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The best content curation tools online

The best content curation tools online
91.3K Flares Twitter 2.4K Facebook 72 Google+ 48 StumbleUpon 88.6K Pin It Share 22 22 LinkedIn 94 inShare94 Email -- Email to a friend Buffer 36 91.3K Flares × Content curation is increasing as more and more bloggers see the potential in using the various tools available to them. Want to try it yourself? Of course you do… But before you do let’s consider what content curation is, and weigh up the pros and cons. Content curation is a technique to find, gather, and present highly selective online content around specific topics/aimed at specific groups. The content can come from various sources, including articles, blog posts, videos, photos, tools. There are ethical concerns over content curation. Nevertheless, if done properly, content curation has many benefits. You can combine it together including with your own unique content and inform others about it. Gives readers what they demand and what they are interested in. Zemanta: Content curation whilst you write on your blog. Lilach

Customers, Curation, and Conversion + 3 easy action steps | Phoenix Industry Expert Blog Are you challenged with customer service, content curation and/or customer conversion? We've got your solution to these 3 C's covered in the March "Branding Brief" that was just emailed to our contact list. Here are the highlights with 3 easy action steps: Customers - Without customers, there is no business. Next Monday, instead of trying to acquire new customers, I encourage you to focus on your existing customer service process by asking yourself these 3 elimination questions: What information am I asking for that I don't really need? Curation - This is the preservation and maintenance of your digital branding assets - your images and your messages. Next Wednesday, before developing your brand messaging strategy, I encourage you to try the "less is more" practice with these 3 action steps: Conversion - With excellent customer service and awesome curation, you still need to convert your audience to action. What is the best way for someone to get to know me?

Curation Education & Design Ways to help you be more efficient and effective 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes. The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations. Comments(65)

Content Curation Visualized Successful Content Marketing Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. Also known as inbound marketing, content marketing is non-interruptive. Instead of overtly trying to sell something to your audience, you consistently create and deliver valuable information that educates them. Ultimately they reward you by purchasing your products, recommending them to friends via social media channels and word-of-mouth, and acting as brand ambassadors. It is the opposite of interruption marketing, also known as outbound marketing, a traditional method of product promotion which interrupts a person’s flow of activity to grab their attention and tell them about what they should buy. In today’s marketplace, people often search for reviews and recommendations when they’re evaluating products. Intergage, a full-service digital marketing agency, created the infographic below to illustrate the steps you should take to create a focused content plan. 1. 2.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1. A Brief History of News Curation Tools 2. 3. 4. 5. "I've spent a good deal of time searching for a word other than "Curation" in part because of the connection to museums (which I feared sounded elitist and historic). 1) A Brief History of News Curation Tools The first news curation tools that I am aware of came out in late 2004 - early 2005, reflecting from the very beginning a growing need for both small publishers as well as for medium and large content publishers to be able to aggregate, filter and manually re-order and select the specific content items to be published in a news channel. MySyndicaat, whose parent company, Kipcast has now grown into a multi-faceted service providing advanced news aggregation and republishing widgets for online brands and media companies, has been the true pioneer of this space. With both tools the hard part is knowing "how to do" things. b. filter and

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013 In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform "Storify" to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes. (Contains 6 figures.) Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University.

curator's ǝpoɔ The Coming Age of the Curation Economy: Building Context Around Content By Steven Rosenbaum The future is coming into focus. There is such clear momentum around a set of emerging behaviors that we can, without a doubt, project the exponential growth of raw unfiltered data. Think of it like Moore’s Law for content. To be clear, the reason for this growth is that we’ve allowed three things to merge into one. At the same time, those of us who produce content, as opposed to data, no longer look to lure audiences to find our material on our own blogs or sites. And then there’s the emerging class of new digital devices that make content — from GoPro camera rigs, to the new video capabilities on the iPhone 5s, to the soon-to-be-unleashed Google Glass. These things are facts. A few facts to underline the trend: Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, has famously said: “Five exabytes of information have been created between the dawn of civilization and 2003, but that much information is now created every two days, and the pace is increasing.”

The Curator's Guide to the Galaxy - Atlantic Mobile How to steal other people's ideas (without being a jerk about it) How do you avoid being a jerk on the Internet? (Beyond, you know, all the obvious ways?) When you post someone's words or images on your blog or your Facebook feed, what's the best way to make clear that it's someone else's words or images? When you pass along an idea on Twitter, how do you show your followers that you're sharing, rather than creating? How do you maximize the generosity ... and minimize the jerkery? If you're not entirely sure, you're not alone. That could be changing, though. The code is based on two basic types of attribution, Popova explains, each indicated by a special unicode character (along the lines of ™ for "trademark" and © for "copyright"): The unicode characters themselves are hotlinked to the Curator's Code site -- a system that, Popova notes, "allows the ethos of attribution to spread as curious readers click the symbol to find out what it is." ᔥ Curator's Code ↬ Brain Pickings