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The Brand Gap. Lucian Duma. Can Curated Content save the Internet? The internet is stuffed with so much content that it long ago passed the point where we could hope to absorb even a small chunk of it. That’s called saturation point which leads to user fatigue (or fear of one’s head imploding from the inside). It isn’t pretty and the people aren’t happy. Accepting the general consensus that we need more not less content in our daily lives thanks to numerous channels, platforms and devices we seem to rely on, there’s only one real solution – we have to start organizing it.

Not even the might of Google can keep up with content production, and searching the internet has become as frustrating as sweeping leaves in the middle of a tornado. That understood, the next phase of online’s evolution story is all about reigning in the chaos that is the internet and organizing it into some kind of collection that is relevant, granular and intuitive to the end user. We’re going to see curation in every corner of the web. Flickr Creative Commons: image by HollyLadd. Content Curation: cómo filtrar el contenido de calidad en la web social. Mucho se ha hablado ya del término de “content curation” entendido como la capacidad de filtrar y aportar valor a todo el contenido que nos llega cada día a través de las distintas plataformas sociales y medios de Internet.

Sin duda, es algo más necesario que nunca y una labor crítica en el entorno empresarial, no sólo en Departamentos de Marketing, Comunicación o Publicidad, sino que lo es especialmente en áreas como Producto, Innovación, Atención al Cliente o Recursos Humanos. Su impacto va mucho más allá del contenido que podamos generar como compañía, contenido de calidad, valor e interés para las personas a las que queremos llegar, ya que es especialmente importante a la hora de filtrar el contenido que la empresa recibe del entorno social de la web. Dolors Reig, en su post “Content curator, Intermediario del conocimiento: nueva profesión para la web 3.0“, lo define de forma general como: Encontrar el mejor contenido.

SXSW blog, day three: Meet the curators. Webs - Make a free website, get free hosting. Web content curation. A short, partial and inacurate history of curation - by Steve Bowbrick. T George's Personal News Page. #edtech20.

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Digital curation. The term curation in the past commonly referred to museum and library professionals. It has since been applied to interaction with social media including compiling digital images, web links and movie files. Approaches to digital curation[edit] The Digital Curation Centre is a "world leading centre of expertise in digital information curation"[5] that assists higher education research institutions. The DCC is based in the UK and began operations in early 2004.

The following is a general outline of their approach to digital curation: Conceptualize: Consider what digital material you will be creating and develop storage options. Take into account websites, publications, email, among other types of digital output.Create: Produce digital material and attach all relevant metadata, typically the more metadata the more accessible the information.Access and use: Determine the level of accessibility for the range of digital material created. Sheer curation[edit] Channelisation[edit] See also[edit] About « The Overview Blog. This blog is about the “Overview Effect”, the most commonly used term in the space community to describe the effect of space travel on the minds and lives of the astronauts. It’s dedicated to exploring every aspect of this experience; what causes it, the astronaut’s descriptions of its many aspects, as well as how the experience has affected them personally and often shaped their later lives; effects that they have nearly universally described as positive and often life changing.

Effects they think will change the world. “No one who went into space wasn’t changed by the experience…I think some of them don’t see what happened to them.” - Dr. Charles Berry (the astronauts’ personal physician and surgeon) “Seeing this has to change a man.” - James Irwin (Apollo 15 “Moonwalker”) Such a time is now upon us with the imminent arrival of commercial space travel or “space tourism.” “…there was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught.” - Dr. Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography.

The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curation for Web 1.0. Look at this post here, I can link to Tweets, and point out good ones, right? But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently. As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now.

A curator is an information chemist. 1. 2. 3. 4. Content Curation: Think Museum, Not Warehouse. Content Curation & Fair Use: 5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator. * Update: I have a much lengthier updated post that incorporates the material below: Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics, & Fair Use Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator.

The five recommendations are below. You can read the full article for the legal justifications for abiding by these practices. However, I have provided some reason on why you would want to follow these guidelines from a content marketing perspective: 1. Reproduce only those portions of the headline or article that are necessary to make your point or to identify the story. 2. 3. 4. 5.

*Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future? What is content curation and why is it so important for the future of web content publishers? The content curator is the next emerging disruptive role in the content creation and distribution chain. In a world submerged by a flood of information, content curators may provide in the coming months and years a new, tremendously valuable service to anyone looking for quality information online: a personalized, qualified selection of the best and most relevant content and resources on a very specific topic or theme.

Photo credit: Luna Vandoorne Vallejo In other words, a content curator is someone "who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online". This is how marketing expert Rohit Bhargava defines what he thinks is one of the key emerging online editorial roles of the future. I have written and discussed at length of something very similar since 2004, when I started writing about the concept of newsradars and newsmastering: Managing Content Through Curation. (13) Content Curation. The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3. Curated For Your Pleasure: Twitter Q&A With Evan Williams. CURATING THE FUTURE | Nation Performing Arts Convention.

Like e-mail in the ‘90s and the web at the dawn of the new millennium, artists and organizations—as a matter of business—have had to adapt to these new modes of communication and integrate these tools into their operations. Web 2.0 and social platforms like Digg and Delicious, YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook have pushed the electronic envelope even further up the learning curve. Along comes Twitter, and the real-time revolution is on—just as mobile technologies have gone viral. The speed of new development presents challenges—for technologists and luddites alike. But whether you’re a traditionalist or a ‘new mediaist,’ [1] future audiences are growing up with these technologies, [2] and eventually, the arts, like every living thing, must adapt or die.

Social media is where the jobs will be. New jobs mean new roles and new responsibilities. “Managing communities is much more complex than traditional outreach,” Levy added. You can Retweet, favorite, or copy urls, but it’s not the same. A Marketer’s Guide to Content Curation. There is an elephant in the online marketing “room,” and the elephant’s name is Curation. Curation is the most important part of online marketing that no one is talking about.

