Like most of you out there, nerdy enough to get this page, and actually read this article because you care about that Google is shutting down it's Google Reader application, I was quite surprised when I learned that Google would make this move, and on a relatively short notice like this one.
A few months ago Chope Murray wrote an interesting article about what he identifies as "... the intermediary and often principle connecting service between the authors and readers of content.", curation. This statement comes from the 3 C's theory, Creation, Curation, Consumtion, which is a simple way to analyze the complexity of a very complex phenomenon.
Nieman Journalism Lab just published an incredibly useful and insightful list of 10 academic research papers related to social media's current state and evolution. These papers give a tremendous insight for anyone, like us, working in the race to make social media more useful and accessible to all.
I decided to take the downtime of the holidays to write a series of blog posts about these research papers, to share my ideas and interpretation about these.
Another experiment of our twitter analytics platform we're going to roll out included in the the faveeo product! Here is the list of the most interesting, popular and influencial users on twitter for knowledge management ideas. Let us know what you think of this list!
A little expertiment we've been running at Faveeo to finetune our new Twitter analytics feature soon to be released! In this list, find the most interesting account related to the renewable energy and climate change topics.
Let us know in the comments what you think about this list!
We've been playing in the last weeks with a new "social map" feature to be included in the release of faveeo (www.indiegogo.com/faveeo). Since our frontend is build mostly using Drupal, we wanted to test our new scripts using the topic Drupal, to see if the list of influential and interesting users would fit. We're quite happy with the results!!
Let us know what you think of this list in the comments.
List of top Drupal-related twitter accounts, as suggested by our twitter analytics tool.
Lately the Faveeo team has been experimenting with the Twitter API and other sources to pull out lists of interesting and influential users on specific topics. The idea, is to integrate this in our Faveeo application alongside the "concept map".
This new Social Map, will have plenty of uses, for example being able to find important / relevant accounts to follow according to a specific topic, but also find twitter users to engage with in the process of a social media marketing / outreach campaign.
If you're reading this, you know how important the concept of online -and social- curation is today.
You also know that the more curation becomes important and mainstream, the harder it will be for curators to actually differenciate themselves from the mass of other curators in the same field.
As you know, what makes a good curator is not only the quality of the comments he/she adds to the curated and published content, but also the quality of the actual curated content in itself.
One of the questions I've been asking myself for several years now, is how come the social web is not more social than it is now? I mean it seems downright anachronic to me that we're still trying to mimic real life social networks on the internet today.
See, I need to browse around to see if there are people that seem interesting, this takes a lot of time.
In the enterprise world, Knowledge Management is at the center of communications, especially in larger organizations.
The central Knowledge Management system is at the heart of the company's knowledge and information "history" and this combined information and knowledge is mainly what makes it possible for an organization to become greater than the sum of it's parts, current or past.