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‘Content Shock’, Curation and The Golden Opportunity

‘Content Shock’, Curation and The Golden Opportunity | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
At what point does the exponential increase in content production make the cost of trying to grab and hold attention no longer cost-effective?
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Quite a stir was made a week ago, when Mark Schaefer published his Content Shock article on the businessesgrow blog.

 

A paraphrasing of the question he asked was, ‘At what point does the exponential increase in content production make the cost of trying to grab and hold attention no longer cost-effective?’

 

The topic resonated me as well as many others and the responses were swift, including  Shel Holtz, Sonia Simone of Copyblogger and Marty Smith, the first two of which are discussed in the piece published in curatti.com (Marty’s piece was published too late to be included).

 

 

We don’t feel that Content Shock is something that any of us need to be concerned over. 

 

Let’s not forget that

 

As content continues to grow, search keeps pace by constantly improving. “

 

Semantic Search may be beyond most people now, but it will become a part of everyone’s life even if in the same mysterious way that a car engine helps that wonderful machine convey us from point A to point B.”

 

And amongst those who stand to gain from the situation are:

 

“Discerning Curators who understand the needs of their readers because they are consumers of the same content, only sharing what blows them away!”

 

… a statement which is at least partly backed up here by an end user perspective:

 

When I need to research something, I go to a few trusted sources and get what I want, when I want it.”

 

 

The message to readers is: “If someone is out there filtering the deluge of articles that you might otherwise have to work your own way through…. it removes the burden of you having to deal with the ever growing content mountain.”

 

So is Content Shock real?  With all the excellent curators and filtering tools available ....... Only for those who insist on reading every source for themselves


Reviewed and written by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

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Massimo, thank you, happy you liked the article
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Why Thought Leaders Need Provocateurs

Why Thought Leaders Need Provocateurs | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
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This piece was written by Andy Capaloff for Curatti
Collaboration across multiple skillsets is essential in any advancement, whether in the social sphere or in business.  Just as a good curator adds context related to their readership and an observation on the running of a small business can help take it to the next level, so input from people outside of the current thought leadership sphere can catapult conversations to new heights.
 
There are different types of smarts, and just because you may not feel that your writing matches up those involved in innovations that you are drawn to, does not mean that your input, providing a new angle, will not provide an ingredient that nobody even realized was missing.
 
Here are some highlights:
Technology and Social Media are branching out into many new forms at a rate few if any can keep up with.  Inevitably, natural selection comes into play, ensuring that even some of the best ideas barely see the light of day.
 
There is huge value in “multiple skillsets being employed in any process, with questions being asked by the non-experts or those with complementary skills”
 
There comes a point when a different viewpoint borne of different experiences and knowledge become essential to lift any great idea towards a new, far greater plateau
 
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Why Context is so Important in Business Today

Why Context is so Important in Business Today | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by R "Ray" Wang for softwareinsider, there are great insights and strategy for businesses who want to stay ahead of the curve.


Here are the highlights of this article:


Intro:


The Real-Time is Filled with Flaws


The hype around big data, social media, and mobility has many folks imagining the real-time enterprise in the future of work, next generation customer experiences, matrix commerce, or the data to decisions journey.


While real-time theoretically leads to quicker information and faster response times, t.he reality requires closer examination for three reasons:


Here is a brief overview:


1. Customers ad employees only want engagement aligned with self interest


**Relevancy of information is required for customers and employees to respond


**Real-time interactions quickly evolve into noise.


2. No human can truly handle the volume and flow of real-time interactions.


3. Real time is not fast enough - Reaction does not lead to a better customer experience or employee interaction


Delivering context is the secret to right time success


Context provides the key ingredient in improving outcome


Why? Context provides the relevancy required for not only anticipation, but also prediction


The Bottom line: Start with Seven Dimensions of Context Drivers:


"In the design of an engagement strategy, success will require organizations to factor the seven dimensions of context drivers."


Context drivers:


relationships, time, location, business process, role, sentiment, intent


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Marketers Must Become Curators to Help Internet Users Who Are Drowning in Data

Marketers Must Become Curators to Help Internet Users Who Are Drowning in Data | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it


This piece was written by Jean-Paul De Clerck for Selligent. I selected it because it reconfirms what we already know as consumers of content and as content marketers trying to reach their audiences.  


Magnify's  "Digital Lifestyle" research shows that it's becoming more difficult for so-called professional web users to:


**cope with the stream of communication and


**to distinguish essential information from less important information.


A massive tidal wave in figures


**64% of the participants said that the information they receive had increased over 50% in comparison to the previous year


**Nearly 73% of the respondents described the information overload with superlative terms souch as a "roaring river" or a massive tital wave


It is simply becoming more difficult for people to filter information. And it's very important to realize that this is not caused by technology only, and that it will not be solved by technology.


