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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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June 12, 2014 5:33 PM
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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 | Scoop.it
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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: http://cleverclogs.org/2014/05/rss-reader-inoreader-to-support-dynamic-opml-subscriptions.html


Reading time: 11'

 



Fernando Zamith's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:19 AM

Parece interessante. Estou a experimentar.

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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January 1, 2014 12:04 PM
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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 | Scoop.it
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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: https://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com/


(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)








Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:54 AM

Robin Good has done a phenomenal job of gathering content discovery tools and putting them into categories for easy search and even easier use.

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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July 21, 2013 11:53 AM
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Where To Find Hot Trending Content Online

Where To Find Hot Trending Content Online | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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


  1. http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends 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. http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts 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. http://www.hashtags.org/ will give you a list of trending hashtags and http://www.hashtags.org/trending-on-twitter/ will give you what’s trending on Twitter.

  4. http://whatthetrend.com/ 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: http://seomomma.com/content-creation-curated-content/ for the full list.



Useful. Resourceful. 8/10


Original article: http://seomomma.com/content-creation-curated-content/




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

A useful list of....lists!

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May 2, 2012 6:47 AM
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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 | Scoop.it

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: http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/04/29/30-specialist-and-super-smart-search-engines/ 


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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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January 17, 2014 4:34 PM
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Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net

Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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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: http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ 


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.feedshare.net/ 


Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ 



Added to Content Discovery Tools directory here: http://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com 


(Image credit: RSS sign by Shutterstock)




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

looks like an interesting resource 

http://www.feedshare.net/popular/

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:  http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ ;

 

Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ ;

 

Excellent curation tool.

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September 22, 2013 4:37 PM
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In-Context Content Discovery with Pugmarks.me

In-Context Content Discovery with Pugmarks.me | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Pugmarks.me 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: http://pugmarks.me/ 


Intro video: http://youtu.be/v4rGEu0hsGQ +

http://youtu.be/tfR1xIRNIoo 


more info: https://pugmarks.me/pugmarklet 




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June 6, 2013 2:33 PM
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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 | Scoop.it



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: http://www.talkwalker.com/alerts



trendspotter's comment, June 19, 2013 7:23 AM
They also use this domain and name: https://en.mention.net/
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.