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ExtraMUROS: Digital Public Library of America Beta Sprint. Peartrees: Multi-dimensional Curation. A few weeks ago now, I posted an opinion piece on Technorati titled, 'Why Social Media Curation Matters'.

Peartrees: Multi-dimensional Curation

Following this I received quite a lot of feedback and it’s thanks to one of these comments – posted by on my blog – that I was led to Pearltrees. In addition to this, I was also motivated to re-evaluate my position on the subject of curation and take a closer look at what I perceived that to be. At first I made the rather naïve assumption that the difference between Pearltrees and the services I’d discussed in my previous articles both here and on my blog, was purely aesthetic – Pearltrees has a beautifully designed Flash interface. However, as I delved further into the service, and further contemplated readers' feedback, I began to realise that there were actually some fundamental differences both in the approach of the developers and in my perception of curation.

Nonetheless, they are just lists. The answer can be summed up in one word, depth.

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Browser Extensions. Be the curator of your favorite topic! Rewire the web. BagTheWeb. – read Twitter and Facebook as a daily newspaper., or fixing the filter failure. Why we created Clay Shirky: "It's not information overload., or fixing the filter failure

It's filter failure". On the web, the amount of content vying for our attention is exploding. Some kind of content curation is thus needed, now more than ever. Such function has typically been provided by the editors of our daily newspapers or magazines. Twitter has become a choice platform on which to share content socially. This is where comes in - filtering. More than just presenting the news shared with you in an easy to read manner, acts as a powerful relevance filter. Semantic analysis In order to provide an efficient content discovery and reading experience to a user, needs to know more about the content being shared with that user. currently analyzes over 10 million links a day, in four languages: English, German, French and Spanish. Contextual relevancy ranking Uses of Since we launched, we see the service being used in all kinds of manners. Where to from here. Sqworl.

Snipi Bookmarklet. Content Curation. Pearltrees vs Trailmeme (Quora) Storify's Burt Herman on the evolution from reporter to entrepreneur. For this week’s post, I sat down with Burt Herman ( @burtherman ), entrepreneurial journalist who is the CEO of Storify and founder of Hacks/Hackers . NOTE: We did the Q&A-style interview over a collaborative document and one of my favorite tools: .

You can see the raw interview and play it back here: Burt, you have an incredible journalistic background and really, in my opinion, you truly represent the new type of tech/entrepreneur journalist we’ve all heard about. Tell me a little bit about your background at the Associated Press and how you evolved from reporter to entrepreneur.

Thanks, you’re too kind Yes, I started off in a fairly typical journalism role — I went to work for the AP because I wanted to work overseas as a foreign correspondent, and they had the most opportunities to do that. I returned to the US in late 2008 for a Knight fellowship at Stanford , where I had gone as an undergrad. It’s still very much in progress, and I’m learning more about it all the time. 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. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material? Where are the best columns and content offerings? The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category.