Make a Blog Without Writing? Try Content Curation with Scoop.it!

One of my favorite things about the Internet is finding something new, funny, intriguing, or surprising to share with my friends. Sometimes, I write about the best stuff and share it here on Geek Mom Mashup. Other times, I just share the link, because I don’t feel like writing a whole blog post.

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Scoop.it Dashboard Heading


Recently, I tried Scoop.it‘s content curation system. It’s a cool service that lets you choose a topic and enter some keywords. Scoop.it searches the Internet and brings back news articles, blog posts, Twitter messages, and other stuff that seems related to your topic.

This is where the curation process starts. You view Scoop.it‘s suggestions and choose which ones are the best. Add your own intro, image and keywords, and click Publish! The story is posted to your own niche microsite, with built-in sharing tools. For an example of how it works, check out my topic pages.

Here are my Scoop.it topics:

You can make your topic pages more popular by choosing the best content, weeding out the unrelated or spammy search results, and sharing your published stories. You can also set up your account to automatically post to your other accounts, including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and WordPress.

Scoop.it‘s still in beta mode, but I have 9 invitations to share! If you’d like to try it, just leave me a comment below. It’s a fairly fun, and amazingly easy, way to gather and share the freshest stuff on the web.

Geek Crafts: nerdJERK

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Meta Knight by nerdJERK

As a geek and crafter, I’m always on the lookout for especially nerdy creations. Here is an excellent example! “nerdJERK” Stephanie Cortes, gamer, blogger, and crafter, does some amazing work with yarn and fabric. Check out this Meta Knight!

Stephanie specializes in Nintendo game characters, and you can see more of her amazing work at her Etsy shop and on her Flickr photostream.

I salute you for your contributions to Global Geekery, nerdJERK! Keep up the awesomeness!

How Steve Jobs Changed the World

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Steve Jobs Changed the World

I know Steve Jobs was not a god. I don’t worship him. I just have such a great appreciation for his ideas, and the things that grew out of them.

And although it might sound exaggerated, he really did change the world. Even for millions of people who never met him, it’s kind of like he was our friend.

He created things that we use and love. He made devices that we hold against our faces, and keep in pockets over our hearts. Many of us regard our pet gadgets as trusty sidekicks. We sleep with them, eat with them, and emote over them.

He changed the world because he affected every Apple user individually, and gave us something in common where there might not have been anything there before.

Thank you for making the world a better place, Steve. 🙂

Steve Jobs, Rest In Peace

I’m sad that Steve Jobs has died today. I’ve always appreciated the careful design and engineering of his company’s products. He was a visionary and a Geek Legend. Here is a commencement speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005. It’s a great speech. Rest In Peace, Steve.

Angry Birds Halloween Costumes Are Here!

The wildly popular game “Angry Birds” has achieved near global notoriety as an addictively fun, time-gobbling pastime. So it’s really no surprise that you can dress as an Angry Bird or Pig for Halloween, or for your next Bird/Pig costume party. Here are some of the possibilities. Just click a picture to shop!

Rovio Angry Birds - Black Angry Bird Adult CostumeRovio Angry Birds - Red Angry Bird Adult Costume

Rovio Angry Birds - King Pig Adult CostumeRovio Angry Birds - King Pig Mask
Rovio Angry Birds - Yellow Angry Bird Adult CostumeRovio Angry Birds - Yellow Angry Bird Mask

Old Floppy Drives do Darth Vader Duet

Fans of the Star Wars films know how powerful the “Imperial March” theme is. It’s the ominously dark, majestic theme that accompanies Darth Vader’s evil presence in the movies. Well, you may have seen Star Wars and prequels and its sequels a hundred times, but you’ve never heard the theme like this! Here are two old disk drives doing the “Darth Vader Duet.” This is the perfect combination of art and technology. Enjoy!

Source: Silent.org.pl