Feb 17, 2011

Content Curation On Networking And A Peek Inside A Digital Curators Toolbox
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Content Strategy

Hello, as always thank you for reading the Internet Billboards, Tom George here the founder and CEO. What an exciting time to be online as the Internet goes through all of these major changes. I thoroughly enjoy sifting through the technological rubble to find the digital gems out there. It’s called content curation. It is a smoking hot topic right now. To be a content curator or a curator of digital content is tons of fun. I think it beats a real job any day of the week. It is possible to find the top quality content in cyberspace and share it with your friends and network. I believe things will gel soon, and the trusted sources of high quality content will supply the demand. Take a quick look inside my mind, the mind of a futurist and a content curator and look inside the toolbox of a content curator.  I saved a little curated content on networking for later in the story.

Paper.li was created to help you go through a much organized tweets thread, it organized the links that you share on Twitter in an easy to understand and read newspaper style format, such newspapers can be easily created for any Twitter user, list or even #tag.
The best thing about this service is that you don’t need to be connected to the website and fellow twitters to know what’s happening in their lives, you can simply stay on top of all the updates of the people you follow by using paper.li.
Anyone who wants to create their own newspapers just needs to sign up for a free account,
Then they can go ahead and create newspapers with their Facebook or Twitter account.
The purpose of creating an account is just for verification purpose, once you are done with creating your account you can go ahead and click on create a newspaper link in the top header to create their first Twitter newspaper. Paper.li, was launched in alpha mode last April, its main purpose is to organize links shared on Twitter into an easy-to-skim page that makes it look like an online newspaper’s homepage.

A few item curated on Networking

First why not join the club.

Curated Exhibit  In Networking Jumpscan and QR codes

we are constantly trying to keep up with ‘the latest’.  Where is SMS headed? Do companies have their trifecta mobile presence in place – SMS, web, and applications?  Will location-based marketing and mobile technologies bear fruit (yes!), and when?  So what’s the deal with QR codes?

First things first, um, what’s a QR code?  Don’t worry, you’ve seen them.  It’s basically a bar code, a graphical way to store a lot of data in a small place and then package that data up so that it can be transferred and read somewhere else.  Think of standing in line at the grocery store as you watch the clerk pass items over the scanner, to be tallied by the register.  That’s it!

To paraphrase Wiki, a QR or “quick response” code is a two-dimensional matrix barcode that is readable by QR canners, mobile phones (smart phones like Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.), and cameras. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other information, up to thousands of characters, depending on the type of data.

A subsidiary of Toyota created them in 1994 to enable storage and high-speed transmission of lots of information, which they then used to track parts in vehicle manufacturing.  Given that is this an open technology, companies and individuals today can create and use QR codes for multiple functions, including retail-oriented applications aimed at consumers, known as mobile tagging on your cell phone.

JumpScan combines all your contact and social media information for quick, on-the-go sharing. No more typing, texting, entering and memorizing. Just generate your own JumpScan QR Code, and anyone with a smart phone can take a picture of the image, which automatically links to your personal JumpScan page. Point. Click. Connect. It’s that easy!

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  • Good tour of the solutions. Also, pls note @eqentia http://www.eqentia.com, an enterprise level content curation, aggregation and re-publishing platform, with built-in semantics and social media integration. (i’m the founder/ceo).

    For e.g. the Curated portal on Content Marketing http://portal.eqentia.com/contentmarketing and its twitter channel @content_news

    • Thank you William for your letting me know about your company.
      I always appreciate valuable insights into the world of content curation
      and you can be sure I am going to check yourcurator tools out. LOL
      Peace.

  • Thanks for the great post Tom. These are some really cool curator tools. Appreciate you sharing your ideas.

    • The right tools always make the job easier to do well.


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Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

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