Listly is a “Social Curation Mojo” that curates the best social media right to your site. Everything you need to keep up with the times, but not be so serious, is on List.ly. You can easily set up a free account, create content, upload, set up polls, and votes, and even embed into your own site. The idea is to constantly be aware of the social aspects of the internet.
List.ly is a great site to understand all the media and social hoopla that can be a great and low key topic of conversation. Being able to join in and become a active user adds to the whole curation experience. List.ly also has it’s own wordpress plugin, so it can easily be installed onto any website. The level of user friendliness is a great way to implement list.ly onto any website. The premise is to create lists, of whatever you want to share. Here’s a create list of Top Business and Enntreprenuerial podcasts to show the different ways lit.ly can be utilized.
List.ly is definitely easy to use and navigate, and people are obviously using this site. It’s a great and easy way to build different lists of whatever your interests and “print” them onto a social media network. They use a Terms and Conditions page to bring awareness to licensing issues and agreements. They simply state:
“We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. However, you agree: (i) that by providing such material to the Service you grant Boomy Labs a perpetual, royalty-free license to use and display such material on the Service in accordance with these Terms of Service; (ii) to allow others to view your content upon signing up for the Service”
As a way to let users know what they are allowed and not allowed to publish. This criteria is important for the owners of the site from a legal perspective as they are curating up to the minute posts on social media.
I really enjoyed learning more about List.ly as a great way to keep up to date with social media and other important topics. However, I am not a big fan of all social media, and when I was searching through there was a lot of celebrity related content. I’m not interested in curating lists about celebrities, and it took me awhile to find the business lists. This being said, if you know where and how (it is pretty easy, a search link is in the upper right hand corner) to look, you can easily skim through topics that suite your interests.
It’s a interesting concept that I completely get the idea of, but I feel I’ve seen this all over the place. Pinterest being one. Creating lists, boards, albums, etc are essentially the same idea with different packaging. (I’m still obsessed with pinterest.)
I recommend List.ly if you’re someone who has expansive interests and like to group things into categories. Also, I noticed the clientele is pretty young. I would consider using list.ly as another business tool and outlet, and am already considering signing up. Although, do I really need another website to remember my username and password? Take a quick look for yourself and see if List.ly is for you!
- The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content (hcslearningcommons.org)