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Curation: The Next Big Thing?
Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the real time web, collaborative systems and location-based services . Technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development.
Read reviews on Amazon Curation Nation: How to Win in a World Where Consumers are Creators by Steven Rosenbaum New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011 Let’s face it, we’re drowning in data. Our inboxes are flooded with spam, we have too many “friends” on Facebook, and our Twitter accounts have become downright unmanageable.
A TWEET that recently got quite a bit of traction (over 100 retweets), including among the SXSW audience, was this one : @robinsloan The way to cover big news in 2011 is not "here's what happened." It's "here's how to follow the story" http://t.co/sMqGOuh At one level, this comment just looks silly. The page at the Atlantic that it links to, which is a list of useful resources for following the Japan earthquake, doesn't "cover" the news.
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