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A Curated Visual Collection of Industry Landscapes: Lumascapes

A Curated Visual Collection of Industry Landscapes: Lumascapes | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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LumaPartners, an investment bank that provides strategic advice to digital media companies, has created over time a wonderful and quite useful collection of industry landscapes that cover specific sectors such as Search, Video, Mobile and Marketing Technologies.


Each map aggregates, organizes and groups the most relevant players in a specific industry sector at a certain point in time.


An excellent example of how curating and organizing a large number of resources in a specific field can provide a useful reference sought and appreciated by many.


Free to access.


All collections: http://www.lumapartners.com/resource-center/lumascapes-2/ 



Specific maps worth checking out:


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pascal leclerc's curator insight, February 6, 1:31 AM

Voici une collection de cartes intéressantes sur l'écosystème de plusieurs secteurs d'activité autour du numérique !

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, February 6, 5:56 AM

A visual collection of the increasingly overlapping key sectors of digital media: DISPLAY, SEARCH, VIDEO, MOBILE, SOCIAL, COMMERCE, and GAMING.

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Big Data: Large Dataset Curation & Sharing with AcademicTorrents

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AcademicTorrents is a new web service which allows any organization owning large datasets (no size limits) to easily distribute them without needing a dedicated infrastructure.


The brainchild of Joseph Cohen and Henry Lo, two PhD students working at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Academic Torrents facilitates the job of researchers, journalists and information analysts in finding, accessing, curating and downloading large-size datasets.


Technically-speaking AcademicTorrents is a bittorrent-type redundant high-speed network and a full distributed system for sharing enormous datasets. As a P2P system it doesn't require intermediate servers, is also fully scalable, secure, fault-tolerant and can act as a reliable repository for data allowing fast downloads.


Users can also search the full index, and can create curated datasets collections containing any kind of files and which can be downloaded as a full bundle.


This type of system could prove to be an excellent resource for libraries storing digital papers as they would store books, and for simplifying the distribution requirements of any organization needing to publish, curate and share large datasets.


"A robust distributed replication design allows libraries to utilize this system as their backbone. Providing fault tolerant hosting of curated data for a university, research lab, or home library.

...Also, this system can be used as the foundation of a new open-access publishing system where libraries manage data instead of licenses for external data sources.
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Find out more: http://academictorrents.com/ 


More info: http://academictorrents.com/about.php 


Browse Datasets: http://academictorrents.com/browse.php?cat=6 


Browse Papers: http://academictorrents.com/browse.php?cat=5 


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Ivan Landuyt's curator insight, February 4, 4:02 AM

Zeker verder te onderzoeken in de context van het aspect "bibliotheek" als het aspect "data resources".

Susie Macfarlane's curator insight, February 4, 6:31 PM

"AcademicTorrents is a new web service which allows any organization owning large datasets (no size limits) to easily distribute them without needing a dedicated infrastructure."

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How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC

How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.


This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:


1. Why Do We Need Curators


2. What Is Digital Curation


3. Aggregation vs. Curation


4. It's All About Audience


5. How Do We Find Valuable Content


6. How Do You Decide What To Curate


7. Curation Tools


8. Contributions from participants


If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.


DCurate MOOC sign-up: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/  


See also: http://sco.lt/99a09Z 



Free to use.


Explore the guidemap: http://bit.ly/digitalcuratorguidemap 


See also: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide  




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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 3, 11:34 PM

A useful source for content curation.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 12:37 AM

Curate and scoop it- this one shows you how to curate  effectively

Christoph Meier's curator insight, March 11, 9:38 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.

 

This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:

 

1. Why Do We Need Curators

 

2. What Is Digital Curation

 

3. Aggregation vs. Curation

 

4. It's All About Audience

 

5. How Do We Find Valuable Content

 

6. How Do You Decide What To Curate

 

7. Curation Tools

 

8. Contributions from participants

 

If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.

 

DCurate MOOC sign-up: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/  ;


See also: http://sco.lt/99a09Z ;

 

 

Free to use.

 

Explore the guidemap: http://bit.ly/digitalcuratorguidemap ;

 

See also: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide ;

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A Simple Process To Learn How To Curate Any Content You Read: The Cornell Notes

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I recently stumbled onto this short video tutorial (1':57") which was created to explain to students how to take effective notes during a lesson or lecture.


