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Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future ? Every hour thousands of new videos are uploaded online.

Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future ?

Blog posts are written and published. Millions of tweets and other short messages are shared. To say there is a flood of content being created online now seems like a serious understatement. Until now, the interesting thing is that there are relatively few technologies or tools that have been adopted in a widespread way to manage this deluge. We pretty much just have algorithmic search, with Google (and other search engines) as the most obvious example.

The real question is whether solutions like these will be enough. What if you were to ask about the person that makes sense of it all? The name I would give it is Content Curator. In an attempt to offer more of a vision for someone who might fill this role, here is my crack at a short manifesto for someone who might take on this job: In the near future, experts predict that content on the web will double every 72 hours. What Makes A Great Curator Great? How To Distinguish High-Value Curation From Generic Republishing. Today content curation is "sold", promoted and marketed as the latest and trendiest approach to content production, SEO visibility, reputation and traffic building.

What Makes A Great Curator Great? How To Distinguish High-Value Curation From Generic Republishing

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? Is the road to easy and effortless publishing via curation tools a true value creation business strategy, or just a risky fad? How can one tell? Photo credit: theprint. Content Curation Strategies for Corporate Learning « Media1derLand. Welcome to the legacy Media1derland blog site.

Content Curation Strategies for Corporate Learning « Media1derLand

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. You’re Probably Already Curating Content If you actively use social media, you have likely already participated in content curation. Like this: Why do we curate? Are Content Curators the power behind social media influence?

The importance of curation for journalists - Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet) - Eli Pariser - The Conversation. 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.

Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet) - Eli Pariser - The Conversation

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.

Capitalizing On Curation: Why The New Curators Are Beating The Old. Barring the invention of a "time turner" like the one Hermione Granger sported in 3rd Harry Potter novel, most of us will never have enough time to consume the information we might otherwise want to absorb.

Capitalizing On Curation: Why The New Curators Are Beating The Old

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. According to Steve Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, "curation is the new way of organizing the web going forward. " And no doubt he's right. Curious about why new curators like Thrillist and PSFK were thriving while the traditional publishing world floundered, I spent some time with their respective founders, Ben Lerer and Piers Fawkes. Thrillist, for the uninitiated, started in 2005 with a newsletter to 600 New Yorkers and is now in 18 markets with 2.5 million subscribers. Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION] Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism.

Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect.

Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism

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. The art of information gathering, analysis and dissemination has arguably been strengthened over the last several years, and given rise and importance to a new role: the journalistic curator. The concept of curating news is not new. But with the push of social media and advancements in communications technology, the curator has become a journalist by proxy. “Curation,” says Sayid Ali, owner of, “gathers all these fragmented pieces of information to one location, allowing people to get access to more specialized content.

" Curation as an Intermediary Andy Carvin, senior strategist for NPR who runs their social media desk, finds meaning in the word "media. " Welcome To The New Age Of Curation. I’m guessing that a lot of you think that now – right now – is a golden age of creation.

Welcome To The New Age Of Curation

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. Sure, the massive media disintermediation spawned by the Internet has spawned a golden age for creators, at least for touching audiences directly. But finding great, sometimes underappreciated art is the thing we consumers need the most help on right now – especially because there’s so much of it out there, and so much of it that can be easily accessed.