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.
Brittany Morin: The Curated Web It all started with the printing press. The printing press was the first piece of technology that enabled information to pass rapidly to the world's people. Because of it, books and newspapers were created that inspired uprisings and cultural transformations in religion, government and society. It was at this time that the first "editors" were established to help create and and deliver information to people in their communities. Today, the Internet is, in fact, fairly well organized. But, what if they don't know what they're looking for? In recent years, platforms like Facebook and Twitter (and even more recently, Google) have begun to attack this problem by driving social discovery of news and information by focusing on filtering the web through the lens of your friends and influencers. I beg to differ. With all of the information and all of the people together in one place, there are even more opportunities for creating, sharing, and discovering ideas. Find Brit Brit: hellobrit.com
curation for learning Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics 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
What’s the law around aggregating news online? A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices [So much of the web is built around aggregation — gathering together interesting and useful things from around the Internet and presenting them in new ways to an audience. It’s the foundation of blogging and social media. But it’s also the subject of much legal debate, particularly among the news organizations whose material is often what’s being gathered and presented. Kimberley Isbell of our friends the Citizen Media Law Project has assembled a terrific white paper on the current state of the law surrounding aggregation — what courts have approved, what they haven’t, and where the (many) grey areas still remain. This should be required reading for anyone interested in where aggregation and linking are headed. You can get the full version of the paper (with footnotes) here; I’ve added some links for context. During the past decade, the Internet has become an important news source for most Americans. What is a news aggregator? Can they do that? AFP v. Associated Press v. So is it legal?
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes. Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning
Zazzle | Custom T-Shirts, Personalized Gifts, Posters, Art, and more 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.
Curation Nation: The Rise of Content Entrepreneurs (Part 1) « Future of Media The following is an excerpt from Curation Nation by Steven Rosenbaum, CEO of video site Magnify.net. Curation Nation tracks the growing use of human filters for the daily info deluge overflowing our lives. Rosenbaum believes computerized curation is on its way out, and human curators are the future of media. We are publishing two excerpts from Curation Nation over the next two days, and today you’ll learn about the entrepreneurs blazing a trial for content curators. Find out how Jon Miller of News Corp manages info overload and why his career trajectory mirrors the growth of news curation. Tomorrow we’ll publish the second excerpt from Curation Nation on this blog. I have a confession to make. I’m pretty sure that Rupert Murdoch would say I stole intellectual property. I started at a very young age. I knew they were valuable, because my mom and dad read them eagerly each day. Now, I understood that they weren’t worth the full price. Selling newspapers isn’t easy. Mr.
curation practice Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines The new frontiers for content curation tools and services are in a) providing advanced collaborative ("social)" features and in b) introducing and integrating new and effective, highly visual, delivery formats. Photo credit: CaraMaria Curating content and news is not just about the selection, editing and contextualization of stories about a specific topic or theme, but it is increasingly about how these information items are (collaboratively) gathered, organized, grouped, displayed and in which ways they can be accessed and browsed by those interested in them. For me, one of the most fascinating aspects of this exploding content curation trend, is the speculative exploration of how "curated" content collections could best benefit from alternative and more effective delivery formats than the classic linear, top-to-bottom, chronological, river-of-news sequence. At least for now. Here is what I see: Is there a problem? How about "navigating" a curated collection? Alternative Views The Opportunity
Well whaddaya know? I’m curating content! When Luigi first told me he was having fun with Scoop I flashed back to my favourite, and eerily prescient, board game. But no, this was Scoop.it, a reasonably simple system for curating content. WTF? you say. All the smart kids are doing it, not merely finding stuff out there on the web, saving and sharing the links, nor yet finding stuff on the web and blogging about it, but finding stuff on the web and … er … being really focused about the topic that you comment on, save and share the links to. So the content of a rambly old blog like this one is not curated content, whereas the laser-like focus of the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog is, a bit. This is not the place for a bells & whistles review; Scoop.it is one of 9 different systems given the once-over-lightly here. So if you want to know what I’m curating, you’ll have to go to my topic at Scoop.it and follow it, which you can do without joining Scoop.it.