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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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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."

Robin Good's insight:



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, 2014 1:18 PM

More on filtering out the noise.

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, January 16, 2014 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, 2014 9:24 AM

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

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Gimme The Cheese That Matters: Why The World Badly Needs Good Curators

Gimme The Cheese That Matters: Why The World Badly Needs Good Curators | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
I have rehearsed this scenario before, but try to imagine we live in a world where printed media had not been invented, and our only source of information and entertainment was the Internet.
Robin Good's insight:



"Give me the cheeses that matter, offer me a wine list that's manageable. And put all the information that's raining down on us from cyberspace in a convenient, easy-to-handle form."


That's the essence and the relevance of content curation in today's world.

To put it down in such simple and clear words is Simon Kelner on the Independent, who provides some great real-world example and reminds us later of the total non-personality of search engine results,


He shares this wonderful short story: "Opposite my office is one of Britain's most celebrated cheese shops. Once through its doors, you are greeted by the cheeses of the world.


The varieties of sheep's cheese are in double figures, and there's Cheddars of all sizes and provenance.


It is completely over-facing, to the extent that a colleague of mine has been to the shop three or four times and has walked out without buying anything, so baffled was he by the complexity and range of the offering."


He concludes his article by writing: "I'd like the sense that someone of taste and discretion and experience has already whittled down the choices.


(That's the problem with search engines, by the way - no taste!)


The world needs editing..."



To the point. Great examples. Easy to understand. 7/10


Full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/dismiss-ye-olde-newspapers-if-you-will-but-curation-is-one-of-the-worlds-most-undervalued-commodities-8614154.html


(Image credit: Cheeses from Shutterstock)




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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:41 AM

Nic take for curators...

donhornsby's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:37 AM

(From the article): I'd like the sense that someone of taste and discretion and experience has already whittled down the choices. (That's the problem with search engines, by the way - no taste!) The world needs editing - and yes, I use that word advisedly. Give me the cheeses that matter, offer me a wine list that's manageable. And put all the information that's raining down on us from cyberspace in a convenient, easy-to-handle form. Sorry, I never intended to be a defence of newspapers! 

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, May 15, 2013 2:06 PM

Would you like some wine?