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Robin Good's insight:
Here is the idea: "The drive for offering ‘more’ is not always the best path.
It does not always create something unique. It does not always better serve a target audience. It does not always differentiate you from the competition. It does not always offer something that can’t be found elsewhere. It does not always solve a problem, or fulfill a desire."
Collecting and regurgitating all of the news that "appear" to be relevant may not be such a great idea after all.
"With unlimited server space and free distribution, the temptation can be too great to share AS MUCH content as possible, with the theory that they are better serving the many sub-niches of their market. In other words, you may often see less curation, and more collection."
There are some good insights in it.
One of them rings like this: "...collecting behavior is to collect AS MUCH of something as possible, and not curate or edit their collection at all."
Indeed I see many supposed curators doing exactly this.
Because, as Dan writes correctly "...with unlimited bandwidth and free distribution channels with digital media, it can be sooooo tempting to post more and more content, aimed at more and more target markets.
Plus, the temptation to seem as large as possible, and to give Google as much content as possible to crawl for all of those searches."
But there's a lot more valuable stuff and insight to get by reading in full the original story (even if it was written in 2010).
Insightful. Truthful. 8/10
(Image credit: Robin Good)
Robin Good: If you are a journalist, a reporter, or a professional news curator, you MUST read this.
Excerpted from the guide: "This how-to features advice from a panel of experts on the key considerations, questions and tools journalists should have in mind when carrying out verification of content that surfaces via social media, be it a news tip, an image, a piece of audio or video.
The process covers three main stages: monitoring of social networks and the online community before news breaks, checking the content when it comes into play and subsequently reporting that content once verified. The comprehensive advice outlined in this how-to guide offers practical steps, specific questions and cross-checks journalists can make at each stage, as well as online tools to support them."
...to summarise, the top tips from our panel of experts on an effective verification process from start to finish are:
Invaluable. Very informative. Useful. 9/10
Via Mindy McAdams