As you may have noticed, Paper.li appears to be the hot new content curation tool. You may even be using it yourself. So what is it? Is it any good? And how can you get the best out of it? Here’s my take:
In April I wrote a post called ‘What is Content Curation?’. I’m getting a lot of search engine traffic on it. It must be a hot topic.
I’m an advocate of content curation, but under one condition: it must be done well. It needs to be focussed on one specific area of expertise and only contain the highest quality content. I’d rather have my content gently stirred with 3 carefully selected olives. But it is easy to fall into the overkill trap.
These days great content can come to you in many different ways. Your friends share stuff on Linkedin, your followers tweets links on Twitter and your business network shares stuff on Linkedin.
Still, I’m a big fan of my RSS Reader.
According to a survey by RJMetrics, core Twitter users are very committed users, but interestingly, more than 80% of Twitter accounts are inactive.
So the chances are that you have quite a few inactive Twitter accounts in your Twitter following.
My view: they ain’t doing you any good. Might as well get rid of them!