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Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions

Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you need to monitor and track content updates from many different web sources, while being able to manage and easily update such sets of content sources, you may want to look into dynamic OPML reading lists.


In this in-depth article, Marjolein Hoekstra explores, reports and illustrates the power of OPML files and their abilities when paired with specific tools. 


Specifically (though not in this same exact order):


  • What are OPML reading lists
  • OPML examples on the web
  • OPML history and Dave Winer
  • FeedShare OPML exchange site
  • Limitations of OPML reading lists
  • InoReader and dynamic OPML reading lists
  • How to create RSS feeds from your own reading lists
  • How to generate OPML reading lists from your RSS reader
  • OPML tools and resources
  • Create a Google custom search engine with an OPML file



The article is a treasure trove of useful information especially for any journalist or researcher in need to continuously and update its news discovery and monitoring abilities. 


N.B.: Organization of the content sections in this article is a bit rough, but if you are not in a rush and dig through it, you can easily make sense of it all-


Informative. Insightful. 8/10



Full article: http://cleverclogs.org/2014/05/rss-reader-inoreader-to-support-dynamic-opml-subscriptions.html


Reading time: 11'

 



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Karen Bowden's comment, June 16, 2014 12:54 PM
This is great! I love it! I can't wait to share some of my own lists. Thank you so much for posting this.
Robin Good's comment, June 16, 2014 1:29 PM
Hi Karen, happy to see that you found this as useful as i did.
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Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net

Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Feedshare is a free web service which allows you to publish and share publicly any RSS feed or OPML file (a collection of RSS feeds) for everyone to check and subscribe to.


You can also discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular ones: http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ 


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.feedshare.net/ 


Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ 



Added to Content Discovery Tools directory here: http://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com 


(Image credit: RSS sign by Shutterstock)




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Warner Carter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:58 PM

looks like an interesting resource 

http://www.feedshare.net/popular/

Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:28 PM

Useful as a backup to your regular feed reader (I use Feedly - export as an OPML file) or to share your RSS subcriptions, or to discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular:  http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ ;

 

Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ ;

 

Excellent curation tool.

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News Monitoring and Discovery with Triggable Alerts

News Monitoring and Discovery with Triggable Alerts | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Triggable is a new web abb (currently in alpha) which allows you to monitor mentions of specific people, events or topics across your favorite news and social media channels.


You select your favorite sources both from within a pre-selected pool of quality news channels as well as by adding your favorite RSS feeds.


Triggable collects relevant mentions, collects them and optionally alerts you via email.


My comment: Interesting and promising alternative to the likes of Google and Yahoo Alerts (and Talkwalker Alerts), and to the new cool kid on the block: Mention



Free to use.


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


(Image credit: Tech background by Shutterstock)




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News Discovery: Track Any Topic Online with Ping.it Keyword Probes

News Discovery: Track Any Topic Online with Ping.it Keyword Probes | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Ping.it (review), a web app which allows you to monitor and discover relevant news in your areas of interest, has just introduced a new powerful feature with makes it possible to track any relevant content being published around a specific keyword.


Just specify the set of keywords or keyphrase you want to track, and almost instantly Ping.it provides you with a preview of relevant content items. 

Probes can be tailored to your specific needs, by applying specific search parameters and social popularity filters. It is also possible to exclude specific keywords. 



I find Ping.it and its keyword monitoring facility very effective and capable of bringing me only high quality results in my field of interest. I would not hesitate to recommend it to those who need to seriously monitor any topic.



Find out more about this feature: http://ping.it/blog/go-beyond-rss-with-keyword-probes/ 


Free to use.


Try Ping.it: http://ping.it/ 







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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:29 PM

As usual, Robin Good is tracking the cutting edge in info-discovery. In addition to RSS feeds of persistent news searches and other kinds of searches and social media monitoring services like talkwalker.com, Ping.it looks like a potentially useful infotention tool (off to test it...)

mtmeme's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:22 AM

cool curation tool!

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Where To Find Hot Trending Content Online

Where To Find Hot Trending Content Online | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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SEOMomma provides some really useful pointers for finding "trending content" online:


  1. http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends takes you to where Google curates the trending queries, if you can find something here that you can spin and link to your niche you could get a nice bump in traffic.

  2. http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts everyone loves ‘top tens’ and at this links Google curates the most popular ‘top ten charts’ song to space objects. Children’s TV to Politicians, whisky to coffee and lots I between. It may inspire you to produce your own ‘top ten’.

  3. http://www.hashtags.org/ will give you a list of trending hashtags and http://www.hashtags.org/trending-on-twitter/ will give you what’s trending on Twitter.

  4. http://whatthetrend.com/ has general subjects and if you investigate you’ll see how sites like Huffington Post use the hashtag to create content that could pull in visitors.


If you want more of these, just head on to: http://seomomma.com/content-creation-curated-content/ for the full list.



Useful. Resourceful. 8/10


Original article: http://seomomma.com/content-creation-curated-content/




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Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:43 AM

A useful list of....lists!

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How To Find Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience

How To Find Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Content curation: tools to help you find and share great content from other people alongside your own content.
Robin Good's insight:



Ian Cleary on Social Media Examiner has published a useful guide on how to use Feedly, Newsle and Scoop.it to find and discover great relevant content to curate and share with your industry readers.


The guide has been written for the content marketing type, looking specifically for solutions that allow to find interesting content more easily and to spend less time doing this.



Useful. Pragmatical. Broadly illustrated. 8/10


Full guide: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/3-tools-to-find-great-content-to-share/



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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:25 PM

Tools highlighted include Scoop.it, Newsle and Feedly.

AraujoFredy's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:32 AM
Cómo encontrar contenido relevante para su audiencia de nichoDesde www.socialmediaexaminer.com - 1 de julio de 13:55
Curaduría de contenidos: herramientas para ayudarle a encontrar y compartir un gran contenido de otras personas junto con su propio contenido.
Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, September 7, 2014 12:16 AM

Some good informaion

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Create Custom News Discovery Bots and Collect the Best Content with Ping.it

Create Custom News Discovery Bots and Collect the Best Content with Ping.it | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Ping.it is a new web app which allows you to create custom newsbots that automatically aggregate and filter news according to your own search and popularity criteria.


Such user-engineered custom feeds are called Probes, and you can create or subscribe to, to as many as you want. Such custom Probes can, for example, scout a selected set of sites/RSS feeds and distill from them only posts that contain certain keywords, and/or that have reached a certain popularity on social media (Facebook or YouTube).


Check some cool "probes" here: https://ping.it/MariusLian#tabs/Probes


Notably, on Ping.it, not only you can create "probes" that work for you, but the "probes" you create are also useful for others as well, who can put them to their own service.

Additionally you can also "ping" any story you find on the web (with the associated bookmarklet) and, optionally, associate it to a very specific "news collection" that you have created.


"pings" example: https://ping.it/MariusLian#tabs/Pings


"news collection" example: https://ping.it/MariusLian#tabs/Collections



Ping it is the first news discovery and curation app that has finally introduced more control for the user in building and customizing, easily, the way news are found, discovered, filtered and aggregated. Not only, it has introduced the idea that such customized bots/search-algos, can be re-used by others effectively.

Although the "probe" feature it is still very limited in functionality at this time, its introduction is a milestone event for news curators, as more control, on the user-side is exactly what information hunters really need. I expect that many more tools, large and small will need to follow on Ping.it foosteps.


Hats to Ping for introducing this feature, with the wish that they will further refine it and improve it as to make it really flexible and usable for many different types of needs.


Review on TheNextWeb: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/05/10/ping-it/


Free to use.



Try it out now: https://ping.it/




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ghbrett's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:57 AM

Have a look at Robin Good's extensive comments about Ping.it. They are very helpful and detailed.

ghbrett's comment, May 15, 2013 11:57 AM
Thanks Robin for your in depth comments!
Robin Good's comment, May 15, 2013 1:44 PM
Glad to be of help GH!
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Visual News Discovery for Social Curation with Faveeo

Visual News Discovery for Social Curation with Faveeo | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Faveeo is a news discovery web app which makes it easy to set up sophisticated queries to monitor specific topics, industries or issues.


