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Web curation trend
Google News ranks sixth among online news sites, with just under 15 million unique visitors, behind MSNBC , AOL News , CNN and the New York Times , according to Nielsen. Started in 2002, the service flipped the traditional way that people consumed news on its head.
Steve Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net , a video Curation and Publishing platform. Rosenbaum is a blogger, video maker and documentarian.
When I read a post like the one written by the always-on-and-everywhere Robert Scoble, “ The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators ,” I want to say, “Curation just isn’t the right word to describe what we’re doing here.”
Posted by Hal Varian, Chief Economist
Posted by Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager For the next two days, the Federal Trade Commission will explore a subject that's central to democracy: the future of news.
I've been writing a lot about so-called 'content farms' in recent months - companies like Demand Media and Answers.com which create thousands of pieces of content per day and are making a big impact on the Web. Both of those two companies are now firmly inside the top 20 Web properties in the U.S. , on a par with the likes of Apple and AOL. Big media, blogs and Google are all beginning to take notice.
Nieman Journalism Lab visited the New York Times R&D department last year
By Tom Foremski - October 17, 2006
Tweet: Content farms v curating farmers: Deeper insights in Demand Media’s model & finding opportunity in finding quality. I spent an hour on the phone the other day with Steven Kydd, exec VP of Demand Studios , to understand their model—using algorithms to assign content creation based on search and advertising demand and to minimize cost and maximize revenue—because I wanted to learn a deeper layer of lessons than I think we’re hearing in the discussion of Demand’s allegedly evil genius. The talk thus far misses their key insight and the opportunities they create.
WordPress , the biggest blog software platform on the Web, has added a "reblogging" curation feature much like the smaller innovative service Tumblr has offered for years.
That's a controversial post headline and I don't mean that social will always beat search, but there's a rising chorus out there about "content farms" and search optimized content creation that is worth touching on. Arrington started it when he posted about " the end of hand crafted content ".