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The new billion-dollar opportunity: real-time-web curation - scobleizer's posterous

The new billion-dollar opportunity: real-time-web curation - scobleizer's posterous

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Social Today Feels Like Search A Decade Ago: Lots Of Noise And L A decade ago most of us were using AltaVista or something similar for search. No one was really complaining very much about the huge amount of spam and other noise that cluttered the results because we didn’t know there was a better way. Then Google came along with Page Rank, and had a profound effect on the quality of Internet search. Suddenly (and it really was that sudden), we couldn’t imagine going back to AltaVista and searching pages of results for the thing that Google gave us immediately. For a good history of search, get John Battelle’s book The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. The Information Overload Paradox Just because there’s more information available, doesn’t mean one can consume more. Information Overload Put yourself in the shoes of a consumer right now. Just for a second. Imagine that it’s the 1950s.

Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves By Eliot Van Buskirk, Evolver.fm “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, review. Those who can’t review, tweet. Those who can’t tweet retweet.” That quote is zinging around the internet this week. Social curation finds an audience: Pearltrees reaches 10M pageviews With its slick visual interface for bookmarking content, Pearltrees is unique enough that I’ve been both impressed and slightly skeptical that a mass audience will actually use it. But it looks like the site has found plenty of users. The French startup just announced that it crossed two big milestones in March: It has more than 100,000 users curating links, and it received more than 10 million pageviews. Guess What? Google Fears the Next ‘Google’ There are millions of entrepreneurs who want to come up with the next Google. Maybe you are one of them. You almost certainly know one.

Why Social Beats Search That's a controversial post headline and I don't mean that social will always beat search, but there's a rising chorus out there about "content farms" and search optimized content creation that is worth touching on. Arrington started it when he posted about "the end of hand crafted content". Richard MacManus penned a similar post the same day called "Content Farms: Why Media, Blogs, and Google should be worried". And over the weekend, Paul Kedrosky addressed the issue of search spam in his quest to find the perfect dishwasher.

Shaping the Future of Curation Session Title: The Future of Content CurationSpeakers: Steve Rosenbaum, Eric Hippeau, Francine Hardaway, Ed LambletDate: Thursday May 26Time: 11:30AMLocation: Jacob Javits Center 1A18 … by Francine Hardaway “Information overload” is an inherent part of the daily experience for most of us – especially online. The web has disintermediated the flow of information, making it easy for anyone to easily receive and share news, videos, comments, and other content. This means that most of us get more information than we actually need – or want.

Lee Christopher A. Lee and Helen R. Tibbo School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Tel: (919)962-8366 Fax: (919)962-8071 Email: {tibbo, callee AT ils DOT unc DOT edu Abstract This is an introduction to a special issue on digital curation and trusted repositories.

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