A visual map of topic modules facilitates identifying relevant topics and building complex persistent searches by simply dragging and dropping relevant modules.


Faveeo then provides you with relevant news and web suggestions as well as with on-topic PDFs found on the web which you can either discard, save, or immediately share on your favorite social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Tumblr) or with your own internal community or team.


Inside Faveeo you can create several separate "magazines", which are nothing else but individual dashboards monitoring the queries you have set up and suggesting interesting news and stories for you to share.


Last but not least Faveeo is a collaborative tool which allows you to invite and collaborate in curating specific topics with your selected teammates or fans.


My comments: while the interface, query buildup and overall usability are quite OK, if not altogether innovative and effective (like in the case of the query buildup), I did not find the results being suggested as well as the alternative keyword-categories in the map being proposed to be of high value-relevance for my needs.

It may have been my topics, but it felt like there's more work needed to make the discovery engine surface more relevant and useful stuff.


I also missed more relevant meta-information in the "news evaluation area" that would help me scan more rapidly and effectively the incoming stories (date, source, author).


This doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try immediately and see if it can fit your news discovery and sharing needs.




Free 30-day trial available.


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


More info: http://www.faveeo.com/about-faveeo


Check this useful video intro by CEO Alexis Dufresne (the UI has changed but the basic ideas remain the same): http://youtu.be/xbLBj9bnkyc



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Martin Gysler's comment, April 23, 2013 9:12 AM
As promised Robin : I just had a hangout with Alexis from faveeo about the possibilities and the evolution from the tool. I think the idea is great and, this very easy to use tool, an interesting alternative for monitoring, curation as well as information in an particular topic. Further, it's possible to filter in various ways, like relevance or date, and also geographics, sources, concepts and social. Really a very interesting tool, where I'll to keep an eye on, for sure.
Michiel Gaasterland's comment, April 23, 2013 9:15 AM
@alexis Sorry I haven't tried it out yet. Mad busy week. But will DEFINITELY check Faveeo out and let you know.
Dave Turner's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:58 PM

3 other languages to be added to Faveeo

in addition to English this fall.  

 

 

 

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The Social News Discovery Visual Browser for iPads: Rockmelt


Robin Good: If you have an iPad and you are looking for a better way to find, discover, browse, search and consume news stories, the new Rockmelt browser for iPads is definitely worth a road test.


Unlike other popular browsers, "rather than showing you a big, empty window--or just whatever site you were looking at the last time you used it--Rockmelt offers up a visual stream of personalized content, culled from friends on Facebook and Twitter, RSS subscriptions, and sites that fall into your designated categories of interest.


Posts, articles, images, and the rest take the form of big, tappable tiles in two endless columns--an infinitely scrolling stream of content.


Touch one of the items, and, when possible, it pops open in a stripped-down reader view.


As you’re checking out that content, you can jump to a full view of the website it’s hosted on, follow links, or just dip back to your stream to find something else to look at."


"Overall, it’s a fairly radical take on what a tablet browser should be, one that starts with the go-anywhere, find-anything utility of the browsers we’re familiar with and grafts a visual, content-curation element on top of it all.


In this sense, the new Rockmelt is sort of like a mash-up of Pulse, Flipboard, and Safari--a browser that’s also a news reader, with a dash of social network to round it out."


Source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670978/a-tablet-web-browser-that-finds-the-good-stuff-for-you#1


FAQ/Help: http://help.rockmelt.com/


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


Available for free on the App Store: http://me.lt/31MYu



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News Discovery: Where To Find Great Sources and Stories - Tips and Tactics for Journalists

News Discovery: Where To Find Great Sources and Stories - Tips and Tactics for Journalists | Content Curation World | Scoop.it


Robin Good
: Here's a good guide for journalists looking to find quality sources and hot news to cover in simple and effective ways.


