Robin Good: Good usability and web design advice from Neil Patel, who points out eight key things to pay serious attention to when optimizing your page content and layout, based on what eye-tracking data reports show.I can only confirm, that based on my own experience as a web publisher, these eight points are indeed all very important and often underestimated. In particular I'd like to highlight three: 1) Info chunks are best2)... Read more
Robin Good: If you are new to content curation and interested in understanding better how social media, bookmarking and sharing fit into the curation conundrum, then this is a useful video to watch. Vanessa Dennen, Associate Professor of Instructional Systems at Florida State University, presents in a clear and very understandable 6 minute clip, what social media curation is, how it differs from simple bookmarking and which are some of the... Read more
Robin Good: Does a startup really need to raise venture capital?I guess it depends on what its goals and values really are.If you are after the magic opportunity to do what happens to one in a thousand startups when it is bought up by a giant company like Google, then you shouldn't hesitate to party down with the VCs. But if you are after creating something that has personal value for... Read more
Robin Good: In this SxSW set of video interviews captured by Wipster (a collaborative video review and approval service) with some of the "experts" in the online video publishing field, you can hear most of what you already know and expect from the future of video: 4K, real-time editing, effects, 3D, small screens and more. What instead emerges as the real challenge though, is to realize that no matter what kind... Read more
Robin Good: The best video publishing tools categorized and sorted into a fast-access directory.In this new free catalog of online tools and services that I have been culling for a few months in the background, you can find over 100 tools that I have personally tested and verified, that can help you with your online video publishing needs.This tools directory already includes over 22 different categories including:
Robin Good: Rachel Chalmers illustrates five key reasons why it may not be such a great idea to get your startup funded by venture capital.These include:
Robin Good: A valuable curated selection of fourteen different online resources which provide web design, UI and user onboarding inspiration, examples and best practices to their readers.Kudos to Danny Schreiber on the Zapier blog for curating this excellent set of resources.If you are into web design, web marketing or in learning rapidly from others what works on the web, you must bookmark this stuff and share it with your networks.Very... Read more
Robin Good: VLS, or VeryShortList is an email newsletter and website, that brings in each daily issue a few selected high-value resources from a different human curator.Each day of the week has a color and a theme.Each edition of VSL lists three unique resources on that theme.See: http://www.veryshortlist.com/about/ An excellent and well tested example of curation at work, VLS is alive since 2006 and the quality of its curation work allow... Read more
Robin Good: Wirify is a very useful tool for web designers and anyone interested in analyzing and improving a web site organization and layout.In one click Wirify is capable of rendering any web page into a simplified sketch outlining how the space on the page is being utilized, by hiding the actual contents and replacing them with graphic placeholders. To use Wirify you install a simple bookmarklet on your browser bookmark... Read more
Robin Good: A short video illustrating different viewpoints about what curation is as illustrated by museum curators. Video created for the SxSW panel entitled: "Everyone's a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?"Interesting. Adds perspective to how academically trained professionals see curation. 7/10Original video: http://vimeo.com/87716505 See it on Scoop.it, via Content Curation World ... 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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