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Best Online Collaboration Tools 2011 Updated weekly

Best Online Collaboration Tools 2011 Updated weekly

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. 3. 4. 5. "I've spent a good deal of time searching for a word other than "Curation" in part because of the connection to museums (which I feared sounded elitist and historic). 1) A Brief History of News Curation Tools The first news curation tools that I am aware of came out in late 2004 - early 2005, reflecting from the very beginning a growing need for both small publishers as well as for medium and large content publishers to be able to aggregate, filter and manually re-order and select the specific content items to be published in a news channel. MySyndicaat, whose parent company, Kipcast has now grown into a multi-faceted service providing advanced news aggregation and republishing widgets for online brands and media companies, has been the true pioneer of this space. With both tools the hard part is knowing "how to do" things. b. filter and

Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming - MindMeister Buzzing with Social Curation Tools! Today, we are all facing information overload, and it is often difficult to find what we are looking for, especially if we are looking for updated collections of resources to support a topic, issue or idea. Major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo don't exactly do a great job in assisting either, which might also be partially due to the growing influence and spam of 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' gurus, engines and companies. It is amazing how much spam comments I get on this blog alone (10 - 20 spam comments a day!), thanks to SEO strategies. As Yahoo is trying hard to kill (sell) off Delicious gently, it is perhaps time to find and explore other alternatives to sort out my management of juicy learning resources and discoveries (URLs). While the buzz word of 2010 was 'Social Media', don't be surprised if 'Curation' or 'Social Curation' (attempted definitions) will be the buzz word for 2011 (signs). WOW! Easy-to-Use Drag-and-drop and please minimize the clicks and loads...

80 Ways To Use Twitter As A SMB Owner It’s pretty common. A small business owner comes to us looking for help promoting his or her business. We suggest using Twitter as a way to find new leads, build relationships and as an overall way to cost effectively market their business. Well, I’ll tell you. Just like last time, hit print. Build Credibility Answer common customer questionsShare insight and opinionPass on interesting links/postsTweet links showing your company featured on other Web sites or mainstream mediaTweet often to keep your brand in customer’s top of mindShare high quality content that is relevant to your customers needsShare information about your organization that customers, colleagues and others may be interested to knowPromote competitors when they deserve itTweet links to Slideshare presentations or videos of speaking engagements.Promote upcoming speaking engagementsMention awards you’ve won or accreditations you’ve earnedBe the one to break the news in your industryLivetweet events Market Your Business

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, 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

Films for Action | Watch Over 600 Videos Hand-Picked to Change the World launches new design and visual bookmarking to help discovery Curating and sharing links on the web is a hot space. Delicious has relaunched, and services we’ve written about like are trying to get you to share all of your links on its service. Utopic goes a step further in helping you discover and share links, videos, music, and pictures that are relevant to you with its brand new gorgeous design and visual bookmarking launch. Utopic had this to say about its new visual bookmarking feature: With one click you can now save, tag, share and later quickly recover anything on the internet that you find interesting. Discovery When you sign-up for Utopic, you can connect your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google reader accounts. Once you’ve connected your accounts, Utopic takes about a half hour to go through your links. The design is visually stunning, and doesn’t make you feel like there are too many options, something other bookmark sharing sites suffer from. Sharing is caring Sharing content can be done in two ways.