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. 1. Marketing reason: The more you link to third parties, the more likely they are to link back to you – which ultimately improves your SEO. 2. Marketing reason: A good content curator is selective an only links to the most relevant content on a specific topic or issue. 3. Marketing reason: Demonstrating that you have curated content from a wide variety of sources, and content from some very reputable sources, makes you more credible as well. 4. 5.
Curator Curator responsibilities In smaller organizations, a curator may have sole responsibility for the acquisition and care of objects. The curator will make decisions regarding what objects to take, oversee their potential and documentations, conduct research based on the collection and history that provides proper packaging of art for transportation, and shares that research with the public and community through exhibitions and publications. In very small volunteer-based museums, such as local historical societies, a curator may be the only paid staff member. In larger institutions, the curator's primary function is as a subject specialist, with the expectation that he or she will conduct original research on objects and guide the organization in its collecting. In Scotland, the term "curator" is also used to mean the guardian of a child. More recently, advances in new technologies have led to a further widening of the role of curator. Education and training See also
A Marketer’s Guide to Content Curation There is an elephant in the online marketing “room,” and the elephant’s name is Curation. Curation is the most important part of online marketing that no one is talking about. With the rise of inbound marketing, content has become front and center in the minds of marketers. First, content creation is difficult. Applying Curation to Our Problems As marketers, how do we solve these two problems? Curation has become a fixture for many successful news blogs on the web today. Examples of Curation Some of the most popular posts on this blog have been from curated content. 3 Rules for Great Curation 1. 2. 3. Integrating Curation Into the Content Mix Curation has many applications. How do you use curation for your inbound marketing efforts? Photo Credit: joyosity
Positive Psychology Exercise - Emoclear Self-Helpapedia Emoclear Positve Psychology Exercise I: Doing Pleasurable, Important, and Meaningful Activities Every day for two weeks do the following: 1. Emoclear Positive Psychology Exercise II: Building Character. Based on Character Strengths (Peterson & Seligman, 2004). For two weeks pick two activities per day from the list below. The Activity List: 1. Here's a reflection exercise for accessing appreciation and gratitude: This exercise is to be done daily for two weeks. 1. Have fun, Steve The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3 CURATING THE FUTURE | 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 speed of new development presents challenges—for technologists and luddites alike. But whether you’re a traditionalist or a ‘new mediaist,’  future audiences are growing up with these technologies,  and eventually, the arts, like every living thing, must adapt or die. Social media is where the jobs will be. New jobs mean new roles and new responsibilities. “Managing communities is much more complex than traditional outreach,” Levy added. You can Retweet, favorite, or copy urls, but it’s not the same.
La troisième frontière du Web » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism PDG de Pearltrees et auteur du blog Cratyle, Patrice Lamothe expose dans ce billet les différentes phase de développement du Web. Parti d'un micro-démocratie où "chacun disposait de tous les attributs d'un média", le réseau semble actuellement en mesure de franchir une frontière : celle qui vise à permettre à chacun d'être un média complet... PDG de Pearltrees et auteur du blog Cratyle, Patrice Lamothe expose dans ce billet les différentes phase de développement du Web. Parti d’un micro-démocratie où “chacun disposait de tous les attributs d’un média”, le réseau semble actuellement en mesure de franchir une frontière : celle qui vise à permettre à chacun d’être un média complet. Chacun sent que le Web entre aujourd’hui dans une nouvelle phase de son développement. Les tentatives de synthèse fleurissent, mais ne semblent pas suffire à rendre compte des évolutions en cours. Peut-être trouvera-t-on d’ailleurs inutile de vouloir décrire les évolutions d’ensemble du Web? La troisième frontière
Simplifying or Adding to our Social Media Overload? Social news curation is one of the latest social media tools to promise to make our online lives easier, more streamlined, and much more manageable. But does it live up to the hype? We take a detailed look at the top three social news curation tools to see whether they truly organize the news coming from our social networks, or just add another layer of logins, confused layouts, and information-overload to our social networking experience. Read on for the verdict on social news curation. For those who have yet to experiment with these tools, social news curation is a service that gathers and displays all of the news happening on your social network. Two of the three social news curation services below focus on Twitter, pulling out links and displaying them for you in a newspaper format. Now, social news curation should not be confused with social network organizational tools. Paper.li Paper.li creates a newspaper-styled web page around your Twitter account. Twitter Tim.es Flipboard
Google PJA Radio 6th International Digital Curation Conference This year’s IDCC was held jointly by the UK Digital Curation Centre and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Thanks to all the speakers and delegates for helping to make it such a success. We'd love to hear your suggestions to make IDCC11 go even better, so please fill in the feedback form If you want to follow up on the event please see: Programme (with links to presentations) Posters Event netvibes page Keynote presentations and video interviews Archive of event twitter feed Workshop presentations Blog posts Themes from IDCC by Dorothea Salo 6th International Data Curation Conference by Eric Lease Morgan IDCC10 - initial impressions by Kevin Ashley IDCC 6, Chicago by Michael Sperberg-McQueen
Curation - The Third Web Frontier Posted by Guest Writer - January 8, 2011 Here is a guest article by Partice Lamothe - CEO of Pearltrees (Pearltrees is a consulting client of SVW.) This is a lightly edited version of "La troisième frontière du Web" that appeared in the magazine OWNI - Digital Journalism - March 2010. The article argues that the founding pricinciples of the Internet are only now being implemented and that the next frontier is in organizing, or curating, the Internet. By Patrice Lamothe Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix for assessing the developments that are now underway. The "real time web," for example, is one of the clearest and most influential trends right now. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose.