How content curation combats information overload

Association Success

Spark Consulting published its first whitepaper, “Attention Doesn’t Scale,” which discussed the emerging issue of information overload and provided content curation as a potential solution, in 2012.

The Problem: Information Overload

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From my new whitepaper, Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations : The concept of information overload was originated by futurist Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book Future Shock as part of his depiction of a world in which the rate of change would accelerate to the point that governments, society, and individuals would be unable to keep up – would, in fact, be “future shocked.”

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Streamlining Accounting and Member Information


AGC MA Operations Manager Barbara Canoni led the efforts for the association to evaluate various software options where all member information could be accessed in one place. We needed a system that would help us provide our members with timely and accurate information,” said Barbara. “It

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Building Community: Real Towns Inform Online Spaces

Higher Logic

Inform your community. Starting an online community can seem like a daunting task at first. It’s easy to think that you need experience with other online communities to build a successful one for your own organization.

[Guest Post] Content Curation: Your Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Information Overload


We are all overwhelmed by information these days. Context is especially important for professional information. Your members, too, are drowning in a sea of information, with no way to ensure that it comes from trustworthy sources. You are a trustworthy source of information.

Mizz Information Community

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In the meantime, though, I’ve added a new feature to Mizz Information–a community ! Hey there–sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted here.

September 2015 Update: Your Feedback Informs Everything We Do

Wild Apricot

We’re always collecting your feedback from a variety of sources to inform the direction Wild Apricot takes. This month sees us taking our commitment to collecting feedback to new heights.

The Case for Sharing Information

Eric Lanke

The behavior I chose is: We share information openly and proactively, demonstrating an understanding that our actions impact others. And sharing information openly and proactively is definitely something I could improve upon.

How to Keep Attendees Informed and Engaged from Start to Finish


Whether you’ll be face-to-face, all online, or some combination of the two, keeping attendees informed and engaged is imperative to event success.

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Data Informs Decisions: ASAE and Association Analytics Aim to Predict Engagement [Case Study]

Higher Logic

This will enable future plans to automatically categorize discussions and derive other valuable information. “We Since starting this partnership with Association Analytics, we’ve aimed to make data analytics top of mind for associations,” said Reggie Henry, Chief Information Officer of ASAE.

Your Conference Needs To Offer Transformational Learning Not Informational Learning

Velvet Chainsaw

Informed or transformed? The Best Learning At Conferences For me, I want to be more than just informed. I can be informed by reading information online. I don’t need to travel to a conference to become informed. It’s similar to becoming a compendium of information.

Sharing Information Helps You Think

Eric Lanke

I last wrote about this two weeks ago, in The Case for Sharing Information. Having asked everyone else in the organization to do the same, I decided I would lead by example and chose the following behavior: We share information openly and proactively, demonstrating an understanding that our actions impact others. And it may embarrass me to say it, but this may the only place this kind of information is actually written down.

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FieldRise: Farmers Grow Information Sharing

Associations Now

The resulting FieldRise program gives us closer relationships with growers, and yields information ranging from simple measures to advanced statistical analyses that help document our supply chain sustainability,” Del Monte Research Fellow Brian Flood said in a news release.

Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot

One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.( read more ).

ICANN Delays Sale of.Org Registry, Asks for More Information

Associations Now

The nonprofit in charge of the internet’s management has called on the Internet Society and the Public Interest Registry to make public more information on PIR’s sale to a private equity firm.

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Associations Now

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? By walls, I mean the filter you use to keep out all the useless information in the world, particularly online.

Mizz Information: Want Traffic? You Need Images

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Mizz Information. While checking out Google Voice I landed on their blog and was intrigued by the Dynamic View theme, so Im trying it here on Mizz Information. Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Want Traffic? You Need Images. Source: Uploaded by user via Maggie on Pinterest.

Conference Circuit: Get the Information Out

Associations Now

The National Information Officers Association’s 2017 Training Conference takes place in Clearwater Beach, Florida, next week. Organization: National Information Officers Association. The post Conference Circuit: Get the Information Out appeared first on Associations Now

Mizz Information: Book Giveaway: Humanize!

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Mizz Information. Friday, December 2, 2011. Book Giveaway: Humanize! What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a giveaway? And not just any giveaway--an awesome one.

Guest Posts on Mizz Information?

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Maybe I could help someone who is new to blogging and wants exposure (not that there''s a ton of exposure over here at Mizz Information, I''ll grant you, but hey, I guess some is more than none).

Persistent versus Transient Information


Association Managers that are wondering why their members are not engaging on Facebook or any other online community that is primarily designed to be a social meeting place, may want to consider that online social communities are designed primarily for transient information and communication. Most do not deal well with persistent information because they were not designed for that. Persistent information does not go away.

Mizz Information: Spring Break

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Mizz Information. Saturday, March 31, 2012. Spring Break. Source: via Holly on Pinterest. Guess what time it is? Blogcation! For the first time ever were actually going away for spring break. So no blog posts for a week or so.

