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Future of News: Google Living Stories Still a Great Model for the News To Be

Living Stories provide a new, experimental way to consume news, developed by a partnership between Google, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. In Li...
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Google Living Stories is an experimental project by Google that showcased (over a brief period between 2009 and 2010) how technology could be used effectively to provide a new, richer and more effective way to organize, serve and present news stories online.


In the Living Stories model, each story is a stream that is continuously updated over time with new updates, additional stories, images, and other multimedia resources that are published over time. 


These are organized on the page in a way that provides maximum accessibility to the reader, allowing him to skim, explore, filter or dig in depth into any category or specific item.


Nonetheless abandoned by Google, Living Stories remains a very inspiring example of how automated news aggregation and manual curation, both required in heavy doses to achieve this type of results, could provide a truly innovative mode of producing and offering access to news information.

The greatest news of all is that Google has left the model, examples and infrastructure for using and improving upon it available to everyone for free.


"The Living Stories code is available as open-source for anyone to use on their own sites at: http://code.google.com/p/living-stories/


Must see. 9/10

Free to study, use and adopt.



More info and examples: http://livingstories.googlelabs.com/ 


WordPress plugin: https://code.google.com/p/living-stories/wiki/WordpressInstallation 










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Therese Torris's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:19 AM

Google extends strengthens its grip on news. Goog luck to small players!

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A Curated Collection of Daily Quotes Matched to Relevant Songs: Literary Jukebox

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Maria Popova is the author of Literary Jukebox, a fascinating collection of daily quotes from her favorite books, each one thematically matched to a song.


She writes about it: "Sometimes, the connections will be fairly obvious. Other times, they might be more esoteric and require some reflection.


Literary Jukebox is truly a work of love and a great example of how curating something you truly enjoy, can create permanent value, while providing cultural insight, an opportunity for music discovery to the reader as well as exposure and visibility to the books and music authors included.



N.B.: I encourage you to support Maria's work, as she is a brilliant and inspiring mind and her work on Brain Pickings is a clear demonstration of someone whose work benefits no big brand, advertiser or sponsor, but the likes of you and me and our ability to remain curious.  

  

Get inspired: http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/ 


See also: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/09/introducing-literary-jukebox/ 


Check out Brain Pickings on Twitter:


Consider subscribing to the email newsletter digest. Here's a sample issue on how to worry less about money, timeless advice on courage and the creative life, why going back to school is a bad idea, and more. 




 



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M. W. Catlin's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:55 AM

Really nice way to combined a couple of my favorite things, music and literature.   

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A Collection of Collections: The Typologist by Diana Zlatanovski

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If you are looking for some oustanding examples of curation at work here's one that should not be missed.


A collection of collections, the Typologist is a unique site curated by Diana Zlatanovski, Museologist at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  and Photographer at The Typology, and showcasing interesting objects and photo typologies that she has found around the world.

Check also her print shop at: the-typology.myshopify.com/

Follow Diana here:


Recommended.



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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:14 AM

A Collection of Collections: The Typologist by Diana Zlatanovski

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Here's Something Good To Curate: The Short Cutts

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Get the actual answers to 100s of Matt Cutts Web Master videos: The Short Cutts
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Here's a good real-world example of good content that could become one hundred times more useful and valuable for readers if it was just "curated" a bit more.

A company called ClickConsult has had in fact the great idea of culling together all of Matt Cutts' videos (the Google Spam team evangelist), in a one-page collector, while complementing all clips with a summarized text answer.


Great idea and cool execution: http://www.theshortcutts.com/


but...


It's impossible to find what you are looking for or to browse in some kind of intelligent way, because all of those 100 video clips are all mixed together. Yes you can search, sort by newest, but there are no groups based on common questions and topics (and there are a lot), no sets, no playlist on any of the hot topics covered.


