Social automation at any level is a bad thing in a lot of people’s minds. But it doesn’t have to be. As with everything else, our behavior makes a tool good or bad. If your social streams are valuable to you, automation can be a huge help in creating content.
Last week I wrote a brief “history” of my relationship with Twitter over the past seven years. As a result, I let myself meander down memory lane a bit on and recall what Twitter “felt” like back in 2007. Because there were fewer people on Twitter then, it was easier to connect with someone, to […]
I love early adopters. They’re like the American settlers who came West looking for gold. They ignore the warnings of friends and bravely forge into new territory with the hope of making a better life, all the while risking attack by unfriendly natives. Some find empty streams. Some find gold in those streams. Actually, the […]
Curation is a form of storytelling. Curation tools need to support this truth. Collecting content without qualitative human judgement is aggregation, not curation. The best automation tools alone will never replace the ability of a human being to provide meaningful context. And the best curation, the curation I subscribe to via email, takes context to […]
Before I went to bed last night, I sent this message out on Twitter. respres Jeff Turner New Facebook Patent: the Huge Implications of Curated Search http://bit.ly/hLGnhL (@gahlord have you seen this?) I was hoping it would find Gahlord Dewald fresh and rested and ready to dig in. My plan worked. I got up at 4:15am […]