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 Simple-talk.com 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. My experience with curation is more specific. Daily, and sometimes twice daily, it is my job to draw from a set pool of content, radio programs’ arts and entertainment segments, and publish them into a CMS with text and audio. Over the past few years, publishing content in this manner makes me a curator of sorts. Curation goes one step beyond aggregation by adding an active, ongoing editorial component. Curation and aggregation are similar in but a few ways. So.
Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines The new frontiers for content curation tools and services are in a) providing advanced collaborative ("social)" features and in b) introducing and integrating new and effective, highly visual, delivery formats. Photo credit: CaraMaria Curating content and news is not just about the selection, editing and contextualization of stories about a specific topic or theme, but it is increasingly about how these information items are (collaboratively) gathered, organized, grouped, displayed and in which ways they can be accessed and browsed by those interested in them. For me, one of the most fascinating aspects of this exploding content curation trend, is the speculative exploration of how "curated" content collections could best benefit from alternative and more effective delivery formats than the classic linear, top-to-bottom, chronological, river-of-news sequence. At least for now. Here is what I see: Is there a problem? How about "navigating" a curated collection? Alternative Views The Opportunity
Artisan blogging « via פλenK ” I sense” , my personal state of mind in Personal Knowledge Mangement is exactly at this point, at least in #PLENK2010. During the month of march I came across a post of Harold Jarche “Artisans choose their tools”. In those days I did not know what a great figure Harold Jarche is in the field of education, since I am a newbie to the web world. But his article made perfect sense to me. “I sensed” while working on my project about “Web 2.0 tools” months later, how precious his expertise is in the “Internet Time Alliance“. So, I was looking forward to hear Harold Jarche on Personal Knowledge Management in the Elluminate session. “I sense” his sense making “I seek, I sense, I share” appeals to me mostly, since as a self assigned learner I made this experience or as Stephen Downes commented “We have so much in common”. ” I sensed”, during the recorded session, that I have to explain myself more in my blog “via פλenK“. “I sense” , a blog facade gives inside of its owner . ” I live online” .
The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3 Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King Curation Is Not Cheap Content... Posted by Tom Foremski - May 16, 2011 There seems to be quite a few people in marketing that look upon "curation" as an inexpensive and quick way to get content onto a site. After all, how hard can it be to collect a few links and publish them? However, "cheap" content doesn't mean it's good content. For curation to be done well it needs context. If you take a look at the work of museum curators, for example, the fantastic Balenciaga and Spain currently at the DeYoung in San Francisco, you see a tremendous amount of context around each exhibit. That's what curation online also has to demonstrate: mastery, passion, knowledge, and expertise. Otherwise, you could simply create curated content via some filters, some keywords, etc. I've written about this distinction before, aggregators versus curators and it is worth repeating because it is the human labor that's important, that's where the value will be found in any online enterprise.
Social curation is much more than just a market In 2010, “curation” popped up on tech blogs and VCs’ radars. Since then, people have been asking whether curation is a legitimate trend, a new market to be exploited, or just the latest buzzword. Some people, including GigaOM writer Bobbie Johnson, have wondered if curation is a bubble, and if it is, when is it going to burst? When Johnson asked this question, I think the jury was still out. As the chief evangelist for the social library Pearltrees, I was directly involved in the “Web curation” movement early on, and I think it is now clear that social curation is not a bubble. One of the characteristics of online activities that transcend simple markets is that they are analogous to behaviors that seem to be hardwired into humans. Humans also love to collect things — from tiny stamps to shiny cars. Compared to creating original content, curation is even easier. Some examples of curation services include the following sites: I agree with his perspective.
The Creative Plateau and Content Curation So why is the amount of newly generated content beginning to bottom out? Here are three possible reasons: 1. The Innovation Adoption Curve Fans of the innovation adoption curve suggest that the hype associated with socially driven and created content is beginning to reach its zenith. I don’t think this is the case - some early adopters may be getting tired of being bloggers or publishers, but I don’t think this social phenomenon has reached the early majority stage yet. 2. Some people maintain that “there is no such thing as a new idea”. Think of any subject. 3. At Organic Development, we’re pretty familiar with content curation and we will be publishing some more posts on the subject in the coming months. LikeMinds 2010 looks at how media is changing right now, and how curation is becoming the way to build long term value with markets through social media. So should I create or curate? Well, there’s no easy answer. Do both.
To be or not to be a curator ? Brian Solis en parle dans son livre « Engage », en évoquant le compte Twitter de Google. Ce compte poursuit depuis sa création une stratégie de curation, avec 304 abonnements et 2,6 millions d’abonnés. Voici comment Brian Solis en parle : I recommend that companies use this (cf. curation) for information collected from customers and influencers, as well in order to truly curate the best, most helpful content from around the Web while building good will in the process. Curator, un mot valise, un buzzword ? Lorsque je pris connaissance de ce concept via la pyramide d’engagement d’Altimeter, j’avais des difficultés à cerner le périmètre du concept et de son champ d’application. La pyramide de la marque engagée, Altimeter La curation représente-t-elle le chant du cygne de l’agrégation ? Curator = courtier en information = maven En anglais, le curator est un conservateur de musée. Le curator filtre et in fine aide
Remix culture Remix culture, sometimes read-write culture, is a society that allows and encourages derivative works by combining or editing existing materials to produce a new creative work or product. A remix culture would be, by default, permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise remix the work of copyright holders. While a common practice of artists of all domains throughout human history, the growth of exclusive copyright restrictions in the last several decades limits this practice more and more by the legal chilling effect. As reaction Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, who considers remixing a desirable concept for human creativity, works since the early 2000s on a transfer of the remixing concept into the digital age. Lessig founded the Creative Commons in 2001 which released Licenses as tools to enable remix culture again, as remixing is legally prevented by the default exclusive copyright regime applied currently on intellectual property.
Is Your Content Curation Ethical? A 10-Step Checklist Curation itself is nothing new — museums have used art curators for centuries — but online content curation is still in its early stages. The early years of the internet were like the “Wild West,” and because it was so new, there were few ethical or legal guidelines to police behavior. With new legislation governing online copyright and commerce, that’s all changed. Here’s our 10-step checklist to help you curate ethically and effectively. 1. The first step in ethical content curation is making sure you’re not leaning too heavily on one or two curation sources. 2. Show respect for the original content creator by crediting that person and linking prominently to their original work — rather than to other content that also curated their source material. Related Resources from B2C» Free Webcast: The Future of Marketing: Social Listening + Action 3. Using “nofollow” tags deprives the original content creator of SEO credit. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Looking for more advice on content curation?