In days of old, when blogging online involved stuffing keywords, duplicating existing articles, and a small measure of personalized content, search engines permitted a broad and general approach to website design, content and focus. But search engines evolved and grew. Intelligent search algorithms reshaped the age of information sharing. Readers learned to demand and to expect better management, grouping and presentation of data resources. Sharing digital data now demands a new level of expertise.
Originally coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, the term artificial intelligence (AI) proposed a form of computer logic that would enable machines to simulate and amplify the human ability to group knowledge and understanding into a presentable format. The concept gained momentum and now the underlying coding seems almost alive. Modern search engines seem to read the mind of the seeker.
When web tools combine SEO technology with fingertip access by information curators, the gathering and sharing of relevant information provides a unique setting for:
- Group activities
- Sharing professional reading materials
- Tracking online research projects
- Sharing reading lists
- Organized content management
- Professional marketing
- AND Focused presentation of the “collective intelligence” available on the Internet.
Throughout the world, universities, government agencies and curators of general blogging online resources use content curation tools. At the iTeachU Instructor training online from the University of Alaska Fairbanks the core focus of the program takes advantage of curated content and the associated benefits of search engine optimized AI. The results include improved participation and reader response.
5 Blogging Tools Designed For Busy Data Curators
Gaining reader response is the heart of online marketing. Knowledge resides at the top. Speed of processing, successful management of SEO features, data grouping and blogging online complement and complete the process. The following 5 tools touch different areas of need. Perhaps one or the other will meet your specs.
1) Dataverse Network
Not all free open-source software meets the needs of a professional data coordinator. For educators, Dataverse Network fits the bill. It's free, open-source and provides quick management for analyzing, extracting, publishing, referencing and sharing research data.
2) Google Refine
Sometimes data gets contaminated and needs to be cleaned up before posting. Google Refine provides a free power tool designed for the curator working with messy data. If dealing with "dirty" information, this easy to use tool will help you transform it into useable, SEO friendly output.
Designed for social photo sharing, Pinterest provides a pinboard-styled service for creating and managing theme-based image collections. It’s a quick solution for busy curators in need of some serious back links.
Designed for users who collect, annotate and share social bookmarkings, Diigo offers rapid online management. See it in action at UW Madison, ChemPaths Learning to Meander.
Curation tool designed to help you promote your blog post. Scoop.it provides automated solutions to your need to mix social media, content and the power of search engine intelligence.
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Whether a candidate or a client, you cannot afford to ignore the power of curated content. Artisan Talent brings together creative marketing freelancers and the business owners who need their services.
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