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    Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs

    Robin Good: New interesting tools make it possible to create online courses and full online learning programs, by drastically simplifying the design process while providing simple tools to curate and bring together valuable existing content already published online.The first I'd like to bring to your attention is Classmill, which makes it very easy to create online courses by providing a very simple and intuitive interface and allowing the author to... Read more

    Source: Hechingerreport

    Curation Websites May Offer the Best Solution to Schools Struggling to Find the Best Tech Products

    Robin Good: This article points out in multiple ways and with some interesting supporting data how big is the problem for schools and educational institutions in trying to identify relevant tools to adopt in absence of expert trusted guides that they can rely on.The Hechingerreport writes: " leaders on this new frontier face a daunting challenge: from the slew of highly touted new products, how do they pick the right... Read more

    Source: Classmill

    Curate Your Online Course with Classmill

    Robin Good: Classmill is a new web app which allows you to create online courses by bringing together your selected links, articles, files, images or video clips, into learning modules, from anywhere on the web.Each course integrates an Introduction and a Preview part which can be viewed by anyone, while to access the full content of the course and to engage into the course related discussion you need to sign in... Read more

    Source: Uk.businessinsider

    You Can Be a Trusted Guide To The Most Relevant Information Online: Not Google

    Robin Good: Matt Rosoff writes on Business Insider UK: "A lot of people think Google Search is like a map: An objective guide to the best and most important material on the internet. It's not.Google Search is the most important product of a very wealthy and successful for-profit company. And Google will use this product to further its own commercial ends." (Not to help people find the most relevant info to... Read more

    Source: Feedbunch

    Track and Monitor Your Favorite News Sources with Feedbunch RSS Feed Reader

    Robin Good: If you are looking for a reliable, efficient and easy-to-use RSS feed reader, I do suggest that you give a look to FeedBunch, a free web-based solution that does everything you expect a good feed reader to do.Feedbunch can easily import RSS feeds, OPML files (collections of RSS feeds), can group your favorite feeds into dedicated folders, and export all of your feed subscriptions for use in another... Read more


    Newsletter Curation: Top 6 Tools and Tips To Curate Your Own Weekly Newsletter

    Robin Good: Given the amount of news, stories, tools, events and services that are being announced on a daily basis it is very difficult for anyone to resist the time-saving benefits of subscribing to a newsletter that finds and collects the most relevant items in the specific topic area he is interested into.If you are a subject-matter expert, a coach, trainer or consultant, you need to monitor and track your... Read more


    Content Curation from A to Z: An Online Course with Robin Good

    Robin Good:  Interested in being showcased the best and most inspiring examples of content curation online while having me guide you, step-by-step, in seeing when, why and how it is done?Are you looking to get more relevance and visibility for a specific topic? Are you trying to gain more clout over your key competitors?  Do you want to create true high value content for your customer and fan base that is... Read more

    Source: Documentaryaddict

    A Curated Collection of Free Video Documentaries Online: Documentary Addict

    Robin Good: If you are a documentary enthusiast like me, you will find plenty of great videos, curated and organized into categories and lists by visiting DocumentaryAddict.The site, which is completely free to use, offers organised free access to nearly 5000 free documentaries already available online and keeps itself alive by using contextual ads from Google on its content pages.Aside form the Google ads, which are not very intrusive, the... Read more


    Curate Your Favorite Links Into a Weekly Email Newsletter with RefreshBox

    Robin Good: Refreshbox offers a good opportunity for anyone wanting to warm up to content curation without needing to invest a truckload of time.The new free service allows you to easily pick any webpage or resource you find online, and to add your personal title and description /commentary to it, while saving to a draft newsletter that will be sent out to your readers once a week.Contrary to what is... Read more

    Source: Konozlearning

    Curate YouTube Playlists Into Free Online Video Courses with Konoz

    Robin Good: Konoz is a web service which allows you to package and publish your own YouTube video playlists into free online learning courses.It works like this: Once you are logged in into Konoz, you can input the URL of a YouTube playlist. Once you have done so, Konoz grabs the set of video URLs of the playlist and creates a custom page for your upcoming course, in which each... Read more

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The New Journalist Is An Information Startup

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.

Photo credit: Digital world by Shutterstock

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.

Here all the details:

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  • Bootstrapping Startups: The Good Guide
    In the age of startups and micro-enterprises, the first thing you hear about, when it comes to creating a new company, service or digital product is a whole new glossary of words starting ranging from “venture capital” to “angel investors”. Photo credit: Man climbing by Shutterstock There’s a whole universe of organizations, companies, services, magazines and events (US, Europe) devoted specifically to helping entrepreneurs prepare, plan and pitch their ideas in...
    cat.: Be Your Own Boss | read more
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  • The Ultimate Guide To Editorial Content Types and Formats
    I am often surprised when hear from web publishers, journalists and small web entrepreneurs about their frustration with finding ways to create valuable content that it is not just another article or blog post. Photo credit: Robin Good - Original full size table Although there are more than 100 types of content that one can actually create, we dilute most of our energy and resources in producing what most others do, news...
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  • Relationship Building: Facebook As A Social Bar
    What’s the best strategy to adopt to market on social media? I have been asked this question a million times, but my basic answer has not changed over time: listen, help and be your potential client best friend. Photo credit: Crowded bar by Shutterstock Social media have been designed and created to break down the communication barriers, the rigidity imposed by traditional media, and the excessive formality and ego-centric approach that most...
    cat.: Social Media & Community Building | read more
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  • Content Curation Is Not Content Marketing
    Content Curation has been hijacked and has been sold as a cheap and easy solution for content marketers plagued by the growing problem of how to produce more quality content within tighter and tighter time constraints. Photo credit: Red female shoes by Shutterstock But, just like the fact that you can’t really build a world athlete by starting with the food complements, amino-acids, special shoes or the sunglasses, you can’t build...
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  • Future Of Search

    The future of search, and of searching online, could be drastically different, and better, from what we have now. If you only wanted to. Photo credit: Eyeball As we head further into the future, search engines, as we know them today, will increasingly play an important and critical role for society as they invisibly determine which world views, information and references we should look at and rely on when in need to...
    cat.: Search Tools and Technologies | read more
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  • The New CMS

    Once upon a time, back in the years before 2010, the CMS was an instrumento to create, organize, manage and publish content on a specific web property, website or blog. Photo credit: CMS concept by Shutterstock This classic CMS was characterized by its ability to: support our content editing and formatting activities categorize our content articles according to categories and post them to a specific web site. Popular CMSs are WordPress, Drupal, Joomla...
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  • How To Change The World With Your Social Likes
    Today we can change the world every time we put our hand in our pocket reaching for money. Photo credit: Social media concept by Shutterstock If we carefully select who we give this money too, we can have a tangible effect on which companies do better, improve their reputation and those which are going to have a hard time doing it. But while in the real, physical world, those who have embraced this...
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  • Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part III

    What are the key trends, patterns and changes that are going to transform the web publishing and journalism industries in the near future? Photo credit: Cyber man with technolgy eye by Shutterstock While in Part I and Part II of this series I have looked at: a) Process Journalism b) 100% Solution c) News as a Learning Gateway and at: 1) Dusk of Blogs 2) Beyond WordPress 3) Instant Publishing 4) Invisible UI 5) Design Intelligence 6) Design Marketplaces In...
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  • Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond - Part II

    What’s ahead of us when it comes to web publishing? How will the tools, methods and approaches to design, to create and to package news and information change over the course of the next few years? Photo credit: Technology eye by Shutterstock In Part I of this journey I have been looking at the slow, but unstoppable changes that are already under way in terms of structure, metaphors and approaches that are...
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  • Future Of Web Publishing And Journalism Online: Key Trends For 2014 And Beyond

    What is changing? What should you as a communicator, evangelist, news journalist, or blogger prepare, train and get ready for when looking at the future of publishing online? Photo credit: Businessman hand working with the new computer by Shutterstock The key changes and transformations that I have been able to catch sum up to a publishing ecosystem that is much less difficult to use, and where interfaces gradually disappear to become a...
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  • Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

    Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds. Photo credit: Hand filling out checklist on clipboard with a pen by Shutterstock To the superficial eye, many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of...
    cat.: Content Delivery And Distribution | read more
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  • The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

    In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields. From news journalism, to content development, to learning and education, ecommerce and tourism, there are plenty of areas that have a common need: to better organize the huge (and growing) amount information they have available, in a way that makes it more effective to be consumed, explored...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part V
    What are the key skills that, in an hypothetical situation where there were no schools as we know them today, I would deem essential for my son and daughters to learn in their youth? Photo credit: Child with question marks by Shutterstock By posing myself this question over and over, and by questioning traditional curriculums and the real, practical usefulness of them in helping a human being survive and realize the dreams...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part IV
    What are the key skills to be learned to live a successful life? If schools as we know them, were not there, what would I consider top critical skills to be learned for my kids? Photo credit: Boy playing by Shutterstock In the previous parts of this guide I have expanded on Stephen Downes original 10 points included in his excellent guide “How To Be Successful”, which I curated and republished (with...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part III
    Which are the critical life skills one really needs to learn to be able to live a successful and meaningful life? Photo credit: College female student by Shutterstock Trying to answer this question has been the key driver of this multi-part guide designed to question our conservative assumption about what schooling should really be about and to explore the skills that, if mastered early in life, could truly make a big difference...
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  • What You Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part II
    Which are the really important things that one needs to learn in order to survive and live a successful life on this planet? Photo credit: Little boy lying on a floor by Shutterstock Whether in Manhattan, lost in the jungle, on a remote island or on an extraterrestrial planet, what are the truly critical and life-supporting things that are needed to survive and thrive beyond the animal level? I have first tried...
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  • What We Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part I
    If there were no schools and traditional academic curriculums, and one had the option to question and rethink a human being learning curriculum what would be in it? Photo credit: Clever pupil boy by Shutterstock If we suspend momentarily the reasoning and goals that went into the creation of the present educational system, what would be the key things that an individual would really benefit to know in order to survive, be...
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Where To Submit Your RSS Feed Or Blog
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How To Fix A Slow Computer
Computer too slow? If you have not had yet the experience of working on a PC that moves like a snail, you are a unique, rare human being.
Even the New York Times asked the same question a few days ago... read more

How To Send Large Files Without Email
If you need to send a large file to someone without using email, you may want to know what services and tools are available without needing tech knowledge more

How To Convert Bitmaps To Vector
In the early days of desktop publishing (1985-1990) I was fascinated with Adobe Illustrator and more

How To Surf The Web Anonymously
Readers have provided a few sites that allow you to surf anonymously using a Web-based tool rather than downloading software more

How To Find And Select Matching Color Combinations
One of the most difficult tasks for visual communicators is selecting harmonious color combinations. Though we all more

How To Convert Powerpoint To Flash
Why Would You Ever Want to Convert a Powerpoint Presentation into a Flash File? Here is a detailed list of the key advantages more

Where To Submit Your Podcasts
Podcasting is making audio files (most commonly in MP3 format) available online so that users can automatically download the more

How To Make Money With Your Blog
Which are the best and most effective ways to make a profit on your blog or independent news site?
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How To Make Low-Cost International Phone Calls
Do you want to make international calls at the lowest rates possible? If you didn't know, there are many Internet services that allow you more

Free Video Stock Footage
The goal of this Master New Media guide is to save you from purchasing quality (and expensive) DVD catalogs of stock video footage and... read more


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