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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curation for Content Marketing: Sharing Is Not Enough You Need a Content Hub

Curation for Content Marketing: Sharing Is Not Enough You Need a Content Hub | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Guillaume De Cugis, co-founder of Scoop.it, hits the nail right on the head for content marketers with a good article on the Business2Community.com site, where he highlights the declining benefits of social media marketing efforts on Facebook and correctly identifies:

a) quality and
b) engagement

as key content variables that do make a difference in remaining visible online.


He writes: "...if you’re just tweeting links, you’re missing out.


Why?


Because:

  • Your content is short-lived (the lifetime of a tweet is in minutes; a few hours at best).
  • You have no or limited opportunity to provide context.
  • You drive your audience away from you; not to your own site.
  • No opportunity to convert.
  • No opportunity to show related content.
  • No traffic from search.
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Instead, if you curate your own content hub on a specific topic:
 
  • Your curated content is now archived somewhere and can be discovered and re-shared in the future 
     
  • Your curated content receives targeted traffic from search 
     
  • You can add conversion & engagement CTA’s (subscribe, contact me, request a demo, book services, etc…).


Good basic analysis and advice for content marketers.
De Cugis is right. 7/10



Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/death-social-media-publishing-know-0920508 


See the slide deck: http://www.slideshare.net/Scoopit/content-is-king-easy-simple-ways-to-curate-relevant-content 





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Caroline Baldeyrou's curator insight, June 30, 2014 3:58 AM

Très bon article du fondateur de Scoop It, qui explique pourquoi la curation sur Twitter (= "juste" partager des liens en moins de 140 caractères) ne suffit pas pour un content marketer, et pourquoi il faut créer son propre "hub de contenus". Une démonstration logique et imparable, à appliquer concrètement dès maintenant !

Caren Taubman Glasser's curator insight, July 11, 2014 10:33 AM

This article highlights the declining benefits of social media marketing efforts on Facebook and explains why quality and engagement are key to remaining visible online

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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An excellent showcase of best practices in curating content in education while using different tools and services.


Sue Waters pulls together a great number of very good examples, of how curated content can be effectively used in education.


The analysis includes relevant statistical data on the use of content curation tools, and several chapters providing examples of how different types of content curation tools have been effectively utilized within an educational context.


Tools covered: Storify, Slideshare, Scoop.it, Pinterest, Tweetdeck, Flipboard, Popplet, Mindmeister.

Content types covered: Blog posts, Visual notes, Infographics. 



Resourceful. 8/10


Full report: http://theedublogger.com/2014/06/12/curation/ 


Reading time: 6'




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N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

Alina Dogaru's curator insight, December 19, 2014 4:42 AM

Forstå og komme i gang med kurator tjenester.

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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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What are the key steps that a blogger should follow to effectively curate content online?


Silvya Rosenthal Tolisano shares her personal workflow to curate content as a blogger, by highlighting the seven key steps she suggests to go through when preparing content for a blog, 


  1. Find & Acquire
  2. Select & Filter
  3. Group, Organize & Arrange
  4. Editorialize, Contextualize & Annotate
  5. Create, Present, Transform & Remix
  6. Engage & Customize
  7. Share 


and by reminding those already doing it

a) not to "copy - paste" entire long passages from articles "as they are", but to rather share short portions to which personal commentary, evaluation or extra value must be added,


b) not to confuse long list of links or resources, for which there is often very little verification and analysis, let alone commentary and added value, with curation.  


The key element of curation is adding value, not collecting large amount of items on a topic. That's what a collector does, not a curator. 



Useful. Informative. Great illustration. 8/10



Original article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/06/15/blogging-as-a-curation-platform/ 


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christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 2014 6:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

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Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps

Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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A good example of content curation at work is the Vox feature collection entitled "40 maps that explain the internet", which showcases in a highly digestible and visual format where the Internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


Although at first glance this may look just as a list of maps with descriptions, there's a lot of curation work that can be appreciated by looking just a bit beyond the surface. 

a) Titles and descriptions are well crafted, short, focused, but consistently clear and to the point. 


b) The 40 maps are intelligently organized into six different groups: 

  1. How the Internet was created
  2. The Internet around the world
  3. Threats to the Internet
  4. The geography of online services
  5. How America gets online
  6. How we use the Internet


c) Images of maps sourced from elsewhere are properly credited and linked. 


To the ignorant eye, this will look like "oh, just another collection of maps", but to the avid reader, scholar and to the curious enough to look beyond appearances, the value of this editorial work is on how it perfectly hides the amount of complexity and research work it has required while organizing and presenting an extremely clear and comprehensive body of valuable information on the chosen topic.


Curated by Timothy B. Lee together with editor Eleanor Barkhorn,

designer Uy Tieu and developer Yuri Victor.



A good example of curation at work. 8/10


Full feature: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps 





 

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, June 10, 2014 7:20 AM

40 mapas que explican INTERNET

Chulísimo!!

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:27 AM

Mapping virtual experience…

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Online Film Boutique Curates Unique High-Quality Editions: The Criterion Collection

Online Film Boutique Curates Unique High-Quality Editions: The Criterion Collection | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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The Criterion Collection is an online specialty shop that offers selected films that have been individually licensed, re-mastered to digital for highest quality (Blu-Ray) and bundled with unique additional materials including video interviews, uncut scenes, commentary tracks and additional features.


To give a practical example, you can find the recent Oscar winning The Great Beauty in a uniquely remastered 2K edition, bundled with:

  • New conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda
  • New interview with actor Toni Servillo
  • New interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate


Each film release at Criterion is a true work of curation: "Each film release has a producer who oversees the entire process, from restoration to supplemental features to packaging. The producer researches available materials, conceives of original supplements, and decides which features truly add value to the appreciation of the film."


Navigation and content discovery inside the Criterion Collection is facilitated by a set of curated galleries organized around 1) top 10 titles lists, 2) authors / directors, 3) themes / topics


At Criterion, you can also create your own online collections of favourite films, by selecting and saving your preferred ones into custom lists.


Criterion is a wonderful example of how much value can be added to existing content, even where, like in a film release, you would think that nothing, beyond the packaging can be added.



Free to explore, comment and contribute to. 


Check it out now: http://www.criterion.com/ 


Explore contents: http://www.criterion.com/explore 


FAQ: http://www.criterion.com/help#q1 

 




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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.
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Heather Bailie, has done a good research and presentation job in pulling together, while using Storify as a content curation tool, key lines of thought, ideas and concepts relating to the basic use of content curation for learning and education.


Nonetheless the paper has a few shortcomings (namely incorrect attributions - Seek, Sense, Share is Harold Jarche's work not Beth Kanter's - and poorly vetted and organized curation tools list), there is also a lot of good information in it, as it is evident that the author has taken the time to read and go through lots of valuable material on the topic.


A good reference for educators new to content curation in academia and to students needing to familiarize themselves with this new topic. 


Comprehensive. 7/10


Full article: https://storify.com/hbailie/curation-as-a-tool-for-teaching-and-learning-1 


Reading time: 13'



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Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 2014 2:06 PM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

Mark Monsen's curator insight, May 6, 2015 11:21 PM

All about curation, some great educational models

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Digital Curation Among Key Future Jobs: TheFutureShow with Gerd Leonhard

This is episode #3 of The Future Show (TFS) with Gerd Leonhard, season 1. Topics: In the future, most repetitive or machine-like tasks and jobs will be large...
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Media and technology futurist Gerd Leonhard outlines his vision of the future of work given the many profound changes shaping the planet during the coming decades.


Key highlights: 


  1. We will be able to offload tedious, repetitive work to computers and robots who will replace rapidly many of our present jobs

  2. At the same time entirely new jobs will be created -
    for example:
    Digital Curation 
    Social Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence Designers 

  3. We are moving to right-brain work-jobs - that is: storytelling, emotions, creativity and imagination, negotiation 

  4. Education prepares us by having us learn things that we may need later. But in most cases we don't need those things but we rather need to know how to learn new things.

  5. More craftmanship-type of jobs like cooks, makers, hackers, coders, will fluorish as computers-machines cannot replicate such skills (yet)



Original video: http://youtu.be/X-PnJblNJng 


Full episode page: 

http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/ 




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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:40 AM

Very interesting video, but regarding point 3. that "We are moving to right-brain work-jobs" I must note there are no "right-brain" jobs. This left-right brain distinction is oversimplified neuromyth.

 

“The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction does not offer us the full picture of how creativity is implemented in the brain.* Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.” (http://t.co/3l5nM7IsEi)

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 28, 2014 5:46 AM

The future of work. 

