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Tony Karrer wrote this post on September 7, 2011 - I find it extremely relevant and am interested in looking at the possibility of curators collaborating on content around a specific topic and how that might evolve in the future.
I had the priviledge of listening to Clay Shirky today talk about harvesting collective wisdom and the implications of that. There are no accidents as this piece seems to be exploring an aspect of this subject.
Tony is reacting to a blog post he read, Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. He has some very good observations, too many to list but I've highlighted a few things to set the tone for the article.
Three Major Trends in Curation
**From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before.
**Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.
**From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant.
**From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.
****How do these trends interact? This is particularly interesting to me and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve.
****Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and
****curation focuses on people instead of individual content.
**Build it, and they will come, is dead.
Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"
This slideshare is by Gideon Rosenblatt and as always Gideon's perspective and presentation is relevant to anyone who participates online for business, (non-profits, education, brands).
Gideon Rosenblatt: Excerpt from a few highlights below:
Writers and information curators strongly influence readers
**and that led to people using social networks to connect information networks - We became "information networkers"
Here are some highlights that caught my attention:
**The web is an information network connected by web links
**A community is a social network connected by relationships
**Google+ used our web links to make it easier to use our information networks
**Google+ made it easier for us to use social networks to find people we never would have known though interest graphs
**Our social networks subtly changed - they were no longer just connections with friends - they now included other people with interesting information to share
**Writers and information curators strongly influence readers
**To fulfill its mission, Google needed a social network to help organize informtion networks - Google+ was born
**Google+ isn't competing with Facebook to build the world's best "social graph" - It's using the social graph to build the world's best interest graph
**The "Influence Graph" Map the flow of content through our social connections and you find the interest graph
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation & Social Business"
See slideshare here: [http://bit.ly/Nmd1xe
Great piece written by one of our digital leaders, Toby Daniels. He is the CEO of Crowdcxentric & founder of Social Media Week which has been taking place all week in Los Angeles, tomorrow is the last day.
Here's what caught my attention:
So, what’s next?
We’re currently witnessing a global shift in how we connect and communicate. At a macro level the major pillars of our societies – economies, governments, industries – are all experiencing mass disruption because of social media. And out of this mass disruption has emerged a new generation of digital leaders who, I believe, are helping to build a new network of human intelligence on a global scale.
This new network will function as the infrastructure on which everything will be built in the future – and Social Media Week’s goal is to understand how it’s evolving, what the emerging trends are, and how this will impact people, commerce and society on a global scale.
This applies to companies across all verticals. In 2011, we're going to see businesses that have social media fully integrated into their business models begin to take a much bigger stake of their respective markets.