Curation and journalism
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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.
By now, you should have heard about Paper.li . (If you never experienced a real paper.li issue, check out my latest Uwe Hook Daily And, if you have an iPad, I'm sure you checked out Flipboard , a stunning application that selects news items based on what is shared by your Facebook friends and who you follow on Twitter. That's just the beginning: C urated.by just launched, collecting and organizing tweets into topic based streams that can be shared or embedded anywhere. Keepstream , curating real-time content into visual collections. Storify , a next-generation storytelling platform that lets you build stories from social media.
Jay Rosen points us to an article out of France that takes a stab at presenting what a modern internet-era newsroom should look like . The point that I find most interesting, that helped clarify a few different ideas for me, is that it splits "journalism" into three distinct categories, all of which have a role in the newsroom: Reporters -- who go out and do first person reporting -- creating original stories, not just reposting rewritten wire copy. Columnists -- who "start conversations and give stories another perspective."
Posted on August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Thought Leadership Synaptic Web Scenarios: How to save mainstream media using real-time platforms to re-invent the way we listen to, engage with and share stories. Note:
Curation Curation Curation and The Next Social Media Business Model Thursday Oct 21, 2010 by Dayna Grayson - Principal, North Bridge Venture Partners Curation , the word of 2008-2009 within the eCommerce world, popularized first by the entertaining shopping site Woot , has now officially expanded to the social media space ( see examples ). It used to be the long tail that made the internet so full of potential, but it seems information reached its peak and we can no longer search, find and make sense of it ourselves. We only need one result–maybe even just one result per day–if we’re expected to take any action. And action is the key word here.
I write The Digital Life , a monthly tech column in our sister Conde Nast magazine, GQ . This is my column from last month's issue (dated December). Subscribe to GQ . Maria Popova calls herself an "interestingness curator".