Found this link via gdecugis while exploring links connected to the announcement of the new dashboard for scoop.it (http://blog.scoop.it/en/2012/07/07/visualizing-the-interest-graph/).
The article starts with a quote that has been shared on social channels, that I tweaked:
“Those who can, curate. Those who can’t, review. Those who can’t review, tweet. Those who can’t tweet retweet.”
It gets at the point that Robin Good makes over and over again - curation is not sharing!
The article is getting the notion that curation is becoming a networked activity. Here's the paragraph that stood out for me;
“Content curation is the natural evolution of our globally-networked consciousness. This sounds like a bunch of hippie drivel, but we really are creating a global brain, of sorts, by encoding human knowledge and tracking human activity. Using the human nodes of this network to strengthen some of these connections while weakening others (by choosing either to pass along i.e. ‘curate’ information or not to pass it along) helps this global brain function better as a system, which in turn increases its power whenever any of us need to tap into it. ..... When we curate, for whatever reason and in whatever form, we are enhancing a connection in the global neural network we are inadvertently creating.”
Via Guillaume Decugis