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Backstitch | Personalize the web. Content Curation Primer. Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? 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.

People and organizations are now making and sharing media and content all over the social web. Content Curation Provides Value from the Inside Out Getting Started. 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. 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. We look at the inbox every day, but how often do we search it for great content? Next Draft Managed by Dave Pell, this daily newsletter contains the day’s most fascinating news – a Top Ten of interesting links from around the web, often starting with current events and meandering into fun, off-beat, interesting links. The Daily Digg 2. 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. 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.

Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content were Google Reader, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious… you know all the big names. More recently I’ve discovered some great new tools to read and share my favorite content which I’ve included here in this list. Content Gathering and Personalized Newsfeeds Faveous – The place for everything you like.Trapit – Captures personalized content. iPad Curation Flipboard – Your social magazine.News360 – Next-generation news personalization and aggregation.persona/ – Everything you care about There’s more to this article! The Five Rs of 21st Century Content Curation. 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.

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. I see the transformation also in blog comments. 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. Curation, as in making sense, also has a prominent role in how organizations develop and transmit news. Five activities that pay dividends on content curation. The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW.

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. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curation for Web 1.0. Look at this post here, I can link to Tweets, and point out good ones, right? But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently.

As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now. A curator is an information chemist. 1. 2. 3. 4. Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web.

Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data. Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. And that's not counting all the check-ins, friend requests, Yelp reviews and Amazon posts, and pins on Pintrest. The volume of information being created is growing faster than your software is able to sort it out.

As a result, you're often unable to determine the difference between a fake LinkedIn friend request, and a picture from your best friend in college of his new baby. What's happened is the web has gotten better at making data. While devices struggle to separate spam from friends, critical information from nonsense, and signal from noise, the amount of data coming at us is increasingly mind-boggling. In 2010 we frolicked, Googled, waded, and drowned in 1.2 zettabytes of digital bits and bytes. 1. How will curation evolve? You are the content you publish. | Scoop.it. Flipboard. Scribd - Document Curation. Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets.

Twitter this morning is launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. The free service, which is something of a competitor to Storify, is designed to help those in the media industry and, soon, others too, make better sense of the barrage of data on Twitter’s network in order to highlight the best content for their own readers and viewers. The company had unveiled Curator during the News:Rewired Conference in London earlier this year, but, until now, it had not been broadly available. The product was still in beta and was being tested by a dozen or so organizations, including the NYC Mayor’s office and Italy’s major network, Mediaset.

But starting today, any media organization will now be able to get its hands on the new service, which will make integrating tweets and other content into their TV newscasts, programs, websites or mobile apps quicker and easier. 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. 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. On the other hand it is not realistic for someone to go out and test each and every one of the available solutions.

For these reasons, it is quite difficult and time consuming to select and identify the most appropriate content curation tool for a specific need and as a consequence most rely on the tools they have tried and that satisfy their basic needs but remain quite ignorant about what options they are leaving on the table only because they have not yet tried them. 1) Import and Export functions Conclusions. Listly. Social curation is much more than just a market. In 2010, “curation” popped up on tech blogs and VCs’ radars. Since then, people have been asking whether curation is a legitimate trend, a new market to be exploited, or just the latest buzzword.

Some people, including GigaOM writer Bobbie Johnson, have wondered if curation is a bubble, and if it is, when is it going to burst? When Johnson asked this question, I think the jury was still out. As the chief evangelist for the social library Pearltrees, I was directly involved in the “Web curation” movement early on, and I think it is now clear that social curation is not a bubble. The more I watch the development of social curation and the more I learn about the what, how and why of it, the more convinced I become that what we’re seeing is going to grow well beyond a simple market. One of the characteristics of online activities that transcend simple markets is that they are analogous to behaviors that seem to be hardwired into humans. I agree with his perspective.

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.

These relationships evolved into our social graphs and ultimately our interest graphs and forever changing how we discover, share, and learn. Our concerns of privacy or the lack thereof, now require education. The Social Genome I call this “Social Graph Theory.” 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. Photo credit: CaraMaria Curating content and news is not just about the selection, editing and contextualization of stories about a specific topic or theme, but it is increasingly about how these information items are (collaboratively) gathered, organized, grouped, displayed and in which ways they can be accessed and browsed by those interested in them.

For me, one of the most fascinating aspects of this exploding content curation trend, is the speculative exploration of how "curated" content collections could best benefit from alternative and more effective delivery formats than the classic linear, top-to-bottom, chronological, river-of-news sequence. At least for now. Here is what I see: Is there a problem? How about "navigating" a curated collection? Alternative Views The Opportunity. 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. 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. Many content curators, though, are still unsure about what constitutes ethical curation, and how they can share third-party content without running afoul of copyright laws.

Here’s our 10-step checklist to help you curate ethically and effectively. 1. The first step in ethical content curation is making sure you’re not leaning too heavily on one or two curation sources. 2. Show respect for the original content creator by crediting that person and linking prominently to their original work — rather than to other content that also curated their source material. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Cover image via Bigstock. 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. This first law breaks down the core need of content curation. It’s also the most important law because this is the foundation of any successful content curation plan. It doesn’t matter what niche you’re going after, it could be celebrity gossip or high end electronics, content curation is the art of sifting through all the content and providing your audience with the gems, the things that really matter.

The Second Law: Curators come in three shapes. This is really good insight but one thing left unspoken is you can be one or all of these “shape of curators”. The Third Law: Curation isn’t a hobby, it’s both a profession and a calling. This is a big one. 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. It’s filter failure.” References: Good, Robin.

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.

Increasingly, the opportunity is in the field, where the news is developing -- commentary, expertise, imagery, first person accounts, and so on. Forget the press release. It was always just a delivery mechanism. All those pitching with one, do you copy this? Curating news delivery People are getting used to seeing what other people are reading and talking about out in the open -- in public streams like Twitter and Facebook, as well as deeper features on blogs.

Business is social. The 5 Models Of Content Curation.