The first thing that struck me when I started to curate the @Ireland Twitter account was the diversity of its followers in all respects - geographically, demographically, politically and more. I tried to find out more. Read more – ‘Where are @Ireland’s followers?’.
@Storyful, the Irish news startup founded by @marklittlenews, has finally opened its backend to the world. It’s a familiar curation toolset, but one with a slight twist. Storyful is a news site, a community for curators that I’ve been following since its inception. It tells stories and breaks news in a very different way to [...] Read more – ‘Storyful opens its curation tools to the world’.
Curated.by is one of the new breed of web curation applications. It makes it simple to curate tweets into a focused stream on any topic, cutting out the noise from an increasingly chatter-filled @twitter experience. I like it. I like it a lot. Read more – ‘curated.by – the best way to curate Twitter?’.
Twittfont.de makes it simple to make Flash movie of recent tweets. It's built with a few clicks – selecting a source, choosing a typeface, setting the size – and is a simple embed into any webpage. Read more – ‘Turn your tweets into a movie’.
Curation is one of the buzzwords surrounding the online future of news. It's been hailed as the 'new journalism', but I don't think that's right. It will not replace journalism, it's simply another communication tool in the online jounalist's box. Storify.com is a brand new curation tool makes it simple to create, curate and embed stories in any web page. Read more – ‘storify.com: a new way to curate the news’.