Librarians Blogging - Library 2.0 I believe in the power of the people. Not in a political way, because I'm not after your vote for anything. But in a social way that is changing how we find information and how marketers communicate with their customers. Technology is an enabler, but the real shift is in people collaborating and sharing an authentic voice. It is why I have written about human filtered search in the past instead of algorithms. It is also why I am writing a book dedicated to exploring the idea of injecting more personality into marketing. That group is part of a phenomenon increasingly known as Library 2.0 and the spokespeople of this revolution are the new generation of Librarians who are blogging, contributing to wikis, using social media to locate and organize information and along the way, reinventing a profession that is likely to be one of the most important careers of the future. Everyone is a content creator and creating content is easier than ever. A Few Library Blogs to Start Reading:
The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking By Maria Popova Carl Sagan was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and common sense, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and openness. In The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (public library) — the same indispensable volume that gave us Sagan’s timeless meditation on science and spirituality, published mere months before his death in 1996 — Sagan shares his secret to upholding the rites of reason, even in the face of society’s most shameless untruths and outrageous propaganda. Through their training, scientists are equipped with what Sagan calls a “baloney detection kit” — a set of cognitive tools and techniques that fortify the mind against penetration by falsehoods: The kit is brought out as a matter of course whenever new ideas are offered for consideration. Sagan ends the chapter with a necessary disclaimer:
Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value As you are increasingly submerged by an endless flood of information, online content curators may provide a new, valuable service to anyone looking for quality information online: a personalized, qualified selection of the best and most relevant content and resources on a very specific topic or theme. Curated in real-time. When I first wrote about this, six years ago, I called this type of work newsmastering and newsradars, but now that the real-time element has come into play, as much as social media, video, Twitter and other new content sources, the original idea of what a newsmaster / content curator is and what tools and features are really needed has certainly started to change. Photo credit: Erkin Sahin Robert Scoble has recently posted on his blog a fascinating article entitled: Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. But let's hit on the brakes for a minute and clearly point out what content curation is and why a "new media guide" like Scoble felt the need to make things clear.
The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation : A 3-Step Process 841 Flares Filament.io 841 Flares × Museums curate works of art. We digital marketers curate blog posts. Though our link shares may not be artistic contributions, the idea of curation is at least the same at museums and online: We’re all seeking only the best material to pass along to our patrons, customers, fans, or followers. Finding and sharing exquisite content has never had more value than it does today. People love being told what’s good to read or essential to see. What is content curation? I’ve got a short definition for you and a long one. Content curation is sorting through a large amount of web content to find the best, most meaningful bits and presenting these in an organized, valuable way. For the slightly longer definition, I’ll paraphrase Mike Kaput’s great analogy on Content Marketing Institute about how curation has evolved to its place of prominence on today’s Internet. All this is changing. Here’s how Mike Kaput summarizes the story: Curation is not aggregation. 1. 2.
Social Media Content Curation curator's ǝpoɔ Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: 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. 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..." Thematic and topic-specific news channels have greater affinity with the natural flow of information on the Internet. The Problem
Media Curation Is Now Consumer-Generated 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. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations. Comments(65)
Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use >>Click here to download the eBook. The most common and fundamental questions that come up whenever I talk about content curation (especially in the context of content marketing) is, “How can you use other people’s content? How does that work with copyright, fair use, and more generally ethics?” This is a topic that I have covered before in earlier blog posts, but since it’s central to curation, it is worth revisiting once again. Interests of the Three Parties Involved Before we dive into specific recommendations on best practices, let’s take a look at the interests of the three parties involved when it comes to content curation: The publisher – the individual, publication or other entity who has created original content. The curator – The curator is the person or organization who wants to curate the content of the publisher and promote to their audience. The audience – Lastly, we have the audience who wants to consume the best and most relevant content in a convenient manner. Fair Use
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 2: Aggregation Is Not Curation We are no longer just consumers of content, we have become curators of it too. In Part 1 of this Guide I have introduced why we really need real-time news curation and what is the basic idea behind it (Part 1 - Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It). In Part 2 I want to continue illustrating what "real-time news curation" is all about, and more specifically why it differs from automatic aggregation, and why you really need a human being to do it. As I see it: "Aggregation is automated, curation is manual." Photo credit: Creativaimage Back in 2004, I wrote an article entitled: The Birth of The Newsmaster. It was my first public realization, that a real-time news curator, which I labeled at the time a "newsmaster", was soon due. It is in the DNA of RSS to be wanting to be free, to be further reused, personalized and syndicated. The problem of information overload is like any other problem, one side of a new, bright opportunity. No.
Startup of the Week: Rormix Rormix is a music video platform that aims to support independent artists. The website -- and accompanying iOS and Android apps -- only publishes curated content from unsigned musicians and future profits from advertising will be split with them. The point? To help the public tune out the tumult of cute animal videos crammed in between the world's best-selling artists on YouTube, to hopefully find something new. After launching in spring of this year, Rormix has gone on to be downloaded 100,000 times in 180 countries, with 40,000 monthly active users viewing 5,000 music videos. Founders: Emma Owens, Chris Farrell, Mark Wheeler, Amman Ahmed Launched: April 2014 Headquarters: Manchester Staff: Nine Funding: AXM North West Fund (VC), Andrew Crossland and Tim Langley (Angels) and a loan from Creative England, all totalling $350,000 (£210,000). What problem do you solve? How do you plan to make money? Who do you view as your competitors? Where did you get the idea for the business?
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