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Google Goes To Luxury Printing and Data Curation To Market Itself

Google Goes To Luxury Printing and Data Curation To Market Itself | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting to see Google, the ultimate digital data-driven company, use what seems to be old school PR marketing.

Or maybe media and magazines are not that old school anymore at times where urationc is needed.
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Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic « Clay Shirky

"It is not the newspapers that we should be worrying about but news"

Very interesting piece by Clay Shirky about how new ways of publishing news bring chaos but also an interesting competing environment that reinvents many ways we get informed. A good thing in the long run.
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Conversation Agent: The Five Rs of 21st Century Content Curation

Conversation Agent: The Five Rs of 21st Century Content Curation | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting post by Valeria Maltonia where she touches upon what I call the curation cycle (something we're trying to address with the various features of Scoop.it). This is not just about publishing: discovery is tightly linked to that as well, hence the need for research, etc...

"Why do I constantly update my Google Reader RSS feeds? Adding categories, fine tuning reading lists, then upsetting them all over again when I stumble upon several great sites. That's because I rely on information discovery to push my own thinking."
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What Tumblr's Success Means For The Future Of Blogs and Twitter

What Tumblr's Success Means For The Future Of Blogs and Twitter | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting analysis that explains how the success of Tumblr is based on being a visual platform where users share a lot of pics: ""Tumblr culture is heavily meme based, with fashion, photography and pop culture all heavily viral across the network." said Dan Goodwen, who runs the popular Total Film blog, answering a question on Quora (http://www.quora.com/How-is-Tumblr-culture-different-from-Twitter). He also adds: "An image post on Tumblr is almost always more viral than a short text post, and pictures/GIFs are generally more popular than video/audio/link posts."

I also do get this feeling that Tumblr is sometimes actually closer to a photo sharing network than a blog platform. But then again, my own Tumblr blog isn't based on this so I guess it's more complex...

Still, as the article concludes: "If Tumblr does continue to expand, and Twitter is to compete (albeit with a slightly different content-sharing model) it may find itself having to make an even better system to share and embed images and video in tweets. And more traditional blogs are already waking up to the need to share content on social networking forums as a way to both promote their content and engage in conversations with users--and it's possible we'll see more and more brands embracing Tumblr as a channel for simple message communication."

I do think this latter part is just touching on something even more important in understanding the difference between Tumblr and - say - Wordpress:

Tumblr is a community. Wordpress, not.
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From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin’s Twitter curation

From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin’s Twitter curation | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
On an average day, Andy Carvin gets 2,000 Twitter @-replies. But his account is growing.

Here's how he's thinking of coping with this particular form of information overload.

Food for thoughts?
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Social Curation as a remedy to filter bubble?

The question of whether curation was participating to the filter bubble was raised on Quora.

Filter Bubble is what happens when algorithms start to filter out based on your preferences, an issue raised by Eli Pariser here: http://bit.ly/irsgD2

I believe Social Curation is actually an answer to the Filter Bubble and I explained why in this post.
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How the Human-Curated Web is Winning, Even if Mahalo Isn't.

How the Human-Curated Web is Winning, Even if Mahalo Isn't. | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
"As social replaces search, humans show their superior ability to defeat the web's spammers and disinformation."

Mahalo admitted losing 50% of their Trafic through Panda, Google new search algorithm. This is an interesting read as there's been much confusion on what the impacts of Panda were going to be.

This article explains how Google takes the real-time web and the curation performed on Twitter much more into account. A fact content farms were not able to optimize for as their long tail content might be relevant (or not) but more importantly doesn't get validated by a community.

One battle won by human curators in the war against the machines?
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Wikipedia And The Death Of The Expert

Wikipedia And The Death Of The Expert | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
"Learners are doers, not recipients."—Walter J.

Long but great article. Not only on wikipedia but more on the evolution of knowledge, in particular in the light of Marshall McLuhan's work.

'The results of these collaborations, like Wikipedia, represent not just new methods of packaging knowledge, but a new vision of what might come to be meant by "knowledge": something more like what Marshall McLuhan called "a galaxy for insight."'
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In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is a new kind of authorship

In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is a new kind of authorship | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
This title will probably be provocative to those who are still thinking that there is only authorship in creation and who undervalue discovery. But it's a must read that goes way beyond the initial thoughts on curation.

Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curation of “cross-disciplinary interestingness” that scours the world of the web and beyond for share-worthy tidbits.

I've been following her for a while and she is indeed a great digital curator.

It's very interesting to read how she sees her work and also what she feels is missing to Twitter and the social web to help curation be even more efficient.

I would add to her point that perhaps we also need to improve the discoverability of curators themselves. By putting the topic first.

Must read.
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John Wark's comment, July 6, 2011 2:02 PM
Would be nice if when curating we were all more aware of the utility in including links to subjects such as Maria's site?
Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 6, 2011 6:46 PM
Hi John! Not sure what you mean. You'd like to be able to include several links in a post? Let me know. Thx!
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It's never been easier to share inspiration

It's never been easier to share inspiration | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting articles in the Guardian by Nik Peachy (a Scoop.it user) on how self-made teachers sites can rival established learning sites.

We've seen a lot of teachers and educators use Scoop.it and after initially being surprised, we now realize it makes total sense: isn't teaching about presenting, commenting and highlighting great content? And inspiring others with it?

Well, I won't disagree it's never been easier.
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Why the Button War? Because Content is Social Currency

Why the Button War? Because Content is Social Currency | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting recap of why we all got excited about the new buttons that are flourishing all accross online media.

It's interesting to see that though they don't imply any real breakthrough technology, they've democratized and simplified sharing in a marginal yet critical way.

For instance, I often hear that digital curation is not new and has been around ever since the Internet existed. It's true but, as the sharing buttons show, democratization is linked to tiny little user-experience improvements and can bring totally different views of the Web once scale is reached.
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Content Curation – Growing Up and Coming of Age

Content Curation – Growing Up and Coming of Age | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Very complete recap' about the status of this content curation trend that started months ago and that is predicted by some to be major.

Morten (@myrstad) analyses all the different players including the Media and the Social Networks as well as the business models.

A great curation on curation! (analyses and thoughts included)
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Great TED Talk by Eli Pariser on why algorithms are not curators and what dangers these filters cause when they're invisibly at work like on the above picture where 2 users have totally different results in Google for the same keyword "Egypt" at the time of the protests.

First, before the Internet, we had human gatekeepers. Then, with the Internet, they were overflown by the amount of content out there. That's what some called information overload, or what Clay Shirky calls "Filter Failure" (see: http://bit.ly/ma2dSd).

Now, a lot of companies believe in "automated curation" which to me doesn't make sense because there is more to curation than just filtering (http://bit.ly/k3T9nc). Algorithmic filtering can help and is certainly needed but it doesn't replace human curation, an old concept now turning social on the Internet.

But there's another problem with filters. As summarized on the TED site: "As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."

Algorithms limit us to a pattern without being really accountable nor being challengeable. Who can you complain to in the above Google example?

Surprising, challenging views are what we need. Subjectivity as well. Can that really be delivered by a robot?
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We Live In The Age Of Conversation Overload: G+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn... | SVW

We Live In The Age Of Conversation Overload: G+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn... | SVW | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting twist by Tom Foremski of the information overload issue: Tom points out that more than ignoring articles or content, missing out interactions with people is really annoying.

Which reminds me I have an unfinished email thread with him about meeting last week... No kidding.

So Tom's right : this happens way too much.
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What's a CEO? An Editor says Jack Dorsey

What's a CEO? An Editor says Jack Dorsey | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Think of yourself as an editor....

Looks like the curation mindset is now becoming pervasive.

(via @cgiorgi on http://www.scoop.it/t/startup-advices)
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Robert Scoble on Google + and the interest graph

Robert Scoble on Google + and the interest graph | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
It's too bad that Google didn't let us mix our interest graphs with our social graphs. What do I mean by that?
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Future of Journalism: The Open Newsroom

What if online newspapers let you comment before the story was finished writing to take comments into account? That's what a Swedish Newspaper tried with success, curating the thread of early comments to complete the article with views from the readers. An open newsroom concept that could pave the way to a new form of contributing journalism.
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Curation and creation: social media's dynamic duo

Curation and creation: social media's dynamic duo | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting post by Georgina Laidlaw on GigaOM that shows how content creation and curation are completing each others for businesses and brands willing to express themselves on the social Web and engage/grow their audience.

While some still oppose the two, I very much agree to what Jeff Jarvis also called the "Cover what you do best / Link to the rest" rule in journalism.
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4 ways content management systems are evolving & why it matters to journalists | Poynter.

Interesting story on how new journalism requires new CMS. And how Web services are more and more fulfilling that need as opposed to historically dedicated software tools.
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Is the News Story dead?

Is the News Story dead? | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Interesting summary by Mathew Ingram on the arguments between Jeff Jarvis, Frederic Filloux and him.

"We've spent so long consuming the news in fairly predictable formats that the new forms of journalism we are seeing all around us can be confusing. But these new forms have the potential to broaden the field immensely, and that is a good thing." he writes.

These new forms interestingly include more and more social media, curated streams of tweets and content, etc...

The form change but at the end of the day, I feel they still tell a story. Or actually I'd put it this way: whatever the form, if it doesn't tell a story, there's a good chance readers won't memorize it.

The power of storytelling, you know...
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Robin Good interviewed on curation by Howard Rheingold

Very nice interview that covers many aspects of curation: why, what to expect, how, etc...
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After 20 Years, Is The Website About to Become Extinct?

After 20 Years, Is The Website About to Become Extinct? | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
One of the highlights of Internet Week New York, the annual Internet festival in NYC, has been the Digital Archaeology exhibit.
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Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators

Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
Google announced today that it has begun indexing attribution of content to particular authors, not just to the websites they appear on.
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Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet) - Eli Pariser

Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet) - Eli Pariser | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
In the Human Web vs Algorithms dialectic, it's not been always easy to articulate what made human curation better. Eli Pariser takes the challenge and puts it very nicely in 7 great points on the HBR.

And for those who haven't had yet a chance to see it, I recommend watching his fantastic TED talk. Luckily for you, I've curated it here so you don't need to search: http://bit.ly/mgzUKR
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Recreating Human Behavior

Recreating Human Behavior | Content curation trends | Scoop.it
First SEO ruled. Then SMO became at least as important. But while a lot of people expect it to be as systematic, it's not something than can be done without remembering that it's fundamental underlying subject is not the Google algorithm. But the Human one.

An account of the Social Media Optimization Conference by TheNextWeb
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