Real-time News Curation: a new skill for a new age. PostRank. Twitter Chats and Hashtag Conversations. By – February 1, 2011 Posted in: Curation Firstly, Twitter chats are awesome. A great dialogue is made possible because such a wide variety of people can participate. And since the nature of Twitter is very open and public, you can just watch the hashtag and still benefit from the tips and conversations.
Some popular chats include: #journchat - long running weekly conversation (Mon 7-10pm Central) between journalists, bloggers and PR people #prstudchat – a platform for conversation between Public Relations Students, Educators and Professionals (monthly, time varies) #campuschat – connecting college-bound students, their parents, educators, and administrators (Wed 8-9pm Central) For more info on Twitter chats, check out this blog post on Mashable. Twitter is great for serendipity – chance encounters. Keepstream is a great solution for publicly archiving your discussion tweets, whether you save all the tweets from the chat or only the highlights.
An example embed: Cadmus Offers Algorithmic Twitter Feed Curation. Filtering, curation, aggregation and relevance have long been touted as the next important steps for social media.
In actual fact we’ve had curation services in the form of Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious and many more for a long time. However, the questions “How do I find the blog post, tweet, facebook update, photo or check-in that is most relevant to me?” And “How do I know I’ve not missed a really important piece of news?” Are still asked daily. So, there still isn’t a definite answer – or a definitive service. The Cadmus application attempts to answer a problem as outlined in a blog entry introducing Cadmus. The problem we are trying to solve here is that we don’t have all day to stay on top of these social media services.
The app lets you add services such as Twitter, any RSS feed and FriendFeed, but the API currently focuses purely on Twitter as a source of information including methods to curate posts, trends, comments, links, searches, lists and find related tweets. Cadmus Offers Algorithmic Twitter Feed Curation. Eqentia delivers highly tailored Vertical News Environments™ that enable real-time business intelligence to its users. Top stories, headlines, world reaction, breaking news. We Me We – Why the Curation vs Aggregation Discussion is Messy. In Aggregation Is Not Curation – There Is A Big Difference , Tom Foremski provides definitions of curation and aggregation: is a person or persons, engaged in the act of choosing and presenting things related to a specific topic and context.
An example of curation: the San Francisco De Young museums is exhibiting post-impressionist masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection. is the collection of as many things that can be found related to a topic. Aggregation would be a collection of any or all, post-impressionist masterpieces from Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection. Curation is about choosing what’s in a collection. This is fairly similar to Robin Good’s Aggregation Is Not Curation where he aligns human editing with curation and aggregation is by machines. I think we’d all agree that a blogger who creates a Top X Tools for Y is curating.
Use Google Search – based on Page Rank which is effectively social filtering Solicit input via Twitter – crowdsourced Favoriting Blogging. Channel - education. CurativeApp.com - Coming Soon. Cadmus. 8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content. Do you want to know how to find the most valuable social media content?
Are you looking for great articles and videos to share with your friends and fans? Be sure to watch this edition of Social Media Examiner TV with our host Mari Smith. In this episode, Mari introduces you to the concept of curating content and how it can help your business. And Mari also reviews 8 content curation tools to help you find the best information for your business. Share your feedback, see the show notes and discover how you can be part of a future show below! Here are the content curation tools Mari reviews on this video: #1: Google Alerts Use Google Alerts to get notifications of your important keywords. Set up Google Alerts for keywords relevant to your business. #2: Google Reader Subscribe to blogs in your Google Reader for better social media management. #3: Facebook Friend Lists for Better Facebook News Feeds Get more control over your Facebook news feed with Facebook Friend Lists.
Twitter Trackbacks for The New Intersection of Search and Social Media – By Jay Berkowitz [feedfront. Qrait. Your Digital Intuition. #TDGv Eqentia Playlist is now Live! “The Most Versatile Aggregation & Curation Platform” Webcurators Increase Web Signal-to-Noise Ratio.