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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Humans More than Google Set To Become Key Trusted Sources of News

Humans More than Google Set To Become Key Trusted Sources of News | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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It is only a matter of time before trusted aggregators and human curators will become the main sources of reliable information for most people.

In fact, the January release of the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that for the first time ever, the informed public trusts more search engines - aka Google - than traditional news and media outlets. 


In other words, most people prefer to see a filtered and selected variety of news from different sources, than seeing just the stories coming out of one news publisher.


Even more interesting is the fact that "Seventy-two percent trust information posted by friends and family on social media, blogs and other digital sites, while 70 percent trust content posted by academic experts." as it highlights the fact that Google and search engines may be only an intermediary step in the journey toward a news ecosystem that will see trusted human editors, experts and curators for individual subjects who aggregate and curate content from multiple sources as the key reference points for news.




This is must-read data for anyone interested in seeing where the future of news and search are headed.


Enlightening data. 9/10



original article:  http://www.edelman.com/post/intellectual-property-trust-age-digital-media/ 






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Kathleen Gradel's curator insight, February 5, 2015 8:14 PM

Click to Robin Good's Scoop.it, for his astute comments on this article: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/

Harold Thwaites's curator insight, February 7, 2015 3:42 AM

Better humans than GOOGLE..... YES!

Catherine Hol's curator insight, February 7, 2015 12:03 PM

People have less trust in "owned media", and want information from a variety of sources online.

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Content Curation Defined and Illustrated by Marketing Experts: a Video Collection

Content Curation Defined and Illustrated by Marketing Experts: a Video Collection | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you want to really learn and understand a new topic, one of the better ways to do it, is to see it described by different people who have been at it for some time.


This is why I think this showcase of 11 short video clips from different content experts can be of great help to anyone wanting to better understand what content curation is all about.


Each video clip provides a short but insightful contribution from a different angle, helping the viewer build a larger, more comprehensive view of curation, as a content marketing practice.


The clips are curated video excerpts from video interviews recorded at the 2014 B2B Marketing Profs (@marketingprofs) Forum in Boston.



A wonderful collection of insightful videos that helps anyone understand what content curation really is, beyond the hype and the buzz.


Recommended. 9/10


See: https://www.slidebatch.com/what-is-content-curation/





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The Art of Content Curation, a free live event in Amsterdam - Jan.14th 2015

The Art of Content Curation, a free live event in Amsterdam - Jan.14th 2015 | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you live or plan to be in or near Amsterdam in the second week of January you may want to take note of this one-of-a-kind free event totally designed around the topic of curation.


"The Art of Curation" will take off on Wed the 14th from 5pm highlighted by a line-up of short-presentations focusing on different aspects of content curation, from the legal to the educational and commercial ones.


Speakers include:

  • Klaas Joosten – ZEEF
  • Coen Koppen – HowardsHome
  • Wout Laban – Gibbon.co
  • Eric Kokke – GOopleidingen
  • Merel Teunissen – Versteeg Wigman Sprey Advocaten
  • Dr Jan Hein Hoogstad
  • Marian Pronk


The strategic relevance of content curation in the future of online information, search, learning and education is the focus of my closing presentation, where I will also showcase 10+ examples of online projects that represent tangible examples of how curation can also be an economically sustainable activity.


Of note is also the fact that the event takes place in the wonderfully restored 18th-century Herengracht 182 building designed by architect Ludwich Friedrick Druck in 1772 (one of Amsterdam's first houses to be built in Louis the Sixteenth style).



Why you may want not to miss this opportunity if you are into *content curation*?

- the place and the people already signed up are worth the time

- it looks like there may be good networking opportunities

- you never say no to free food and drinks when offered

- I'll be there



The event is free for everyone to attend.


N.B.: If you plan to participate you are kindly invited to reserve your seat.



More info: http://zeef.org/events/art-content-curation/



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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, December 29, 2014 11:28 AM
in the past few days, I was wondering if such events were organized in Europe. I have the answer! Do you know if similar meetings have been taking place in universities?
Robin Good's comment, December 30, 2014 3:53 AM
Hello Gilbert, yes there have been and there will be many events focusing on this topic inside academic institutions. Here a few links that you may find useful:

https://datacure.uoregon.edu/

http://curatecamp.org/

http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=96&prodid=1692
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/international-digital-curation-conference-idcc



http://www.julac.org/?event=uiuc-gslis-hku-data-curation-spring-institute-co-ordinated-by-julac

Gilbert C FAURE's comment, December 30, 2014 4:49 AM
Thanks Robin! Indeed a lot of meetings on data curation by scientists and library professionals. My concern relates more to what we are doing with Scoop.it, content curation, content meaning scientific information in published papers or grey literature. HappyHolidays
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Curate Beautiful-Looking List-Based Slideshows with Quietly

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Quietly is a new web-based app which allows you to create beautiful list-based slideshows which can be shared and embedded on any website.


