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Can social media create the news? Flockler launches. TNW. Since its inception, social media has augmented the dissemination of news, helping links reach international audiences, 24 hours a day with added relevancy. News articles have traditionally been static and written by one journalist offering an expert opinion. Comments and sharing in social media have been included around the article, but have never been able to augment the article before. Now, social media is able to give back to the news in a whole new way, by active curation and crowdsourced participation. Two years ago, Finnish entrepreneur Toni Hopponen was working as a product manager for visionary entrepreneur Tuomas Kumpula, the co-founder of Geniem Ltd, which offered mobile and social media services for brands. With a passion for the news business, Hopponen began to develop an idea for a new project after several discussions with local media companies.

Flockler’s tools let audience members create topics, which members can then join. Curating the internet. Social Media Content Curation. PostPost (PostPosting) sur Twitter. is Tumblr without the blogging [Invites] 31 December '10, 01:20pm Follow TNW Quick Look is a new Web curation platform, giving users a personal place to share themed content.

Hits: Easy, good-looking Web curation‘Suggested’ column makes finding new content easy. Misses: Is it different enough from “reblogging” and other curation services to make a mark? The details As well as being a super-simple blogging platform, Tumblr is a hugely popular place for people to “reblog” content from around the web. allows users to set up themed ‘Topics’. If you’re stuck for inspiration, a feed of ‘Suggested items’ can help you by seeking out content from around the social Web. Users can follow others’ topic pages and are able to suggest content to curators of those topics directly from the bookmarklet. Curation is a busy area right now.

Will it take off? has set up 100 invites for The Next Web readers. News Curation with A Video Interview with Guillaume Decugis | Real-Time News Curation | Stacis-rules-for-storify?awesm=sfy.co_4lJ&utm_campaign=girljournalist&utm_content=storify-pingback& Social media curation is what Storify's all about. It's a hot topic right now, and many news organizations and bloggers are experimenting with this new kind of storytelling involving the curation of content published via social media.

So what is content curation? It's the act of searching for content on a specific topic then organizing, publishing and sharing it. "It is such a powerful idea because curation does NOT focus on adding more content/noise to the chaotic information overload of social media, and instead focuses on helping any one of us to make sense of this information by bringing together what is most important," writes Rohit Bhargava, SVP of Global Strategy & Marketing at Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence and Adjunct Professor of Global Marketing at Georgetown University on his Influential Marketing Blog.

Aggregating, analyzing, providing context and insight is an important part of journalism today. Bhargava suggests five (potential) models for content curation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Storify launches public beta: Curation is a core news skill. April 28, 2011 {*style:<b>Word has been spreading about the intriguing online curation tool Storify . So far only a select group of private beta users have been able to use it. This week Storify entered its public beta phase, so now anyone can try it. </b>*} News has always been social. People talk about current events, share links, offer opinions and context, and provide their own content.

Curation is quickly becoming a core skill for news professionals. By finding sources, choosing quotes, and framing context, journalists have always been engaging in a curatorial process. Digital curation starts with learning the value of retweeting selectively, participating in Flickr photo pools, creating YouTube playlists, using Facebook for engagement and more. Recently the Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) announced that one of its 18 newsroom positions will be dedicated to digital curation. Storify is not the only digital curation tool out there. Digital curation tools will evolve. . “2. Thanks! ScribbleLive | Liveblog live blogging.


Boulder. LOUD3R platform combines curation and automation. Advertisement As media companies look to content aggregation and curation to feed the need for more content, the solutions are getting more robust. LOUD3R recently unveiled a redesigned curation platform used by publishers such as the New York Daily News (which holds a major stake in the company), Source Interlink and the Tribune Company. Powered by semantic technology, LOUD3R's platform is both a curation tool and a Twitter management tool. Editors can use the aggregator to manage the content they view as well as publish the curated feed on their site, and they can intervene as much or as little as they want.

A look at LOUD3R's system Here's how the system works: On the back end, LOUD3R allows editors to manage streams of stories, tweets, photos and videos. “Our platform discovers content for publishers that they might not otherwise know about in specific subject areas,” said Lowell Goss, CEO of LOUD3R. The content can be integrated with Twitter, Facebook and Wordpress. The real-time curation wars. November 1, 2010 | Robert Scoble Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators.

No less than three companies have recently shipped services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs. What are they? 1. (My Techcrunch Disrupt tweets on is here). 2. First, I recorded an audio post about what is real time curation and what problem does it solve? Second, I recently recorded a video with’s founder, Bastian Lehmann. Based on my first playing with these tools it is clear that and Storify are in the lead. Also, most, if not all, of these are embed-able in blog posts, so they are designed for the modern web and they seem to understand how to distribute themselves back into Twitter and Facebook. Storify: KeepStream: Bag the Web: Wanted: Social Media Sifters. Jonathan Spier, chief executive officer of social media analytics company NetBase, had the chance in early 2009 to win a multimillion-dollar contract for his 25-person firm if he could answer one question: Why do men sport stubble? The query, posed by a consumer-products company to more than 100 research firms, had to be answered by mining millions of postings by men on social media sites. NetBase's software, which reads and analyzes 50,000 sentences a minute, found 77,000 mentions of stubble online in less than six seconds. Its researchers isolated all the positive comments, categorized them into themes, and built a chart in less than an hour ranking all the reasons.

While the answer—most men wear stubble because they perceive it to be sexy—isn't that eye-opening, the ability to quickly collect and analyze all that Web data is. The process provides something marketers have long wanted: a way to pick up intelligence and trends from among all that chatter floating across the Net.