Curated Social Media Comes Of Age During Oslo Attacks
This past year, social media replaced traditional news outlets as an unrivaled source of information for at least a few era-defining stories: Twitter broke the Osama Bin Laden story and YouTube became the window into the Arab Spring. Backed by a compelling history of performance, journalists rushed to their Twitter accounts over the past few days to speed up the painfully slow unraveling of the Norway massacre news. The problem is, the fire hose that is an unfiltered hashtag feed such as, say, #osloexpl, provides quality journalism embedded in a haystack of foreign languages, unlinked comments, and even the odd Star Wars quote (see below). So a few technically savvy outlets, including The Washington Post, found that by editorially curating quality social media channels, they could cut out the noise associated with a raw Twitter feed and still relay key information at Internet speed. Raw social media feeds are not without merit.
Curation is More Than Integration
The term “Curation” doesn’t yet score a hit in the archive of Scott Adam’s Dilbert cartoons, which means it’s still living the short half-life between entering the pop management lexicon and becoming the object of ridicule. Trust me. There are enough people running around the marketing world babbling about “curating,” that it won’t be long before Dogbert or the Pointy-Haired Boss skewer us all for using language that no real human being would ever utter. We hear a term like “curate” crop up in a few business conversations. We assume it’s the hot new topic, and thus begin employing it in our conversations, whether we understand it, or not. When “curate” first showed in our world, it was being used as a new way to speak about integration; of activating the various disciplines of marketing communications to work in synergistic harmony with one another. In truth, curation has more to do with the multi-participant communications flowing in the stream of social media conversation.
Conscious Curation « SweetMedia
Thanks to Tom Foremski and Oliver Starr for inviting me to share my thoughts on curation at last night’s salon, and to the group for a lively discussion. This article is an expansion on the bullet points in my remarks. There is a prior post- What is Curation? Does all curation have a viewpoint? Two different curators can create vastly different views on a topic by how they frame it. In any curation, what is omitted is as if not more important than what is included. How is curation different than a mere filter or editorial slant? Yet, the word curation has a higher bar: it implies a sense of care over the longterm, of preserving and assembling a special group of items or content or speakers. What’s different in Live versus Digital curation? With live events, versus the self guided tour of digital media, we have at least 2 additional dimensions to work with. The interplay between Live Events and their Digital Artifacts Expansion of forums for curation- digital and otherwise
Is Content Curation the New Community Builder?
Content curation has drawn my interest. I was at a tech conference last week and saw a couple of pretty cool applications for curating content. Setting a side the debate of right or wrong, these new content curation tools will make their mark. Content curation, which involves human filtering and organizing is much different than content aggregation. Over a year ago Mashable reported Why Content Curation Is Here To Stay; The debate pits creators against curators, asking big questions about the rules and ethical questions around content aggregation. Media Curation is the emerging trend toward integrating and pondering media content using a mix of machine and human resources. Media Curation is a complex subject among media professionals, with notable professionals both for and against the practice. But just as passionate are an emerging class of new publications and editors like Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post and Michael Arrington of TechCrunch. So, Where are you with this?
The Content Strategist as Digital Curator
The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword. During content creation and governance discussions, client pitches and creative brainstorms, I’ve watched this word gain traction at almost warp speed. As a transplant from museums and libraries into interactive media, I can’t help but ask what is it about this word that deserves redefinition for the web? Article Continues Below Curation has a distinguished history in cultural institutions. For a long time, we’ve considered digital objects such as articles, slideshows, and video to be short-lived. Consider some examples: NYTimes.com Topics employs content managers who sift through The Times’ archive to create new meaning by grouping articles and resources that were filed away (or distributed to library databases). More commercially, NBC Universal’s video site Hulu takes videos sourced from multiple networks and then rearranges them into collections that give a new perspective to the collection as a whole. What’s the payoff?
Sharing Content to Show Thought Leadership
Creating, finding and sharing compelling content can prove to consumers that a company knows its territory, is a thought leader in its industry and wants to help customers keep up-to-date on important developments. Marketers are placing an ever-greater emphasis on content marketing’s ability to add value for targets and prospects. According to February 2011 research from content curation firm HiveFire, nearly half of US marketing professionals surveyed are now curating content as part of their strategy, and another 42% are familiar with the practice but not participating. Even among that group, 85% had done at least some content curation, for example by sending an article or other content to a prospect, but were not aware of it. The main objectives of content curation, according to the survey, were establishing thought leadership and improving brand buzz. Keep your business ahead of the digital curve. Check out today’s other article, “Lands’ End iPad App a More Magazine-Like Experience.”
Curation Is The New Creation - Social Media Notes
"Curation taps the vast, agile, engaged human power of the web. It finds signal in the noise. In his recently published book, " Curation Nation ," Steve Rosenbaum argues that information overload has rendered the old adage, "knowledge is power," obsolete. "We don't have an information shortage; we have an attention shortage Most people have neither the time nor the stamina to wade through miles of information looking for the narrow range of content they're interested in. "Curation comes up when people realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also about synchronizing a community. " - Clay Shirky We're all curators. I'm a long-time dabbler in curation. " Wouldn't it be cool if someone aggregated the information you needed, curated it into categories, and handed you brief summaries ?" I thought, yes, that would be cool, so I did it.
How to use content curation to add value to your own website
If you are responsible for adding high-value content to your website, you are constantly being challenged to find page or post topics which are new, shareable, helpful and original. As Google’s recent Panda update taught us, quick and easy content is not going to get our pages listed on page one of the search results. Besides which, quick and easy content does little to impress, engage or retain our readers. So, given that you are now going to focus on high-value content, are there ways and methods you can use to deepen your expertise as a real-time expert? I believe there are. My favorite method for keeping myself on the cutting edge, regardless of the content topic, is to become a content curator. Being a curator means seeking out the best of the best, wherever it is being published, and then collecting it in one place. No, I’m not suggesting you have to publish curated content on your own site or sites, although you can. 1. First, it allows you to find the best of the best in one place.