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6 Great tools for content curation

6 Great tools for content curation
407 Shares Share Tweet Email I read recently that content curation is dead. I have a few different arguments against this concept, but for now, I’ll keep it short and sweet: Content curation is not dead, and while the debate over curating content online vs creating new content will rage on and on, curating content for other reasons is still going strong. That said, there are a lot of different ways to go about content curation, so we’ve test driven a few different tools so you can figure out which might work best for you whether you’re curating content for work projects, assigning it as a school project, for your own professional development, or personal interests. 6 Great tools for content curation Pinterest Without a doubt Pinterest is the most commonly known (and probably used) content curation tool out there. Flipboard Flipboard lets you curate whatever content you want (news sources, blog posts, social media, etc) into fancy-looking digital magazines. Pocket Scoop.it Paper.li

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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] For content marketers wanting to economically increase content production, content curation is by far the best solution. It’s beneficial for both publishers and audiences, who appreciate being exposed to expertly selected third party, independent content. In fact, according to Curata’s study, best-in-class marketers use a content marketing mix of 65% created content and 25% curated content.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility. They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective.

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

Measuring curation: Introducing New Scoop.it Analytics In a survey last year of more than 1,500 professionals using content curation, 76% of them said content curation helped them reach their business goals. As content becomes more and more important to achieve success, it also becomes critical to measure how it effectively helps. In fact, as renowned businessman & author Peter Drucker put it, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” 5 Tools to Curate Content like a Pro Have you noticed more content curation sites popping up in the last few months? Would you like to learn a content curation strategy that can help you share valuable content and generate social media engagement? In this article I will teach you how to use 5 of the most popular content curation platforms and how to integrate these into a daily content curation campaign. Trap.it

12 Of The Biggest Content Curation Myths (Busted) When it comes to curating content to add to your editorial calendar, sometimes it can look pretty simple at a glance, adding topics and planning your next piece — or does it? Content curation may look from the outside as a quick fix to getting content fast, but it is most definitely not. It can be quite the complicated beast. As you start pulling your sources together to generate your curated content, keep a few myths in mind that can potentially stop you from pointless hours of sorting and brainstorming. Myth #1: Content Curation Is One Size Fits All. Just like any content or SEO strategy, content curation does not always fit into one box for every niche. Curation as Digital Literacy Practice I have been writing my PhD so haven’t updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to ‘coalesce’ and cohere in a manner suitable for such a piece of work. I’ve been mulling over a series of ideas in my analysis of digital literacies, and one of them is the concept and practice of ‘curation’ as a digital literacy, and what the implications are for curation practices to be better understood, theorised, and subsequently harnessed for educational purposes. My PhD thesis (Bhatt, forthcoming) is not fully completed yet, but some ideas are worth throwing out to collide with others as part of what I believe is a public conversation (#impact #engagement). [Aside: see this brief lecture by Steven Johnson on the ‘collision’ of ideas and the sharing of half-baked hunches]

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material? 1,000,000 people and businesses are now using Scoop.it! Today we have awesome news to share with all of you – actually a lot of you: Scoop.it now has 1,000,000 registered users! As we pass this amazing milestone, we’re eternally grateful to our entire community: seeing that this many people trust us is exhilarating and super motivating for our entire team. Thank you. Interest-based content curation was only a vision 2 years ago when we launched: in a post Web 2.0 world, we felt that more and more we are the content we publish.

50+ Tools for Content Curation and Content Marketing Content curation and content marketing are hot terms today. Curation involves weeding through the vastness of the Web to find the information your audience will find useful and meaningful. Curation is one way to do content marketing.

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