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8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users

8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to collect every good piece of writing and advice about verifying social media content and other types of information that flow across networks. This form of verification involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them. It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members. For example, lots of people talk about how Andy Carvin does crowdsourced verification and turns his Twitter feed into a real time newswire. Lost in the discussion is the fact that Carvin also develops sources and contacts on the ground and stays in touch with them on Skype and through other means. What you see on Twitter is only one part of the process. Some things never go out of style. From the post:

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ON CURATING—A new web-based publication focusing on curatorial practice and theory, by Dorothee Richter ON CURATING—A new web-based publication focusing on curatorial practice and theoryPublisher: Dorothee Richter The interest of all those involved in the journal, whether curators, lecturers, researchers or participants of curating programs is to create a platform for presentation, discussion and research about this growing area of knowledge. To expand the pool of those involved we aim to cooperate with different institutions and people for every new issue.

model lesson 1 ready-to-go mini lesson LESSON 1 "Think Aloud" Demonstration Time: 10-15 minutes as follows: 5 minutes think aloud 5 minutes search as individuals 5 minutes collect findings Materials: Take charge of the curation wave with these slick tools TweetTweet A Twitter best practices page on curated by Debra Askanase. Why, Bundlr, Pearltrees, Storify & Pinterest should be part of your Web marketing plan Second of two parts. Also see: • Top tools to help you curate business content Guest post by Gianluca FiorelliSEOmoz

Teaher's Guide to Information Crap Detection Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.

Once you go Diigo, you’ll never go back. There’s more information on the Internet than anyone can get a handle on. One way to keep your favorite sites organized is to bookmark them right in your browser. I’ve been doing it this way for well over a decade, but it has its drawbacks, the main one being that the bookmarks live on my computer. If I’m somewhere else, I can’t get to them. Web-based bookmarking tools like Delicious or Google Bookmarks allow you to collect bookmarks online, so you can access them anywhere. I’ve looked at both of these and they’re good.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. Before you leave the list of search results -- before you click and get interested in anything written on the page -- glean all you can from the URLs of each page.

Too busy to blog? 3 tips for curating social media content - Vote for the best company in Orlando's business competition Guest blogger Dov Hirsch is the senior director of corporate communications for Nashville-based Alana HealthCare. "There are no new ideas — only new ways of making them felt." ~ Audre Lorde Today, information is created, remixed and shared several times over, faster than ever before. Yet as much as the communication landscape has changed, one age-old rule of the discipline still stands tall – content is king. Whether you're tweeting or going to print, publishing quality, engaging and appropriate content remains the single most important element of any communication effort.

How to Learn (Almost) Anything This is a guest post by Glen Allsopp of PluginID. Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available. The Cone of Learning

Quix Help - Quix Quix is a bookmarklet which opens a prompt, and then responds to commands. When you type whois, for instance, it’ll take you to a page with the whois of the domain you’re currently on. It can also understand more complex commands, like gs help, that will make it go to Google, searching the current site for the text “help”.