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Curation is Not Aggregation

Firebelly

Curation is the big new buzzword this year in social media circles — collecting information in a strategic amassing of selected information that’s presented in a new way to draw out the subtleties and patterns that might not otherwise be noticed when looking at the group in toto. Curation is an art form into itself. Are you a curator or an aggregator? Much more.

3 Ways To Tell If Facebook Fans Like The Content You’re Curating

Firebelly

You’re curating content on your Facebook page. Are people actually clicking through to read the articles you’re curating? How do you gauge your curation efforts on Facebook? Blog Content Marketing Curation Facebook Social Media Social Media Marketing content curation content marketingYou hope and think your fans appreciate it, but how do you know ?

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. 70% of marketers plan to increase the number of different social platforms they use in 2012. Google+ is expected to reach 400 million users by the end of 2012. Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers.

Content Curation: Are You Doing it Right?

Spin Sucks

Content curation is the hot ticket item in social media and business these days. Content curators — or editors — find, sort, categorize, and distill the big data and vast amount of content that’s available. Content curation is so much more than simply compiling lists and dropping articles, blog posts, and images into pretty templates. This is where talented curators shine.

Social Curation Will Not Cure Your C.P.A.

Firebelly

Social curation will not cure your C.P.A. Social curation might help your continuous partial attention tendencies. Social Curation can make for a consumable “social” experience. Find some curators to guide your social experience. That’s what your social curators will hopefully do for you. Social Curation will not cure your C.P.A. C.P.A.

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Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead

Firebelly

I’ve been talking a lot lately about content curation lately, and our contributor, Erik Deckers, is all about content creation, which has led to some “Tastes great! Someone else curated the collection. It’s falling to the curators to make sure the best stuff is shared, while the bad stuff is ignored. Less filling!” ” types of discussions.

9 Curated Moments From The Social Curation Summit

Firebelly

In July, I participated in the Social Curation Summit in New York City. Here are 9 noteworthy sound bites from Twitter that represent the variations in conversation, people and moments – my curation from within the Social Curation Summit. People turn to curation when search stops working. everyone now is a curator. Shot with an iPhone. – @editortim. 2.

How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012. How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing. The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed. Commerce.

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. As the founder and CEO of Social Fresh, a social media education company, he curates some of the smartest voices in online marketing, online and offline.   11. Social media is now an essential component of doing business. world. Are you reading any of these blogs?

Association Curation

Aggregage

What surprised me though was that the article does not bring up the opportunities for curation and aggregation by trade associations and professional societies.  If you look at the “most pressing issue” above, clearly a big part of the challenge/opportunity is handling the information overload.  Curation – how do you select the best content. Curation

Facebook Timeline for Brands: Curation and Palpitation

Dave Fleet

So, while curation is absolutely important, and companies should think about the story they need to tell, they also need to recognize that brands don’t control everything that people see on their Timelines. That means, even though you’ve curated your timeline carefully anything that someone has posted about your brand could show up, and what does show up changes dynamically.

Five Types of Social Curation

Spin Sucks

Curation. There’s even an entry in Wikipedia for digital curation: Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. Is there a such thing as “social curation?”. Five Types Of Social Curation. like to break things down into sections, so the way I see it there are five elements to social curation.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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Tips for Great Content Curation. April 27, 2012 by Steve Rosenbaum. Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net , a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. He’s also the author of Curation Nation. You’ve heard the buzz word — curation — being thrown around like it’s a gadget we all know how to work. Share.

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23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. Research] by Heidi Cohen.

Three Values to Hold High in 2012

Spin Sucks

Three Values to Hold High in 2012. Social media platforms are constantly changing and new tools are introduced almost every day.At the individual level, mastery means staying up-to-date on social media best practices, curating engaging content, and having the right plug-ins on your blog to make it successful—however you define that. And indeed we weren’t. How about you?

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

mashable.com

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of  Magnify.net , a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation from McGrawHill Business was published this week. That’s called a gallery, and a gallery owner is a curator.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

So my new thing is curated news sites.  Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time”  I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. Anyway. It was a breaking point.

