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Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps

Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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A good example of content curation at work is the Vox feature collection entitled "40 maps that explain the internet", which showcases in a highly digestible and visual format where the Internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


Although at first glance this may look just as a list of maps with descriptions, there's a lot of curation work that can be appreciated by looking just a bit beyond the surface. 

a) Titles and descriptions are well crafted, short, focused, but consistently clear and to the point. 


b) The 40 maps are intelligently organized into six different groups: 

  1. How the Internet was created
  2. The Internet around the world
  3. Threats to the Internet
  4. The geography of online services
  5. How America gets online
  6. How we use the Internet


c) Images of maps sourced from elsewhere are properly credited and linked. 


To the ignorant eye, this will look like "oh, just another collection of maps", but to the avid reader, scholar and to the curious enough to look beyond appearances, the value of this editorial work is on how it perfectly hides the amount of complexity and research work it has required while organizing and presenting an extremely clear and comprehensive body of valuable information on the chosen topic.


Curated by Timothy B. Lee together with editor Eleanor Barkhorn,

designer Uy Tieu and developer Yuri Victor.



A good example of curation at work. 8/10


Full feature: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps 





 

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, June 10, 2014 7:20 AM

40 mapas que explican INTERNET

Chulísimo!!

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:27 AM

Mapping virtual experience…

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A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento

A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know about web development. Neatly packaged. Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Rails, Node, and more in each box with a set of links.

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Bento is a website that, thanks to its author Jon Chan and the many user contributions, has gathered, organized and curated the very best resources available online where you can learn how to code.


From html to javascript, ruby, php, Java, perl, Bento offers learning guidance for over 80 different technologies and coding languages. 


Here is how Jon Chan, a 23 years old who launched this project in September of 2013, describes Bento: 

"Bento is what I would have liked to have when I was learning to code.


I started learning to code when I was very young - about ten years old. Then, the only things I had available were what I could find online and through a few dense books.


Now, people have the exact opposite problem: how do you break through the noise and find what's actually valuable to learn?


This site is here to help you figure that out."

 

Bento is a perfect example of effective content curation as it does not simply collect and list all of the resources available to learn each language but it only suggests the very best ones, organizing them in easy, medium and hard and providing also "best of" / direct solutions that save readers lots of valuable time.


Free to use. 


Useful, simple and immediate to use. Well organized. 9/10


Bento: http://www.bentobox.io/ 


More info: http://www.bentobox.io/about 


Submit new links here: https://github.com/JonHMChan/bento/




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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:24 AM

Excelente para dar un "barniz técnico" a los capítulos 2, 9 y 10. Muy interesante!!

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

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GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.


Anyone can register to GEDB and submit any valuable resource or tool by filling out the dedicated form.


Submissions are reviewed for factual accuracy and integrity and approved and published within 24 hours. Readers and contributors can in turn rate the review and share it online.



This is a great educational resource, simple to consult and well organized. A treasure trove of qualified resources for anyone wanting to teach and learn with new technologies.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.gedb.org/ 




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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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A Curated FlipMag of Stunning Visual Images: My Cinemagraphs Flipboard Experiment

A Curated FlipMag of Stunning Visual Images: My Cinemagraphs Flipboard Experiment | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"I-Kandi by Robin Good | A curated web-magazine of most elegant and inspiring cinemagraphs."

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I am convinced that the Flipboard paginated format and its high attention to visual design is an anticipation of things to come.


Just like Pinterest showed the way for an infinite number of look-alikes in more specific niches and applications, so I think that Flipboard has anticipated squarely a key emerging trend for digital publishing: highy visual design layouts that fit perfectly your screen size real-estate. 


This is why I have invested some time over the last few weeks to explore the Flipboard platform for content curation, a little more than I had done before. 


In the effort to leverage Flipboard outstanding visual layout abilities I opted for creating, amog others, a flip mag that would incorporate only images. A collection of the most elegant and inspiring "cinemagraphs" that I can find on the Internet.


Cinemagraphs are unique images that are partly photographs and partly video. 


