Pearltrees Pearltrees refers to itself as "a place for your interests". Functionally the product is a visual and collaborative curation tool that allows users to organize, explore and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos, files and notes. The product features a unique visual interface that allows users to drag and organize collected URLs, and other digital objects. that themselves can be further organized into collections and sub-collections, (URLs). Users of the product can also engage in social/collaborative curation using a feature called Pearltrees Teams. Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, CEO, Alain Cohen, CTO, Nicolas Cynober, Technical Director, Samuel Tissier, Ergonomy/UI and Francois Rocaboy, CMO. History Development of Pearltrees began in 2007.
4 Little-Known Tools to Curate and Publish Content : Social Media Examiner Is curated content part of your social media marketing? Looking for new ways to collect and share curated content? New tools are changing the way marketers compile and deliver handpicked content to their social media audiences. In this article you’ll discover four unique ways to curate social media content on Medium, Twitter, SlideShare, and your blog. Discover four unique ways to publish curated content on social media. Listen to this article:
introsp.icio.us: Using del.icio.us to identify your interests The Ruby script below analyzes your del.icio.us links to generate a list of your favourite interests. It lists the tags that are most frequently used in your links. Because you may not have been diligent about descriptively tagging your links, this script uses the tags from *all* users, for *your* links. The result is a list of tags, sorted by the number of your links that have been associated with each tag. In effect, you get a list of your favourite interests, starting with the ones you enjoy the most.
SlideShare The website gets an estimated 58 million unique visitors a month, and has about 16 million registered users. SlideShare was voted among the World's Top 10 tools for education & e-learning in 2010. SlideShare's biggest competitors include Scribd.com, Issuu and Docstoc. Some of the notable users of SlideShare include The White House, NASA, World Economic Forum, State of Utah, O'Reilly Media, Hewlett Packard and IBM. §Zipcasts In February 2011 SlideShare added a feature called Zipcasts. A Zipcast is a social web conferencing system that allows presenters to broadcast an audio/video feed while driving the presentation through the Internet.
Content Curation in the Zone - Content Curation HubContent Curation Hub In The Age of Interruption, there is no wonder that Francesco Cirillo’s productivity system ” The Pomodoro Technique” gained so much popularity. The Pomodoro, as Cirillo describes it, is more then a time unit: Protect the Pomodoro means: inform effectively, negotiate quickly to reschedule the interruption, and call back the person who interrupted you as agreed. (Francesco Cirillo, The Pomodoro Technique) Cirillo recommends to record external and internal interruptions visually with dash (-) and apostrophe (’) respectively. In other words, he advises to secure the Pomodoros through self-reflection and negotiation.
Feedly §History In November, 2006, Edwin Khodabakchian co-founded DevHD. The company seeks to create a platform that uses RSS feeds, online storage, and social media integration to connect users with the information they find interesting. DevHD’s first project, Streets, which aggregates updates from a variety of online sources is the basis of Feedly. Feedly, which was optimized for RSS feeds, was first released on June 15, 2008. Originally called Feeddo, Feedly was first released as a web extension before moving onto mobile platforms. On March 15, 2013, Feedly announced 500,000 new users in 48 hours due to the closure announcement of Google Reader. By April 2, 2013, the total number of new users was up to 3 million. At the end of May 2013, the total user number was up to 12 million.
Content Curation: An Essential Ingredient for Online Business Success Attendees at SMC Dallas’ July 17 meeting were treated to a practical presentation about the why and how of online content curation by Jerod Morris, director of content at Copyblogger.com. He took any mystery out of the term “content curation,” boiling it down to the concept of “collecting and distilling ideas and content for yourself and audiences.” He acknowledged that the concept of content curation isn’t new; you just have to turn to any library or museum, the Bible, early American newspaper or other repository of news and information. More recent digital examples include Daily Digg and Fark. Jerod also positioned the “why” of content curation as a universally themed imperative, saying that “Content curation is an essential component of leadership. We don’t follow people who don’t have ideas.”
StumbleUpon's Most Popular Searches and Links of 2011 On StumbleUpon? Come follow the Mashable Channel and discover our favorite articles covering social media, tech news, and digital culture! StumbleUpon, the site that lets you discover the web through its "Stumble!" Social networking service A social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his or her social links, and a variety of additional services. Social network sites are web-based services that allow individuals to create a public profile, to create a list of users with whom to share connections, and view and cross the connections within the system. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.
Four Things You Need to Know About Content Curation As consumers increasingly crave more meaningful and relevant content amid the deluge of digital information, content curation has given marketers a new way to engage with customers. Curation is by no means new, however. Curators at museums and galleries have long been carefully selecting items for collection and display; DJs have made an art out of mixing music; and festivals have curated films, bands, vendors, and more...
StumbleUpon: 10 Tips and Tricks for Power Users On StumbleUpon? Come follow the Mashable Channel and discover our favorite articles covering social media, tech news, and digital culture! Thousands of websites are created every day, yet sometimes the Internet feels a bit stale. How do you filter through all of the junk when you want to discover something new? StumbleUpon is a site that randomly shuffles through websites, curating content and information specifically for you.