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When is the social curation bubble going to burst? — Tech News and Analysis

gigaom.com

When is the social curation bubble going to burst? 14, 2012, 4:52am PT. You just can’t move for social curation services right now. Social curation exists in a complex space for organization and discovery that overlaps with everything from to-do lists to tagging, from bookmarking to recommendations… and, of course, big sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

week ago, Tom announced the 2012 #Nifty50 Women on his Webbiquity blog , and now I am pleased to announce the winning 2012 #Nifty50 Men. So, without further ado, here are the 2012 #Nifty50 Men, each of whom has represented the technology world on Twitter with class, dedication and integrity. Nick creates & curates ideas by playing with the future. in August 2006.

Shareaholic Becomes a (Top Notch) Content Curator

Webbiquity SMM

With Channels, Shareaholic now joins the ranks of leading content curators like AllTop , Social Media Today , B2B Marketing Zone , Business2Community and Social Media Informer. Media Social Media Marketing AllTop b2b marketing zone Business2Community content curation content curator content discovery tools Dan Zarella Darren Herman Janet Aronica Jayme Soulati Mari Smith networks of content publishers Pam Sahota Peg Fitzpatrick Shareaholic Channels Shelly Kramer social media informer Social Media Today social sharing tools web browser extensionsParenting. Fitness.

Put Content Marketing at the Heart of Your Brand Strategy

Mindjumpers

Creation and curation form the core of content development. Content development combines creation and curation. As a result of the ever-changing digital landscape, consumers are taking a more active role in creating, curating and sharing content. Your brand can also curate content to ‘borrow’ cultural content to show your expertise through others.

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Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. My primary platform for content curation is Twitter. How To Resources Shonali Burke Social Media best content curation tools buffer app. What to do? ” 1.

8 Tips On Developing A Social Publishing Approach For Brands

Firebelly

It encompasses the entire process of audience-based editorial planning, content development — curated and created, content-triggered conversation management, distribution and, of course, consumption and conversion measurement. Develop messaging that is supported by both curated and created content. Conversations and conversion need provocation. Remember your core values and strengths.

Social Media Trends 2012 – Content Curation in PR

Proactive Report

In her post about social media trends in 2012 Beverly Macy says content curation is important because people want to know what’s important and they want to discover interesting and relevant content. “Competitive advantage goes to companies who quickly figure out how to enable effective aggregation curation. Suggests stories and items to other curators.

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites

www.fastcompany.com

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites. has set out to associate themselves with the craze that is “social curation": What is this Pinterest? No one is really looking at the bigger, underlying picture--the fact that social curation isn’t really social at all. Social curation companies like Pinterest, Storify, and Foodspotting are essentially creating hubs for crowdsourcing interests like wedding ideas, hipsterized photos, and tweets that appear social on the surface. At the core, though, social curation is incredibly self-centered. Fast Company.

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28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those and many more questions here in more than two dozen of the best Twitter how-to guides, resources, tools and reviews of 2012 so far. ” Tailoring Twitter: The ROI of Curating Content on Twitter by Successful Blog. Liz Strauss explains the benefits of curating content on Twitter and how to do it well, closing with “The ROI of curating content on twitter is the influence gained from incrementally staying in sync with the tools and the culture while still listening.” Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. ” WTF?

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The Anatomy Of Content Marketing [Infographic]

Firebelly

This approach includes content marketing through curating, creating and promoting the brand’s core ideas and values to its clients. Blog Content Marketing Curation Social Media Marketing content marketing infographic Kelly RynardThe  ContentPlus Infographic: The Anatomy of Content Marketing  below depicts the importance of an integrated marketing approach.

The Case for Content Curation

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Curation-ism, Part 1: The Case for Content Curation. Curation-ism, Part 1: The Case for Content Curation. By this point, content curation is a widely adopted term, but what exactly does it entail? The Case for Curation. Two Misconceptions: Those Who Can’t Create Curate and You’re the Only Person with Something Original to Say. OpenView. Our Story.

Relevant Social Content is Visual, Spatial and Mobile

Firebelly

Blog Blogging Content Marketing Curation Instagram social curation Social Media Social Media Marketing WritingToday’s article is a guest post by Jason Bean , Internet Marketing Sherpa at Deep Ripples. recently wrote a post that discussed how Major League Baseball used Instagram to really connect with their fans. That handle = content. Social is Visual. Where Are You.

