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?
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.
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?
How to Archive Your Twitter Chats and Conference Hashtags Using Keepstream.com Plus Eight Other Twitter Content Curation Tools inShare Are you participating in Twitter chats and want to archive the content? Or perhaps you want to save content that you or others share on Twitter as a list of great resources, for example when attending a conference? Curating content has never been easier – you no longer have to take a screen shot of content and then add it to an article or blog post. Yes Twitter has enabled a way to embed Tweets using their Blackbird Pie functionality which you can see in action here from back in 2010 when they released this tool. You can also use these additional ways to embed Twitter into your blog or website: However a very simple tool that you can use is called Keepstream which I came across today thanks to Richard Binhammer on Google Plus as he was sharing some content from someone in his organisation (Dell) who had captured the Tweets shared at one of their employee events. You can watch a video of how Keepstream.com works either on YouTube or below:
List of People search engines This is a list of articles about search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market websites that have a search facility for online databases. By content/topic General P2P search engines Geographically limited scope Semantic Accountancy IFACnet Business Computers Enterprise Funnelback: Funnelback SearchJumper 2.0: Universal search powered by Enterprise bookmarkingOracle Corporation: Secure Enterprise Search 10gQ-Sensei: Q-Sensei EnterpriseTeraText: TeraText Suite Fashion Fashion Net Food/Recipes Genealogy Mocavo.com: family history search engine Mobile/Handheld Job Legal Medical News People Real estate / property Television TV Genius Video Games Wazap (Japan) By information type Search engines dedicated to a specific kind of information Forum Omgili Blog Multimedia Source code BitTorrent Cloud Search engines listed below find various types of files that have been stored in the cloud and made publicly available. Email
Curated.by Global - Find search engines from across the world with Search Engine Colossus Curation Tools - The Hindu : Business News : Content curation tools: a means for information collation A new class of products called content curation tools has appeared in the highly volatile search service segment. This edition of NetSpeak discusses yet another trend blooming in the cyberspace. Current information retrieval tools can be broadly categorised in terms of tools based on computer search algorithms and the ones linked to human expertise. As you are aware, search engines (Google et al) belong to the former category. Here the search index/database is populated by computer programs (crawlers) and in response to your keywords, based on a search algorithm, the search service displays a set of web pages, supposed to contain most relevant/authentic content. This model can easily accommodate any kind of content explosion. However, as the final search output is based on a set of rules, webmasters capable of mastering the fundamentals of a search engine's algorithm could cheat on the service easily and make his site rank better in the search results pack. Bookmarking services New tools
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