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Lately it seems you can’t go a day watching Robert Scoble’s Twitter feed without a mention of social media curation. Everyday I get some message on Twitter from one of my followers regarding their “today’s newspaper” which was made up of Twitter updates.
At the TechCocktail breakfast last week, a new startup focused on social media curation presented their service. Keepstream is a social media curation tool and the founders suggest it is similar to Digg and Delicious. They are setup to help you keep a record of tweets, Facebook quotes and other social content. They note that there aren’t any good ways to do this today.
After you begin to save content on Keepstream, you can embed a widget with that content into your website or blog. Keepstream also offers a bookmarklet so you can easily store items to your “collections”. The collections can be set as “public” so you can share a collection with others.
The product they have built to-date is very creation-centric using Twitter. Going forward they play to use the Activity Streams APIs to allow the service to integrate with other services including Facebook likes.
The goal is to move towards a reader-centric service where they can create collections of real-time content around topics. I guess this means they will be a SEO play to some extent.
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