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It all started with the printing press. The printing press was the first piece of technology that enabled information to pass rapidly to the world's people. Because of it, books and newspapers were created that inspired uprisings and cultural transformations in religion, government and society.
The internet is stuffed with so much content that it long ago passed the point where we could hope to absorb even a small chunk of it. That’s called saturation point which leads to user fatigue (or fear of one’s head imploding from the inside). It isn’t pretty and the people aren’t happy. Accepting the general consensus that we need more not less content in our daily lives thanks to numerous channels, platforms and devices we seem to rely on, there’s only one real solution – we have to start organizing it. Not even the might of Google can keep up with content production, and searching the internet has become as frustrating as sweeping leaves in the middle of a tornado.
12 apps for curating
Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The We
Posted by Tom Foremski - April 12, 2010 My buddy Dave Galbraith is the first person I remember to first start talking about curation and the Internet, several years ago. He even named his company Curations, and created a tool/site for curation: Wists . And his site SmashingTelly - is great example of curation, a hand-picked collection of great videos. Today, much is written about curation and the Internet but it all seems mostly talk because we don't really have the tools we need. Curation seems to be just a new way to describe things like blogging and "Editor's Picks."
Curation: The Next Big Thing?
Digital curation is the selection, [ 1 ] preservation , maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Digital curation establishes, maintains and adds value to repositories of digital data for present and future use. [ 2 ] This is often accomplished by archivists, librarians, scientists, historians, and scholars. Enterprises are starting to utilize digital curation to improve the quality of information and data within their operational and strategic processes. [ 4 ] Successful digital curation will mitigate digital obsolescence, keeping the information accessible to users indefinitely. The term curation in the past commonly referred to museum and library professionals.
Curation Apps & Bookmarking
Thoughts on Curation