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DST’s Milner: Founders’ Exit Is Cue For Investors’ Exit - Venture Capital Dispatch. Curation. We largely invest in consumer web services with a large number of engaged users where the users create the content.


Services like this can become messy and hard to navigate. There is always a signal to noise issue. I'm a big fan of curation in these services. Twitter has lists. Etsy has favorites. Recently Kickstarter launched their own version of curation called Curated Pages. Here are some of my favorite Curated Pages: The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund – The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund provides grants to photographers who are documenting social and political issues around the world. NYU's ITP Program – NYC's "media lab" and one of the most impactful and important pieces of NYC's tech community. Creative Commons – The Creative Commons organization evangelizes for technology and legal frameworks that facilitate sharing and creativity.

The Sundance Institute – A curated page promoting Kickstarter projects from Sundance supported artists. The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW.

The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators

The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. Phildunn.amplify. Has Facebook's 'Like' killed off curators? Fark has been a longstanding aggregator of news site for more than a decade.

Has Facebook's 'Like' killed off curators?

You might have seen a Fark button on news articles so you can "Fark" a story, much like you'd do with a "Digg" button. But now that Facebook has its "Like" button across the Web, how has this changed the landscape for these established curators of news, like Fark and Digg? Basically, is it the news aggregator napalm? I asked Drew Curtis, the founder and CEO of Fark. For Fark, which drives 50 million to 100 million visits to other sites per month - has an opportunity to get visits back to its site. Drew also touches on new publishers, such as Demand Media and Associated Content - both content-churning machines.

The big story that media misses out when writing about these companies is that these new publishers are an SEO vortex. 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web

He is the CEO of, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. 10 European Startups To Watch in 2011. When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively.

10 European Startups To Watch in 2011

Some say that the investors aren’t brave enough, some say the entrepreneurs aren’t bold enough. Whether there’s any truth in these accusations or not, the fact is that there are startups across Europe that are brimming with original ideas and creativity. Following on from our 10 Exciting European Startups from 2010, here are 10 startups to look out for in 2011. Pearltrees Visitors to the LeWeb conference last month couldn’t have failed to spot Pearltrees. Pearltrees makes organising groups of links to content incredibly easy. Recent additions to the service include real-time group collaboration and a touch-screen based interface which will be ported to the iPad soon. Planely The idea behind Planely is a certainly niche one, but the Danish startup could well be onto something that frequent air travellers will love. MySpace reposition on curation.

The launch of the new MySpace begins today; it marks not only the release of a completely overhauled design, but the start of a fundamental shift in focus for what was once the world's preeminent social network.

MySpace reposition on curation

MySpace will roll out a completely revamped interface to its users starting today, but the rollout won't be complete until the end of November. And because so much has changed, we can't possibly cover every aspect of the new website and mobile experience in a single article. Everything from the homepage to profiles to the new Topic Pages focus on transforming MySpace from a social network into a "social entertainment destination. " The site is now focused exclusively on the 13 to 35-year-old demographic — Generation Y, in other words. MySpace Logo Video. The New Myspace: An Introduction. The newborn of TC50 - 2010. Welcome - Home. Storify: Social Media Curation And Storytelling. Storify is a tool that allows users to ‘create stories using social media’.

Storify: Social Media Curation And Storytelling

Storify caught our attention because it taps into two macro-level trends, or notions that we’ve been discussing for some time – curation and storytelling. The tool has applicability for journalists, bloggers, professionals, brands and even casual, personal online storytelling (i.e., “storifying” personal travels). One feature we found particularly noteworthy about Storify – vs. other curation tools like Posterous or Tumblr – is the ability to create a story utilizing specific lines of text from a larger story (that most relevant to the story you’re trying to tell). The bookmarklet allows you to select lines of Text or individual Tweets from a broader page, news article or website, and to add commentary that will result in your personalized story referencing key and potentially varied sources.