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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Track and Monitor Your Favorite News Sources with Feedbunch RSS Feed Reader

Track and Monitor Your Favorite News Sources with Feedbunch RSS Feed Reader | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

If you are looking for a reliable, efficient and easy-to-use RSS feed reader, I do suggest that you give a look to FeedBunch, a free web-based solution that does everything you expect a good feed reader to do.

Feedbunch can easily import RSS feeds, OPML files (collections of RSS feeds), can group your favorite feeds into dedicated folders, and export all of your feed subscriptions for use in another feed reader.

For anyone in need to follow and monitor systematically a great number of sources, a RSS feed reader remains an indispensable tool. Feedbunch offers a no-friction entry to RSS feed reading and content discovery for anyone moving his first steps in this direction. 

Free to use. Requires registration.

Try it out now: 

Find more alternative RSS readers here: 

Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, May 10, 2015 8:51 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends

Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Happy Friends is a new free tool created by Dave Winer which allows you to closely follow those Twitter accounts for which you don't want to miss a beat. 

Happy Friends makes it easy for you to add (but not to delete for now) any Twitter account you want and to easily expand it to see all of its most recent tweets. 

The result is a simple interface which lists your favorite Twitter sources and allows you to check rapidly what each one of them has posted. 

What may escape anyone not reading this, is that by clicking on any of the headlines displayed inside Happy Friends you get to see the full Twitter card display, just as it was intended to be seen on Twitter with integrated images and video. 

Happy Friends fulfils for me a true need, as with Twitter typical readers and tools (including lists) it is very difficult to track specific sources postings without doing a few click acrobatics. 

I hope that in one of the upcoming versions, the formatting of the tweets will also be improved as to make it easier for the eye to rapidly scan the information presented. The twitter grey icons on the left do to little to quiet down the noise created by all the the tweet texts and links appearing on the Happy Friends page. Vertical spacing between items and separating text from links would significantly improve legibility and rapid eye-scanning of the content.

Very useful.

Free to use.

Try it out now: 

See also: 


Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 3, 2014 5:59 AM

A super Twitter utility service for aggregating your favourite Twitter resources,




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Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions

Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

If you need to monitor and track content updates from many different web sources, while being able to manage and easily update such sets of content sources, you may want to look into dynamic OPML reading lists.

In this in-depth article, Marjolein Hoekstra explores, reports and illustrates the power of OPML files and their abilities when paired with specific tools. 

Specifically (though not in this same exact order):

  • What are OPML reading lists
  • OPML examples on the web
  • OPML history and Dave Winer
  • FeedShare OPML exchange site
  • Limitations of OPML reading lists
  • InoReader and dynamic OPML reading lists
  • How to create RSS feeds from your own reading lists
  • How to generate OPML reading lists from your RSS reader
  • OPML tools and resources
  • Create a Google custom search engine with an OPML file

The article is a treasure trove of useful information especially for any journalist or researcher in need to continuously and update its news discovery and monitoring abilities. 

N.B.: Organization of the content sections in this article is a bit rough, but if you are not in a rush and dig through it, you can easily make sense of it all-

Informative. Insightful. 8/10

Full article:

Reading time: 11'


Karen Bowden's comment, June 16, 2014 12:54 PM
This is great! I love it! I can't wait to share some of my own lists. Thank you so much for posting this.
Robin Good's comment, June 16, 2014 1:29 PM
Hi Karen, happy to see that you found this as useful as i did.
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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Where do you find new valuable content for your area of interest? 

If you are looking for new content, whether in the form of news, articles, video or educational content, I have put together a small directory of tools (170+) and services I have collected over time for my own use, and that can help you greatly in finding the content you need.

Organized in over 25 different categories, you can find direct links to what I consider the most useful tools and resources from news and video discovery to RSS tools and alerts.


Content Discovery Tools directory:

(If you know more tools and services that would be appropriate to list here, please do not hesitate to suggest them.)

(Image credit: Binoculars by Shutterstock)

Marco Favero's curator insight, October 3, 2014 6:06 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Roberto De Pedrini (Telnext - Italy) - Twitter: @depetwi's curator insight, October 4, 2014 2:39 AM

This is an Off-Topic but interesting !

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Where To Find Hot Trending Content Online

Where To Find Hot Trending Content Online | Content Curation World |

Robin Good's insight:

SEOMomma provides some really useful pointers for finding "trending content" online:

  1. takes you to where Google curates the trending queries, if you can find something here that you can spin and link to your niche you could get a nice bump in traffic.

