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Bring Curation to your Facebook Timeline

When you’re passionate about something, can the Facebook timeline be a good representation of your digital self? Its design and features certainly hint so but at Scoop.it, we felt it would only work if you could find a way to smoothly mix your interests to what’s originally a friends & family network.

Show what you care about!

We are glad to now announce our new Facebook Timeline integration! By turning it on (it’s optional of course), your Facebook Timeline will be automatically updated in real time whenever you curate new content.

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Lord of Curation Series: Ninja Nordbo

Ninja Nordbo graduated with a masters in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Since then she hasreturned back to her roots and to Norway, where she is currently working and living with her husband and 2 dogs. Her spare time is spent curating and blogging.

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Lord of Curation Series: Willy de Backer


Willy De Backer is a European (Belgian) journalist, sustainability opinion-leader and professionalconferencemoderator with more than 25 years experiences in European Union politics. After having worked in politics (European Parliament) for 10 years, he co-founded Internet news portal EurActiv.com in 1999 and served for 8 years as chief editor expanding the service from a start-up to a successful online media company. From 1 June 2007, Willy went freelance focussing his research and writing on issues related to climate change, energy security, green economy and sustainability in general. He was one of the first professional journalists who started using social media (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other) to share his opinions on how to rethink our economic, social and political values and institutions in an age of “peak everything”.

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Be Discovered!

Scoop.it’s first mission is to help people publish gorgeous magazines by means of curation – and by doing so, make their passion and expertise be heard and recognized on the web. We endeavor to offer the easiest and most powerful solution to help curators find great content, edit it in engaging magazines, and share it to their Social Media. The rapidly growing community of curators on Scoop.it tells us we are on the right track; we feel this is a valuable mission!

Now, curators and visitors are asking: what about discovering content and curators in Scoop.it too?

More and more curators find inspiration from other curators’ publications; more and more visitors want to dig deeper and access more content related to their interests. We thought we needed to address it better: helping people publish but also helping people discover great curators and curations. More discovery and exchange will make our community and our experience richer!

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Wanna be a Super Hero? Be a curator ! Steve Rosenbaum's favorite trend at SxSWi 2012


If you’ve followed curation as a trend, you’ve heard of Steve Rosenbaum. His book Curation Nation was instrumental last year in making curation and curators emerge as a trend and as an important group.
As Steve puts it, curators are the Web’s super heroes.
But as Steve says, it’s just starting and this is just the beginning. And from what we can see in Austin this year, he’s damn right!

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What is SXSW's favorite topic?

SXSW is starting friday and the Scoop.it team will be there. Guillaume and I are really excited to go. You hear a lot that the festival is now so big its hard to make sense of it. It is absolutely true. But still, it stays one of the places to be when you work in tech. Because from this intense concentration of startups,panelists, influencers, journalists, celebrities, you can find one of the greatest stimulation of the year.

In only one condition : curating it of course!

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Engagement in the Age of the Interest Graph

Content that I care about is the only way to engage me, empowered by a context that make it easy to find. We love to see the depth of engagement on the platform. If we share the same passion or interests and your product is a reflection of it, how could your brand not resonate with me?

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How IS Decisions is winning the hearts & minds of IT Pros, curating content that catches their attention

Back 6 months ago, François Amigorena, CEO of Software Publisher IS Decisions was wondering how to make its business more visible on the Web. He had great products with a proven track record (3,000 customers in 100+ countries) but he also knew that winning purchasing decisions of IT Professionals is a tough job.
How could he get top of mind awareness from IT Pro’s?
He was convinced that a good content strategy was the solution. By become the source for stories they care about, he could win them, be recognized and remembered. Yet, he couldn’t spend too much time and resources doing so. Luckily, he discovered Scoop.it and started several online magazines using the Business version some months ago.
Here is the success story :

Scoop.it provides us with a new and unique way to reach out to our target customers. Publishing value-added content in an attractive layout is a great way to keep them connected with our brand and to generate leads.

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Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change

This is a Mike Shatzkin article published in 2009 that I discovered through Robin Good. “Every time I read a story about why newspapers are failing that doesn’t mention the role of aggregation and curation in their troubles, it reminds me that something very fundamental is being missed, even by very sophisticated observers.” he starts. […]

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Fashion Brands Say Publications Are a Good Investment

This publication approach “indirectly gives texture to a brand, creates a feeling, an environment,” said Johan Lindeberg, the brand’s creative director and the founder of the clothing brand J. Lindeberg Fashion Brands were the first to understand the value of good content and the power of being your own publisher to engage your audience and […]

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Lord of Curation Series: Tony Rath

Tony Rath is a professional photographer based along the shore of the Caribbean Seain the picturesque town of Dangriga, Belize.

He is a trained marine biologist and has worked as a diver and underwater photographer for the Smithsonian Institution; diving on oil rigs off California; and captaining a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Mediterranean and North Seas. Tony first visited Belize in 1979, and moved there permanently in 1988. Since then he has explored and photographed most of Belize by land, sea and air. He has also photographed the neighboring countries of Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

He founded, along with his wife Therese, Naturalight Productions, Belize’s premiere Internet marketing company. He now leads the special projects division of the company. The company created and manages numerous award winning websites.

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Scoop.it, Brand. it!

Whether or not you have a small target demographic or many different ones, Scoop.it works for you to be heard in your area of expertise, better reach your audience according to their interests thanks to relevant content, and feed an exceptionally branded, SEO-friendly online magazine and generate qualified leads back to your website.

With these ideas, you can learn how to harness the power of Scoop.it for your brand!

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Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit

Karen du Toit is an Information Specialist, who has worked as librarian and archivist.

At the moment  she is an archivist at the South African Broadcasting Corporation in South Africa where she works at the SABC Radio Archives. We catalogue radio and audio material for preservation, historical and rebroadcasting purposes. She has a keen interest in social media to connect, share and broaden her own knowledge base, in which curation plays a big role.

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Is Curation the missing stack of the News-as-Data-Platform model?

A very good blog post by Felix Salmon on what technologists understand faster than journalists : the idea of “stack”, the key to embrace the shift in media now : “Technologists, on the other hand, intuitively understand the idea of “the stack”, which is the nerd version of “the platform” that all entrepreneurs and media gurus […]

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Why curators should care about SOPA/PIPA


Today the Internet is going into a big battle to protect its historical model based on freedom, sharing and innovation. In protest against SOPA/PIPA, Wikipedia, Reddit and other sites will go dark for 24 hours. A lot has already been said already on this as you can see by searching SOPA on Scoop.it or by following some of the topics focused on this such as http://www.scoop.it/t/stop-sopa.

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Lord of Curation Series: Seth Dixon

Seth Dixon is a professor at Rhode Island College within the Political Science Department and the Department of Educational Studies.  He also serves as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance.  Having earned geography degrees at Pennsylvania State University and Brigham Young University, he has researched the cultural and historical geographies of Mexico City and is currently exploring the educational possibilities of teaching geography through social media within the classroom and the networking potential for educators for gathering resources.  He can be followed and reached via Twitter @APHumanGeog.

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The End of The end of Publishing? Impressive Video (To Be Watched in Full)

Watch this amazing video, prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films (http://www.thekhakigroup.com/).
Publishing is not dead. It is alive as never before. You just need to do one thing : open your eyes to the values of your customers and publish content meaningful to them.

Like curation, Publishing is about caring.

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Lord of Curation Series: Mariusz M. Leś

Mariusz M. Leś, Ph.D., born 1974. Lives in Poland. Works at the University ofBialystok. Polish Philology Institute assistant manager. Science fiction educator and researcher. Digital humanities enthusiast. Author of two books about utopian thought and poetics (published in 1998 and 2008).

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The Rise Of The Digital Is Changing Just About Everything About Curation | David Weinberger


I re-scooped this from Giuseppe Mauriello as I felt the somehow inconclusive conclusion was very close to what I personally felt: yes, curation is changing and digital curation will not be the same as it used to be pre-digital. Bottom line is we need to be prepared to live with softer boundaries than before of what is good and what isn’t.

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