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Why Content Factories May Be Headed Nowhere: Demand Media and Social Curation. I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.

Why Content Factories May Be Headed Nowhere: Demand Media and Social Curation

Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ... Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog) Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use as a pass through. Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing.

I was taught NOT to pass through links on early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Bryan is correct that some curators new to haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. Overwhelmed? Welcome the Age of Curation. Forrester Research analyst Sarah Rotman Epps coined a phrase Friday for something many have been talking about since Apple launched the iPad about six weeks ago.

Overwhelmed? Welcome the Age of Curation

“Curated computing” refers to the way Apple staff examines each piece of software written for iPhone OS devices before allowing it into (or blocking it from) the App Store. Epps is almost certainly not among the first 10,000 people on the planet to observe that the iPhone OS does not allow users to install whatever programs they wish, unless the devices are jailbroken. For that reason, it’s tempting to write off her coinage as an attention-grabbing rehash of a well-worn meme — especially because she plans to take this show on the road at conferences to talk about this observation. That knowledge itself is anything but revelatory to anyone who has been paying even slight attention to what has already been said about the iPhone OS over the past few years. However, Epps is onto something with this word, curated. What Is Newsmastering And What Are Newsradars? RSS News Aggregation And Re-Publishing For Beginners. What Is NewsMastering Newsmastering is the process by which a human being identifies, aggregates, hand-picks, edits and republishes a highly-focused, thematic news via RSS.

What Is Newsmastering And What Are Newsradars? RSS News Aggregation And Re-Publishing For Beginners

Newsmastering allows dedicated news editors (newsmasters) to remix and contextualize the existing tsunami of breaking news for very specific audiences in one thousand and more ways. Can you be more specific? Sure. What do print newspapers do? What I have named "Newsmastering" is a process by which you do something very similar to the above although in a fully virtual newsroom (your computer) and with the speed and efficiency that new media tools can afford you. So a newsmaster wanting to provide coverage on a specific topic / industry / issue would basically do the following: 1. Search and identify a good number of reliable news and content sources on the very topic of interest - gathering of RSS feed or creation of custom RSS feed for them when not available (Dapper is a good tool to do that but there are other ones too) News Is Power in Washington, and Aides Race to Be Well-Armed.

With the help of three alarm clocks, he gets up at 4 a.m., is showered and out the door in less than an hour, and scans his BlackBerry almost constantly as he makes his pretimed 12- to 13-minute trek to the Red Line Metro stop where he catches the first train downtown. He knows exactly where to stand so he can get into the car that deposits him just steps from the escalator at the Farragut North station.

“It’s an efficiency thing,” he explained, “so I don’t get stuck behind people, so I hit the crosswalk at the right minute.” Cutting diagonally across Farragut Square, he arrives at his office at the on H Street just after 5:30 a.m. There, in a darkened cubicle, he scans the Internet for the day’s news and condenses it into a two-page memo that he shoots off to Thomas J. Donohue, the Chamber’s president, and other top executives before 8 a.m.

Mr. For Mr. Mr. Mr. 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web

He is the CEO of, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. Is Curation The Answer To Search Spam? Posted by Tom Foremski - January 12, 2011 Much has been written lately about the lower quality of Google's search results.

Is Curation The Answer To Search Spam?

A poll by Lifehacker found that 77% agreed that Google search results had "become less useful to you lately. " If search is becoming less useful then how will we navigate the web? The answer is by curation, by using the recommendations of others acting as curators. Paul Kedrosky writing on Infectious Greed: ... the re-rise of curation is partly about crowd curation -- not one people, but lots of people, whether consciously (lists, etc.) or unconsciously (tweets, etc) -- and partly about hand curation (JetSetter, etc.). But we need good curation tools. . - Pearltrees allows you to curate anything that is found online.

. - Pearltrees has a team feature that allows groups of people to curate a subject.