|Curation Station: Keep the Quality Content Coming|
Here is a sample of places to source for recent, relevant and local material to share to your social networks.
Visit www.google.com/alerts and enter your search query. Use Boolean search to adjust your queries. (For example Surfboard + "San Clemente" will result in finding articles with include both Surfboard and San Clemente and will not bring up searches where san and clemente appear as separate words.)
These results will then be delivered to an email of your choice. You may want to set up some rules in your email box to optimize your email experience.
Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, StumbleUpon as these social media sites have adopted the #Hashtag. Take a few moments to visit each and perform a quick search of your keywords to see if any newsworthy material rises to the surface. Always include a peek at the Trending Topics to see if any are relevant to your market.
When you have a free account with bitly you not only have the priviledge of using their link shortening service but you also have access to click through rates to top content from your networks. This gives you a great vetting tool for finding content which has a higher click through rate. Click on "Your Network" and see the bitly stats for links your network has saved.
Find what's trending at Digg.com. Articles and Videos are sorted by the amount of times they have received "thumbs up" or dugg in terms of the social media bookmarking site. Signing up for the Digg Reader allows you access to categories within Digg.
Google News sources from different news sources world wide. You can subscribe to various news groupings or enter searches of your own. Google News gives you the opportunity to adjust your news sources and to personalize your Google News page.
What are your favorite curation tools and techniques?