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

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

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

Robin Good's insight:



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


His suggestions are right on the mark:


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


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


More signal, less noise.


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


Right on the mark. Practical advice. 8/10 


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



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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 18, 12:17 PM

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

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, January 20, 9:06 AM

Tips to improve curation and benefit both you and other users

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 10:20 AM

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

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

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

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

You might want to check this one out. I know that I am
Tim
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Curation vs. Blogging: The Difference Is In The Focus

Curation vs. Blogging: The Difference Is In The Focus | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If curation is all about finding and sharing great content, what's the difference with what so many bloggers have been doing until now?

The difference, according to Deanna Dahlsad at Kitsch-Slapped, is in the focus. While bloggers often cover just about anything that intercepts their online wanderings, curators are characterized by a strong focus on a specific topic.  


Here is a key passage from her article: "Many bloggers spend their time selecting what they consider the best of what other people have created on the web and post it at their own sites, just like a magazine or newspaper.


Or they provide a mix of this along with writing or otherwise creating their own content. Not to split hairs, but curation involves less creation and more searching and sifting; curation’s more a matter of focused filtering than it is writing.


Because content curation is expected to be based on such focused filtering, it begins far more based on topic selection.


This is much different from blogging, where bloggers are often advised to “just begin” and let their voice and interests accumulate over time to eventually reveal a primary theme.


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Some collectors just collect what they like as they stumble into it. …Sometimes, collectors just keep piling up stuff, no matter what it is. Even if this isn’t hoarding, it’s not-so-much of a purposeful pursuit.


But professional curators, those who manage collections for museums or other organizations, and serious collectors, they maintain a specific focus.


And rather than stumbling into items, they continually seek for specific items.


The definition dictates the curation — and everything from funding to their continued employment is based on how well their collection meets the collection’s definition.


While blogging success may be thought of in many different ways, the success of content curation lies in how well you define, search/research, and stick to your subject."


Rightful. 8/10


Full article: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/2012/06/facts-questions-on-blogging-curating-collecting/ 

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Robin Good's comment, June 19, 2012 1:21 PM
Thank you Deanna for writing it!
AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, March 14, 2013 11:13 AM

another explanation of curation

Everett Hudson's comment, March 22, 2013 7:50 AM
you have great ideas. more please!