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!
Curation in Learning I’m getting very excited about the possibilities of using more digital curation in learning. The trouble with curation is that I’m seeing it everywhere. As such I wanted to come up with a short framework that I could use to talk about how I see curation in learning being used, both at the organisation level and for individuals. So, go easy on me; here’s what I’m proposing… We can think of digital curation as being useful to us in four broad roles that I’m calling Inspiration, Aggregation, Integration and Application. Inspiration With the proliferation of content on the Web, it should come as no surprise that we are in increasing need of systems to sort, maintain and re-purpose content in a systematic manner. Organizations can of course benefit from this approach. Aggregation Increasingly we are being challenged to deliver ‘more with less’ in the learning department. Taking this further, some organizations are beginning to advocate a ‘resources not courses’ strategy. Integration Application
A Comprehensive Guide to Content Curation Depending on your point of view, content on the internet can be a vast collection of treasures, a cesspool swimming in filth, or a big pile of gold specks mixed in with an even bigger pile of dirt. My guess is that most people lean towards the last one, giving rise to content curation, the process of finding the gold among the dirt, as a very popular online activity. At its most basic, content curation is the process of finding, organizing, and presenting content from the flood of information and media that inundate the web by the second. Content curation isn’t about creating new content, just like a museum creator has no hand in creating the artifacts she decides to put on display. It’s not about indiscriminately collecting content (that’s aggregation, like what an RSS reader does), either, just as a museum curator doesn’t simply point to any object in a warehouse when deciding which artifacts will be included for a particular show. There are many ways content curation happens online.
night Content Curation Meaning Content curation is an art of compiling information from a variety of sources and presenting them in a creative manner in front on your audience. Content curators compile the already available information from a variety of resources scattered around the web and compile them together in an organized fashion before their audiences. The curated content form a bunch of related content and satisfies specific user tastes. How to Curate Content? Content Curation Requires Creativity You need to be creative enough to get the most out of content curation. 1- Have adequate knowledge on the topic for which you want to curate content. 2- Gather possible sources of authority content. 3- Be versatile in choosing the sources i.e choose videos, infographs, slides, PDF's etc. 4- Find out some recent sources of content related to your main theme. 5- Find out images for sources that are not having images of their own. 6- Write a description with a universal appeal. Some good examples of Content Curation
GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best itemsselect for the collectionauthenticate and preserve itemsadd interpretation, descriptions, and meaningpublicize viewings Picture a digital curator in your company. blog posts and Tweetsarticlesmeeting summariespresentationscompetitive analysisvideoconversationsimagesinfographicsTED talkssales pitches Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. Instead of satisfying art lovers, corporate curation saves enormous amounts of time, keeps teams on the same page, and equips everyone with the latest insights. An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project.
Teaching with Content Curation Content curation is “…the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic. Teacher content curation can be used by students and students can be asked to show expertise with examples of curation.” In my 8th grade ICT class we will be completing webquests on content curation as a teach method of introducing students to “Content Curation.” Storify: create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Flipboard: Update: Flipboard is NOW web-based!!! Scoop.it! Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.Think of it as a way to build content.You can bookmark and share your sources.Can be used to increase your authority on a topic. Paper.li Automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the webDisplay Content Marketing Information. Introduction into Content Curation What is Content Curation? Updated ==> Content Curation Lesson Step One: Step Two: Step 3: Curation Websites
Digital Preservation 101 | Digital Preservation in a Box Introduction The “Digital Preservation 101″ section provides a gentle introduction to the concepts of preserving your digital information. The guidance is basic and is meant to be a place to get started. Digital preservation can be defined as the series of managed activities necessary to ensure meaningful continued access, for as long as it is required, to digital objects and materials. Digital preservation is the set of processes and activities that ensures long-term, sustained storage of, access to and interpretation of digital information. Introductory Resources
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. What's happened is the web has gotten better at making data. While devices struggle to separate spam from friends, critical information from nonsense, and signal from noise, the amount of data coming at us is increasingly mind-boggling. 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. If you want to understand how fast curation is growing on the web, just take a look at Pinterest. 1. How will curation evolve?
Franco Torcellan: Quando la ricerca online diventa prodotto ... dai diamanti non nasce niente dal letame nascono i fior ... La ricerca in rete presenta non poche difficoltà: internet è rappresentabile anche come una grande biblioteca caotica dove materiali di grande qualità sono mescolati a documenti ben poco attendibili, di scarsa fattura ed anche totalmente errati e fasulli. Anche se sono state elaborate metodologie e prassi per la valutazione della qualità delle informazioni reperite in rete (PDF, Kb 524), qualcuno è molto scettico su tutto questo e tende a rifiutare le nuove modalità e forme della conoscenza. David Weinberger afferma, invece, che "La conoscenza in rete è meno certa, ma più umana. Del resto gli stessi filtri sono contenuti: Google, ad esempio, ordina i risultati tenendo conto soprattutto di chi linka che cosa. La nuova conoscenza è dunque ampia, senza confini, populista, accreditata dagli altri, irrisolta. Weinberger dice ancora che "... per quanti metadati espliciti si forniscano, non saranno mai suficienti. ... ...... ...
Professional Online Publishing: New Media Trends, Communication Skills, Online Marketing - Robin Good's MasterNewMedia Curation as Digital Literacy Practice I have been writing my PhD so haven’t updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to ‘coalesce’ and cohere in a manner suitable for such a piece of work. I’ve been mulling over a series of ideas in my analysis of digital literacies, and one of them is the concept and practice of ‘curation’ as a digital literacy, and what the implications are for curation practices to be better understood, theorised, and subsequently harnessed for educational purposes. Back to the topic: The word ‘curation’ comes from the Latin root curare, meaning ‘to cure’ or ‘to take care of’ and historically relates to any processes of organisation, collation, judicious selection (usually for presentation), and even curing and preserving. Everyday examples of such practices include retweeting, ‘liking’ on Facebook, collating tweets and other updates into thematic collections (e.g. References: Bhatt, I. Tufte, E. Like this: