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The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by)

The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by)
Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators. Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs. What are they? 1. Curated.by. (My Techcrunch Disrupt tweets on Curated.by is here). 2. First, I recorded an audio post about what is real time curation and what problem does it solve? Second, I recorded a video last week with Curated.by’s founder, Bastian Lehmann. Based on my first playing with these tools it is clear that Curated.by and Storify are in the lead. Also, most, if not all, of these are embed-able in blog posts, so they are designed for the modern web and they seem to understand how to distribute themselves back into Twitter and Facebook. Curated.by: Storify: KeepStream: Bag the Web: Related:  Online Content Curation

10 Tips For Effective Content Curation 10 Tips For Effective Content Curation Posted by John Verity on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 Content curation - finding the most relevant, useful, and informative pieces of content on the Web and sharing them with your readers - is one of the major themes in content marketing these days. Instead of trying to produce all of your own marketing content, why not strive, as well, to make your website a venue that your audience will trust as a great, if not the very best, source of information on your chosen topic, issue, subject area? Curating content “is a way to make yourself known as the Steady Eddy source of information,” says Larry Chase, editor in chief of Web Digest for Marketers (WDFM), a weekly newsletter. Content curation famously helped made The Huffington Post a big hit, and it can do wonders for your marketing efforts, too, but only if you go about it properly. 6) Curate the Curators - There’s nothing wrong with re-posting items that others may have identified as compelling content.

What are the best content curation tools for daily use Signal, Curation, Discovery - John Battelle's Searchblog This past week I spent a fair amount of time in New York, meeting with smart folks who collectively have been responsible for funding and/or starting companies as varied as DoubleClick, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Federated Media (my team), and scores of others. I also met with some very smart execs at American Express, a company that has a history of innovation, in particular as it relates to working with startups in the Internet space. I love talking with these folks, because while we might have business to discuss, we usually spend most of our time riffing about themes and ideas in our shared industry. Since its inception, the web has presented us with a discovery problem. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Our first solution to the web’s initial discovery problem was to curate websites into directories, with Yahoo being the most successful of the bunch. But directories have clumsy interfaces, and they didn’t scale to the overwhelming growth in the number of websites.

Magazine-Style Scoop.it Just Might Be the Perfect Curation Tool for Teachers Finding educational resources on the web can be a time-consuming job. Once you find the resource, it must be categorized in some way. Bookmarking is one solution but lately there has been a surge of curation tools. I have written about Storify for Educators and Curated.by as possible curation tools for teachers. I liked the fact that you could embed Storify right into your blog/website. But not everyone has a blog and the embed feature is not mush use to them. That’s where Scoop.it comes into play. Scoop.it Unfortunately, Scoop.it is in private beta so you have to apply for an invite. In early February I will be co-presenting with Kelly Kronfeld and Gigi Wheeler about using Google Sites as a collaboration tool for teachers and students. Scoop.it will crawl the web and make suggestions or you can add your own. I scooped my content and then found out you can edit each scoop just in case the scoop doesn’t capture the whole essence of the site. I really like the layout of Scoop.it. Scoop.it

Become a Content Curation King Sean Carton | August 29, 2011 | 18 Comments inShare79 Nine ways to make curation work for your brand. "Curation" is a buzzword (even if it isn't technically a word…unless you count the 14th century French definition meaning "to cure") that's smokin' up the interwebs these days. Launching into the blogosphere virtually from nowhere in 2009, it's now one of those terms that's essential to any digital marketer on the cutting edge (or for anyone who wants to sound like one). Curation has now come to mean the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s). If you're a web veteran, you're probably wondering how this is any different than what people have been doing online for years. So what's the big deal about curation? Making curation work for your brand is a lot easier said than done. People matter.

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. Yes Twitter has enabled a way to embed Tweets using their Blackbird Pie functionality which you can see in action here from back in 2010 when they released this tool. You can also use these additional ways to embed Twitter into your blog or website: However a very simple tool that you can use is called Keepstream which I came across today thanks to Richard Binhammer on Google Plus as he was sharing some content from someone in his organisation (Dell) who had captured the Tweets shared at one of their employee events. You can watch a video of how Keepstream.com works either on YouTube or below:

Content Curation Tools: How to pick the right venue? - HiveFire on Content Curation By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online. When evaluating which content curation tool to use, there are three primary areas of consideration: 1.The Inputs – Where does the content curation tool get information from? 2.The Organization – What does this tool offer in terms of organizing content once it has been identified? 3.The Venue – How and where can I share the content once I have decided to curate it? In this blog post, I am primarily going to focus on the decided on a content curation tool based on the venue – the channels to which your content is curated. The Venue – Which ones are right for you? Embedded Widget What is it? Pro’s: Relatively easy to implement with Javascript code or create an iframe. Con’s: Content in widgets is almost never indexed by search engines because they are rendered in Javascript which search engines do not consider. Microsite Feeds

Jonathan Stray: In 2011, news orgs will finally start to move past the borders of their own content Editor’s Note: We’re wrapping up 2010 by asking some of the smartest people in journalism what the new year will bring. Today, our predictor is Jonathan Stray, interactive technology editor for the Associated Press and a familiar byline here at the Lab. His subject: the building of new multi-source information products, and whether it’ll be news organizations that do the building. 2011 will be the year that news organizations finally start talking about integrated products designed to serve the complete information needs of consumers, but it won’t be the year that they ship them. News used to be more or less whatever news organizations published and broadcast. Unencumbered by such tribalism — and lacking content creation behemoths of their own — the information technology industry has long understood the value of curating multiple sources, including traditional news content. But as of yet, there are few integrated products. This is also about being multi-platform.

iPads, Print-on-Demand Slowly Transform Magazines in 2010 This revolution is going to take its time. It’s been a year of high expectations but little fulfillment for those who thought 2010 might forever change the way we read magazines. We’ve seen that disappointing uses of new tools, limited audience interest, and small initial financial returns are going to result in a gradual shift, not a sudden transformation. The iPad certainly hasn’t made print magazines extinct, and in fact some of the early iPad efforts may even have discouraged readers a bit. The Challenges of Innovation for the iPad The number of print magazines stayed steady in 2010, with 193 launches and 176 closures — a great improvement over 2009’s remarkable 596 casualties, as reported by Folio. Multiple magazines soon released their own dedicated apps for the iPad, such as Wired’s much-touted app, which in June 2010 sold 105,000 copies, exceeding that month’s newsstand sales. The home page of the Project magazine app allows users to select which edition to purchase Related

Welcome 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. Here’s a look at over 30 content curation tools (mostly free, but some paid/professional tools as well) that will help you cut through the clutter of your information stream to find the gems. Comments(65)

Content Curation Tools: How To Pick The Right One? | Real-Time News Curation | Scoop.it I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it. Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ... Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. Marty

The Role of Curation in Developing and Transmitting News A new frontier of opportunity is in the ways news is being developed, packaged, and transmitted. Curated filters are becoming more interactive. From the New York Times offering personalized news recommendations, to this past week's launch of TheDaily, a subscription-based app for the iPad indexed by Andy Baio on the Web, and the upcoming release of News.me. Personalization has been around for a while. Forget the press release. All those pitching with one, do you copy this? Curating news delivery People are getting used to seeing what other people are reading and talking about out in the open -- in public streams like Twitter and Facebook, as well as deeper features on blogs. Mainstream media is launching initiatives that more closely align with this new reality. starting with building a platform -- where you literally begin the process of creating a content hub on one of your online properties to attract traffic, conversation, and conversion. Business is social

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