**In their interactions with consumers and customers, companies have a responsibility to make it as easy and valuable as possible for people.


Here are some takeaways:


**Simplify your cross-channel messaging: improve and personalize your communication


**Marketers must ensure that their messages are targeted and synchronized.


**They should avoid overlapping communication and marketing fatigue. Read white paper 


**They should also let people choose their own communication channels more.


**Provide alternatives, because people will increasingly search for them in their quest for coping with information.


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Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/x46IR4]


Curatti was founded to address this issue and much more. Please visit us at our fan page.

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The Curated Web

The Curated Web | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Brittany Morin wrote this piece for the Huffington Post


I thought this was good article, great observations and a real grasp on curation and how to do it effectively. I'm going to refrain from reposting all the gems in this post  and instead give a commentary on something she said which I thought was a bit shortsighted.  


Here's what caught my attention:


"I believe that the people best poised to be curators of the Internet are those from the Facebook Generation -- the first generation of native web citizens, mainly people in their 20s or early 30s who have grown up with the web and can navigate, scour, synthesize and then publish the best of what's out there on a daily basis because they practically live online. It is our generation that will also be able to more easily understand where new opportunities lie because they can quickly pinpoint where the gaps are in content, services, and products."


My response:


She is right that people in their 20's or 30's are indeed well equipped to curate the web especially for their own age group as well as others for all the reasons she states.


Having said that, there are people of all ages who have been on the web for years, myself included, who have built relationships and have the ability to spot trends, gaps and potential opportunities. I seriously doubt that people in that age group know what people in their 40's, 50's & 60's might need in a trusted source or have access or the ability to ferret out every potential opportunity on the web. I would be careful about making global statements like that.


**What if people of all ages contributed to a topic together, can you imagine the collective intelligence that could come from that?


What will set a good curator apart from a person who just aggregates links is the context they can add.  Their perspective will have been gained through the humility and wisdom of life experience and can add great richness to the original content.  To be sure, I have met many wonderful GenYers who have these traits in abundance, but this is one area where a few extra years and a few extra miles can help.


Content is the new currency of the web, it is meant to be a door opener, to invite others into the conversation, building thought leadership and authority. The more people that contribute by giving comments or adding another level of context, not only does it add to our knowledge but it can build community.


I think there is an enormous opportunity for anyone who has the passion, knowledge expertise and committment to select the very best content, fact check for accuracy and is willing to put in the time to learn how to curate succesfully.


Commentary by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"


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Ove Christensen's comment, November 17, 2011 4:03 AM
Quality curation is not based on age gruoups but on engagement, openness, knowledge, context and a lot of other stuff - but claiming that a curators age is something of particular interest is rubbish to me.
janlgordon's comment, November 17, 2011 11:53 AM
Hi Ove, As you know I agree with you - curation is moving towards "collective intelligence" it's a wonderful time to expand our knowledge, build community and who knows what lies beyond the horizon.
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Whether You Like It or Not Marketers Future Is About Curation

Whether You Like It or Not Marketers Future Is About Curation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article:

"The ability to see what is valid (or a “reliable, relevant resource” to use the jargon of a teacher without a classroom) is becoming so incredibly important for both learners, marketers and citizens in general.
 

Those who have the ability to curate, or a strong notion of what curation implies, are the ones who will be leaders in this new century.

The rest of us will be following them, learning from them and adopting/dropping their stream of breadcrumbs as they mark the way.


As affiliate marketers, we’d do well to learn all we can so that we can become those curators in the industry.


Read more:  http://paypertrends.com/2011/11/first-droppers-and-curation/


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5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch

5 Reasons Content Discovery Tools Need a Human Touch | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it


I really liked this article by Romain Goday from Darwin Ecosystem about content discovery tools and particularly the way he described the element of the "human touch" and why they go hand and hand.


His description of the human part of the equation eloquently describes the process of a content curation.


Intro:


Content discovery tools have been trending towards taking over an increasing part of the selection process by filtering out information.


Content Selection Should Remain a Vital Part of the User Experience


Excerpt:


While tools carry the advantage of computing and aggregating information quickly on the user’s behalf, the user possesses a number of natural skills that tools cannot adequately take the place of.


Here are a few of the most important ones, as they relate to selecting and identifying relevant content:


Users are contextual thinkers:


The relevance of a piece of information depends highly on the context of the informational need.


The motivation and goal of the user determines what information is important and what information is not.


