SEO-Friendly Content Curation by Virginia Nussey, April 29, 2013 If you're a brand online, today's conversational media world requires you're also a publisher if you have any hope of holding space in the public marketplace. Yet the requirements of publishing are a tall order for most brands. Today's savvy audience has high standards for content deemed worthwhile and sharable. Brands are seeking a way to balance quality requirements with their own publishing resources, and technologies are the key to striking that balance. Technologies are being built up around content curation.
Why the Music Industry Must Change Its Strategy to Reach Digital Natives Mark Mulligan is vice president and research director at Forrester Research, serving consumer product strategy professionals. He is a leading expert on music and digital media. The music industry's fortunes (or lack thereof) are familiar to most. The CD is suffering one of the longest death rattles in consumer product history, and it is becoming painfully clear that digital downloads are no knight in shining armor about to whisk up the fallen music business and ride off into the revenue growth sunset. So how did we get here? Some thoughts on curation – adding context and telling stories « Derivadow.com Just over two years ago I wrote a post about the importance of the resource and the URL — and I still stand by what I said there: the core of a website should be the resource and its URL. And if those resources describe real world things and they are linked together in the way people think about the world then you can navigate the site by hopping from resource to resource in an intuitive fashion. But I think I missed something important in that post — the role of curation, the role of storytelling. When we started work on Wildlife Finder we designed the site around the core concepts that we knew people cared about and those that we had content about i.e. species, their habitats and adaptations, and we’ve been publishing resources about those concepts since last September. We’ve since published the model (Wildlife Ontology) describing how those concepts relate together.
Nine Content Curator Tools for Social Media If you attended Les Affaires’ social media conference, “Les Reseaux Sociaux Pour Une Implantation Concrete, Mesurable et Efficace” and did not have the opportunity to sit in on the seminar, “Contexte de B2B: Batissez Votre Strategie Afin D’Optimiser Votre Utilsation Des Reseaux Sociaux” then you missed out on some of the tools that will make a big difference in your strategic approach to social media. Do not worry. Like a good content curator, Intelegia is all about sharing relevant and timely information. The seminar touched upon 15 elements which are needed to build your presence on social networks for business-to-business initiatives. One element was how to gather information to provide relevant content for your target audience in order to build or enhance your brand.
Content Curation : An Essence of New-Age Digital Marketing With the instant availability of meaningful content, videos on You Tube, millions of blog scrolls and other informational gateways, organizations are finding the need for content curators in social media. Content curation is the method of locating, organizing and sharing online content. Frankly, we need curators to go through the lofty task of wading through endless scrolls of information until they find the hidden gems. What curators do is weed out the bad and present us with the good: the information that’s interesting, intriguing, things that fit our tastes, enrich our lives and, more importantly, that helps make our online experience more enjoyable.Content curation has gone mainstream and and there are countless people relying on it to free them from the muddled online world. Content Curation Manners: ABCD Rule
Nation Performing Arts Convention Like e-mail in the ‘90s and the web at the dawn of the new millennium, artists and organizations—as a matter of business—have had to adapt to these new modes of communication and integrate these tools into their operations. Web 2.0 and social platforms like Digg and Delicious, YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook have pushed the electronic envelope even further up the learning curve. Along comes Twitter, and the real-time revolution is on—just as mobile technologies have gone viral. The Difference Between Content Curation and Link Spraying "Content curation" is one of those phrases that gets repeated ad nauseam without much thought into what it actually means or what role it should play in our digital marketing strategies. It is a term that that is widely used, yet the definition of content curation (at least in the social media marketing sense) is murky and unspecific. This blog post is an attempt to define what digital content curation is and how we can begin to think more creatively about this throwaway term. I don't think it means what you think it means When most people use the word, I think what they mean is distributing content from various sources via social media. Fine--that's not wrong per se, but that's not near enough the whole story either.
The Curation Buzz... And PearlTrees Posted by Tom Foremski - April 12, 2010 My buddy Dave Galbraith is the first person I remember to first start talking about curation and the Internet, several years ago. He even named his company Curations, and created a tool/site for curation: Wists. And his site SmashingTelly - is great example of curation, a hand-picked collection of great videos. Content Curation and the Interest Graph: Delivering Context to the Consumer In December, an article I wrote "Content Is King, But Distribution Is Queen and She Wears the Pants" was nominated and won an end-of-the-year contest for the best content marketing post of 2013. The contest was run by a new startup called ShareBloc, a new content distribution platform for professionals to share and curate content. The original post identified the growing problem of content saturation on the Internet. Good distribution — whether paid or earned — can help content marketers cut through that noise. Looking back on the merits of ShareBloc's contest, I'd add an addendum to that winning post: Consumers who are good at content curation will benefit the most from marketers deploying distribution strategies.
Google bets on Africa as the next internet hotspot To global search giant, Google, Africa is the next Internet hotspot. Globally, there are 94 domains registered per 10 000 users. However, in Africa, there is only one domain per 10 000 users. As such, there is tremendous potential for growth on the continent in the web space. Through its Africa programs focused on getting more Africans online, the company is betting that by developing an accessible, vibrant and self sufficient Internet ecosystem on the continent many more Africans would come online. Museums and the Web 2010: Papers: Miller, E. and D. Wood, Recollection: Building Communities for Distributed Curation and Data Sharing Background The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress is an initiative to develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital content for current and future generations. It is based on an understanding that digital stewardship on a national scale depends on active cooperation between communities. The NDIIPP network of partners have collected a diverse array of digital content, including social science data-sets; geospatial information; Web sites and blogs; e-journals; audiovisual materials; and digital government records (
Kenya launches Africa's first Open Data Initiative - TNW Africa Kenya recently launched Sub-Saharan Africa’s first Open Data Initiative, and is one of a series of firsts for the East African country this year, which has included the launch of Africa’s first mobile apps lab back in June. The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) was launched at a high profile event in Nairobi yesterday, with Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki present as well as politicians, government officials and IT professionals. It was launched in partnership with organizations such as The World Bank, Ushahidi and the iHub. The initiative aims to make core government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for anyone to access.