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Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web

Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web
Yesterday, 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. Even with good metadata, it's still all "data"--whether raw unfiltered, or tagged and sourced, it's all treated like another input to your digital inbox. What's happened is the web has gotten better at making data. In 2010 we frolicked, Googled, waded, and drowned in 1.2 zettabytes of digital bits and bytes. Which means it's time to enlist the web's secret power--humans. 1.

Curator Curator responsibilities[edit] In smaller organizations, a curator may have sole responsibility for the acquisition and care of objects. The curator will make decisions regarding what objects to take, oversee their potential and documentations, conduct research based on the collection and history that provides proper packaging of art for transportation, and shares that research with the public and community through exhibitions and publications. In very small volunteer-based museums, such as local historical societies, a curator may be the only paid staff member. In larger institutions, the curator's primary function is as a subject specialist, with the expectation that he or she will conduct original research on objects and guide the organization in its collecting. Such institutions can have multiple curators, each assigned to a specific collecting area (e.g., Curator of Ancient Art, Curator of Prints and Drawings, etc.) and often operating under the direction of a head curator.

Internet : quatre outils indispensables à Homo bordelicus - Technologie Le Cloud d'après Mindmeister. Seuls les gens désordonnés savent le calvaire qu'ils vivent au quotidien. Ces numéros de téléphone griffonnés sur des tickets de caisse. Ces notes d'une importance capitale disséminées dans une brouettée de feuilles volantes. Ce bureau dont l'aspect général évoque plus volontiers une décharge qu'un environnement de travail rationnel. Autant de symptômes de la brouillonnite aiguë. Si le mal est souvent incurable, il existe heureusement des palliatifs. Les Google apps : gérer ses mails, ses contacts et son agenda Faut-il encore présenter Gmail, la messagerie de Google ? Limitations : Payant au-delà de 7 Go de mails ou 1 Go de documents importés. L'astuce : N'attendez jamais : encodez immédiatement vos nouveaux contacts professionnels dans Gmail ou sur un smartphone synchronisé avec votre compte Google. Essayez aussi : Pour ceux que l'hégémonie de Google hérisse, Yahoo ! Dropbox : tout stocker en deux clics Evernote : le classeur des classeurs

Beth Kanter's Blog 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. URL: Redux has over the past year grown organically to become one of the web’s best places for finding great content. URL: A new startup still in Beta, Scoop.it again allows you to create topic centric information, and share with others. URL: Curated.By offers twitter integration right from the get-go, although you can signup without an account. URL: URL: URL:

Howard Rheingold | Exploring mind amplifiers since 1964 DLD 2012 – @Jack Dorsey: Twitter's business model works | Content Curation Tools Mary Meeker's speech today: Re-imagination of Content Distribution Mary Meeker remains one of the best content curators and summarizers on the current state of the Internet. Her latest presentation delivered today in Rancho Palos Verdes, California at the D10 can be seen in full here courtesy of Business Insider. The presentationshows that Web growth remains high and that mobile adoption is still at an early stage. It also highlights current economic trends in the United States and indicates that there are seriously mixed results in monetizing mobile web use. We thought slide #20 was very interesting showing how terrible average revenue per user is for mobile users compared to desktop ones. If you don’t have time to go through the 125 slide deck a you can get a feel of her views on content distribution in the video below: Post by Dino Joannides

When is the social curation bubble going to burst? You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems to want to help you save and sort and share the things you find on the web right now. With this swirl of activity, then, it’s no surprise to hear that Parisian service Pearltrees — slogan “collect, organize, discover” — has just raised another $6 million of funding, led by local conglomerate Groupe Accueil. The company, which has been running in public since 2009, welcomed the injection of funds as a way to help expand and scale up its system for bookmarking and organizing, which is based around a clustered visual interface. And it needs that scale. Right now Pearltrees is small and has moderate momentum, building up 350,000 users in the past three years.

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I’ve collected in a pleasing visual way. As the platform has evolved over the past few months, there are some other benefits including driving traffic and conversions and more recently how pinning helps encourage audiences to “like” the brand more. I’ve be facilitating a few introductory workshops and briefings about Pinterest for nonprofits with a goal of explaining it, what it does, benefits, and examples of how nonprofits and others are using it. I’ve been actively curating tools, research, and tips and have found some great ones that I’m sharing sharing below. Source Convince and Convert 1. If you’re just starting to think about adding Pinterest to your content strategy or if you jumped in before you had a strategy, you can do this type of questioning on the front end, perhaps coming up with a small experiment that supports an overall goal and a measurement strategy. 2. 3. 4.

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 Magnify.net, 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. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category. 1. Storify co-founder Burt Herman worked as a reporter for the Associated Press during a 12-year career, six of those in news management as a bureau chief and supervising correspondent. At the AP, editors sending messages to reporters asking them to do a story would regularly write, “Can u pls storify?” Storify uses existing elements from the web and gives curators the power to drag and drop elements into storylines. 2. 3. 4. Conclusion

The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently. As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now. Thousands of these atoms flow across our screens in tools like Seesmic, Google Reader, Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Simply Tweet, Twitroid, etc. A curator is an information chemist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 1.

Clipboard, Your Personal Online Note-Taking Solution With a resume that includes: founding Microsoft Live Labs, Yahoo! Research Labs, and Overture Research, being the VP of Technology at Yahoo! and Technical Fellow at Microsoft, winning the World Technology Award, and authoring a book about the computational properties in nature and the perception of beauty (yeah), Gary Flake left his job with Microsoft to pursue the lone missing ingredient from his career – starting his own business. Now, as the founder of Clipboard, a browser plugin that allows for seamless note-taking, organizing, and sharing, Flake is able to flex his entrepreneurial muscles without the holdups that come with working at a large corporation. “Really it started from wanting to help myself. As most good ideas do. Frustrated with not having a good way to save certain elements from a webpage while still retaining the visual properties and functionality, Flake wasted little time getting to work to solve this problem. Clipboard Founder, Gary Flake Monetization Special Invite

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