Welcome FlipBoard. Seriously.(circa 1981, Apple Ad welcoming IBM to the PC revolution).
We are now in the Curation revolution, where every reader is an editor and every user is a topic expert. NewzSocial pioneered the idea of a socially curated news magazine and we are glad that others are following suit.
NewzSocial introduced the key elements of a social curation magazine:
- SEARCH: Use search terms to create a stream of content on a topic.
- CHANNEL: Encapsulate the article stream.
- CURATE: Favorite articles into a channel.
- SHARE: Selectively distribute articles across social networks
- COLLABORATE: Add multiple curators for a curated channel.
The value of curation is that oneâ€™s topic of interest changes all the time and friends help discover new topic streams. So here is the list of channels that I actively read, curate and share with my team. The cool feature is that these channels are continuously updated with fresh articles and allows our team to stay on top of news that is relevant to our interests.
Using NewzSocial, we keep track of whatâ€™s happening in Content Marketing, Sales & Marketing Business Tools and recent technology advances like Facebook Graph Search. And of course, we follow all the news articles about Flipboardâ€™s new 2.0 curation magazine. Itâ€™s a good start with a beautiful interface.
A Magazine you create once and publish. A Channel you create once and it automatically updates with fresh content and you can continue to curate.
The real question is how curation can be used for businesses. Can the power of curation be utilized to track news about the business, its competition, its customers and its ecosystem? Can these curated channels be selectively distributed across groups within a business? Can curated channels be used to build the business brand on social media? You need NewzSocial Business! Stay tuned!