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, June 9, 2014 10:53 PM
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Media and technology futurist Gerd Leonhardoutlines his vision of the future of work given the many profound changes shaping the planet during the coming decades.

 

Key highlights: 

 

We will be able to offload tedious, repetitive work to computers and robots who will replace rapidly many of our present jobs

At the same time entirely new jobs will be created - for example:
Digital Curation 
Social Engineering
Artificial Intelligence Designers 

We are moving to right-brain work-jobs - that is: storytelling, emotions, creativity and imagination, negotiation 

Education prepares us by having us learn things that we may need later. But in most cases we don't need those things but we rather need to know how to learn new things.

More craftmanship-type of jobs like cooks, makers, hackers, coders, will fluorish as computers-machines cannot replicate such skills (yet)

 

 

Original video: http://youtu.be/X-PnJblNJng ;

 

Full episode page: http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/ ;

 
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A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Thanks to NPR, Cristina Negrut (author of graduationwisdom.com where many of these speeches were first collected) and a team of 7, The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever, a site devoted exclusively to collect, organize and give access to the most inspiring addresses ever given, has been born.


This curated collection contains over 300 speeches which go back all the way to 1774, and it is fully searchable both by name and by specific themes.


This work is a great example of how the essential work of simply organizing and presenting, even something that already exists, carries so much value. As a matter of fact, the collection does not contain any of the original speeches, but it links to the source where the speech was originally published or archived, while highlighting a key passage from it, providing key meta-data and making all speeches organized and searchable in one place.


Another excellent example of content curation at work.


Free to use. 


Check it out now: http://apps.npr.org/commencement/ 






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Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 23, 2014 11:38 AM

Great collection of speeches. Enjoy and be inspired.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, May 23, 2014 1:34 PM

Quotes and links to 300+ graduation speeches, some include videos

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:32 PM

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An Inside Look At News Curation Apps from the RJI Futures Lab

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This short but quite interesting video update looks at emerging news curation apps designed to gather and select the most relevant news for their users. 

Circa's David Cohn, Inside's Jason Calacanis and Newsy's Jim Spencer provide key insight into what their news discovery services are offering and how they use curation to achieve this result.  


The video covers also the value of curation over original journalism and issues of copyright and fair use.


Interesting. Informative. 7/10


Original video: http://youtu.be/Gf3SYrt2Jgw 



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Bob Boynton's comment, March 31, 2014 12:51 AM
I cannot use my scoop.it because I am following you and I do not have adobe flash installed, and I do not want adobe flash installed. But the video will not let me access my scoop.it.
socialcompany's curator insight, May 23, 2014 9:04 AM

stories behind circa, inside, newsy, good short videos.

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The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter

The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Content curation - the process of finding, organizing, and  sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit's engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with "Spotting the Awesome." 

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A good introductory article to content curation for organizations and non-profits. It provides good description of the purpose of content curation and of tools and key skills required.


Beth Kanter, provides lots of good resources, tools and other articles which kindly highlight and link also some of my recent content curation work. 


Resourceful, informative, to-the-point. 8/10



Full article: Content Curation and the Art of Spotting the Awesome


Reading time: 5'


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Robin Good's comment, May 6, 2014 1:32 PM
Thank you Beth, hehe. It was meant to be "in the ocean", but then I found that great picture and decided to move onto "sand".

Thank you so much for referencing my work and for highlighting, as we all must learn to do more often, the good stuff you found in it.
David Collet's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:24 PM

I like this.

 

Long ago, in a former life, I used to get newspaper articles passed to me each day that were relevant to my job and/or my aspirations. I would take the necessary hour or so each day to remain current with world affairs related to what I did or where I wanted to go.

 

Curation is a lot like that except it is more global in concept. 

 

This article talks about how to do this in the best way.

Library Staff's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

How did this dog "spot the awesome"? A nose for it…That's what good content curators do.

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A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you find tracking news on Twitter a difficult task due to the amount of stories showing up, and the often missing context helping you understand the value and relevance of what is being shared, here is a new tool that may help you quiet down the visual noise and find more rapidly what is really important.


Vellum is a new free web app born out of a quick experiment at the New York Times R&D labs which allows you to see all of the most relevant Twitter stories coming from the people you follow, stripped of their commentary and showing their original title, description and source.

