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Content curation sucks - Why is pointing at content better than producing it? - Hayden Sutherland

Content curation sucks - Why is pointing at content better than producing it? - Hayden Sutherland | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The theory goes that more people will abandon blogging and other ways of producing content in favour of becoming virtual guides to these sources. Twitter even encourages this sort of behaviour by only providing you 140 characters to provide just a sentence or a link & comment.
Well, quite frankly, this sucks! (there I said it!)
Has nobody ever heard the phrase “too many chiefs and not enough Indians”? Why is pointing at content better than producing it?
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fernie's comment, October 22, 2011 8:02 PM
i agree with hayden, content curation sucks. the way scoop.it has IMPOSED the scoring system just shows how an utterly commercial & traffic-obsessed thing curation is.
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Everything Boils Down To Trust - How Content Curation Can Bypass Lack Of Trust - Dr.Mani

Everything Boils Down To Trust - How Content Curation Can Bypass Lack Of Trust - Dr.Mani | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content curation done by a trusted expert has the potential to bypass lack of trust by presenting information along with direct links to the original sources, and commentary that can easily be validated and confirmed by facts and data presented in those sources.
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Cut through the Noise with Meaningful Content Curation | SXSW - Samsung Articles & Insights

Cut through the Noise with Meaningful Content Curation | SXSW - Samsung Articles & Insights | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Friday afternoon there was an impromptu panel at the Samsung Blogger Lounge on the future of content creation. During this session, we took a look at the key to effective content curation and how it's evolved beyond simple automation.
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Bill Keller Accuses Me of "Aggregating" an Idea He Had Actually "Aggregated" From Me - Arianna Huffington

Bill Keller Accuses Me of "Aggregating" an Idea He Had Actually "Aggregated" From Me - Arianna Huffington | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Bill Keller describes HuffPost's offerings as nothing more than "celebrity gossip, adorable kitten videos, posts from unpaid bloggers and news reports from other publications." I wonder what site he's been looking at. Not ours, as even a casual look at HuffPost will show. Even before we merged with AOL, HuffPost had 148 full-time editors, writers, and reporters engaged in the serious, old-fashioned work of traditional journalism.
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Blogging Is Dead. Long live curation ? And the Content Creation vs. Curation debate.

Blogging Is Dead. Long live curation ? And the Content Creation vs. Curation debate. | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Guillaume Decugis, the CEO of Scoop.it: Blogging is challenged as a social connector and on content creation. But the appetite for expression has never been so strong.
Morten Myrstad, creator and curator: Curation channels is increasing the distribution of blog posts, not the opposite! And first, the content that people are curating, have to be created.
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» It’s time for a Facebook intervention - Brad McCarty in TNW

» It’s time for a Facebook intervention - Brad McCarty in TNW | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The end result is that we have governed, monitored content that isn’t curated. It’s just there. Facebook continues to take everything you give it, but provide little in return. It’s time for an intervention, and it’s beyond time for Facebook to stop biting the hand that feeds it.
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Curation: A Dead Idea Of Dead Thinking « The eBook Test

Curation: A Dead Idea Of Dead Thinking « The eBook Test | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
@Duul58 Echter, "of course curation remains important for other reasons, namely preservation and archiving" http://bit.ly/elJ61x :-))
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#IN 2011 Great Content Curators will OWN Social Media Networks « SpeedSynch

#IN 2011 Great Content Curators will OWN Social Media Networks « SpeedSynch | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
In 2011 great content curators will own social media networks as community members will need fast answers to more questions.
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Malcolm Gladwell, Your Slip is Showing « Brian Solis Brian Solis

Malcolm Gladwell, Your Slip is Showing « Brian Solis Brian Solis | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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Curation Makes the Difference, or Why Seth Godin is (Finally) Wrong About Something | Jamie Beckland

Seth Godin has an interesting post about the rise of drive by culture. He argues that the dramatic rise in content found online, and the incredible ease of
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Are you a content consumer or creator? « Brian Solis Brian Solis

Are you a content consumer or creator? « Brian Solis Brian Solis | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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Real Curation Requires Effort, Point of View | Open Parenthesis via @jeffespo

Real Curation Requires Effort, Point of View | Open Parenthesis via @jeffespo | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
If you aggregating blog posts and tweets on a given subject, but not exercising editorial control or influence, let’s just call that content aggregation. If you’re putting serious effort, vision, perspective, and consistency into choosing, arranging, and expressing a point of view through the act of assembling the collection, you just might be doing real curation.
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Curation? What the hell does that mean? Storyful blogging after the SXSW debate on Content Strategy Ethics.

