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    1. Content Curation Tips: A Simple Post Format

      Content Curation Tips: A Simple Post Format

      A few simple tips to note while you're curating content.

      The simplest format is to take a piece of content – be it another post by someone else, an image or a video – introduce it (tell why you’re sharing it), then share it (with attribution and a link to the original piece), then share your thoughts/conclusions about it.

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    2. How to Turn Your RSS Reader Into a Topic Generation Machine

      How to Turn Your RSS Reader Into a Topic Generation Machine

      KISSmetrics gives some quick tips on how to compile RSS feeds in a feed reader to get ideas for your next blog post:

      Whenever people ask me how to generate topic ideas for a blog, I always suggest a few different resources. These resources generally include question and answer sites like Quora, top blogs in your niche or industry, forums, and so forth. Having that many topic sources can be a great thing, until you have to actively visit each of them to see what is new. In this post, we’re going to look at how you can combine them all in your RSS reader and turn it into a topic generating machine. 

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    3. Content Curation Tips: A Simple Post Format

      Content Curation Tips: A Simple Post Format

      Practical tips on creating a blog posting with curated content and how to format it so you can annotate it while calling our insights from the third party content. 

      The first thing to remember is content curation does not have to be a complex activity. It’s just a simple matter of sharing great content on a particular topic along with your own contextual view, opinion and/or perspective on that same topic. You and your input are the value add here.

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    4. 4 Essential Content Marketing Tips For Start Ups

      4 Essential Content Marketing Tips For Start Ups

      Here's some great insight into the value content curation can add to your marketing repertoire for a smaller business.  

       

      As a start-up, you want your company to make a splash in the marketplace. You want the equivalent of a ticker tape parade, complete with an all-star marching band and giant balloon floats. (Who doesn't love giant balloon floats? And costumed characters tossing candy to spectators?) Content marketing can help you get that kind of attention from prospective customers and the media.

      Here are four tips to help you do it right.

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    5. Following the leaders is not a recipe for social media success

      Following the leaders is not a recipe for social media success

      Techniques using the social web - exploring if they will work for you.

      If Brian Clark and Darren Rowse (some of the biggest names in blogging) started their blogs today and followed their own advice, they would fail. It’s tempting to look at how successful people have made their reputations and copy their techniques. You may even get some results. But what made them successful was originality.

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    6. An introduction to the Data Curation Lifecycle Model

      An introduction to the Data Curation Lifecycle Model

      Kevin, a medical librarian and archivist, presents a data curation model for librarians that parallels the content curation process followed by many marketers:

      Digital preservation and data curation are two areas that librarians should be very keen to pursue. With the influx of research data that is created, there should be plenty of work out there for librarians to utilize their skills. The collaborative and organizational nature of data curation work is ideal for a librarian’s skill set.

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    7. How Content Curation Enhances SEO

      How Content Curation Enhances SEO

      Overview on how Content Curation can help with SEO:

      Content curation is about discovering, gathering and distributing relevant and interesting content on a specific topic or subject matter. By using a curation platform and displaying curated content on your website, your brand’s Website can be kept  up-to-date and feature solid and topical content.

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    8. The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation

      The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation

      Beth Kanter summarizes insights from her recent webinar on the benefits of curation:

      Curation has nothing to do with personal expression or sharing nor with collecting links, tweets or blog posts that you may find interesting.   Curation is all about helping your audience dive in and make sense of a specific topic, issue, event or news story. 

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    9. Understanding Content Curation

      Understanding Content Curation

      Comparing collecting content versus curating content.

      There are many buzzwords and phrases prevalent in education today. “21st Century Learning”, “Blended Learning”, “Personalized Learning”, “Flipped Classroom” – just to name a few. The one that has recently caught my attention and curiosity is “content curation.” I manage a grant project in my district designed to assure students acquire “21st century skills”

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    10. Curation is a way to simplify your prospects' decision-making process

      Curation is a way to simplify your prospects' decision-making process

       

      HubSpot suggests "curating" peer and expert content such as social media threads testimonial quotes, case studies and featuring them very prominently on your site.  This lets prospects trust you more than you doing all the talking:

      While it's great to provide your own take on your product and the industry, you are of course biased, so providing any third-party recommendations -- from users or experts -- is a great way to ease a prospects' decision to go with your company. At HubSpot, for example, we curate social media threads, blog articles, and case studies from customers and experts and feature them on our website -- even on our homepage .

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    11. 5 Compelling Reasons To Curate And Repurpose Your Content

      5 Compelling Reasons To Curate And Repurpose Your Content

      Five reasons why you should curate, plus a new spin on repurposing content as an act of curation:

      Locating and organizing all this great content is part of the curation process. Taking a piece of content such as a video and creating a slideshow or white paper out of the information within is repurposing. 

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    12. Seven Ways to Make Your Content King, Part 1

      Seven Ways to Make Your Content King, Part 1

      Two part article on content marketing strategies to employ without breaking the bank:

      Even in a time when content production far outpaces our collective capacity to consume it, however, there’s actually a way content producers and marketers can harness the tools of this seemingly noisy environment to set themselves apart from the pack.

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    13. Content Curation Sneaks Up on Marketers

      Content Curation Sneaks Up on Marketers

      Ardath Albee gives a few tips on how to curate within Twitter in a framework of Curation with commentary, Inspired Curation and Directed Curation:

      Curation can be integrated sharing. For example, when I quote statistics or opinions from analyst reports in a blog post, I'm curating that information. But I'm wrapping it with my own thoughts and ideas to perhaps apply a different take or perspective. I'm adding something I hope is valuable to the original source information.

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    14. Tips for Getting Started with Content Curation

      Tips for Getting Started with Content Curation

      Christine Whittemore covers some best practices for Content Curation gleaned from an info360 panel with Pawan Deshpande and Arnold Waldstein:

      Arnold, Pawan and I discussed content curation intensely in preparation for your session. Out of those conversations, I extracted several Content Curation tips or best practices for you to think about as you get started curating content.

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    15. Why IFTTT Could Be the Killer Blogging Tool for 2012

      Why IFTTT Could Be the Killer Blogging Tool for 2012

      Interesting article on how IFTTT can be repurposed as a curation tool:

      Bloggers are busy folks. We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes). That’s why I get all warm and fuzzy when I discover a time saving tool that works as advertised. The latest tool, “If Then Then That” (IFTTT) has got me shouting from the roof tops.

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