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5 Tips for Great Content Curation. Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

He's also the author of Curation Nation. You've heard the buzz word — curation — being thrown around like it's a gadget we all know how to work. Discover better stories. The Discover tab makes it easy to discover information that matters to you without having to follow additional accounts.

Discover better stories

Starting today, the Discover tab will begin to surface content that is even more personalized and meaningful to you. We’ve incorporated additional personalization signals to select Discover stories, including Tweets that are popular among the people you follow and the folks they follow. The Discover tab’s new design shows who tweeted about particular stories. You can click “View Tweets” on any story to see popular Tweets from your network or recent, relevant Tweets directly below the story summary. This social context helps you understand why each story matters to you and makes it easier to join the conversation. What is Curation? Curation the whole story!

The entire curation story - Why do we need it?

Curation the whole story!

- What is it? - Where is the value? Creation Curations Ethics of Content Strategy W2E. Curation is ART. According to Wikipedia "Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect.

Curation is ART

" Curation is the act of deliberately organizing content around a topic in a way that informs and educates your audience. The headlines for a piece of content can be viewed as symbols. A headline is what draws people to reading and article or not. Additionally tags and tag clouds are also a symbolic representation of the curated collection of articles. Content Curation. Pearltrees vs Trailmeme (Quora) Shaping the Future of Curation. Session Title: The Future of Content CurationSpeakers: Steve Rosenbaum, Eric Hippeau, Francine Hardaway, Ed LambletDate: Thursday May 26Time: 11:30AMLocation: Jacob Javits Center 1A18 … by Francine Hardaway “Information overload” is an inherent part of the daily experience for most of us – especially online.

Shaping the Future of Curation

The web has disintermediated the flow of information, making it easy for anyone to easily receive and share news, videos, comments, and other content. This means that most of us get more information than we actually need – or want. We no longer have to look for information – instead we have to sort through it. Curation Is Not Cheap Content... Posted by Tom Foremski - May 16, 2011 There seems to be quite a few people in marketing that look upon "curation" as an inexpensive and quick way to get content onto a site.

Curation Is Not Cheap Content...

After all, how hard can it be to collect a few links and publish them? However, "cheap" content doesn't mean it's good content. The Oracle said so! The End Of Hand Crafted Content. Old media loves nothing quite so much as writing about their own impending death.

The End Of Hand Crafted Content

And we always enjoy adding our own two cents – the AP not knowing what YouTube is, the NYTimes guys reading TechCrunch every day, etc. Speaking broadly, I like what Reuters, Rupert Murdoch and Eric Schmidt are saying: the industry is in crisis, and the daring innovators will prevail. Why we need it. The time it takes to follow and go through multiple web sites and blogs takes tangible time, and since most sources publish or give coverage to more than one topic, one gets to browse and scan through lots of useless content just for the sake of finding what is relevant to his specific interest.

Why we need it

Even in the case of power-users utilizing RSS feed readers, aggregators and filters, the amount of junk we have to sift through daily is nothing but impressive, so much so, that those who have enough time and skills to pick the gems from that ocean of tweets, social media posts and blog posts, enjoy a fast increasing reputation and visibility online. Photo credit: dsharpie and franckreporter mashed up by Robin Good "What we need to get much better at is scaling that system so you don't have to pay attention to everything, but you don't miss the stuff you care about... "Ev Williams at a Girls in Tech event at Kicklabsvia Stowe Boyd's blog. Giving sense to our web experience. Citizens!

Giving sense to our web experience

Infobesity, millions of tweets. Data, information. During the last 10 years, we said that in order to make our contents valuable, we needed to make them viral. During the last 5 years, we realized that critics & aggregators were probably key in the value process of the social web. 10 Web trends to watch in 2010. Mashable's Pete Cashmore says real-time communication, Internet TV and social gaming will be big in 2010.

10 Web trends to watch in 2010

Mashable's Pete Cashmore lists his 10 Web trends that we'll be talking about next year Sparked by Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed, the real-time communications trend will grow The cloud-computing movement will see a major leap forward in the first half of 2010 2010 will be the breakthrough year of the much-anticipated mobile payments market Editor's note: Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about social media. Collecting related content isn't curation. Content farms. I've been writing a lot about so-called 'content farms' in recent months - companies like Demand Media and Answers.com which create thousands of pieces of content per day and are making a big impact on the Web.

Both of those two companies are now firmly inside the top 20 Web properties in the U.S., on a par with the likes of Apple and AOL. Big media, blogs and Google are all beginning to take notice. Chris Ahearn, President of Media at Thomson Reuters, recently published an article on how journalism can survive in the Internet age. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington also riffs on this theme, mentioning AOL's "Toyota Strategy of building thousand of niche content sites via the work of cast-offs from old media" and quoting a Wired piece on Demand Media from October.

I started my analysis of Demand Media in this August post.

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