Who defines what's relevant?
Twitter is trying to appeal to new users with enhancements like its “while you were away” feature, which recommends content a user might have missed — but every tweak risks pushing away long-time users who want more control over their timeline, not less
Many people simply don’t get Twitter. Hash wants to be the Twitter app for folks who don’t want to interact on the service.
Twitter appears to be set to move forward with its plans to algorithmically filter or re-order your timeline — for your own good, of course — despite a groundswell of complaints that this will ruin the essential Twitter experience
Facebook is launching a standalone app called Paper that takes content from the network and turns it into a newspaper-style platform, driven partly by algorithms and partly by human editors. It enters a crowded market and is likely to make media companies even more suspicious
Storify, the social-media curation company started by former journalist Burt Herman, is being acquired by Livefyre, a comment-hosting service that has been expanding rapidly into other aspects of social content for businesses.
Ministry of Sound, which produces clubland compilations that are not available on Spotify, is suing the streaming service because its users replicate those compilations through playlists.
The line between content creators and consumers doesn’t exist on the internet anymore. If you want to boost user participation, the key is better design.
The Week surprised the publishing industry by carving out a profitable place in the competitive world of magazine news. Now, it is building up its operations for the digital long term.
Some call it aggregation, while others call it copyright infringement or even theft. In a recent Twitter debate sparked by a post on the topic, Digiday’s editor-in-chief and Business Insider founder Henry Blodget traded theories.
Twitter is launching a partnership with NBC Universal to create a real-time news hub around the Olympic Games — the latest step in the company’s transformation into a media entity, a move that is a double-edged sword for other media outlets.
We collect a lot of stuff online — photos, check-ins, likes, tweets. But a lot of time those things are scattered all over several sites or social networks. The guys behind Kullect have a cool idea about how to keep it all in one place.
Twitter describes itself as an information network rather than a media entity, but it is making some interesting moves into the content business, including hiring a sports producer to curate content and sending out a weekly email of highlighted content. How far will it go?
Surrounded by an overwhelming amount of digital content, many people are looking for something that can fill the role of a digital newspaper — filtering and highlighting interesting content. Among the many startups trying to solve this problem is a San Francisco outfit called Prismatic.
The changes Twitter just announced it is making to its “Discover” tab are designed to make recommended links and topics more personalized, and therefore more accurate — which is a good thing, because that is the single biggest business challenge the company faces right now.
Attempts to impose a “code of conduct” for curators and aggregators or promote the use of special symbols for giving credit may be well-intentioned, but they are also misguided and likely doomed, just as every other attempt to control the Internet or the blogosphere has been.
With its newly launched iPhone app, News.me wants to become a “purpose-built” social network for sharing — and discussing — the news. One of the big hurdles for the New York-based startup is that this is pretty much what Twitter wants to be as well.
Bottlenose, a new web-based service that launched Tuesday and was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack, joins a growing number of apps and services aimed at filtering the noise out of our social-media streams. But does Bottlenose have what it takes to do the job?
An incident involving an article that “over-aggregated” one from Advertising Age has proven to be another handy stick for some to beat The Huffington Post with. But it doesn’t change the fact that aggregation is still a crucial — and valuable — part of the future of media.
Web content curation is nothing new. What is new, however, is that there are a growing number of tools that allow you to do your own curation for your own purposes. How can curation help keep your remote team on the same page?
In the desire to be perceived as thought leaders, many businesses are focusing on a curatorial approach to their social media presences. But if you work in a creative team, an approach to social media that leverages your creativity can deliver benefits far beyond brand-customer engagement.
In another example of the power of instantaneous publishing, a woman in Florida who was raped posted messages about the incident to Twitter — raising questions about how the media should handle such events, and reinforcing how the way we get our news and information is changing.
As the BBC and other mainstream media outlets try to figure out how to curate and make sense of the “citizen journalism” coming in via social media, they also need to come to grips with the idea that news is now a process, not a product.
The explosion of real-time information through social networks like Twitter and Facebook has created an opportunity for “curation” tools such as Storify, which just launched as a public beta. These kinds of tools allow anyone to perform the same kind of function traditionally reserved for journalists.
Magnify.net has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, increasing its customer base by 270 percent in 2009. Now it’s looking to…