Robin Good: If you live or plan to be in or near Amsterdam in the second week of January you may want to take note of this one-of-a-kind free event totally designed around the topic of curation. "The Art of Curation" will take off on Wed the 14th from 5pm highlighted by a line-up of short-presentations focusing on different aspects of content curation, from the legal to the educational and... Read more
Robin Good: CliqMeet is a new browser-based collaboration, conferencing and webcasting platform supporting up to 250 attendees without requiring any installation and setup and while integrating:
Robin Good: Echostudio is a powerful new web app which allows you to aggregate, filter and combine social signals, streams, images, statistical and map data on any topic or tag you specify and to publish them online.The new web app is particularly powerful in its ability to let you collect and mashup into one web page different kind of data and sources according to your needs without sacrificing ease of... Read more
Robin Good: The new Google Bookmark Manager got me impressed. You may call it the Pinterest for Bookmarks or the new Pearltreesfor browser favorites, but notwithstanding your preference this is a true valuable curation tool to take note of.The new release from Google is not just a great visual bookmarking tool for anyone using the Chrome browser, but it doubles up also as a great content curation publishing tool and under... Read more
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
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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