Content curation is one of the most disruptive forces to have emerged in the last twelve months and one that will continue to expand its reach and influence in the coming years. Content curation, and with it, all of the infinite number of other curation sub-niches (video, news, social, products, data, etc.) will see a true blooming of applications, tools and services that will further enable individuals and organizations to create high-value content collections, digests, and newsradars of all kinds.
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The explosive growth of the universe of content curation tools, testifies by itself the huge activity taking place in this field and the breadth of uses and applications that content curation will be able to embrace.
What may appear as an obvious and effortless activity, carried out by hundreds of thousands of individuals sharing their favorite links on social networks is also a fascinating new opportunity to learn a new set of skills and generate new value by organizing the world of information that is out there. For those who have the time, passion and competence to do so, curation becomes the art and science of aggregating, finding, monitoring, selecting and organizing the best content on a very specific topic for an audience of people specifically interested in it.
MasterNewMedia, has covered with a special set of articles this revolutionary new trend and here are the best reports on content curation, real-time news curation and newsmastering tools published during 2010.
In this content curation guide:
- Part 1: Why we need it
- Part 2: Aggregation is not curation
- Part 3: Types and real-world examples
- Part 4: Process, key tasks, workflow
- Part 5: The curator attributes and skills
- Part 6: The tools universe
- Part 7: Business applications and trends
- Content curation and value: The business of context
- Content curation: Why is the content curator the key emerging online editorial role of the future?
- Online news content and distribution strategies: Content curation and user syndication are next
- Online content curation: The key to building visibility, authority and value
Here is the best on content curation from MasterNewMedia:
Real-Time News and Content Curation: The Best 2010 Articles and Reports From MasterNewMedia
Real-time news curation, or what I call "newsmastering", is the art of finding, aggregating, filtering, selecting, curating and republishing high-quality news stories on a very specific theme, topic, or for a particular audience interest, problem, passion.
Real-time news curation, is also an emerging, new online professional role, the news curator, or newsmaster in sorting, editing, enriching and picking the most relevant news and stories on specific topics-themes.
by Robin Good - September 7th, 2010
In part 2 of this guide, you find the key differences between aggregation and curation and why real-time news curation is better than automated aggregation when it comes to provide high-quality news and information on a specific topic.
by Robin Good - September 15th, 2010
In part 3 of this guide to real-time news curation you can find a full-blown showcase of real-world examples of good content curation, from basic lists to guides and news reporting, as well as some more traditional, or I should say, more familiar, examples of automated and semi-automated news aggregation.
by Robin Good - September 22nd , 2010
In Part 4 of this complete guide to real-time news curation I am presenting, what I have identified so far as being the key tasks a real-time news curator, must attend to. My goal with this, is one of sharing with you my own discoveries on this topic, as I truly believe that news curation offers not only a great opportunity for subject matter experts to create additional value, but also a much bigger opportunity for society as a whole Internet to start making greater sense of the incoherent and hard-to-follow mass of information that we have are publishing online.
by Robin Good - September 29th, 2010
in Part 5 of the guide on real-time news curation, I am covering the key attributes, qualities and skills a successful real-time news curator must have. To identify them I have been looking both at the experience I have gained with this practice in this last five years, as well as at the growing literature available online on this "content curation" topic.
by Robin Good - October 6th, 2010
This part of the Real-Time News Curation Guide is devoted to analyze the exploding universe of curation tools out there, what is out there, what characterizes these tools and what features we will need in the near future to make them even more useful. For this purpose, I have been putting together a curation toolkit map that attempts to map out all of the content and news curation tools available online.
by Robin Good - October 13th, 2010
Can real-time news and content curation provide enough value and unique content to potential readers to make it possible for curators to charge for access or for complementary services?
By scouting and researching what has been written on this topic and by tapping on my own experience and intuition, I have prepared this "curated" guide to the business side of news and content curation. In it you can find, often in the original words of who had it, the best insight and ideas on this topic, and what are the key drivers, opportunities and trends to pay active attention to.
by Robin Good - October 20th, 2010
If you are still struggling to discover the real value of content curation, and are wondering whether curating news (newsmastering), or any other specific content can indeed provide extra value to your readers, while creating opportunities for new business, I invite to listen closely to what George Siemens and Gerd Leonhard have had to say on this.
by Robin Good - , 2010
In a world where attention has become so scarce to become as valuable as currency, and where quality information on a specific topic requires ever more time and attention to be found, the value that could provide those who have the ability to organize, select, compile and edit the most valuable information on anyone topic is incommensurable.
by Rohit Bhargava - January 20th, 2010
What future and opportunities for online news? Content media expert, and Content Nation author John Blossom, analyzes AP recent moves and where the opportunities to change the course of things of online news may actually be.
by John Blossom - February 6th, 2010
If you want to understand the critical role that content curation or newsmastering, as I used to call this, will play in the communication ecosystem of today, and specifically why companies must embrace content curation to survive, read on.
by HiveFire team, Pawan Deshpande and Taariq Lewis - April 6th, 2010
Originally prepared by Robin Good, Daniele Bazzano and Elia Lombardi for MasterNewMedia, and first published on January 18th, 2011 as "Real-Time News And Content Curation: The Best 2010 Articles And Reports From MasterNewMedia".
Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars - The Complete Guide Part 1: Why We Need It - dsharpie and franckreporter mashed up by Robin Good
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 2: Aggregation Is Not Curation - Creativaimage
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples - dizeloid
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow - Carl Swahn
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 5: The Curator Attributes And Skills - thesuperph
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe - Robin Good
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 7: Business Applications And Trends - ozgurdonmaz
Content Curation And Value: The Business Of Context - Robin Good
Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future? - Luna Vandoorne Vallejo
Online News Content And Distribution Strategies: Content Curation And User Syndication Are Next - juliengron
Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value - Erkin Sahin