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When is the social curation bubble going to burst? You just can’t move for social curation services right now.

When is the social curation bubble going to burst?

The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems to want to help you save and sort and share the things you find on the web right now. With this swirl of activity, then, it’s no surprise to hear that Parisian service Pearltrees — slogan “collect, organize, discover” — has just raised another $6 million of funding, led by local conglomerate Groupe Accueil. The company, which has been running in public since 2009, welcomed the injection of funds as a way to help expand and scale up its system for bookmarking and organizing, which is based around a clustered visual interface. And it needs that scale. Right now Pearltrees is small and has moderate momentum, building up 350,000 users in the past three years. Lurker. In Internet culture, a lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not actively participate.[1][2] The exact definition depends on context.


Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities.[3] Lurking allows users to learn the conventions of an online community before they actively participate, improving their socialization when they eventually de-lurk.[4] However, a lack of social contact while lurking sometimes causes loneliness or apathy among lurkers.[5] Lurkers are referred to using many names, including browsers, read-only participants, non-public participants, legitimate peripheral participants, or vicarious learners.[6] History[edit] Since the beginning of computer-mediated communication lurking has been a concern for community members.[4] The term “lurk” can be traced back to when it was first used during the 14th century.[7] The word referred to someone that would hide in concealment, often for an evil purpose. De-lurking[edit] 1% rule (Internet culture) Pie chart showing the proportion of lurkers, contributors and creators under the 90–9–1 principle.

The Web’s third frontier. Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development.

The Web’s third frontier

One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the real time web, collaborative systems and location-based services. Technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development. They consider the web’s new frontiers to be closely related to the semantic web or the “web of things”. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix for assessing the developments that are now underway. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose. The Internet’s Social Libraries: Pinterest and Pearltrees - Nvate. Miranda Moore Social media is something that most people use every day.

The Internet’s Social Libraries: Pinterest and Pearltrees - Nvate

Whether we’re updating our statuses on Facebook or taking pictures of our food on Instagram, social media is used to keep up with those near and far from us. A popular trend in social media is a sort of webpage described as a “social library.” A social library is a way of digitally collecting things that interest a person and then sharing them with friends. Participation inequality. In social sciences, participation inequality consists of difference between levels of participation of various groups in certain activities.

Participation inequality

Common examples include: In politics, participation inequality typically affects "the kinds of individuals, such as the young, the poor and those with little formal education"[2] who tend to not take the initiative to participate in electoral and related events. State enumeration, such as was done in Canada before the implementation of the National Register of Electors in 1996, "worked to augment voter turnout among all segments of society and thus mitigated a natural tendency toward participation inequality in electoral politics".[2] See also[edit] References[edit]

Web syndication. Web syndication is a form of syndication in which website material is made available to multiple other sites.

Web syndication

Most commonly, web syndication refers to making web feeds available from a site in order to provide other people with a summary or update of the website's recently added content (for example, the latest news or forum posts). The term can also be used to describe other kinds of licensing website content so that other websites can use it. §Motivation[edit] Syndication refers to the websites providing information and the websites displaying it. Copyright notice. A copyright notice, either as symbol or phrase, informs users of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work.

Copyright notice

Copyright law is different from country to country. Before 1978 all published works in the US had to contain a copyright notice. Until 1989 all such published works in the USA required either a copyright notice or a registration filing within five years of publication.


The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II. -> continued from Part I - Future of Content Curation Tools 8) Preservation Contrary to popular belief, the nature of the web is quite volatile.

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

A large percentage of the overall content available online, is moved, taken down, deleted or disappears on a daily basis, at times only because the website owner has no more money to pay his hosting bills. If you run a check for broken links on your web site you will see what I am talking about. Trading Up The Chain: How To Make National News in 3 Easy Steps (Excerpt from Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator) Curation Revolution.