Can content curation be entrusted to the crowd? > Systems Documentation, Inc. > Blog. Decker Marketing » Filling the Big Content Gap. In social strategy there is always something missing and something to improve.
But there’s one area where I see a big gap. First, the good news. Brands are starting to ‘listen’ to what people are saying. There are great listening and social media management platforms available, such as Spredfast (plug disclosure…I’m an advisor). However, it’s typically a few people inside the company that are paying attention to user generated content. Then, there’s the analytics. But then, once the listening and analysis is going, brands have the biggest challenge with content. There are two ways to solve this, not mutually exlusive.
People are already out there talking about topics, brands, and people at an exponentially increasing rate. Let’s face it, we value the unbiased, relevant, and raw voice of our fellow ‘man’. Content vs. Aggregation vs. Curation Abnormal Returns. The discussion surrounding the merits of so-called web aggregators went to another level this week as some Internet heavies weighed in on the debate We first discussed the nature of content curation in piece entitled: Creating order out of aggregation.
This provides some useful background on this debate. The pressures on the mainstream media are acute. When a site like the Huffington Post, according to Mediaite, passes the likes of the WSJ and Washington Post in the number of readers it is inevitable there will be some sort of backlash. The pressure to perform is not limited to these mainstream media. Paul Tate at Gawker (via The Wire) reports on the acute pressure journalists at the financial newswires are to generate “breaking news.” Search history within your filtered Twitter & Facebook feeds - Solo Web Startup. Is Quora Worth the Hype?: Tech News and Analysis « Around the end of the year, the hype surrounding Quora kicked into overdrive.
The Q&A site first raised eyebrows with a round of financing last March that valued it at $86 million. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples. 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. As I wrote, "aggregation is automated, curation is manual". Content curation: Shaping and influencing your social reputation. 3 Storytelling Hacks. Here are three curation tools I've been using to help tell stories online.
I'm still figuring some of them out, but I'm sharing them them here for your feedback and insight. Make Your Story a Scoop: Scoop It is one of a handful of curation tools to emerge from the Web 2.0 fire hose they're designed to mitigate. Scoop It helps you curate links, and even suggests links for your topic.
You can add descriptions to each link for context and Scoop It serves them up nicely on a permalinked page. It's simple, easy and does a great job of serving up the content. Here's my work-related example. Send a Video Snippet: BlipSnips is a sophisticated option for deep linking to YouTube videos. Crowdsource a Story with Flickr: Flickr allows you to crowdsource your story. After posting my content to the group, I searched for photos tagged with relevant keywords like “Facebook + sign” and “social media + retail".
The Jeff Pulver Blog - Notes, comments and observations. Humans vs. automated search: Why people power is cool again - CNN.com. Twitter: Digital Content Curator. During Mike Masnick’s terrific keynote during mesh, something that grabbed my attention was something he said about Twitter becoming a tool to receive curated content.
For example, he’s following someone who’s an expert on copyright, and provides a steady stream of interesting information on stories related to the topic. Masnick’s take on Twitter resonated with me because it’s exactly where I see the real power of Twitter. While Twitter is certainly great way to connect with people, it’s been a personal online game-changer as a way to access great content that I would have never likely seen.
In many ways, Twitter has become a way to build an effective and interesting team of personal content curators, who comb the Web for interesting, insightful, valuable and entertaining content. Curation - The Third Web Frontier. Posted by Guest Writer - January 8, 2011 Here is a guest article by Partice Lamothe - CEO of Pearltrees (Pearltrees is a consulting client of SVW.)
This is a lightly edited version of "La troisième frontière du Web" that appeared in the magazine OWNI - Digital Journalism - March 2010. The article argues that the founding pricinciples of the Internet are only now being implemented and that the next frontier is in organizing, or curating, the Internet. By Patrice Lamothe Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development.
One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix for assessing the developments that are now underway. The "real time web," for example, is one of the clearest and most influential trends right now. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose. Key excerpts from: Choose your friends carefully - the move to Social Network Curation in 2011.
Aggregation Is Not Curation - There Is A Big Difference. Posted by Tom Foremski - November 2, 2010 Curation is becoming an increasingly important term and for good reason: the online world is increasingly messy, muddled and full of blind alleys.
Search used to be the best way to navigate online but today it is only one part of an Internet user's dashboard. Finding things is fine if you know what to look for, but search is increasingly less effective in judging the quality of links, or putting those links into a context. Blekko, the recently launched search engine tries to provide a context for search terms but it's still not curation but aggregation.