JohnRoy - 7:20 pm on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 9:53 pm (utc) on Jul 12, 2012]
what distinguishes "a citation" from "a link"?
Anyone aware any G patents that elucidate the/a distinction - between a link that's "merely a link" and a "link that's citation"?
..difference would be something along the lines someone actually writing something *about* you, or your site, and including a link...
But what I would consider to be a *citation* might be one I got recently from the tourist section of a state .gov who wrote a blog post saying "Here's this resource, and this is what you'll find, and so-and-so runs it, and this is why you might find it useful". That's a whole lot more than just a link that says "click here". Can't imagine Google wouldn't pay attention to that sort of thing.
And now comes CONTENT CURATION
(which was btw mentioned in that Eric/Matt Interview).
An interesting aspect of the culture of sharing on social networks is that of content curation. This is the act of pointing your followers to content from other people...
Essentially the idea is that you find things that interest you and share them. If you become known as "always finding the good stuff" people will eagerly follow you even if you don't do much in the way of original content...
If you do online book or music reviews, you're curating content. When you blog about other people's work you're curating content.
Content curated from http://www.webinknow.com/2011/02/content-curation.html [webinknow.com]
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[edited by: tedster at 9:53 pm (utc) on Jul 12, 2012]