With the rise of inbound marketing, content has become front and center in the minds of marketers. This focus on content as an important marketing tactic creates two extremely important problems. First, content creation is difficult. Having the time and skill to create relevant and interesting content is difficult for marketers who are already overloaded with daily tasks. The second major problem with the rise of content marketing is noise. Because content marketing has been proven to be a key ingredient in successful online marketing, more and more businesses are creating content. Applying Curation to Our Problems As marketers, how do we solve these two problems? Curation has become a fixture for many successful news blogs on the web today. Examples of Curation 3 Rules for Great Curation 1. 2. 3. Evan Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info: Tech News and Analysis «

Evan Williams and I have known each other for a long time. From a struggling entrepreneur who started Blogger, to a successful founder who got liberal funding for his podcasting start-up Odeo, to the accidental launch of Twitter — to me, he has been pretty much the same person. He prefers to stay out of the limelight, leaving (most if not all the media duties) to his co-founder Biz Stone. And even in crowds he is quiet. But occasionally he speaks freely. A few weeks ago, he and I discussed the future of the Internet, Twitter and the curse of too much information. It was a long conversation, sometimes rambling, but quite enjoyable. Om Malik: Ev, when you look at the web of today, say compared to the days of Blogger, what do you see? Evan Williams: I totally agree. Om: A scaling problem? Ev: It was true with browsing web and (that is when) Google came in. Evan Williams with co-founder, Biz Stone (Photo: Om Malik) We can let people follow as many accounts as possible.

6th International Digital Curation Conference. This year’s IDCC was held jointly by the UK Digital Curation Centre and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Thanks to all the speakers and delegates for helping to make it such a success. We'd love to hear your suggestions to make IDCC11 go even better, so please fill in the feedback form If you want to follow up on the event please see: Programme (with links to presentations) Posters Event netvibes page Keynote presentations and video interviews Archive of event twitter feed Workshop presentations Blog posts Themes from IDCC by Dorothea Salo 6th International Data Curation Conference by Eric Lease Morgan IDCC10 - initial impressions by Kevin Ashley IDCC 6, Chicago by Michael Sperberg-McQueen.

But What About the Content? Curation, Aggregation, and Creation. Perhaps the biggest pain point for many organizations isn’t getting their video online, but rather getting their video created in the first place. Fear not; whether you need to create your own content, have your customers or employees create it for you, or collect it from other sources, there are ways to get high-quality video content on your site without breaking the bank. At the Online Video Platform Summit, our session, "But What About the Content? Curation, Aggregation, and Creation", will examine the growing field of video curation and aggregation services, as well as offer pointers for getting your own content made quickly and inexpensively. Confirmed speakers for this session include: Paolo Tosolini, Social Media and Online Video Consultant, Enterprise & Partner Group and Microsoft Services, Microsoft (Moderator) Paolo is an Enterprise Social Video consultant with a passion for people and creative ideas.

Bruce Alfred, President, Cobblestone Inc. The New Curators: Weaving Stories from the Social Web. Back in March Robert Scoble verbalized something I have been feeling for a long time: that we need better tools to weave together the diverse and distinct bits and pieces of information on the web. These days news and information is being distributed and discussed on a range of platforms – places like Twitter, Facebook, RSS readers, YouTube, blogs and websites. However, the stories and issues at the heart of those various bits of content are much bigger than the sum of its parts. How, then can we bring these various parts of the web in conversation with each other, add context and tell a fuller story? Scoble’s post was called “The Seven Needs of Real Time Curators” and he described it as “a guide for how we can build ‘info molecules’ that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now.”

“First, what are info atoms? A tweet is an atom. A photo on Flickr is an atom. I’m not going to go through his seven points. Slices of Boulder Storify Swift River Like this: Like Loading... Why Impresarios (Not Algorithms) Will Rule Web Video. According to a number of predictors, and my friends, 2011 is going to be the year of curated video. The old, algorithmic approach is out, and instead we'll see audiences flocking to videos selected for your viewing pleasure by friends (in the case of Facebook) and experts (maybe even from YouTube). Yes, it looks like "curation" is bound to be the first big buzzword of 2011. But when it comes to video, before there was curation there was programming. The kind that big network honchos would do. Take Fred Silverman, for example. He made Saturday morning cartoons a must watch for the juice-box set in the '70s, and then built first CBS and then ABC into prime-time juggernauts, launching such shows as "The Waltons," "All in the Family," "Charlie's Angels" and "Starsky and Hutch.

" Back when he was curating network TV, there were only three networks to watch. Even though many of the principals are similar, what worked for network TV won't drive web video to success. After 23,358 Submissions, Mediums Collide at YouTube’s Guggenheim Exhibit. You are here: Home / After 23,358 Submissions, Mediums Collide at YouTube’s Guggenheim Exhibit NEW YORK (AP).- After 23,358 submissions and countless double-clicks, the results are in for YouTube’s “biennial of creative video.” On Thursday night, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Google Inc. -owned video website presented “YouTube Play,” an exhibit of 25 videos selected by a jury including the filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and the music group Animal Collective. The videos, which are gathered online at YouTube.com/play and will be on view at the Guggenheim through Sunday, display a curious collision of mediums. Videos are displayed on the exterior of the Solomon R.

Though the exhibit can only be dwarfed by that endless, roaring stream, it still manages to convey the exciting artistic possibilities of online video — so often considered the domain of bedroom vloggers and kittens. Media reality takes a more ominous tone in “Auspice,” a video by Bryce Kretschmann of Newark, N.J.

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Curation in the News. Real Time News Curation. Curation: The Next Big Thing? Curation Companies. Heiko-Idensen_scoop.it.