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The Best Online Video Content Curated Into 30' Thematic Programs: Pluto.TV

The Best Online Video Content Curated Into 30' Thematic Programs: Pluto.TV | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Watch the best videos for free, 24/7, on any device. From music to sports, kids, skate, surf, comedy and more—it's out of this world.
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Pluto.tv is a new web service which curates the best video clips available online by organizing content coming from YouTube and many other video sharing sites into thematic programs of 30 minutes each.


The interface is very similar to the one utilized by program guide viewers on standard cable TV.


Pluto.tv offers already more than 100 thematic video channels all curated by human beings.


My comment: An effective approach to surface great video content 

while delivering it in a familiar and consumable format.


 Available also as an app for iOS and Android.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://pluto.tv 








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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 4, 5:27 AM

A great example of curated video.

Christian Faisy's curator insight, April 22, 1:08 AM

Chaine web magique, vous sélectionnez simplement le type de contenu que vous souhaitez voir puis vous regardez en direct le meilleur des contenus TV disponibles, sous forme d'une grille de programmes

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Access Broken URLs and Dead Web Pages with Resurrect for Firefox

Access Broken URLs and Dead Web Pages with Resurrect for Firefox | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Resurrect Pages is a free Firefox Add-on that allows you to instantly find archived and cached copies for any dead page or broken URL.


Specifically, Resurrect searches through these cache/mirrors:

  • CoralCDN
  • Google Cache
  • Yahoo! Cache
  • The Internet Archive
  • MSN Cache
  • Gigablast
  • WebCite


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/resurrect-pages/ 





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Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware

Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Wepware is a new web app which allows you to capture any web page or portion of it and organize it into Pinterest-like boards which can be easily published and shared on social media channels.


Unique strengths include the ability to capture dynamic information boxes (flight schedule, sport scores, etc.) that will continue to be updated even when they are inside your curated collections. In addition, such live dynamic info snippets can be easily pasted on any web page you want and kept there as a live reference.


My comment: Powerful dynamic capture feature allows the creation of unique dynamic dashboards that collect and organize information from various sources in real-time.


Available as a Chrome browser extension.


Free to use.


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


More info: http://www.wepware.com/web/landing 





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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 24, 1:09 PM

I like this a lot, but it is only good for the Chrome browser. Check it out.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 25, 5:09 AM

I can see where this could be very useful to a business owner wanting to aggregate content for his/her customers.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 9:30 PM

Great for #ContentCuration #WebConsultants 

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Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Scissorsfly is a great new web app which allows you to "photograph" any screen or part of it and to collect and organize these pictures into Pinterest-like boards.


The capture functionality allows you to not just to pick images available on a web page as you would do with Pinterest but it allows you to clip any part of a web page or a full visible screen as you may see fit.


Differently than on Pinterest, the collected items can be easily arranged, positioned and resized on the board.


Scissorsfly provides a Chrome browser extension (Firefox and Safari coming soon) that once clicked provides a small toolbar with all of the key commands available.


Free to use.


Excellent capture and collect tool, provides lots of the original functionalities available in the now defunct Clipboard.com. Unfortunately there is no ability to capture a full web page, from top to bottom, but outside of this, I really found Scissorsfly to be an excellent tool for capturing and curating ay type of content available online.  


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


Chrome app store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scissorsfly/hjhmkhdbecgcmhohojlcjddicnbgahcp/details 






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Mike Power's curator insight, February 24, 6:12 AM

Interesting looking tool. In Beta so it will only get better. UI is a bit ugly but that's not a deal breaker. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 24, 8:12 AM

Looks promising and pretty for curation.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 9:31 PM

Very cool! #WebConsultants #WebDesign

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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Archive.is is a free web service which allows you to capture, store and archive permanently any web page you submit. 


Archive.is permanently stores a double copy of your selected web site: one that is an image snapshot of the page, and another which contains the full text of it. Archive.is also provides a download link that contains a zipped copy of all the files making up your selected page, and which can be opened offline in any web browser. 


