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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Content Curation World |
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.
Robin Good's insight:

I have been testing and trying so many different content curation tools that I have been developing a good sense of what is needed most when it comes to searching, collecting, organizing and presenting information collections online.

In this two-part article I have outlined what I expect to be the most relevant changes and innovations that will be likely integrated in the content curation tools already available out there or that will become the key foundations for new ones that are yet to appear.

My article doesn't pretend to be a guide or a comprehensive catalogue of all the features that content curation tools should consider integrating, but simply an exploratory journey into some of the areas and features where I see a need for better support and where I expect to be surprised the most next.

Follow me in this short journey and add to the comments what are your personal expectations and needs on this front.

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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:53 AM

Las herramientas de curación de contenido están en su infancia. En un futuro próximo van a jugar un papel cada vez más importante de apoyo a la producción de contenidos, la educación y el aprendizaje y, en general, a la organización de forma mas eficaz de la información online y offline disponible.

Para lograr estos objetivos, las herramientas de curación de contenidos tendrán que probar, integrar y adoptar nuevas características que cumplan con muchos de los requisitos de un curador de contenidos.

SMOOC's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:27 PM

Interesting write up on content curation tools from Robin Good (pt. 1)

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Artículo de Robin Good en el que habla de las posibilidades de las herramientas de content curation.

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A Great Example of Innovative Content Curation: A Storified CV

A Great Example of Innovative Content Curation: A Storified CV | Content Curation World |

From the article intro:

"...Scott Kubie, who typically goes by Scott Rocketship, was recently laid off from his job at a mobile and web app technology startup.

In his quest to find a new gig, the 27-year-old copywriter decided to use Storify to create a unique resume.

In the five days since publishing, the Storify has gotten more than 1,150 views and been making the rounds on Twitter. Storify even shared it on its Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Rocketship has been lauded by many for his innovation and creativity..."

Find out why he decided to create a Storify resume and see the innovative result he got: 

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Bad News for Video Curation Startups: Magnify Gets Patent and Permission To Sue Video Curation Services

Bad News for Video Curation Startups: Magnify Gets Patent and Permission To Sue Video Curation Services | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Nonetheless founder Steven Rosenbaum states "“I believe in the freedom of innovation", his company has just been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,117,545 covering hosted video discovery and publishing platforms.

The patent description clearly covers any web-based service which allows you to create a topic-specific channel with manually or auto-curated video content.

Here the exact wording: "A hosted system provides any Internet user with the ability to quickly set up and customize a video channel, preferably as a web page or site that can be reached from any Internet-accessible device having a web browser.

The solution includes tools for use by channel site creators to customize the look, feel, and page design.

A particular web page or site may be associated with a given subject.

As used herein, a page or site that has such an association is sometimes referred to as “subject-specific...” 

I don't know what's your take on this, but I personally don't see this as good news for curation and video curation startups, who are presently innovating in this space (like Blinkx, Redux, Chill, Vodpod, Magma, Yokto, Shufflr, Griddeo, Shortform,, Embedr, Plizy, Vidcaster, Yubby, and many others).

Patents, whether in the hands of large or small players are the antithesis of open innovation and it is for me difficult to support who in the name of a better future, choses to utilize the means of his worst enemies to achieve its business ends. 

While investors may indeed pretty happy about this, I am not.

Worrysome. 4/10 (Pass this news on)

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Metta's comment, December 28, 2013 2:43 PM
I wonder why the original article on BetaBeat hasn't been shared by anyone.
Robin Good's comment, December 28, 2013 6:26 PM
Here's the cherry on the cake:
Metta's comment, January 1, 2014 9:53 AM
What does he mean by 'economic rules'? <br>Fortunately, it seems they did not sue any of the companies so far.