This is why I thik this is a perfect example of a some good content where if you only add a simple layer of curation, by organizing and grouping related items, this same collection becomes instantly one order of magnitude more useful.


Original collection: http://www.theshortcutts.com/#


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:54 AM

Robin is Right → this is good content to curate and syndicate to your top socials so your (Authorship) is credited for the social signal + shares and your http://bit.ly/RichSnippet is present when your page Get Ranked on Page 1 of Google 

Neil Ferree's comment, March 25, 2013 10:56 AM
Good stuff @RobinGood
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A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review

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Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web
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The Public Domain Review, a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation founded by Adam Green and Jonathan Gray, is a free online journal collecting and showcasing the most interesting and unique copyright-free works available on the Internet. 


The Guardian reports: "...the site and its newsletter showcase the best and quirkiest texts, images and films the internet has to offer. 


...A model of digital curation."


The mission of the PDR is to "celebrate and showcase online material which is openly licensed, and thus free for people to share and re-use for any purpose".


My comment: A treasure trove of unique, rare and valuable pieces of content organized in helpful collections. A gate to discovery of otherwise unfindable gems.



Free to use.


Check it out now: http://publicdomainreview.org/ 


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


Collections: http://publicdomainreview.org/the-collections/ 


Newsletter: http://publicdomainreview.org/subscribe/ 


Key content sources: http://publicdomainreview.org/sources/ 








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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:11 AM

Good Resource when looking for content. Thanks Robin.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 15, 11:10 PM

There is some very unusual content here. 

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, April 17, 6:57 AM

Incredible resource of hard-to-find content

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The Curated Google Search Result Page: The Mega-SERP

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A good example of how you can provide a lot more insight to others by painstakingly curating a specific topic by collecting, organizing and juxtaposing effectively all of the relevant pieces.


Dr.Pete. also known as Peter J. Myers has curated an insightful visual montage that showcases all of Google search engine result page features in one page.


The result is a pretty amazing view, that, at least in my view, would be much more welcome than the existing results. Much more so, if it was me, the user searching, being able to decide which one of these features to turn on or off depending on my needs.


The time has come for me and you to decide how we want to slice, view and rank search results and this wonderful user-generated montage points to how much more could be seen if it was me or you to decide what to display inside your SERPs.



Inspiring. Instructional. Informative. 9/10


Original story: 

http://moz.com/blog/mega-serp-a-visual-guide-to-google 


Interactive illustrated image: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/444884388539269122

*hover your mouse on the different sections to see a descriptio of that feature





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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:45 AM

Thank you for sharing.

Lila Hanft's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:25 PM

This could be really useful for documenting successful SEO or for setting benchmarks.

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Where Curation and Storytelling Meet: The 85 Seconds Clip

Getty Images touches people in a new campaign created by AlmapBBDO. 

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A new promotional campaign for Getty Images, created by AlmapBBDO, showcases an excellent example of video curation at work.


In this case, Getty Images and its partner agency have decided to gather, distill and juxtapose some of the most beautiful video clips available from the stock image giant, into a "short" (less than 2 mins) capable of telling a simple, human story with no voice-over or dialog.


By curating the best video clips from the Getty Images stock library into a simple but truly engaging visual story, the authors have not only created something that naturally engages human viewers, but have also realized a fantastic showcase of Getty quality images and video, without ever talking or mentioning it in any way.


Excellent work.


Hats to Marcello Serpa, Luiz Sanches, André Kassu, Marcos Medeiros, Renato Simões e Bruno Prosperi.


Original video clip: http://youtu.be/iGgqEKP0oPc


Do not miss to check out the original "From Love to Bingo" clip, done a year ago, but utilizing only still photographs. Amazing.

http://youtu.be/E7xc7J8bdsU




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carmen blyth's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:31 PM

Distilled images woven into a story

Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:41 AM

Getty Images just knocked it out of the park with this. Great use of music, too. 

 

Linda Allen's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:17 AM

Excellent