The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by) Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators. Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs. What are they? 1. Curated.by. First, I recorded an audio post about what is real time curation and what problem does it solve? Second, I recorded a video last week with Curated.by’s founder, Bastian Lehmann. Based on my first playing with these tools it is clear that Curated.by and Storify are in the lead. Also, most, if not all, of these are embed-able in blog posts, so they are designed for the modern web and they seem to understand how to distribute themselves back into Twitter and Facebook. Curated.by: Storify: KeepStream: Bag the Web:
Content Strategy: Exploring Content Curation Tools Content curation has been getting a lot of attention recently. We’ve covered what it is, why it’s valuable and offered best practices on how to curate content on your own. Yet, if management systems can be designed to manage content, why not build one to curate content? More than RSS feeds or topical searches, there are a few products that aim to help professionals gather content from around the web that’s relevant to them. Not only does this help keep track of it all, it makes it easier to collect and share with others — making it ideal for starting conversations and improving customer experience. Curating content is a great way to show the relevance of specific topics within an industry and it’s also a great way to establish trust with your audience. Scoop.it Launched in Beta in late 2010, Scoop.it plays both boomarklet and curator. The Scoop.it site showcases the most popular topics and the top curators, allowing for a curation community to be formed. Paper.li Curata Useful article?
iphonefrotz - Project Hosting on Google Code 2012/10/12 Update Version 1.6, with support for iPhone 5, now available. See here for more info. 2011/06/09 Update Version 1.5.3 now available. 2011/04/06 Update Version 1.5.2 now available. 2011/03/30 Update Version 1.5.1 now available. 2010/11/05 Update Version 1.5 now available. 2010/05/18 Update Version 1.4 now available. 2009/09/19 Update Version 1.3 now available. 2009/04/15 Update Version 1.2 now available. 2008/08/27 Update Version 1.0.1 now available. 2008/08/12 Update Frotz is now available on the iTunes App Store! Burned out on all the new-fangled graphics and dazzling eye candy on your shiny new iPhone? Nostalgic for a simpler time? Then take advantage of those crisp high-resolution fonts to relive the glory days of the Great Underground Empire, or play any of hundreds of great works from the Interactive Fiction archive. 2008/08/06 Update New Screenshots I still don't have any definitive answer about the SDK NDA, I'll make the source available here as soon as I can. 2008/06/11 Update
About Company Profile Pinyadda is an early-stage internet company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Our product is a web application designed to make it easy to gather, customize, and share news and information from across the web. Pinyadda users create Personalized Information Networks made up of people, sites, and topics. Our Story Pinyadda is the brainchild of Chase Garbarino (CEO) and Kevin McCarthy (VP Technology). Inspired by their experience of information overload while working on their first company, Chase and Kevin couldn't escape the idea of a perfect information system - one that knew what you were looking for and delivered it in real time. The ideal system, they concluded, had to do three things: it should gather information from the sites and blogs they read regularly; it should mimic the experience of receiving links and comments from the people in their personal networks; and it should be continually searching for information about subjects they were interested in.
Sweet Home 3D What are the best content curation tools for daily use The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently. As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now. Thousands of these atoms flow across our screens in tools like Seesmic, Google Reader, Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Simply Tweet, Twitroid, etc. A curator is an information chemist. 1. 2. 3. 4.
The Semantic Web & THE POWER OF PULL » Blog March 25, 2012 The phone is the new platform – everything is converging onto the “smart phone.” Soon, we’ll use our phones to manage our homes, purchase things, board an airplane, sign a document, get into our office buildings, and much much more. And yet today’s phones basically mimic our desktop computers. Do you really want to open a Word or Excel document on your phone? The answer to today’s scalability problems is the personal data locker. Thank you. March 24, 2012 To learn more about the personal-centric and data-centric future, explore these tasty links: Data RepositoriesFactualFreebaseDrawn to ScaleWorld Bank Open DataData.govData.gov.ukOpscodeTheDataHubWeb Data CommonsLinkedData.orgOpenDataRegistry.comNeurocommons.org ProjectsTetherless WebGoogle Cloud Print January 19, 2011 This is to Apple’s board members. Steven JobsWilliam Campbell Arthur Levinson Andrea Jung Ronald Sugar Al Gore Dear Apple Board, Apple needs leadership. Board members, I have written a road map to this future.
Darwin Ecosystem Announces a Series of Free Darwin Editions™ Operating in real time, the Darwin Awareness Engine™ allows for the efficient scanning of content to find both breaking news and underlying casual patterns in the topics of your interest. Rather than using semantic technology to attempt to enable understanding by a computer, their approach to awareness is based on Chaos Theory and allows the content to self organize. This approach eliminates the need for a predetermined taxonomy or the ability to use SEO techniques. It provides a visualization of results that enables a person to make more informed decisions about where to look next. Darwin Ecosystem has recently announced a series of themed Darwin Editions™ powered by the Awareness Engine™ that focus on specific topics to better demonstrate its capabilities and as a service to our readers. These can each be accessed at no cost through a brief registration process. These Darwin Editions provide a way to monitor the conversations within several focused areas.
FreeVisualTools - home 10 Tips For Effective Content Curation 10 Tips For Effective Content Curation Posted by John Verity on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 Content curation - finding the most relevant, useful, and informative pieces of content on the Web and sharing them with your readers - is one of the major themes in content marketing these days. Instead of trying to produce all of your own marketing content, why not strive, as well, to make your website a venue that your audience will trust as a great, if not the very best, source of information on your chosen topic, issue, subject area? Curating content “is a way to make yourself known as the Steady Eddy source of information,” says Larry Chase, editor in chief of Web Digest for Marketers (WDFM), a weekly newsletter. “You want people to think, ‘This guy knows what I need to know.’” Content curation famously helped made The Huffington Post a big hit, and it can do wonders for your marketing efforts, too, but only if you go about it properly.
Twitter, Facebook, and social activism At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, February 1, 1960, four college students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. They were freshmen at North Carolina A. & T., a black college a mile or so away. “I’d like a cup of coffee, please,” one of the four, Ezell Blair, said to the waitress. “We don’t serve Negroes here,” she replied. The Woolworth’s lunch counter was a long L-shaped bar that could seat sixty-six people, with a standup snack bar at one end. The seats were for whites. By next morning, the protest had grown to twenty-seven men and four women, most from the same dormitory as the original four. By the following Monday, sit-ins had spread to Winston-Salem, twenty-five miles away, and Durham, fifty miles away. The world, we are told, is in the midst of a revolution. These are strong, and puzzling, claims. Some of this grandiosity is to be expected. What makes people capable of this kind of activism?