Sean Carton | August 29, 2011 | 18 Comments inShare79 Nine ways to make curation work for your brand. Become a Content Curation King
News curation is the act of finding, grouping, organizing and sharing the most relevant and noteworthy news stories about specific topics of interest. Unlike traditional online news publishers (newspapers, magazines, TV networks) and blogs, which primarily create original content, news curators focus on finding (or cultivating)the best content that is already published. There are three primary types of news curation sites, exemplified by Techmeme, Yahoo! News Curation: 3 Ways the Pros Do It
Content curation is a great way to manage sharing content online and a great asset to your content marketing strategy. Here are 5 valuable Twitter tips for content curators to share great content online: Read Mashable’s Twitter Guide. This comprehensive guide is filled with invaluable information on everything you need to know about Twitter from starting out to networking and using Twitter to build your business. 5 Valuable Twitter Tips for Content Curators
Susan Kistler on Content Curation Part III: Seeking Reviewers and Curators - AEA365 My name is Susan Kistler and I am the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director. This is the last in a short aea365 series on content curation. Thursday focused on how evaluators (researchers, professionals, students, others) can use content curation. Yesterday, I took a look at four content curation tools: BagTheWeb, Connotea, pearltrees, and Scoop.it. Today, I’m hoping that others might be interested in expanding on this project.
My name is Susan Kistler and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I normally post each Saturday, but this week, I wanted to create a short series to kick off a project: Thursday: Content Curation for EvaluatorsFriday: Comparing Content Curation ToolsSaturday: Participating in our Content Curation Project Content Curation “describes the act of finding, grouping, organizing or sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific issue.” Susan Kistler on Content Curation Part I: Five ways to leverage content curation - AEA365
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1. A Brief History of News Curation Tools
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Part III: Curation Types and Real-World Examples There exists many types of curation, and many ways to interpret what curation really is. As I have attempted to illustrate in Part II of this guide, in my own view, aggregation is automated and it is not the same as curation. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 2: Aggregation Is Not Curation We are no longer just consumers of content, we have become curators of it too. In Part 1 of this Guide I have introduced why we really need real-time news curation and what is the basic idea behind it (Part 1 - Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It). In Part 2 I want to continue illustrating what "real-time news curation" is all about, and more specifically why it differs from automatic aggregation, and why you really need a human being to do it. As I see it: "Aggregation is automated, curation is manual." Photo credit: Creativaimage
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow "I believe that there is a role for trusted curators of news, people who have unique access or unique insight, who can get to news more quickly than anybody else, or dive into it more deeply." Louis Gray - The Five Stages of Filtering "The role of journalist changes from one of content creation to one of content curation. From telling a story to curating a conversation.
The time it takes to follow and go through multiple web sites and blogs takes tangible time, and since most sources publish or give coverage to more than one topic, one gets to browse and scan through lots of useless content just for the sake of finding what is relevant to his specific interest. Even in the case of power-users utilizing RSS feed readers, aggregators and filters, the amount of junk we have to sift through daily is nothing but impressive, so much so, that those who have enough time and skills to pick the gems from that ocean of tweets, social media posts and blog posts, enjoy a fast increasing reputation and visibility online. Photo credit: dsharpie and franckreporter mashed up by Robin Good "What we need to get much better at is scaling that system so you don't have to pay attention to everything, but you don't miss the stuff you care about..." Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It