July 11, 2011

Bundlr – Curate Content On Demand

Gone are the days when the only source of news was the morning paper. Information comes in from every direction now, and Bundlr is a tool that people can use to keep everything straight. Whether a person is gathering information for a presentation, a research report, or an investigative article, the reality is that information can come from all different types of sources. Bundlr has created a way for individual users to gather online articles, photos, videos, and tweets and share this content with others in a way that makes sense and is easy to view.

Create your first bundle by signing into Bundlr with a Facebook or Twitter account. Once you’ve authorized the app and dragged the Bundlr bookmarklet to your browser toolbar, you can get started gathering content about whatever topic it is that interests you. Let’s say you’re publishing a report on a recent protest in your town. You’ll want to gather stories from your local newspaper and neighborhood blogs, of course. But you’ll be missing a large part of the story if you don’t also seek out information from social media sources at the same time. Bundlr makes it easy to curate social media messages, videos, and photos. It even supports a number of the most popular photo, video, and news services so you can gather content without having to fuss over embed codes and HTML. When all the information and content you’ve put together is ready, you can grab the embed code and publish it anywhere you like.

Although Bundlr is not the only curation and aggregation tool of its kind on the market right now, it does offer an interface that is extremely user friendly. It also offers integration with more media services than its competitors. Bundlr is a tool that expands far beyond the journalism professional. Teachers, students, and business professionals can all find their own unique ways to get use out of this interesting app.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a presentation on a recent world event for school
  • Curate data and reports for an investigative article
  • Put a current event in context by using tweets, photos, and videos to illustrate your point
  • Save all the media reports about a specific topic in one central location

Insider Tips:

  • Bundlr offers integration with YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter, Wikipedia, Scribd, and AudioBoo
  • Users can quickly save content by using the Bundlr bookmarklet tool
  • Completed bundles can be embedded on other sites
  • People can search for existing bundles by keyword or user

What we liked:

  • Bundlr has created a way for people to save different types of media content in one place
  • People can create multiple bundles about whatever topics they find interesting
  • Journalists can use Bundlr to create comprehensive news packages
  • Bundlr makes it easy to add photos and videos to a report about current news events

What we didn’t like:

  • Bundlr is very similar to Storify, another curation tool that many people have already started using


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Coimbra, Portugal
  • Founded by: Filipe Batista and Sérgio Santos
  • Web site:


  • Free


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