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The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators. Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs. What are they? 1. (My Techcrunch Disrupt tweets on is here). 2. Five Google tools journalists don't use but should Google logo via You may think you know Google, but here are lesser-known tools that can help journalists with everything from reporting on natural disasters to hunting for new sources. Google featured these tools in a recent digital media training session for Pakistani journalists hosted by the International Center for Journalists. The session was led by Sean Carlson, global communications manager, and Robert Boorstin, the director of public policy for the global search company.

Who’s winning the race in social media? Monthly active users by the numbers [Chart] Instagram announced Thursday that it’s hit 90 million monthly active users, finally releasing the metric that most people look to in evaluating the reach of a particular website or app. Monthly active users are one of the better indicators of a company’s true reach — you can have millions of users, but if they never log in and use your service, that doesn’t mean much. We broke down the numbers for all of the prominent social media services that have released a monthly active user stat, and then plotted those numbers along with the years since the company launched.

Content Curation versus Content Aggregation: A Velvet Mr. T Painting Two posts brought to my attention the discussion starting to take root about the worlds of content aggregation versus content curation. A post on the Poynter blog back in early October points to the work of journalists engaging in curation via Twitter as a way of “filtering the signal from the noise.” The phrase used was “curation is the new aggregation.” A more recent post on the blog by Roger Hart delves more into the world of content curation in a broader sense, stating that it is a bit of a flavor-of-the-month. I would disagree with that sentiment, having discussed this for years.

Topsy With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Quick Search Drag down from the middle of the Home screen and type what you're looking for.

10 Tips For Effective Content Curation 10 Tips For Effective Content Curation Posted by John Verity on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 Content curation - finding the most relevant, useful, and informative pieces of content on the Web and sharing them with your readers - is one of the major themes in content marketing these days. Content Curation Meaning Content curation is an art of compiling information from a variety of sources and presenting them in a creative manner in front on your audience. Content curators compile the already available information from a variety of resources scattered around the web and compile them together in an organized fashion before their audiences. The curated content form a bunch of related content and satisfies specific user tastes. One may curate content on Cinema and gather the available content from the web together and all the cinema loving audiences might visit the content channel to find all the related information organized creatively in one place. This happens with the help of already available content curation tools.Content Curation vs Content Marketing Content curation is different from content marketing in the way that the former uses available content on the web while the latter generates content on its own.

10 Vital Elements Of A Perfect Infographic Design I have covered the topic of why infographics are such a great way to present information to people. I have even written about the reasons why infographics have become such a huge impact on blogs and their traffic. Infographics are specifically designed to present information in a way that makes it easy for the viewer or reader to quickly understand what the presentation is all about. An infographic is so much more than an image with information presented on it. It is actually a tool to simplify education and optimize the time it takes to learn. However, infographic design is anything but easy, and we have seen examples of great information presented on bad infographics more times than I want to remember.

Five Social Curation Sites for Luxury Brands Curation, more accurately, social product discovery and photo culitvation (as we like to call it), is most likely going to be named the social media trend of the year. With Pinterest‘s overnight celebrity and PPR’s backing of The Fancy, it looks like the race of relevance, based on niche audiences in the social content and product curation space, has begun. With that, it’s clear that luxury brands are looking beyond wildly popular sites with large numbers of users but lower intentions to purchase items that they add to their boards. Luxury brands are wanting to make meaningful connections that lead to the consumption of more luxury goods. Here are five sites that are aiming to take them there.

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