The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II -> continued from Part I - Future of Content Curation Tools 8) Preservation Contrary to popular belief, the nature of the web is quite volatile. A large percentage of the overall content available online, is moved, taken down, deleted or disappears on a daily basis, at times only because the website owner has no more money to pay his hosting bills. If you run a check for broken links on your web site you will see what I am talking about. How many times have you run through a list of tools on a blog post, only to find that a bunch of them were not available anymore? How many startups are created and how many them survive after one or two years (and with them their websites and blogs)? Even without you as a publisher doing anything wrong, the links you create, pointing to other sites, tools and information, do disappear. This is the life of content on the Internet. Unless you save it on the Internet Archive or on some similar service. a) fully photograph, b) archive and More will follow. I don't.
Web syndication Web syndication is a form of syndication in which website material is made available to multiple other sites. Most commonly, web syndication refers to making web feeds available from a site in order to provide other people with a summary or update of the website's recently added content (for example, the latest news or forum posts). The term can also be used to describe other kinds of licensing website content so that other websites can use it. §Motivation Syndication refers to the websites providing information and the websites displaying it. For the receiving site, content syndication is an effective way of adding greater depth and immediacy of information to its pages, making it more attractive to users. §History The basic idea of restructuring information about web sites goes back to as early as 1995, when Ramanathan V. Nowadays, many different types of content are syndicated on the Internet. §Web syndication as a commercial model §Web syndication and e-commerce
Copyright notice A copyright notice, either as symbol or phrase, informs users of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work. Copyright law is different from country to country. Before 1978 all published works in the US had to contain a copyright notice. Until 1989 all such published works in the USA required either a copyright notice or a registration filing within five years of publication. Reasons to include an optional copyright notice A copyright notice may still be used as a deterrent against infringement, or as a notice that the owner intends on holding their claim to copyright. It is also a copyright violation, if not also a federal crime, to remove or modify copyright notice with intent to "induce, enable, facilitate, or conceal an infringement". Also worth noting is that copyright notice has never been required on "unpublished" works, the copyright of which may last for well over 100 years. Foreign works published in the USA without copyright notice
The Internet’s Social Libraries: Pinterest and Pearltrees - Nvate Miranda Moore Social media is something that most people use every day. Whether we’re updating our statuses on Facebook or taking pictures of our food on Instagram, social media is used to keep up with those near and far from us. A popular trend in social media is a sort of webpage described as a “social library.” What are these social libraries and how do they stack up against each other? What is Pinterest? Pinterest is basically an online pin board that relies more heavily on pictures than text, though text can also be used. Pinterest was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. Much like that of other social networking sites, Pinterest has its own terms for how to work the site. In addition to the website, Pinterest also has a mobile app that is available for Apple and Android devices. What is Pearltrees? Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, Alain Cohen, Nicolas Cynober, Samuel Tissier, and Francis Rocaboy. Credit: Pearltrees Pearltrees versus Pinterest More To Read:
When is the social curation bubble going to burst? You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems to want to help you save and sort and share the things you find on the web right now. With this swirl of activity, then, it’s no surprise to hear that Parisian service Pearltrees — slogan “collect, organize, discover” — has just raised another $6 million of funding, led by local conglomerate Groupe Accueil. The company, which has been running in public since 2009, welcomed the injection of funds as a way to help expand and scale up its system for bookmarking and organizing, which is based around a clustered visual interface. And it needs that scale. When I made the comparison between the two services, however, Pearltrees’ marketing chief François Rocaboy objected.
Lurker In Internet culture, a lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not actively participate. The exact definition depends on context. Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities. Lurking allows users to learn the conventions of an online community before they actively participate, improving their socialization when they eventually de-lurk. However, a lack of social contact while lurking sometimes causes loneliness or apathy among lurkers. Lurkers are referred to using many names, including browsers, read-only participants, non-public participants, legitimate peripheral participants, or vicarious learners. History Since the beginning of computer-mediated communication lurking has been a concern for community members. The term “lurk” can be traced back to when it was first used during the 14th century. The word referred to someone that would hide in concealment, often for an evil purpose. De-lurking
1% rule (Internet culture) Pie chart showing the proportion of lurkers, contributors and creators under the 90–9–1 principle In Internet culture, the 1% rule is a rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community, stating that only 1% of the users of a website actively create new content, while the other 99% of the participants only lurk. A variant is the "90–9–1 principle" (sometimes also presented as the 89:10:1 ratio), which states that in a collaborative website such as a wiki, 90% of the participants of a community only view content, 9% of the participants edit content, and 1% of the participants actively create new content. Both can be compared with the similar rules known to information science, such as the 80/20 rule known as the Pareto principle, that 20 percent of a group will produce 80 percent of the activity, however the activity may be defined. The actual percentage is likely to vary depending upon the subject matter. Sturgeon's Law
Participation inequality In social sciences, participation inequality consists of difference between levels of participation of various groups in certain activities. Common examples include: In politics, participation inequality typically affects "the kinds of individuals, such as the young, the poor and those with little formal education" who tend to not take the initiative to participate in electoral and related events. See also References The Web’s third frontier Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the real time web, collaborative systems and location-based services. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix for assessing the developments that are now underway. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose. How can the web’s development be understood? The web represents a compendium of technical resources, functionalities and usage practices, and it cannot be reduced to just one of these dimensions. The development of the web thus does not arise from technologies, products or usage patterns alone. In fact, it is the decentralized nature of the web and the infinite diversity of the projects developing on it that allow us to answer this question. The founding principles