Online Educa Berlin 2011 – curated & storified

Online Educa Berlin 2011 was grrrrrr

reat as ever. I have soaked so many impressions again that it is just impossible to write a single blog post about it. That’s why I have just started to curate a topic – Online Educa 2011 – on Storify.

Below is the link to some of the most valuable resources that I would just like to keep for me and share with others. Hope you will find it useful:

Online Educa Berlin 2011 on Storify curated by @mediendidaktik

@bbetts re-tweeted during OEB11: RT @Bilsen: One of the biggest challenges will not be anymore about content development but rather how to organise the curation proces #OEB11


I have just managed to sort things out for the pre-conference and the first conference day. I will be adding other information on the last day soon. Stay tuned!

BTW: When using Storify for curating this topic  I have noticed some shortcomings of this tool, such as:

  • I can’t tag entries and show tags in a cloud
  • The editor is very weak
  • People can’t comment or add own content to my story
  • Some URLs won’t show
  • There are too few sources to choose from (e.g. SlideShare is missing)
  • The Tweets can be traced back only 1-2 days behind

Maybe you could recommend another curation/storytelling tool to me that outperforms storify in these points? Thanx for comments!

Content curation

I am just exploring content curation on social media and I am really loving it!

I have been using for a few days now, discovering how I can become a curator of a topic that is interesting to me. When choosing a topic I had two thoughs in mind – I wanted to do something focused and something else than I do on other social media. I decided to go for Social Media Research. I know that the description “Social Media Research” has been used in reference to social media marketing, but I intentionally want to give it a different touch – focusing on Social Media Research in education, information and social sciences, encompassing all the different topics related to E-Learning 2.0 sensu Stephen Downes.

I noticed that aiming at curation and using as a supporting tool allows me to take a different take on selecting and publishing content:

  • Focusing on sharing and recommending content produced by other people – as opposed to blogging, where I rather focus on my own content.
  • Giving me more space to organize and comment on content – longer posts and related visual representation as opposed to Tweets on Twitter.
  • Giving me a place to aggregate content and visually display the organization of this content as micro-content – as opposed to Diigo or Delicious which rather let’s me collect nano-content (smaller bits of information).

What I like about curating a topic is that it makes me look for and filter relevant content which I know I can preserve somewhere. It’s like taking snapshots of an ever changing stream of information.

So this is my page on Social Media Research:

Also check out these interesting posts on content curation: