So, I'm a school librarian trying to make a buck on the side Since Google Ate My Lunch (curse you Larry and Sergey!) I spend much of my time trawling the Net for clips and articles for teachers and then use Scoopit to organize everything into subject-specific Scoops -you can check them out here. Once I have about ten new items I forward them to the relevant teachers as a newsletter. I often re-post the material to Reddit.
Now, it seems that there is a market for fresh, interesting content which is not yet visible on all the aggregating platforms. From reading the literature it appears that there are companies and individuals who want to maintain a visible social media profile and want to include content (apart from in-house material) which demonstrates a broad concern for their constituency (ie customers, colleagues etc) and distinguishes them in their field-so that people actually look forward to their tweets or posts.
The question is-is there possibly a market for someone with the skills and inclination to hunt down fresh content for this purpose? My idea would be to work with the client to identify how they want to present themselves online and the kinds of content they want and then use keywords, Feedly...all that good stuff to provide them with solid content. Or I could work with a social media team which handles their account. If this sparks off any ideas please let me have your input!
Thanks and take care, Andrew