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Why Content Curation is the new Blogging

Why Content Curation is the new Blogging | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This post was written in May of 2011, but  it's one of those pieces that is worth repeating because it's full of good insights and information. 


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During these days I’m questioning myself about today’s online media industry recurring topic of discussion: the so-called content curation. The term itself can be identified with the concept of “caring about content.”

 

This concept, obviously, can be investigated from a variety of viewpoints: it revolves around manipulating information, news, contents available online to a new form with sensibly higher ambitions in terms of vision, lifecycle and usefulness.

 

It’s about producing contents that, on average, are well worth an enhanced amount of attention respect to the so-called “world buzz,” the avalanche of information micro-bits we receive daily from the Internet through social media, blogs, online newspapers, and sometimes and unfortunately from content farms.

 

On a more operational level, an interesting definition that you can find online follows (from here)

 

“Content Curation is a term that describes the act of finding, grouping, organizing or sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific issue.”

 

http://meedabyte.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/contentcuration-is-the-new-blogging/

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Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet)

Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet) | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.

By - Eli Pariser - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review
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Google News highlights unique content with Editors’ Picks not Google's!

This is a major breakthrough for human curators/editors/publishers or whatever title you want to give them. The great news is that humans are picking the content, not google. Staying informed and being more effective in our work is getting easier and that makes me happy:-)

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

An array of news organizations, including local, national and niche publishers, are now using Editors’ Picks to display their best, most engaging content. Because Google News relies on algorithms, Editors' Picks will always be just that—picks provided by publishers themselves, and not by Google.

 

You can browse a set of publisher feeds that span national, specific and local interests—like The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, the Guardian and The Root, among many others—via the side-to-side arrows next to each publisher's logo. The feeds you see are chosen based on a variety of factors, including your news preferences. If you’re interested in using source preferences on Google News, Editors' Picks helps you do that with the slider that appears just below the articles.

 

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/google-news-highlights-unique-content.html

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