Best B2B Marketing and Sales Strategy Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Social media, content aggregation and curation , user-generated content and other developments have dramatically changed the B2B buying cycle over the past few years. social media ROI, lead quality, content marketing) will remain priorities in 2012. And Finally… Future Trends: 2012 Online Marketing & Technology Predictions by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Now What?

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Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends

Ari Herzog

Aware that some of my friends, especially the open networkers with thousands of friends already, turned on their subscribe button , I am now subscribing to their public updates. I am also curating interest lists — and this is where Facebook is really shining for me. The average Facebook user in the United States has 229 friends, initiating 3 friend requests every month and accepting 4.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Curated lists were used a lot in 2012 and will be leveraged much more frequently to categorize people and observe trends. Between my profile and pages and groups, I’ll be using features on a more regular basis that I began using for the first time in 2012. That is the order of my priorities in 2013. Facebook in 2013. 1. If you enable me to subscribe to you , even better.

TweetLevel’s New Influence Measurement Tool Delivers Far More Than A Score

The Realtime Report

Idea Starters may not necessarily have a large audience themselves, but they are typically well connected to other idea starters, curators and amplifiers. Curators,  one of the most influential groups even though they typically have smaller number of followers, because they maintain discussions long after Idea Starters have left and Amplifiers have lost interest. and web links.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

To demonstrate that complexity Buddy Media created this image that shows all of the brands/companies involved including: analytics, social scoring, ad networks, facebook apps, content curation, twitter apps, photo sharing, social TV, and URL shorteners… to name a few. ” Why do brands need help with this? Well, it’s complicated. Click the image below to enlarge.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. 70% of marketers plan to increase the number of different social platforms they use in 2012. Google+ is expected to reach 400 million users by the end of 2012. Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers.

A 12 Word Social Media Policy

SocialFish

Do you have a social media policy yet?  If not, check out these examples curated by Debra Askanase on Pinterest , or even better,  start by using our template. Continuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. You heard that right. 12 words. Don’t Cheat, Can’t Delete. Geddit? ).

It’s Not Your Facebook Page, It’s You (That’s The Problem)

Firebelly

Third, YOU have to create (or curate) content your audience wants. I hear it a lot. “We had/have a Facebook page, but it didn’t/doesn’t do anything.” ” If you’re thinking this right now about your brand’s Facebook page, forgive me for being the bearer of bad news, but your Facebook page is not going to do anything. Promote your page.

How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck

Spin Sucks

Curation tools allow you to gather and automatically share content. Today’s guest post is written by Yvette Pistorio. . Because of the fast pace of social media, we are constantly bombarded with distractions from one social network or another. recently asked on our Facebook page, “If you had only 20 minutes a day to spend on social media, what would you focus on?” Twitter.

2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media

Mindjumpers

But 2012 was also characterised by being the year when visual content came into focus, as Sara predicted. In 2012, the photo sharing platform Instagram became immensely popular, which proved that users are increasingly visually focused. Throughout 2012, online video once again proved to be a powerful tool to enhance brand identity visually. Facebook Timeline.

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read. And a Facebook Page is a good place to aggregate and curate user-generated content to tell more of a story, particularly at the local level. Furthermore, Twitter and Facebook are about much more than just news delivery.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Curating the curator here, as Gabrielle Conde links to and summarizes 100 educational posts about Twitter, covering the gamut from setting up a Twitter account to using hashtags to marketing and prospecting strategies, from authors like Marian Schembari , Michael Brenner and the ebullient Diana Adams. It has enabled revolutions in real life as well as in digital marketing.

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The Year Of More

Twist Image

While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". Businesses who have struggled with the technology revolution (and don't kid yourself, there are many businesses that are still playing catch up) will continue to struggle, but it's becoming less about physical infrastructure and much more about a philosophical perspective on what businesses need to look like in 2012 and the year of more. curation. More social. More global. More local.

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Trends for 2012: Social Media Intelligence

Proactive Report

Content curation. Social Media Intelligence is definitely a trend to watch in 2012. Around this time of year we tend to see predictions from the cognoscenti ( those in the know) about what will be hot in the coming year.  I saw one today in the Huffington Post that caught my eye because I agree with the 4 trends Beverly Macy highlighted: The rise of Social Intelligence.