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Online Curation Company Landscape

Overview of tech companies who are using people to curate some sort of content such as social media and webpages. This is the future of search since its products result in interest based relevancy, rather than solely tying its important to one's social graph.

 

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As its name and all of the above implies, Curated.by is a service that lets you quickly pick certain elements of the web to showcase in your own stream. Right now, this is largely based around Twitter, but the plan is that any type of content should be able to live inside a Curated.by stream. That’s the strategy Lehmann wants to employ to make his service the “Smithsonian of the web,” as he puts it.

Using an extension built for Google Chrome, Curated.by is able to augment twitter.com to add a new “Curate” button below each tweet. Clicking on this button allows you to add a tweet to any Curated.by bundle you’re in control of. (The button can also add a tweet to your Twitter Favorites.) These bundles are found on Curated.by’s site. They’re essentially human-filtered streams of information from Twitter and links from around the web (the links can be added by pasting a story URL on the bundle page). There’s also a bookmarklet for those not using Chrome

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Storify helps its users tell stories by curating social media.
We launched our private beta as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2010, and won the Startup Accelerator at South by Southwest in 2011. Our public beta went live in late April 2011.
We're based in San Francisco in a newly remodeled loft office in the heart of the city.

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Storify lets you curate social networks to build social stories, bringing together media scattered across the Web into a coherent narrative. We are building the story layer above social networks, to amplify the voices that matter and create a new media format that is interactive, dynamic and social.

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Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily.

We believe that people (and not machines) are the ones qualified to curate the content that matters most. We also think that these same people can greatly help their own communities to find their way through this “massive content world” we live in. We’re here to help!

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The idea behind Scoop.it is that users curate topic-specific pages for subjects they’re interested in. It’s easy to add content from around the Web directly into these pages Others can then subscribe to follow pages they’re interested in.

During its year in private beta, the startup says it has built up to 2 million visits per month, growing at 35% per month. The service will have a paid-for premium option, allowing branded topics, integration with existing websites on custom domains, analytics and other features optimized for businesses.

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Techmeme accomplishes this the only way possible: by linking to stories from all around the web. Spotlighting the writings of reporters, commentators, and industry players from across the media and industry landscape provides the only effective means of offering a comprehensive view. And by doing this well, we spare readers the impossible task of monitoring an abundance of news sites, tweets, and status updates.

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nted everything they despised, according to Kilgore.

“These were Scotsmen who identified with the Covenanters, those Gaelic warriors who opposed King Charles’ tax policies,” he said. “They held anything associated with government in utter contempt.” Based on the standards of that time, when great land ownership meant great wealth, Washington indeed was very rich — quite possibly the wealthiest man in the fledgling nation.

He owned nearly 60,000 acres, spread out between Western Pennsylvania and present-day West Virginia. This particular tract contained approximately 3,000 acres given to him by the British for his French and Indian War service.

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