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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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How to Archive Your Twitter Chats and Conference Hashtags Using Keepstream.com Plus Eight Other Twitter Content Curation Tools inShare Are you participating in Twitter chats and want to archive the content? Or perhaps you want to save content that you or others share on Twitter as a list of great resources, for example when attending a conference? Curating content has never been easier – you no longer have to take a screen shot of content and then add it to an article or blog post. Lazy Bugger’s Guide to Content Curation Everybody’s talking about Content Curation – which is cool for us considering it’s basically our name said backwards – but how many people are actually doing it? The answer is not that many, really. Or maybe we should say not that many, yet.

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. 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes. The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations.

Content Curation & Fair Use: 5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator * Update: I have a much lengthier updated post that incorporates the material below: Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics, & Fair Use Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator. The five recommendations are below. You can read the full article for the legal justifications for abiding by these practices.

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. 16th April 2012 Browse in a collective database, create your moodboards: get inspired! Imagine to prepare the inspiration for your projects using only one free web application. Research, collect, select the materials and create your moodboards in the same environment.

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.

Customers, Curation, and Conversion + 3 easy action steps Are you challenged with customer service, content curation and/or customer conversion? We've got your solution to these 3 C's covered in the March "Branding Brief" that was just emailed to our contact list. Here are the highlights with 3 easy action steps: How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales by Maria Popova “Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.” “When people talk listen completely,” Hemingway counseled in his advice on how to be a writer. The best content curation tools online 91.3K Flares Twitter 2.4K Facebook 72 Google+ 48 StumbleUpon 88.6K Pin It Share 22 22 LinkedIn 94 inShare94 Email -- Email to a friend Buffer 36 91.3K Flares × Content curation is increasing as more and more bloggers see the potential in using the various tools available to them. Want to try it yourself? Of course you do… But before you do let’s consider what content curation is, and weigh up the pros and cons. Content curation is a technique to find, gather, and present highly selective online content around specific topics/aimed at specific groups.

The Curator's Guide to the Galaxy - Atlantic Mobile How to steal other people's ideas (without being a jerk about it) How do you avoid being a jerk on the Internet? (Beyond, you know, all the obvious ways?) When you post someone's words or images on your blog or your Facebook feed, what's the best way to make clear that it's someone else's words or images? When you pass along an idea on Twitter, how do you show your followers that you're sharing, rather than creating? How do you maximize the generosity ... and minimize the jerkery?

9 Real-Life Rules For Creating Shareable Content If social media is a cocktail party, then all the great gossip, funny stories and interesting tidbits you hear at that party are the kinds of content we’re all striving to create. People share information online for the same reasons they share in real life. The good news?

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