Archive.is can save most any type of web page including Facebook pages and it allows you to easily search and see all of the pages already saved for a certain domain.


There is no registration or login required and you don't need to install anything. 


A free dedicated bookmarklet makes it easy to capture and archive any web page you happen to be on.



If you are looking for a free, simple and easy to use service to archive any web page permanently, I recommend Archive.is.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://archive.is/ 


Useful info on blog page: http://blog.archive.is/   




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Louis Foussard's curator insight, February 22, 9:13 AM

For more news visit http://www.internetmarketingstpaul.com/news/

jspellos's curator insight, February 22, 10:25 AM

Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

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Pinterest for News Is Here: It's Called NewsPeg

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


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


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


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


Free to use.


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


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



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

Se puede utilizar para crear un "periódico escolar".

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

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

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

Curate the news! 

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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



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


FAQ: http://getrather.com/faqs.php 




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

More on filtering out the noise.

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

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

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

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

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Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator

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


Here the key topics covered:


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


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


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


Free for everyone.


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





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

This is a great opportunity 

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The Best Free Catalog of Film Clips That Can Be Legally Shared Online: MovieClips.com

The Best Free Catalog of Film Clips That Can Be Legally Shared Online: MovieClips.com | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
MOVIECLIPS.com has movie trailers, previews, behind the scenes clips of old, new and upcoming films. Find videos of your favorite actors, actresses, scenes or watch clips of movies by producer, director or cast.
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Movieclips.com is a curated collection of the best movie clips and trailers from thousands of films tha can be re-used, edited, legally shared and embedded on any web site. 


It is possible to search or browse the huge film clips catalog via a rich number of pre-set categories ranging from actors, to directors, move title, and many more.  by a wide number of categories all of the films available 


If you are looking for a specific movie quote, Movieclips can be invaluable in finding that memorable scene that would do perfect to complement your research or communication project.


If you search for a specific theme or word (e.g.: freedom) you can get instantly a list of films that include clips that cite that theme and provides all of them for immediate access.


Any available video clip is available in most cases in both SD and HD video quality, and it is possible to "trim" it to keep only a specific segment to be republished. A simple visual editor allows you to drag clip markers to establish the start and end of the part you are interested in. 


Any clip, can be shared directly to all major social media channels or embedded in a customizable player on any web site or blog.


Moveclips also has curated a gallery of Mashups, a TOP10 of the best clips available.


From any film clip you can access a relevant link to Netflix, Amazon or iTunes to buy, rent, purchase or stream that movie.


Movieclips is available online since 2011 but it looks like it is not being updated anymore. 


No registration or login required.


Free to use.


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


See what others have to said about Movieclips: http://movieclips.com/about/press/ 


More info: http://movieclips.com/about/team/

 



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Annika McGinley's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:45 PM

I'm always asked by academics about the copyright implications...

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 7, 10:58 PM

Comprehensive resource, as usual, by Robin Good.

Víctor Alarcón's curator insight, February 23, 3:10 PM

Amazing catalogue of film clips which can be shared & embedded

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Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.
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If you are curating content, whether for the purpose of personal learning, or for creating a useful public information resource, your very first objective should be how can you add value to the existing information that you are going to work on.


Harold Jarche, does a wonderful job of explaining in simple terms what's the difference between sharing on social media, reposting or making your bookmarks public, versus the actual vetting and selection of each individual content item in light of the context and objective for which it is being curated.


The cherry on the pie from the author is an invaluable synthesis and bringing together of related items from Ross Dawson, Maria Popova and me, that allows you to scan and see at a glance 14 different ways in which you can truly add value to whichever set of information bits you are dealing with.


A great reference for anyone looking to improve the quality and value of its own curated work.



Useful. Inspiring. 8/10


Full article: http://socialmediatoday.com/hjarche/1964106/ask-what-value-you-can-add 




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Pierre Clause's curator insight, January 5, 5:07 AM

Adding value can be as small as : what touched me in this article ? what resonates for me ? any sensible way to express your P.O.V. actually !

