Can CurationSoft Help a Dog Blog?

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16:  People watch a groome...

This post is being largely curated using software I just found called , plus a little Zemanta thrown in for good measure.

(In case you've never heard of the term – “curation”, or “”, is the latest buzzword in the blogosphere. It is based on the premise that pure search, whether or otherwise, is no longer good enough. Now our “job” is to aggregate and edit content much like a museum curator decides what should and should not be put on exhibit for a certain event. Well, let's see how it goes….)

First, I did a little trend search on Google to find out what kind of “news” is hot right now. Well, without getting too smarmy, the best I could find that would have broad appeal is how a Pekingese won Best in Show at . So, I opened my copy of CurationSoft, and did a search for “”. Here's a couple articles I found:

Westminster Dog Show | PopWatch |


! Well, the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, to be exact. Yesterday the 136th annual Westminster festivities kicked off in New York City with judging in the Hound (including the basset hound, bloodhound,

The Westminster Dog Show… On Acid! | VICE


We took some drugs and hung out with a bunch of bitches at Madison Square Garden.

So, the first “article” I found is pretty much a normal, newsy look at the dog show, much like you would expect from Entertainment Weekly. If you browse to the page it has a cute pic of the winning Pekingese. Pretty tame stuff, but goof content.

The second article is a far more irreverent look at the show from the perspective of some “shock jocks”. Clicking on the next page button produce another more appropriate “article” as seen below (kinda cutesy).

Cute: Westminster Dog Show | 4 The Love of Animals


Credits: Time Out New York, for more photos of the Westminster Dog Show: This entry was posted in cute

Note that all of the credits are automatically posted, and the icons are a nice way of distinguishing curated content from authored content.

CurationSoft pulls content from a variety of sources, including different Google feeds, YouTube, , and others, based on what search criteria you use. Zemanta pulls information from a similar variety of sources, but it depends on what you type into the post (contextual search).

My installation of Zemanta runs “automagically” in both my Chrome and Firefox browsers (kinda cool really), but I understand there is also a WordPress plugin available. CurationSoft is desktop software, but the content is added to you post using a drag-and-drop interface (also cool).

I kinda stopped there, but not before I did some quick checks of Zemanta content to see if there were any cool images or links I could add to the post. I decided to click on the Wikipedia links for Madison Square Garden and Pekingese, and then I gave Zemanta their due. I also searched through the photos available, and while I could find none with the winning Pekingese in it, I did find a selection from the show (below), plus a “lead in” photo at the top..

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15: A Chihuahua is walked ...
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16:  Dog fans watch the co...
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15:  A dog handler kisses ...
So, if you have any interest in curating content, I recommend you look at both CurationSoft and Zemanta. The tools work differently, but they complement each other well – quite well indeed.

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