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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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Snowfallen StoryTelling: 150+ Examples of Long-Format Multimedia Stories

Snowfallen StoryTelling: 150+ Examples of Long-Format Multimedia Stories | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Snowfallen definition: "to publish a whopping great story online that’s stuffed full of integrated multimedia elements — in the manner of the New York Times’ Snow Fall, the epic report on a brutal avalanche that was released late last year to much acclaim."

(source: Matter)

Whether you think that the SnowFall-like journalism format is a great thing or not, this new storytelling format characterized by long narrative texts accompanied by many multimedia elements, seems to see no stop to its growth.


Bobby Johnson of Matter / Medium, is not quite convinced that this format is always the best way to go, but besides his interesting pros and cons for the use of the snowfallen format, he has done a fantastic job of curating a great an "open" collection of all of the "snowfallen" examples already published out there.


The collection provides in a chronological order, "snowfall"-like examples essentially for the last three years, though there are a few dating back as far as to 1996. 


Excellent. 9/10


SnowFallen Examples Collection: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnWYxsUNHS4FdGVYMnpkdGdTNTU0RS1SXzktcnZwRWc&usp=sharing#gid=0 




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malek's curator insight, January 4, 8:26 AM

A frowing different species in the Storytelling kingdom. Save it in your Google Doc, enjoy at your leisure.

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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 5:19 AM

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

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The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum

The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Steve Rosenbaum (the author of Curation Nation) strikes some pretty powerful chords that fully resonate with my vision and expectations about the future of content curation.


On the assumption that "The speed, scale, and number of distinct elements of produced content will double every 24 months." (call it Rosenbaum law) he rightly asserts that, as if there was already enough content, we are going to be literally inundated by tons of it soon.


In this light content curation is much more than what content marketing providers would have you think (save some time and get more interesting content out). Content curation is rather a socially critical activity that will make it possible for people to learn, find the information they need and indpendently evaluate what product to buy.


Steve Rosenbaum outlines five principles around which the economy of content curation will establish itself. They are:


The First Law: People don’t want more content, they want less. 



The Second Law: Curators come in three shapes... 



The Third Law: Curation isn’t a hobby, it’s both a profession and a calling. Curators need to be paid...



The Fourth Law: Curation requires technology and tools to find, filter, and validate content...



The Fifth Law: Curation within narrow, focused, high-quality categories will emerge to compete with...



My comment: Steve Rosenbaum is right on track with this one and his five principles are 100% correct. If you are into content curation for the long ride, read them again.



Rightful. On track. 9/10


Full article: http://www.thevideoink.com/features/voices/the-coming-age-of-the-curation-economy-building-context-around-content/ 




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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:09 PM

Makes sense to me.

Julie Groom's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:48 AM

Curating - how to manage it. And curation experts already exist - they're called Librarians!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 12:29 PM
The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum
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Local News Curation + Community Support: The Breaking News Network Winning Formula

Local News Curation + Community Support: The Breaking News Network Winning Formula | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you were wondering how likely it is that news curation may become a key strategy for offering quality local news, you should check out this three-year old project called The Breaking News Network.


BNN, founded by Pat Kitano, already covers 350 cities worldwide by curating the most interesting local news stories from indigenous blogs and RSS feeds and having a unique focus on supporting community voices and interests.


BNN, in its own words is an active, community-sourced and locally driven information network, that uses curation to provide just-in-time relevant info and news to its communities.

From the official site: "The Breaking News Network delivers social media sourced news and information to over 350 cities and neighborhoods worldwide.


We’re unique to local publishing because we curate and publish the most interesting media and blog feeds in each city (that means less petty crime and accidents, more events, opinions and commentary) to create an aggregate real time ticker tape of literally everything happening in a city.


Every city’s WordPress based website (example: BreakingSFNews.com) broadcasts more than just the usual daily news; it curates news by category: Things to Do, Sports, Food, Culture, etc. so users can find breaking news by topic of interest.


We utilize the curation and presentation tools by Rebelmouse to display content in a visual format.


We deliver localized news streams through Twitter and Facebook for each city and have amassed over 400,000 fans/followers who appreciate our real time local content."


One interesting aspect of The Breaking News Network is its strategic positioning, throughout all of its instances, as a collector and amplifier for the news coming from relevant local institutions and communities providing them with extra visibility and a very relevant context to reach out to interested people.


From Journalisaccelerator.com: "When BNN was launched three years ago to give voice to community causes, Kitano brought a unique knowledge from early experiments using Twitter (2006 – 2009) and social media to develop hyperlocal community information networks for the real estate market.


Focusing on social at the outset, Kitano was “cobbling together” segmented lists on Twitter before Twitter had even created “lists.” (For context, Twitter launched in July of 2006.)


Kitano sees BNN providing a shared social channel – one community, one voice, one cause at a time – with promise of doing good for others by supporting civic groups, local causes and arts organizations."


Here, in more detail, some of the community support they provide: "We provide free access for local institutions to our 350+ Twitter feeds via our unique Community Retweet Program.

We also provide this access to local politicians and local media so they can broadcast their most important messages to our communities.


We create national campaigns and build brand advocate networks for good causes.


We create unique ways for our readers to interact with their local institutions, like the National Aquarium and Chicago’s International Beethoven Festival."


