Blog - Optimal Access

May 14, 2016

How to search the web and your own content with Kauthor

Curators as researchers need powerful tools for searching the web and their own content.  Learn how Kauthor solves these problems.  This is post 4 in a series of posts examining Kauthor features against Robin Good’s criteria for the ideal content curation tool.

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May 14, 2016

How to Clip content using Firefox and Kauthor

How easy is it to clip content with Kauthor?  This is my 3rd in a series of posts examining our Kauthor features against Robin Good's criteria for the ideal content curation tool.  Lets see how this all works.

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May 14, 2016

How to organize Curated Content with Kauthor

Curation is a management activity related to organization and integration of data.  Kauthor offers powerful capabilities for both organizing and re-organizing curated content.  This is my 2nd in a series of posts examining our Kauthor Firefox extension features against Robin Good's criteria for the ideal content curation tool.  Lets see how Kauthor stacks up against Robin's criteria.

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May 13, 2016

How to Import/Export links and articles in Kauthor

This is the first in a series of post (use Robin's Criteris tag to see all) examining Kauthor curation features.  To do this I have used the 21 criteria Robin Good has listed for describing his ideal content curation tool. The first feature relates to importing and exporting of links.

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September 23, 2014

Why Curation is a good strategy for small publishers

By Karan Tags: Curation, kbucket, tips

How do you compete with big brand publishers.  Brands like NYTimes, Huffington Post or Daily Kos, with staff or network of writers able to generate new content on a continuous basis creating engagement and online ad revenue.  The answer is content curation.  Curation allows any small publisher to create valuable and fresh content continually.

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December 17, 2011

Curate News, Record History - Educate through Context

By Karan Tags: analysis, behavior, Curation, studies

A study by "The online Journalism Review" and the other by "Pew Research" investigate how users interact with news online.  My objective here is to use these findings to make the case for News curation and offer tips for best practices for news curators.  Lets take a look.

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December 08, 2011

Content Curation is Disruptive

By Karan Tags: context, Curation

You often hear people say that Content Curation is a disruptive business, but what does that really mean?

Curation is a new layer of activity that sits between the content creators and the consumer, in essence disrupting the original flow of information - providing tools that empower the crowd to manage the context of information.

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October 27, 2011

Getting your Content tags right takes time!

By Karan Tags: Curation, tips

I don't know about you but I often don't get things right the first time.  When I start a project - a blog, or a curation project on KBucket - I start with an idea and create a folder to store my research.

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October 20, 2011

Content Curators create better products with the input of the crowd

By Karan Tags: Curation, editorial roles

Curation works best when the curated topic is crowdsourced.  This statement is based on a 2 year case study of  a real world environment where a group of 70 users - used a KBucket type curation to improve findability of information.

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October 19, 2011

Your Curated Page is key to your content messaging strategy

By Karan Tags: Curation, tips

You can use your curated research as an engine for your messaging strategy.  As a marketers and professional you are bombarded by news and marketing messages.  While many of the articles you read may seem just trivial some without a doubt stand out to you.

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