Each card in a Quietly slideshow can be made up by a:

- website - from which you can pick any image

- an image - which you can search or upload

- a location on the map

- a name, a URL and a description

The user can also customize font styling, the cover image, and many other visual components of his slideshow.


Quietly creates a beautiful profile page for each publisher, from which one can access all of his slideshow lists as well as the main feed. 

Quietly curators can also easily pick any *slide* from other lists and add it to anyone of their existing ones. 


*An excellent tool to organize and present list-based information in a visual slideshow format. Very easy to use. Cool, quiet interface, makes working with it a pleasant task. Creates pro-looking presence for list publishers while allowing to embed created lists anywhere.


Free to use.




Try it out now: http://beta.quiet.ly/ 


Video tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94acAlUPHhE&list=PLEDUVwz2J2SWYAAdeZ2JRU4-Wsi3p2uBo&index=1


Example list: http://beta.quiet.ly/list/9095-25-awesome-things-to-do-in-vancouver- 


Similar tools: http://List.ly 


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Lon Naylor's curator insight, October 8, 2014 4:38 PM

Online tool lets you create "lists" consisting of a cover slide, images. website links...might make for some nice content reports and screen capture video.

Jerri Lynn Hogg's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:42 AM

Excellent visual way to create a list of information from url to location and descriptors.

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 10, 2014 3:25 PM

This video tutorial is one of a series.  This particular tools looks to be another useful curation tool that is image-based.

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Track Content Changes on Any Web Site in Real-Time with MonitorBook

Track Content Changes on Any Web Site in Real-Time with MonitorBook | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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MonitorBook is a new free web app which allows you to track changes to any piece of content on any web page available online. 


MonitorBook is very easy to use. You just install the bookmarklet available in the Instruction section of the site and then as soon as you are on a page where you want to track changes to something, you click the bookmarklet and then select the piece of content on the page that you want to track. That's it.

If you go back to your web account on MonitorBook you will find inside the section called Trackings the page element you have selected to track and any possible changes that have happened to it.


I look forward to see RSS output and more advanced options to decide every how long to check and what to report.


Handy for anyone needing to keep a page under tabs though without an alerting system the key benefit may be lost.


Free to use.


Pro version available.
Pricing info: https://monitorbook.com/#pricing  


Try it out now: https://monitorbook.com/ 


Check this short clip to see how MonitorBook works: http://vimeo.com/104398714 






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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, August 27, 2014 11:09 AM

Track Content Changes on Any Web Site in Real-Time with MonitorBook

CURATD's curator insight, September 23, 2014 4:21 AM

A cool, easy and free tool you can use to track changes in your favourite items' prices and availability

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Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress

Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



Scoop.it, the content discovery, curation, distribution and publishing platform has recently added some very significant improvements to its offering, that make it service even more interesting for any kind of online publisher, company or agency looking forward to find, vet and curate the best content available online on a specific topic.


The first and long-awaited new feature is the availability of multiple layout templates that Scoop.it publishers can now utilize and which can be swtiched to instantly.

 

The second one is full embedding of curated topics onto any web page to make it easiest for any publisher to rapidly integrate and display scoop.it content directly on their sites.


The third and most powerful new addition is the availability of a new white label direct publishing feature for WordPress-based publishers.


Although I have not had the opportunity to test this new feature, which is available only through a new Marketers subscription plan, it surely looks as the perfect fit for all those publishers who wanted to use Scoop.it more as a backend for producing curated content for their site than as a final publishing destination.


With these new additions Scoop.it consolidates itself as feature-rich, reliable and affordable content curation system that can satisfy many different types of needs: from education, to content marketing, news publishing and community building.



Find out more: http://blog.scoop.it/2014/07/23/introducing-templates-embedded-topics-and-website-integration-through-scoop-it/





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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 5, 2014 4:17 PM

Nice to see SI moving along.  I haven't read this and I wonder if it's the news I read a few weeks ago.  At any rate I think SI is getting a bit ahead in the race between them and RebelMouse.  

 

I've had an issue in the UI with RM for almost 2 months and they don't seem inclined to do anything about it....but SI has always worked fine.

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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Ibrar Bhatt, shares some of the insights he has been been able to discover in his research work for his forthcoming PhD thesis ("A sociomaterial account of assignment writing in Further Education classrooms") for the University of Leeds.


In his short blog analysis he first comprehensively defines the new emerging content curation space, and then he highlights 

the relevance this may have, once it is validated and acknowledged, in allowing students to explore the creation of reports and the development of new work assignments in a new light.


Here a few brief excerpts:


"These processes are, ... about anthologising older content to produce new content and creating a new experience for readers, by giving a new life (or new ‘reality’) to an older text.


This is curation as a digital literacy practice."


"...prolific Web users have often made themselves effective digital curators by searching and locating information, then creating a new experience by re-contextualising it."


"...Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space.


A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it

In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling, re-creating, and stewardship
 of other people’s writing."



Insightful. Resourceful. Informative. 8/10


Full article: http://ibrarspace.net/2014/05/21/curation-as-a-digital-literacy-practice/ 


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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:26 AM

The image above amounts to a template for curating a digital space:

 

1. Find something timeless to curate.

2. Fit it into a pattern that makes sense.

3. Find a larger context for why this matters.

4. Share widely.

 

I think this fits into Harold Jarche’s simpler seek-sense-share framework.

 

Why does this matter?  If curation is all that Tufte and Bhatt say it is, then why aren’t scaffolds like these being used more often for training and in learning systems?  I am using the curation tool Scoop.it to do curation with my freshman comp students.  They use Scoop.it as their introductory platform  for beginning to acquire the skills  Tufte enumerates above that are part of the academic and business spaces they will eventually live in.  I am hoping they will demonstrate why it curation matters as they seek-sense-share their way to long and short form ‘texts’ that they will be writing all semester. That will include essays, tweets, G+ community posts, blog posts, research papers, emails, plusses, favs, instagrams, zeegas, slideshares, pictures, and a massive mobile presence from their own digital spaces.  Wish me luck.

Interesting links from article and from comments:

http://curation.wikispaces.com/General+References“Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship”: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137004864http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/potterhttp://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/http://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/curatorship-is-a-new-literacy-practice/http://luke-callahan.com/students-must-curate-create-a-portfolio/

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, February 14, 2015 7:35 AM

"A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it."


Creo que esta definición zanja la discusión sobre si un "Content Curator" es una adaptación moderna al "Documentalista" de los medios tradicionales.


De muy recomendada lectura para los que nos dedicamos a la Curación de Contenidos.

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A Curated Showcase of the Best Email Newsletter Designs: Really Good Emails

A Curated Showcase of the Best Email Newsletter Designs: Really Good Emails | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
The Best Email Designs in the Universe (that came into my inbox)
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Really Good Emails offers a curated selection of the best email newsletter designs picked, organized and curated by Matthew Smith and his team.


The site presents over 20 thematic sections, from Alerts to Survey and Welcome emails to Email Digest, Newsletter and Promotions. All sections showcase miniatures of the email collected which can be viewed in detail, both as a desktop and mobile screenshots, with just one click.


A valuable and growing design reference for email marketers and designers of all kinds. (A great match for brand sponsor Mailchimp.)


Free to use.



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


Archives: http://reallygoodemails.com/archive/ 


About/Team: http://reallygoodemails.com/about/ 



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Content Curation at Work: Startupery - A Library of Startup Best-Practices Curated by True Subject Matter Experts

Content Curation at Work: Startupery - A Library of Startup Best-Practices Curated by True Subject Matter Experts | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Startupery is a new online resource which organizes and curates best-practices, strategy advice, tips and methods for business startups.


The present library currently comprises over 500 hundred resources organized under 372 topics by 12 selected "experts", which include, among others, Fred Wilson (Vevnture Capitalist), Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Chris Dixon (Investor) and Brad Feld (Early Stage Investor / Entrepreneur). 


For each expert you will find a page outlining his profile and presenting, in a categorized fashion, a selected number of sources suggested by him.


"For years, and now more than ever, startup founders, investors and operators have been sharing advice on how to succeed in business. From personal blogs to up-and-coming publications, this advice has been scattered and often hard to find when you need it mostStartup{ery is a library for this advice, giving each resource and the important topics that they cover a home on the internet."


An excellent and well-organized resource hub for startups, Simple, easy to navigate and staffed by a highly reputable set of subject-matter-experts / curators.

A great example of the value that content curation can bring to just about any field, where there is lot of precious information scattered around and which can greatly benefit from competent and trusted "organizers". 


Free to use.



Startupery: http://startupery.com/ 


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Pierre Dejean's curator insight, July 12, 2014 10:16 AM

Great content about Start-up ! 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 4, 2014 6:01 PM

Take start-ups & entrepreneurs, add content curation by SMEs, subject matter experts, viola!  It's a handy resource worth a good look to support entrepreneurs and the growth of their companies.  ~  D

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Curate, Organize and Archive Your Favorite Bookmarks On The Fly with Unmark

Curate, Organize and Archive Your Favorite Bookmarks On The Fly with Unmark | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Unmark is a web app which allows you to easily bookmark any web page you deem relevant, and to assign to it a to-do labels, a description and the option to permanently archive it.


Unmark keeps track and displays all of your bookmarks in an elegant vertical timeline and can manage hashtags utilized in the note/description field allowing easy categorization.


Existing bookmarks can be easily imported from your favorite web browser, Pinboard, or Delicious. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer 11. 


An available bookmarklet makes bookmarking any web page only a click away and with the Unmark Chrome Extension installed you can search your links directly from Chrome’s Omnibox (the place you type in your searches or the URL you want to go to). Also, you can add all of your open tabs to Unmark with a single click. And, if you want to skip the labelling process altogether, you can right-click on a page and add it to Unmark without seeing a window (speedy speedy).


The basic version is free, open-source and immediately accessible by anyone after registration.


A "Pro" version, costing $12/year adds the capability to search through all of your bookmarks.



An elegant and easy to use tool to more effectively manage anyone with an intense bookmarking activity.



N.B.: Unmark has been created by Plain, the same guys who made the outstanding in-line editor for Wordpress: Barley.





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Mike Power's curator insight, July 7, 2014 5:33 AM

Looks very nice. Clean and simple design. But I can't see myself using it rather than Diigo. For any serious bookmarker out there Diigo Pro is just so much more capable and feature rich. It's new "Focused Research" feature is very useful. But nice try from Unmark and I'm sure for many people it will be just the ticket. 

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:13 PM

Curate, Organize and Archive Your Favorite Bookmarks On The Fly with Unmark

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Curate Embeddable Thematic Photo Galleries from Social Hashtags with Picsho

Curate Embeddable Thematic Photo Galleries from Social Hashtags with Picsho | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Picsho is a free web app which allows you to create embeddable photo galleries from your favorite hashtag pics gathered from Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks.


Picso which I have reviewed before in 2012, has completely revamped its interface and released a new much simpler and more intuitive new version. 

To use it, you simply enter a hashtag or keyword, you select up to five visual sources (Flickr, Instagram, etc.) and then you wait for your gallery to load up. Once displayed you can manually curate which pictures to keep and which ones to exclude.

Once done, you assign a name and you can save and publish the gallery. If you are logged in, you can also re-edit and update your gallery anytime.


The only limitation, is that you cannot re-arrange or reposition images in a gallery.


For the rest, Picsho is one of the best and easiest tools I have found to rapidly curate a social images based collection and to be able to publish it on any site.


Free to use.  


Try it out now: http://picsho.com/ 


FAQ: http://picsho.com/faq/ 





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Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends

Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Happy Friends is a new free tool created by Dave Winer which allows you to closely follow those Twitter accounts for which you don't want to miss a beat. 


Happy Friends makes it easy for you to add (but not to delete for now) any Twitter account you want and to easily expand it to see all of its most recent tweets. 


The result is a simple interface which lists your favorite Twitter sources and allows you to check rapidly what each one of them has posted. 


What may escape anyone not reading this, is that by clicking on any of the headlines displayed inside Happy Friends you get to see the full Twitter card display, just as it was intended to be seen on Twitter with integrated images and video. 


Happy Friends fulfils for me a true need, as with Twitter typical readers and tools (including lists) it is very difficult to track specific sources postings without doing a few click acrobatics. 


I hope that in one of the upcoming versions, the formatting of the tweets will also be improved as to make it easier for the eye to rapidly scan the information presented. The twitter grey icons on the left do to little to quiet down the noise created by all the the tweet texts and links appearing on the Happy Friends page. Vertical spacing between items and separating text from links would significantly improve legibility and rapid eye-scanning of the content.


Very useful.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://happyfriends.camp/ 


See also: http://happy.smallpict.com/2014/06/24/welcomeToHappyFriends.html 


and: http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2014/06/28/happy-friends-turns-twitter-mailbox-select-friends/ 






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Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 3, 2014 5:59 AM

A super Twitter utility service for aggregating your favourite Twitter resources,

 

#socmed

#twitter

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Collect and Organize Learning Resources Into Embeddable Collections with Blendspace

Collect and Organize Learning Resources Into Embeddable Collections with Blendspace | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Blendspace is a web-based content curation tool, designed specifically for educators and teachers. Blendspace sits somewhere between Pinterest and Storify as its power and simplicity make it easy to search multiple sources, import content and visually display it and organize it into boards.


Its unique strength resides in:

  1. Multiple layout pre-sets
  2. Presentation-mode
  3. Collections are embeddable
  4. Easy drag/drop reorganization of boards
  5. Team collaborators (upcoming feature)
  6. Works across all computers and devices


Very easy and intuitive to use, makes the research and collection task intuitive, and organization, presentation and publishing very effective.


I really like how Blendspace works and the results it produces. If you are looking for visual tool to create collections of resources on a specific topic for your class or training program, I'd give Blendspace a try.



Try it out now: https://www.blendspace.com/ 



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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 27, 2014 3:50 AM

Nell'ottica del "blended learning" una buona idea, da verificarne la realizzazione. 

Hairuddin Munip's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:06 PM

Many great ideas on how you curate info for different purposes - research, reminder, wish list etc

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The Future of News Journalism Will Be Built Around Curation and Trust

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Valuable insight for those interested in seeing how news curation and editor's choice approaches in journalism can benefit both the publisher and its audience a lot more than simply picking and aggregating interesting stories from other sites.


One key relevant difference between aggregating news stories from other sources and editorially curated content is the role of the curator, a tangible person with specific value and ethics who readers come to respect, identify with and ultimately trust for his / her choices in what they should be paying attention to.


"Editors could become curators, cultivating the best work from both inside and outside the newsroom. 
...
We can form a relationship with a good curator, sometimes even a two-way relationship when we can use social networks to start a conversation with them at any moment.


Curation and trust may indeed form the basis of a new symbiotic relationship between information seekers and subject-matter expert curators that will gradually displace the value of traditional algorithmic search.

"...some have even predicted that the future of finding content on the web will be through editorial curation, not search engine optimization.

In 2013, Brittany Botti, co-founder and social lead of the digital marketing agency Outspective wrote, “In the future, people will look to other people instead of algorithms to find what they are looking for.” 


The paper includes valuable links to examples of curated newsletters and other news publications. 


Truthful. 8/10


Original paper: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/10/24%20news%20curation%20aggregation%20editors%20choice%20stone%20west/stone%20and%20west_editors%20choices_v04.pdf 


by Darrel West and Beth Stone
Governance Studies at Brookings
 



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Aggregate, Filter and Mashup Social Streams, Images and Stats: EchoStudio

Aggregate, Filter and Mashup Social Streams, Images and Stats: EchoStudio | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Echostudio is a powerful new web app which allows you to aggregate, filter and combine social signals, streams, images, statistical and map data on any topic or tag you specify and to publish them online.


The new web app is particularly powerful in its ability to let you collect and mashup into one web page different kind of data and sources according to your needs without sacrificing ease of use and design elegance.


Several filtering and moderation options provide the curator with all of the tools needed to precisely control the quantity and quality of content being published.


The service generates beautiful dynamic pages, which are fully responsive and that can be published online or embedded inside your own website. 


Echostudio is an ideal solution for a number of different applications including:

  • real-time live coverage of an event
  • branded social hub
  • information hub on a specific topic 
  • social news aggregator


I have been impressed by Echostudio powerful backend, ease of use, and beautiful output as well as by swiss-watch precision with which you can control almost anything in it. 

Kudos to Chris Saad and his team for having given birth to a such a wonderful discovery, curation and social publishing tool. 



Free plan available. 





Try it out now: http://www.echostudio.co/ 


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Video tutorials: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wffg745EhsY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih_UG03j4z4 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCENi0CamnugWhSiVrBfmqw 

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Examples: 

http://echo-official.echostudio.co/projects/#!4zkmrn5wfx 

http://echo-official.echostudio.co/projects/#!zmaggn6ra5 

http://echo-official.echostudio.co/projects/#!snbrdmd181 


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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 1:26 PM

To be a better #brand #influencer and improve #online #marketing this tool could be a game-changer for many companies, #journalists and #marketers. It's great to try #socialmedia tools and see how using them can change your results. Thanks for sharing this , Robin.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:23 PM

 

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The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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The new Google Bookmark Manager got me impressed. You may call it the Pinterest for Bookmarks or the new Pearltrees

for browser favorites, but notwithstanding your preference this is a true valuable curation tool to take note of.


The new release from Google is not just a great visual bookmarking tool for anyone using the Chrome browser, but it doubles up also as a great content curation publishing tool and under a hood of simplicity it packs lots of great, immediately useful features.

The browser integrated bookmarking manager makes it in fact possible to create visual link collections by adding URLs or by using the associated browser extension while on any site. These can be easily searched, nested, sorted and organized according to your preferences.

Each new bookmark allows you to pick an associated image, is editable in its title, description and URL and can be easily dragged, moved or copied over to different collections.

Bookmark collections from other browsers can be easily imported and a feature auto-generates a set of link collections based on common subjects. In addition, if you are logged into Chrome, your collections are synced across all of your computers. 

To curate and publish link collections, you only need to create a folder inside the Bookmark Manager and when it is ready for prime time, click the Share button to make it a fully public page.


N.B.: The new Bookmark Manager is not yet integrated with the Google Bookmarks service - https://www.google.com/bookmarks/ - keeping, for now, your browser bookmarks and the ones stored in the Google cloud two separate entities.


Excellent. A must have tool. 


Chrome extension:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bookmark-manager/gmlllbghnfkpflemihljekbapjopfjik  


More info: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95714?hl=en 






 

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 1:00 PM

I love tools that can help me #organize what I've got and to be a more #effective #online #business person.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:09 AM

The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

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The Curator as a Film Editor [Video]

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An inspiring visual homage to the film and video editor, a true curator in his own right. 


"We are storyteller, and first audience


our job is highly complex

and rarely understood


we sculpt

slice

shave 

trim


we decide when to re-order

when to add time

and when to take it away

when to tighten

and when to let breathe


we impose form

structure

logic


We enhance the performance of others

(...and correct their mistakes)


What we choose to take away

is as critical

as what we choose to keep


Through hundreds of creative, selective and structural decisions

and hours of raw material

We create

jeopardy

tension

excitement


But the less you notice our work

The more successful we have been"



Inspiring. Truthful. 9/10



Original video: http://vimeo.com/90125079 


Direction, Design, Animation – Dave Penn vimeo.com/sxfngrs
Sound Design – James Locke-Hart jameslockehart.com
Script – Paddy Bird insidetheedit.com




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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:30 PM

Bello video que muestra la labor del editor de videos o películas comparándola,  con la del curador de contenido.

Xavier de Miguel's curator insight, January 19, 2015 7:14 AM

Hermoso video. ¿No crees?

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Vyer Films Finds, Curates and Streams the Best Independent Films

Vyer Films Finds, Curates and Streams the Best Independent Films | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Vyer Films is a unique online film subscription service which scouts, curates and streams unique, rare author films, impossible to get to outside of international film festivals.


Vyer unique talent is in creating context around each new feature film it decides to showcase by providing interviews, collateral material and other stuff that can help the viewer get a deeper and broader understanding of what the film and its authors are about. 


Josh Johnson, a filmmaker, head of acquisitions at Vyer, doesn't go to festivals but leverages the immense quantity of information already available online to find new interesting films to feature. 


For just $20 per month, you gain access to Vyer Films' entire catalogue, along with each new release, and every feature. Should you choose to unsubscribe, you will still be able to watch any film released over the course of your subscription.


A great, time-saving quality resource for non-commercial film lovers looking not to waste their time browsing a huge catalogue of titles but to find someone who can help them discover and appreciate new film gems. 



Find out more about it: http://www.vyerfilms.com/ 


Check this interview with found KC McLeod by NoFilmSchool: http://nofilmschool.com/2014/08/vyer-films-gives-glimpse-future-curation-indies/ 


Sign-up: http://www.vyerfilms.com/sign-up.php 


Catalogue: http://www.vyerfilms.com/catalogue.php 




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Vyer Films Finds, Curates and Streams the Best Independent Films

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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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HackDesign is a great example of content curation at work. The team of design curators behind this site, targeted at people interested in digital/web design, has curated the very best articles into a series of lessons and the top tools into a well-categorized toolkit.


Each lesson is per se a collection of annotated pointers to existing quality articles on the topic, and the tools are individually reviewed and organized across different application areas.


The official intro: "We've asked some of the world's best designers to help us curate the best and most useful blogs, books, games, videos, and tutorials that helped them learn critical elements of design. We're organizing them all into a digestible and iterative lesson plan so you can apply this knowledge to your own projects."


A model for anyone interested in creating a learning hub on any topic by curating the best content already available online.


Must-see. 9/10


Free to use.


Check it out now: https://hackdesign.org/ 


The curators: https://hackdesign.org/curators 






 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:26 AM

Great for high school learning too!  Use with art, digital storytelling, web design classes.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:26 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.

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Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








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Les Howard's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:20 AM

Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:48 AM

I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks

Search Engines Will Increasingly Be Gateways To Curators & Collections Rather Than To Individual Tracks | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Justin Fowler, co-founder of AudioPress, offers valuable insight into what the future of search and curation may be, by providing a relevant and sound pattern to look at: music.


He writes on TheNextWeb:

"Context is key for music, and that is where services like Songza and Beats Music are picking up tips from FM radio. These services are essentially using algorithms to help people discover new playlists, instead of discovering new songs. This allows for a marriage of both technology and human curation."


Accordingly, as time goes by, I expect to see search engines increasingly highlight and direct searchers to quality curators, hubs and on-topic collections and specialized resources, rather than to individual, one-topic-only pages.


Search engines will increasingly be gateways to curators and content collections rather than to individual tracks and pages.


This will be particularly true especially when you will query a topic, a theme or interest, or better yet, a musical genre.

In all of these situations, where you want to dive, discover and learn more about a topic, it is much better to be offered a selection of playlists, compilations, collections or hubs covering that theme rather than a specific song, product or artist.

That is, search and discoverability of content will rely more and more on intermediaries that will take on the load to make sense and organize in the best possible way, a specific realm of information (it can be a music genre, or the analysis of a biological topic) rather than  - as it happens today - provide a linear list of individual web pages that is supposed to cover that topic.


If the music industry, is, like other times before, an early indicator of how things will work out in the future, it makes a lot of sense to expect that the future of content discovery and search will be increasingly in the hands of curators, greatly helped and supported by sophisticated, but hackable and adjustable algorithms.


What do you think?



Rightful. Indicative of things to come. 8/10


Full article: http://trove.com/me/content/Cc1qT


Reading time: 4':20"










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The Future of Universities Is In Becoming Masters of Curation

The Future of Universities Is In Becoming Masters of Curation | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Martin Smith, Chief Revenue Officer at Noodle, has written an interesting article highlighting how the future of universities is about to be completely transformed, and how, similarly to what is happening in the music industry, curators, or those organization acting in such role, will play a dramatically important role in the future of higher education.


Key factors that will make this a reality are:


  • The price of content will freefall over the next seven years.

  • The supply of learning content will swell.

  • Education will increasingly be personalized.
     

"Universities will be masters of curation, working as talent agencies. They’ll draw royalties and license fees from the content professors create and curate.

In many ways, the role of the best universities will become even more focused on identifying, investing in, and harvesting the returns from great talent."



Insightful. Right-on-the-mark. Must-read. 9/10


Full article: http://qz.com/223771/universities-are-the-record-labels-of-education/ 


See also: http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/ 









 

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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, July 12, 2014 10:39 AM

Exciting article about the future of our universities! 

Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, August 12, 2014 4:39 AM

"... Как будет выглядеть будущее образования?


1. Цена содержания будет свободное падение в течение ближайших семи лет. Мы услышали первые раскаты прошлом году, когда Верховный суд постановил , что американские владельцы авторских прав не может остановить импорт и перепродавать, защищенных авторским правом контента легально продаются за рубежом, прокладывая путь для глобального рынка учебников.


2. Поставка учебных материалов будет набухать. Это может показаться нелогичным, но, как мы движемся в сторону глобального рынка за содержание, создатели будет цена берущих, не в состоянии командовать много переговорах, учитывая огромный размер распределительных платформ (думаю Itunes). В то время как это может сделать меньше смысла для профессора в Нью-Йорке, чтобы написать книгу, она делает много смысла для одного в Мумбаи.


3. Образование будет персональной. С содержания обучения предоставляется по требованию, студенты будут более иметь возможность строить программы на получение степени из широкого спектра учреждений, предлагающих особые курсы.
Университеты будут властвовать курирование, работая талантов агентств. Они нарисую роялти и лицензионные платежи от содержания профессора создания и хранения. Во многих отношениях, роль лучших университетов станет еще больше ориентирован на выявление, инвестируя в и уборки отдачу от большого таланта.


Студенты являются победителями здесь. Снижение стоимости содержания в сочетании с усилением конкуренции среди профессоров, и более низкой средней рентабельности для университетов в профессора, приведет к снижению затрат на обучение и больших профессоров choice.Great с междисциплинарных знаниях великих кураторов-увидим лицензии и лицензионных платежей подняться как они Команда эффект масштаба в распределении. Существующие институты с большими запасами станет лейблов: платформы, которые инвестируют в большой талант. И распределительные платформы, викария содержание будет делать хорошо, командуя как эффект масштаба и охвата."

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How To Curate Content Without Breaking the Rules or Risking of Being Penalized

How To Curate Content Without Breaking the Rules or Risking of Being Penalized | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Google has introduced its new algorithm, Panda 4.0, in an effort to reward high quality, original content in the search engine's rankings. But, this doesn't mean marketers should stop curating
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Pawan Deshpande of Curata offers a very good guide for content marketers fascinated by content curation opportunities but doubtful about the risks deriving from duplicating existing content or copying excerpts or titles from published articles.


The article provides good advice relative to SEO, general approach and strategy, managing Google search and G+ and titling by outlining the major DOs and DON'Ts of content curation for marketing.


Key recommendations to avoid problems include:

  • No reposting of full text articles
  • Curate from a varied pool of sources
  • Don't re-use full size images
  • Using no-follow tags
  • Using sub-domains


 In the author own words: "Annotate curated content with your own insights, change titles, link to credible articles, publish from a variety of sources and ALWAYS give more than you take when it comes to third-party content."



Good advice for content marketers.  7/10



Full article: https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140702165024-1132213-panda-4-0-has-arrived-but-you-can-still-curate-content-here-s-how 





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Caren Taubman Glasser's curator insight, July 11, 2014 10:31 AM

Great list of Do's and Don'ts when curating content.

EZIA's curator insight, July 25, 2014 9:31 AM

Google rewards high-quality content.

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How To Create Great Value By Gathering and Organizing The Best Available Info on a Theme: UsefulScience

How To Create Great Value By Gathering and Organizing The Best Available Info on a Theme: UsefulScience | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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UsefulScience is a curated collection of useful science info summaries delivered in 5-second bytes.


UScience contains one paragraph long citations or excerpts from research papers, magazine articles or other relevant scientific sources to which it links directly to. 


Useful information  bytes are organized into 12 different categories ranging from creativity to sleep, with fitness, health, education, persuasion and productivity in between.


A great example of content curation at work, it shows in an immediately tangible way, how the time consuming work of gathering, vetting and presenting information in a simple and digestible format can give life to highly valuable information / educational resources.


Well organized, legible, easy to navigate and full of useful gems this is certainly a great inspirational model for how to best use a content curation approach to create high value from existing content and resources.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://usefulscience.org/ 


More info: http://usefulscience.org/about 



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Curate Your Favorite Content with the ExpressCurate WordPress Toolkit

Curate Your Favorite Content with the ExpressCurate WordPress Toolkit | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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ExpressCurate is a free WordPress plugin which allows you to capture any content you find online, and to edit and curate it directly inside WordPress.


Key features include:
 

  • Grab and load any URL content
     
  • Provides editable title, image and content areas
     
  • Pre-loads multiple key content chunks from original content and meta-data and makes them ready for insertion

  • Offers SEO dedicated fields 
     
  • Auto-suggests relevant tags
     
  • Can add annotation and text boxes into curated posts
     
  • Auto-link to original and personalized attribution text


ExpressCurate also provides:


- a Chrome extension to easily capture and curate content as you browse, which provides an editing interface similar to what Scoop.it provides with his bookmarklet. The extension also adds a cool "curate" link to your Twitter interface which allows you to curate also any content on the 140 character platform. See this screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/782adzfe036gp2y/vklvggma.png 


- a free WordPress theme for curated news and magazines sites.


A good and easy-to-use content curation tool for anyone using WordPress. Excellent free solution for authors and journalists who only need an easy and effective solution to start curating without needing to learn or adopt a new platform.



Free to use.


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


FAQ: http://news.expresscurate.com/category/faq/ 




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Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, June 28, 2014 1:22 PM

It's always good to have an effective, easy-to-use tool, especially if you're more creatively-minded than technical.

Mike Power's curator insight, July 7, 2014 5:37 AM

Although I don't use WP that much this looks very useful. I'll check it out on one of my WP test sites.