SF Breaking News example: http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/


Review by Journalism Accelerator: http://bit.ly/JATBNN


More info: http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/


City directory: http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/city-directory/





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Fernando Zamith's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:44 AM

Vale a pena seguir estas experiências. Já há edições na Europa (UK e Paris) - http://thebreakingnewsnetwork.com/city-directory/.

 

Quem se quer aventurar na criação do Breaking Lisbon News ou do Breaking Porto News?

 

Socius Ars's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:20 PM

add your insight...

 
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Great Examples of Curation Tools and Techniques for Journalists

Great Examples of Curation Tools and Techniques for Journalists | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Every act of journalism is an act of curation."

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Paul Bradshaw, author, blogger and reference point for anyone doing online journalism, illustrates with a rich series of examples, the different types of content curation tools and techniques that can be effectively used by journalists today.


The article covers basic curation principles and guidelines as well as offering a set of mini-tutorials on curating lists, playlists, image boards, maps and timelines, news magazines and more.


Informative. Resourceful. Examples-rich. 9/10


Full guide: http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2013/09/30/curation-tools-tips-advice-journalism/ 




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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 7, 1:27 AM

How True! "Every act of journalism is an act of curation" - that is as long as what is being reported is accurate and unbiased!

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, January 7, 3:58 AM

Giornalisti a scuola di Curation

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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 !

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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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Best Tools for Fact-Checking, Vetting and Verifying News Online: Verification Junkie

Best Tools for Fact-Checking, Vetting and Verifying News Online: Verification Junkie | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Verification Junkie is an excellent free online resource curating the most relevant tools for fact-checking and verification of online content.


"A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."


For each tool collected, Josh Stearns has provided a detailed description, and relevant links.


My comment: Verification Junkie is a great resource I would recommend to anyone writing or publishing online as well as a great example of an effective curated tools collection.


Excellent resource. A must go to for online journalists. 8/10


Link: http://verificationjunkie.com/ 


See also: http://verificationjunkie.com/about 




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Alessandro Mazzoli's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:30 PM

Risorsa utile ( e gratuita) per il Fact-Checking

Ella Buitenman's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:06 PM

I'd love to hear any experiences with this ...

William A Richardson's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:48 AM

General useful tools?

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News Filtering and Discovery: Three Alternative Approaches To Get the Best News on a Specific Topic

News Filtering and Discovery: Three Alternative Approaches To Get the Best News on a Specific Topic | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
A new wave of sites based on topic curation, both human and algorithmic, are creating opportunities to reach targeted audiences.
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Anthony Kosner on Content.ly analyzes three different news discovery services in order to illustrate the different types of approaches available today to gather and filter streams for a specific audience.


He takes as examples Fuego, Upworthy and Prismatic, which utilize three very different solutions to aggregating and filtering the news in order to provide a relevant stream to their readers.


  • Fuego works by curating - manually - a selected group of thought leaders in the field of journalism. Most everything they post becomes part of Fuego.

  • Upworthy is powered by human curators who decide what makes the news and what doesn't.

  • Prismatic is strong on extracting relevant stories based on specific keywords and on your preferences and interaction with the service itself.


Overall, the article tries to illustrate how different can be the approaches utilized to filter and suggest content to a specific audience.



Interesting. Informative. 6/10


Full article: http://contently.com/blog/2013/04/29/the-evolution-of-curation-puts-tools-in-marketers-hands/




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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:49 PM

The more sources of information you tame, the more well rounded your curation becomes. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:13 AM

There can be filter bubbles (blind spots), and THEN there's just plain getting the best on a topic using the best tools.  Content curation and Robin Good's insights help. ~ D

SPIRUVIE's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:41 PM

well, well... ouvaton :-))

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Comprehensiveness, Context and Presentation Are The Three Keys To Effective Curation in Journalism

Comprehensiveness, Context and Presentation Are The Three Keys To Effective Curation in Journalism | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I agree and I have said it before: Curation has nothing to do with personal expression or sharing nor with collecting links, tweets or blog posts that you may find interesting.


Curation is all about "taking care" of something in the sense  of helping someone "else" be able to dive in and make sense of a specific topic, issue, event or news story. It is about collecting, but it is also about explaining, illustrating, bringing in different points of view and updating the view as it changes.


Adam Schweigert captures the essence of it elegantly: "...[curation] it almost certainly involves broader responsibility than just tracking a big story and putting together a Storify of how it unfolded.


It’s more than blogging a daily roundup of the stories our audience cares about but our publication is not going to do original reporting on.


It’s more than becoming the Twitter account that people look to because we’re not afraid to retweet our competitors if they have a story that matters to our followers before we can report it ourselves.


Naturally we should continue to do all of those things as well, but I would argue that it is important that would-be curators of news go at least one step further.


Part guide and collector, part interpreter, part researcher, part archivist, the curator of news does all of the above:


a) collects and organizes information,


b) places it in a broader context,


c) mines the archives to surface bits of historical information, advances our understanding of the story and the driving forces behind it and, perhaps most importantly,


d) takes care to ensure that a story is properly maintained and told in the best possible way for our audience to take it in.


...


Curation is not really about reducing costs and operating more efficiently (although aggregation certainly is).


Curation is about taking care to ensure that our audience has the best possible information, context and presentation for that information."


Rightful. 8/10


Full article: http://adamschweigert.com/towards-a-better-definition-of-curation-in-journalism/ 


(Image credit: heyjude.wordpress.com)

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