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Great points on keeping content curation real, Rachel, but it seems to me you're defining it as merely sharing content on social media. To me, the best way to define it is to add context to your content by adding an insight to it: react to the content, add meaning to it, expand on it, disagree with it, etc... For that, you need to have some form of content hub where you can do that (such as the kind we're providing through topic pages on Scoop.it - I'm one of the founders). To your point, it's also a great way to start a conversation as you've indicated: by adding your own point of view in a particular context, you invite your audience to react.


Hoping to see your response to that ;-)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The 3 Dumbest Things About Content Curation

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I think you're spot on on the mix of human curation and algorithm, Erin.

 

But another way to scale curation is to add a topic-centric layer. In the problem you describe, scaling up is tough because curation is being applied to sort out the best content on a unique dimension: a home page that's the same for everyone.

 

If you added topics to that, you can solve the problem by having people follow whichever topics they want. And I'm not talking about the usual 10-20 categories you find on any content sites. I'm talking about long-tail, user-created topics that any user can opt in to follow or unfollow. Boobs fans can then follow dozens of Boobs topics curated by other fellow users without having to pollute the experience for everyone else.

 

By mixing a topic-centric model with curation, you apply it to as many dimensions as your users will decide to curate. That's the model we've been using at Scoop.it (disc: I'm one of the founders) and so far, it scales pretty well.

2 years, 3 months ago on This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale

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I love this analysis Tristan: very clear and makes the point.

From what I understood, you've defined curation as linking to 3rd-party web sites so I wonder if you've tried to isolate the case of companies doing curation on their own site. That, to me, is the way forward to reap the highest benefits of curation while also increasing the value for the audience by giving more context than in tweets.

This is typically what Scoop.it enables our users to do (disc: I'm the CEO), also enabling them to mix their creation with their curation.

I'd love to see this segment show up as "the ultimate sweet spot" and it would be a natural conclusion from your data.

Would you be interested in discussing that or even partnering with us to share data and find out?

3 years, 3 months ago on New Research Finds the Curation vs Creation Sweet Spot

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@EugeneFarber I think you can actually. Talking about yourself is different than talking about your passion, isn't it? Unless you're self passionated ;-) The problem is finding a way to reach out to people who share the same passion: and they're probably not on Facebook: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-facebook-wont-rule-the-world-after-all-2011-4

3 years, 3 months ago on New Research Finds the Curation vs Creation Sweet Spot

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I love this analysis Tristan: very clear and makes the point.

From what I understood, you've defined curation as linking to 3rd-party web sites so I wonder if you've tried to isolate the case of companies doing curation on their own site. That, to me, is the way forward to reap the highest benefits of curation while also increasing the value for the audience by giving more context than in tweets.

This is typically what Scoop.it enables our users to do (disc: I'm the CEO), also enabling them to mix their creation with their curation.

I'd love to see this segment show up as "the ultimate sweet spot" and it would be a natural conclusion from your data.

Would you be interested in discussing that or even partnering with us to share data and find out?

3 years, 3 months ago on New Research Finds the Curation vs Creation Sweet Spot

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