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Content Curation Tools: How to pick the right venue? - HiveFire on Content Curation

Content Curation Tools: How to pick the right venue? - HiveFire on Content Curation
By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online. When evaluating which content curation tool to use, there are three primary areas of consideration: 1.The Inputs – Where does the content curation tool get information from? What type of content will this allow me to curate? Will it help identify and recommend relevant content? 2.The Organization – What does this tool offer in terms of organizing content once it has been identified? 3.The Venue – How and where can I share the content once I have decided to curate it? In this blog post, I am primarily going to focus on the decided on a content curation tool based on the venue – the channels to which your content is curated. The Venue – Which ones are right for you? Embedded Widget What is it? Pro’s: Relatively easy to implement with Javascript code or create an iframe. Who should use it? Microsite What is it? Who should use it?

Content Curation Tools: How To Pick The Right One? | Real-Time News Curation | Scoop.it I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it. Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. Marty Via Martin (Marty) Smith

What are the best content curation tools for daily use The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by) Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators. Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs. What are they? 1. Curated.by. First, I recorded an audio post about what is real time curation and what problem does it solve? Second, I recorded a video last week with Curated.by’s founder, Bastian Lehmann. Based on my first playing with these tools it is clear that Curated.by and Storify are in the lead. Also, most, if not all, of these are embed-able in blog posts, so they are designed for the modern web and they seem to understand how to distribute themselves back into Twitter and Facebook. Curated.by: Storify: KeepStream: Bag the Web:

5 Time-Saving Tools For Content Curation As a business owner, you're expected to keep up with trends and effectively run your business. But sometimes, it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day. I recently opened my Google Reader to find that I had more than 1,000 unread posts from the blogs and sites that I had subscribed to. In the early days, information was exchanged at the water cooler or through the telephone. To solve the problem of overwhelming amounts of information, we need content curation. 1. This is a great tool to get news that interests you. You can go to google.com/news and click on the “Add a Section“ link on the top right to choose keywords you are interested in. 2. When you signup for an account with Summify, you have the option of adding your Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader accounts to receive a e-mail digest of the top five stories that have been shared in your social network. 3. 4. XYDO distributes socially endorsed news from your network via e-mail once a day. Conclusion

3 Social Publishing Apps That Empower Human Curators Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands and websites. His book Curation Nation from McGrawHill Business was published this week. The mantra of a lot of web software is the same: Use technology to take the human agents and costly middlemen out of the equation. Along the way, the web aggregated everything: airfares, hotel rooms, auctions, stock market data, weather information — you name it. This is why the new software frontier isn't about removing humans, but empowering them. Here are three examples of software products built for humans, rather than as a means to replace them. 1. I spoke with Paper.li's founder Edouard Lambelet at this year's Blog World Expo. "Paper.li is about narrowing things," Lambelet said. How does it work? Simply put, each Paper.li publication is curated around a user's interests, narrowed and filtered further for focus. 2. 3.

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