  2. everyone loves ‘top tens’ and at this links Google curates the most popular ‘top ten charts’ song to space objects. Children’s TV to Politicians, whisky to coffee and lots I between. It may inspire you to produce your own ‘top ten’.

  3. will give you a list of trending hashtags and will give you what’s trending on Twitter.

  4. has general subjects and if you investigate you’ll see how sites like Huffington Post use the hashtag to create content that could pull in visitors.

If you want more of these, just head on to: for the full list.

Useful. Resourceful. 8/10

Original article:

Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:43 AM

A useful list of....lists!

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Curate Educational Content Discovery and Collection with instaGrok Search

Robin Good: Instagrok is a web-based app that makes it easy to find relevant information on a specific topic, and to collect the bits that are of most value to you.

Instagrok presents itself with a search interface in which the results are represented as a dynamic mindmap whose nodes can be explored by simply clicking on them.

In addition, on the right side of the screen Instagrok provides an aggregated selection of:

a) key facts

b) educational web sites articles on the topic

c) video clips

d) images

e) quizzes

f) glossaries

Any information item in these sections can be easily collected and stored inside your personal Journal, an automatic bibliography-builder which captures any and all of your peferred items.

Key facts, web site content, glossaries, images and video sections offer lots of useful materials instantly, while I am a bit more skeptical about the value and effectiveness of quizzes.

Though the interface leaves lots to be desired and has a typical "academic" feel, the content and results that were offered me in my tests were quite good and the use of pins to build an annotated journal of resource son a topic seems to me to be very effective.

Free to use.

Blog review:

PDF brochure:

Try it out now:

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If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines

If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Adam Vincenzini on TheNextWeb has put together a nice and useful list of the 30 dedicated search engines that you can use to explore and research specific content areas. 


From blogs to video and forums, here is a good list of search engine tools from where you can start your own research.


Helpful. 7/10


Full list: 

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Try them out...


Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:42 PM

Great list and useful alternatives to Google search.

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Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks

Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Justin Fowler, co-founder of AudioPress, offers valuable insight into what the future of search and curation may be, by providing a relevant and sound pattern to look at: music.

He writes on TheNextWeb:

"Context is key for music, and that is where services like Songza and Beats Music are picking up tips from FM radio. These services are essentially using algorithms to help people discover new playlists, instead of discovering new songs. This allows for a marriage of both technology and human curation."

Accordingly, as time goes by, I expect to see search engines increasingly highlight and direct searchers to quality curators, hubs and on-topic collections and specialized resources, rather than to individual, one-topic-only pages.

Search engines will increasingly be gateways to curators and content collections rather than to individual tracks and pages.

This will be particularly true especially when you will query a topic, a theme or interest, or better yet, a musical genre.

In all of these situations, where you want to dive, discover and learn more about a topic, it is much better to be offered a selection of playlists, compilations, collections or hubs covering that theme rather than a specific song, product or artist.

That is, search and discoverability of content will rely more and more on intermediaries that will take on the load to make sense and organize in the best possible way, a specific realm of information (it can be a music genre, or the analysis of a biological topic) rather than  - as it happens today - provide a linear list of individual web pages that is supposed to cover that topic.

If the music industry, is, like other times before, an early indicator of how things will work out in the future, it makes a lot of sense to expect that the future of content discovery and search will be increasingly in the hands of curators, greatly helped and supported by sophisticated, but hackable and adjustable algorithms.

What do you think?

Rightful. Indicative of things to come. 8/10

Full article:

Reading time: 4':20"

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Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo

Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

BuzzSumo is a powerful web app which allows content curators to find trending top content highlighted by social media shares and key influencers on any subject you specify.

Content can be filtered by "type" (including articles, guest posts, infographics, videos and interviews) and by *time" with the ability to see just the last 24 hours, the past week, month or six months of data.

Influencers can be filtered by bloggers, journalists, influencers, companies and regular people. 

An excellent tool for curators to find valuable new content and key contacts, influencers or prospective customers on any subject.

Free to use and test even without signing up.


Try it out now: 

Christopher Jan Benitez's curator insight, June 25, 2014 4:34 AM

I love BuzzSumo as a content curation tool. Everybody who wants to collect the best posts about their niche should try out this tool!

