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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
Robin Good's insight:



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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Create RSS Feeds for Any User or Search Query on Google+: Feed+

Create RSS Feeds for Any User or Search Query on Google+: Feed+ | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a way to create RSS feeds from Google profile listings and Google+ searches, here is a working solution: Feed+ for Google Chrome.


Feed+ supports two different types of feeds:


a) Public user feeds: this turns all public messages of a selected user on Google Plus and turns it into an RSS feed. To create the feed, you either need to enter the profile ID which you find on the public profile page on Google+, or the full profile url.


b) Search results: this creates an RSS feed from a selected search term. It combines all public posts that include the search phrase.


Go get it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/eaiadkmgpppkonfodnepmoknpaphnlij?utm_source=labnol.org


(Alternative tool: Google Plus Feed)



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Sigalon's comment, September 28, 2012 11:46 PM
Get well! See you soon on Scoop.it. Atb, Sigalon.
ChaplainAl Kolades's curator insight, June 26, 2014 2:26 PM

Its all here at www.chaplainal.com Come and learn, Come and share, come and be motivated. Come also to be used by God.

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Curator Tools: How To Create Persistent Searches and RSS Feeds on Bing Easily

Curator Tools: How To Create Persistent Searches and RSS Feeds on Bing Easily | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Robin Good's insight:



If you want to create a "persistent search", that is, a recurring search on a specific set of keywords, and obtain a RSS feed that you can subscribe to, here is how to do it:


Just append &format=rss to the end of the url to turn any search results page into an RSS feed automatically.





Even better, you can combine the RSS feed parameter with the search by time parameter that Bing makes available so that you will receive new sites entering the search results more frequently in your RSS reader.


Creating RSS feeds out of persisten searches can be particularly useful for news curators who want to monitor search engines on specific topics without having to manually go and perform those searches.



For more info: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/03/23/bing-create-search-result-rss-feeds/




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