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? Content Curation Tools: How to pick the right venue? - HiveFire on Content Curation By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online. When evaluating which content curation tool to use, there are three primary areas of consideration: 1.The Inputs – Where does the content curation tool get information from? What type of content will this allow me to curate? Will it help identify and recommend relevant content? 2.The Organization – What does this tool offer in terms of organizing content once it has been identified?
4 Time Saving Content Curation Tools Content curation services, which had been one of the choice tools of marketing experts for some time now, are finally entering the mainstream. Some research done by the guys over at LikeHack showed that this service is now often used not by marketing consultants but by ordinary people. This is due to information overload and the rising need for content filtering. storyful Session chair was Margot Bloomstein, and below you’ll find her slides. Posting them baldly would be rather meaningless, however, unless you were either present at her panel discussion or had someone to give you the greatest hits, with a little extra colour. That’s where the curators come in. Below is a curated thread of that discussion, which focused on human curation and the things that set it apart from automated content selection or mere aggregation – context and perspective. So, what is curation, exactly?
The Semantic Web: What does “machine readable” mean? » As Smart as You Think I went to a well-presented hands-on tutorial the other night on the Semantic Web and how to query it. It was fun to run queries like Find all the world’s landlocked countries with a population greater than 15 million and list their names in English, French, and Chinese or, perhaps more demonstrative of the ability to use data from multiple sources, List the corporations whose founders share a birthday with any of the actors appearing in Star Wars: The Next Generation . If you’re not familiar with the Semantic Web, it: (from the W3C FAQ) … provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Alternatively, in the words of Tim Berners-Lee, writing in 1999 in “Weaving the Web”,
4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Magnify.net, 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. Nine Content Curator Tools for Social Media If you attended Les Affaires’ social media conference, “Les Reseaux Sociaux Pour Une Implantation Concrete, Mesurable et Efficace” and did not have the opportunity to sit in on the seminar, “Contexte de B2B: Batissez Votre Strategie Afin D’Optimiser Votre Utilsation Des Reseaux Sociaux” then you missed out on some of the tools that will make a big difference in your strategic approach to social media. Do not worry. Like a good content curator, Intelegia is all about sharing relevant and timely information. The seminar touched upon 15 elements which are needed to build your presence on social networks for business-to-business initiatives. One element was how to gather information to provide relevant content for your target audience in order to build or enhance your brand. Below are the nine tools that were discussed in the seminar.
Connecting, Curating and Changing At Rose High School, located in eastern North Carolina and populated by students on extreme ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, we have students who are passionate and active about everything from establishing a witty presence on social media to saving orphans in Darfur, but these are often extracurricular activities that don't show up in the actual classroom. Students might spend hours posting selfies on Facebook or hours planning a benefit concert, but when they feel like they have to put on their academic persona, they tend to forget those parts of themselves. I wanted students to be able to funnel their interests into a more authentic academic experience so that they could learn about what they want to learn about and become empowered as researchers, both casually and formally. To do that, I needed to remix their idea of what research is, transform it from something boring and arbitrary into something rich and useful.
New curation tool a boon for genetic biologists With the BeeSpace Navigator, University of Illinois researchers have created both a curation tool for genetic biologists and a new approach to searching for information. The project was a collaboration between researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology and the department of computer science. Led by Bruce Schatz, professor and head of medical information science at the U. of I., the team described the software and its applications in the web server issue of the journal Nucleic Acids Research. When biologists need information about a gene or its function, they turn to curators, who keep and organize vast quantities of information from academic papers and scientific studies. A curator will extract as much information as possible from the papers in his or her collection and provide the biologist with a detailed summary of what's known about the gene – its location, function, sequence, regulation and more – by placing this information into an online database such as FlyBase.
Search for "The+Virtual+Revolution" - Documentary Tube The Virtual Revolution In this documentary Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how 20 years after the invention of the World Wide Web, every aspect of our lives is being influenced. The web’s biggest names – including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web’s inventor have joined her to explore how far the web has[...] Watch Documentary Online Now
Pearltrees Pearltrees.com is a great place to organize, share, and store websites for current, future, or collaborative use. More than a standard social bookmarking website, Pearltrees allows you to create trees of sites to show relationships or even the order in which to browse websites. It is extremely simple to sign up, free, and easy to use once you have joined. To use it, you can install an add-on to your browser, use a bookmarklet, or just use your home spot to paste in websites that you want to add to your own pearl tree.
The Hunt for the Ultimate Curation Tool: Cliqset is Getting Closer If a thousand social networks bloom, with cross-network communication and real-time replies, how will you manage to find and share the best things that your friends put into your stream? Innovative social network aggregator Cliqset launched a new version this morning that offers a very interesting answer to that question. Cliqset is a service that lets you publish and subscribe to 80 different social networks, from Twitter to YouTube to Delicious to Foursquare. Long a proof of concept more than an app you'd use, Cliqset can be so forward-looking it hurts.