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20 best-kept secrets for finding content to share

20 best-kept secrets for finding content to share
Whether you're a brand or an individual, consuming and sharing unique content is the best way to maintain your online freshness. Although the Web is a big place, locating quality content that is original is no easy task. A good example is anything published by Mashable. Yes, Mashable serves up quality content on a regular basis, but due to its large readership and avid fan base, sharing Mashable content isn't especially useful as the communities you operate in have probably read and shared the article. So, what's the answer? There's no silver bullet solution to this challenge, but there are some great online information sources that can help. Here are 20 that I refer to on a regular basis: Thoora.com. SimilarSites.com. YouTube Trends Dashboard. Business Insider's “Chart Of The Day.” NetVibes.com. Trunk.ly. +1's / Likes / Favorites. Newser.com. TweetDeck columns. Alltop.com. Wikio.com. Extension Factory. Knowem.com Networks. Niche social news sites. Bookmarking sites. Hub Pages (Topics).

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Winslew You might know this – you just found a nice webpage you want to read but have no time right at this moment? Maybe you create a bookmark for it – then you forget about it and remember it while on a long flight or being not connected to the internet. Wouldn’t it be cool to have such webpages marked for reading it later and having cached version of all this webpages on your notebook? Pocket (formerly known as Read It Later) is a service which provides a centralized storage for your webpages you want to read later. There are bookmarklets available for all browser, there are multiple clients available on iPhone and on Mac OS X and you can see all you items on a webpage online. Winslew now is a Windows client to this service which can be used to fully administer your items (add, remove, mark as read, tagging, …) which caches text only version of the webpage so you can read them whenever you want and whereever you are.

Lazy Bugger’s Guide to Content Curation The future of search may not just be about Google and Bing. In the future of search, believe it or not, there are going to be a lot of people like you and me who will be providing much more helpful information guidance to specific requests than Google could ever do. I know this sounds probably unrealistic to you, but I think there are now many good indications that this likely going to happen much sooner than you expect. One of the key reasons why, human beings will start to reclaim this highly valuable search territory, is the fact that in the last few years we have slowly but deeply surrendered our ability to evaluate, decide and select what is "real" to Google's own algorithms, in ways that can only be detrimental to us. You have probably read in recent times that Google is moving to use "semantic search" rather than the keyword-based approach it has been using until now.

Content curation in 13 minutes a day Steady, smart content curation can grow your audience on lots of social media outlets. It’s list building, social media-style: You help folks find and filter other people’s good stuff. In exchange, they start paying more attention to your good stuff. The 36 Absolute Best Things in the World Email There are somethings in the is world which are just so much better than others. We are talking about those little things in life which really do make life worth living. 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes.

9 Free Tools For Link Discovery & Content Creation Every day it seems that there’s a new tool out there to monitor, measure, track, and suggest what we should be doing. Many of these are free or offer free trials, which I love, but finding the time to test out a new tool in order to see if it suits you isn’t always easy. My objective in using these tools is, of course, building links, so I’ll go over the tools that I use and show you how I’d use them. And hey, they’re all free!! For the record, I’m not interested in competitive analysis, analyzing sites, using social media (with one notable exception, and my exclusion here is only because that topic has been well covered both on this site and elsewhere) or examining existing backlinks. 6 Ways to Use Curation for B2B Social Media One of the continuing trends in B2B social media is curating content from other sources and presenting it to your followers and subscribers. Depending on the medium you use to present it, this may include your own comments about the curated articles. While it is important to create your own original content for your company’s social media outlets, one way to broaden the amount of content your provide to your network is to share content of others. Curation is all about compiling and reviewing content and only sharing the best of it. Another way to curate content is to present content that is all about a single theme. Again, this would only be the best content about the theme, or maybe the most interesting or thought-provoking.

The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about the definition of a “Webquest.” Bernie Dodge, who originated the model in 1995, described it like this in a comment on this blog last year: “A critical attribute of a WebQuest is that it engages higher level thinking, the upper part of Bloom’s taxonomy. Things like creativity, analysis, synthesis. judgment…. A WebQuest is also wrapped around a single challenging task, not a sequence of separate activities A WebQuest isn’t a scavenger hunt and it isn’t a worksheet with links.”

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