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Forrester Research analyst Sarah Rotman Epps coined a phrase Friday for something many have been talking about since Apple launched the iPad about six weeks ago. “Curated computing” refers to the way Apple staff examines each piece of software written for iPhone OS devices before allowing it into (or blocking it from) the App Store. Epps is almost certainly not among the first 10,000 people on the planet to observe that the iPhone OS does not allow users to install whatever programs they wish, unless the devices are jailbroken . For that reason, it’s tempting to write off her coinage as an attention-grabbing rehash of a well-worn meme — especially because she plans to take this show on the road at conferences to talk about this observation. That knowledge itself is anything but revelatory to anyone who has been paying even slight attention to what has already been said about the iPhone OS over the past few years. However, Epps is onto something with this word, curated .
As Georgina discussed , web content curation is nothing new, although if you go by the current frenzy surrounding the concept you’d think it was. Many sites, like BoingBoing and Arts & Letters Daily , for example, have been lovingly hand-picking content and serving it to audiences with specific interests or tastes for years. What is new, however, is that there are a growing number of tools that allow you to do your own curation, in your own image, for your own purposes.
This is my framing post for the August 4th #smchat I moderated on Content Curation for Twitter.
I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW.
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It's counter-intuitive--especially to Americans. But often less is more. When Erin Scime wrote a blog titled: "Content Strategist as Digital Curator", it's pretty clear that she didn't expect to stir up a whole lot of emotions and anger. Yet, that's what she did--at least in part. "I feel like there are a lot of bitter librarians out there," Scime told me. It's ironic, in part, because all her early training was in library sciences.
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By Christy Barksdale | Posted | 16 Comments | Filed in: Content Marketing Content marketing , the publishing of relevant, link-worthy content, has been all the rage for marketing professionals for several years.