Users possess relevant expertise: The user’s expertise helps them to predict the implications of a particular event.


It also allows the user to identify anomalies that take place in the usual development of an event based on their experience with the topic.


Users make sense of patterns: The human brain can easily understand the relationships between multiple events.


This ability to interpret patterns is critical to understand and identify what is going on and how it’s developing.


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12 Most Effective Strategies for Corporate Blog Curation

12 Most Effective Strategies for Corporate Blog Curation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This is a great piece by guest blogger, Sam Fiorella @samfiorella who is s a globetrotting interactive marketing strategist, a highly respected blogger and much more.


The rest of this article can be read at:  http://bit.ly/oBblml


This piece is really for anyone who is curating content, whether you're a personal brand or in a corporation.


I can personally tell you that this blog is one of the best out there for consistently providing quality content.


Here is an excerpt:


A strategy some corporations find successful is to curate 3rd party industry content instead of that which their internal teams created.


**This tactic becomes increasingly important for businesses wishing to evolve into a Social Enterprise, which is (in part) defined by their transparency & openness with their audience and community at large.


Here are a few gems that caught my attention: To paraphrase,


****Consider archival relevancy -


**This is very important because content curation is the new search. Your content should be timely for today but think about tomorrow and the future when people are researching on the topics that you curate.


For business, this is crucial that your brand or company shows up as an SME (subject matter expert) in this area.


 ****A content filter is the relevancy of the content when reviewed in the future. If someone searches your archived blog posts, will that content be historically relevant?


In addition, this is also important,


****Focus on recency


If you look at the best curated corporate e-newsletters, you’ll discover that the articles shared are rarely older than 14 days.


****In the best cases they are less than 3 – 5 days old.


****Recency or “freshness” of content is critical to make the audience feel like they are “in the know” if they continue to subscribe to your blog/RSS feed.


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Context Will Drive The Future Of Web Content Management

Context Will Drive The Future Of Web Content Management | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Written By Tom Wentworth Web content management is at the most significant inflection point in its 15-year history. It's now all about the context.


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Relevant article about the future of content and what you need to know to be effective whether you're selling a product or service, blogging or curating content.


For curators, it's important to know why you're curating, who your audience is and what they need from the content you select. In many cases,  people might be coming to your site to find up to date information on a given topic to keep up with the changes in the marketplace.


If that's the case, it's important for you to point out trends, patterns, reviews or another layer of context to help your readers understand what's happening, how they can personally use this information to build their business or help them personally.


Here's one of the things that caught my attention:


****Context defines a visitor’s Web experience. If a visitor has come to a site through a search, he doesn’t want to click through multiple, slow-loading, hard-to-read pages to find a single piece of information.


**If visitors are on your site to make a purchase, it is imperative they experience the same level of checkout/shopping cart convenience that they would in the brick-and-mortar world.


**If a prospect has arrived on a landing page via an e-mail marketing campaign, Sales and Marketing definitely wants that page to display correctly on any device the prospect is using.


****“Delighting customers doesn’t build loyalty,” note the authors of a recent Harvard Business Review article.


****“Reducing their effort — the work they must do to get their problem solved — does.”


****Showing an understanding for the customer and respecting the manner they want to interact breeds loyalty.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/08/30/context-will-drive-the-future-of-web-content-management/

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Curatti.com Launches Editors of Chaos ScentTrail Marketing

Curatti.com Launches Editors of Chaos ScentTrail Marketing | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
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I want to thank you Marty Smith, who is one of the top scoopers, bloggers and amazing friend anyone could ever have. He wrote this   wonderful piece on the launch of Curatti.


Jan Gordon:


It has been a long time coming I have always been passionate about new media and technology and how it impacts our everyday lives. My purpose was to help others stay current and informed. My vision was Curatti, a place where you could go to find the best information, tools and resources all in one place. Lots more to come in the coming months.

 

I created Curatti because as we all know, there is just too much content, too many changes everytime we turn around, not enough insights and most of all business people need to understand what information pertains to their needs and how they can utilize it to build sustainable businesses now and in the future.


Curatti is committed to giving you only the best information and content from bloggers and curators that are doing outstanding things to shape the future of business.


We hope you will visit Curatti, we welcome suggestions on future posts, that address the concerns and challenges you're having in your business today. Now my journey can become our journey as we navigate the digital world together.


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What is The Value of Questions and How Can Your Business Benefit From Them?

What is The Value of Questions and How Can Your Business Benefit From Them? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
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This post was written by Andy Capaloff for Curatti


I love this article because as curator and a business owner being a provacateur is essential in instigating conversation and taking a topic to another level which can lead to all kinds of opportunities. There's an art to asking questions and this just first of many pieces on this topic that you'll find on Curatti


Something to ponder.......


