strongly reflects the way in which we think about humanity and society in general. Transhumanist thought has been no exception, evident across the political spectrum - but tending to differ in line with the thinker's other political attitudes.

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Future of digital humanities

Future of digital humanities | technoscience | Scoop.it

The only sensible thing to say about what the state will be in 40 years of a field of knowledge so new as digital humanities is that the humanities will be digital, ...communications.uwo.ca/.../future_of_digital_humanities_.htm...

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Collect, Organize and Share Your Favorite Places and Locations with MapQuest Discover


Robin Good: MapQuest Discover is a new service that allows you to collect, organize and share your favorite collections of places, locations and itineraries you are interested into.

In other words a Pinterest-like solution dedicated to your travelling and vacation needs.


From the official MapQuest blog: "MapQuest Discover’s homepage is an infinitely scrolling newsfeed of popular Places, Collections and Travel Guides. From here, users can quickly Like a Place, mark that they have Been to a Place, or Add a Place to one of their own Collections."


"Users of Discover can create and share collections of favorite places (“My favorite pubs” or “The Best Golf Courses in North America”) or make bucket lists (“100 Places to see before I kick the bucket”).


In addition to these user-generated collections, Discover contains travel guides written by travel experts."



Original video trailer: http://youtu.be/RC8M1XVbdyo


How it works: http://discover.mapquest.com/how-it-works


FAQ: http://help.mapquest.com/topic/discover/



Find out more: http://blog.mapquest.com/2012/11/13/introducing-mapquest-discover-a-new-mapquest-local-and-more/


MapQuest Discover: http://discover.mapquest.com/




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another tool to search relevant knowledge

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A Good Introduction to Content Curation by Donna Papacosta [Video]


Robin Good: If you are new to it, here is a good 30-minute video introduction to content curation by Donna Papacosta. Why to do it, how to do it, what tools you can use to do it. All explained in clear, simple language. 


She says: "...the objective is not to find as much information as possible and to dump it on people... it is to find the best, most relevant content and to be discerning.

People will trust you if you are discerning."


Useful for beginners. 8/10


Original video: http://youtu.be/scrhXBLvH2w




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Why Curation Is So Important for Popular Content Sharing Sites: The Behance Story


Robin Good: An interesting short video looking at the effort needed to surface quality submission on a popular sharing site like Behance.


Interesting. Well shot. 7/10


Original video: http://vimeo.com/53524724#at=0




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Again the question is_ how togive form to relevant knowledge

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Robin Good's curator insight, November 29, 2012 7:26 AM

Here's a video showing the importance of curation for sites like Behance, where thousands of unique pieces of work are submitted every day and a team of a few individuals has to pick and select what to showcase across its different editorial sections.


If you have not heard about it before, Behance describes itself as "The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work."


Check out also the curated selection of leading creatives from Behance on: http://www.webdesignserved.com


Interesting. Well shot. 7/10


Original video: http://vimeo.com/53524724#


Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, November 29, 2012 9:06 AM

Great scoop by Robin showing how Behance depends on curation. Also shows the importance of "do more with less" curation tools such as Scoop.it. One of the most popular pieces I've written was

5 Magical Do Morew With Less Curation Tools

 

Matmi's curator insight, November 30, 2012 6:15 AM

Great peice highlighting the increasing popularity and how useful content curation by humans is.

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Create Visual Bundles of News, Images and Clips with the New Post Builder Inside So.cl

Create Visual Bundles of News, Images and Clips with the New Post Builder Inside So.cl | technoscience | Scoop.it

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Anne-Claire Goyet's curator insight, December 13, 2012 4:56 AM

Video visual curation tool.

Dennis T OConnor's comment, December 13, 2012 1:18 PM
I've just knocked out two quick collage presentations. This is an easy to use little application! Thanks for the heads up Robin!
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:50 PM

Socl has a new"create a post" feature that is a must-explore for PR, content, curation and marketing pros. it's got great design, is easy-to-use and I'm going to explore it in depth. The example collages on the home page are stunning. It's an experiment by Microsoft research. Who'd have thought?

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Correspondance Celan/Bachmann, avec Bertrand Badiou, Bruxelles, 15 décembre, 12h

Correspondance Celan/Bachmann, avec Bertrand Badiou, Bruxelles, 15 décembre, 12h | technoscience | Scoop.it

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Photography vocabulary games, Photography vocabulary puzzles

Photography vocabulary games, Photography vocabulary puzzles | technoscience | Scoop.it
Photography vocabulary games, Photography vocabulary puzzles - a free resource used in over 24,000 schools to enhance vocabulary mastery & written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots.

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Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960

Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960 | technoscience | Scoop.it
The abstract beauty of science, made dramatically visible.

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TERMINATOR – La prothèse la plus aboutie de tous les temps

TERMINATOR – La prothèse la plus aboutie de tous les temps | technoscience | Scoop.it

L'entreprise britannique RSL Steeper vient de commercialiser Bebionic3, une prothèse myoélectrique nouvelle génération destinée aux individus ayant subi des amputations d'avant-bras et de bras. Elle se contrôle grâce à des électrodes captant les contractions musculaires qui interviennent sur la partie supérieure de l'avant-bras. Le look très "Terminator" de la prothèse peut être compensé part le port d'un gant imitant plusieurs nuances de couleur de peau.


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Bioethicist put Physician-Assisted Suicide on Trial - National Right to Life News

Bioethicist put Physician-Assisted Suicide on Trial - National Right to Life News | technoscience | Scoop.it
Bioethicist put Physician-Assisted Suicide on TrialNational Right to Life NewsSomerville, one of Canada's best known bioethicists, was considering how the physician-assisted suicide debate impacts our society.
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Internet and Society – Social Theory in the Information Age

The study on Internet and  Society undertaken here  takes place within a  larger  framework that  has  during  the  last  years  been  labeled with  categories  like  Internet  research,  ICTs  and...

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lauryn burkhalter's comment, December 5, 2012 12:34 AM
This looks like a really interesting study. Thank you !
Instituto Mexicano de Comunicación Intercultural's comment, December 5, 2012 1:14 PM
You're wellcome!!
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Samedi-sciences (68): construire un cerveau _ Mediapart

Samedi-sciences (68): construire un cerveau  _ Mediapart | technoscience | Scoop.it

Il s’appelle « Spaun », et il possède 2,5 millions de neurones électroniques. Ses créateurs, une équipe de chercheurs canadiens dirigée par Chris Eliasmith, à l’université de Waterloo (Ontario), présentent Spaun comme le cerveau artificiel le plus complexe et le plus réaliste existant à ce jour.


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