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Curation Is The New Creation - Social Media Notes. "Curation taps the vast, agile, engaged human power of the web.

Curation Is The New Creation - Social Media Notes

It finds signal in the noise. " - Steve Rosenbaum In his recently published book, " Curation Nation ," Steve Rosenbaum argues that information overload has rendered the old adage, "knowledge is power," obsolete. "We don't have an information shortage; we have an attention shortage Most people have neither the time nor the stamina to wade through miles of information looking for the narrow range of content they're interested in. Robert Scoble On Online Curation blip.tv. Conscious Curation « SweetMedia. Thanks to Tom Foremski and Oliver Starr for inviting me to share my thoughts on curation at last night’s salon, and to the group for a lively discussion.

Conscious Curation « SweetMedia

This article is an expansion on the bullet points in my remarks. Curated Social Media Comes Of Age During Oslo Attacks. This past year, social media replaced traditional news outlets as an unrivaled source of information for at least a few era-defining stories: Twitter broke the Osama Bin Laden story and YouTube became the window into the Arab Spring.

Curated Social Media Comes Of Age During Oslo Attacks

Backed by a compelling history of performance, journalists rushed to their Twitter accounts over the past few days to speed up the painfully slow unraveling of the Norway massacre news. The problem is, the fire hose that is an unfiltered hashtag feed such as, say, #osloexpl, provides quality journalism embedded in a haystack of foreign languages, unlinked comments, and even the odd Star Wars quote (see below). So a few technically savvy outlets, including The Washington Post, found that by editorially curating quality social media channels, they could cut out the noise associated with a raw Twitter feed and still relay key information at Internet speed. Raw social media feeds are not without merit. Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging.

Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network.

Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging

But finding and organizing the information is only half of the task. As Mari Smith points out in this video about why curation is important and some tools for doing it. By sharing the information and giving credit to the source where you found the link, you build relationships and a network. How to distill content curation for real impact. Peartrees: Multi-dimensional Curation. A few weeks ago now, I posted an opinion piece on Technorati titled, 'Why Social Media Curation Matters'.

Peartrees: Multi-dimensional Curation

Following this I received quite a lot of feedback and it’s thanks to one of these comments – posted by on my blog – that I was led to Pearltrees. The Content Strategist as Digital Curator. The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword.

The Content Strategist as Digital Curator

During content creation and governance discussions, client pitches and creative brainstorms, I’ve watched this word gain traction at almost warp speed. As a transplant from museums and libraries into interactive media, I can’t help but ask what is it about this word that deserves redefinition for the web? Article Continues Below Curation has a distinguished history in cultural institutions.

In galleries and museums, curators use judgment and a refined sense of style to select and arrange art to create a narrative, evoke a response, and communicate a message. For a long time, we’ve considered digital objects such as articles, slideshows, and video to be short-lived. Consider some examples: NYTimes.com Topics employs content managers who sift through The Times’ archive to create new meaning by grouping articles and resources that were filed away (or distributed to library databases).

A Brief History of Curating (Documents) (9783905829556): Lucy Lippard, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten. Content Curation: It's Going to Be HUGE. It's counter-intuitive--especially to Americans.

Content Curation: It's Going to Be HUGE

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. SXSW blog, day three: Meet the curators. International Journal of Digital Curation. Bringing Order to Information Overload.

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.

Bringing Order to Information Overload

A recent survey conducted by content marketing authority Junta42 shows that companies, especially small businesses, are continuing to spend more on content marketing each year because it is more effective than traditional marketing for differentiation in the marketplace. Leads, sales and client retention are better achieved when companies are resources for their customers and help solve their pain points. Curation: The Next Big Thing?


  1. alexokonmah Nov 19 2012
    I think i have just stumbled upon a jewel of some sort. something that i hope would enable my curiosity on the web. it's more like a handson for me.