Monday, February 14, 2011

Why I Love curateDE!

Overwhelmed by all the design content that's out there? Well, now there's curateDE! The brainchild of interior designer Raji Radhakrishna and her techie husband Murali Narasimhan, curateDE is the design aficionado's digest. Think of it as a curated version of design magazines and blog posts, featuring those articles and posts that other design lovers have recommended via twitter.

How do you use curateDE?: First, log in with your facebook or twitter account. From 50+ sources, select the ones that you would like to read and add to "Your Sources". This will automatically edit and leave out the ones you are not interested in. You can select up to a maximum of 30 sources ( which is a maximum of 200 articles/posts). Every time you visit curateDE, you can quickly browse through the article lead-ins in "MY Page" and click on those you want to read more about, which then takes you to the article's original sources. In my opinion, that's a huge plus that makes curateDE stand out from other portals.

curateDE is designed to "ping" the latest articles and posts posted on web sites and blogs when they are "tweeted" by some one. Similar to an RSS feed except it's been designed it to only ping a portion or one photograph and only the first couple of text lines on the original post or article. The more the article/post is tweeted/shared, the more likely it will appear on curateDE. I also love the Wednesday and Sunday curateDE Edition. In the last month, I've come across great design content I normally wouldn't have if it wasn't for curateDE. Be sure to check it out.

To join in all the fun, I've recently created a twitter account for My Notting Hill here & installed a share button at the end of each post. (...no need to give details on how long it took me to figure that out.)

Back tomorrow to start off a week devoted to Scott Antiques Market & the amazing design stores of Atlanta.

11 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Headed that way! Can't wait to see your photographs from Scott's.
Teresa
xoxo

Benjamin said...
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alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Sounds great! Heading to check it out, AND to follow you on Twitter - can't wait to "tweet" ya!

quintessence said...

Sounds like a fabulous idea. Will be going there to check it out next! Am now following you on Twitter - welcome!!

Semigloss Chic said...

How fabulous, thanks for sharing!

Ideezine said...

It's all good! Happy Valentine's Day!

pretty pink tulips said...

Technology is not my real forte...but this sounds really interesting. Maybe I'll figure it out one day. I'll follow you on twitter thought. That is something I'm finally figuring out!!

Inspirational Sketchbook said...
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Inspirational Sketchbook said...

What a great thing! Heading over for a look see, but have no idea how to tweet!

Danielle said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing! I met Raji last year, while redesigning a women's shelter in Virginia. She is brilliant! She put up this huge wall mural in the main living space for the women that was tremendously rich looking. And every interior that I have seen from her has been gorgeous as well. Can't wait peruse curateDE!!!

Fauxology said...

I'll have to check this site out, thank you! Started following you on Twitter! :)

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