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7 Content Curation Tools to Keep up With (and Share) Industry News

7 Content Curation Tools to Keep up With (and Share) Industry News
Guest post by Courtney Seiter Show of hands: Who has enough time every day to read up on your industry’s news? Oh, and everything new you need to know to market your business? Yeah, me neither. But knowing what’s going on in your space is critical for content creation, competitive intelligence and social media efforts. To cut through the glut of information to make sure the good stuff rises to the top, I employ a lot of help in the form of content curation tools. Here are 7 of my favorite content curation tools and a little information about how they can make you more efficient. Tool: Google ReaderUse with: Blogs, news sites, Google Alerts, Facebook, TwitterWhy it’s great: This isn’t exactly a groundbreaking tool, but I would be lost without Reader. Tool: Trunk.lyUse with: Twitter, FacebookWhy it’s great: Sometimes you want the social media news without all the social media noise. Tool: SummifyUse with: Blogs, Facebook, TwitterWhy it’s great: Summify is my secret weapon. launches new design and visual bookmarking to help discovery Curating and sharing links on the web is a hot space. Delicious has relaunched, and services we’ve written about like are trying to get you to share all of your links on its service. Utopic goes a step further in helping you discover and share links, videos, music, and pictures that are relevant to you with its brand new gorgeous design and visual bookmarking launch. Using Diigo for Collaborative Curation Image via CrunchBase Recently I’ve had some inquiries about the best tool to use for a group to collaborate and share articles, videos, images, documents, etc. My initial thought was a wiki, but now that I’ve fully investigated the features of Diigo (dee’go), that is the tool I would recommend.

Content Curation Software Finding and sharing really good, targeted content that your Circles will +1, share, and talk about is a chore. That is, if you don’t have a killer tool to discover, review, and post content easily. Enter CurationSoft. Watch what it does on Google+… What does this mean? Aside from finding and dragging and dropping content in just seconds, it also means you will find things people aren’t already talking about instead of just passing around what others are passing around.

We’re Curating Cool Curators (and Want More!) “Cool Curators” is the Flipboard name for people who collect and share (usually via Twitter or a blog) interesting stuff from around the Web. These folks have their own category in our Content Guide, and still others are scattered about in places like Art & Photos and Tech & Science. A few more cool curators are building curated sections just for Flipboard. New curation tool a boon for genetic biologists With the BeeSpace Navigator, University of Illinois researchers have created both a curation tool for genetic biologists and a new approach to searching for information. The project was a collaboration between researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology and the department of computer science. Led by Bruce Schatz, professor and head of medical information science at the U. of I., the team described the software and its applications in the web server issue of the journal Nucleic Acids Research. When biologists need information about a gene or its function, they turn to curators, who keep and organize vast quantities of information from academic papers and scientific studies. A curator will extract as much information as possible from the papers in his or her collection and provide the biologist with a detailed summary of what's known about the gene – its location, function, sequence, regulation and more – by placing this information into an online database such as FlyBase.

Intel AppUp and the problem of content curation Home » News Intel held its annual AppUp Elements conference in Seattle last week. Amongst the announcements including that of Tizen , one of the more relevant topics touched upon was content curation. Wikipedia to Add Research Mega-Tool for Hot News Article Editors Wikipedia pages about big news events are edited so fast and furious it's hard to keep track of why decisions were made, to make sure the editing is really optimized and to ensure that the most trustworthy sources get trusted and cited. A new experiment with crisis mapping organization Ushahidi is looking to change that. Ushahidi announced this morning that it has launched a new project called WikiSweeper, a new version of its open source hybrid of Tweetdeck and Google Reader called Sweeper that's built for Wikipedia editors. Sweeper aggregates all kinds of multimedia streams into an analytics-rich, real-time curation interface. As Wikipedians use the tool, analytics will be gathered to help Wikipedia study how high-pressure editing is being performed and to help Ushahidi further build out Sweeper. "Sweeper can also be configured to be a passive filter for data," Ushahidi explains, "meaning you can set it to aggregate content, then automatically perform certain tasks around that. ex.

Stroome Brings Easy Video Collaboration and Social Sharing to the Cloud at DEMO Fall 2011 Free Service Will Let Video Content Curators Dip Into World's Largest Rights-Cleared Clip Pool for Fast Video Creation SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Stroome, the free, cloud-based video platform that lets users quickly edit, remix, discover and share video, will be demonstrating onstage at the prestigious DEMO Fall 2011 conference being held this week at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley. Journalists, filmmakers, musicians, students, sports enthusiasts, travelers, activists, bloggers -- basically anyone who wants to create original content -- can use the Stroome service. Stroome users can work alone or find like-minded collaborators to create and share video. The Stroome cloud-based platform gives editors the option of keeping their video private or sharing it with everyone across the web and on social media sites. There is nothing to download -- it all happens in the browser.

Howard RheingoldScoop Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on They are here to share their insights and advice with you. Howard Rheingold is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing). Check him out at and “Rheingold U! What it is —> is —>up to us.” -What is curation to you? storyful Session chair was Margot Bloomstein, and below you’ll find her slides. Posting them baldly would be rather meaningless, however, unless you were either present at her panel discussion or had someone to give you the greatest hits, with a little extra colour. That’s where the curators come in. Below is a curated thread of that discussion, which focused on human curation and the things that set it apart from automated content selection or mere aggregation – context and perspective.

Social curation with Pinterest It’s tool time, so today’s post is about Pinterest, a social curation tool. Pinterest is a curation platform with a specific focus: to help users collect visually rich web pages or uploaded images (“pins”) on pages called “pinboards,” connecting objects to associations meaningful to the user. In their About page, the folks at Pinterest describe how people ” use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.”