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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters

Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
News defined by you.
Robin Good's insight:



Defcomb is a new interesting web app, which while in full development, already offers some valuable features for anyone interested in monitoring and analyzing specific topics.


The app, which is fully free as of now, allows you to: 

1) Add your selected RSS feeds, OPML file or to tap in Defcomb extensive global archive of feeds to determine your content sources. 

2) Determine keyword-based filters by grouping multiple keywords

into sets.


3) Generate a news feed from your selected content sources filtered by anyone of your keyword sets or their combinations.


4) Publish a public RSS feed for each one of your news feeds.


5) Visualise occurrences of your specified set of keywords inside your sources across time


Applications for this tool may include personalised news and content discovery, topic tracking, text mining and data-visualisation.


N.B.: For novices, watch out. This tool is not difficult to use, but it may not so intuitive the first time around. Best thing to do to avoid wasting any time is to watch the short screencast video available on the home page (is video-only, no audio) and to read this short tutorial: 
http://defcomb.tumblr.com/post/101673641978/introducing-the-defcomb-news-reader  


Great potential. Already useful. 8/10


Free to use.


Update: Due to the high number of requests free signups have been temporarily closed.
** To get an account send an email to peter@defcomb.com with subject: "Interested in trying Defcomb - Recommended by Robin Good"


Try it out now: http://defcomb.com 

Example of filtered news stream: http://www.defcomb.com/public/scenarios/415 


I have included Defcomb in my T5 tools directory:
http://tools.robingood.com and in the experts tools for journalists here: http://experts.journalism.io




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Stephen Dale's curator insight, February 10, 2015 11:55 AM

Another excellent personal information management tool, HT to Robin Good for spotting.

Marta Torán's curator insight, February 11, 2015 8:27 AM

Para leer las noticias que te interesan

Len Ferrara's curator insight, February 14, 2015 12:31 AM

This looks great!

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Filter Out Noise by Following the Hashtags That Count for You with TAGtivate

TAGtivate is a startup that simplifies content browsing on the world wide web. Browse and share the content you want by taking advantage of the power of hash...
Robin Good's insight:


TAGtivate is a web app which allows you to filter out the mess from incoming news and social feeds by bringing you, in separate feeds, only the stuff that has been tagged with your preferred hashtags.


"TAGtivate allows you to follow the topics you find interesting by taking advantage of the power of hashtags. You can keep track of different topics by simply following the corresponding hashtags."


Free to use.


Reserve your seat now: http://www.tagtivate.com/


P.S.: If you can't see the sign-up field at the bottom of the home page, simply press Ctrl/Command + "-" until you see it.


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Lori Marie Cuene's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:08 PM

Great way to streamline your feeds,allowing you to more easily focus on those relationships you really want to nurture and build! Thanks for sharing this!! 

Beth Kanter's comment, January 30, 2013 9:54 PM
Okay, was all excited thinking I could sign up and play with the tool, but looks they haven't launched yet...
Robin Good's comment, January 31, 2013 2:19 AM
Hi Beth, you are right. I understand. Go get excited though with Scoopweb, I think you will truly enjoy that one.