Even though, Flipboard does not yet offer any tool to control precisely where each image will appear in the publication, or what kind of layout each page will have, the results that I have been able to achieve make me optimistic about what it will be possible to do once Flipboard opens up a full web-based editor to control many of these visual aspects.


Here it is: http://flip.it/7mBGA 




P.S.: Let me know what you think, and if you like it, please share it and subscribe to it. It's free.


N.B:: To obtain the best visual effect, I have sourced the images from their original URLs, most times outside of the article in which they appeared. So while there remains a link to all source images, it may not be readily apparent from what site, author or magazine this cinemagraph have been sourced. Being all of these images nothing short of small artworks I am looking for the best way to credit the original authors and publishers without having to add time consuming procedures.  


For more info on Flipboard check: http://sco.lt/8INYMz 





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Robin Good's comment, August 21, 2013 2:40 PM
Thank you Elia!
SASFOR's comment, September 3, 2013 10:15 AM
Creative indeed!
Robin Good's comment, September 3, 2013 10:32 AM
Thank you!
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A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites: Pinteresti.st

A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites: Pinteresti.st | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: A curated collection of Pinterest-like web sites, in perfect Pinterest-like style.

As an increasing number of brands and smaller publishers are adopting a Pinterest-like layout approach to make their content more accessible, someone has decided to start collecting and organizing the best of these.


"Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest. It’s spread like a hot, juicy rumor over Twitter, infecting (or improving, depending on how you look at it) the way we use the Internet. Think of it as the Pinterest-ifictation of the Web.


If Tumblr were designed today it might look like Pinterest. All Pinterest did was take the Tumblr feed — a mishmash of uploaded, reblogged and remixed words and images — and make it easier to skim. Rather than scroll endlessly through a single feed of content, Pinterest displays it in as many columns as your browser width can handle..."


Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/09/07/the-great-pinterestification-how-pinterests-design-legacy-might-trump-the-company-itself/


You can submit your own here: http://pinteresti.st/submit


RSS feed: http://pinteresti.st/rss



Check it out now: http://pinteresti.st/


(Thanks to Guillaume DeCugis for discovering this)



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A Curated Video Collection: Those Who Make

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A Tumblr-based collection of unique video clips and interviews with individuals who create stuff with their own hands.


"A carefully curated collection of videos + interviews of Those Who Make."


Curated collection: http://thosewhomake.com/



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A Curated and Searchable Collection of the Best Free UI Design Elements: UICloud

A Curated and Searchable Collection of the Best Free UI Design Elements: UICloud | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: UICloud is a curated collection of some of the best user interface elements, available under a Creative Commons license. The collection which includes already over 20,000 designs provides an easy-to-use search engine as well as a set of browsable categories to easily find specific UI designs. 


Another great example of how useful it can be to have someone that picks, collects and organizes sets of valuable items otherwise scattered all over the web.


N.B.: Anyone can submit design elements to UICloud, but each new submission is reviewed, evaluated and, if accepted, appropriately categorized, by human reviewers. See: http://ui-cloud.com/submit/


Curation at work.



Try it out now: http://ui-cloud.com/



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A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Thanks to NPR, Cristina Negrut (author of graduationwisdom.com where many of these speeches were first collected) and a team of 7, The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever, a site devoted exclusively to collect, organize and give access to the most inspiring addresses ever given, has been born.


This curated collection contains over 300 speeches which go back all the way to 1774, and it is fully searchable both by name and by specific themes.


This work is a great example of how the essential work of simply organizing and presenting, even something that already exists, carries so much value. As a matter of fact, the collection does not contain any of the original speeches, but it links to the source where the speech was originally published or archived, while highlighting a key passage from it, providing key meta-data and making all speeches organized and searchable in one place.


Another excellent example of content curation at work.


Free to use. 


Check it out now: http://apps.npr.org/commencement/ 






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Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 23, 2014 11:38 AM

Great collection of speeches. Enjoy and be inspired.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, May 23, 2014 1:34 PM

Quotes and links to 300+ graduation speeches, some include videos

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:32 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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A curated selection of the best search engines organized according to what you need to find.


Useful. Great example of how to create a useful, curated information resource. 


Free to use.


