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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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How To Gradually Grow a Good List of Reliable News Sources on Twitter

How To Gradually Grow a Good List of Reliable News Sources on Twitter | Content Curation World |
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Robin Good's insight:

The ability to discover good and reliable sources and to organize them in ways that make it easy to track and monitor their informationn streams is one of the key skills required for any content curator worth of this title.

Pacific Cove's comment July 31, 2013 3:04 AM
Thank you Steve, You always share very informative articles.
Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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Creative Commons Licenses and Attribution: How To Embed Them Inside Your Digital Content

Creative Commons Licenses and Attribution: How To Embed Them Inside Your Digital Content | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: JISC provides a very well documented guide to the use of Creative Commons licences (also referred to as CC licences) which can greatly facilitate the copying, reuse, distribution, and in some cases, the modification of the original owner’s creative work without needing to get permission each time from the original rights holder.

In addition to this the correct use and embedding of CC license may greatly help in the effort to make original sources more transparent to the final reader, in many context, including news and content curation efforts of many kinds.

Creative Commons licences can be embedded into a variety of resources, such as PowerPoint, images, Word docs, elearning resources, podcasts and other audio visual resources.

While specifically prepared for UK public sector organizations this document can be quite useful for anyone interested in the use of CC licenses to distribute digital content online.

Key Benefits of embedding CC licences for content curation and attribution:

  • It can help the user see that the resource is an 'open' resource and licensed under a specific CC licence terms
  • It can help reduce the future 'orphan works' (works for which the rights holders are unknown or cannot be traced), and assist in creation of appropriate attribution, citation and potential negotiation for further permissions. By embedding the selected CC licence to the licence details even if the resource gets detached from its metadata. This is particularly the case if the resource is found via a search engine instead of the original website platform which might host specific copyright restrictions.

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(Thanks to Amber Thomas for finding this resource)

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Find Your Sources - A Curated Directory of Media Journalists on Twitter: Lissted

Find Your Sources - A Curated Directory of Media Journalists on Twitter: Lissted | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: If you are looking for a tool that allows you to find and listen to reporters, journalists and bloggers in the area or on the topic that interests you the most, Lissted should be on your list.

"search for trusted print, broadcast or online sources; follow those who cover your industry or your area."

From TheNextWeb: "The press release distribution service RealWire has launched a new curation tool called Lissted. Its tagline is pretty self-explanatory: “Curating the media on Twitter.”

What it doesn’t say, though, is the size of its database (“the Lisst”), which includes over 10,000 journalists and growing.

As a matter of fact, media professionals can also request to be listed by linking their Twitter account and filling up a detailed sign-up form asking about their areas of interest and specialities.

...Lissted offers advanced search features; you can look for bloggers and journalists from all sorts of sectors or working for a specific media outlet in the region of your choice. Lissted will return detailed results, which includes Twitter accounts and Klout scores — and this search tool displays the first 100 results for free.


While some of these features are free as well for listed journalists, Lissted also offers advanced subscription plans targeted at PR and marketing professionals, which range from US$76 to US$232 a month (£49 to £149)."


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How To Improve Your Content Curation By Finding Better Sources

How To Improve Your Content Curation By Finding Better Sources | Content Curation World |

Excerpted from the original article: "So what is the secret sauce that makes people like Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, or Mari Smith popular while most everyone else remains hidden?


In a word: Sources


In order to do this yourself, remember that you have to go beyond sharing the articles that land in your favorite RSS feeds, or just reposting something from your social media timeline (which honestly has probably been reposted a thousand times before).


To make your social curation easier, and more effective, here are a few things you might want to do:


a) Do a competitor check. It’s important to know what’s already out there


b) What do your competitors post? How or when do they post? What are their usual sources?


c) Study your competitor’s social media behavior meticulously. It’ll take time, yes, but once you’ve established where you stand, you can start looking for the best places to gather curated information without fear of repeating what others have already shared.


d) See what’s out there. Now that you know how your competitors work, you can begin creating your curation strategy, collecting the tools you need and compiling sources you can use to collate content. How many blog posts, videos and news articles are posted about your chosen topic everyday? Does your field have enough sources to sustain you, as far as your plan goes?


e) Is this what your audience really wants? This truly is the most important question you need to answer. You need to see what your audiences actually post online.


f) Create a market study on their digital behavior. You can check for yourself how audiences react towards your competitor’s social media efforts or use social media monitoring software to help you out."


The above is a summary of an excellent curation methodology created by the content curation platform Curata - How to Have an Effective Strategy for Curation

Check out their blog post on crafting the perfect content curation strategy for more details that further expands on the above.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


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Daniel J Smith's comment, March 26, 2012 7:09 PM
Awesome article Thanks for sharing. Daniel
resumebear's comment March 29, 2012 6:28 PM
Rock it
Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:51 AM

Curating great content is not about passing around what everyone else is, it's about finding sources of great content and sharing that content with your audience. It takes work to find this content and to cultivate the right sources of information. You must understsnd what your audience is hungry for so you can provide content that will get results.