ne of the most magical things about the internet is that it's a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery – we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an intricate ecosystem of "link love" – a via-chain of attribution that allows us to discover new sources through those we already know and trust. A suggested system for honoring the creative and intellectual labor of information discovery by making attribution consistent and codified, celebrating authors and creators, and also respecting those who discover and amplify their work. While we have systems in place for literary citation, image attribution, and scientific reference, we don't yet have a system that codifies the attribution of discovery in curation as a currency of the information economy, a system that treats discovery as the creative labor that it is.
Frequently Asked Questions - Freebase APIContents About Freebase What is Freebase? Freebase is an open, Creative Commons Attribution (aka CC-BY) licensed collection of structured data, and a Freebase platform for accessing and manipulating that data via the Freebase API. How big is Freebase?The Future Of Content: Content Is The FutureEditor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success. Follow him @ashkan. “I thought the analysis of content vs other video companies very convincing. But I’m curious: the content game hasn’t worked out so well for AOL and Yahoo. Audiences are fickle. Are you predicting a rosier future?”
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?
The Science Of Automating And Perfecting Any Skill — Life LearningThe Science Of Automating And Perfecting Any Skill Achieving “automaticity” is about making a newly learned skill a part of who you are, as opposed to just a thing you can do. Learning something new is all about memory and how you use it. At first, your prefrontal cortex — which stores your working (or short-term) memory — is really busy figuring out how the task is done.
Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The WebYesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data. Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. And that's not counting all the check-ins, friend requests, Yelp reviews and Amazon posts, and pins on Pintrest. The volume of information being created is growing faster than your software is able to sort it out. As a result, you're often unable to determine the difference between a fake LinkedIn friend request, and a picture from your best friend in college of his new baby.
Two Spaces - an Old Typists' Habit?I've already thoroughly debunked the myth that wide sentence spacing comes from the typewriter. But many myths contain a grain of truth. One might guess that the typewriter was blamed for wide sentence spacing simply because the "habit" survived longer on the typewriter than it did in the print industry. It turns out there's more to it than that. If you don't want to read some of my other blog postings, let me bring you up to speed.How to Build a Content Marketing MachineContent Marketing is hot. White hot. SEO and digital marketing thought leaders are declaring that Content Marketing is the next big thing. Even Rand is touting its importance.
The Science Of Automating And Perfecting Any Skill — Life LearningThe Science Of Automating And Perfecting Any Skill Achieving “automaticity” is about making a newly learned skill a part of who you are, as opposed to just a thing you can do. Learning something new is all about memory and how you use it.
5 Curation Apps and Examples With a Wow! FactorHow can you use content curation in real life? Today I’ll show you 5 examples of tools and content to curate to inspire you in your marketing. 1. An educational B2B magazine on Scoop.it: Just Story It Just Story It is curated by Karen Dietz, a storytelling specialist.Turabian Citation GuideNotes-Bibliography Style: Sample Citations The following examples illustrate citations using notes-bibliography style. Examples of notes are followed by shortened versions of citations to the same source. For more details and many more examples, see chapters 16 and 17 of Turabian. For examples of the same citations using the author-date system, click on the Author-Date tab above.Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared MetadataThe Creation of Metadata: Professionals, Content Creators, Users Metadata is often characterized as “data about data.” Metadata is information, often highly structured, about documents, books, articles, photographs, or other items that is designed to support specific functions. These functions are usually to facilitate some organization and access of information. Administrative, structural, and descriptive metadata are three broad categories of metadata (Taylor, 2004). This paper focus primarily on descriptive metadata which identifies and functions to organize information based on its intellectual content.