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Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

Know Your Sources When doing research you will come across a lot of information from different types of sources. How do you decide which source to use? From tweets to newspaper articles, this tool provides a brief description of each and breaks down 6 factors of what to consider when selecting a source. A platform for millions of very short messages on a variety of topics that enables brief dialogue between distinct groups of people across geographic, political, cultural and economic boundaries. An avenue for sharing both developed and unpolished ideas and interests with a niche community with relative ease. A collection of millions of educational, inspirational, eye-opening and entertaining videos that are shared rapidly and widely. A reporting and recording of cultural and political happenings that keeps the general public informed of daily events, sports, and current news. A book in which the information presented is supported by clearly identified sources. Total Number Published per Day Time in review

PJA Radio Steve Rosenbaum: MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation First look at the New MySpace promises changes in design -- embraces community knowledge and passion. Today MySpace is reborn as a content centric discovery platform. It's a big shift, and it might just work. First, there's a new look. But pretty much everyone agrees that a new coat of paint isn't going to bring the site back from the wilderness. Far more interesting is the wholesale change underlying the editorial thinking of the site. There's one word that sums up the new MySpace says Music Chief Courtney Holt: "Curation." "When I look at the word curation I think what's interesting to me is that everybody can be a curator." As Mike Jones, CEO of MySpace explains: "Myspace is unique in that it is powered by the passions of our users, who program the site by expressing interests, sharing tastes and knowledge around particular topics, and scouting out up-and-coming subcultures." In the past, MySpace music's editorial process was much like many media companies. Why does it matter?

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Clay Shirky and Accountability Journalism NYU Professor Clay Shirky published an essay, “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable“, that suggested that journalists needed to radically rethink the assumptions that have made market-supported newspapers possible. It was a bombshell, cited and commented on thousands of times. Today, Clay outlined the arguments of the essay at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School and filled a room with journalists, scholars and others interested in his views. Clay’s focus is the future of “accountability journalism”, the sort of serious investigative journalism that prevents corruption and keeps the powerful in check. He references the reporting done by the Boston Globe to expose abuse by Catholic priests under the leadership of Cardinal Law and his attempts to shuffle and cover for abusive priests. His fear is that the model we’ve had through the 20th century to produce this accountability journalism is irretrievably broken. Third, “the coherence of newspapers is no longer logical.”

Microsoft Word’s Notebook View: A new way students note take in the classroom Historically, Microsoft Word has been the most popular word-processing program among computer users. Users for this program range from business professionals writing important documents to undergraduate students writing a term paper to writers working on their next big story. Almost anyone can find a way to use Microsoft Word. However, for Mac computer users, Microsoft Word provides another feature that can be useful for students: the Notebook View. The Notebook View The Notebook View in Word visually looks like a notebook, with tabs on the side to split up notes in one document file. Using Notebook View for written notes Diane Bui, a junior business major with a minor in early education, acknowledges she is a disorganized person. “I found it very convenient to take notes on, as the subjects of the class or even different classes can be easily divided yet all in the same document,” Bui said. “I love how easily you can create tabs and sections to continue the document,” Bui said. More Posts

A Marketer’s Guide to Content Curation There is an elephant in the online marketing “room,” and the elephant’s name is Curation. Curation is the most important part of online marketing that no one is talking about. With the rise of inbound marketing, content has become front and center in the minds of marketers. This focus on content as an important marketing tactic creates two extremely important problems. First, content creation is difficult. Applying Curation to Our Problems As marketers, how do we solve these two problems? Curation has become a fixture for many successful news blogs on the web today. Examples of Curation Some of the most popular posts on this blog have been from curated content. 3 Rules for Great Curation 1. 2. 3. Integrating Curation Into the Content Mix Curation has many applications. How do you use curation for your inbound marketing efforts? Photo Credit: joyosity

Why Social Media Curation Matters - Technorati Blogging Over the past few weeks I've raved about the current raft of social media curation start-ups. I've rambled on and on about all of the new features that are being added to sites like Curated.By, Storify and Keepstream. What I haven’t explained to my friends, family, Twitter followers and just about anybody I engage in tech conversation with for more than a couple of minutes, is why it all matters. With registered Twitter users numbering somewhere in the region of 150 million, their fire hose is pumping out tens of millions of tweets a day. Granted, not all of this data is worth capturing. So, how do you decide what’s worth keeping?

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