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Aggregation Is Not Curation - There Is A Big Difference

Aggregation Is Not Curation - There Is A Big Difference
Posted by Tom Foremski - November 2, 2010 Curation is becoming an increasingly important term and for good reason: the online world is increasingly messy, muddled and full of blind alleys. Search used to be the best way to navigate online but today it is only one part of an Internet user's dashboard. Finding things is fine if you know what to look for, but search is increasingly less effective in judging the quality of links, or putting those links into a context. Blekko, the recently launched search engine tries to provide a context for search terms but it's still not curation but aggregation So what is curation? Here is my definition: Curation is a person or persons, engaged in the act of choosing and presenting things related to a specific topic and context. An example of curation: the San Francisco De Young museums is exhibiting post-impressionist masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay's permanent collection. Curation is about choosing what's in a collection. - Pearltrees is dynamic.

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Worldclock POODWADDLE WORLD CLOCKThe World Stats Counter (V 7.0) This minute 250 babies will be born, 100 people will die, 20 violent crimes will be reported, and the US debt will climb $1 million. The World Clock tells more than time. It shows a live picture of our changing world. The World Clock is too large for a single page. It had to be divided into multiple categories. Content Curation Vs Content Aggregation Two posts brought to my attention the discussion starting to take root about the worlds of content aggregation versus content curation. A post on the Poynter blog back in early October points to the work of journalists engaging in curation via Twitter as a way of “filtering the signal from the noise.” The phrase used was “curation is the new aggregation.” A more recent post on the blog by Roger Hart delves more into the world of content curation in a broader sense, stating that it is a bit of a flavor-of-the-month. I would disagree with that sentiment, having discussed this for years. My experience with curation is more specific.

Curation And The Human Web... Posted by Tom Foremski - November 16, 2010 There is no doubt in my mind that the topic of curation and the Internet, is an important one and that it will be a dominant topic in 2011. Curation is important because we are reaching the limits of what can be achieved through algorithms and machines in organizing and navigating the Internet. Quantum Art and Poetry Video The relativity and probability of Time. Quantum Atom Theory is a theory on the dynamics of Light and Time that forms the geometry of spacetime. In this theory the individual atoms are creating their own Time by the emission and absorption of electromagnetic radiation (light). The atoms bound together forming their own spacetime geometry therefore the observer as a group of atoms is also creating their own spacetime geometry relative to their position and momentum. Therefore the observer is the only true reference frame and we have relativity. The probability of the Uncertainty Principle is the same probability that the observer will have with any future event because time is the Hidden Variable.

A Small Group of Companies Have Enormous Power Over the World October 31, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: 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. 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? Curation - The Third Web Frontier Posted by Guest Writer - January 8, 2011 Here is a guest article by Partice Lamothe - CEO of Pearltrees (Pearltrees is a consulting client of SVW.) This is a lightly edited version of "La troisième frontière du Web" that appeared in the magazine OWNI - Digital Journalism - March 2010.

Power Shift The end of the Cold War has brought no mere adjustment among states but a novel redistribution of power among states, markets, and civil society. National governments are not simply losing autonomy in a globalizing economy. They are sharing powers -- including political, social, and security roles at the core of sovereignty -- with businesses, with international organizations, and with a multitude of citizens groups, known as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond This piece was brilliantly written by my fellow curator, Robin Good for those of you who haven't read this. Beth Kanter has added some very valuable insights so I am reposting this. I might also add that Beth Kanter is an example of what Robin refers to as a great curator. When you go to her blog, you will see that she consistently produces value for her readers by following what Robin suggests makes someone great. I agree with Beth that Giuseppe Mauriello is also a trusted source and provides value for his readers.