Right upon my first play through it, I immediately felt that the steps suggested in it, could be also very useful for anyone just starting out with content curation and wanting to follow some kind of formal sequence to achieve good results.


The Cornell Notes video tutorial illustrates in fact in less than two minutes how to:
 
1) collect notes,

2) extract key concepts from them and

3) synthesize the essence of it in a presentable and readable format. 


If you are just starting out with content curation, this can be quite useful.


Useful. Simple. 8/10


Original video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/8t_Vzeq5L3g 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 27, 12:02 AM

Cornell note-taking video. Handy to to teach students. 

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, January 27, 8:07 AM

I will add to pkm skills.

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, April 13, 8:24 PM

如何策展你所阅读的任何内容的简单学习过程:看奈尔笔记方法。

康奈尔笔记法将笔记本分为三栏:大区域的主栏、条目栏(线索栏)、总结栏。

记笔记方法为”5R's”法:

1.Record- 在主栏中,尽可能多地记录一些重要事实、思想、概念等。

2.Reduce,归纳- 在线索栏,将这些事实,思想和概念归纳概括为一个词汇、或一句短话。

3.Recite,背诵 - 利用线索栏的提示,尽可能全面、而非机械地,用你自己的语言复述你所记录的主栏中有关讲座内容的事实、思想,然后对照笔记确认你所讲的。

4.Reflect,反思 - 思考这些材料与课程、单元/被讨论的科目之间的关系,这部分内容卸载总结栏。

5.Review,总结 - 每周花10分钟快速回顾你的笔记,你将会记住你所学习的大部分内容。


Thanks to Peter Mellow, and catspyjamasnz.

 

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Content Curation Tools Buyer's Guide: 21 Criteria To Identify Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools Buyer's Guide: 21 Criteria To Identify Your Ideal One | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds.
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Evaluating which content curation tool to use may not be such an easy task. As you probably know there are literally hundreds of content curation tools out there, and many seem to be just clones of each other, leaving the novice curator in doubt as to what are the real differences between each one.


A good starting point to select anything is to know well what you are looking for and what you need it for, as your needs and objectives will shape the features and traits that your ideal tool will need to have.


In this article I have tried to simplify this job for you by listing 21 different things you may need your content curation tool to do, that you can use to check and compare the curation tools you have pre-identified. 


For each selection criteria I have also added a few specific questions that should help you make even more sense of what you need to look for.


Full article: http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-selection-criteria-to-evaluate/ 


See also: Content curation tools supermap




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Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 10:21 PM

This article details that there are so many aspects of content curation to consider and tools that can make each of these more managable and the process more efficient. 

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thirthe's curator insight, March 24, 7:05 AM

vale la pena el esfuerzo.

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User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs

User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we..."

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Sam Burroughs says it right: "What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look like?"


His suggestions are right on the mark:


  • Stop thinking you need to post always something. If you haven't got something good, don't.


  • Focus on a very specific interest and audience. 
     
  • Evaluate and share your opinion.
     
  • Let readers know how much time it takes to read the source you are suggesting to check.  
     
  • Explain, always clearly why something you are curating is relevant. Contextualize. 


More signal, less noise.


A good review of five things you need to pay attention to, for your content curation to generate some results.


Right on the mark. Practical advice. 8/10 


Full article (4 mins read): http://weelearning.co.uk/2014/01/five-ways-curators-can-improve-user-experience/ 



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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 18, 3:17 PM

What if we considered content curation as a value, not just a means to market products & services?

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, January 20, 12:06 PM

Tips to improve curation and benefit both you and other users

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 1:20 PM

"Explain, always clearly why something you are curating/communicating is relevant. Contextualize."

This is just one of the five great points from Sam Burroughs that we should consider when communicating relevant information to people on our list.

There are four other great tips equally as important, that we should use when communicating information to others.

In today's fast-paced world the information that we are trying to communicate to others should be user centered.

You might want to check this one out. I know that I am
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Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net

Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Feedshare is a free web service which allows you to publish and share publicly any RSS feed or OPML file (a collection of RSS feeds) for everyone to check and subscribe to.


You can also discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular ones: http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ 


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.feedshare.net/ 


Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ 



Added to Content Discovery Tools directory here: http://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com 


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Warner Carter's curator insight, January 17, 10:58 PM

looks like an interesting resource 

http://www.feedshare.net/popular/

Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 18, 12:28 PM

Useful as a backup to your regular feed reader (I use Feedly - export as an OPML file) or to share your RSS subcriptions, or to discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular:  http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ ;

 

Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ ;

 

Excellent curation tool.

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Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather

Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Block babies, Upworthy, twerking, annoying friends, awful coworkers, and anything else you hate with things you'd rather see, like cats."

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Rather is a browser extension which allows you to easily filter out (mute) or replace any keyword appearing in your  information streams.


Filter out cats, funny pics, Christmas and other popular events as well as any content coming from Instagram, Vine, Buzzfeed and other platforms.


Rather works across Facebook, Twitter and with any RSS feed you submit to it.


You can also see what other 200,000+ users are blocking in real-time.


In an age of information overbaundance this is a sweet handy tool to easily filter out info you don't want to see from your main incoming news streams.



Try it out now: http://getrather.com/ 


FAQ: http://getrather.com/faqs.php 




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Beth Kanter's curator insight, January 15, 1:18 PM

More on filtering out the noise.

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, January 16, 7:02 AM

I can't wait to try this out! It would be great to be able to filter what I want to see, rather than rely on FB doing it for me & often getting it wrong!

laura mata's curator insight, January 16, 9:24 AM

Filtra los contenidos que sí o que  no sdeseas ver...

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7 Great Examples of Simple But Effective Content Curation Services on the Web

7 Great Examples of Simple But Effective Content Curation Services on the Web | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Finding great content isn't getting any easier. Search engines do what they can, but for many of us they're not always adequate."

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Benjamin Yoskovits, author of "Lean Analytics", shares a few great examples of how, simple, but highly focused, content curation services, can indeed provide great value, while helping build great communities.


These include:

 

  • Product Hunt
  • Happy Inbox
  • AddonList
  • GrowthHackers
  • LaunchThisYear
  • Quibb  
  • USV


Interesting overview and background info on each.


Definitely worth a check. Great resources. 8/10


Full article: http://www.instigatorblog.com/curation-of-the-web/2014/01/10/ 


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, January 12, 6:25 PM

I like this quote from the article


"Curation is about people. It’s about knowing what people want, when they want it, and how they want it. As smart as computers are (and will be), I think we all appreciate the front-and-center engagement of humans with high degrees of expertise in certain subjects, guiding the curation process."

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 12, 7:28 PM

Content curation will continue to grow and curators will get more help from computers to get the work done.

Therese Torris's curator insight, January 13, 4:34 AM

Growthhackers isn't bad, indeed

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.
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The future of search may not just be about Google and Bing. In the future of search, believe it or not, there are going to be a lot of people like you and me who will be providing much more helpful information guidance to specific requests than Google could ever do.


I know this sounds probably unrealistic to you, but I think there are now many good indications that this likely going to happen much sooner than you expect.


One of the key reasons why, human beings will start to reclaim this highly valuable search territory, is the fact that in the last few years we have slowly but deeply surrendered our ability to evaluate, decide and select what is "real" to Google's own algorithms, in ways that can only be detrimental to us.


You have probably read in recent times that Google is moving to use "semantic search" rather than the keyword-based approach it has been using until now. 


Do you know that "in semantic search, the decisions are not based on statistics, but rather on world models"?


"How about searching for "Dictators of the World?" The results, which include a list of famous dictators, are not just the judgment of whether someone is a dictator, but also an implicit judgment of choosing individual examples for the concept of a dictator. 


When building knowledge over concepts such as "Dictator" in the search engines, we are implicitly accepting a set of assumptions."


"It is needed to question and monitor these models, for in the past, the significance was only in the human mind. Now, it is also in the mind of the engines that forward us information. 


The search bears an editorial point of view, and its results reflect this point of view. 


We can’t ignore the assumptions behind these results. The invisible judgments will frame our conscience."


Here is a must read article by Zeh Fernandes, that wants to ignite an open discussion about "how the Google monopoly is affecting the way we search for and receive information on the internet".


I think that this is a topic deserving the highest attention and I highly recommend to read in full this excellent article, especially to content curators, information librarians and any other individual concerned with our future ability to vet, organize and make sense of the ocean of information surrounding us.


Alternative search tools and content curators are the future.



Good reminder of what we are eating daily. Insightful. Eye-opening. 10/10


Read this: http://zehfernandes.com/the-evil-side-of-google/ 








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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Snowfallen StoryTelling: 150+ Examples of Long-Format Multimedia Stories

Snowfallen StoryTelling: 150+ Examples of Long-Format Multimedia Stories | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Snowfallen definition: "to publish a whopping great story online that’s stuffed full of integrated multimedia elements — in the manner of the New York Times’ Snow Fall, the epic report on a brutal avalanche that was released late last year to much acclaim."

(source: Matter)

Whether you think that the SnowFall-like journalism format is a great thing or not, this new storytelling format characterized by long narrative texts accompanied by many multimedia elements, seems to see no stop to its growth.


Bobby Johnson of Matter / Medium, is not quite convinced that this format is always the best way to go, but besides his interesting pros and cons for the use of the snowfallen format, he has done a fantastic job of curating a great an "open" collection of all of the "snowfallen" examples already published out there.


The collection provides in a chronological order, "snowfall"-like examples essentially for the last three years, though there are a few dating back as far as to 1996. 


Excellent. 9/10


SnowFallen Examples Collection: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnWYxsUNHS4FdGVYMnpkdGdTNTU0RS1SXzktcnZwRWc&usp=sharing#gid=0 




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malek's curator insight, January 4, 8:26 AM

A frowing different species in the Storytelling kingdom. Save it in your Google Doc, enjoy at your leisure.

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Where do you find new valuable content for your area of interest? 

If you are looking for new content, whether in the form of news, articles, video or educational content, I have put together a small directory of tools (170+) and services I have collected over time for my own use, and that can help you greatly in finding the content you need.


Organized in over 25 different categories, you can find direct links to what I consider the most useful tools and resources from news and video discovery to RSS tools and alerts.

 

Content Discovery Tools directory: https://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com/


(If you know more tools and services that would be appropriate to list here, please do not hesitate to suggest them.)


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, January 6, 5:54 AM

Wow, what a good structured Collection - thanks to Robin Good - his name is program :-)

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 1:30 AM

Finding material can be a challenge, after all, there is so much out there. Robin Good shares some of his go to content discovery tools here.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, January 29, 7:59 AM

Great resourcerces about Content Discovery collected by

@Robin Good

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A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization

A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation
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Ben Betts provides a useful framework for understanding how to leverage the potential of content curation both at the organizational and at the individual level.


In his vision, content curation takes up four broad roles that help us learn.

These are:

1) Inspiration - curation done by others outside of a formal learning framework

2) Aggregation - same as inspiration but done within a formal learning context


3) Integration - what is referenced as PKM (personal knowledge management) (see Harold Jarche for more info).


4) Application - how to apply insights derived from curation process into daily work or activities. 


For each one of these, the author provides a good description, examples and insight into its usefulness and value and into how organizations can use it.


Some delightful insights include:
 

  • inspiration - curating community feedback and insights
     
  • aggregation - curated resources are better than courses
     
  • integration - curation & critical thought core to teaching and learning processes
     
  • application - curation as a personal "learning locker" 



Valuable reading for anyone interested in understanding more about the value of content curation for learning.


Insightful. Useful. 8/10 


Full article: http://www.ht2.co.uk/ben/?p=527 




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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 7, 9:08 PM

Emphasises the importance of integrating new information into your own mindset and then working out how to apply it.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 12:17 PM

Wow, this is what I've been thinking I should have my independent study kids doing!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 12:23 PM
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation
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Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard: Comparing Mobile News Curation Apps

Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard: Comparing Mobile News Curation Apps | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article by Mashable:
"How each story is told is as important as the story itself," begins the promo video for Facebook's new much-hyped Paper app.
The app mixes curated news feeds with your Facebook timeline to create a platform that integrates news discovery and sharing into your timeline.

With its tiled layout and gesture-based user interface, it feels very similar to Flipboard's suite of apps. We put both apps side by side to see how the two stack up. Here's how they compare:

  • Design: Tiles And Gestures

Both use a tiled layout that displays news in a grid. But while Flipboard's design puts content first, Paper puts Facebook first, emphasizing interacting with your Facebook friends and timeline whenever possible.
Both apps rely heavily on gestures for navigation.

  • News: Curation vs. Aggregation

When it comes to finding and reading news, the two apps take very different approaches. Simply put, Flipboard is an aggregator while Paper is a curator.
Flipboard, with its customized RSS, topic-based feeds and themed magazines, places importance on personalization first, discovery second.
Paper puts discovery first, telling users what stories they should pay attention to, while emphasizing interacting with friends on Facebook.
Users can subscribe to the app's topic-based news sections, create customized "magazines" based around their interests, or use the app like an RSS feed to subscribe to specific sources.

  • Getting Social

Sharing and social media integration is at the heart of any news discovery app. Unsurprisingly, social media integration with Flipboard is much more subtle, while Paper puts Facebook front and center.
Facebook may be venturing into the news curation business with Paper, and it may be one of the first of many standalone apps from the social media giant, but the company is still very much emphasizing Facebook as the vehicle for news curation and discovery.

  • Wrapping It Up

Flipboard is great for collecting all the news you want to read from the sources you like. And if you rely on Flipboard as an aggregator, Paper won't be a replacement. Paper is more of a Facebook app than a "news" app, and it's best suited for those looking to share and discover content with friends.

Flipboard is available for web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire and Nook. Paper is currently iPhone only..."

Each point is analyzed with more information. Read full and detailed article:
http://mashable.com/2014/02/04/facebooks-paper-vs-flipboard/



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Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, February 5, 4:51 AM

Otro debate interesante

Scoop Social's curator insight, February 5, 10:20 PM

Facebook's Paper vs. Flipboard

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 7, 6:56 PM

Facebook seems to be testing the waters. Imagine if Paper is really popular, the company will add features.

 

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The Ten Key Fundamental Steps To Become a Good Content Curator

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If you are new to content curation here the ten, key fundamental steps you need to take to out yourself on the right course. 


Content curation is not about saving time. It is about selecting, organizing, adding value and context, and finally about effectively presenting information on a specific topic to a selected group of people. 


Here the ten key steps to take to effetively curate content, visualized by the great team at Scoop.it.


Slideshare presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/Scoopit/10-tips-to-curate-like-a-rockstar 




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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 5, 7:35 AM

New inspiration!

John M. Lee's curator insight, February 7, 5:30 PM

Smart advice here

Rhondda Powling's curator insight, February 18, 3:06 AM

Useful explanation

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Curate and Syndicate Your Own Custom Mobile TV Channel App with iLook.TV

Curate and Syndicate Your Own Custom Mobile TV Channel App with iLook.TV | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"iLook.TV crowdsources TV channels, TV programs and TV commercials."

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iLook.TV lets you curate custom TV channels distributable via smartphone compatible apps that act as pay-TV like subscription channels.


The channels are commercial and can include or accept advertising requests thus providing a monetization opportunity for channel curators.


iLook.TV is made up of two components:

1) iLook.TV website where you create your channels

2) iLook.TV ChannelApp for ditributing your custom channel
 

In a Channel you can add / syndicate video clips and submit TV commercials to the iLook.TV system.


The ChannelApp is instead a mobile app that can be fully utilized by Channel subscribers as Program Guide for your channel as well as a TV remote to watch specific video content on their connected large TV screens. The ChannelApp can be branded, configured and submitted to the Apple App Store.


ILOOKTV supports three methods of monetization: subscription, pay-per-view, and TV commercials.


Soecifically:

  • A Channel subscription must be purchased by a TV viewer to play videos that are marked premium.


  • Pay-per-view (PPV) videos are marked with “Buy” (forever) or “Rent” (for 24-hours) and require a payment from a TV viewer.


  • TV commercials are submitted to the ILOOKTV system by advertisers and are automatically played on Channels that request them.  Advertisers are automatically charged for each insertion via instant auctions.

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Revenues are collected by iLook.TV from subscriptions, PPV and commercials and are automatically shared with Channel owners.

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The cost to own a Channel is $100 per year. 

N.B.: Channel owners also need to pay the standard $100 Apple Developer fee when they submit the ChannelApp to the Apple App Store.

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Promising concept. Rough implementation.
A glimpse at what the future of video curated content may look like in the near future.


For more info: http://www.ilook.tv/ 


How it works: http://www.ilook.tv/how-it-works.html 






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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.

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Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.


Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.


There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.


Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.


PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.


N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions 


Free to use.


Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books 


Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv 






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Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.

 

Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.

 

There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.

 

Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.

 

PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.

 

N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions ;

 

Free to use.

 

Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books ;

 

Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv ;

 

 

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, January 27, 10:04 PM

It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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Index, Search and Visualize What's Inside Large Documents Collections with Overview

Overview is a free tool for investigative journalists, researchers, and other curious people to explore large sets of text documents -- anything from PDFs to tweets.…
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Overview is a new free tool designed for investigative journalists and researchers interested in finding relevant information within large collections of text documents, from reports to social media tweets.


Overview greatly simplifies the task of analyzing, indexing and visualising large document collections in ways that can allow a journalist to identify relevant patterns and threads across thousands of different documents.


Overview is an open-source document mining system which allows you to upload thousands of documents either in PDF format, via the DocumentCloud or through a CSV spreadsheet file. These documents can be rapidly indexed, sorted and analyzed in order to present an organized visual overview of their contents. 


"Whether you are a journalist starting with thousands of pages of government documents, a reasearcher facing a huge archive, or a social media analyst starting with 100,000 posts, Overview will organize your documents into topics and sub-topics, and then visualize them -- so you can find exactly what you're looking for, instantly count the number of documents in each topic, or tag entire topics for further work."


Free to use. Open-source.


Try it out now: https://www.overviewproject.org/ 


Find out more: https://www.overviewproject.org/help 


Step by step instructions: http://overview.ap.org/blog/2013/11/step-by-step-instructions-for-using-overview/ 


Video overview: http://vimeo.com/71483614 


FAQ: http://overview.ap.org/faq 


The team behind it: http://overview.ap.org/team/ 


Overview is a project of The Associated Press, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge.


Overview is the result of the work of Jonathan Stray and Jonas Karlsson




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Stephen Byrne's curator insight, January 26, 5:42 PM

Looks useful but haven't tried it ...

 

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Pinterest for News Is Here: It's Called NewsPeg

Pinterest for News Is Here: It's Called NewsPeg | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Newspeg is Pinterest for the news. Interface, dialog boxes and most of the superficial stuff you interact with on NewsPeg is 99% identical to what you are used to on Pinterest, making it easy for anyone already familiar with the visual pinning giant to start pinning news in no time at all.


As expected, there is a standard browser bookmarklet, allowing you to capture news content on the fly. Like on Pinterest you can create as many thematic boards as you like and easily add stuff to them with a click of your mouse. All content you pin on NewsPeg can also be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter.


My comment: Supereasy to use and adopt, provides a news curation format that provides more view and less depth than other competitors, and which can have its advantages in many vertical niches. Definitely a good practicing and experimental ground for anyone needing to get his feet wet with news curation. 


P.S.: One small weakness I have run into with NewsPeg is that, news articles, often don't have much in terms of images or video, but NewsPeg, just like Pinterest, won't let you pin something that has no readily available visual content inside of it. I appreciate the value of visuals, but if I need to curate the news, is the tool that you should provide with some alternative solution for when I run into situations like these.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.newspeg.com/ 


Read more about it: http://recoveringjournalist.typepad.com/recovering_journalist/2014/01/introducing-newspeg.html



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Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, January 20, 3:02 AM

Se puede utilizar para crear un "periódico escolar".

Una Sinnott's curator insight, January 20, 5:35 PM

This could be very useful for curating news around topics you're covering.

Audrey Nay's curator insight, January 25, 3:51 PM

Curate the news! 

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Curate and Publish Searchable Databases with freeDive

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freeDive allows anyone to use Google spreadsheets to build searchable databases that can be personalized, curated and published online.


Key features include: 

  • Results are presented in an interactive, sortable table 
  • Wizard walks you through creating a search widget
  • Customize the interface with your filters
  • Embed code to publish anywhere 
  • Open-source



Free to use.



Built by Len De Groot and Scot Hacker





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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 17, 11:28 AM

Looks like a useful - and free to use - resource for the commited data analyst/researcher.

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you are interested in understanding what content curation is all about and where's its key value, you will find this reading material relevant to your learning goal.


In this reading collection (25 articles) you can learn how curation can be a fantastic instrument for learning, journalism and marketing, as it provides the means to create value, to find unique resources and to illustrate them, and in this process it showcases your competence and expertise on the matter (or the one of your company / organization). 


If you are just starting out with content curation, this learning playlist will provide you with all the basic info you need to know to better understand this new activity and its relevance in our times.


Learning playlist: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide 





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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 12:38 PM

Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 10:35 PM
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Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator

Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Though it started on January 8th, you are still very welcome to sign up for this online free course on content curation, organized by Sam Burrough and Martin Couzins that will last for the next two weeks.


Here the key topics covered:


  • Why do we need curators?
  • What is digital curation?
  • What’s the difference between aggregation and curation?
  • Do you know your audience?


  • Passion for your topic
  • Practical ways to manage and filter information flows
  • Tools for curation


From the official course page: "This course would suit anyone who is looking to understand more about curation and wants help to get started. It’s aimed at people in marketing, internal or external communications, learning and development and anyone who wants to share their passion for a topic with the world."


Free for everyone.


Sign-up now: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/ 





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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 10, 4:04 PM

This is a great opportunity 

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Great Examples of Curation Tools and Techniques for Journalists

Great Examples of Curation Tools and Techniques for Journalists | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Every act of journalism is an act of curation."

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Paul Bradshaw, author, blogger and reference point for anyone doing online journalism, illustrates with a rich series of examples, the different types of content curation tools and techniques that can be effectively used by journalists today.


The article covers basic curation principles and guidelines as well as offering a set of mini-tutorials on curating lists, playlists, image boards, maps and timelines, news magazines and more.


Informative. Resourceful. Examples-rich. 9/10


Full guide: http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2013/09/30/curation-tools-tips-advice-journalism/ 




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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 7, 1:27 AM

How True! "Every act of journalism is an act of curation" - that is as long as what is being reported is accurate and unbiased!

Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 7, 2:49 AM
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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, January 7, 3:58 AM

Giornalisti a scuola di Curation

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Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co

Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Almost all the knowledge is available on the web, all you need is someone to guide you to it.
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Gibbon is a new web app which makes it extremely easy to create beautiful-to-look-at learning playlists by simply adding specific article or video links to your custom-made content compilation. 


Gibbon actually goes the extra mile by grabbing the full content from each original source you curate, by integrating it into your learning playlist, and by stripping out of any design distractions it may have been accompanied by. 


Learning playlists can be easily edited, arranged and shared with others. 


Gibbon offers a wonderful and elegant design, providing a clutter-free, elegant and very effective way to present and organize content lists.


Furthermore Gibbon adds a few specific touches that make this curation tool particularly fit for learning a topic, by providing reading time estimates for each link in a list, striking out titles of completed readings, highlighting with simple icons the type of content showcased (articles, video, etc.), and creating a focused and distraction-free reading environment.


My comment: Gibbon looks very promising to me, as it attempts not to be another generic curation tool but addresses a very specific need and application while providing a very well designed and usable tool.


Notwithstanding the beauty and simplicity of the UI I felt the need for an integrated search tool that would facilitate me in grabbing those content items I wanted to add into a learning playlist. 


I also had several problems in trying to add new content to my test playlist. New URLs would "time out" easily while being fetched and all of the content added via the bookmarklet or the Google extension didn't show up in my collection.


A very promising tool to effectively curate content learning playlists.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://gibbon.co/ 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 1:37 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, January 4, 5:56 AM

Great! Thank you for sharing this tool.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, January 5, 2:35 AM

This may be useful, if it proves easy enough.

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44% of Links Go Lost: To Preserve Valuable Content Online Will Become a Prime Need

44% of Links Go Lost: To Preserve Valuable Content Online Will Become a Prime Need | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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According to this PDF report from the Chesapeak Digital Preservation Group, 44% of links go rotten.


(The Chesapeak group is comprised of four member libraries, the Georgetown Law and Harvard Law School Libraries, and the State Law Libraries of Maryland and Virginia.)


The study highlights not only how bad and real the issue is, but how rapidly it is worsening.


Here a few newsworthy highlights:


a) Link rot has increased from 8.3 to 44.3% in six years.


b) In 2013 government originated documents showed the largest percentage of linkrot. 


c) More than 50 percent of the materials posted to government  domains disappeared from the original documented web addresses.



N.B.: There is a high value in preserving non-trivial content in ways that allow reliable access for indefinite time at a permanent online address. (In theory search engines could provide this as an additional (and optionally paid) service to final users who request it, as this is part of what they already do by default. 


Informative. 8/10


Full original PDF report: http://cdm16064.contentdm.oclc.org/ui/custom/default/collection/default/resources/custompages/reportsandpublications/2013LinkRotReport.pdf  (8 pages)

(Image credit: Rotten apple by Shutterstock)

 


 




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Christel Binnie's comment, December 29, 2013 6:26 PM
Duh, of course. Thanks Robin. :-)
Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 3, 2:41 AM
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pilar arroyo's curator insight, March 5, 1:08 PM

Scoop del maestro Robin Good en el que se evidencia la necesidad de preservar el contenido online, especialmente en el caso de información institucional y gubernamental que es la que tiene mayor índice de desaparición.