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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.

Pinterest: A Tool to Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

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. I am visual learner and I’ve been a content curator for years. Nonprofit Infographics Pin Board I Love Magic Markers Source: Elad Blog The Big Picture. How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing.

The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation.

How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

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 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. But first, the meta-trend.... ...Social Media: Evolving From Long Form To Push Button In the evolution of social media over the last decade, the trend has been a move from long form content, which has high friction of participation (both on the production and consumption side) to ever lower requirements placed on a user to participate in a conversation.

Our New, Curated Web « Dachis Group Collaboratory. Content curation is how we make sense of the web today.

Our New, Curated Web « Dachis Group Collaboratory

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. Everything is curated now. 2. This one is simple. 3. Proper positioning allows brands to apply their expertise, act as smart filters and become the go-to destination on certain topics. Remember the early days of the web? Content curation is a hugely important new consumer mode in the social (and digital) space.

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?

Grab, Organize, and Embed Your Tweets with Keepstream

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 To get started you’ll need to create a new collection in which to add items to.

If some of the tweets you use have a link in them, Keepstream will add a thumbnail and description (in a Facebook-like manner) so that you can preview before clicking through. View Your Collection Once you publish your collection, anyone can of course view it. The only downside is that only you can add tweets to it; there is not yet a way to collaborate with other users.