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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. Related:  Content CurationCuration

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.

CURATOR'S CODE The Five Rs of 21st Century Content Curation Why do I constantly update my Google Reader RSS feeds? Adding categories, fine tuning reading lists, then upsetting them all over again when I stumble upon several great sites. That's because I rely on information discovery to push my own thinking. The more I broaden and diversify my reading, chasing tangents, listening to, and verifying opposing views, the sharper my ability to see and make sense of trends. Saying we have filter failure is not capturing the depth of the challenges we face. Defining the problem Real time streams and social graphs are training people to react. Reacting to information is the exact opposite of critical thinking. It will not help you or your business understand why a trend may be emerging, what it means to you, and how to reorganize your thinking about it. Curation, as in making sense, also has a prominent role in how organizations develop and transmit news. Five activities that pay dividends on content curation Research Rotation Recurrence Readability Recall

Cura i tuoi interessi Da alcuni mesi mi sto documentando su un argomento molto attuale in ambito digitale che mi incuriosisce e appassiona: la content curation. I vocaboli cura, curatore e contenuto in italiano fanno riferimento ad una precisa area semantica ma di recente sono stati adottati dall’inglese per identificare una figura professionale non dissimile dal curatore documentale. Giorgio Jannis colloca nel 2009 l’inizio di uno slittamento di significato: “Un anno e mezzo fa, a giudicare dalle ricerche su Google, il termine inglese curation ha subìto un primo slittamento semantico, arrivando a abbracciare nuovi significati per la comunità dei parlanti anglofona. Il curatore di contenuti è quindi colui che trova, seleziona, verifica, raggruppa e condivide online il migliore contenuto possibile in relazione ad un particolare argomento o tema. Se una ricerca viene effettuata con obiettivi importanti, il dispendio di energie e di risorse è alquanto elevato, e aggiungerei oneroso. Ama il tuo contenuto

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content were Google Reader, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious… you know all the big names. More recently I’ve discovered some great new tools to read and share my favorite content which I’ve included here in this list. Whether you are a person who just likes to stay on top of the latest news, a blogger like me who needs a way to organize the vast amount of information that comes my way or a person who just enjoys sharing what they find with others you’ll love this list. Content Gathering and Personalized Newsfeeds iPad Curation There’s more to this article!

Diventare Un Curatore delle Notizie: Come Ho Iniziato e Cosa Ho Scoperto Facendo il Newsmaster I Feed RSS per Trovare le NotiziePer raccogliere le migliori notizie senza diventare scemo, io, come molti, sono partito subito utilizzando i feed RSS. I feed RSS sono uno strumento semplice e potente, che quando accoppiati ad un'applicazione come Google Reader, ti consentono di monitorare, in un'unica schermata, tutte le novità che arrivano dai siti che hai selezionato.Il grande vantaggio è si risparmia moltissimo tempo a non dover andare a vedere singolarmente tutti quei siti. Strumenti per Pubblicare e DistribuirePer pubblicare e distribuire le notizie "curate" si possono usare tool specifici come:(ne trovi un bel numero in questa mappa sui servizi per fare "News Curation")Oppure, nessuno impedisce di utilizzare gli stessi servizi che si utilizzano normalmente per fare creare un blog: WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, etc.

17 Unique Places to Find Great Content to Share 5.3K Flares 5.3K Flares × I get a particular thrill from finding little-known restaurants that serve amazing food. My greatest hits list includes elk tacos at a highway diner, cinnamon rolls at a downtown hole-in-the-wall, and – perhaps my greatest discovery of all – barbecue from a trailer in a parking lot. (Seriously, it’s good barbecue!) The discovery process for great content has a similar thrill. Without a doubt, sharing great finds on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks is a smart way to with your followers. People love a good content share. 1. We look at the inbox every day, but how often do we search it for great content? Next Draft Managed by Dave Pell, this daily newsletter contains the day’s most fascinating news – a Top Ten of interesting links from around the web, often starting with current events and meandering into fun, off-beat, interesting links. The Daily Digg Sign up by clicking the Daily Digg link in the menu bar of the Digg homepage. 2. 3.

5 Curation Apps and Examples With a Wow! Factor How 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 Just Story It Just Story It is curated by Karen Dietz, a storytelling specialist. Karen collates the best articles from across the web on her topic. The magazine has had more than 40,000 views due to the high-quality of the content and the curation. She also gives a couple of essential best practices for curators - weed out all the junkwrite a review of each article. This is a high-quality curation on a hot topic, and I’m sure it drives traffic to her website. resources If you’re new to see my earlier post. If you want more advanced info follow Martin Smith on and his Scent Trail blog. 2. Daily Grommet is “a daily product discovery site featuring unique products of great utility, style or invention that haven’t hit the bigtime yet”. Pinterest resources 3. 4. Storify resources 5.

Content Curation Primer Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. People and organizations are now making and sharing media and content all over the social web. Content Curation Provides Value from the Inside Out What does that mean for nonprofits and the people who work for them? For some staff members, content curation can be professional of learning. The biggest challenge to becoming a content curator is getting past the feeling of “content fried” or so much good content and so little time to digest it. The Three S’s of Content Curation: Seek, Sense, Share Getting Started

Content Curation: 19 Definitions While every marketer must have content marketing , their biggest challenge is producing sufficient content, given their budget and staff resources, that attracts and converts prospects. Many marketers curate other people’s content to supplement the original information they create. To better understand what content curation is and how to use it to achieve your business objectives, here’s how nineteen content marketing experts define content curation. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Content curation can be an effective strategy for extending your content marketing offering. How do you define content curation? Happy Marketing, Heidi Cohen Register Now for MarketingProfs University and save with your discount code: JAYBIRD Related Articles Photo Credit:

Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets Twitter this morning is launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. The free service, which is something of a competitor to Storify, is designed to help those in the media industry and, soon, others too, make better sense of the barrage of data on Twitter’s network in order to highlight the best content for their own readers and viewers. The company had unveiled Curator during the News:Rewired Conference in London earlier this year, but, until now, it had not been broadly available. The product was still in beta and was being tested by a dozen or so organizations, including the NYC Mayor’s office and Italy’s major network, Mediaset. But starting today, any media organization will now be able to get its hands on the new service, which will make integrating tweets and other content into their TV newscasts, programs, websites or mobile apps quicker and easier.

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