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Become a Content Curation King

Become a Content Curation King
Sean Carton | August 29, 2011 | 18 Comments inShare79 Nine ways to make curation work for your brand. "Curation" is a buzzword (even if it isn't technically a word…unless you count the 14th century French definition meaning "to cure") that's smokin' up the interwebs these days. Curation has now come to mean the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s). If you're a web veteran, you're probably wondering how this is any different than what people have been doing online for years. So what's the big deal about curation? NYU Professor Clay Shirky provides one of the best explanations of the role of curation in today's web in a Fast Company article from a year ago: "Curation comes up when search stops working…[and] when people realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also about synchronizing a community." Making curation work for your brand is a lot easier said than done. Related:  Communication

The Conversation Prism – (Brian Solis + JESS3) Content Curation Primer Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. People and organizations are now making and sharing media and content all over the social web. Content Curation Provides Value from the Inside Out What does that mean for nonprofits and the people who work for them? For some staff members, content curation can be professional of learning. The biggest challenge to becoming a content curator is getting past the feeling of “content fried” or so much good content and so little time to digest it. The Three S’s of Content Curation: Seek, Sense, Share Getting Started

What happens online in 60 seconds? Our '60 seconds' infographic visualises what happens in just one minute on the web. The number of Google searches, Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages sent in a mere 60 seconds is truly phenomenal! First published last year, we've now updated it for 2017, showing the statistics for the past three years. Digital media presents a huge opportunity for marketers, but you need quality content to compete online. Read more about how to manage content marketing to overcome 'content shock' in our free managing Content Marketing in 2016 research report we published with HubSpot. Managing Content Shock in 2017 All that content and constant bombardment with messages presents a huge issue for marketers who need to get their message heard through the storm. This upward trend of content consumption is not sustainable because every human has a physiological, inviolable limit to the amount of content they can consume. Sources - What happens in one minute online?

Content Curation: definition and generation. A lot has been already talked about Content Curation, meant as the capacity of filtering and adding value to the content we receive and are exposed to everyday from all the online sources (Search and Social). Content Curation is certainly more necessary than ever, a critical task in the business environment, not only in Marketing, Communications or Advertising, but it is especially so in areas such as Product, Innovation, Customer Service or Human Resources. Its impact goes far beyond the content we may generate. But what could be a definition of Content Curator? A content curator is a critical knowledge broker who seeks, collects and shares on a continuous base the most relevant content in her area of expertise. If you think it, it is not a new “profession”, but something that exists since the invention of literature; simply, now the astonishing exponential growing production of web generated content makes this figure even more important. Aggregation. Finding the best content.

Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [July 2017] @DreamGrow Data updated on: August 7, 2017 Take a look at the interactive chart with more than 10 years of data. Q&A site Quora is now on the list for some time now and it stalled losing a little ground from its peak of 0.76%. Quora, is a perfect match for this list but it wasn’t even around when we first started publishing this list as it was founded in June 2009. Quora is in the tenth position with 0.74% market share of visits. Facebook Although, Facebook monthly active user count breaks new highs globally it has lost market share for several years in US. Now back to regular items. Facebook Ads & Marketing Mastery Guide 2017 Use Facebook marketing to excel your business! Twitter vs. Twitter’s market share was at a virtual standstill for the most of 2016. Twitter continues at it’s all time high percentage on this top 10 chart with 5.99% in July 2017. In the coming months, we’ll see if Reddit is running out of steam and Twitter can get ahead. Pinterest vs. Instagram has everything going for it.

Annual Report Teaching That Goes the Distance Dr. Clark Adams' online classes open doors to higher education, offering enriching learning opportunities anytime, anywhere. Read More > 10 more uncluttering things to do every day Today we welcome Sherri Kruger, editor of Zen Family Habits, as a guest writer on Unclutterer. She also has a personal development site dedicated to sharing simple tips to enjoy life. Last July, Erin wrote “10 uncluttering things to do every day.” I was proudly doing a few things on her list, but as usual there were a couple I hadn’t considered. This got me thinking about what other things I could do daily to reduce the clutter around our home. Here are 10 more uncluttering things you can do each day. Reset your home each evening. I hope this inspires you to do a little bit every day to keep ahead of the clutter and move toward a calmer and simpler life.

ITS Annual Report 2012 ‌Technology takes many forms at Case Western Reserve University. It speeds the computation of data that builds tomorrow’s discoveries. It moves learning out of the classroom and into new spaces. Technology enables new platforms to help tell the stories of a great research university, and the contribution of its faculty and students. Technology advances the university’s strategic mission. The purpose of Information Technology Services (ITS) runs deeper than just providing the university with technology and the expertise to support it; our purpose is to create connections and develop solutions using premier technology products and services. During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, we joined faculty colleagues to re-imagine what it means to teach and learn in the 21st century by connecting learners in new ways. ITS continues to advance operational excellence by ensuring our critical services were functional 99.95 percent of the time. Mark D.

Peter Jones: Sack anti-enterprise education 'losers' Dragons' Den judge Peter Jones has said people who hinder the development of enterprise education in schools should be fired. In a series of angry posts on Twitter, the entrepreneur, who founded the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, hinted that he was facing barriers to his efforts to improve the way young people are taught about business. He said: "Note to self: 'continue to battle against bureaucrats who hinder entrepreneurial learning in our schools. They're losers. The kids must win.'" Continuing his complaints and in response to a tweet by BusinessZone.co.uk, Jones added: "Anyone who try's [sic] to prevent encouraging enterprise in schools must be sidelined or sacked." He continued: "I might start naming & shaming those who hinder my campaign of encouraging enterprise in schools if I don't get what I want #wontbestopped."

Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Tell On Thursday, March 10, I’m presenting the webinar, Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling. During the webinar, I’ll walk you through the three plots described below and give you examples and tips for how to tell these stories and how to use them in your marketing and fundraising. (This is also my most popular in-person workshop — I’ll be presenting it in Maryland next week, and in San Francisco on April 19.) Where do these three plots come from? If you don’t know how to write these stories, now is the time to learn. Here are some tips for writing each of the three basic plots. The Challenge Plot The challenge plot is your basic, three–act structure that practically every Hollywood movie is based on. You start by introducing a character and her situation and goals. One common mistake nonprofits use when telling Challenge stories is making themselves the hero. The Creativity Plot Creativity stories create those big “Aha!” The Connection Plot Want More Details and Examples?

Six Social-Digital Trends for 2013 - David Armano by David Armano | 10:00 AM December 12, 2012 It’s that time of year again — time to take a stab at what’s going to matter in the year ahead as technology continues to influence how we work and live. In previous years, I’ve looked at trends under the “social media” lens because that has been the major disruptive force, creating both opportunities and threats. This year, I’m using the umbrella term “social-digital” to broaden the focus. First, a quick re-cap from the last year: While I didn’t specifically connect it to the election, social sharing was a trend I cited and one that many of us felt because of the election. And social TV, another trend I saw growing, has continued to gain steam, though interestingly enough it has been TV itself fueling the trend. What has gone mainstream, however, is the micro-economy fueled by once unknown entities such as Kickstarter. So what can we potentially expect to see next year? Cyborg Central Think your mobile phone is making you part computer?

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