Robin Good: Quietly is a new web-based app which allows you to create beautiful list-based slideshows which can be shared and embedded on any website.Each card in a Quietly slideshow can be made up by a:- website - from which you can pick any image- an image - which you can search or upload- a location on the map- a name, a URL and a descriptionThe user can also customize... Read more
Robin Good: Hypermasher is a must-see experience. You shouldn't trust my words and you just should head to http://www.hypermasher.com/hyperlapse, click play and watch for yourself.The clips come from Hyperlapse, the new Instagram tool which allows you to shoot short videos, perfectly stabilized and which you can speed up to your liking, mixed up with some nice chill out, ambient music from soundcloud.The result is a wonderful kaleidoscope of everyday life moments... Read more
Robin Good: An inspiring visual homage to the film and video editor, a true curator in his own right. "We are storyteller, and first audienceour job is highly complexand rarely understoodwe sculptsliceshave trimwe decide when to re-orderwhen to add timeand when to take it awaywhen to tightenand when to let breathewe impose formstructurelogicWe enhance the performance of others(...and correct their mistakes)What we choose to take awayis as criticalas what we choose to... Read more
Robin Good: GIFDeck is a free web app which allows you to convert any published Slideshare presentation into an animated GIF ready to be published.GIFDeck allows you to specify the URL of the slideshare presentation you want to convert, the number of frames to extract from it and the amount of time you want each image to be displayed.Free to use.Excellent way to promote content visually. Works great on Twitter. Try... Read more
Robin Good: MonitorBook is a new free web app which allows you to track changes to any piece of content on any web page available online. MonitorBook is very easy to use. You just install the bookmarklet available in the Instruction section of the site and then as soon as you are on a page where you want to track changes to something, you click the bookmarklet and then select the... Read more
Robin Good: Vyer Films is a unique online film subscription service which scouts, curates and streams unique, rare author films, impossible to get to outside of international film festivals.Vyer unique talent is in creating context around each new feature film it decides to showcase by providing interviews, collateral material and other stuff that can help the viewer get a deeper and broader understanding of what the film and its authors... Read more
Scoop.it, the content discovery, curation, distribution and publishing platform has recently added some very significant improvements to its offering, that make it service even more interesting for any kind of online publisher, company or agency looking forward to find, vet and curate the best content available online on a specific topic.The first and long-awaited new feature is the availability of multiple layout templates that Scoop.it publishers can now utilize and... Read more
Robin Good: HackDesign is a great example of content curation at work. The team of design curators behind this site, targeted at people interested in digital/web design, has curated the very best articles into a series of lessons and the top tools into a well-categorized toolkit.Each lesson is per se a collection of annotated pointers to existing quality articles on the topic, and the tools are individually reviewed and organized across... Read more
Robin Good: Ibrar Bhatt, shares some of the insights he has been been able to discover in his research work for his forthcoming PhD thesis ("A sociomaterial account of assignment writing in Further Education classrooms") for the University of Leeds.In his short blog analysis he first comprehensively defines the new emerging content curation space, and then he highlights the relevance this may have, once it is validated and acknowledged, in allowing... Read more
Robin Good: Gruveo is a secure and free web app which allows you to easily start a video-conference session with anyone without needing to register, download, install or login anything. To start a video session you simply input a numeric code (of three or more digits) of your choice on the Gruveo home page and then communicate that code to anyone you want to video call. That's it. Your computer and... Read more
At the crossroad of journalism and entrepreneurship sits a new emerging profession, made up in good part by the skills of the classic journalist, in part by those of the researcher, of the librarian and of the new emerging content curator mixed in with those of the capable independent digital entrepreneur.
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The information-entrepreneur is someone interested in creating ethical and highly reputable commercial services, tools and organizations that can augment, satisfy and fulfill humans deep or specialty interests within a specific information area.
Information startups have little or nothing to do with what is generally referred to as info-preneurship. The infopreneur has become the stereotype for who sells informations (of whatever quality level) to make money online. Thus, the field, the people who promote it and the information you can find online by searching for this topic, is not of high quality and is specifically driven by a “sell as much as possible, no matter how you do it”, making-money attitude.
But info-marketers and info-preneurs, may have been unaware precursors of a new breed of very serious information entrepreneurs that are eager to develop and put together useful and very targeted professional information services.
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