Curation

Two tips for curating content

by Carl Natale on February 8, 2012

Jesse Stanchak approaches content curation in a thoughtful way. It’s a must read for anyone looking to try aggregation or curation. I would like to add two things. Like Jesse, I was mindful of mixing up my sources. Most of my curation came from RSS feeds. But I kept adding and deleting source feeds to […]

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What I’m learning from medical coding

by Carl Natale on June 2, 2011

I just wanted to let you know about a new gig I’m working. The title is community editor at ICD10Watch.com. It’s a site owned by MedTech Media, a Maine-based publisher of health related news and information. The site is a niche site that focuses on ICD-10 – a new set of codes to designate your […]

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Content curation is nothing new to journalists. They’ve been scanning news wires and selecting the best to share with readers before Al Gore invented the Internet. So when a journalist from the Poynter Institute shares advice on content curation, pay attention. Julie Moos has great insight on balancing originality with curation and inclusion vs. exclusion. […]

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How do you cover all the information?

by Carl Natale on December 14, 2010

If you want an example of how social media is changing how information gets distributed, look at the National Football League. Consider these paragraphs from an Associated Press roundup of NFL action (The added emphasis is mine): Running back Tashard Choice apologized via Twitter to anyone bothered by him asking Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for […]

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Is it noise or is it signal?

by Carl Natale on November 29, 2010

Sometimes if you’re not solving the problem, you’re making it worse. The trouble is that we don’t always know how to tell the difference between solutions and complications. Seth Godin noted this very succinctly in an eye-opening post: I was talking to a colleague about all the noise out there in the world, all the […]

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How to use a filter to stay informed without wasting time

by Carl Natale on November 23, 2010

I like to talk about filters. But what are they? I see a filter as a process that separates interesting, informative and reliable content from everything else that bombards us daily. Let me show you an example. I have Google Reader organized by folders. The folder I label “Inspiring Commerce” has more than 70 sources […]

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