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40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools

40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools
Last month I shared 40+ networks that you could consider depending on your niche or interests. As part of my commitment to this community, I shared that I will expand on this list throughout 2012. So here is the first addition to that build! The topic- Curation! I thought I would focus on curation because a) I have a favorite site and b) there has been a lot of “press” on Pinterest as a curation tool and as a result I thought the timing was right. However before I list the sites let’s talk curation. What is social media curation? Today, with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. Recently, I had posed the question : What is a social media curator” on Linkedin . Why curate? Curation provides another offering for your on-line audience. Curation sites The number of curation sites and tools have grown dramatically. Now it is time to share that list. (Updated Oct2012: A few linked are no longer live. Cheers, Shirley

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How Walmart Creates Content for a Massive Audience As content marketers, we spend a lot of time talking about really knowing our audience, narrowing our focus, and sharing valuable information often and everywhere. We talk about knowing what makes your customers tick, and embodying everything your brand stands for. But ultimately, this is a strategy that inherently favors B2B brands, particularly those with finite audiences and niche appeal. Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web With the amount of information that is available on the internet it is important (especially for teachers) to filter through the news/sites to find relevant information in a timely manner. As a blogger I feel that we "curate' the web automatically to help keep things organized and be able to convey information in as detailed and easy way as possible. Now w/ the addition of specific websites people can curate the web and save information on their own while sharing this vital information w/ others. Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web

The Desert Island: the future of the curated Web according to Steve Rosenbaum's Curate This! Three and half years ago, my friend Steve Rosenbaum came out with a book that had a huge impact: Curation Nation. He described perhaps better than anyone else how much content curation was needed and how important a trend it will be. His latest book Curate This! just got published and it’s a fantastic read: not only is it a curation jewel in itself but he also introduces a new concept that paints the future of what the Web could eventually become: the desert island. It’s a jewel of curation because he manages to summarize in a style which is crisp and enjoyable the state of content curation today: in particular why you should “curate or die”, what the best case studies and examples are and the tools and best practices to embrace it. In a rare combination, he manages to be inspirational and very concrete with hands on examples.

5 Ways to Use Storytelling in Your Social Media Marketing Social Media Examiner Do you want to use storytelling in your social media marketing? Are you looking for inspiration? Building your social media campaigns around stories helps you stand out from other brands, and grab the attention of consumers. In this article you’ll discover five ways to use storytelling in your social media marketing. Discover five ways to use storytelling in your social media marketing. #1: Pay Attention to Story Structure 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business.

12 Of The Biggest Content Curation Myths (Busted) When it comes to curating content to add to your editorial calendar, sometimes it can look pretty simple at a glance, adding topics and planning your next piece — or does it? Content curation may look from the outside as a quick fix to getting content fast, but it is most definitely not. It can be quite the complicated beast. As you start pulling your sources together to generate your curated content, keep a few myths in mind that can potentially stop you from pointless hours of sorting and brainstorming. How To Easily Discover & Persuade Influencers to Share Your Content - Salesforce Canada Blog This article by Sam Hurley is part of our Blogtober event, which features blog posts written by industry influencers in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Brands large and small have saturated the Internet with content. Even when your content is of the highest quality and worth readers’ attention, it’s hard to stand out. This is why promotion and outreach has become so important in content marketing. Make your promotion more effective by reaching out to recognised experts in your industry—who have the audience and credibility—and asking them to share your content.

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.

Why Curation Matters to Content Recently, the New York Times announced it was adding curated content to its homepage. "What we hope [curating third-party content] will do is give readers a reason to come to our homepage more often and stay there," stated editor-at-large Marcus Mabry. Curating contest is a progressive step for a traditional publisher but not an isolated one. With the launch of FirstFT, the Financial Times is also making its own move toward curated content. "We're trying to become a neutral judge and offer the big stories of the day, whether they're coming from us or elsewhere on the Web," Andrew Jack, its newly appointed head of aggregation and editor of curated content, told Digiday. "Nobody has a monopoly [on the news]."

The benefits of blogging and making money online To many people, starting a blog or website is intimidating. They imagine HTML and programming, server management, SEO jargon they don't understand, and revenue sources that require thousands of visits each day. That used to be me about 7 years ago and I was afraid of the “technical” aspect of building websites. Looking back, I don’t even remember exactly why. 11 Content Curation Tools Every Marketer Needs The beauty of Next Draft is the personal touch and context Dave Pell gives to each story. If I wanted a bunch of browsable links, I’d go to an aggregator like or AllTop. And sure, I still use aggregator sites, but my brand loyalty to them is almost as low as my brand loyalty to Spirit Airlines.