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    A Musical Ode To Digital Curation - Part 1

    Robin Good: Wonderful school project uses musical performance to promote the value of curation for learning.From an original idea by @JoyceValenza.(2011)Lyrics: Curation, Curation Curation!Curation, Curation. Curation! Who day and night must aggregate the content, pull together knowledge, harness all the feeds And who must make sense of media, tags, and text, keeping learners up to date, at school Librarian, LibrarianCuration! Librarian, Librarian,Curation! Who do we rely on for creative stuffWhat’s best so we avoid the fluff? Who... Read more

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    Exercise Caution: The Key Aspect To Pay Attention To For Novice Content Curators

    Robin Good: If you are a novice content curator do not go for quantity. That is not what makes the difference. Go for high-quality, and consistency.Steer away from the temptation of republishing or sharing anything that you have not read and vet in full."The best curators out there did not build such impressive followerships by carelessly retweeting, sharing or promoting low-quality content.These brilliant individuals:a) never curate an article that they haven’t read in full,  b)... Read more

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    The Key Added Value a Content Curator Can Provide: His Time

    Robin Good: If you are into content curation for the long run, do not make this mistake. Nuno Figueroa, who shared, in an interesting and informative article on Business2Community, his deep frustration with content curation tools and with the incredible amount of work one has to do to find, vet, add value and share truly valuable content online, wrote: "I still have to do all the searching for new and good content... Read more

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    13 Real-World Examples of How Content Curation Can Be Monetized

    Robin Good: If it is true that *attention* is the one of the highest valued intangible assets, whoever is capable to provide a solution that saves people time (and frustration, effort, comparing, verifying, etc.) in getting what they want / need, will likely get lots of it. For example, if I could save you all of the time that you would need to: - find all the journalists that could cover your... Read more

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    The Key Value of Content Curation: Enhancing Who We Are

    Robin Good: "When we curate content online, it enhances who we are, both in the sense of... - we learn things, and we help to define ourselves by understanding our own interests - and in a more external way, by allowing other people to better understand who we are.It becomes part of our ethos, part of our personal brand."Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University offers an interesting insight into... Read more

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    Curation Is Not About Ownership: It's About Change

    Robin Good: "Curation is not about ownership. It’s not about proprietary rights to whatever environment or resource or experience you create. The job of a curator, Paolo Antonelli reminds me, is not to take and possess but to show and educate. The job of a curator is to make ideas accessible to as many people as possible.Because creativity is about more than copyrights and patents. It’s about inspiring people to make something,... Read more

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    Import, Filter, Visualise And Publish Any Spreadsheet Online: Silk

    Robin Good: Silk is a web tool to publish online spreadsheet-based data on a specific topic.The service, which just released a new version of its offering, allows to easily convert any existing data-set into professional-looking data displays, charts, grids, and lists that can be embedded on any site and which can be viewed in multiple ways.The value of Silk is specifically in making it easy and immediate for anyone to... Read more


    Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

    Robin Good: Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page."Each collection can be shared publicly,... Read more

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    Past Volume To Value: That's How The Future of Journalism Should Be - Keynote by Jeff Jarvis at #ijf15

    Robin Good: At the recent International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, Jeff Jarvis, Professor of Journalism at CUNY, gave a keynote speech that provides valuable insight and advice as to where the future of news and journalism are headed. While the full keynote and the Q&A with the audience is recorded in full in this 55' mins long video, I have summarised here below his key points and takeaways, so that... Read more

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    Want Visibility? Tell Your Readers To Go Away (by showing them where cool things are)!

    Robin Good: "If you can be a guide, a clearinghouse, a trusted place from where to learn, appreciate and understand more, there is no amount of outbound links that is going to counter the magnetic force you will express to those who are interested in what you are pointing to."This is why the fear every company has about content curation -  talking about *others* in the same field - has... Read more

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The New Journalist Is An Information Startup

At the crossroad of journalism and entrepreneurship sits a new emerging profession, made up in good part by the skills of the classic journalist, in part by those of the researcher, of the librarian and of the new emerging content curator mixed in with those of the capable independent digital entrepreneur.

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The information-entrepreneur is someone interested in creating ethical and highly reputable commercial services, tools and organizations that can augment, satisfy and fulfill humans deep or specialty interests within a specific information area.
Information startups have little or nothing to do with what is generally referred to as info-preneurship. The infopreneur has become the stereotype for who sells informations (of whatever quality level) to make money online. Thus, the field, the people who promote it and the information you can find online by searching for this topic, is not of high quality and is specifically driven by a “sell as much as possible, no matter how you do it”, making-money attitude.

But info-marketers and info-preneurs, may have been unaware precursors of a new breed of very serious information entrepreneurs that are eager to develop and put together useful and very targeted professional information services.

Here all the details:

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  • Bootstrapping Startups: The Good Guide
    In the age of startups and micro-enterprises, the first thing you hear about, when it comes to creating a new company, service or digital product is a whole new glossary of words starting ranging from “venture capital” to “angel investors”. Photo credit: Man climbing by Shutterstock There’s a whole universe of organizations, companies, services, magazines and events (US, Europe) devoted specifically to helping entrepreneurs prepare, plan and pitch their ideas in...
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  • The Ultimate Guide To Editorial Content Types and Formats
    I am often surprised when hear from web publishers, journalists and small web entrepreneurs about their frustration with finding ways to create valuable content that it is not just another article or blog post. Photo credit: Robin Good - Original full size table Although there are more than 100 types of content that one can actually create, we dilute most of our energy and resources in producing what most others do, news...
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  • Relationship Building: Facebook As A Social Bar
    What’s the best strategy to adopt to market on social media? I have been asked this question a million times, but my basic answer has not changed over time: listen, help and be your potential client best friend. Photo credit: Crowded bar by Shutterstock Social media have been designed and created to break down the communication barriers, the rigidity imposed by traditional media, and the excessive formality and ego-centric approach that most...
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  • Content Curation Is Not Content Marketing
    Content Curation has been hijacked and has been sold as a cheap and easy solution for content marketers plagued by the growing problem of how to produce more quality content within tighter and tighter time constraints. Photo credit: Red female shoes by Shutterstock But, just like the fact that you can’t really build a world athlete by starting with the food complements, amino-acids, special shoes or the sunglasses, you can’t build...
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  • Future Of Search

    The future of search, and of searching online, could be drastically different, and better, from what we have now. If you only wanted to. Photo credit: Eyeball As we head further into the future, search engines, as we know them today, will increasingly play an important and critical role for society as they invisibly determine which world views, information and references we should look at and rely on when in need to...
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  • The New CMS

    Once upon a time, back in the years before 2010, the CMS was an instrumento to create, organize, manage and publish content on a specific web property, website or blog. Photo credit: CMS concept by Shutterstock This classic CMS was characterized by its ability to: support our content editing and formatting activities categorize our content articles according to categories and post them to a specific web site. Popular CMSs are WordPress, Drupal, Joomla...
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  • How To Change The World With Your Social Likes
    Today we can change the world every time we put our hand in our pocket reaching for money. Photo credit: Social media concept by Shutterstock If we carefully select who we give this money too, we can have a tangible effect on which companies do better, improve their reputation and those which are going to have a hard time doing it. But while in the real, physical world, those who have embraced this...
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  • Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part III

    What are the key trends, patterns and changes that are going to transform the web publishing and journalism industries in the near future? Photo credit: Cyber man with technolgy eye by Shutterstock While in Part I and Part II of this series I have looked at: a) Process Journalism b) 100% Solution c) News as a Learning Gateway and at: 1) Dusk of Blogs 2) Beyond WordPress 3) Instant Publishing 4) Invisible UI 5) Design Intelligence 6) Design Marketplaces In...
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  • Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part II

    What’s ahead of us when it comes to web publishing? How will the tools, methods and approaches to design, to create and to package news and information change over the course of the next few years? Photo credit: Technology eye by Shutterstock In Part I of this journey I have been looking at the slow, but unstoppable changes that are already under way in terms of structure, metaphors and approaches that are...
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  • Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond

    What is changing? What should you as a communicator, evangelist, news journalist, or blogger prepare, train and get ready for when looking at the future of publishing online? Photo credit: Businessman hand working with the new computer by Shutterstock The key changes and transformations that I have been able to catch sum up to a publishing ecosystem that is much less difficult to use, and where interfaces gradually disappear to become a...
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  • Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

    Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds. Photo credit: Hand filling out checklist on clipboard with a pen by Shutterstock To the superficial eye, many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of...
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  • The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

    In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields. From news journalism, to content development, to learning and education, ecommerce and tourism, there are plenty of areas that have a common need: to better organize the huge (and growing) amount information they have available, in a way that makes it more effective to be consumed, explored...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part V
    What are the key skills that, in an hypothetical situation where there were no schools as we know them today, I would deem essential for my son and daughters to learn in their youth? Photo credit: Child with question marks by Shutterstock By posing myself this question over and over, and by questioning traditional curriculums and the real, practical usefulness of them in helping a human being survive and realize the dreams...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part IV
    What are the key skills to be learned to live a successful life? If schools as we know them, were not there, what would I consider top critical skills to be learned for my kids? Photo credit: Boy playing by Shutterstock In the previous parts of this guide I have expanded on Stephen Downes original 10 points included in his excellent guide “How To Be Successful”, which I curated and republished (with...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part III
    Which are the critical life skills one really needs to learn to be able to live a successful and meaningful life? Photo credit: College female student by Shutterstock Trying to answer this question has been the key driver of this multi-part guide designed to question our conservative assumption about what schooling should really be about and to explore the skills that, if mastered early in life, could truly make a big difference...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part II
    Which are the really important things that one needs to learn in order to survive and live a successful life on this planet? Photo credit: Little boy lying on a floor by Shutterstock Whether in Manhattan, lost in the jungle, on a remote island or on an extraterrestrial planet, what are the truly critical and life-supporting things that are needed to survive and thrive beyond the animal level? I have first tried...
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  • What We Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part I
    If there were no schools and traditional academic curriculums, and one had the option to question and rethink a human being learning curriculum what would be in it? Photo credit: Clever pupil boy by Shutterstock If we suspend momentarily the reasoning and goals that went into the creation of the present educational system, what would be the key things that an individual would really benefit to know in order to survive, be...
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Computer too slow? If you have not had yet the experience of working on a PC that moves like a snail, you are a unique, rare human being.
Even the New York Times asked the same question a few days ago... read more

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