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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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February 17, 2015 11:35 AM!

Curate Your Favorite Links Into a Weekly Email Newsletter with RefreshBox

Curate Your Favorite Links Into a Weekly Email Newsletter with RefreshBox | Content Curation World |

RefreshBox enables people to subscribe and create weekly 5-link-collection newsletters of their weekly professional best reads, tools or resources."

Robin Good's insight:

Refreshbox offers a good opportunity for anyone wanting to warm up to content curation without needing to invest a truckload of time.

The new free service allows you to easily pick any webpage or resource you find online, and to add your personal title and description /commentary to it, while saving to a draft newsletter that will be sent out to your readers once a week.

Contrary to what is suggested on the "What's This" page on the Refreshbox site, I strongly recommend that you do not just pick but also introduce and contextualize the gems you find, that's the real-value you can provide, while Refreshbox takes care of providing free-of-charge:

1. a web page for your curated newsletter(s),

2. a searchable hub where others can find it and

3. an easy-to-use subscription and distribution service without asking you anything in return.

Refreshbox allows you to place up to 5 links in each newsletter edition, and to hook up to other services (e.g.Product Hunt) to pick up your likes and preferences automatically and add them to your curated newsletter draft.

Excellent tool to warm-up to content curation by picking and collecting great resources to distribute via email.

Try it out now: 

Chrome extension: 

Marta Torán's curator insight, February 17, 2015 1:31 PM

Newsletter con tus enlaces curados favoritos.

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, April 24, 2015 12:42 PM

RefreshBox and your tech.

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June 25, 2012 11:38 AM!

Curate and Organize Your Newsletter with XYDO

Robin Good: Xydo allows you to create curated and professionally-formatted email newsletters by providing you with the tools to aggregate, find and select the news stories you want to email to your subscribers.

You can pick content sources from a large set of pre-curated topics provided by Xydo, as well as from your own set of preferred keywords, RSS feeds, Twitter users or hashtags. 

Xydo allows you to manually pick which stories or videos to publish and which ones to reject, and to easily sort them in your preferred sequence.

The final output from Xydo is HTML code which you can copy and paste directly into your favorite email newsletter distribution service.

In addition Xydo provides also an analytics facility allowing you to measure what content is better appreciated by your readers. 

The final HTML newlsetter is coded as to be viewable on all screen-sizes and device types, from desktop to smartphone. 

Free trial (15 days) available. (After that no-one knows for now how much is the cost for the service as the "pricing" page is not accessible anymore.)


More info:

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Scooped by Robin Good
June 2, 2012 6:52 PM!

Pinterest Launches Curated Newsletters

Pinterest Launches Curated Newsletters | Content Curation World |
Pinterest has rolled out a newsletter that emails users curated content.

From Mashable: "Users on Pinterest usually have to seek interesting content for themselves, but a new feature quietly rolled out today drives them to even more personalized content.

...many users are sure to appreciate Pinterest’s new weekly email newsletter, making it easier to find even more great pins and helping them keep tabs on how their own pins are doing.

Mimicking the website’s pinboard style, each pin or board in the email is linked to the website, but users are unable to re-pin or like a post directly from the newsletter.

The newsletter lists a few popular boards, pins from friends that might be of interest and a useful feature for brands especially: your most popular pins of the week."

Full article: 

(via Brian Yanish)

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April 9, 2014 11:58 AM!

A Curated Newsletter of Little Gems: VLS a Very Short List

A Curated Newsletter of Little Gems: VLS a Very Short List | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

VLS, or VeryShortList is an email newsletter and website, that brings in each daily issue a few selected high-value resources from a different human curator.

Each day of the week has a color and a theme.

Each edition of VSL lists three unique resources on that theme.

An excellent and well tested example of curation at work, VLS is alive since 2006 and the quality of its curation work allow for a discrete sponsorship presence to support this unique quality publication.

Check it out now.

Free to use: 


Curated by: Alexa Jaccarino

Beth Kanter's comment, April 9, 2014 12:21 PM
Does this answer your question about whether the web can be hand curated or not?
LLatipi's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 PM


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June 8, 2012 2:30 PM!

Curated Email Newsletters: An Excellent Reputation-Building Strategy and a Great Value for Your Subscribers

Curated Email Newsletters: An Excellent Reputation-Building Strategy and a Great Value for Your Subscribers | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: One of the best ways to provide valuable content to your fans and potential customers is to serve them a periodical digest of some really precious gems. Few and very good.

This approach is the opposite of what most companies do when it comes to sending out email updates. They direct all of their effort at promoting their own news and stories, but often these are not worth much in the eye of the reader. 

Selecting instead some quality resources, few and very good, and serving them periodically to your subscribers can be an excellent strategy to gain reputation, trust and authority.

Here a few good examples to inspire yourself: 

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