Whether You Like It or Not Marketers Future Is About Curation | PayPerTrends
Excerpted from the article: “The ability to see what is valid (or a “reliable, relevant resource” to use the jargon of a teacher without a classroom) is becoming so incredibly important for both learners, marketers and citizens in general.
Those who have the ability to curate, or a strong notion of what curation implies, are the ones who will be leaders in this new century. The rest of us will be following them, learning from them and adopting/dropping their stream of breadcrumbs as they mark the way.
As affiliate marketers, we’d do well to learn all we can so that we can become those curators in the industry.”
Read more: http://paypertrends.com/2011/11/first-droppers-and-curation/
Check out Matmi’s Profile on the now public fantastic topic based content curation site Scoop.it
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Roll your own magazine.
This really is a great little site. Saves alot time by automating tedious tasks. Simple to use and very effective. Been using it for about a month now to help pull in specific RSS feeds into various online curation/personal paper site. But you can do so much more with it than that.
For instance, say you have just typed up a new blog post. With ifttt.com , you can automate the process so that once you blog is posted, it will be automatically shared throughout the rest of your social networks. Very handy.
Foursquare Gets Into The Crowdsourced Curation Game With Tip Lists
Foursquare has launched its Tip Lists features today, attempting to capitalize on people’s unending desire to create lists about locations, like Top Five Coffee Shops in SF, etc etc. Up until now your Foursquare Tips have sort of roamed free on the app, without rhyme or reason or real incentive to add more. Today the company is trying to improve on the Tips experience and get users to fancy themselves local experts. After all, you must know something about some place in the city you live in right?