Pinterest: A Tool to Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience My Pinboards on Pinterest Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web. Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to curate your own visual “interest space.” The clean interface and simplicity of its features make it easy to use and gives you a calm feeling which perhaps accounts for its popularity. At first glance, the site attracts people interested in using it for non-work interests, such as wedding planning, decorating, scrapbooking, and family photos, but brands and nonprofit professionals are also using it to curate information related to professional and organizational topics in a visually pleasing way. But if you want to be successful, you must curate and share relevant content.
The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit - Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed. In this blog post I will discuss the evolution of social media from long-form to push-button, the emergence of social curation on sites such as Twitter and Tumblr, and the move to structured sets of curated content on Pinterest and its brethren.
Our New, Curated Web « Dachis Group Collaboratory Content curation is how we make sense of the web today. And there are tremendous opportunities for brands, if we pay attention to the way consumers are connecting through shared interests (aka – interest graphs). To explore these opportunities, let’s look at content curation in three categories: 1. Consumers as curators.
Grab, Organize, and Embed Your Tweets with Keepstream Have you ever wished that there was an easier way to organize your tweets and save them? Have you come across a few tweets or maybe a conversation from Twitter that you wanted to share on your blog? Well if you’re looking for a tool that can do both of those things, you’ll definitely appreciate Keepstream. It’s a tool for curating, organizing, and embedding your tweets. You can grab tweets from a search query, your favorites, or via the bookmarklet and then organize them into collections for safekeeping or sharing. Create New Collection