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The 3 C’s of Information Commerce: Consumption, Curation, Creation

inShare180 Over the years, social networks have lured us from the confines of our existing realities into a new genre of digital domains that not only captivated us, but fostered the creation of new realities. As George Bernard Shaw observed, “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” Such is true for social networks and the digital persona and resulting experiences we create and cultivate. It was the beginning of the shift in behavior toward an era of digital extroversion, self-defined by varying degrees of sharing, connections, and engagement. On Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al., we were attracted by the promise of reigniting forgotten relationships and enamored by the sparking of new connections. With each new connection we wove, we were compelled to share details about ourselves that we might not have divulged in real life. Our concerns of privacy or the lack thereof, now require education. The Social Genome The 3C’s, Consumption, Creation, and Curation

Content Curation Vs Content Aggregation Two posts brought to my attention the discussion starting to take root about the worlds of content aggregation versus content curation. A post on the Poynter blog back in early October points to the work of journalists engaging in curation via Twitter as a way of “filtering the signal from the noise.” The phrase used was “curation is the new aggregation.” A more recent post on the Simple-talk.com blog by Roger Hart delves more into the world of content curation in a broader sense, stating that it is a bit of a flavor-of-the-month. My experience with curation is more specific. Daily, and sometimes twice daily, it is my job to draw from a set pool of content, radio programs’ arts and entertainment segments, and publish them into a CMS with text and audio. Over the past few years, publishing content in this manner makes me a curator of sorts. Curation goes one step beyond aggregation by adding an active, ongoing editorial component. Curation and aggregation are similar in but a few ways. So.

Artisan blogging « via פλenK ” I sense” , my personal state of mind in Personal Knowledge Mangement is exactly at this point, at least in #PLENK2010. During the month of march I came across a post of Harold Jarche “Artisans choose their tools”. In those days I did not know what a great figure Harold Jarche is in the field of education, since I am a newbie to the web world. But his article made perfect sense to me. “I sensed” while working on my project about “Web 2.0 tools” months later, how precious his expertise is in the “Internet Time Alliance“. So, I was looking forward to hear Harold Jarche on Personal Knowledge Management in the Elluminate session. “I sense” his sense making “I seek, I sense, I share” appeals to me mostly, since as a self assigned learner I made this experience or as Stephen Downes commented “We have so much in common”. ” I sensed”, during the recorded session, that I have to explain myself more in my blog “via פλenK“. “I sense” , a blog facade gives inside of its owner . ” I live online” .

Curation Is Not Cheap Content... Posted by Tom Foremski - May 16, 2011 There seems to be quite a few people in marketing that look upon "curation" as an inexpensive and quick way to get content onto a site. After all, how hard can it be to collect a few links and publish them? However, "cheap" content doesn't mean it's good content. For curation to be done well it needs context. If you take a look at the work of museum curators, for example, the fantastic Balenciaga and Spain currently at the DeYoung in San Francisco, you see a tremendous amount of context around each exhibit. That's what curation online also has to demonstrate: mastery, passion, knowledge, and expertise. Otherwise, you could simply create curated content via some filters, some keywords, etc. I've written about this distinction before, aggregators versus curators and it is worth repeating because it is the human labor that's important, that's where the value will be found in any online enterprise.

Remix culture Remix culture, sometimes read-write culture, is a society that allows and encourages derivative works by combining or editing existing materials to produce a new creative work or product.[2][3] A remix culture would be, by default, permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise remix the work of copyright holders. While a common practice of artists of all domains throughout human history,[4] the growth of exclusive copyright restrictions in the last several decades limits this practice more and more by the legal chilling effect.[5] As reaction Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, who considers remixing a desirable concept for human creativity, works since the early 2000s[6][7] on a transfer of the remixing concept into the digital age. Lessig founded the Creative Commons in 2001 which released Licenses as tools to enable remix culture again, as remixing is legally prevented by the default exclusive copyright regime applied currently on intellectual property.

Video Curator - What is Video Curation? Definition: A video curator has a knack for finding the gems in mountain of online video. Video curators watch hundreds of videos, gather the best video in playlists on YouTube or another website, and distributes the channel to a network of fans. The best video curators have a keen interest in the subjects that their video channels cover. You'll find video curation channels focused on everything from skateboarding to kittens, fast cars to knitting. Becoming a video curator is simple. If you want more control over your video curation channel, create a video blog. Examples: The video curator set up a YouTube channel featuring the funniest puppy videos she could find.

The Guiding Principles of Content Creation and Curation We’ve all heard the phrase, typically uttered by agencies and ‘social media experts’, “Content is King”. This proclamation throughout the industry is the crux of a main challenge faced by fashion and luxury brands in particular. For brands so deeply rooted in exclusivity, serving up a wide array of ongoing content in a public arena presents quite the conundrum. Yet, if creating engaging and relevant information is the key to digital success, it is critical brands understand the guiding principles of content creation and curation. As it has been learned throughout the industry, it is not especially effective to merely be present within social media. As mentioned at yesterday’s Luxury Interactive conference in London, “Content is the social currency.” So, how do brands determine their approach to content creation? The initial challenge is two-fold and deals with both resources and brand voice. The content strategy is the epicenter of a successful social media position.

The 5 Models Of Content Curation Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. Aside from a few well known examples like this one, however, the term curation has rarely been used outside of the world of art … until now. One of the hottest trends in social media right now is content curation – thanks in no small part to the leading efforts of several thought leaders actively promoting the idea. What Is Content Curation? Back in 2009 I published a blog post called the “Manifesto For The Content Curator” which predicted that this role would be one of the fastest growing and most important jobs of the future. Content Curation is a term that describes the act of finding, grouping, organizing or sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific issue. The 5 Models Of Content Curation Additional Posts About Content Curation:

Curation is the New Search is the New Curation In the beginning there was curation, and it was good. People found interesting things on the web, created directories of those things, and then you found what you were looking for inside those curated lists. That was the origins of the original lists and directories, from Yahoo on outward. But then that got too hard. That model has now begun to give way too. What has happened is that Google’s ranking algorithm, like any trading algorithm, has lost its alpha. There are two things that can happen now. Yes, that sounds mad. The answer, of course, is that we won’t — do them all by hand, that is. In short, curation is the new search. [Update] A friend points out in IM that all of this makes Yahoo mothballing Delicious, a directory of curated lists, more than a little mistimed. Related posts:

Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network. But finding and organizing the information is only half of the task. As Mari Smith points out in this video about why curation is important and some tools for doing it. By sharing the information and giving credit to the source where you found the link, you build relationships and a network. Last week, I helped launch a peer exchange for Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Insurance grantees with Spitfire Communications (creators of the SMART chart). Bruce Lesley is one of a growing number of nonprofit executive directors and senior leaders that use Twitter. First Focus is working to change the dialogue around children’s issues by taking a cross-cutting and broad based approach to federal policy making. What do the experts say? “If you want more followers, you have to follow better people.

Curation Is The New Creation - Social Media Notes "Curation taps the vast, agile, engaged human power of the web. It finds signal in the noise." - Steve Rosenbaum In his recently published book, " Curation Nation ," Steve Rosenbaum argues that information overload has rendered the old adage, "knowledge is power," obsolete. "We don't have an information shortage; we have an attention shortage Most people have neither the time nor the stamina to wade through miles of information looking for the narrow range of content they're interested in. "Curation comes up when people realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also about synchronizing a community. " - Clay Shirky We're all curators. I'm a long-time dabbler in curation. " Wouldn't it be cool if someone aggregated the information you needed, curated it into categories, and handed you brief summaries ?" I thought, yes, that would be cool, so I did it.

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