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What The HECK Is Content Curation Anyway??

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I often speak of Content Curation and I was having a bit of a discussion about it today.  One of my friends was like WT Hellzz Anise, what are you talking about. Then I thought about how much that phrase is thrown about within the social media circles and wondered how many people may not know what we are talking about. I guess I just assumed and you know what they say about assuming. :-D Then I thought long and hard about curation, its relationship to content and the Internet.

 

One of the things about the Internet is the abundance of information that is available. During the initial growth of the Internet, this was amazing because we were not use to having access to so much unfiltered information. To an information and knowledge junkie like myself, this was just information heaven and beyond awesome. However as time grew so did the Internet and with the continued growth of the Internet the amount of available information grew along with it.

 

Sharing of this vast amount of information became extremely popular due to the growth of Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter. So now what was once enjoyment of the large amounts of information to many has just become overwhelming in its vastness.  This is where content curation comes it it allows the curator to take all of the information that we are bombarded with, compile and share it with followers.

 

Content Curation is really a bit of an Art because it allows the curator to strategically weed through the noise, focus on great content and share it with those that will find it most useful.   I am currently in a contest about content curation and I thrilled to say that I am a semi-finalist as a Top Curator.  Take a look at my curated topics below and start curating yourself if you have not done so yet. I have found Scoopit to be the best curation tool for my needs, but there are others.

 

 

If you like the content that I am curating Please Vote! 

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Content Curation 101: What You Need To Know

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One of the things that Social Media peeps battle on a regular basis is content creation, which is the ideal way to extend your brand identity, expand your network and potentially created avenues of opportunity to meet clients.   This is one of the reasons that content is king!

We all know that social media can be very time consuming if done properly and worse if not done properly. Either way social media can take a great portion of allocated time so there is always a quest to find ways to continue providing great content while managing time effectively.  Can you say Content Curation??

Well, I LOVE Content Creation!  I do not exclusively curate content, but I balance original content creation and curation which provides an abundance of information to my followers.  I realized early on with social media that I could NOT provide the amount of content that I wanted to my followers because there is just not enough hours in a day. Additionally, I can only provide my perspective on any one subject.  Enter Content Curation, which allows me to provide an abundance of information to those that follow me while providing different perspectives other than my own.

My absolute favorite platform used to curate  content is Scoop.it. There are others but I’ve found this fits my needs so much more than the others.

As you can see I cover a wide variety of topics all of which are so very different but relevant to what is going on now in the technology industry.  Curation allows me to focus on all of these topics, supply unlimited amounts of information and all from different perspectives.

In a nutshell content curation allows you to take valuable information from a variety of sources and compile it into one area and then supply this information to your followers.  I curate a variety of topics most of which revolve around the present and future of Internet Technologies. Take a look at them below:

Still confused about Curation? Take a look at the video below, it will give  you a funny take on content curation.

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