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Today content curation is " sold ", promoted and marketed as the latest and trendiest approach to content production, SEO visibility, reputation and traffic building . But is it really so? Is it really true that by aggregating many content sources and picking and republishing those news and stories that you deem great is really going to benefit you and your readers in the long run?
Welcome to the legacy Media1derland blog site. Please visit our new site for the latest on performance improvement for today’s workplace. In my previous blog post, Your New Role: Learning Content Curator , I underscored the need for corporate learning professionals to begin to let go of content creation and start nurturing a content curation mindset. According to global marketing strategy guru Rohit Bhargava , a Content Curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online. As content curators for corporate learning, we are tasked with providing context and filters for learning content that not only guide learners to the appropriate formal learning opportunities, but also timely informal assets their peers and managers develop and publish.
Imagine if you were asked to fill a museum with your favorite things. What would you put in it? What do you think your friends would put in their collection?
by Eli Pariser | 10:20 AM May 26, 2011 A recommendation from the recommendation frontier: You may not want to fire your human editor just yet. For the last year, I've been investigating the weird, wild, mostly hidden world of personalization for my book , The Filter Bubble . The "if you like this, you'll like that" mentality is sweeping the web — not just on sites like Amazon and Netflix that deal with products, but also on sites that deal with news and content like Google search (users are increasingly likely to get different results depending on who they are) and Yahoo News.
Barring the invention of a "time turner" like the one Hermione Granger sported in 3 rd Harry Potter novel, most of us will never have enough time to consume the information we might otherwise want to absorb. There's simply too much info and too few waking hours. Enter the notion of curation, a relatively new term that is not unlike the editor of old, a trusted person or organization that filters information and aggregates it in an organized fashion for others to enjoy.
The personal web publishing boom has led to an information explosion. It’s a data free-for-all, and it’s just beginning. Andrew Blau is a researcher and the co-president of Global Business Network in San Fransisco.
Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect . You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr . Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died. Despite shrinking newsrooms and overworked reporters, journalism is in fact thriving.
I’m guessing that a lot of you think that now – right now – is a golden age of creation. And in many ways, it is. It’s never been a better time to make art of all kinds, from video games – my own art of choice – through books to filmed entertainment and beyond.