Saturday, February 2, 2013

Curation tools - Pinterest

screenshot of tweet about curation tools

There are many curation tools to choose from as can be seen from the list tweeted by @web20classroom I have adopted and dropped a few over the years. I started with Delicious, moved to Diigo, tried for a bit and have most recently adopted Pinterest.

Why swap and change so much? Well, each new tool promised new functionality - but it has also been an interesting learning curve. I struggled with initially. I just couldn't work out how to get to my own page or how to start a new scoop for ages. The same thing happened to me when I joined Pinterest. It took a bit of getting used to, but now it has become my favourite curation tool.

I've been busy curating a board of textwall case studies, images and so on.
For the first time, I have managed to pull together a rich resource about textwall from the community. It's visual, attractive and helps to convey what textwall is about more instantly than a list of links could do.

So now I have a dilemma: Do I repeat my links in delicous, diigo, and scoopit? Or should I just reference my pinterest page on the other sites?