Earlier this week, I wrote a post called “Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging” about the art and science of curating information. It is process o f organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network. In the post I referenced a video interview with Robert Scoble by Howard Rheingold that Mari Smith highlighted in a google + post. I’ve been reflecting on Scoble’s observation that curation is about knowing your sources, seeing patterns, and being organized.
I’ve been experimenting with Scoop.It, a bookmarking and curation tool. It allows you enter your sources – specific blogs or keyword searches and easily add them to nicely formated stream. Scoop.It also lets you easily share the gems you find selectively to other social networks. There is also a social aspect – you can “follow” other Scoop.It curators. That is what I have found the best – grazing through curated lists is like sipping a fine wine versus drinking two-buck chuck. (You can request an invite and if you really want one, I have a few I can give away – so leave your email in a comment)
Here’s a list of some fabulous Scoop.It curated lists that may be of interest to nonprofits.
- Debra Askanase’s Facebook Best Practices
- Stephanie McAuliffe’s Nonprofit Lists (check out the great lists she discovered from other curators)
- Aliza Sherman’s Crowdsourcing (She’s just published a book on the topic)
- Danielle Brigida’s Wildlife News (excellent example of how useful this could be for an organization’s content strategy)
- Sue Anne Reed’s “Trail Blazers for Good“
- Karen Deitz’s Storytelling
- Christine Martell’s Visual Storytelling
- Waqas Ali’s NGOs in Pakistan
- Howard Rheingold’s Infotention
- Giuseppe Mauriello’s Social Media Strategy and Marketing
- Buffy Hamilton’s Curation for Learning
- Robin Good’s Real Time News Curation
- Gary Haye’s Pervasive Entertainment
I’m curating several lists but my focus because of my book deadline is the Nonprofit and Social Media Measurement List. Are you doing content curation for your nonprofit? Tell me about it in the comments.