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Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe

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. The 15 Basic Traits of a News / Content Curation System 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. b. filter and 1. 2.

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Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 2: Aggregation Is Not Curation We are no longer just consumers of content, we have become curators of it too. In Part 1 of this Guide I have introduced why we really need real-time news curation and what is the basic idea behind it (Part 1 - Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It). In Part 2 I want to continue illustrating what "real-time news curation" is all about, and more specifically why it differs from automatic aggregation, and why you really need a human being to do it. As I see it: "Aggregation is automated, curation is manual." Photo credit: Creativaimage

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 Photo credit: 3D Flower by ShutterStock In this last few years I have looked at, signed up for and tested over 400 content curation tools, which I have gradually collected and listed first here: The NewsMaster Toolkit and hereBest News Curation Tools for Independent Publishers then here on Mindomo: Content Curation Tools: Newsmaster Toolkit 2012 from July 2013 here on Pearltrees: Content Curation Tools Supermap and from September 2013 a simplified version here: Content Curation Tools Directory

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling and How They Apply to Software Development Well, Half of Them. Let's Keep This Reasonable. Filed Under: NEWS: Technology Earlier this year, Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist, individually tweeted twenty two guidelines for story writers. While the list is expertly geared towards traditional storytelling, its insights are applicable to just about any profession. 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.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 7: Business Applications And Trends Real-Time News Curation: Part 7 - Business Opportunities 1. Where Is The Money Curation Tools - The Hindu : Business News : Content curation tools: a means for information collation A new class of products called content curation tools has appeared in the highly volatile search service segment. This edition of NetSpeak discusses yet another trend blooming in the cyberspace. Current information retrieval tools can be broadly categorised in terms of tools based on computer search algorithms and the ones linked to human expertise. As you are aware, search engines (Google et al) belong to the former category.

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. Blogging Resources - Journalists' Toolkit By Mindy McAdams Updated 8 Sept 2010 If you’re completely new to blogging, start with this chapter from the Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency: Start a blog (a basic how-to guide; February 2009). WordPress This popular, free, open-source blogging system can be used in two ways: On the WordPress.com hosted site (some limitations), or on your own site, which you control (requires you to have your own Web hosting). WordPress.com — set up a free blog here.

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.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 5: The Curator Attributes And Skills What skills do I need to have if I want to be an effective real-time news curator? Can I just pick the best headlines and links on my topic of interest or do I need to do know / do more? What makes a great news curator stand out from those who do automatic aggregation or from bloggers who create simple news stories lists? Content Strategy: Exploring Content Curation Tools Content curation has been getting a lot of attention recently. We’ve covered what it is, why it’s valuable and offered best practices on how to curate content on your own. Yet, if management systems can be designed to manage content, why not build one to curate content? More than RSS feeds or topical searches, there are a few products that aim to help professionals gather content from around the web that’s relevant to them. Not only does this help keep track of it all, it makes it easier to collect and share with others — making it ideal for starting conversations and improving customer experience.

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. Free Writing Resources In addition to 8-week online writing courses, Time4Writing provides free writing resources to help parents and educators teach writing more effectively. The writing resources listed below are organized into seven main categories. Each category includes a selection of fun writing games, instructional videos, printable writing worksheets and other writing tools that are topic specific and related to each category. If you think your child needs one-on-one writing instruction, Time4Writing offers individualized writing classes for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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