John Thomas's curator insight, February 5, 6:27 AM

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

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The Ultimate YouTube Clip Finder, Collector and Trimmer: Zeeik It

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"Zeeik It" is a new bookmarklet from Zeeik, a video curation app, that allows you to easily collect and save into discrete collections all of the YouTube videos found on Twitter or on most any web page.

Once collected you can pick the ones you want and easily trim them before saving them into a curated video collection.


Zeeik video collections are a good way to create valuable content that can be embedded in any article or guide and that can be served according to multiple categories and criteria as you can see from this specific example: http://zeeik.com/zeeik/-21828800  

(click "Cool Colors" or "Warm Colors").


You can find the new Zeeik It bookmarklet on the top right of the Zeeik home page here: http://zeeik.com/ 


Free to use.


My previous review of Zeeik: http://sco.lt/7FPJXF 


More info: http://zeeik.com/ 

 

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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:28 AM

Zeek it est un outil dé curation de vidéos youtube. Grâce a sa bookmarklet vous pourrez créer des collections de vidéos prêtes a être insérées dans un post ou être utilisées sur d'autos supports.

Dan Aldridge's curator insight, November 30, 2013 12:36 PM

This is kind of like a ScoopIt for video curation on YouTube. More at www.Zeeik.com. Thanks for the heads from Robin Good! 

Alfred Hankell's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:33 AM
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"Zeeik It" is a new bookmarklet from Zeeik, a video curation app, that allows you to easily collect and save into discrete collections all of the YouTube videos found on Twitter or on most any web page. 

Once collected you can pick the ones you want and easily trim them before saving them into a curated video collection.

 

Zeeik video collections are a good way to create valuable content that can be embedded in any article or guide and that can be served according to multiple categories and criteria as you can see from this specific example:http://zeeik.com/zeeik/-21828800  ;

(click "Cool Colors" or "Warm Colors").

 

You can find the new Zeeik It bookmarklet on the top right of the Zeeik home page here: http://zeeik.com/ ;

 

Free to use.

 

My previous review of Zeeik: http://sco.lt/7FPJXF ;

 

More info: http://zeeik.com/ ;

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Curate Visual Stories and Multimedia Itineraries with Google Tour Builder

From the Haiti earthquake to Hurricane Sandy, check out how Team Rubicon uses Tour Builder to document the disaster relief missions that have taken them arou...

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Google Tour Builder is a new web app which allows you to create visual stories that integrate maps, location pins, routes followed, texts, images and video clips into a shareable content bundle.


You simply log in with your Google account into GTB and you can start immediately building a tour by identifying specific spots on the world map and by providing additional information to build your story.


Completed tours (which are set to private by default) can be edited at any time and can be publicly shared and viewed by anyone with a web browser.


N.B.: Currently, Tour Builder requires the Google Earth plugin which is only available for Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+. While tours can't be viewed on mobile browsers, they can be accessed using the Google Earth App, which is available for Android, iPhone/iPad, and Linux.


My comment: An excellent new experimental tool from Google which can provide great benefit to those in need to showcase, present and divulge their projects, journeys, or tourism-related itineraries.  


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com 


FAQ: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/about/faq 


Gallery of examples: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/gallery# 




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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:27 PM

holds possibilities for education.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:38 PM

Useful tools why reinvent the wheel, better to leverage?

Lila Hanft's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:24 AM

A content creation tool with a lot of potential.

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Let Your Readers Select What They Want To Get From Your RSS Feed with SpecificFeeds

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SpecificFeeds is a free web app which allows you to provide the opportunity to your RSS readers to subscribe only to the type of news and stories they are interested into by allowing them to select tags, keywords and authors they want to read about.


You simply submit your RSS feed to SpecificFeeds and the service automatically creates a web page and an icon that you can share or publish on your website to help those that want to subscribe to your news, but who prefer to pre-select topics, tags or authors they like to see.


