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Personalize the web. 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. 17 Unique Places to Find Great Content to Share. 5.3K Flares Filament.io 5.3K Flares × I get a particular thrill from finding little-known restaurants that serve amazing food.

17 Unique Places to Find Great Content to Share

My greatest hits list includes elk tacos at a highway diner, cinnamon rolls at a downtown hole-in-the-wall, and – perhaps my greatest discovery of all – barbecue from a trailer in a parking lot. (Seriously, it’s good barbecue!) The discovery process for great content has a similar thrill. How great does it feel to share a bit of awesomeness that few others have found? Without a doubt, sharing great finds on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks is a smart way to with your followers.

People love a good content share. 1. The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content. There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on.

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content

Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. The Five Rs of 21st Century Content Curation. Why do I constantly update my Google Reader RSS feeds?

The Five Rs of 21st Century Content Curation

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. The more I broaden and diversify my reading, chasing tangents, listening to, and verifying opposing views, the sharper my ability to see and make sense of trends.

Saying we have filter failure is not capturing the depth of the challenges we face. Defining the problem Real time streams and social graphs are training people to react. Reacting to information is the exact opposite of critical thinking. It will not help you or your business understand why a trend may be emerging, what it means to you, and how to reorganize your thinking about it. The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW.

The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators

The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web. Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data.

Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web

Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. You are the content you publish. Flipboard. Scribd - Document Curation. Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets. Amazon Collections. Scribd - Document Curation. Speedette.com. InstaBuilder - Mobile-Ready Landing Pages in Minutes. IFTTT: Put The Internet To Work For You. Spur - A fun and easy way to critique your visual design. Paper.li.

Welcome to feedly. Instapaper. Content Curation Primer. Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One. Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds.

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Photo credit: Hand filling out checklist on clipboard with a pen by Shutterstock To the superficial eye, many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them. Listly. Social curation is much more than just a market. In 2010, “curation” popped up on tech blogs and VCs’ radars.

Social curation is much more than just a market

Since then, people have been asking whether curation is a legitimate trend, a new market to be exploited, or just the latest buzzword. The 3 C’s of Information Commerce: Consumption, Curation, Creation. InShare180 Over the years, social networks have lured us from the confines of our existing realities into a new genre of digital domains that not only captivated us, but fostered the creation of new realities. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” Such is true for social networks and the digital persona and resulting experiences we create and cultivate. It was the beginning of the shift in behavior toward an era of digital extroversion, self-defined by varying degrees of sharing, connections, and engagement.

On Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al., we were attracted by the promise of reigniting forgotten relationships and enamored by the sparking of new connections. With each new connection we wove, we were compelled to share details about ourselves that we might not have divulged in real life. Our concerns of privacy or the lack thereof, now require education. Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines. The new frontiers for content curation tools and services are in a) providing advanced collaborative ("social)" features and in b) introducing and integrating new and effective, highly visual, delivery formats.

Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines

Photo credit: CaraMaria. Is Your Content Curation Ethical? A 10-Step Checklist. Curation itself is nothing new — museums have used art curators for centuries — but online content curation is still in its early stages.

Is Your Content Curation Ethical? A 10-Step Checklist

The early years of the internet were like the “Wild West,” and because it was so new, there were few ethical or legal guidelines to police behavior. With new legislation governing online copyright and commerce, that’s all changed. The 5 Laws Of Content Curation. The laws of content curation, should you break them and pay the fine or should you stay legal? Let’s breakdown these really good series of laws on content curation from Steven Rosenbaum: The First Law: People don’t want more content, they want less. We’re overwhelmed in raw, unfiltered, context-free data. Humans want it to stop. Content Curation: Beyond the Institutional Repository and Library Archives - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians. If you are an academic librarian, you have been hearing about Data Curation, Content Curation, Information Curation or Digital Curation for years.

And the terms can be applied in several different ways. There are the curation activities surrounding purchased library materials and the curation of faculty and student items (like theses and dissertations for example). Archivists have been intimately involved with all sorts of curation activities since archives existed, and were early adopters of digital curation and finding aids for the items they maintained. Most recently, Data Curation has been in the forefront of librarian discussions in response to government mandates to make research information widely available; first with the medical field, and more recently with the National Science Foundation requirements for data curation plans in all NSF grants. Clay Shirky (www.shirky.com) suggests that “[the problem] is not information overload.

References: Good, Robin. Kanter, Beth. Welcome to feedly. Design flyers to spread the word online. Listphile: Shared lists, atlases, and databases. Scoop.it. Curation: The Next Big Thing? The Role of Curation in Developing and Transmitting News. A new frontier of opportunity is in the ways news is being developed, packaged, and transmitted. Curated filters are becoming more interactive. From the New York Times offering personalized news recommendations, to this past week's launch of TheDaily, a subscription-based app for the iPad indexed by Andy Baio on the Web, and the upcoming release of News.me. Personalization has been around for a while. However, there is some increasing experimentation on listening to and picking up or playing the news as it happens. The 5 Models Of Content Curation.

Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art.