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Curating Content on Facebook, Google+, and Other Social Sites

In addition to curating content on your website or on a site designed for content curation, you can also use popular social sites such as Facebook, Google+, and Posterous. To a lesser extent, you can curate content on LinkedIn, even though it doesn't maintain a record of your posts in the way that other social sites do.

Most people curate content on sites such as Facebook and Google+, without ever thinking about the concept of content curation. For example, any time you share a link on a site and offer your commentary, you're participating in a form of content curation. Figure 6 shows an example of content curation on my Google+ profile, where I frequently share and comment on recent news related to Google+.

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Figure 6 Occasional curators can use social sites such as Google+ for content curation.

Although sites such as Facebook and Google+ aren't designed for active content curators, or those who want to create a web presence dedicated to a specialized topic, such sites can work well for people who want to achieve some of the benefits of content curation, without having to create another site or use an unfamiliar tool.

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