My comment: SpecificFeeds acts as a RSS filtering and distribution service providing a useful benefit to those using it. Just like on Twitter (until Custom Timelines) the fact that you subscribe to an author or a web magazine, doesn't mean you want to read everything she posts. SpecificFeeds helps both web publishers and readers reduce the noise and increase the signal when using RSS feeds.


Free to use.


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


Here is my "specific feed" that you can customize: http://www.specificfeeds.com/robin-good-sharewood-news 




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malek's curator insight, November 17, 2013 5:56 PM

Worth a try, easy to customize was my first impression

Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:11 AM

A useful app for syndicating RSS content using tags, author or keywords. Fills a gap in the market for this type of functionality (not available in Feedburner) and nice to see that some people still see RSS as a viable means of consuming information. 

Adam Donkus's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:01 PM

Cool app

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Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool

Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Google Research is a little-known sidebar available inside Google Drive documents and presentations which allows you to do just-in-time Google searches and to easily curate relevant results, including images, videos, text excerpts, links with full automatic attribution references, into the document or presentation you are preparing.


The Google Research sidebar facility can be called at anytime up by simply going to the Tools menu and selecting "Research" or by selecting any word in your text and then typing Ctrl+Alt+Shft+I.


Once in view, the mini Google Research sidebar, is ready to search across not just the Google standard web results, including news, images, videos and Google Scholar databases, but is also able to instantly filter and sort for you relevant Quotes, Dictionary items, as well as stuff from your own Google Drive documents and tables.


To identify more rapidly relevant resources inside this search sidebar, Google offers the option to "preview" any result, by opening an additional sidebar showcasing a resized view of the web page in question).


Once identified a relevant resource you can either drag and drop it right into your open Google document / presentation (great for images which will also automatically credit)*, or "insert the resource as a link", or "cite" it (by being able to select between MLA; APA and Chicago citation formats).

I have found the Google Research Tool extremely useful, handy and simple to use. If you are researching, writing or curating any kind of article, presentation or report in Google Drive, I highly recommend you try it yourself and let me know what you think of it.


Free to use.


http://drive.google.com 


*I am not suggesting to freely re-use images of others simply because they are accessible via the Google Research Tool. Generally, It is not a good idea to re-use other people images without appropriate authorization from the author.






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Scott Compton's curator insight, April 2, 12:28 PM

 

Good Google Drive feature

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 12:38 PM

This is one of my favorite tools. It pulls up images too and with the new image editing tools it is so easy to put in a nice picture. 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 2, 6:31 PM

You do have to log into your Google account to see this content, but it's a worthwhile step. 

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Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome

Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you are a blogger, news reporter or better yet a content curator, you are certainly familiar with having so many tabs open in your browser, with interesting stuff to check out later, that your computer slows down to a crawl. 


To avoid this common situation a new free Chrome browser extension comes to the rescue. It is called OneTab and it allows you to instantly memorize and save all of your open tabs into an orderly page in which they are listed, and re-openable at any time. 


In the OneTab page where your tabs are all saved, you can re-order them in any way you want, group them, export them to other systems or even share them as a public web page.



Extremely useful. 9/10


Try it out now: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onetab/chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall/reviews?hl=en 


More info: http://www.one-tab.com/ 


Help: http://www.one-tab.com/help 






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Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 11:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 11:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 31, 12:01 PM

Para multitaskers compulsivos, como yo, tener 100 pestañas abiertas a la vez es inevitable, con la consecuente ralentización del ordenador.
De momento sólo existe para Chrome, pero esta herramienta es la solución definitiva!
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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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A curated selection of the best search engines organized according to what you need to find.


Useful. Great example of how to create a useful, curated information resource. 


Free to use.


Full resource: http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html 




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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 9, 11:15 PM

Exactly what it says!  Via @Robin Good

Terheck's curator insight, March 10, 4:01 AM

A good selection of search engines organized according to what you need to find.

Fatima Formariz's curator insight, March 31, 5:41 PM

Refining research by choosing best fitting search engines..

