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Robin Good's insight:
I recently stumbled onto this short video tutorial (1':57") which was created to explain to students how to take effective notes during a lesson or lecture.
Right upon my first play through it, I immediately felt that the steps suggested in it, could be also very useful for anyone just starting out with content curation and wanting to follow some kind of formal sequence to achieve good results.
The Cornell Notes video tutorial illustrates in fact in less than two minutes how to:
If you are just starting out with content curation, this can be quite useful.
Useful. Simple. 8/10
Original video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/8t_Vzeq5L3g
Robin Good's insight:
Over a year ago, Ben Betts has curated a nice video clip trying to bring together different viewpoints and takes on what content curation is and how it can be used effectively for learning and development.
The clip which is seven minutes long includes several written statements from individuals as well as a set of short front-face video explanations on the value of curation.
The result is a unique video, which without fancy effects or glamourous introductions, which dives right into the topic by bringing together valuable viewpoints in a format that is effective for anyone wanting to slowly learn and discover what this curation frenzy is all about.
Good job. For those interested in education and development interested in learning more about curation. 7/10
Original video: http://youtu.be/DEN-QRrilS4
Event page where it was first published: http://curationcamp.eventbrite.co.uk/#
Ben Betts: http://www.twitter.com/bbetts
Robin Good: DragOnTape is a great video curation tool designed for music fans who want to put together mixtapes to watch back on their mobiles, or that can be played at parties and events in a full-screen, back-to-back fashion.
DragOnTape which works both on the desktop and on your iPhone, allows you to easily search for any YouTube video / video mentioned on Twitter / Soundcloud clip and then to add it to your video-mixtape-collection.
You can drag and drop video clips on a timeline, move their order and position (albeit that's not always too easy), trim clips and make clips transition smoothly from one to the next with no breaks.
Obviously, just like I did in this test curated channel, you can bring any type of video content on any topic you like. These are 27 curated clips on content curation itself: http://www.dragontape.com/#!/4991003
The playback interface is simply wonderful. Once you understand a few nuances it's impossible not to fall in love with it.
As I have said, the full compilation can be played back-to-back, while you have the option at all times to see the full playlist index and to jump to any clip you prefer.
Once completed your video mixtape can be easily published to the DragOnTape portal, as well as embedded into any web site or blog or shared with a direct link.
P.S.: While this is a great video curation platform that can be used for any topic, the spontaneous community of curators on DragOnTape has developed a spectacular trove of curated music mixtapes with some truly golden gems in there.
More info: http://www.dragontape.com/
Robin Good: Redux has recently revamped its curation features especially in the direction of providing a unique platform to curate thematic video channels.
Anyone can easily sign-up, create a custom channel, and add URLs of video clips that they like to add to their video channel.
The TV-like interface REDUX has created is very cool and allows you to watch any channel in full screen mode with clips in your channel that play back-to-back.
You can test out and watch this full screen video channel I have curated exclusively with "curation-related" video content: http://bit.ly/curationtv
Check out the channel content here: http://redux.com/stream/channel/ContentCuration
N.B.: There is not yet a browser bookmarklet that facilitates the clipping of new video content as you browse, the ability to delete a channel, or to scan other video clips to watch as you watch a channel, but these are likely upgrades coming soon.
Robin Good's insight:
Docubase is a project of the MIT Open Documentary Lab that aims to create a collaborative, participatory community around a growing collection of innovative documentaries curated by experts and outsiders alike.
Documentaries can be searched and sorted easily in a number of ways (most recent, most viewed, alphabetical order / or as a list rather than a mosaic). The interface is slick, colorful and simple to use.
More than 140 documentaries are already available and a selected group of curators has put together a number of publicly available playlists designed aroound key themes connecting these clips.
The curators: http://docubase.upian.com/curator/
A fantastic resource for documentary lovers and a great example of how in an open and participatory project, curation can play a fundamental role.
Free to use.
Try it out now: http://docubase.upian.com/
More info: http://docubase.upian.com/about/
Suggest projects to be included: http://docubase.upian.com/contact/
Read more about it: http://opendoclab.mit.edu/docubase_conversation
Robin Good: This is the new way to shop online: trusted guides who show, illustrate, explain and tell great stories, while showcasing their favorite products which you can buy instantly.
On Joyous you will find topical pages on a specific need accompanied by a main video and by a collection of relevant products.
Find out more: http://www.joyus.com/
Robin Good: Chill, the video sharing and discovery site, has just introduced a new feature that allows anyone to clip and share, on a Pinterest-like thematic board, all of the video clips he finds on the web.
The new Chill bookmarklet works very much like the Pinterest one. When you click it, a page shows you all of the video clips found in that page and offers you to clip and "post" the one you want, with your comments.
It's as easy as that.
The generated "curated" Chill video boards are easy to scan and browse, though, in my view, a great boon would be the ability to check a few of those videos and to click a play button that plays them full screen back to back. This way I have the best of curated content, my own selection, and the final lay-back and watch gratification option.
Go try it out now: http://chill.com/bookmarklet
"Jon Miller of News Corp may have predicted 2012 will see the "channelisation" of the web, but he really means a renewed focus on curation..."
"Channelisation implies that media corporations such as News Corp will be the ones controlling the playlist of content, but 2012 will see the role of such organisations fall back to providing content for others to turn into a wealth of different “channels” where the barrier to entry essentially falls to zero."
Key highlights curated from the article:
Curation of niche interest: channelisation
"...opening up of video on demand services from all these channels will allow much smaller organisations to provide cross-channel curation.
If the channels who provide the content are still showing their ads before, during and after each show, then curators could start channels focusing on more specific interests and smaller niches than a broadcast channel could do – there will be channels dedicated to crime shows, medical shows, shows with appearances from certain actors, and more.
A user will just have to think of a single genre or idea that they want to watch in a show, and there will be a “channel” or that."
If a user trusts the taste of a journalist, presenter, blogger or other figure – they may be more interested to watch the content that user picks than the content programmed for any particular channel.
...These curators could add to the content by providing commentary from their own knowledge of the content – offering a place where consumers could find a new love."
They would not have to pay for licensing as the content owners will bundle ads with the in-stream content, and so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints."
Read the full article here: http://www.techfruit.com/2012/01/12/channelisation-curation/
(Curated by Robin Good)