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Welcome to the Age of Curation

Welcome to the Age of Curation
Forrester Research analyst Sarah Rotman Epps coined a phrase Friday for something many have been talking about since Apple launched the iPad about six weeks ago. “Curated computing” refers to the way Apple staff examines each piece of software written for iPhone OS devices before allowing it into (or blocking it from) the App Store. Epps is almost certainly not among the first 10,000 people on the planet to observe that the iPhone OS does not allow users to install whatever programs they wish, unless the devices are jailbroken. For that reason, it’s tempting to write off her coinage as an attention-grabbing rehash of a well-worn meme — especially because she plans to take this show on the road at conferences to talk about this observation. That knowledge itself is anything but revelatory to anyone who has been paying even slight attention to what has already been said about the iPhone OS over the past few years. However, Epps is onto something with this word, curated. For example: See Also:

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. Not only does that show the concept is resonating, but it also suggests Pearltrees could reach the scale where it can build a real business around advertising or by offering premium accounts for publishers.

Eric Troncy démolli. de Éric Mangion, les excitations de Ton sur ton. Les lecteurs avertis des évolutions récentes de l'art contemporain auront certainement été surpris par les propos tenus par Eric Troncy dans le dernier numéro de 02 dans un article intitulé L'éternel retour, publié à l'occasion d'un dossier consacré à la sculpture, Générique sculpture. Il y fustige « le côté je fais la cuisine pour le vernissage, et c'est ça la pièce. [... ] «a n'est pas grand-chose, et il est un peu embarrassant (quoique, au bout du compte, assez révélateur) que cela seulement (et cela seulement) ait servi de socle à une glose plus que prolixe et à un éventuel enthousiasme théorique ».

Curation in the Age of Abundance “A curator is an information chemist. He or she mix atoms together in a way to build an info-molecule. Then adds value to that molecule.” – Scoble Le curator est-il un veilleur Petit rapport d’étonnement pour commencer l’année en douceur… "Curator" et "curation" sont les deux termes qui montent sur le web ces derniers mois. Schématiquement l’idée est la suivante : la sélection de l’information sur les réseaux numériques est de moins en moins algorithmique, et de plus en plus humaine. Comme la veille ?... Ce qui est magique sur le web (entre autre) c’est sa propension à exploiter de nouvelles terminologies, à appeler un chat un « lol cat », ou encore un modérateur un « community manager » (et la liste est longue). Cette nouvelle année ne déroge pas à la règle, et voit l’apparition (ou plutôt l’application) d’un nouveau terme : le curator. Selon Wikipedia (version anglaise, puisque ce terme est anglo-saxon) un curator est un spécialiste de la gestion de contenus, responsable de la gestion de collections (au sens de collections bibliographiques ou encore artistiques). Buffer is the best way to share on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and from one place. It work from news apps like Flipboard, Zite, Taptu, TweetDeck, Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, Pulse, Feedly, UberSocial, Plume, Seesmic, Google Currents and other Google Reader app. You also get Twitter analytics, Facebook analytics & LinkedIn stats. When you find something to share, simply add it to your Buffer queue. Flipboard NewsHunt, India's #1 mobile newspaper app brings together the News from 80+ regional newspapers in 11 languages, and the largest collection of regional language ebooks from the world. *Large Collection of Indian language eBooks on ‘NewsHunt: India News | eBooks*Now, ‘NewsHunt : News | eBooks’ lets you browse, download and read the largest collection of regional language eBooks. Read authors including Surendra Mohan Pathak, Chetan Bhagat, Rajesh Kumar, Sudha Murthy, Kannadhasan, and Deepak Chopra as well as international best selling authors.

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news.

Dropbox as a Hand-in Folder Dropbox is a terrific utility for storing files online. It’s accessible with any computer that can connect to the internet. (Don’t ignore the fact that your portable device is also a computer…) If you’re interested in cloud storage, this is the real deal. Just upload to your Dropbox account and access it from anywhere. It should come as no surprise that you can share those files with others as well. Breure The journal article is still the basis of scholarly communication. This genre, however, largely adheres to the rules of the printed publication and does not meet the requirements of this age of digital Web publishing. Today we do not need to restrict ourselves any longer to communicating the results of the research process only. We can also allow readers to inspect the underlying data online, to publish their own comments and, using a variety of multimedia content, to be witness to intermediary stages of the scientific discovery process. This development has stimulated the transformation of the conventional article: when published in a digital format, it is more and more enhanced with data sets, photos, videos, interactive maps and animations; these enhancements affect its structure and layout. A variety of new publication formats is appearing, some of which can be no longer adequately described as simply "enhanced" publications.

Why journalists should think twice about Facebook Facebook's journalism panel: O'Brien, Milian, Zaleski, McClure (photo by George Kelly) At Facebook last Wednesday night, a panel of four journalists — Laura McClure of Mother Jones, Katharine Zaleski of the Washington Post, Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury News, and CNN tech writer Mark Milian — talked about how they use Facebook as a tool for journalism. What they said was smart. I’d probably do most of the same things were I in their shoes.