Curation nation or where is my external brain?

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What’s all the buzz about curation?

Over the last couple of years there has increasing interest in the concept of curation, the idea that as the amount of content on the web expands exponentially, it may not be the availability of the content itself, but how it is organised and prioritized for you that matters (check out Google Trends on the growing use of the term ”curation”).

Posted under Cliche watch, Kewl, Reviews

This post was written by @Drivelry on November 27, 2010

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Twitter-based hacking: Retweets and @Mentions to trick users into visiting sites

Narcissistic? Who moi? - photo by Psychology Pictures on Flickr licensed under Creative Commons
We saw an interesting social engineering technique on Twitter this morning which relies on anyone’s natural curiosity when their Twitter username is mentioned.   

[WARNING: STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO NOT VISIT THE URL IN THIS EXAMPLE.]  

These Twitter users have a robot set up which scans the public Twitter timeline looking for Tweets mentioning certain keywords.  

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This post was written by @Drivelry on August 16, 2010

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Finding the best blogs on the web for your personalized newspaper

Use Stumbleupon to find the best blogs on the web? - photo by majerleagues on Flickr licensed under Creative CommonsAs argued in“Online news: bloggers v newspapers”, we are entering a new era where the bundle of stories represented by current magazines and newspapers is being torn apart and being replaced by smaller publications and individual journalists/ writers blogging out there on the web.

Posted under Unanswerable questions, Wait for release 2.0

This post was written by @Drivelry on April 6, 2010

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How much damage can Twitter do to Google & bloggers?

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An interesting article from Danny Sullivan at SearchEngineLand this week on tracking traffic into his website via Twitter.

In a nutshell (and he’d probably be horrified to see it oversimplified like this) he was pointing out that for one of his articles only about a sixth of the traffic it actually got from Twitter showed up in Google Analytics.

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This post was written by @Drivelry on June 26, 2009

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