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Social Media Curation Guide. The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.

Social Media Curation Guide

Last year on SEOmoz, I published The Content Curation Guide for SEO, which - even though it is still valid - I thought it needed a fresh addition. Not only does this post update some of the information shared, but it also digs deeper into an aspect of content curation that is actually the most used and, possibly, useful to SEOs and Content Marketers who must deal with more duties than just curation: social media curation. For that reason, I gave a Mozinar last week about this topic where I explained why it is important to include social content curation in your inbound marketing strategy; how to prepare, organize, execute, and analyze your social curation activities; and what tools to use.

If you missed the opportunity to attend the live broadcast of the Mozinar, you can watch it here. Curation in Learning. I’m getting very excited about the possibilities of using more digital curation in learning.

Curation in Learning

The trouble with curation is that I’m seeing it everywhere. As such I wanted to come up with a short framework that I could use to talk about how I see curation in learning being used, both at the organisation level and for individuals. So, go easy on me; here’s what I’m proposing… We can think of digital curation as being useful to us in four broad roles that I’m calling Inspiration, Aggregation, Integration and Application.

Inspiration is how I term curation that is done by other people on your behalf, outside of a formal learning environment. Inspiration With the proliferation of content on the Web, it should come as no surprise that we are in increasing need of systems to sort, maintain and re-purpose content in a systematic manner. Organizations can of course benefit from this approach. Aggregation Increasingly we are being challenged to deliver ‘more with less’ in the learning department. 10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value. First, Are you asking the following questions: “What is social media curation?”

10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value

And “How does it add value?” Are you like many business owners trying to get your head around curation and the associated benefits? Well I have come to realize, you are not alone! In an earlier post I defined curation. In this post I would like us to revisit that definition and share how value can be gained by demonstrating how to curate your social media content with Scoop.it. Reminder of What’s Social Media Curation? With the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, the amount of information on the internet can be overwhelming and time consuming. How Scoop.it Makes Social Media Curation Easy First, let me share a story on my introduction to Scoop.it. Scoop.it is a semi-automated curation platform. With every published post, the web magazine grows into multiple pages and becomes an excellent resource for the selected topic.

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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic.

Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle. Level 2 - What is digital curation. Sense-making for the connected workplace. Content Curation Primer. Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation?

Content Curation Primer

Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public. Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks.