What is Content Curation ?
A content curator continually seeks, makes sense of, and shares the best and most relevant content on a particular topic online (extracted from Beth’s Blog ) . So “content curation” requires analytic skills, critical thinking and a scientific approach on how to search and check article’s references you publish. It is not about collecting links and sharing as much as possible. When well done, “content curation” provides a lot of value by helping people learn about the current state of the art in a particular topic.
The curator is like a magnet extracting needles hidden in haystacks.
There are many ways to curate and share your favorite online news and article, see here the 50+ “content curation” tools
So far my favorite is Scoop.it
“Scoop.it’s first mission is to help people publish gorgeous magazines by means of curation – and by doing so, make their passion and expertise be heard and recognized on the web” ( Be Discovered )
Scoop.it has a visual magazine format and allows you to share your content to other social networks or blogs such as StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Tumblr, WordPress and Pinterest.
It is very easy to create an account and start collecting information from other curators on Scoop.it or post your own content such as your blog posts or other articles you find relevant on the web.
Here is mine, Scoop.it Global Leaders it is about : Global Leadership, Intercultural Team Building and Effective Communication on Social Media: