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As discussed in and per Ungerer, L. M. (2016). Digital Curation as a Core Competency in Current Learning and Literacy: A Higher Education Perspective. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(5).

Scoop This: A Comprehensive Guide to for Content Curation

Gabriella Sannino

Content Curation, Not Content Aggregation is not just another place to drop your RSS feed. It could be, but then it’s just another content aggregator.
curation online also has to demonstrate: mastery, passion, knowledge and expertise. Without such additional layers, a curated collection of links is just a collection of links.”
Using for Content Curation, Branding and Authority Building

Using Relative Keywords to Pull Content

  1. When you read an article you think would do well for your topic, click the bookmarklet, enter the information you want, and publish. This is a handy feature to have when you’re reading or researching about your favorite topics.
  2. Suggestion Engine for Sifting Through Content
    Sometimes you don’t have time to search for content to curate.’s suggestion engine provides you with a list of suggested sites based on the keywords you enter. When you’re ready to add more content to your, simply scroll down the list of RSS feeds.
  3. Adding Your Own Sources for Reliable Content
    Everybody has their favorite reads and twitter users or lists to follow. allows you to add your own sources, making it easier to find good content – not quite so much crud to weed through. RSS feeds, Twitter users, Twitter lists, Twitter searches, a Facebook page, and Google News, Blogs, or Video search: these options give you a variety of ways to include your favorite sources in your “suggested sources” box.

10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With for Increased Value

Social media curation is when you filter, select, review and reposition quality content on the web for a specific audience and/or topic. is a semi-automated curation platform. crawls the web according to apre-determined criteria and then allows the curator to review and reposition the filtered material prior to publishing. This repositioning could be in the form of contextual reorganization and/or commentary of the material to provide an overall perspective. Once the material has been curated, allows the curator to publish the material in an attractive web-magazine by topic. This web-magazine organizes each curated article into “sticky posts” on a digital interactive interface as shown in the examples below.

do you fall into any of the following categories 1) struggling to provide fresh consistent quality content for your audience; 2) cannot invest the time to write your blog; 3) looking for ways to expand your audience; 4) want to increase your service offering to your customer base; 5) want to establish yourself as a thought leader on a specific topic; 6) want to increase your social media visibility; 7) looking for other distribution channels to spread your word; and/or 8 ) looking for a curation option that is not automated so you can leave “your finger print”. If the answer is “yes” to one of any of the above, you should consider this option.

Here is how to curate your social media content using

  1.  Your Name
  2. Your Profile Picture (Avatar)
  3. Your Bio
  4. Topic Title and Icon
  5. Topic Description
  6. Keywords and Sources
  7. Topic Background
  8. Original Post
  9. Curated Post
  10. Dialogue

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