How can you use leverage questions to benefit your business?


Can monetary value be placed on questions?  Not really, as there are too many variables involved. But depending on the timing and manner of delivery, questions can be the ingredient that spurs innovation and growth.

 

Here's are a few highlights:

 

The rhetorical question can spur conversation and wake up a

slumbering ideas process


The joking question can lift a mood


The incisive question can take a brilliant idea into a different stratosphere


The personal question can tell a person struggling in solitude that someone in the world cares


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Social is Changing Everything - Here's What You Need to Know

Social is Changing Everything - Here's What You Need to Know | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Jay Deragon because his insights and suggesgtions are like a beacon in the chaos of change.  This piece is no exception. Tto paraphrase:


Social is changing so rapidly, it's impossible to create a plan when you have a moving target. The only solution at this point in time is to dive in and learn quickly.


Here's what caught my attention:


**The evolution of the web is accelerating with new tools, new discoveries and the subsequent market dynamics effected by these changes.


**As more and more conversations begin to impact business models, market relations and the supply and demand equations the more traditional mind sets try and fit these changes into the old box.



**Most executives are totally disconnected from the dynamics created by all things social.


**Yet the same executives expect their managers to come up with a plan to use this thing called social media.


**If you ask someone for a plan that neither you or they understand you’ll get a plan that doesn’t create anything new


**it only addresses all things social in context to what they know


**What they know is not what they need to know.


Takeaways:


**the plan ought to be more about understanding, learning and adapting to the new marketplace dynamics that are changing your relationships with buyers


**Guy Kawasaki says: "Don't plan social media just do it!"


**Doc Searle wrote The Cluetrain Manifesto 

which Jay refers to in this piece, I highly recommend it, it's like a roadmap for everything discussed in this article.


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Alessio Manca's comment, June 5, 2012 12:18 PM
Agreed 101% "Most executives are totally disconnected from the dynamics created by all things social."
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 25, 2012 7:41 PM
Thanks for the pickup Jesus. Marty
janlgordon's comment, July 26, 2012 10:48 AM
Thanks for your input Marty! I think it's possible for anyone to catch up in social if they have a clear purpose and intent, know who their audience is and serve them with excellent solutions on a consistent basis. Obviously, this is a longer discussion, many great books out there, haven't read the one you suggest and will take a look at that.
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How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following

How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas wrote this piece and as always, he gives you some great ideas on how to strategically use content that adresses the needs of your audience.


He refers to blogging but the same applies when you're curating content and using 10 different addictive types of content that attracts readership like a magnet. 


This is when:


**You're providing solutions through content that addresses their pain points 


**When you consistently add your knowledge and expertise to the mix, you can become the "Go To Portal" for your subscribers.


Excerpt:


"One thing to keep in mind is that every business or reader has day to day challenges and problems that they want help in solving. Helping people find solutions and ideas is an easy way to provide addictive content"


Here are a few addictive content types.


**When you look at these and the others, be thinking about ways you can use these themes to find and curate content for your audience.


Mega Lists


**A long list of tips, tactics and answers that provide people with a resource that maps out many ideas that they can go back to as a reference have proven to work well.


Research


**The latest research provides signposts for future planning and validates and lends credibility to strategies.


**Research does need to be presented with well formatted articles that allow skimming and scanning for “time poor” excecutives!


****Bullet points, screen shots and subtitles are all important elements to provide easy reading.


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When Everyone is Tweeting, Who is Paying Attention?

When Everyone is Tweeting, Who is Paying Attention? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Food for thought from Toddi Gutner for Business2Community:


I found this piece particularly interesting and wanted to call your attention to it. It's one of those things we all experience everyday, but do we really stop to ask ourselves this question:


****Are You Mobilizing Communities or Just a Voice in the Crowd?


I've personally covered events online, tweeting the main points live and although I was able to filter and capture the essence of what was going on, I had to go back and really absorb the information and then try to apply it to my business effectively. (not always an easy task) :-)


It's a juggling act but one I think we're all experiencing on one level or another.


Excerpt:


Continuous Partial Attention (CPA) is the process of paying simultaneous but superficial attention to a number of sources of incoming information.


This term, coined by writer and consultant Linda Stone in 1998, aptly describes the scene at the recent Council of Public Relations Firms Critical Issues Forum on Social Revolution:


This is what particularly caught my attention:


**What was the unintended consequence (UC) - these being outcomes that are not intended by a purposeful action?


**They can be positive, negative or have a perverse effect contrary to what was originally intended.



****So are there any unintended consequences to compulsively tweeting from an event or otherwise?


This is a question I have yet to answer. It is sort of like waiting to see what the side effects of a drug will be years after it has been approved.


