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Manifesto for the Content Curator

Manifesto for the Content Curator
Every hour thousands of new videos are uploaded online. 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. Interested in hearing more about content curation?

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Definizione di Content Curation Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. 3 Rules for Driving Thought Leadership with Content Curation Photo by Vanessa Dean The term “curation” might conjure an image of a white-gloved person carefully preserving the past by maintaining ancient books, famous paintings, or archaeological artifacts for a museum. But the idea of content curation for social media is rooted much more firmly in the present. If your organization is producing blogs or similar social media feeds, content curation can be an essential means of sharing current insights and establishing thought leadership in your field. Developing a solid game plan for content curation will go a long way toward optimizing the efficiency of your work and maximizing its impact. Content curation defined

What’s a Content Curator? Rohit Bhargava, blogger at the Influential Marketing Blog and author of Personality Not Included: Why Companies Lose Their Authenticity And How Great Brands Get it Back , just posted Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future? You should go read it. Rohit explains that a “Content Curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online.” OK – you and I both know these exist already, right?

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians By John Farrier A cherpumple is a cherry pie, a pumpkin pie, and an apple pie each baked within separate cakes, then assembled and iced. I found a picture of one on a food blog, posted it on, and from there the cherpumple went viral. That one post brought hundreds of thousands of readers to Neatorama, and eventually the cherpumple was featured by mainstream news organizations such as ABC News.

What Kind of Content Curator Are You? Written on Aug 25, 2011 Author Pawan Deshpande | ADOTAS – We all structure our lives to accommodate the traits and idiosyncrasies that make us—and the people around us—“us.” You may appease your Type A colleague’s competitive spirit by giving him all the credit on a project, or if you are a slow mover in the morning, you know to only book meetings after a time when you’ve had the chance for a cup of coffee. 3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay Perhaps you won't believe me since it's my job to spread the gospel of curation as the Chief Evangelist of Pearltrees, but I think curation is here to stay. These are the reasons why I believe this is the case. This year there has been a tremendous amount of buzz in Silicon Valley about curation. CEO Steven Rosenbaum recently published a book, Curation Nation that has sparked a tremendous amount of conversation on the topic.

Brands Want Content Curator Jobs Digital media has emboldened many brands to consider themselves publishers. After all, American Express has credibility on financial matters and Coke has a network 36 million Facebook fans. Who needs publishers to serve as intermediaries? The problem is publishing is a lot harder than it looks, or rather it’s a lot harder to do it with the consistency, day after day, that’s needed to build a long-term audience. That’s leading some brands to hook onto the idea that their role lies more in the curation of content.

10 Great Ideas for Valuable Curated Content Curated content, or content aggregated from various sources into one comprehensive resource (be it a blog post, an ebook, a presentation, etc.) can be a valuable part of any marketer's content mix . That said, the process of actually curating it isn't easy. There's a misconception among marketers that curated content is lazy and unoriginal, but we think it's the complete opposite. It takes time and careful evaluation to create quality curated content , and the result is oftentimes a very valuable piece of content that helps people seeking information on a given topic to cut through the clutter on the web and save time. After all, what's better than one awesome resource?

Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future ? Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by agnesdelmotte Mar 15