The article covers:

  • Creating Facebook and Twitter lists
  • Setting up persistent searches
  • Hashtags
  • Keywords
  • Searching by location or time
  • Creating RSS search feeds for Twitter
  • Google advanced search operators
  • Using contacts to find new contacts
  • Source verification


Good stuff. Great advice. 8/10


Full article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-use-social-media-in-newsgathering/s7/a550556/



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News Discovery and Topic Monitoring: The Protopage RSS Reader and Start Page

News Discovery and Topic Monitoring: The Protopage RSS Reader and Start Page | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Protopage is a free web service which allows you to easily monitor any keyword, hashtag, topic, RSS feed (and OPML files too) or web site on a custom, personalized private web page.

You can add as many "search" and monitoring widgets to your page and create multiple tabs to monitor and check different topics without creating excessive clutter.


Widgets can contain dozen of different information objects besides searches, including video feeds, news, audio podcasts, bookmarks, maps, and a lot more. Check all the widgets you can add here: http://i.imgur.com/BseEu.jpg


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



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mrstock's comment, August 30, 2012 7:39 AM
@Robin Good - agree but it still looks like Microsoft c1995 !
Michael Cerda's comment, September 6, 2012 9:46 AM
Protopage works as a replacement for igoogle. Between the bookmark list, embedded code widget and the web page widget you can do almost anything igoogle did. The thing to note that has bothered me the most is that after a couple of months of use advertisements appeared on the page. You can get rid of them for $2.50 a month. That is more than I would pay. $1 a month, sure. The other real problem is that there doesn't appear to be any way to communicate with the company. There is no publicly accessible forum and no email contact. Protopage is not the prettiest but it can work.
Robin Good's comment, September 6, 2012 11:59 AM
Thank you Michael for sharing this info. Very useful.
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News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories

News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slices is a news discovery app that allows you to find the news that interest you by "slicing" the Twitter timeline into topic-specific categories, making it much easier to find what you are looking for.


From Pandodaily official review: "Slices offers 21 searchable categories – humor, technology, sports, and so on – that lead you to people and lists to follow. Included among those top-level categories is the “Live Events” option, which allows you to select an event – a football match, say, or a TV show – and follow Tweets from a curated list.

Also of note: "...it synchronizes between mobile devices and the Slices website (slices.me), which means it knows which Tweets you’ve already read, no matter where you access it from.


...The “Timeline Slicer” also outdoes Twitter’s Lists as a way to organize the people you follow into specific categories. They’re easier to set up and easier to access, ..."


Source: Pandodaily


Slices is available on iOS, Android and the Web.



Find out more: https://slices.me/



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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 2, 2012 6:57 AM
Thanks
malek's comment, August 3, 2012 11:26 AM
I'm still working on it...looks promising.
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News Discovery Tools: Get The Fastest Spreading News with NewsWhip

News Discovery Tools: Get The Fastest Spreading News with NewsWhip | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: NewsWhip is a news discovery service that specializes in bringing you only the fastest spreading news stories on Facebook and Twitter.


The news are organized by main geographical areas and by broad key topics, from which you can select your preferred ones.


From the official site: "NewsWhip's technology tracks all the news published by about 5,000 English-language sources –about 60,000 news stories each day. It gathers social data for each story – how many shares, likes, tweets and comments it has – at repeated intervals, building a live picture of how popular it is, right now. With this information, it calculates a social speed at which each story is travelling. The process is unique, new, and patent pending."


My comments: If you are looking to pick up "trendy" stories across the board or on specific general interest areas NewsWhip may be a great companion. Disappointing if you are looking for quality, in-depth stories in specific niche areas.

Also of interest two tools the company is offering to web publishers:

1) Spike - makes it easy to catch stries that are starting to trend

2) Social Amplifier - exposes your most valuable articles by leveraging your readers preferences via Facebook and Twitter


More info: http://www.newswhip.com/About


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




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A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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If you find tracking news on Twitter a difficult task due to the amount of stories showing up, and the often missing context helping you understand the value and relevance of what is being shared, here is a new tool that may help you quiet down the visual noise and find more rapidly what is really important.