One UC of CPA may be that peoples’ attention spans (already truncated by USA Today and sound bite television) and


**related ability for analytic thought will be reduced to nanoseconds.


I'd love to hear your Thoughts?


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 28, 2011 3:20 PM
I just rescooped this article because I found it in another source, but here I look further into your collection and find it. I'm curating on the topic information overload and coping skills. I believe that curation can help you pay attention. I experienced this myself .. I was a conference. Many people were tweeting. I was tracking it with storify - doing content curation in real time with twitter versus tweeting helped me pay attention, quickly put together a coherrent record of what happened and make it unstandable to people not in the room.
janlgordon's comment, November 28, 2011 3:59 PM
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I have covered a few conferences in real-time and it definitely makes you pay attention on more than one level. Being able to put it in a cohesive manner helping people understand what's happening is an art in itself and something you do very well.
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How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following

How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas wrote this piece and as always, he gives you some great ideas on how to strategically use content that adresses the needs of your audience.


He refers to blogging but the same applies when you're curating content and using 10 different addictive types of content that attracts readership like a magnet. 


This is when:


**You're providing solutions through content that addresses their pain points 


**When you consistently add your knowledge and expertise to the mix, you can become the "Go To Portal" for your subscribers.


Excerpt:


"One thing to keep in mind is that every business or reader has day to day challenges and problems that they want help in solving. Helping people find solutions and ideas is an easy way to provide addictive content"


Here are a few addictive content types.


**When you look at these and the others, be thinking about ways you can use these themes to find and curate content for your audience.


Mega Lists


**A long list of tips, tactics and answers that provide people with a resource that maps out many ideas that they can go back to as a reference have proven to work well.


Research


**The latest research provides signposts for future planning and validates and lends credibility to strategies.


**Research does need to be presented with well formatted articles that allow skimming and scanning for “time poor” excecutives!


****Bullet points, screen shots and subtitles are all important elements to provide easy reading.


Curated by JanLGordon covering  "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"


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Content Curation (Real Time) vs. Automation - The Value Differential

Content Curation (Real Time) vs. Automation - The Value Differential | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Robin Good found this wonderful piece


A short article by Jay Pinkert, but pointing to an increasingly critical issue for anyone interested in curation. The value differential.

From the article: "The essence of curation, then, is the curator’s informed and discriminating point of view and active participation.

 

As with most endeavors that require extra personal attention and effort, there’s strong temptation to look for shortcuts – that means you, Paper.li and Summify.

 

It’s worth noting that Twitter ranking/management clients like TwitCleaner classify tools that auto-aggregate and auto-tweet your content feed as “app spam.”

 

Over-reliance on those tools can negatively impact your social media profile and rankings, and those items are less likely to be stichared than ones you’ve clearly considered and bundled on your own."


However, there are other applications that help make the work of genuine curation more manageable.


Four of the most promising content curation tools are:


*Storify

*Scoop.it  (Jan)   I love Scoopit! Easy to use, online community, looks good

*Curated.by

*Pearltrees


Read full article: [http://bit.ly/vF801i]


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, November 2, 2011 2:39 PM
Thanks for pointing this out Robin: we totally editorial control is key as that's what brings the essential human touch needed when curating.
janlgordon's comment, November 2, 2011 3:17 PM
Thanks for posting this Robin, it's something that I think we all need to pay attention to - part of curating is having conversations, stimulating new thought, collaboration and opinions - it's hard to do that if you're automating your content. Having said that, many of us are on different time zones, kind of hard to converse in real time. Curation is a work in progress....
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Content Curators Will Change The Way We Consume Information On The Web

 This is a great article on curation from Finger Tips Music. There is much confusion out there, some people say content curation is just a buzz word, it is so much more and what I've highlighted below is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

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Here's what caught my attention:

 

Curating is not just filtering

 

****Curators must keep selections to a rigorous minimum.

 

**One long-running model is the site Very Short List, which selects but one thing a day to inform you about.

 

****The difference between filtering and curating is, however, more than quantitative.

 

******A curator aims to present web content in a manner that removes it from the medium’s inherent endlessness as well as its relentless robotic-ness.

 

****** This can be done only with the care and attention of an individual intelligence.

 

*******A curator, alive to context and nuance, has a voice, a sensibility, a vibe; there is something inherently idiosyncratic about curating.

 

http://www.fingertipsmusic.com/?p=7732

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