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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms

Summary:  This article is titled: “The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms.”  It is the most comprehensive list I have seen this far.  Since we are going to start to work on our individual curation projects, I think it is an important article.  This list included brief summaries of each curation tools.  Since the summaries are brief, this means that in order to find the perfect tool for you as an individual, a lot more research is needed.  However, I think this comprehensive lists gives each of us a lot of options and shows how limitless content curation really is.  The link is:  http://www.youbrandinc.com/ultimate-lists/ultimate-list-content-curation-tools-platform/

 

Criteria:  The criteria I used to evaluate this source was finding curation tools I have not seen yet.  This article definitely fits the criteria as it is the most comprehensive list I’ve seen yet.

 

Recommendation:  This resource should be read because it gives us a lot of options for choosing how we are going to compile our own curation projects.  There are a lot of options listed here and the challenge will be finding a tool that best fits our individual needs.

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Scoop This: A Comprehensive Guide to Scoop.it for Content Curation

 

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/scoop-this-a-comprehensive-guide-to-scoop-it-for-content-curation/38963/

 

Summary:  This article focuses on Scoop-It for content curation.  This article gives an in depth explanation of what content curation is how you can go about establishing your own content curation project.  Since this is a big part of this course, I find this article invaluable for developing my own project.  This article also explains how to choose a topic for curation.  Scoop-it is a tool that incorporates social media into curation and allows the creator to choose information they think is relevant to their topic.

 

Criteria:  The criteria I used to evaluate this source is:  show me why this tool is better than others in the same field.  This article defines content curation and shows how Scoop-It can be used in developing your own content curation project.  This article seems to go right along with what we have been learning in this class.

 

Recommendation:  The resource should be read if you are considering Scoop-It as a possible curation tool.  The fact that is incorporates so many other social media tools makes it seem like the ideal tool for curation projects.  From what this article says, it will be difficult to find a tool as valuable as Scoop-It for content curation.

 


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Some Week 5 Rejections

Rejections

 

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/channels/real-world-examples-of-content-curation-inspiration/

 

I rejected this website because although it had a great definition of what content curation is, it did not have anything else that was relevant to the class.

 

 

http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/outils-de-publication-automatique-aggregate-curata-paper-li

 

I rejected this site because it was more about automatic publishing tools rather than curation.

 

http://aea365.org/blog/?p=4236

 

I rejected this site because it is just a brief explanation of tools I’ve seen on other websites.  I did not see anything new or outstanding on this website.


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Content Curation Tools

 

http://iteachu.uaf.edu/grow-skills/filelink-management/content-curation-tools/

 

Summary:  This source is defines content curation and lists content curation tools.  This resource lists uses of content curation and gives some real life examples of how content curation is used in eduction.

 

Criteria:  I looked for content curation tools that included something more than just descriptions and links to tools.  I wanted to find something that would lead into the next section of class where we develop our own curation projects.

 

Since this source has links to actual examples of content curation, it gives a more in depth look of what we can expect to do in our own projects.

 

Recommendation:  I recommend this source this week because it l think it is a valuable tool in showing how tools can be used in setting up curation projects of our own.  The examples shown are diverse and yet they each have a specific topic just like we will have in our own curation projects.  By looking at these different examples I think we can figure out what things we like about each tool and can figure out the tools we want to use on our own projects.


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The 50+ Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content

 

http://dailytekk.com/2012/03/06/the-50-best-ways-to-curate-and-share-your-favorite-social-media-and-news-content/

 

Summary:  This source takes content curation and divides it into categories including content gathering and personalized news feeds, Ipad curation, social media curation, website bookmarking and collection tools, and topic pages.  Under these categories, the source lists the top tools in each category.

 

Criteria:  I looked for content curation tools that included something more than just descriptions and links to tools.  I wanted to find something that would lead into the next section of class where we develop our own curation projects.

 

Since this site divides curation into categories and lists top tools in each category, I think it fits the criteria of just giving general tools for content curation.  For our own curation projects, this source is valuable depending on our specific preferences for tools.

 

Recommendation:  I recommend this source because it divides curation tools based on purpose.  This gives the user a better way to figure out what tools are most useful for their specific purpose.  For our curation projects, this is valuable since our curation projects are specific to our individual needs and preferences.  This article takes the broad category of curation tools and further breaks them down into more usable categories.

 


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Tools For Content Curation

Summary

http://www.socialbrite.org/2012/08/27/top-tools-for-content-curation/

This resource lists seven top tools for content curation and gives an explanation of how these tools work.  This article also includes other sources for content curation with very brief explanations.

Criteria

Does this source include helpful tools for content curation?

This source lists seven top tools for content curation and gives nice summaries of how these tools work and what they are used for.  The article also includes some additional tools with brief summaries.

Recommendation

This source is a very good starting point for deciding which tools you want to use for content curation.  The tools listed are relevant to our curation project and I think it is worth checking these tools out.

Summary

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-content-curation-tools/

This article lists gives a brief explanation of what content curation is and how content curation works.  The article then lists the ten content curation tools for web surfers.

Criteria

Does this source include helpful tools for content curation?

This article explains what content curation is and explains how tools can be used to make compilation easier.  This source lists ten top content curation tools for web surfing as well as an explanation of how these tools can be used.

Recommendation

This article is useful because it is a compilation of tools for content curation.  The visual examples of the tools help readers visualize what these tools can do.  These visual examples enable the reader to decide if these tools are something they want to use for their own content curation projects.