Oct 2, 2011

Are Content Curators the power behind social media influence?
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Content Curation

Via Scoop.itContent Curation, Social Media and Beyond
Neicole Crepeau wrote this great piece a few months ago but it’s definitely worth reading again. She is a Contributing {grow} ColumnistIntro:**Are you overlooking some of the most powerful influencers on the social web?  Let’s find out.Traditionally, there has been a 1-9-90 rule when it come to creating and consuming content:**There’s a new element in this equation, though: Content Curators — people who make a practice of finding content relevant to their friends and followers, and then sharing links to that content.**I am making a distinction between a curator and an aggregator who pulls content from around the web, usually related to a specific topic, to display on websites generally to enhance search engine optimization.**Of course, we’re all curators to some extent, consuming content and, on occasion, sharing what we find interesting or entertaining.**However, there is an elite subset of people who proactively seek out and share content. I know, because I’m one of them. I comb through blogs and articles on an almost daily basis, and share what I consider to be the best and most relevant mobile, social media, and online marketing news to my followers on Twitter.**ExactTarget calls these people “megaphones” and says:“Megaphones want to connect, educate, and share resources and information online with others. These consumers clearly fall into the ‘influencer’ category—meaning they can impact a brand’s bottom line—**but Megaphones represent an especially elite group that takes their online interactions very seriously.“http://www.businessesgrow.com/2011/03/24/are-content-curators-the-new-standard-of-social-media-influence/
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