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Content Discovery Engines: Six Key Traits That Make Them Effective

Content Discovery Engines: Six Key Traits That Make Them Effective | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

This post is from Darwin Ecosystem

 

Excerpt:

 

With the increasing need for relevant content, Discovery engines are becoming tools that save time and encourage effective information consumption.

 

Content discovery engines are similar to, but different from search engines.

 

Instead of simply providing results for a specific search query, discovery engines allow users to monitor topic-specific developments.

 

There are many types of discovery engines, and the technology that drives them and the way they present information differs greatly.

 

Why Are Content Discovery Engines Gaining Importance?

 

**more people recognize their potential to transform information consumption.

 

6 Traits of Highly Effective Content Discovery Engines

 

*Monitor Unique Topics of Interest

*In Real-Time

*Independent from sources

*Human-Centered

*Eliminate the noise

*Display Emerging Patterns

 

There is an increasing need for relevant content to benefit users of the web.

 

As content repository increases in size, discovery engines will be a primary means of finding new information.

 

****In order for content discovery engines to succeed, they will need to find the right balance between:

 

Read more:

 

http://bit.ly/v3Dy7S

 


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Curation platforms vs Search engines

Curation platforms vs Search engines | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

This is an interesting comparison  and I think it's a good start....... search and curation continue to evolve and there's lots more to this story, stay tuned...........

 

Intro:

 

Curation platforms vs Search engines Nowadays, search engines like Google are essential tools for every Internet work. But are they the best place to search anything? We believe that a manual...

 

Search engines present a list of content, ranked by a relative relevance between the results. Curation platforms like Bundlr present themed groups of content, usually ranked by popularity, but always highlighting the author of the selection.

 

Search engines work better when:

 

We’re looking for definite answers The source long term authority matters The quantity of results is important

 

Curation platforms work better when:

 

Events are recent or on-going (and traditional sources are slow to catch up) There are multiple points of view Concrete example are prefered to definitions

 

http://blog.gobundlr.com/post/8821314660/curation-platforms-vs-search-engines


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Tom George's comment, August 12, 2011 12:56 PM
Wow Jan,
This is a great one. Notice I commented on this at the end of the post using Facebook. http://bit.ly/nX8ObV If you send me a facebook request, you can comment back anytime you like and also be notified if someone else happens to comment on your curation. I gotta do some training now back for more later Thiis is great. Did you know you can also share any other Scoop you like from another curator??