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:07 PM

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Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with

Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Feedshare is a free web service which allows you to publish and share publicly any RSS feed or OPML file (a collection of RSS feeds) for everyone to check and subscribe to.

You can also discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular ones: 

Free to use.

Try it out now: 

Search it: 

Added to Content Discovery Tools directory here: 

(Image credit: RSS sign by Shutterstock)

Warner Carter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:58 PM

looks like an interesting resource

Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:28 PM

Useful as a backup to your regular feed reader (I use Feedly - export as an OPML file) or to share your RSS subcriptions, or to discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular: ;


Search it: ;


Excellent curation tool.

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In-Context Content Discovery with

In-Context Content Discovery with | Content Curation World | understands your context and guides you to useful information
Robin Good's insight:

Pugmarks is a Chrome web extension which allows you to get in-context references and complementary reading suggestions to any web page you are viewing.

Pugmarks leverages your network of Twitter, LinkedIN and an optional set of RSS feeds (which you must provide in OPML format) to filter and select the most relevant reading resources that it will suggest to you.

When you are on any web page you can click the Pugmarks footprint icon on the Chrome browser extension bar and a strip of relevant information is displayed over the top (or bottom) of your screen.

The extension can be paused and the user has the option to select whether to see the Pugmarks bar appear on top or on the bottom of his browser screen.

When you open a new empty tab Pugmarks suggests relevant content items to check out. 

My comment: Useful to find additional, relevant content resources just-in-time, as you browse. 

Free to use.

Try it out now: 

Intro video: + 

more info: 

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Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts

Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts | Content Curation World |

Robin Good's insight:

If your Google Alerts is not working as it used to be and you are getting only a notification every once in a while, you not alone. In fact rumours say that Google Alerts may be dismissed soon and that its service is not actively maintained since quite a while.

Enter TalkWalker Alerts, a Google Alerts clone that replicates almost faithfully the Google tool original layout, UI and features.

If you are not familiar with this kind of tool, its key purpose is one of actively and persistently search for a set of keywords you specify and to report to you, via RSS/email of any instances of new content mentioning your selected keywords.

You can specify within what type of content these keywords need to be found (discussions, news, blogs, everything), in which language sites they appear, and how often and how many of the results found should be sent to you.

If you have used Google Alerts you will find yourself at home instantly, with the added ability to import your old set of alerts from Google. (Just login in your Google Alerts account, click on Export under your list of alerts, and then when you are in TalkWalkerAlerts click on Import. Voilà all your Google Alerts now work also here.)

As in Google you get both a RSS feed for each query / alert, as well as the possibility to receive email alerts as things happen or in a daily or weekly digest.

This is an excellent replacement for Google Alerts. Easy. Intuitive. Essential.

Free to use.

Try it out now:

trendspotter's comment, June 19, 2013 7:23 AM
They also use this domain and name:
Robin Good's comment, June 19, 2013 9:29 AM
No way. Mention is a great tool, and even better in some aspects, but it stops at 500 mentions of whatever you put it to search unless you pony up 19.99$/month.
trendspotter's comment, June 20, 2013 9:27 AM
Ok, I didn't reach that limit so far. Thanks for the info, Robin.
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TV Content Discovery: Search Any Word Spoken on TV with BoxFish

Robin Good: BoxFish is a free TV content search engine capable of finding any words you specify inside any american show, news or other TV content program. BoxFish is presently available as a demo app on the Web and as a full-featured app on the iPad which acts also as a TV remote.

BoxFish indexes all spoken words inside any news, sports, documentary, entertainment program on all major US TV networks allowing you to search by "words" what you want to see right now and lining up all of the TV content matching your request.

The fully featured iOS app acts also as a TV remote, making it possible for you to tap and see immediately any show you have found. See demo here:

From Digitaltrends: "The Boxfish Live iPad app searches every word spoken and trending on television and replaces your remote to bring it to your TV instantly. iPad app that allows you to search for TV content in real-time and then acts as a remote, changing the channel to the results as you want to view.

...The Boxfish Live Guide shows you a bar of currently trending television content, which can also be broken down by genre. Users can search and discovery what’s on by channel, topics, and words.

You can set alerts...

...The app won’t only act as a disconnected second screen, but as a remote that will instantly connect you to what it’s surfacing for you. Right now, it works with DirecTV and TiVo.

...The idea is to end channel surfing and get you into the shows you actually want to see.


Free in the App Store for iPhone and iPad:  (only available in the US app store)

Try the web demo:

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