Curation? What the hell does that mean? Storyful blogging after the SXSW debate on Content Strategy Ethics. | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
What's a curator? Isn't it a musty, bespectacled old sort who lives in a museum? Not any more. A "SXSW" panel on content curation gave us a punchy Monday discussion on the meaning of curation in the modern sense.
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Jay Rosen on bloggers vs journalists | SXSW 2011: | guardian.co.uk

Jay Rosen on bloggers vs journalists | SXSW 2011: | guardian.co.uk | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
New York University's professor of journalism hits out at on partisans on both sides who keep the feud alive.
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NYT Editor Says It's Only Journalism When He Does It

NYT Editor Says It's Only Journalism When He Does It | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
All media — both online and offline — is, to some extent, about aggregation. Even newspapers aggregate content from newswires and occasionally rewrite it to make it their own.
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Is Curation Becoming A Proxy For 'Social Media?' - SVW

Is Curation Becoming A Proxy For 'Social Media?' - SVW | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
I see curation as vital part of journalism but curation on its own is not journalism. Curation is one of the things that journalists can do well because they know their subject areas well. And curation provides a valuable supporting function to a reporter's beat.
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Content Is King? I Don't Think So

Content Is King? I Don't Think So | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
To all those people saying content, that is information, is king. But I think they're all wrong. Search is king. Search engines are king of the Internet.
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Let’s stop this ‘Curation is King’ crap right now | Online Journalism Blog

Let’s stop this ‘Curation is King’ crap right now | Online Journalism Blog | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Here comes another chant for publishers to reassure themselves with. 'Curation is king' is becoming a cliche so quickly I probably don't have to explain it. The (Hear hear! RT @tondelooijer Blijft een goede blogpost: Let's stop this 'Curation is King' crap right now http://bit.ly/ce02cK)
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People, Not Things, Are The Tools Of Revolution

People, Not Things, Are The Tools Of Revolution | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Warmest congratulations to the Egyptian people, whose truly grassroots revolution has reminded the world what political action is supposed to look like. Although the work is far from done, and reconstituting a government by the people and for the people is perhaps the more difficult phase, it is right that they, and the world, should take a moment to reflect on a job well done.

Some are using that moment to praise the social media tools used by some of the protesters, and the role the internet played in fueling the revolution. While it's plain that these things were part of the process, I think the mindset of the online world creates a risk of overstating their importance, and elevating something useful, even powerful, to the status of essential. The people of Egypt made use of what means they had available, just as every oppressed people has in history.

Twitter and Facebook are indeed useful tools, but they are not tools of revolution — at least, no more than Paul Revere's horse was. People are the tools of revolution, whether their dissent is spread by whisper, by letter, by Facebook, or by some means we haven't yet imagined. What we, and the Egyptians, should justly be proud of, is not just those qualities which set Egypt's revolution apart from the last hundred, but those which are fundamental to all of them. (so now TechCrunch has jumped on the "hey, Twitter and Facebook didn't overthrow Mubarak" bandwagon: http://is.gd/OQmnsw)
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China, Twitter and 20-Year-Olds vs. the Pyramids

The forces that were upholding the status quo in the Middle East have finally met an engine of change that is even more powerful.
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Social Media Content Curators Are Not “Just Filters” | Jamie Beckland

Social Media Content Curators Are Not “Just Filters” | Jamie Beckland | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
We are now fully immersed in the era of the information stream. The stream requires new ways of curating relevant information, even as we grapple with
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Content Curation vs. Content Creation | Sazbean

Content Curation vs. Content Creation |  Sazbean | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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