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Taking advantage of Paper.li #curation

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A newspaper sticking at the side of a tram seat

I must say, I hadn’t thought of this before. creates papers based on , and it is possible to get into a paper based on the hashtags you are using. There are currently approx. 27570 hashtags which are followed by paper.li, although many of them have little or no articles on a daily basis.

Another way to take advantage of paper.li is to post as close to the deadline of the paper’s delivery, this will mean that your post will be more likely to be in the headlines section of the paper. For my own paper this is just after 11:30 CET, some investigation may be required to find out the time that the edition you want is published.

I gratefully receive references from paper.li and paper.li tweets, and I enjoy seeing the overview that paper.li provides. I would like to see the possibility to get more editions of the paper, though I might not read it more often than I do now. Post consolidation of articles, meaning not getting 3 or sometimes 4 includes of the same article from different sources, including tweetmeme and alltop.

Image source: Jens Luedicke

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

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Playing with DataSift #curation

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DataSift Logo

Some weeks ago I got my beta access to , I was happy to get access and didn’t see time to use it. Yesterday evening I played with it for the first time, it was quite interesting to discover something which I suspected which was that they had their own query/modeling language called FSDL. It contains the ability to do queries over the data, including data over a map geo coordinates, which means I can do some complex queries to get the needed data. Once I submitted the query I was given an option to buy access to a stream of the data.

Datasift - Costs

I believe less is more, so I’m happy to see that they released their service with support for quite a number of services – Twitter, Tweetmeme, Buzz, Digg, RSS feeds – and makes it possible to do matches on different fields within the data set. And they have made the possibility to add your own datasources, which can be modeled in the same way as the existing datasources.

DataSift - FDSL Example Snypher

Above you can see an example FSDL that I wrote for the keyword .

A great tool, with many uses.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

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January 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

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Taming the Flood of Knowledge

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I tend to browse many news sites, articles and streams from other people, many times I mark things for later reading. My toread and toblog bookmarks on del.icio.us are reaching 168 and 105 respectively, this is one of the reasons I implemented my del.icio.us blog posting and now populate the notes field with text which describes the value I believe the article can bring and what led me to read or start reading the article.

The problem with this is that when it is posted to my FaceBook page, or other RSS posting streams, that it easily floods all the other relevant information. I’d already instigated a limit on the number of items posted to my FaceBook and Twitter by creating a links stream which contains almost all the information I like and most of the information I bookmark and share.

This means my main accounts are less busy, still there is much information which is not relevant to my customers, who I doubt care about the kudos I am sending in the way of the Social Media and Internet Evangelists who influence me and who certainly don’t care that I liked individual Questionable Content comics.

So for my company Twitter and now also for my company FaceBook Page (Special Brands FaceBook) I’ve come to reduce the links I share with my followers there by following not the entire del.icio.us stream, but only the items I tag with “specialbrands”. (I’ve explained globally how to do this in the article: Digg with del.ico.us and Reddit.)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 5, 2010 at 7:06 am

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Taming the Flood of Knowledge

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I tend to browse many news sites, articles and streams from other people, many times I mark things for later reading. My toread and toblog bookmarks on del.icio.us are reaching 168 and 105 respectively, this is one of the reasons I implemented my del.icio.us blog posting and now populate the notes field with text which describes the value I believe the article can bring and what led me to read or start reading the article.

The problem with this is that when it is posted to my FaceBook page, or other RSS posting streams, that it easily floods all the other relevant information. I’d already instigated a limit on the number of items posted to my FaceBook and Twitter by creating a links stream which contains almost all the information I like and most of the information I bookmark and share.

This means my main accounts are less busy, still there is much information which is not relevant to my customers, who I doubt care about the kudos I am sending in the way of the Social Media and Internet Evangelists who influence me and who certainly don’t care that I liked individual??Questionable Content comics.

So for my company Twitter and now also for my company FaceBook Page (Special Brands FaceBook) I’ve come to reduce the links I share with my followers there by following not the entire del.icio.us stream, but only the items I tag with “specialbrands”. (I’ve explained globally how to do this in the article:??Digg with del.ico.us and Reddit.)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 5, 2010 at 7:06 am

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