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Is Content Curation Legal?

As content curation and aggregation grow, questions about legality, ethics, copyright and fair use continue to swirl about it.  Is content curation plagiarism?  Is content aggregation stealing?  These and other headlines testify to the murkiness surrounding curation and aggregation on the web.  I think this is fundamentally due to the disruptive nature of curation and aggregation on physical media.

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Replacing Google Alerts with Twitter Searches

Now that Google has discontinued the ability to receive Google alerts as an RSS feed, the search is on for alternatives.  We have been using Talkwalker as a direct substitute, see our post about Moving to Talkwalker.

Another alternative is to use Twitter as an ‘alert’ mechanism.  In fact, in many ways Twitter can be a better alert source than Google Alerts were.   Read more “Replacing Google Alerts with Twitter Searches”

Content Curation

The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future…

This is a post from back in 2009 by Rohit Bhargava about a new career/job classification called Content Curator.  His job description ‘manifesto’ is quoted below.  It certainly seems very prescient given how many companies are turning to content marketing, and curation, as part of their branding and advertising strategies.

I think most MyCurator clients are using curation as part of their business, blog or web strategy.  I think content curation can be a great way for sole proprietors and small business owners to build content for their sites. Read more “The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future ?”