Vellum filters out text only tweets that contain no links and surfaces only those tweets that have already been retweeted by multiple people in your network.


"Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions.

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.


We also wanted to include signals about what might be most important to read right now, so links are ranked by how often they have been shared by those you follow on Twitter, allowing you to stay informed about the news your friends and colleagues are discussing most."


An excellent news discovery tool for content curators.


Useful. Easy. Free. 8/10 



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://vellum.nytlabs.com/mylinks 


More info: http://blog.nytlabs.com/2014/04/25/vellum-a-reading-layer-for-your-twitter-feed/ 


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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 AM

ok - I'm in - developed by @nytlabs

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:29 AM

Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. 

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.

Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:43 AM

Test  4

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Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable

Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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JP Rangaswami highlights and defines seven key principles for effective filtering in this age of excessive information. 


Two of them are of particular important to the future of information access as they may have a very deep impact on society and on our ability to be in control of how to select and find what is relevant for us.


1. Filters, of whatever kind, should be user-driven and not publisher-driven. 


2. Filters should be interchangeable, exchangeable, even tradeable


"What we don’t know is how to solve a much bigger problem: what to do when there are filters at publisher level. Once you allow this, the first thing that happens is that an entry point is created for bad actors to impose some form of censorship.


In some cases it will be governments, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly; at other times it will be traditional forces of the media; it may be generals of the army or captains of industry.


The nature of the bad actor is irrelevant; what matters is that a back door has been created, one that can be used to suppress reports about a particular event/location/topic/person."

 



Insightful. 7/10



Full article: http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2014/01/03/3740/ 


Reading time: 5'


(via Howard Rheingold)


See also: http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-of-search/ 





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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:39 AM
Rangaswami makes his own case for why filters matter:
soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more common

 

Filters are important when drinking from the Internet firehose!

Donna Papacosta's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:31 PM

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What Is Curation? Museum and Gallery Curators Define Their Key Skill

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A short video illustrating different viewpoints about what curation is as illustrated by museum curators. 


Video created for the SxSW panel entitled: "Everyone's a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?"



Interesting. Adds perspective to how academically trained professionals see curation. 7/10


Original video: http://vimeo.com/87716505 





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Veille digitale's curator insight, April 8, 2014 1:16 AM

La Curation expliquée par les conservateurs de Musée ! 

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Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo

Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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BuzzSumo is a powerful web app which allows content curators to find trending top content highlighted by social media shares and key influencers on any subject you specify.


Content can be filtered by "type" (including articles, guest posts, infographics, videos and interviews) and by *time" with the ability to see just the last 24 hours, the past week, month or six months of data.


Influencers can be filtered by bloggers, journalists, influencers, companies and regular people. 


An excellent tool for curators to find valuable new content and key contacts, influencers or prospective customers on any subject.


Free to use and test even without signing up.

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Christopher Jan Benitez's curator insight, June 25, 2014 4:34 AM

I love BuzzSumo as a content curation tool. Everybody who wants to collect the best posts about their niche should try out this tool!

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Collect, Capture and Organize Your Favorite Files and Web Pages with Zimilate

Collect, Capture and Organize Your Favorite Files and Web Pages with Zimilate | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Zimilate is a new content collection and organizing tool that allows you to create Pinterest-like boards containing files of any kind, documents, PDFs, newly created text notes as well as images and full web pages that can be easily captured with a dedicated bookmarklet/extension.


Content items can be tagged, manually ordered and collected into "spheres", which can be set to be "private" or public.


It's very easy to drag and drop items from one collection to another and to re-order items in any way you want.


Team collaborators can be invited to contribute content to any of your collections.


All contents collected in Zimilate are fully searchable.


Zimilate is a powerful content curation app, similar to Pinterest but with added functionalties (more content types supported and powerful web page capturing) and more flexibility (reordering of items in a collection) which make it a potentially valuable alternative. At the same time, since it is so new, it lacks Pinterest core feature that allows you to easily select any image from a web page and to pin it to a board. With Zimilate, for now you need to click and save the image and then import it.


Free to use.


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


Check this review: http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/14/webware/zimilate-free-website-save-organize-web-content-notes-images.html 


Added to Content Curation Tools directory.


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FrancoisMagnan's curator insight, June 17, 2014 2:11 AM

En attendant de le tester,  voici un outil de curation qui a l'air alléchant au vu de son descriptif.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 17, 2014 4:30 AM

It's maybe look a bit like Pinterest but it's not. It's seems a lot better and if you think a bit creative i'm sure you will spot that it's very usefully. You both have a public and a Private sphere and you can have collaborators, students, friends, co. workers or maybe even a closed membership site where you can share files, webpages and whatever you like. 

Click and check it out. It sure looks good to me.


TAKE CONTROL OF WHAT YOU KNOW

Save information and research about important topics in one place, so you can find what you need fast. Zimilate lets you stop searching through bookmarks, file sharing, documents on your computer, scribbled notes, and links you’ve emailed to yourself. All your knowledge is just a click away and accessible on your desktop, phone, and tablet."

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Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions

Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you need to monitor and track content updates from many different web sources, while being able to manage and easily update such sets of content sources, you may want to look into dynamic OPML reading lists.


In this in-depth article, Marjolein Hoekstra explores, reports and illustrates the power of OPML files and their abilities when paired with specific tools. 


Specifically (though not in this same exact order):


  • What are OPML reading lists
  • OPML examples on the web
  • OPML history and Dave Winer
  • FeedShare OPML exchange site
  • Limitations of OPML reading lists
  • InoReader and dynamic OPML reading lists
  • How to create RSS feeds from your own reading lists
  • How to generate OPML reading lists from your RSS reader
  • OPML tools and resources
  • Create a Google custom search engine with an OPML file



The article is a treasure trove of useful information especially for any journalist or researcher in need to continuously and update its news discovery and monitoring abilities. 


N.B.: Organization of the content sections in this article is a bit rough, but if you are not in a rush and dig through it, you can easily make sense of it all-


Informative. Insightful. 8/10



Full article: http://cleverclogs.org/2014/05/rss-reader-inoreader-to-support-dynamic-opml-subscriptions.html


Reading time: 11'

 



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Karen Bowden's comment, June 16, 2014 12:54 PM
This is great! I love it! I can't wait to share some of my own lists. Thank you so much for posting this.
Robin Good's comment, June 16, 2014 1:29 PM
Hi Karen, happy to see that you found this as useful as i did.
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A Visual Project Trying To Define What Curation Is: Postcards from Cambridge University Museums

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Here is a nice, albeit still small, collection of visitor originated postcards defining what curation is, collected as part of the part of Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff.


The information on the project page states: " Is a curator a source of specialist expertise, a custodian, a content manager, a cultural programmer, a digital archivist, an editor?  All these, or none of them? 


What does the curator of a fossil collection have in common with a contemporary art curator, or the curator of a music festival?   Where does community curation, co-curation, digital curation and crowd curation fit? "


The collection showcases phrases and words from visitors, professionals and academics trying to describe in their words what curation is to them.


The projects aims to elicit "contributions from across the University of Cambridge Museums, from researchers across the arts and sciences, and from cultural partners and other writers and thinkers from within and outside the museums and cultural sector", to build a body of work which will capture and explore the spectrum of thinking on this subject.



Inspiring. In need of more contributions. 6/10


For more info see: http://www.cam.ac.uk/museums-and-collections/collaborative-projects/art-science-of-curation





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Veille digitale's curator insight, June 8, 2014 2:37 AM

Un excellent projet autour de la curation !

theo kuechel's comment, June 10, 2014 8:57 AM
Curating is..... An excellent idea, however using an All Rights Reserved Licence reduces its value to debate substantially and defeats many of the aims stated above.
Robin Good's comment, June 10, 2014 9:37 AM
Theo, thanks for sharing your wise comment. I can't but agree with you on this.
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Music Discovery: Cool and Groovy Curated Playlists from the New 22Tracks

Music Discovery: Cool and Groovy Curated Playlists from the New 22Tracks | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Designed for tastemakers and passionate music lovers in search of new sounds 22Tracks is a music discovery and curation site specializing in new tracks across 22 genres from key European hubs such as London, Amsterdam and Paris (U.S cities to appear soon).


In 22Tracks you discover music by selecting a city hub, and then by choosing one of your favourite music genres. Each genre is curated by a different DJ, tastemaker or brand who publishes an updated playlist with new songs every week.


You as a user can also like, share, buy/download, and collect your favourite tracks with just a click.


The site has just relaunched with a new look and feel, a new player and a better iPhone app.


If you are into new music, and like to hear new tracks and sounds in a cool, elegant and informative (but never intrusive) interface  22tracks is a wonderful resource which I am sure, will not disappoint you. 


Try it out now: http://22tracks.com/ 







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Curate Full Searchable Archives of Web Pages with Stache for Mac

Curate Full Searchable Archives of Web Pages with Stache for Mac | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you are looking for a content curation tool that allows you to collect, save and archive, index and organize your favorite web pages in a visual fashion, Stache may have just what you are looking for. 


Key features include:

  • Permanent archive of screenshot and web page 
  • Full indexing of all pages archived
  • Full text search across the archive
  • Tagging
  • Archive collections are accessible both from Mac and from iPhone / iPad
  • Import/Export of bookmark collections
  • URL sharing 
  • Export full archives and individual images
  • Bookmarklet and browser extension
  • iCloud sync
Sys req: Mac OS X 10.9 Maverick


Excellent tool for creating searchable visual archives of web pages. Works only on Mac/iOS with latest OS. 





Introductory price: 

$6.99 / £4.99 / 5.99€ Mac app

$1.99 / £1.49 / 1.79€ iOS app



Available here:

 


Review Guide: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eejonz3ljactzm9/AABa0gTmP7ixPLKWqY82l44Va/Stache%20for%20Mac%20and%20iOS%20Review%20Guide%201.0.pdf 




Similar to: Ember - http://realmacsoftware/ember  

Check my review: http://sco.lt/5UGg53 


Added to Content Curation Tools directory: https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good 






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David Bennett's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:09 AM

Stache or Ember? Must look into both more.

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News Discovery: Find Topic-Specific Curated RSS Feed Reading Lists on FeedShare.net

News Discovery: Find Topic-Specific Curated RSS Feed Reading Lists on FeedShare.net | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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FeedShare is an excellent free online resource to find curated reading lists of RSS feeds on specific topics.


FeedShare is in fact an open-source web app which allows you to easily upload and share your OPML file with others (An OPML file is a collection of RSS feed URLs.)

FeedShare curates a short list of the most interesting and valuable OPML files in its Popular page, allows you to find relevant OPML files by tags, and makes it easy to search across all of its archives



Free to use.


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


Contribute your list: http://feedshare.net/share/ 



To learn more about OPML files: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPML 

Check also: OPML Support for Firefox 



Thanks to @cleverclogs 


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sledderwool's comment, June 13, 2014 1:23 AM
Thats incredible...
tosserestonian's comment, January 18, 2015 11:22 PM
Thats incredible
flux minimum's comment, November 16, 2015 12:07 AM
Nice...!!
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Six Key Content Curation Insights Emerging from the Leaked NY Times Executive Summary

Six Key Content Curation Insights Emerging from the Leaked NY Times Executive Summary | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
It's an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world's greatest newsrooms. Read it.
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The leaked New York Times memo of less than a week ago is making the round on the Internet, as it touches upon many of the key issues and opportunities any news journalism operation is facing today.


From my personal viewpoint the most interesting aspect of this lengthy 97-page memo is how much curation, news and content curation specifically, are part of the future view being described in it.


Since, even trying read the in-depth curated version of the leaked NY report done by the excellent Nieman Lab it may take you in excess of 30 minutes, I have extracted and highlighted here below only the points that are specifically relevant to curators and to anyone researching the future of content curation within the context of news and journalism.

Here, six key points to pay strong attention to:


  1. ...resurfacing archival content. The report cites this passage: "“We can be both a daily newsletter and a library — offering news every day, as well as providing context, relevance and timeless works of journalism.” 


  2. ...restructuring arts and culture stories that remain relevant long after they are initially published into guides for readers.


  3.  ...consider tools to make it easier for journalists, and maybe even readers, to create collections and repackage the content.


  4.  allow readers to easily follow certain topics or columnists.


  5. better tagging of the info and content being published.


  6. focus on the less glamorous work of creating tools, templates and permanent fixes that cumulatively can have a bigger impact by saving our digital journalists time and elevating the whole report.



Nieman Lab curated report of the NY leaked Executive Summary document: http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/05/the-leaked-new-york-times-innovation-report-is-one-of-the-key-documents-of-this-media-age/ 



Original leaked copy of NY report: http://www.scribd.com/doc/224608514/The-Full-New-York-Times-Innovation-Report 

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Curate Your Favorite Products with eBay Collections

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eBay Collections is a new feature offering eBay registered users the opportunity to create collections of products that they sell or are interested into. 


The feature which I had written about back in October 2013 is now fully available to all eBay users and it is extremely easy to use. Just go to a product page and click on the "Add to collections" link appearing under every product Buy Now / Add to Cart buttons.


You can also personalize your Collections profile page with your own picture and graphics.


In the information age curation is an essential part of the shopping process and it is only a matter of time before any online shop will allow to curate your favorite products, as well as providing the sellers with the opportunity to easily create and maintain highly valuable online catalogues of their best offers and key trending products.



Find out more:  http://collections.ebay.com.au/ 

*Collections are accessible across all eBay sites


See also this video: http://youtu.be/35lAlo6XCmk 
and this one: http://youtu.be/0S8lARnlNCI 



 




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A Curated Guide About The Best Places Where To Learn How To Code: Bento

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Everything you need to know about web development. Neatly packaged. Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Rails, Node, and more in each box with a set of links.

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Bento is a website that, thanks to its author Jon Chan and the many user contributions, has gathered, organized and curated the very best resources available online where you can learn how to code.


From html to javascript, ruby, php, Java, perl, Bento offers learning guidance for over 80 different technologies and coding languages. 


Here is how Jon Chan, a 23 years old who launched this project in September of 2013, describes Bento: 

"Bento is what I would have liked to have when I was learning to code.


I started learning to code when I was very young - about ten years old. Then, the only things I had available were what I could find online and through a few dense books.


Now, people have the exact opposite problem: how do you break through the noise and find what's actually valuable to learn?


This site is here to help you figure that out."

 

Bento is a perfect example of effective content curation as it does not simply collect and list all of the resources available to learn each language but it only suggests the very best ones, organizing them in easy, medium and hard and providing also "best of" / direct solutions that save readers lots of valuable time.


Free to use. 


Useful, simple and immediate to use. Well organized. 9/10


Bento: http://www.bentobox.io/ 


More info: http://www.bentobox.io/about 


Submit new links here: https://github.com/JonHMChan/bento/




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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:24 AM

Excelente para dar un "barniz técnico" a los capítulos 2, 9 y 10. Muy interesante!!

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The Importance of Content Curation for Digital Citizenship and How To Use Pearltrees in Teaching Environments

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Content curation can be of help to teachers and educators interested in guiding students in learning and appreciating the importance of active digital citizenship.


Jane Schmude, an Australian education graduate and a passionate teacher-librarian, outlines the reasons for such importance while providing also a good 5-minute visual introduction to Pearltrees as an ideal curation tool to carry out this type of project.


Useful intro for teachers, educators and librarians interested to learn more about the opportunities offered by curation.



Pragmatical. 7/10


Original video: http://vimeo.com/92932324 

Duration: 10':52"


Jane Schmude on Scoop.it



 

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TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:26 AM

Vídeo sobre el uso de la  Content curation en educación. Presentación de la herramienta Pearltrees.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, May 26, 2014 2:52 AM

I created this video of how to use Pearltrees as part of my 'Digital Citizenship' subject in the Masters of Education - Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt University in Australia. I hope you find it useful.

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Social Media Curation Is Not Just Sharing Bookmarks: An Introductory Guide [Video]

Video from Curation Module of Social Media for Active Learning Course. http://meme.coe.fsu.edu/smooc #SMOOC2014
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If you are new to content curation and interested in understanding better how social media, bookmarking and sharing fit into the curation conundrum, then this is a useful video to watch. 


Vanessa Dennen, Associate Professor of Instructional Systems at Florida State University, presents in a clear and very understandable 6 minute clip, what social media curation is, how it differs from simple bookmarking and which are some of the tools to get started doing it.


She also offers an excellent definition for "social media curation": Organized and purposeful collecting and sharing of annotated, online content, as well as a six-step process (called FACETS) to effectively curate content online.



Instructional. Informative. Useful for beginners. 7/10


Original video: http://youtu.be/twvNJ5NCLEU 


Duration: 6':10"



via Eric A. Tremblay blog

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Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:44 AM

Test 6

Mariana Ka's curator insight, May 18, 2015 5:14 AM

The video explains en efficient way of usage the online bookmarks platforms such as Scoop.it and Pinterest

Alice Goddard Library's curator insight, June 7, 2015 2:16 AM

So useful!