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Crowdleaks Global Research Content Curation Primer Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public. Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. People and organizations are now making and sharing media and content all over the social web. Content Curation Provides Value from the Inside Out Getting Started

"Aveugler la conspiration" : dès 2006, la conception de WikiLeaks En 2006, alors qu’il s’apprêtait à lancer WikiLeaks, Julian Assange avait déjà théorisé sur son blog sa conception de la transparence, et l’importance de prendre le contrôle de l’information contre le pouvoir. Extraits de ce manifeste toujours d’actualité. Le blog personnel de Julian Assange,, n’est plus en ligne, mais il reste accessible via le site internet Archive. Dans ce texte, Julian Assange estime que les régimes politiques « autoritaires » reposent sur des conspirations, et que ces conspirations tirent elles-mêmes leurs forces des informations dont elles disposent. Avec WikiLeaks, Julian Assange est passé à la pratique. Pour changer radicalement le comportement d’un régime, nous devons penser avec clarté et audace, car si nous avons appris une chose, c’est que les régimes ne veulent pas être changés. Des « conspirations » basées sur le secret Le succès des pouvoirs autoritaires repose donc sur la dissimulation de ces procédés. [...]

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome Flickr Photo by Soyignatius Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “Spotting the Awesome.” I love that phrase coined by my friends at Upwell. Do you or your organization have formal guidelines for “spotting the awesome” like Upwell (see below) or is it more of ”we know it when we see it?” UpWell Content Curation Guidelines - The Mobilisation Lab Effective content curation can help your nonprofit engage your audiences and help spread your organization’s content beyond current supporters because it can trigger sharing and conversation. If you are finding yourself looking through a lot of unrelated or useless stuff or the content you are sharing is not resonating with your audience, news discovery tools can help. Robin Good has assembled a curated collection of news discovery tools over at ZEEF, a curation platform.

IQ.ORG The State is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of behavior; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently toward one another....We are the state, and we shall continue to be the state until we have created the institutions that form a real community and society of men. Gustav Landauer, Schwache Stattsmanner, Schwacheres Volk!, June, 1910 Wed 29 Aug 2007 : Iirrationality in argument The truth is not found on the page, but is a wayward sprite that bursts forth from the readers mind for reasons of its own. Often we suffer to read, "But if we believe X then we'll have to Yet just as we feel all hope is lost and we sink back into the miasma, back to the shadow world of ghosts and gods, a miracle arises; everywhere before the direction of self interest is known, people yearn to see where its compass points and then they hunger for truth with passion and beauty and insight. Sat 16 Jun 2007 : Nataliya (with apologies) link

What Makes A Great Curator Great? How To Distinguish High-Value Curation From Generic Republishing Today content curation is "sold", promoted and marketed as the latest and trendiest approach to content production, SEO visibility, reputation and traffic building. But is it really so? Is it really true that by aggregating many content sources and picking and republishing those news and stories that you deem great is really going to benefit you and your readers in the long run? Photo credit: theprint Let me clarify a few key points: 1. 2. 3. 4. For these reasons, I think that much of the apparent new curation work being done is bound to be soon disappointed by the results it will gain. Highly specific news and content channels, curated by passionate and competent editors will gradually become the new reference and models for curation work. This article is all about starting to identify some tentative reference points that can be used to anticipate these changes and position one's own curation channel in a way that it will guarantee the greatest return on investment, over-time, possible.

Wikileaks' Julian Assange exposes truth about evil empires and their war on journalists, whistleblowers (NaturalNews) Wikileaks' whistleblower Julian Assange rocked the world today, delivering a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange had recently sought political asylum from the government of Ecuador, and he was granted that asylum by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Shortly after being accepted into the embassy and treated with great compassion by the Ecuadorian staff, Julian was threatened by the terrorist government of the UK. That government showed its true warmongering nature by threatening an armed raid on the embassy for the purpose of kidnapping Julian Assange. This threat is, of course, an act of war against the sovereign nation of Ecuador. In all this, Julian Assange has emerged as the moral hero, besieged by powerful, corrupt empires intent on crushing the truth and suppressing journalistic freedoms. Even in the face of great evil, Assange found the strength to lay out this fundamental truth: Latin America hates the USA.

A must have if you intend to search for something particular in the Cablegate files. by alcide Dec 5