Full resource: http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html 




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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:59 AM

Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:58 PM

This is an excellent resource!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:22 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Best Tools for Fact-Checking, Vetting and Verifying News Online: Verification Junkie

Best Tools for Fact-Checking, Vetting and Verifying News Online: Verification Junkie | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Verification Junkie is an excellent free online resource curating the most relevant tools for fact-checking and verification of online content.


"A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."


For each tool collected, Josh Stearns has provided a detailed description, and relevant links.


My comment: Verification Junkie is a great resource I would recommend to anyone writing or publishing online as well as a great example of an effective curated tools collection.


Excellent resource. A must go to for online journalists. 8/10


Link: http://verificationjunkie.com/ 


See also: http://verificationjunkie.com/about 




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Alessandro Mazzoli's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:30 PM

Risorsa utile ( e gratuita) per il Fact-Checking

William A Richardson's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:48 AM

General useful tools?

Ruveanna Hambrick's curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:53 PM

This has great resources and has different multi-media links that are great for crap-detecting.

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Curated Collections of Video Documentaries: Chockadoc.com

Curated Collections of Video Documentaries: Chockadoc.com | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a good curated resource for video documentaries, and you are not looking just for mainstream stuff, Chockadoc provides over 32 different collections and over 2000 free video documentaries, immediately viewable online.


Categories include everything from "health" to "war". See all the categories isted here: http://i.imgur.com/I39C7.jpg


The service is free, it requires no registration and it is ad-supported.


Recommended.


Try it out now: http://www.chockadoc.com/





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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, September 18, 2012 5:00 AM
I'm rather surprised you consider this curation... It's not that it's product-centered, but that it's a limited pool from which any sort of curation can be done.
VideobeuZ's comment, January 11, 2013 5:53 AM
I think it's curation when they curate their all content from YouTube
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A Curated Selection of Data Visualization Charts and Infographics: The Information Is Beautiful Awards

A Curated Selection of Data Visualization Charts and Infographics: The Information Is Beautiful Awards | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: David McCandlees, the author of the book Information is Beautiful celebrates great data visualization and information design work through the Information is Beautiful Awards.

Together with a jury of experts like Brian Eno, Paola Antonelli, Maria Popova, Simon Rogers and Aziz Kami, he has curated a unique selection of 300 designs and a short list of finalists in the following categories:


» Data visualization– A singular visualisation of data or information.» Infographic – Using multiple data visualisations in service to a theme or story


» Interactive visualization – Any viz where you can dynamically filter or explore the data.


» Data journalism – A combination of text and visualizations in a journalistic format.


» Motion infographic – Moving and animated visualizations along a theme or story.


» Tool or website – Online tools & apps to aid datavizzing.


The selection itself is worth a tour of the site and of this initiative.


Check: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/


Longlist selection: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2012/07/our-longlist/


Shortlist selection: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2012/08/awardshortlist/



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Curation At Work: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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Robin Good: The David Ramsey Map Collection is an historical collection of thousands of beautiful maps and atlases organized and made freely accessible to the public online in unique and unprecedented ways.


This is a stunning example of a visual curated collection, offering thousands of beautiful images at very high quality, and multiple ways and tools to navigate this ocean of maps.


This online collection offers in fact no less than 12 different ways to navigate its contents by providing dedicated browsers and visual imaging tools ranging from 2D-GIS to SecondLife and virtual QTR panoramas. For example, with the Google Earth visualization, any map in the collection can be seen perfectly mapped on the globe, or by using the Luna Browser one can create collections, save and download images, annotate maps or even create embeddable presentations.

All of the images in the collection have been published online at full resolution and are available to download at different quality levels under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial uses.

This is truly a spectacular collection with marvellous maps and atlases enriched by complementary data, visualization tools and a formidable array of navigation devices.


Possibly the best online curated collection I have seen so far.


Must-see. 10/10


About page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/about


Collection and Tools to navigate it: http://www.davidrumsey.com/view


Home page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/



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Vincenzo Storti's comment, August 28, 2012 1:35 PM
bellissime !
Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 1:29 AM
Vincenzo: I agree 100%