5 Time-Saving Tools For Content Curation As a business owner, you're expected to keep up with trends and effectively run your business. But sometimes, it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day. I recently opened my Google Reader to find that I had more than 1,000 unread posts from the blogs and sites that I had subscribed to. Music Songs Player Come Together The Beatles Come Together / Dear Prudence / Cry Baby Cry Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry [transition] Introducing The Curator's Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web by Maria Popova UPDATE: Some thoughts on some of the responses, by way of Einstein. UPDATE 2: This segment from NPR’s On the Media articulates the project well — give it a listen. Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.” ~ Ray Bradbury You are a mashup of what you let into your life.” ~ Austin Kleon
Springpad: An Intelligent Online Notebook for Everything Online notebooks are a dime a dozen, with Evernote at the head of the class and at least 17 other eager alternatives close behind. So, do we really need another one competing for our online filing needs? We'll leave the answer to that question up to you, but we certainly think that Springpad, an online notebook that collects and manages tasks, web notes, and events in a super clean and user-friendly Web interface, is worth a nice long look. The site, which launched in beta last November, adds a few fresh features to the mix. Once you create an account you can start creating notebooks or pages. Notebooks house pages, and pages are like online drag-and-drop notepads that can hold any and all types of information including photos, to-do lists, events, alarms, contacts, recipes, maps, restaurants, files, and more.
Latest TwitChimp List Curation, Search and Discovery Features Announced TwitChimp.com is a new capability designed to help make Twitter better serve several niches of the community. TwitChimp makes it easy for experts on any topic to create curated lists of Twitter accounts to follow. These lists are then made easy to discover, which helps those seeking producers of relevant content.
9 content curation tools that better organise the web. Content curation is a huge deal on the web today. As content on the web grows exponentially, our ability to make sense of it is inversely proportional. In other words, we are fast sinking under the sheer amount of content pouring onto the web every day. The social web hasn’t made life any easier on content production either – in fact its lowered the barrier to entry. According to Facebook, 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news blogs etc) are shared each month on the social network, with no sign of slowing. Right now it seems that content curation, and curation platforms are going to be an area of growth on the web. RSS Feeds Directory for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. You can use this feeds directory to determine the RSS feeds of any of your favorite online service be it Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or something else. If you are old school like me and still prefer consuming online content through RSS feeds, this directory is for you. Most of the popular online apps and services – including the likes of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, offer RSS feeds but the problem is that you have to be a near geek in order to discover any of these feeds. Hence, I compiled this directory that will probably help you find XML feeds for your favorite online services without digging into the complex APIs. 1. Get the most recently uploaded videos of any YouTube user [example] 2.
Prismatic wants to be the newspaper for a digital age What did the printed newspaper provide in its heyday as the information-delivery system of choice? A collection of news and other interesting content, selected by knowledgeable editors from a wide range of sources, presented in an easy-to-scan format. Now, the supply of information we have available to us is almost never-ending — but we still need an easy and efficient way to filter it, and find what is interesting and relevant, and share it with others. The field is filled with contenders who believe they can solve that problem, including News.me and Flipboard and Zite, and one of the newest is a San Francisco-based startup called Prismatic.