Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 WRITE: A curated blog, what, why, and how. View counts for my top curating pages.

A curated blog, what, why, and how?
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Content curation has now come to mean the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s) (Macmillan Dictionary ).  

Bloggers can curate  to make their blogs more useful to readers and to bring more readers to the blog.  This report mentions some features specific to Blogger, but other blogging software is likely to offer similar features.

Why

How

  • Themes: you identify recurrent themes in your blog.
  • Labels mark themes.  Blogger offers a label feature. 
  • You can use multiple labels on the same post.
  • Blogger lets you sort by labels, lets readers search by labels.
  • Keywords in titles or text are found by Google search 
  • Search description (post setting in Blogger) shows in search results
  • Search in blog offered by Blogger (upper left)
  • Search in blog gadget can go on your blog for easy access
  • Summary articles:  You collect and organize them.
  • Use Blogger's pages feature to show summary articles in the header.
  • Curation gets extra views

Themes on this blog

Search terms in bold (keep the caps and colon)
  • ART: Three-D builds and digital paintings   ART: 
  • Art videos and videos of art  ART: VIDEO:
  • Business  BIZ:
  • Comedy and comedy videos  COMEDY:  VIDEO:
  • Education   EDU:
  • Helpful articles for beginners in virtual worlds and others:  HELP: 
  • Hobbies  HOBBIES:
  • How to use your head:  TKR:
  • Music  MUSIC:
  • Music videos  MUSIC:  VIDEO:
  • Performing arts STAGE:
  • Promote your project in virtual worlds  PROMO:
  • Sights in virtual worlds.  SEE:
  • Social media/remote collaboration.  STECH:
  • Videos in general  VIDEO:
  • Writing in virtual worlds  WRITE: 
  • Summary articles gather contents (search on summary).
  • Label search available on each page.  Scroll down.
  • Labels ordered by number of articles
Curation by label
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View count for my top curating articles as of June 2, 2014

  1. What do we do in Second Life? Summary  80734 views
  2. Newcomer help   56911views
  3. Table of Contents. Summary   18490 views
  4. New TOS for Second Life--grants LL the right to sell your work?   15219 views
  5. Events in Virtual Worlds: Attending, organizing, promoting, etc.   11113 views
  6. Education in Virtual Worlds. Summary   10724 views
  7. Communication in Second Life: summary 6895  views
  8. Promotion from Virtual Worlds. Summary 6784  views
  9. What do we do in Virtual Worlds? Summary  5799 views
  10. Solutions, cautions, and tips in the Second Life grid  5728 views
  11. Art done in virtual worlds, Summary 5677 views
  12. Virtual worlds, people. Communities, communication, shared goals 4738  views
  13. The writing communities of virtual worlds. What do they offer to writers?  2860 views
  14. Resources for video production in virtual worlds 2384  views
  15. Use your head!  They tell you that. They never tell you how 2152  views
  16. Hobbies and communities in virtual worlds. Summary  2034 views
  17. About this blog. Mission, goals, themes 1599 views
  18. The entertainment business in Second Life. Summary  1561 views
These pages are updated whenever relevant new articles are published.

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News and Notes

Related blog posts, upcoming, current, and recent events
Scroll down for news and notes

U.S. Army Research Lab’s Simulation & Training Technology Center announced an open postdoctoral position on the MOSES team, which is working to develop the MOSES OpenSim grid and associated technologies.   Hypergrid Business

    Around the virtual worlds  

    Arts

    • The Spotlight Theatre League, in association with Lady Garden Cabaret, 
    • is auditioning for the musical Rent in Second Life    
    • The performance will be held October 30th at 7pm slt
    • Auditions will be held June 9th - 13th from 1pm to 4pm slt
    • in the showroom at the Lady Garden Cabaret.
    • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
    • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Liberty%20Coast/161/111/1201
    • Please contact Brad Mactavish in Second Life to schedule an audition.

      Writing

      Web resources

      Video-Machinima in virtual worlds
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