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Curation is Not Aggregation

Firebelly

While it’s not as pure and noble as content creation, it’s more than aggregation. Are you a curator or an aggregator? Aggregation is an amassing of content. Just like little kids who collect rocks, grabbing at every rock and pebble they can find, aggregators find any and all pieces of content that relate to their chosen subject. An aggregator will get books about airplanes. An aggregator will gather Merlots of any kind, or even just “reds.”

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Playing With Paper.li

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Playing With Paper.li September 3rd, 2010 Tweet I’ve been playing with paper.li Amplify’d from www.nevillehobson.com Connect your community with a Twitter daily newspaper About a month ago, I discovered Paper.li , a service that aggregates content linked to by people in a Twitter community into an online newspaper.

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Content Aggregation: The Future of (B2B and Consumer) Media?

Webbiquity SMM

Instead, successful media will become aggregators and editors of content, rather than creators. Online content aggregation is as old as the Internet itself, beginning with AOL. Technology to “scrape&# websites and republish content (legally or not) has also been around for some time, but until recently, doing content aggregation well required either a massive investment in infrastructure (like Moreover ) or a unworkable level of manual effort. Paper.li

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Nice writeup on paper.li aka @SmallRivers from @jangles.

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Playing With Paper.li September 3rd, 2010 Tweet I’ve been playing with paper.li Amplify’d from www.nevillehobson.com Connect your community with a Twitter daily newspaper About a month ago, I discovered Paper.li , a service that aggregates content linked to by people in a Twitter community into an online newspaper.

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Content Curation Tools: A Curated List of Content Curation Tools

Razor Social

Feedly is an excellent tool for aggregating RSS feeds. Social Media curata newsle paper.li Finding, curating, and sharing valuable content is a very time-consuming process. Unless you have the right tools to help you out, you’ll lose a lot of time on social media that you could’ve invested in other important work.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

paper.li. 6 slick news aggregators you should try by iMedia Connection. Josh Rose reviews six “news aggregators (including Popurls , Netvibes and Alltop ) that…are moving beyond the simple RSS reader. Looking for an easy way to create a cool graphical email signature with trackable interactive buttons? Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info?

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Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

Other, more controversial suggestions included allowing automated services to generate tweets for your or using filler tweets like paper.li Personally, I do leverage tools like Paper.li, but as an aggregation tool, not for the purpose of filler tweets. I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities.

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