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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

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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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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.

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

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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How To Best Curate Twitter User Lists: Research Paper (PDF)

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From the original research paper by Derek Greene, Gavin Sheridan, Barry Smyth, and Padraig Cunningham of the School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin entitled "Aggregating Content and Network Information
to Curate Twitter User Lists": "The problem of content curation in social media networks is becoming increasingly important, particularly in the context of news curation for media outlets.


In the case of Twitter, curating a list of authoritative users tweeting about a
given news story provides a means of monitoring discussions around that story.


However, currently this is a time-consuming manual task. Here we presented a
range of criteria for building topical user lists, based on an initial seed set.


By analysing the cohesion of the training data across di erent views of the same
datasets, we demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of these recommenda-
tion criteria, in the context of a limited availability of Twitter data.


To overcome the weaknesses, we proposed the use of SVD rank aggregation. Experiments on a range of Twitter datasets relating to US politics demonstrated that this aggregation process yields more robust recommendations, succeeding in cases where individual content- or network-based criteria perform poorly."

 

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.1728.pdf


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Create Topic Specific News Channels By Picking Your Favorite Twitter and FB Sources: NewsMix

Create Topic Specific News Channels By Picking Your Favorite Twitter and FB Sources: NewsMix | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Similar to Paper.li, NewsMix.me allows anyone to easily create one or more news channels which automatically aggregate news and posts by your selected sources on Twitter (including "lists"), and Facebook.

You simply add the Twitter and FB accounts that you want to aggregate in a channel and your news channel is immediately created.

The look and feel of the final output is made up of a series of vertical blocks that showcase the tweet or FB content of each post and its related image.


P.S.: Unfortunately, rarely a Twitter stream or FB page is ever posting constantly on the same topic, making the aggregated result not as useful as it could be by allowing any source to be filtered for specific keywords.


Interesting. 7/10


Try it out:  http://newsmix.me/ 

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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 | Scoop.it

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.


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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)."


Source: http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/06/25/lissted-helps-you-find-journalists-and-monitor-the-media-on-twitter/ 


Pricing info: http://lissted.com/general/pricing 


FAQ: http://lissted.com/general/faq 


More info: http://lissted.com/ 

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The Ultimate Twitter List Curation Tool: TwitChimp

The Ultimate Twitter List Curation Tool: TwitChimp | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

TwitChimp.com is a web application that leverages the Twitter API to provide curated lists of Twitter users.


The purpose of TwitChimp.com is to enable any Twitter user to create and curate collections of Twitter users. 

 

Curated lists are important because they can help reduce the signal to noise ratio in Twitter.

 

Key features:

  • Create and curate feature-filled lists of twitter accounts on any topic you desire.
  • Summary of top concepts/words and hashtags in tweets for an entire list
  • Hotlinking of those top words to Twitter searches.
  • Statistics for lists and users in lists.
  • Discover lists by category.
  • Search tools enabling lists to be found by keywords in the list or by the users bio.
  • User profile pages with stats, bios and links.
  • Embed lists on any site on the Internet.


N.B.: The application is still in a beta testing period but is open to anyone who would like to try it in this early stage of development.

 

Read more here: http://twitchimpblog.com/2012/04/latest-twitchimp-list-curation-search-and-discovery-features-announced/
 

Try out it now: http://twitchimp.com


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Beth Kanter's comment, April 22, 2012 10:28 PM
I like this, but I wish there was the ability to collaborate on keeping curated lists up to date.
Beth Kanter's comment, April 25, 2012 12:46 AM
played around with this - and it is useful to get input from people about who to follow - plus I like the analysis
Robin Good's comment, June 19, 2012 1:22 AM
The original is here: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/p/1645623757/the-ultimate-twitter-list-curation-tool-twitchimp