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Social Media Content Curation

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options. Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface. To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas. 1) Display Formats of Curated Content CollectionsThe first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

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Web Application 1 As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes. The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way.

Scoop.it is Tumblr without the blogging [Invites] 31 December '10, 01:20pm Follow TNW Quick Look Scoop.it is a new Web curation platform, giving users a personal place to share themed content. Hits: Easy, good-looking Web curation‘Suggested’ column makes finding new content easy. Zinio selection du jour Catégories Offres Content Strategy: The Appeal of Curating Online News When we last debated content v. context, the word curation came up. For some it was an inaccurate term, best reserved for art historians and museum directors than online web strategists. Yet, it’s not surprising that many content curators can be found among the news industry.

stacis-rules-for-storify?awesm=sfy.co_4lJ&utm_campaign=girljournalist&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_source=direct-sfy Social media curation is what Storify's all about. It's a hot topic right now, and many news organizations and bloggers are experimenting with this new kind of storytelling involving the curation of content published via social media. So what is content curation? Brands are Media Companies. Is Your Content Worth Tuning In? This is the line that sums it up nicely: Creating content for a brand feels a lot like you’re running a daily news program. Bang on. Content is responsive and reactionary.

Storify launches public beta: Curation is a core news skill April 28, 2011 {*style:<b>Word has been spreading about the intriguing online curation tool Storify . So far only a select group of private beta users have been able to use it. This week Storify entered its public beta phase, so now anyone can try it. Editor’s Picks: Content Curation Tools Content curation is the collection of content created by others, then filtered through one’s own point of refer­ence. The best curated content adds commentary that provides insight into the larger topic. Many tools exist to help you collect relevant content across a variety of online media, ranging from search engine results to up-to-the-minute social media shares. Can social media create the news? Flockler launches. TNW Since its inception, social media has augmented the dissemination of news, helping links reach international audiences, 24 hours a day with added relevancy. News articles have traditionally been static and written by one journalist offering an expert opinion. Comments and sharing in social media have been included around the article, but have never been able to augment the article before. Now, social media is able to give back to the news in a whole new way, by active curation and crowdsourced participation. Two years ago, Finnish entrepreneur Toni Hopponen was working as a product manager for visionary entrepreneur Tuomas Kumpula, the co-founder of Geniem Ltd, which offered mobile and social media services for brands.

Content Curation Primer Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. Wanted: Social Media Sifters Jonathan Spier, chief executive officer of social media analytics company NetBase, had the chance in early 2009 to win a multimillion-dollar contract for his 25-person firm if he could answer one question: Why do men sport stubble? The query, posed by a consumer-products company to more than 100 research firms, had to be answered by mining millions of postings by men on social media sites. NetBase's software, which reads and analyzes 50,000 sentences a minute, found 77,000 mentions of stubble online in less than six seconds. Its researchers isolated all the positive comments, categorized them into themes, and built a chart in less than an hour ranking all the reasons. While the answer—most men wear stubble because they perceive it to be sexy—isn't that eye-opening, the ability to quickly collect and analyze all that Web data is.

Content Curation in 45 minutes a day... and FREE - YouMoz I’m sure a lot of you guys have looked into curation and all the lovely software available, like Curata and Curation Soft. Obviously with the radically different price points they all do different things, but here’s the gist – a whole lot of this you can do for free. And I have total faith that anyone within the Moz Community can handle this and then some. Heck, I’d even suggest some of you perfect this and sell it as a service to your clients. Step One – Define your Parameters

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