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What is Content Curation: Top 10 blog posts 2012 you can’t miss

What is Content Curation? Content Curation is the process to discover, grab and organize digital content for a specific niche or matter.  The difference between content curation and content aggregation is that it involves human processes in order to  filter and present relevant content.

A Content Curator is the person who does the job. Content Curation is very important and it’s a recent trend in the Social Media industry (and other businesses as well). Content Curation helps businesses, bloggers and brands to build their authority.

Contents can be articles, blog posts, videos, tweets, RSS Feeds and much more. There are no limits. We have curated the top 10 blog posts over the Internet to let you understand and use content curation, even this is an example of curated post:

What is Content Curation

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

“Keep in mind, there are lots of different ways to curate. Jorn Barger started Robot Wisdom, one of the oldest blogs on the Web, back in 1995 as a compendium of pointers to the top blog posts and articles he spied; Amy Sample Ward continues that tradition for the nonprofit community today. Others use Twitter or Facebook as retweeting and sharing engines, pointing to the best items that flit across their radar screens.”

2. http://socialmediatoday.com/compukol/866976/building-online-influence-content-curation

“Now, suppose I were to tell you that you don’t always have to create your own content. Sharing content from others can be just as effective and valuable to your audience as if you had written it yourself. This is called content curation. Connecting with communities and building influence in a way that grows your business can be achieved with a strategy that balances curated and original content.”

3. http://www.verticalmeasures.com/content-strategy/examples-of-content-curation/

“In today’s ever changing world of SEO, one thing has remained the same; quality and relevant content is crucial for your websites overall success. With the recent Panda and Penguin Updates, the need for solid content has only grown more important. However, creating original content isn’t always needed; sometimes finding existing content and using it in an organized and informative fashion can also be an effective strategy.”

4. http://www.smartinsights.com/content-management/content-marketing-strategy/an-introduction-to-content-curation/

“The definition of the art of content curation is where the publisher (in our case a business looking to use content curation as part of content marketing)  researches and gathers the best content on a niche topic that is aimed at a certain audience, all of which is relevant to their business, and then adds to this content personal opinions and expertise thus enhancing it.”

5. http://mashable.com/2012/04/27/tips-great-content-curation/

“You’ve heard the buzz word — curation — being thrown around like it’s a gadget we all know how to work. In reality, good content curation isn’t as simple as pushing a share button. It’s actually a combination of finding great content and following some simple best practices on how to successfully share that content.”

6. http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=79167

“Unlike content marketing, content curation does include generating content, but instead, amassing content from a variety of sources, and delivering it in an organized fashion. For instance, a content curator is not necessarily responsible for creating new content, but instead, for finding relevant content pertaining to a specific category and funneling this information to readers in a mash-up style.”

7. http://gailbottomleyonline.com/what-is-content-curation

“Content CurationContent Curation is the act of discovering, gathering, and presenting the best possible content that surrounds a specific subject matter and posting it on your site along with your opinions.”

8. http://www.webadvantage.net/webadblog/30-plus-more-content-curation-tools-5572

“So today we’re back with another huge list of content curation tools that includes some old favorites (like Google Reader, that we somehow overlooked on our original list…shame on us!), new players that have surged in popularity since the last time we published a list like this (hello, Pinterest!) as well as some up and coming curation sites and platforms.”

9. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/06/04/4-reasons-why-content-curation-has-gone-mainstream/

“With the help of Pinterest and other consumer-oriented companies, content curation – the process of finding, organizing and sharing online content – has gone mainstream. More and more people are looking to content curation to help them navigate today’s chaotic online world. But it’s not only consumers that are benefitting.”

10. http://blog.atomicreach.com/the-best-content-curation-infographics-on-the-web/

“Who likes infographics? We do, we do! Especially when they illustrate the hottest buzz in marketing. We compiled the best infographics on content curation, exploring what content curation is, identifying the challenges, and guiding you through the process.”

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1 Comment

  1. Great post! I wanted to share a blog I run that is on the content curation industry specifically – check out http://www.contentcurationmarketing.com Thanks!

    October 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply

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