Curation has been steadily rising as a concept as the sheer volume of undifferentiated content has made it nearly impossible for mere mortals to find useful, thoughtful, contextual content on the Web.
But its practice is undervalued. In just one example, a 2012 wrap-up in The Atlanticcalled “curate” one of the “words we’d just as soon never write or see or hear spoken again.”
I disagree. Information overload drives content consumers to look for human filtered, journalist vetted, intellectually related material. This hunger for coherence isn’t unreasonable; it’s essential....
Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello, Jeff Domansky