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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate Embeddable Thematic Photo Galleries from Social Hashtags with Picsho

Curate Embeddable Thematic Photo Galleries from Social Hashtags with Picsho | Content Curation World |
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Picsho is a free web app which allows you to create embeddable photo galleries from your favorite hashtag pics gathered from Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks.

Picso which I have reviewed before in 2012, has completely revamped its interface and released a new much simpler and more intuitive new version. 

To use it, you simply enter a hashtag or keyword, you select up to five visual sources (Flickr, Instagram, etc.) and then you wait for your gallery to load up. Once displayed you can manually curate which pictures to keep and which ones to exclude.

Once done, you assign a name and you can save and publish the gallery. If you are logged in, you can also re-edit and update your gallery anytime.

The only limitation, is that you cannot re-arrange or reposition images in a gallery.

For the rest, Picsho is one of the best and easiest tools I have found to rapidly curate a social images based collection and to be able to publish it on any site.

Free to use.  

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How To Curate Your Blog with WordPress or Tumblr: Introductory Advice

How To Curate Your Blog with WordPress or Tumblr: Introductory Advice | Content Curation World |
Content curation is, in a nutshell, picking and choosing content from around the Web, and sharing it with your followers.  Running a curated blog is not just about finding interesting content to share.
Robin Good's insight:

If you are new to content curation and you are wondering how you could use your WordPress or Tumblr account to get your feet wet in selecting and publishing the very best content available in your industry niche, here is a good introductory article by Nancy Messieh on MakeUseOf.

From how to identify your niche, to picking your curation platform (though here the advice is quite shallow and tips are pretty limited - no mention of RebelMouse, or Lingospot among others) and keeping yourself up-to-date, this article provides some good basic advice on how to get the ball rolling.

Quite useful is the list of seven curated blogs at the end of the article showcased as best examples of good curation at work.

Useful for anyone starting out. A few good references. 7/10

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:08 AM

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:24 PM

Blogs can be excellent curation tools.  Ask me, the woman who is saying goodbye to over 20+ Posterous blogs (public, private, shared) as Posterous shuts down at the end of April.

Thinking through curation with excerpted content and your composition on these two platforms is helpful.  ~  Deb

Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:50 AM

Interesante artículo de Nancy Mesias en "MakeUseOf" que puede servir como buena introducción para los que estén comenzando en este apasionante mundo de la  Content Curation.