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Internal News Curation and Resource Sharing For Your Organization with NewsDeck

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NewsDeck is a news curation app that allows to organize and share breaking news and resources with specific teams and departments within an organization.


Any web page article or resources can be easily collected with a bookmarklet and assigned to a specific group or project.


Collections of saved news appear inside Pinterest-like visual boards.


Users can join the groups they are most interested into without needing to be bombarded with useless info that it's not relevant to them.


News and resources can also be added directly via email.


Free to use.



More info: http://www.newsdeck.com/


 


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

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


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


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


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


Free to use. Open-source.


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


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


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


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


FAQ: http://overview.ap.org/faq 


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


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


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




HT Kate Herzog 


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

Looks useful but haven't tried it ...

 

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Curate and Publish Searchable Databases with freeDive

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


Key features include: 

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



Free to use.



Built by Len De Groot and Scot Hacker





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

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

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

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


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


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


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





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

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

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

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

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 10:35 PM
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Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A very promising tool to effectively curate content learning playlists.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://gibbon.co/ 


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

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

Great! Thank you for sharing this tool.

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

This may be useful, if it proves easy enough.

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Here's How To Hand-Curate Your Life In An Effective Way

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Bullet Journaling is a simplified manual method to organize, plan and archive all of your most important life activities, meetings and things you want to do with just pen and paper.


Forget Evernote or Asana, this is only for those who really crave for staying away from the digital tools - at least for this task - and who love to "curate" by hand their daily tasks and future activities, while maintaining a useful paper track of it all.


I am one of them.


As you can read on the Bullet Journal home page: "For the list-makers, the note-takers, the Post-It note pilots, the track-keepers, and the dabbling doodlers.


Bullet journal is for those who feel there are few platforms as powerful as the blank paper page.


It’s an analog system for the digital age that will help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future."


Bullet Journaling, invented by Ryder Carroll, is a way to organize on paper your personal (or professiomal) life, not a way to "curate" your life or experiences.


But it is from the keen ability to organize and put things in order that a curator can then extract and identify what has been of value and what not.  


For this reason I am looking at Bullet Journaling not jut as a way of curating your life priorities but also as a good example of the curator's best spirit and attitude:
 

  • manual
  • attentive to detail
  • capable of looking both at the individual item
    and the at the whole 
  • always updating, questioning, reviewing
  • ready to categorize on-the-fly
  • looking forward and looking back


The reference web site is a destination worth checking out. Made just of one long page, organized into sections, it offers a complete how-to manual on getting started immediately with bullet-journaling. 


Fascinating. Useful. Ingenious. 9/10


Find out more: http://www.bulletjournal.com/ 


Original video: http://youtu.be/GfRf43JTqY4 


Check this review: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3016456/this-note-taking-system-turns-you-into-an-efficiency-expert 

 

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Luis Ferreira's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:33 AM

good

Sue Rizzello's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:48 PM

In the beginning there was paper. In between the to do list systems and GTD platforms, there was paper. All the productive people I meet have a strong affinity with paper lists and systems, even if they play fast and loose on occasion with Evernote et al.

Could this chap have the answer? Well, I will give it a try, why don't you too. We have nothing to lose but the chaos.

Robin Martin's curator insight, January 11, 2:12 PM

Effective. Period.

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A Curated Collection of Innovative Documentaries: The MIT Docubase

A Curated Collection of Innovative Documentaries: The MIT Docubase | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
The open documentary lab
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Docubase is a project of the MIT Open Documentary Lab that aims to create a collaborative, participatory community around a growing collection of innovative documentaries curated by experts and outsiders alike.


Documentaries can be searched and sorted easily in a number of ways (most recent, most viewed, alphabetical order / or as a list rather than a mosaic). The interface is slick, colorful and simple to use.


More than 140 documentaries are already available and a selected group of curators has put together a number of publicly available playlists designed aroound key themes connecting these clips. 


