Kullect: the app for digital packrats

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 tiptoes further into the media business

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?

Prismatic wants to be the newspaper for a digital age

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.

Twitter’s big problem: It still needs better filters

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.

Can become the Instagram for news?

With its newly launched iPhone app, 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.

Can Bottlenose help prevent the social sharepocalypse?

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?

Like it or not, aggregation is part of the future of media

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.

Twitter as media: What happens when anyone can publish?

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.

The Future of Media: Storify and the Curatorial Instinct

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.