curator's ǝpoɔ ne of the most magical things about the internet is that it's a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery – we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an intricate ecosystem of "link love" – a via-chain of attribution that allows us to discover new sources through those we already know and trust. A suggested system for honoring the creative and intellectual labor of information discovery by making attribution consistent and codified, celebrating authors and creators, and also respecting those who discover and amplify their work. While we have systems in place for literary citation, image attribution, and scientific reference, we don't yet have a system that codifies the attribution of discovery in curation as a currency of the information economy, a system that treats discovery as the creative labor that it is.
Intel's multi-million dollar "Creators Project' - can great curation build brands? I recently attended The Creators Project in San Francisco, a globe-roaming two day free event that celebrates an eclectic mix of avant-garde music and arts installations, and attracted tens of thousands of people. It could have easily been re-named "The Curators Project" because of the superb collection of bands, artists, installations, and even food trucks -- all carefully selected by a small team of curators. The event is produced as a partnership between Intel and Vice Media. I spoke with David Haroldsen, (above) Intel's Creative Director for the project. Here are some of my notes: -The Creators Project is completely funded by Intel.
The Curation Buzz... And PearlTrees Posted by Tom Foremski - April 12, 2010 My buddy Dave Galbraith is the first person I remember to first start talking about curation and the Internet, several years ago. He even named his company Curations, and created a tool/site for curation: Wists. And his site SmashingTelly - is great example of curation, a hand-picked collection of great videos. Today, much is written about curation and the Internet but it all seems mostly talk because we don't really have the tools we need. Free cloud storage, powerful document editors and secure file sharing Work efficiently with the right tools. Create word documents, spreadsheets and presentations; share and collaborate in real-time. Word Document Creating and collaborating on files is a major part of any business scenario. Create, edit, manage, and share your documents using the powerful, inbuilt document editor. Spreadsheet
Curate or Be Curated: The Coming Age of the Curation Economy The future is coming into focus. There is such clear momentum around a set of emerging behaviors that we can, without a doubt, project the exponential growth of raw unfiltered data. Think of it like Moore's Law for content. Learning Professionals and Their Roles as Curators In my first post for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool. Over the past two weeks, we've looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals, and Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals. In this closing post in my Learning Circuits series, I want to dig into curation in greater detail, describing what role technology plays in the curation workflow, and what it looks like for learning. Who Qualifies as a Curator?
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. Content curation on Wordpress: how to do it right. One of the main ways to to leverage content curation for business is to add curated content to your website or blog. By selecting the most interesting content for your target audience and adding some context to it, you will naturally show your expertise to your visitors – a good objective in itself. But, if you do it right, you should also enjoy the following benefits: Audience engagement as readers can now discover more interesting content than just your own stories or product news: loyal visitors will stay longer, hopping between related curated pieces, and have reasons for coming back or even subscribe to receive your email newsletters.SEO as your Website now contains more quality content on your niche topic which can be indexed by Google. So how do you integrate curated content to WordPress in the right way, to reach these objectives? Not all integrations are created equal, and some integrations will not deliver the above benefits in an optimal way.
Curation techniques, types and tips News curators must collect, summarize, make sense, add value, attribute, link, intrigue and entice. Digital First Media announced today that Julie Westfall will lead our curation team, joined by Angi Carter and Karen Workman. I am delighted with our selections for this team and look forward to working with them as they explore and demonstrate what a news curation team should be. Mandy Jenkins introduces the candidates in her blog. Here I will discuss our expectations for those team members as well as for other Digital First journalists who will curate local content. 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.
Resource Center - Insights and case studies on Content Curation and Lean Content Marketing Actionable, data-driven and practical resources. Inspiring case studies. Welcome to the Scoop.it resource center. Case Studies How should a news curation team work? June 13, 2012 by Steve Buttry Mandy Jenkins and I are making plans to hire and launch a curation team for Digital First Media. If you wonder what a curation team is, don’t bother to apply. The Content Strategist as Digital Curato The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword. During content creation and governance discussions, client pitches and creative brainstorms, I’ve watched this word gain traction at almost warp speed. As a transplant from museums and libraries into interactive media, I can’t help but ask what is it about this word that deserves redefinition for the web? Article Continues Below Curation has a distinguished history in cultural institutions. In galleries and museums, curators use judgment and a refined sense of style to select and arrange art to create a narrative, evoke a response, and communicate a message.