Searching for good content on a particular topic is not an easy process, every day there are more and more tools and resources to make the curator's job more efficient. This is a work in progress but definitely an important step in clearing out the noise and overload. I think we all have to be patient and relax during this time of transition.
From Neiman Reports:
As a clue to why I am convinced this approach will accelerate as a Web practice, I turn again to the Digital Lifestyle Survey in which a healthy majority (61.3 percent) of the respondents agreed with this concept: "I consider the content I share part of who I am." Skillful sharing of information through channels of community filtering and personal recommendations will fulfill people's sense of digital identity as content curators. And this leads to a different kind of content consumer, one who will do less surfing of the Web and instead turn to curated content delivered by trusted sources.
Journalism isn't going to be any less important. In fact, as information gets messier and noisier, those who possess the skills to recognize important stories, find themes, provide context, and explain the significance of pieces of information will be critically important. Instead of reminiscing about the good old days—as we long for the relative quiet and lack of disruption we had then—let's take what we know how to do as journalists and find the best way to use these skills to tell stories and provide essential information.