Ileane first discovered curation through an old curation tool. At first, she really liked it, and began doing a few tutorials on it. What caught her the most about curation? The fact that you could say more than twitter, but you also had the community feel. Though this site no longer exists, Ileane says that she still has connections with people she met there.
When she began using curation more, she began to appreciate that she could collect things by topic and save them in other places than her own repository. Finding existing experts on certain topics was fascinating to Ileane. More importantly, though, she also discovered that curation is a great way to establish your own expertise and to demonstrate that you are the authority on a particular topic.
Via Ally Greer, Ileane Smith