Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples Part III: Curation Types and Real-World Examples There exists many types of curation, and many ways to interpret what curation really is. As I have attempted to illustrate in Part II of this guide, in my own view, aggregation is automated and it is not the same as curation. As I wrote, "aggregation is automated, curation is manual". This does not mean that curation does not need or can do altogether away of any form of automated aggregation or social-based filtering. That is, curation for me, is by definition human-based. 1. 2. 3. 4. But I also do recognize I am venturing in some uncharted new grounds and I am therefore open to question and evaluate my own above viewpoints also from other perspectives. "I believe that there is a role for trusted curators of news, people who have unique access or unique insight, who can get to news more quickly than anybody else, or dive into it more deeply. Types of Curation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1) Curated News Summaries and Lists of Links FeedMyApp Wikio
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow I have received a lot of emails from readers asking to illustrate more clearly what the actual typical tasks of a news curator are, and what are the tools that someone would need to use to carry them out. In Part 4 and 5 of this guide I am looking specifically at both the workflow, the tasks involved as well as at the attributes, qualities and skills that a newsmaster, or real-time news curator should have. 1. Identify NicheIdentify your specific topic-theme. The more specific, the better. Sequence your selected news stories to provide the most valuable information reading experience to your readers. There are likely more tasks and elements to the news curator workflow that I have been able to identify right here. Please feel free to suggest in the comment area, what you think should be added to this set of tasks. Photo credits:1.
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? Photo credit: thesuperph In the previous parts of this Guide to Real-Time News Curation I have looked at what are the key problems giving way to the emergence of real-time news curation, at the differences between automatic aggregation and filtering and human-powered manual curation. In Part 4 I have gone through the newsmaster workflow, the tasks and specific responsibilities and in Part 5, I am covering the key attributes, qualities and skills a successful real-time news curator must have. Here is what I have discovered: Key Attributes - Qualities of a Real-Time News Curator 1) Subject Matter Expertise Source Familiarity - Good connections network 2) Relevance 3) Trust
Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It The time it takes to follow and go through multiple web sites and blogs takes tangible time, and since most sources publish or give coverage to more than one topic, one gets to browse and scan through lots of useless content just for the sake of finding what is relevant to his specific interest. Even in the case of power-users utilizing RSS feed readers, aggregators and filters, the amount of junk we have to sift through daily is nothing but impressive, so much so, that those who have enough time and skills to pick the gems from that ocean of tweets, social media posts and blog posts, enjoy a fast increasing reputation and visibility online. Photo credit: dsharpie and franckreporter mashed up by Robin Good "What we need to get much better at is scaling that system so you don't have to pay attention to everything, but you don't miss the stuff you care about..."Ev Williams at a Girls in Tech event at Kicklabsvia Stowe Boyd's blog The Problem That is the the essence. Is that sustainable? Why?
Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future ? Every hour thousands of new videos are uploaded online. Blog posts are written and published. Millions of tweets and other short messages are shared. The real question is whether solutions like these will be enough. What if you were to ask about the person that makes sense of it all? The name I would give it is Content Curator. In an attempt to offer more of a vision for someone who might fill this role, here is my crack at a short manifesto for someone who might take on this job: In the near future, experts predict that content on the web will double every 72 hours. After writing this, I can't help but wonder if there might already be people out there with this title. Link to original post
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. 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. With both tools the hard part is knowing "how to do" things. b. filter and
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 2. 3. 4. 5. 1) Where Is The Money? "So here's a prediction. News channels in the near future will have no reason, incentive or advantage in trying to replicate what they do now: giving coverage to a handful of topics and stories out of the whole spectrum of news out there. The very goal of trying to satisfy the greatest number of readers while keeping an often undisclosed political and business agenda will give enormous competitive advantage to new independent content sources which have built their following on deep trust, full disclosure and opinionated dedication to a very specific topic, issue. As demand for quality, topic-specific news and information becomes the real of every individual and not just of those operating in the stock market, a universe of opportunities for monetizing high-quality and high-value topic-specific information will likely appear. 4) Business Applications: The News
The Best 2010 Articles And Reports From MasterNewMedia Can 'Curation' Save Media? The Birth Of The NewsMaster: The Network Starts To Organize Itself What Is The Discovery? The discovery is the unlimited and yet untapped power we now have to search, filter, aggregate and create focussed news/information channels with the only support of our know-how, culture, experience and a little unknown free technology called: RSS. Where Is The Real Value? The real value is in the fact that the effective widespread application of this filtering and redistribution process would be a highly valuable social endeavour and one that not only can enrich our rapidly evolving global culture but one which can also give sustainability to those who have the will and skill to ride it. Summary: Critical Issues/ Problems At Hand Too much information coming in Too many sources too scan General categorization of sources too limited. The Filtering Mechanisms Available To Us As Stephen Downes mentions in his beautiful post about networks in his last issue of OL Daily, the network of information needs to organize itself automatically, and we must help it in doing so. 1.
Content Curation And Value: The Business Of Context The Importance of Curated and Free Content - George Siemens Duration: 4' 17'' Full English Text Transcription George Siemens: Could I be starting to serve as an emphasis point, that would help an organization like a corporation then gain value and make money from my commentary and the insights I provide? Yeah, I could do that. I could monetize that if I wanted to. Right now, if I look at the newsletter that I send out - I have with the newsletters on elearnspace and Connectivism - I probably have just under 8,000 subscribers to newsletters. If I was to say: "Look, I want a hundred dollars a year", I am pretty sure I would be losing 98% of those subscribers. Question is: "Do I think that the monetary value, that 2% of that subscriber is worth it?" Perhaps, would they then begin to share that content with others, because it is I have filtered, what I have selected as being important? It just make no sense to me. Value economically can be measured in different ways. Duration: 1' 52''
Editors as Curators: What's Taking So Long? These are tough times for editors. Senior editors are being forced to make deep, painful cuts in their newsrooms. Assignment editors are being phased out at some papers, seen as extraneous layers in the production process. Copy editors are seeing their jobs consolidated or even outsourced. But the news judgment skills of editors should be more valuable now than they've ever been before to newspapers and other news organizations. The buzzword for this is "curation," and that's a good way to think of it. The buzzword for that is "aggregation." On the Web, you're not limited only to the content you own. This sort of picking, choosing and assembling from a wide range of sources—curation and aggregation—is precisely what modern editors should be doing online, not just regurgitating the limited content they get from their parent organization. There are a few exceptions to this deficiency, fortunately, in the mainstream media. PS: Must be Curation Day.
Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future? What is content curation and why is it so important for the future of web content publishers? The content curator is the next emerging disruptive role in the content creation and distribution chain. In a world submerged by a flood of information, content curators may provide in the coming months and years a new, tremendously valuable service to anyone looking for quality information online: a personalized, qualified selection of the best and most relevant content and resources on a very specific topic or theme. Photo credit: Luna Vandoorne Vallejo In other words, a content curator is someone "who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online". This is how marketing expert Rohit Bhargava defines what he thinks is one of the key emerging online editorial roles of the future. I have written and discussed at length of something very similar since 2004, when I started writing about the concept of newsradars and newsmastering: