Yesterday, Steven Rosenbaum joined our Social Media Book Club webinar which highlighted his title, Curation Nation as our May Book of the Month.
We had ten Professional members and chapter leaders read and review Curation Nation on behalf of Social Media Club, in an effort to share valuable resources with the SMC community and discuss industry challenges our members face each day.
Steven provided SMC with his slides, to compliment the audio file of the webinar so you can follow along.
It used to be that if you needed instructions for something, you might grab a copy of the Dummies Guide to (insert issue here).
Today, folks turn to social media. And moms in particular are becoming social media savvy.
“Social media is crucial for moms these days,” says Kelby Carr, founder and CEO of Type-A-Parent. “It has become an integral part of our personal and business lives. It’s how we communicate and connect with other parents. It’s how we promote our businesses, blogs, and work. It’s how we manage our hectic lifestyles. Social media has made things possible for mothers that never would have been even a decade ago.”
When you start to blog as part of a comprehensive social media and digital reputation strategy, you need to know your purpose. Your purpose in writing is not necessarily just a business sale - it can instead be intellectual persuasion, education, entertainment, or maybe it's just a self-indulgent rant to blow off some steam (in some circles that's called thought leadership). Once you know your purpose, you can structure engagement more effectively. Here are a few examples of ways you can create more effective engagement for whatever purpose you are looking to accomplish:
Recently, the topic of curation has entered a few conversations with colleagues and I wanted to cover how curation is influencing much of the content we're consuming, and what the risks and rewards of curation are.
What is the difference in Curation vs. Filters?
Some people confuse content curation for content aggregators or filtering tools, so it's necessary to share the difference so we are all on the same page.
Think of curation in terms of Wikipedia, where they provide curated information to users. Curation, to me, is users having the power to influence and generate content around a particular topic.
"Curation is generally the selection of, care for and presentation of the objects entered into a collection, whether that collection is physical (such as items in a museum) or digital (such as entries in Wikipedia)."