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    The Art of Content Curation, a free live event in Amsterdam - Jan.14th 2015

    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

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    Instant Collaboration, Conferencing and Live Webinars for up to 250 People with CliqMeet

    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:

  • Whiteboard
  • Presentation sharing
  • Screen-sharing
  • VoIP
  • Video-conferencing
  • Dial-up conferencing
  • Unlimited recordings
  • Text chat
  • The platform works right out of the box, and you can start your first collaboration session in an instant after landing on CliqMeet home page. Just type the name you want to give to your conferencing room and you are in.... Read more


    Aggregate, Filter and Mashup Social Streams, Images and Stats: EchoStudio

    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


    The Best Tool to Collect, Organize & Publish Your Favorite Links - The Google Bookmark Manager

    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

    Source: Youtube

    Curate Beautiful-Looking List-Based Slideshows with Quietly

    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

    Source: Hypermasher

    A Serendipitous Music Video Kaleidoscope of Everyday Life Moments: Hypermasher

    Robin Good: Hypermasher is a must-see experience. You shouldn't trust my words and you just should head to, 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

    Source: Vimeo

    The Curator as a Film Editor [Video]

    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


    Convert Any Slideshare Presentation Into an Animated Short Video: GIFDeck

    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

    Source: Monitorbook

    Track Content Changes on Any Web Site in Real-Time with MonitorBook

    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

    Source: Vyerfilms

    Vyer Films Finds, Curates and Streams the Best Independent Films

    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

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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...
    cat.: Independent Publishing | read more
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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...
    cat.: Social Networking | read more
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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...
    cat.: Content Delivery And Distribution | read more
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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...
    cat.: Learning - Educational Technologies | read more
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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...
    cat.: Learning - Educational Technologies | read more
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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...
    cat.: Learning - Educational Technologies | read more
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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...
    cat.: Learning - Educational Technologies | read more
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