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Scoop This: A Comprehensive Guide to Scoop.it for Content Curation

Scoop This: A Comprehensive Guide to Scoop.it for Content Curation
We’ve been hearing (and talking) a lot about curation and how helpful it can be for companies. As you all know, I’m sure, great content is one sure thing in today’s marketing arena; it takes the front seat to anything and everything else. When you do a search, what are you using? Content. When you look for the closest restaurant to eat, how do you search? You plug in content. Before I get deep in to the hows, wherefores and whys of curation and Scoop.it, I deeply feel that it’s important to touch on the what. Content curation, on the other hand, is much like museum curation. As a content curator, you should be treating the content you display with the same amount of exactitude. As an article in the Silicon Valley Watcher states, “…curation online also has to demonstrate: mastery, passion, knowledge and expertise. Well said. When I was introduced to Scoop.it a year ago, it was still beta and invite only. The very first step is choosing your Scoop.it topic. 1). 2). 3). What the hell?

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Social Networks and Visualization By Oleg Despite summer relaxing time, I’m continuing to explore different dimensions of information visualization on 3D Perspectives. Social networks became a hot topic for the last few months or years and thought they can provide very interesting source of information to be presented in visual form. I decided to find a tool, I can use easy and in comfortable environment. So far, I found it… Everybody likes Excel, right? Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool Leanna Johnson, Learning with Technology Scoop.it collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective. The additional appeal of broadcasting from a hub allows me to tap into and share with my ed tech networks, which is why I find myself using it more often during time constraints.

Scoop.it: Content Curation Platform Review; 13 Things I Like and Three I Don’t This post is the second in a series on content curation and deals with content curation platform Scoop.it. In subsequent posts, I will examine two other such platforms: Rebelmouse and Paper.li. NOTE: The first post in this series dealt with curation fundamentals. Content Curation Tools For Web Surfers – Best Of Every day, you can find amazing content on the Web. Due to the multitudes of websites cropping up all over the online world, "information overload" is something we all seem to suffer from. It is easy to feel lost while searching for a particular piece of information you need, especially if you’re looking for a very specific subject.

Using Twitter for Research Source: BySellAds The graphic above illustrates that 55% of people use Twitter to share news stories and almost as many use it to find that content. Admittedly, the source is sketchy because its “source” is a link-aggregator site pointing me toward everything from toilet paper to used Saabs. Still, I’m content to use these unofficial findings to conclude that a large number of people use Twitter to do research, whether for specific projects or general knowledge about a field of interest. This is because it has a wealth of efficient tools for discovering, categorizing, and storing information – the necessary foundation for an effective content-gathering process.

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II -> continued from Part I - Future of Content Curation Tools 8) Preservation Contrary to popular belief, the nature of the web is quite volatile. A large percentage of the overall content available online, is moved, taken down, deleted or disappears on a daily basis, at times only because the website owner has no more money to pay his hosting bills. Content Curation Tools: How to pick the right venue? By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online. When evaluating which content curation tool to use, there are three primary areas of consideration: 1.The Inputs – Where does the content curation tool get information from? What type of content will this allow me to curate?

Watch_Dogs WeAreData In the video game Watch_Dogs, the city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS). This system uses data to manage the entire city and to solve complex problems,such as traffic,crime, power distribution and more... This is not fiction anymore. Smart cities are real, it’s happening now. How To Curate Conversations With Storify I want to tell you about one of my favorite things on the Internet. Storify is the best way to gather tweets, comments, snippets and images from all around the Web and put them into one post. It's a new way of blogging that lets all your Internet friends participate. Storify.com on the desktop is the place to start.

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options. Existing content curation services will in fact need to start rolling up their sleeves as the next wave of offerings will significantly go well beyond what is possible with present day tools Photo credit: 3D Flower by ShutterStock In this last few years I have looked at, signed up for and tested over 400 content curation tools, which I have gradually collected and listed first here:

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