Maddie Grant. Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you. Maddie Grant, CAE is the co-author of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating thesocial web andHumanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Maddie is also the lead editor for SocialFishing, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for association executives, where she gets to express her viewpoint as a classic Gen-X early adopter and “shiny new toy” addict.
As the chief social media strategist for SocialFish, Maddie draws from more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, and international business operations to help associations large and small build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. Find Maddie at www.socialfish.org. -What is curation to you? -What is your best curating secret? Read, read, read, and from many different sources. Rohit Bhargava. Ammar Abdulhamid. Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it.
They are here to share their insights and advice with you. Ammar Abdulhamid is a liberal democracy activist whose anti-regime activities led to his exile from Syria on September 7, 2005. He now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his supporting family: his wife Khawla, and their two children: Oula (b. 1986) and Mouhanad (b. 1990). Ammar is the founder and director of the Tharwa Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to democracy promotion in the Greater Middle East and North Africa region. -What is curation to you? Curation is my way of communicating some of my passions and interest to the worlds, and of advocating on behalf of a certain cause in which I deeply believe (the spread of democracy), all with a few clicks of the mouth. -What is your best curating secret? Selectivity: only the best articles, in your opinion, on a certain topic should be chosen.
Sure it is. Ken Kaplan. Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you. “All we have to decide is what to do with the information that is given us.” Ken Kaplan is a family guy interested in technology, photography, video making and travel, especially between San Francisco and Italy. He is a communications strategist and multimedia journalist for @IntelFreePress, the tech news bureau inside Intel. -What is curation to you? Curation is an act of discovery and expression that collectively, at anytime, reveals a digital mosaic of who you are and who you are becoming. When I was a kid, I liked collecting baseball cards.
-What is your best curating secret? My curiosity and appreciation is revealed through content I curate. -How has curation enriched your social media experience? Curating is a love-of-information sport that at times has been bittersweet. Check back next week for the next edition of the Lord of Curation Series! Beth Kanter. Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She co-authored the book titled “ The Networked Nonprofit ” with Allison Fine published by J Wiley in 2010 that received Honorable Mention for the Terry McAdams Award. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. In 2009, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week’s “ Voices of Innovation for Social Media .”
She was named Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 2009-2012. She was a Society of New Communications Research Fellow for 2010. Curation is about shifting through a lot of information to find the gems in the topic areas that I help me and my network learn. More here: 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. 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 What does that mean for nonprofits and the people who work for them? For some staff members, content curation can be professional of learning. The Three S’s of Content Curation: Seek, Sense, Share Content curation is a three-part process: Seek, Sense, and Share.
Getting Started. Howard Rheingold. Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you. Howard Rheingold is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing). Check him out at and “Rheingold U! What it is —> is —>up to us.” -What is curation to you? Curation, like making a website, is an act of self-interest that enriches the commons and benefits everybody. -What is your best curating secret?
I have a number of persistent news searches on Google, Bing, and Yahoo that I scan as RSS feeds, along with other feeds. -How has curation enriched your social media experience? It helps turn a personal interest into a community of interest. Daniel Watson. “All we have to decide is what to do with the information that is given us.” Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you. Daniel Watson is an Experienced Director, Senior Executive, Business Owner, Management Consultant and SME Business Transformation Specialist with broad experience in a range of Australian industries and sectors. - What is curation to you?
I find that curation provides me with: a) intellectual stimulation, b) an ongoing challenge in respect to identifying key search terms, gathering followers and undertaking the necessary curation activity on a regular and consistent basis, c) an exponential increase in my knowledge of my topic as well as broader subjects, d) an opportunity to utilise qualifications and extensive experience in a way that can help others, and e) a means of delivering additional content to my social media channels. - What is your best curating secret?