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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter

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Content curation - the process of finding, organizing, and  sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit's engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with "Spotting the Awesome." 

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A good introductory article to content curation for organizations and non-profits. It provides good description of the purpose of content curation and of tools and key skills required.


Beth Kanter, provides lots of good resources, tools and other articles which kindly highlight and link also some of my recent content curation work. 


Resourceful, informative, to-the-point. 8/10



Full article: Content Curation and the Art of Spotting the Awesome


Reading time: 5'


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Robin Good's comment, May 6, 2014 1:32 PM
Thank you Beth, hehe. It was meant to be "in the ocean", but then I found that great picture and decided to move onto "sand".

Thank you so much for referencing my work and for highlighting, as we all must learn to do more often, the good stuff you found in it.
David Collet's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:24 PM

I like this.

 

Long ago, in a former life, I used to get newspaper articles passed to me each day that were relevant to my job and/or my aspirations. I would take the necessary hour or so each day to remain current with world affairs related to what I did or where I wanted to go.

 

Curation is a lot like that except it is more global in concept. 

 

This article talks about how to do this in the best way.

Library Staff's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

How did this dog "spot the awesome"? A nose for it…That's what good content curators do.

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Curate Visual Stories and Multimedia Itineraries with Google Tour Builder

From the Haiti earthquake to Hurricane Sandy, check out how Team Rubicon uses Tour Builder to document the disaster relief missions that have taken them arou...

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Google Tour Builder is a new web app which allows you to create visual stories that integrate maps, location pins, routes followed, texts, images and video clips into a shareable content bundle.


You simply log in with your Google account into GTB and you can start immediately building a tour by identifying specific spots on the world map and by providing additional information to build your story.


Completed tours (which are set to private by default) can be edited at any time and can be publicly shared and viewed by anyone with a web browser.


N.B.: Currently, Tour Builder requires the Google Earth plugin which is only available for Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+. While tours can't be viewed on mobile browsers, they can be accessed using the Google Earth App, which is available for Android, iPhone/iPad, and Linux.


My comment: An excellent new experimental tool from Google which can provide great benefit to those in need to showcase, present and divulge their projects, journeys, or tourism-related itineraries.  


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com 


FAQ: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/about/faq 


Gallery of examples: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/gallery# 




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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:27 PM

holds possibilities for education.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:38 PM

Useful tools why reinvent the wheel, better to leverage?

Lila Hanft's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:24 AM

A content creation tool with a lot of potential.

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Content Curation for NGOs: Where's The Value?

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If you are a NGO or a non-profit organization, your reference point for anything that relates to effective communication online should be Beth Kanter


In the presentation / discussion she facilitated yesterday in San Francisco she illustrated the why, how and the key benefits that content curation can bring to any organization.

She writes: "Content curation can empower us to learn more and use that knowledge to get deeper impact for our nonprofit’s programs.   

We can no longer afford to get distracted by the volume of information flying past us.
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In this article she published before the event, you can find some valuable indications of how true "value" can be added to your content by adopting a "curating" perspective and what are the type of questions you should be considering to evaluate in a critical fashion the content you produce or curate. 



Full article: http://www.bethkanter.org/content-curation-2/ 


Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/kanter/scoopit-dec-meet-up-content-curation-for-nonprofits 


Check also these related resources and links: http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/lean-content-scoopit


Beth Kanter on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KANTER 








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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:15 PM

This is an excellent visual explanation of content curation, the goals, and the content curation process.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:39 PM
Content Curation for NGOs: Where's The Value?
Alix Lalire's curator insight, May 5, 2014 6:19 AM

very nice