Playlists: http://docubase.upian.com/playlist/ 


The curators: http://docubase.upian.com/curator/ 

A fantastic resource for documentary lovers and a great example of how in an open and participatory project, curation can play a fundamental role.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://docubase.upian.com/ 


More info: http://docubase.upian.com/about/ 


Suggest projects to be included: http://docubase.upian.com/contact/ 


Read more about it: http://opendoclab.mit.edu/docubase_conversation 


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:37 PM

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 Docubase is a project of the MIT Open Documentary Lab that aims to create a collaborative, participatory community around a growing collection of innovative documentaries curated by experts and outsiders alike.

 

Documentaries can be searched and sorted easily in a number of ways (most recent, most viewed, alphabetical order / or as a list rather than a mosaic). The interface is slick, colorful and simple to use.

 

More than 140 documentaries are already available and a selected group of curators has put together a number of publicly available playlists designed aroound key themes connecting these clips. 

 

Playlists: http://docubase.upian.com/playlist/ 

 

The curators: http://docubase.upian.com/curator/ 

 

A fantastic resource for documentary lovers and a great example of how in an open and participatory project, curation can play a fundamental role.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://docubase.upian.com/ 

 

More info: http://docubase.upian.com/about/ 

 

Suggest projects to be included: http://docubase.upian.com/contact/ 

 

Read more about it: http://opendoclab.mit.edu/docubase_conversation 

 

#mitdocubase

 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:13 AM

Great one.

Kimberley Vico's curator insight, December 8, 2013 2:41 AM

Incredible documentaries... something for everyone...!

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Curate Your Favorite Vine and Instagram Clips Into Video Shortlists with Siz.io

Curate Your Favorite Vine and Instagram Clips Into Video Shortlists with Siz.io | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Siz.io is a free web app which allows you to collect your favorite video clips into thematic "shortlists".


Shortlists are organized into main categories ranging from News, to Animals, Games, Funny, Cinema, TV and more.


You can add video clips from YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Instagram, Vines and more by simply copying and pasting their URLs.


My comment: Good resource to find shortlists of curious, funny and entertaining videos. Easy-to-use. Feature request: play all clips in a shortlist as a back-to-back sequence.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://siz.io/ 


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How Crowdsourced Curation Helps Sellers and Buyers Find Their Perfect Match Faster

How Crowdsourced Curation Helps Sellers and Buyers Find Their Perfect Match Faster | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Here is a great example of how the spontaneous content curation efforts by individual users of a marketplace can provide significant benefits both to the marketplace sellers as well to all buyers.


On ThemeForest, which is one of the largest and best catalogues of web site themes and designs, you can find an endless number of curated collections of templates, image sets, presentation decks and others resources (like video footage or soundtracks) for publishing quality content on the web. In fact, there are so many of them that the main problem for whoever goes to shop there, is the time needed to search and find what may best fit his needs.


But thanks to a community feature called "collections", any registered user can collect and organize individual themes found on ThemeForest into individual collections which can be shared with everyone publicly (or kept private).


Here some great examples: 


The ensuing benefit for the users of the marketplace is the ability to find more rapidly valuable items within the ocean of options available.


As a consequence also whoever runs Themeforest benefits from more sales and less time spent by new buyers in finding what they are looking for.


But there's more.


Since ThemeForest is part of a larger network of design resources that includes video assets (VideoHive), graphic resources (Graphic River), design apps (CodeCanyon) and several others, the collections can and do often include assets coming from the other sites of the network facilitating serendpitous discovery for buyers of other useful products.


Finally, individual merchants selling on the Envato network can curate their own collections showcasing their best work according to specific uses and applications.


A great example of how curation can significantly help online sales in situations where there is a very large number of products or services on sale.


Check it out now: http://themeforest.net/collections 





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Olinda Turner's curator insight, November 20, 2013 6:09 PM

As a ThemeForest user, I totally understand how difficult is has been to find the right design from so many wonderful options. Applying curation to this process seems like a natural extension. Look forward to using the site much more in the future.