Vellum is a new free web app born out of a quick experiment at the New York Times R&D labs which allows you to see all of the most relevant Twitter stories coming from the people you follow, stripped of their commentary and showing their original title, description and source.

Vellum filters out text only tweets that contain no links and surfaces only those tweets that have already been retweeted by multiple people in your network.


"Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions.

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.


We also wanted to include signals about what might be most important to read right now, so links are ranked by how often they have been shared by those you follow on Twitter, allowing you to stay informed about the news your friends and colleagues are discussing most."


An excellent news discovery tool for content curators.


Useful. Easy. Free. 8/10 



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://vellum.nytlabs.com/mylinks 


More info: http://blog.nytlabs.com/2014/04/25/vellum-a-reading-layer-for-your-twitter-feed/ 


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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 AM

ok - I'm in - developed by @nytlabs

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:29 AM

Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. 

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.

Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:43 AM

Test  4

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Where do you find new valuable content for your area of interest? 

If you are looking for new content, whether in the form of news, articles, video or educational content, I have put together a small directory of tools (170+) and services I have collected over time for my own use, and that can help you greatly in finding the content you need.


Organized in over 25 different categories, you can find direct links to what I consider the most useful tools and resources from news and video discovery to RSS tools and alerts.

 

Content Discovery Tools directory: https://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com/


(If you know more tools and services that would be appropriate to list here, please do not hesitate to suggest them.)


(Image credit: Binoculars by Shutterstock)








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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 3, 2014 6:06 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Roberto De Pedrini (Telnext - Italy) - Twitter: @depetwi's curator insight, October 4, 2014 2:39 AM

This is an Off-Topic but interesting !

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In-Context Content Discovery with Pugmarks.me

In-Context Content Discovery with Pugmarks.me | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Pugmarks.me understands your context and guides you to useful information
Robin Good's insight:


Pugmarks is a Chrome web extension which allows you to get in-context references and complementary reading suggestions to any web page you are viewing.


Pugmarks leverages your network of Twitter, LinkedIN and an optional set of RSS feeds (which you must provide in OPML format) to filter and select the most relevant reading resources that it will suggest to you.


When you are on any web page you can click the Pugmarks footprint icon on the Chrome browser extension bar and a strip of relevant information is displayed over the top (or bottom) of your screen.


The extension can be paused and the user has the option to select whether to see the Pugmarks bar appear on top or on the bottom of his browser screen.


When you open a new empty tab Pugmarks suggests relevant content items to check out. 


My comment: Useful to find additional, relevant content resources just-in-time, as you browse. 


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://pugmarks.me/ 


Intro video: http://youtu.be/v4rGEu0hsGQ +

http://youtu.be/tfR1xIRNIoo 


more info: https://pugmarks.me/pugmarklet 




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Gather and Monitor Your Favorite Web, Social and RSS News Sources with OneFeed

Gather and Monitor Your Favorite Web, Social and RSS News Sources with OneFeed | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Looking to get access to more information on your New Tab page in Chrome? With Onefeed you can add a custom newsfeed and get alerts from your social media accounts. Read this article by Nicole Cozma on CNET."

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If you are looking for an effective tool to keep yourself update on your favorite web news, social media and RSS feeds this Chrome extension can provide an effective and free solution.



From Cnet HowTo: "Newer versions of Chrome spruce up the New Tab page by adding some shortcuts to your most-visited Web sites or Chrome apps.


A previous extension I wrote about, New Tab Page adds the weather, some headlines, and links to Chrome apps. Onefeed does all of this, plus a custom newsfeed and social media updates from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also attach your Dropbox account, if you really want to.


To get started, just install a copy of Onefeed for Chrome by visiting their Web site, then click the Get Onefeed button. You won't see a new icon appear, but you should see an alert from Chrome saying that the extension has been installed."


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://onefeed.me




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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:01 PM

Eerder schreef ik een artikeltje over alternatieven voor Google Reader (http://www.beeldbedrijf.nl/2013/google-nieuws/) maar OneFeed is dus ook een mogelijkheid als je Chrome als browser gebruikt.

Linda Allen's comment, July 29, 2013 1:56 PM
Thank you Robin; excellent
Devadas's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:16 PM
Use Onefeed to replace your New Tab page in Chrome. With Onefeed you can add a custom newsfeed and get alerts from your social media accounts.
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Flipboard-Like Tool Creates Beautiful Curated Magazines for the Web: NOOWIT

Flipboard-Like Tool Creates Beautiful Curated Magazines for the Web: NOOWIT | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Noowit is a new curation and publishing platform that allows you to do on the web something very similar to what Flipboard allows you to do with your smartphone or tablet. You can curate a beautiful-looking web magazine, by selecting content from its internal news discovery engine or by clipping any content you find on the web with the dedicated NOOWIT bookmarklet.


On the backend you can select individual topics, authors and specific sources you want to subscribe to, to keep yourself informed. You can provide specific RSS feeds or import your collection of RSS subscriptions.


You can create multiple content sections inside a magazine and when you add new content you can easily decide in which section it is going to end up.


A swift navigation scheme provides almost seamless integration between the excerpted content that appears in the magazine and the full, original resource that you can navigate to without losing touch with the rest of the magazine.


NOOWIT magazines can be set to be public or private and they can be viewed across devices and screen of all sizes.


Like on Flipboard it is not possible to edit, modify or add to content that you pick and select to be added to your magazines.


My comment: NOOWIT easily creates great-looking digital magazines of your selected articles and resources. It is a great tool for anyone wanting to create easily a "splashy" curated digital magazine that looks great across devices with the minimum effort possible.



Private beta: http://www.noowit.com/


Preview: http://www.noowit.com/pbeta


Example I created: http://www.noowit.com/RobinGood





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Lisa Belfield's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:13 AM

Great classroom possibilities

Lisa Belfield's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:14 AM

Great classroom possibiliities

Josette Williams's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:59 PM

This is the best innovative curation tool for creating your magazine for the web.  Check out NOOWIT.  Thanks Robin Good!

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Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts

Create Persistent Searches and Monitor Specific Keywords with the Best Google Alerts Alternative: TalkWalker Alerts | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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If your Google Alerts is not working as it used to be and you are getting only a notification every once in a while, you not alone. In fact rumours say that Google Alerts may be dismissed soon and that its service is not actively maintained since quite a while.


Enter TalkWalker Alerts, a Google Alerts clone that replicates almost faithfully the Google tool original layout, UI and features.


If you are not familiar with this kind of tool, its key purpose is one of actively and persistently search for a set of keywords you specify and to report to you, via RSS/email of any instances of new content mentioning your selected keywords.


You can specify within what type of content these keywords need to be found (discussions, news, blogs, everything), in which language sites they appear, and how often and how many of the results found should be sent to you.


If you have used Google Alerts you will find yourself at home instantly, with the added ability to import your old set of alerts from Google. (Just login in your Google Alerts account, click on Export under your list of alerts, and then when you are in TalkWalkerAlerts click on Import. Voilà all your Google Alerts now work also here.)


As in Google you get both a RSS feed for each query / alert, as well as the possibility to receive email alerts as things happen or in a daily or weekly digest.


This is an excellent replacement for Google Alerts. Easy. Intuitive. Essential.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.talkwalker.com/alerts



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Robin Good's comment, June 19, 2013 9:29 AM
No way. Mention is a great tool, and even better in some aspects, but it stops at 500 mentions of whatever you put it to search unless you pony up 19.99$/month.
trendspotter's comment, June 20, 2013 9:27 AM
Ok, I didn't reach that limit so far. Thanks for the info, Robin.
Guillemette Trognot's curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:33 AM

beaucoup de résulmtats proviennent de pays d'Europe du nord et de l'est

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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.
Robin Good's insight:



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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News Discovery Gets More Social and Mobile: News Aggregators Loose Appeal

News Discovery Gets More Social and Mobile: News Aggregators Loose Appeal | Content Curation World | Scoop.it


Robin Good: The future, for those seeking the news, may not be on Google News or TV. This is what emerges from looking at general trends and recent data that analyze where and how individuals are accessing and finding the news that they are interested into.


From PandoDaily: "...Pew media survey from last month also showed that the percentage of Americans who say they saw news or news headlines on social networking sites had increased from 9 percent to 19 percent since 2010.


For people younger than 30, just as many saw news on social media (33 percent) as had seen any TV news (34 percent).


Increasingly, news is coming to us through our friend and interest networks, via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and LinkedIn especially.


Today, there’s simply less need to seek news out via aggregation services.


That’s a fact that Buzzfeed, which relies on social sharing for the lion’s share of its traffic, has pretty much bet its business on. On most of its stories, Buzzfeed displays a “stats dashboard” that shows where each article’s referral traffic comes from. In three randomly selected pieces (this one, this one, and this one), traffic from “Google.com” came in well below traffic from Facebook and Twitter, and in some cases Reddit, Tumblr, and Digg."


Insightful. Informative. Resourceful. 8/10


Full story: http://pandodaily.com/2012/11/10/newspapers-take-aim-at-google-news-again-maybe-because-theyre-no-longer-scared/


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News Discovery: Best RSS Feed Readers Apps for iPad-iPhone Based Journalists and Curators

News Discovery: Best RSS Feed Readers Apps for iPad-iPhone Based Journalists and Curators | Content Curation World | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for the best alternative options when it comes to monitor, read, search and organize your preferred RSS feeds via your iPhone or iPad, this newly updated collection from Appadvice.com has probably everything you need and more.


From its introduction: "...When viewed as a whole, the differences between RSS Readers on the iPad aren’t that huge, simply because they all display content from an RSS feed source and many use a similar two column layout (feeds on one side, articles on the other).


The major differences can be seen in the rising importance of “social” RSS readers, or apps that take an active role in finding RSS feeds for you to read by leveraging your Internet presence or expressed interests.


Most of the rest of the RSS apps require a user to have a Google Reader account to pull feeds from, meaning that they mainly differ in their presentation and implementation of your Google Reader feeds. The choice of RSS reader may be a personal one, but there are a few standout apps in the genre you should be aware of before you decide."


Resourceful. Useful. Comprehensive. 8/10


Full list: http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/rss-readers-for-the-ipad




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Enterprise-Level Real-Time News Curation Platform: PublishThis

Robin Good: PublishThis is an enterprise level full content curation and publishing platform allowing news and content discovery, topic monitoring, full editing and curation capabilities as well as social media sharing and monetization options.

It joins Onespot, Lingspot, Daylife, Aggregage, Eqentia, CIThread and a few other ones in the group of enterprise news and content curation tools inside the http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse tools-map.



Alternative "plans"/solutions: http://www.publishthis.com/plans/

(pricing not publicly available)


FAQ: http://www.publishthis.com/platform/faqs/


Register for private Beta here: http://www.publishthis.com/platform/starter-kit/

Requesta a demo: http://www.publishthis.com/platform/request-a-demo/


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




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News Discovery and Topic Monitoring via Hashtags: The Best Twitter Tools

News Discovery and Topic Monitoring via Hashtags: The Best Twitter Tools | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: One of the most effective and popular methods to stay abreast of a topic area or to discover new stories about an issue is the use "hashtags" for Twitter seaches.


Here is a bunch of tools that make it easy for you to monitor and  search, one or multiple Twitter hashtags on your preferred topics.


Useful. Resourceful. 7/10


Tools list: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/best-tools-to-summarize-twitter-hashtags.html





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News Discovery Tools: The RSS Feed Search Engine

News Discovery Tools: The RSS Feed Search Engine | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for new RSS feeds of quality news sources to curate your own newsradar, the RSS Search Engine by Digital Inspiration may come to the rescue.

This free and easy to use RSS search engine, makes it very easy to search for your preferred keywords-keyphrases and it spits out instantly a selection of ten RSS feeds covering, at least in part, that very topic.


From the official site: "The RSS search engine will help you discover the most popular feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may find blogs, news websites, podcasts, Twitter accounts and more."

Try it out now: http://ctrlq.org/rss/  



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