There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content were Google Reader, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious… you know all the big names.
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More recently I’ve discovered some great new tools to read and share my favorite content which I’ve included here in this list. Whether you are a person who just likes to stay on top of the latest news, a blogger like me who needs a way to organize the vast amount of information that comes my way or a person who just enjoys sharing what they find with others you’ll love this list. Tech-savvy readers may know of some of these tools already but I’m guessing there’s plenty of new sites and services here for you to discover. I actually discovered quite of few of these links by checking my blog analytics — turns out many DailyTekk readers knew about some of these great items before I did!
Content Gathering and Personalized Newsfeeds
- Faveous - The place for everything you like.
- Trapit - Captures personalized content. Powered by advanced AI.
- Scoop.it - Leverage curation to easily build gorgeous magazines.
- retickr - A Mac app that streams Facebook, Twitter, RSS to your desktop.
- iFlow - Discover, curate, share. A real-time information exchange.
- curated.by - Collection of topics and interests curated by everyone.
- Paper.li - Become a publisher and start an online newspaper.
- Feedly - Minimalistic, personal, social news reader for creative minds.
- Bundlr - Create topic pages to share.
- Flockler – Create your own magazine. Share your passion.
- Prismatic - Discover and share relevant news.
- Collected – Collect your interests.
- Kurat – Follow the news that really important to you.
- Pearltrees - Collect and share everything you like on the web.
- Shareist - Create your own custom curation website.
- Qrait - Realtime content curation platform.
- Kweeper - The easiest way to gather, organize and share things.
- Flipboard – Your social magazine.
- News360 - Next-generation news personalization and aggregation.
- persona/ - Everything you care about in one channel.
- Evri – A topic-based news reader.
- Ongo - Your news like never before.
- Smartr - Create and share your personal newspaper.
- Pulse – Transforms your news into a colorful mosaic.
- Hitpad - iPad app that lets you know what’s up in the news / Facebook.
- Flud – Social news reader where everyone has a personality.
- Zite – A personalized magazine for iPad / iPhone.
- Taptu – DJ your news.
- Google Currents – Favorite publications tuned for your tablet.
- AOL Editions – The magazine that reads you.
- Yahoo LiveStand – A personalized living magazine optimized for iPad.
Social Media Curation
- Storify - Building the story layer above social networks.
- The Tweeted Times - A personalized newspaper from your Twitter feed.
- Keepstream - Organize your tweets with curation.
- TweetMag - Uses your Twitter feed to create a simple magazine.
- News.me - Your must read news from Twitter and Facebook.
- Mass Relevance - Engage audiences anywhere with social curation.
- MyTweetMag - Curate content with Twitter.
- Lynkly - News curation from your Twitter and Facebook feeds.
- ChirpStory - Create stories from tweets.
- Dashter - A WordPress plugin that curates fresh content to your site.
- Memolane - Your social life captured in a simple, elegant timeline.
Website Bookmarking and Collection Tools
- Utopic - Visual social bookmarking. Saving and searching links made easy.
- Zootool - Visual bookmarking (web + app).
- BagTheWeb - Find, bag, share. Networked curation.
- Pinboard – Social bookmarking for introverts.
- Skloog – Visual bookmarking made easy.
- BonzoBox – Organize and visit the websites you use the most.
- Historious – Finally, bookmarking you can love.
- YourVersion – Real-time discovery and no-hassle bookmarks.