I was invited today by the American Centre in Colombo today to deliver a lecture on digital archives in general, from the perspective of a citizen archivist. The presentation looked at the ways information around contemporary events, issues and processes, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, are being generated digitally and largely lost for posterity, raising the challenge of archiving this plethora of content. The presentation also looked at how subjective curation, collective participation, the democratisation of technical platforms and their use have radically altered how we perceive our past, re-examine our present and capture multiple truths.

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Introducing the Facebook Newswire powered by Storyful

Facebook users share an estimated 684,478 pieces of content every minute, making it an extraordinarily engaging and fast-moving platform. For over three years, Storyful has been mining the social web – including Facebook – for the most compelling content, separating … Continue reading More

Why Great Content Doesn’t Cut it

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Content Marketing Cooperation

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Ton de Looijer’s insight:Content curation is zo oud als de journalistiek. Een van de functies van journalisten is het publiek helpen door de bomen het bos te zien. Door het publiek door de overdaad te gidsen, door de krenten uit de pap te halen, door d……

Ton de Looijer’s insight:Content curation is zo oud als de journalistiek. Een van de functies van journalisten is het publiek helpen door de bomen het bos te zien. Door het publiek door de overdaad te gidsen, door de krenten uit de pap te halen, door d……

Binnen dertig minuten sociale media checken? Henk van Ess van VVOJ Medialab schreef voor de Amerikaanse publieke omroep PBS een handleiding, gebaseerd op een workshop die hij gaf bij RTL Nieuws.See it on Scoop.it, via web content curation…