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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate & Publish Lean Start Pages with URLs and Feeds on Any Topic: StartMe

Curate & Publish Lean Start Pages with URLs and Feeds on Any Topic: StartMe | Content Curation World |
Create a personal startpage with your most important bookmarks and RSS feeds. Easy to use, reliable and completely (ad) free. Read more...
Robin Good's insight:

StartMe is an excellent free start page builder which allows anyone to create public (or private) start pages containing bookmarks, links and RSS feeds, organized in groups and easily editable.

StartMe creates clutter-free, well designed and highly scannable editable start pages where you can easily add, edit, move around and re-order and group your favorite links and bookmarks in any way you want.

You can create as many start pages as you want and you can choose to start either from a pre-populated links and feeds page that can be edited and customized or completely from scratch.

Groups and individual items (links and RSS feeds) can be easily edited and dragged around easily. It is possible to decide how many news stories appear in a feed list and you can even switch on a "river of news" option that will combine chronologically all the news of a list of feeds.

It is also possible to integrate a search engine for each start page that will search using your search engine of choice.

StartMe supports OPML allowing full export and import functions with any bookmark collection or RSS feeds list.

Extension for Firefox and Google Chrome are available.

My comment: I can't recommend this tool enough. Easy, fast, effective and elegant. It's a breeze to use and it's so damn useful for creating start pages for a thousand different uses: tools lists organized in groups, suggested sites to visit subdivided in sub-topics, collections of people profiles in specific sectors, etc.  

Ad free.

Free to use.

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JudyGressel's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:53 PM

Great for student and teacher ipad users to put everything in one place.

Breda Kansrijk's curator insight, January 29, 2014 12:58 PM

Start me up! Word we like to hear.  Save this page as a starting point. @leankansrijk #lean #startup #startXYZ

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News Discovery and Topic Monitoring: The Protopage RSS Reader and Start Page

News Discovery and Topic Monitoring: The Protopage RSS Reader and Start Page | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Protopage is a free web service which allows you to easily monitor any keyword, hashtag, topic, RSS feed (and OPML files too) or web site on a custom, personalized private web page.

You can add as many "search" and monitoring widgets to your page and create multiple tabs to monitor and check different topics without creating excessive clutter.

Widgets can contain dozen of different information objects besides searches, including video feeds, news, audio podcasts, bookmarks, maps, and a lot more. Check all the widgets you can add here:

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Robin Good's comment, August 27, 2012 7:29 AM
Hi MrStock, I fundamentally agree that the UI of Protopage is not something to brag about, but what I am interested in is the functionality that it offers, not its looks. POPurls, may be subjectively cooler, but it has no options to customize its news blocks, no way of specifying persistent searches, no way of adding RSS feeds and none of the tens of widgets Protopage offers. So, I humbly think that the two are significantly different and can hardly be compared.
Michael Cerda's comment September 6, 2012 9:46 AM
Protopage works as a replacement for igoogle. Between the bookmark list, embedded code widget and the web page widget you can do almost anything igoogle did. The thing to note that has bothered me the most is that after a couple of months of use advertisements appeared on the page. You can get rid of them for $2.50 a month. That is more than I would pay. $1 a month, sure. The other real problem is that there doesn't appear to be any way to communicate with the company. There is no publicly accessible forum and no email contact. Protopage is not the prettiest but it can work.
Robin Good's comment, September 6, 2012 11:59 AM
Thank you Michael for sharing this info. Very useful.
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Curate Your Favorite Web Sites Into Visual Groups with Only2Clicks

Curate Your Favorite Web Sites Into Visual Groups with Only2Clicks | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: If you would like to create visual collections of web services and tools belonging to a special category, application or industry, Only2clicks, provides a very effective, simple and straightforward free tool to do so.

With Only2clicks you can create multiple pages containing the screenshots of as many web pages you decide, organized and sorted as you prefer and accompanied to your own descriptions.

Only2clicks provides also a standard bookmarklet which can be used to grab any web page or service as you navigate the web and to add it instantly to one of your Only2clicks pages tabs.

Last but not least, you can publish your curated visual collections on your own customized URL.

Among all of the visual bookmarkers available online (there are over 15 of these - see my tools map here: this is the one that I prefer.

iPhone interface:



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