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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.


To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.


"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."


You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.


You can create as many collections as you like.


Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).



My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome 




More info:


Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV 


Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured 


See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ 


Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 











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Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 2016 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:

http://www.ilusual.com/como-usar-las-colecciones-de-google-plus-guia

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:57 AM
This is interesting because it shows how far the concept of 'Curation' has come in the last 10 years. I don't remember much about it but I remember that in the early days of Blogger, perhaps even before Google bought it, they had a tool or bookmarklet or some little button that had certain curation abilities. My first blog was on Blogger and I remember using that tool.

Later, I maintained a Posterous blog for a couple of years...maybe more. I liked Posterous a lot and was very sad when they sold it (Posterous) to Yahoo and then about a year later those jerks at Yahoo closed it down. I thought Posterous was a very nice blog with just the right amount of features to get the job done without getting too technical.


 
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Find, Collect and Share Your Favorite Quotes with Findings

Find, Collect and Share Your Favorite Quotes with Findings | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Findings is a free web app which allows you to clip, collect, organize into collections and share your favorite text passages, quotes on the web.


Simply install the dedicated bookmarklet and then select any text on any web page and save it within Findings and inside your preferred custom-created collection.


You can easily share your individual "findings" as well as your collections on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, while having the opportunity to visually style each one of your findings into a "quote card" with a unique combination of color and fonts.


The display of your findings collection can be set in one of six different display modes: slides, boxed, discussion, carousel, list and wall, a great plus for personalizing your curated work.


The "findings" main hub is a treasure trove of great phrases and citations already grabbed and archived by thousands of users on just about any topic you can think of. Just search for your selected keywords and you can find lots of interesting stuff with full credit and attribution to the original source.


N.B.: The Chrome extension reveals Findings' community annotations
highlights and comments made by the Findings community as you browse the web.


My comment: Excellent tool to find inspirational quotes to complement an article or other content piece. Offers also opportunity to serendipitously discover pre-filtered valuable quotes from authors and sources you may have not met before. Ahead of the group in offering multiple useful display formats (six) for curated collections.


Free to use.


Find out more: https://findings.com/


On-boarding: https://findings.com/user/onboarding/


Example of small collection I've curated on the theme "niche":

https://findings.com/collection/yFTh13/?theme=boxed





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Tim Pixley's curator insight, July 18, 2013 11:54 AM

Quote junkies will appreciate this one!

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Findings allows you to curate collections of quotes on topics of interest to you.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 21, 2013 9:47 PM

I love this tool. Not only is it great for curation, the content is rich and easily serchable.

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Capture, Organize and Publish Your Curated Content Collections with Clipboard

Capture, Organize and Publish Your Curated Content Collections with Clipboard | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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In my humble opinion, Clipboard is the best capture and clipping tool for curation work that you can use today.  This is the real Pinterest on steroids. This free web app allows you to easily grab any text, image, area or full web page from any web site and to save it in your collection.


To be specific "you can clip text, photos, animations, videos, or all of the above mixed together. You can clip entire web pages or strip them down to just text. You can drag-and-drop images and text files from your desktop to Clipboard. You can create your own notes directly in Clipboard and save them as clips. You can also - if you are using a Google Chrome browser - bookmark entire PDF web pages (but you cannot clip sections of PDF files)."


The Clipboard browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox and the generic bookmarklet which can work on any browser is a little technology gem, making the capture work an absolute breeze.


Clipboard allows your collections to be set for public or private use, and it makes it easy to invite you other people that you want to contribute to your curation work.


Clips can be tagged, commented, annotated and shared with specific users (via mentioning their name handle). Clipboard collections can be easily shared on all major social networks, or embedded in any web site or blog.


On the display and navigation front good news too. Collections can be viewed in one of three possible modes (tile, item and list view).


Free to use.



Profile example: http://clipboard.com/LHSMediaCenter/boards


Board example: http://clipboard.com/LHSMediaCenter/boards/epicpoetry


More info: https://clipboard.com/

FAQ: https://clipboard.com/help


WordPress Plugin: http://clipboard.com/downloads/clipboard-wp-1.0.5.zip


Also available in the App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/clipboardforclipboardcom



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Curate Instagram Pics From Any User or Hashtag Into Custom Albums with INK361

Curate Instagram Pics From Any User or Hashtag Into Custom Albums with INK361 | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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INK361 is a free web app which allows you to view, organize, filter and aggregate Instagram pics into "albums" that can be shared on all major social platforms as well as be embedded on any site or blog.


At its basic level INK361 gives the opportunity to create a Gallery which contains all of your Instagram pics and which you can share as a web collection with anyone or embed in your site.


When instead you want to create a "curated collection" of Instagram pics on INK361, you head to the "Albums" section and you specify a combination of @username and #hashtags (up to 5) that you want to use as filters. At this point INK361 aggregates for you all of the pics matching your specifications and gives you the tools to pick and select the ones you prefer, letting you position them in a digital album.


Curated albums can be shared in one-click on Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and more, or you can choose to grab a highly customizable embed code for your site.


My comment: While this is a web service clearly designed to support those looking to get some great prints from their Instagram pics, the "album" creation tool to curate, collect, organize and share/publish images from any account or hashtag while being able to manually pick, select and position   it's really great and it's the first serious tool I have seen to do effective Instagram curation.


Free to use.



Find out more: http://ink361.com/


Example of a curated collection of my favorite clouds pics from my own account: http://ink361.com/app/#!/albums/robingood/clouds*


Example of my embeddable Gallery: http://my.ink361.com/robingood


*If you're not yet registered and you get an annoying dialog box obscuring your view, simply click on the last few words in the text notice that appears and, voilà, it will go away.




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Therese Torris's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:55 PM

Curation on steroids

Ainhoa Martín Rosas's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:40 AM

Un curador de fotos de Instagram. Frikis de la fotografía, no os lo perdáis ;-)

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Collect and Organize Your Favorite Texts, Images and Videos with Keeeb

Pinterest meets Evernote. Every day you surf and find amazing things on the internet. With Keeeb you can save sentences or paragraphs, single images and vide...
Robin Good's insight:



Keeeb is a Pinterest-like content curation tool, which allows you to clip individual text passages, images you find on web page or video clips into visual collections that you can organize according to your preferences.


Within Keeb visual boards, which can be set to be public or private (default), you can in fact drag and re-arrange individual items as you prefer. Collected items can also be easily copied or moved to other "pages" (collections) you have and can be shared directly on your Facebook or Twitter social media channels.


You can also work collaboratively with other teammates on a collection by inviting them to contribute to any Keeeb page you have created.


A unique feature of Keeeb called Groups allows to tie together multiple items in a collection by dragging them on top of each other. Groups in turn, can be nested into other groups.


Keeeb makes it very easy to clip multiple parts from a web page or set of pages and to collect them in an orderly manner inside a page.


Keeeb offers much better functionalities than Pinterest, allowing serious content curators to create valuable collections of multimedia excerpts on specific subjects.


Definitely worth trying.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://keeeb.com/


Tutorials: http://keeeb.com/info/en/help/


(HT to Ana Cristina Pratas for first discovering it)




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Robin Good's comment, September 28, 2013 1:56 PM
Hi David, Keeeb is a good tool if you need to collect and organize web resources, images or video. It's better than Pinterest functionality-wise but it does not have its audience. So my advice is try it out and see if it does what you need to do.
David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 4:43 AM
Thanks Robin, I'm going to try ;-)
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