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Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best with your network.
The Content Curator is a Sommelier . . .
The Base of Content Strategy Tweets, Facebook Blog, Web Site, Email Newsletter, YouTube, Photos, Webinars, E-books Coordination Creativity Curation
• Transdisciplinarity • Sense-making • Social intelligence • Cognitive load management • New media literacy
Content Curation: The Process Sense Share Seek Framework: Harold Jarche Networked Learning Is Working Smarter
Tweets links related to organization’s mission and work as a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions.
SEEK SENSE SHARE Identified key blogs and Summarizes article in a Engages with aligned Twitter users in each issue tweet partners area Writes for Huffington Post Tweets best of best Scans and reads every morning and picks out best Helps him do his work
Share Pairs • What struck you about the nonprofit curator stories? • What have you thought about or already do in your practice?
What is the process of Great Content Curation? Sense Share Seek Framework: Harold Jarche Networked Learning Is Working Smarter
Seek • Define objective, audience, and topics • Organize sources • Use discovery tools • Scan more than you capture • Don’t share unless it adds great value • Discipline
Sense • Product: Blog post, report, memo, presentation • Annotate, Archive, Apply • Add values to your nonprofit
Share • Share at the right moment • Feed your network a steady diet of good stuf • Comment on other people’s stuf • Recommend other curators
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Curating Efficiently: How To Avoid Getting Content Fried
Self-Knowledge Is The First Step 1. When you start curating information, does it make you feel anxious? 2. When you are seeking information to curate, have you ever forgotten what it was in the first place you wanted to accomplish? 3. Do you add links to your Scoop.It or other collections without reading and thinking and annotating the article? 4. Do you experience frustration at the amount of information you need to process daily? 5. Do you sit at your computer for longer than 30 minutes at a time without getting up to take a break? 6. Do you constantly check (even in the bathroom on your mobile phone) your email, Twitter, Scoop.It or other online service? 7. Is the only time you're of line is when you are sleeping? 8. Do you feel that you often cannot concentrate? 9. Do you get anxious if you are offline for more than a few hours? 10.Do you find yourself easily distracted by online resources that allow you to avoid other, pending work? A A fe f w e quick ui assessm a ent en tquesti s ons Add up Add y up o y ur u scor sc e or : : #
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What does it mean to manage your attention while your curate? • Understand your goals and priorities and ask yourself at regular intervals whether your current activity serves your higher priority. • Notice when your attention has wandered, and then gently bringing it back to focus on your highest priority • Sometimes in order to learn or deepen relationships -- exploring from link to link is permissible – and important. Don’t Source: Howard Rheingold NetSmart make attention training so rigid that it destroys flow.
A Few Tips Manage Your Attention, Not Just Your Time Visualize on Paper Establish Rituals Reflection Manage Electronic Distractions Manage Physical Space Just Say No
One Minute of Silence: What is one idea that you can put into practice next week? Write down on an index card Raffle! Flickr Photo by John K