Is Your Conference Churning Out Junk Information?

Velvet Chainsaw

We over consume information from a variety of sources. We have content farms that churn out junk information. Unhealthy Information Consumption Diets. Information overconsumption is a serious challenge for many in the United States. That’s a lot of information.

Google Knowledge Graph Adds Nonprofit Information

Associations Now

A new feature in the search giant’s repertoire prominently displays organized, quick-hit information about nonprofit organizations. Over time, we’ll continue to work on bringing more nonprofit information into your search experience.”.

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Mizz Information: 5 Cool Pinterest Tools

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Mizz Information. Wednesday, March 21, 2012. 5 Cool Pinterest Tools. Source: via Maggie on Pinterest.

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Too Much Information


Information overload. This is the newest and greatest challenge of our information age: With all of the content published everyday, how can we make sense of it, organize it and reference it after the fact? Clearly we need some way to separate the wheat from the chaff. Recommender systems, such as Amazon uses, are one potential answer, but they’re a little hit or miss. The best judges of value are still people. Even better, are people like us.

Persistent versus Transient Information


Association Managers that are wondering why their members are not engaging on Facebook or any other online community that is primarily designed to be a social meeting place, may want to consider that online social communities are designed primarily for transient information and communication. Most do not deal well with persistent information because they were not designed for that. Persistent information does not go away.

Mizz Information: New Look for Mizz Information

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Mizz Information. New Look for Mizz Information. So there you have it.because I know it was killing you not knowing why Id suddenly changed the look of Mizz Information! Wednesday, July 13, 2011. You may have noticed that suddenly, this blog looks totally different. I started tinkering with it when I switched from the old commenting platform I was using (Echo comments) to Disqus. Why did I switch?

Mizz Information: Facebook Page Alert App SmackDown

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Mizz Information. Monday, January 24, 2011. Facebook Page Alert App SmackDown.

Mizz Information: Trendsetting

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Mizz Information. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Trendsetting. One of the good things about having a blog is that you can write about whatever you want.

Changes In The Information Cycle Are Driving Conference Education Reform

Velvet Chainsaw

Conferences (and associations) used to be the go-to source for information and content about a profession or industry. While not everyone wants to be a content creator, everyone has an interest in organizing and packing information in their own, unique way.

Washington in the Information Age

Beekeeper Group

The National Journal held a briefing yesterday on communications use and the state of the information landscape in Washington, DC. The presentation, entitled “Washington in the Information Age,” gave a comprehensive overview of media consumption in the District using data … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Congress Information National Journal Online News Social Media

Bye Squarespace--Mizz Information Has Moved

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Mizz Information has moved (again). This site isn't going anywhere (for now) but new Mizz Information posts will be going on Long story short. I hope to see you over there!


Mizz Information: Movie Recap 2011

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Mizz Information. Sunday, January 15, 2012. Movie Recap 2011. Photo by ToastyKen. (I I originally posted this on my other blog but am reposting here). Its that time of year again.time for my movie recap. In case you dont know this about me, Im obsessed with going to movies.

Survey Results Inform Literacy Group’s Next Steps

Associations Now

ILA is using this information to focus its attention on the issues that matter most. The survey gives us a way to inform the content we put together for members, expands their knowledge, and gets us all probing more deeply,” said Executive Director Marcie Craig Post.

Daily Buzz: An Offbeat Example of How Data Can Inform Anything

Associations Now

The post Daily Buzz: An Offbeat Example of How Data Can Inform Anything appeared first on Associations Now What your association can learn from Adam Sandler’s film career. Yes, you read that right.) Also: a psychological approach to collaboration.

Information Overload

Moving through the Association World

The past two days I spent locked away in a workshop going over the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard for personnel certification. As an organization we decided this was a top priority for us to accomplish and this was a first step as we prepare to file for pre-approval. We see this as a top priority because of the increasing interest and support of the government in ANSI Accredited programs, which will greatly benefit our certification base.

Mizz Information: Offlining it

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Mizz Information. Monday, May 9, 2011. Offlining it. Apparently Im not the only one with social media manager fatigue-- the post I wrote a few weeks ago ran on Social Media Today also and got WAY more comments than any posts on this blog ever get. It makes me wonder what the future of social media staffing will look like--will people who transitioned from something else to social media whatever look to transition back to whatever it was they moved away from in the first place?

Mizz Information: Community Manager Appreciation Day

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Mizz Information. Monday, January 23, 2012. Community Manager Appreciation Day. Photo by elkokoparrilla , on Flickr. Unless you are a community manager (and maybe not even then) you probably dont know that today is Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD). Well, guess what? It is!

Tips for Combating Information Obesity

Beekeeper Group

Earlier last week, I had the pleasure of attending a NetSquared DC meet-up featuring a discussion with Clay Johnson on his new book The Information Diet. Clay develops a clever metaphor throughout his book by comparing America’s overconsumption of junk … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Social Media Clay Johnson NetSquared DC The Information Diet