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Curating & Filtering the Web
CT231 Professional Skills module, 2nd year module, BSC Computer Science & IT, NUI Galway

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  • Facebook (3 billion photos and 20 million videos uploaded every month)Be warned though that all web statistics, particularly those related to social media, go quickly out of date because what we are talking about here is exponential. We are overwhelmed by a tsunami of contenthttp://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2011/07/just-minute.html
  • Be warned though that all web statistics, particularly those related to social media, go quickly out of date because what we are talking about here is exponential. We are overwhelmed by a tsunami of contenthttp://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2011/07/just-minute.html
  • The idea behind curators and content curation is that there is such a flood of new content pouring through the Internet pipes these days that being aware of all of it and sorting it out in meaningful ways is simply not possible. Curators are people or organizations that do the hard work of sifting through the content within a particular topic area or “meme” and pulling out the things that seem to make most sense. This effort involves significantly more than finding and regurgitating links, though.locating and evaluating valuable contentorganizing and connecting content so that it is as accessible as possiblecreating and re-purposing content when it adds to the underlying valuecapitalizing on the Social Web to build connections and contextbuilding trusted relationships with learners and other curatorsdesign learning experiences (in a much broader sense than traditional approaches)Bottom line: A curator is an individual or organization who excels at helping others make sense.
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    • 1. Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skillsas defined by business leaders in their own words CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING COLLABORATION ACROSS NETWORKS “Our mantra is that you lead by influence, rather than authority.” (Cisco) AGILITY & ADAPTABILITY INITIATIVE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP EFFECTIVE ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION “The biggest skill people are missing is the ability to communicate: both written and oral presentations. It’s a huge problem for us.” (Cisco) ACCESSING & ANALYZING INFORMATION CURIOSITY & IMAGINATION Source: http://www.tonywagner.com/7-survival-skills
    • 2. if we paused the web for 60 seconds...we would miss more than 1500 new blog posts,almost 100,000 new tweets,20,000 posts on Tumblr,600 new videos (>24 hours) uploaded to YouTubeand at least 3,000 new images on Flickr.-Gizmodo(also see 24 Hours of Flickr Photos exhibit)
    • 3. ... and in the past month3 billion photos and20 million videos have beenuploaded to Facebook- Steve Wheeler
    • 4. Source: GIZMODO http://gizmodo.com/5813875/what-happens-in-60-seconds-on-the-internet
    • 5. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 will-lion
    • 6. GOAL:LOW volumeHIGH relevancy
    • 7. curation“select, organize and look after the items in a collection (or exhibition)” - Meriam Webster Dictionary
    • 8. digital curation “organizing, filtering and‘making sense of’ information on the web and sharing the very best of content with your network” - Judy O’Connell
    • 9. 2 opportunities for learners...FIND great curatorsBE a curator - Jeff Cobb
    • 10. RSSReally Simple Syndication
    • 11. 70% Surfing Rule12 Tips for Better Information in Half the Time by Tim Ferriss
    • 12. curation tools RSS Reader (e.g. Google Reader) StumbleUpon (SU) Delicious / Diigo
    • 13. curation tools Paper.li Scoop.it PearlTrees
    • 14. http://www.scoop.it/t/ct231-it-professional-skills-module

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