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7 top tools for content curation

7 top tools for content curation
Scoop.it, Storify, Pearltrees let you become a niche authority This is the second of a two-part series. See part 1: • 7 smart techniques for content curation Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. By now you’ve likely heard of content curation, the process of collecting and cataloging the most useful or interesting things about a topic in order to share it for the common benefit. In part 1, Beth Kanter looked at 7 smart techniques for content curation. Keep in mind, there are lots of different ways to curate. More often, though, the new breed of content curation tools refers to sites and services specifically geared for finding the diamonds in the rough. Here, then, are Socialbrite’s six top tools for content curation. Scoop.it: Become an authority in your vertical 1Scoop.it (tagline: “share ideas that matter”) ranks as one of the top content curation tools right now. Related

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Content Curation Tools For Web Surfers – Best Of Every day, you can find amazing content on the Web. Due to the multitudes of websites cropping up all over the online world, "information overload" is something we all seem to suffer from. It is easy to feel lost while searching for a particular piece of information you need, especially if you’re looking for a very specific subject. Hence, designers, web developers and the like are racing to come up with ways to present their bits of information so that users like you and me do not waste unnecessary time combing through irrelevant material. That’s where new curation tools come in.

12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy Why Your Marketing Needs Content Curation At its core, content curation is like a great editor who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers. He provides context for the content so that it’s more than collection of information.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1. A Brief History of News Curation Tools 2. 25 Awesome Tools for Social Media Success Managing your social media profiles can be a daunting task. Each major network has its own rules, and some of them even lack crucial statistics and the ability to schedule posts. If you want to improve your level of interaction with social media, improve user engagement and make the process of social media marketing less time-consuming, then you should definitely use tools. Today, I’d like to share some of my favorites in detail.

9 Content Curation Tools For Better Web Organizing 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. Right now it seems that content curation, and curation platforms are going to be an area of growth on the web.

The curator’s filters It’s clear that content curation is increasingly being talked about as an important role for learning professionals (in the context of self-provisioned learning, scaffolding, learing environment design, or creating informal learning space). In my own presentations on the topic, I’ve summarized the curator role as having these responsibilities: Seeking material to keep collection freshFiltering material using human judgment to identify what is relevant and valuableCategorizing and tagging to make the right material easy to findContextualizing and adding commentary to enrich the impact of the collectionHighlighting trends and bigger-picture stories to enable sense-makingMaking connections between related (and seemingly unrelated) materials to provide deeper insightGenerating discussion among people with the same interests to create community and enable knowledge and skill creation. Information validation. Currency. Look for dates on the web page; when is the most recent update?

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II -> continued from Part I - Future of Content Curation Tools 8) Preservation Contrary to popular belief, the nature of the web is quite volatile. A large percentage of the overall content available online, is moved, taken down, deleted or disappears on a daily basis, at times only because the website owner has no more money to pay his hosting bills. If you run a check for broken links on your web site you will see what I am talking about. How many times have you run through a list of tools on a blog post, only to find that a bunch of them were not available anymore? Free Social Media Marketing Resources Kit When you’re just starting off on social media—whether as an individual or a brand or a company or otherwise—the potential of Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn and all the various other social media channels can be hugely exciting. And for the social media pros, the questions exist, too. What to do first?

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options. Existing content curation services will in fact need to start rolling up their sleeves as the next wave of offerings will significantly go well beyond what is possible with present day tools The Social Media Manager's Guide to Staying Organized Managing social media accounts for a brand, no matter how big or small, is not easy -- and one of the biggest and most consistent challenges is staying organized. Between managing social promotion goals from different departments, staying up-to-date on social mentions and trends, and posting relevant and engaging content on a regular basis, being a social media manager can sometimes feel like herding cats. How on earth do busy social media managers keep their ducks in a row?

The Best Code is No Code At All Rich Skrenta writes that code is our enemy. Code is bad. It rots. Content Marketing: Training for the Content Olympics As Olympic teams from around the world are hitting the slopes (and ice and luge!) this week, us content marketers are training in our everlasting pursuit of the perfect content strategy. In our recent study, we found that many marketers ranked promoting their existing content as a low priority, while in reality, promoting existing content is what will help content marketers win the gold, as well as the hearts of prospects. Just like Olympians must overcome challenges, so must content marketers! So, what do you say?

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