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Tony Karrer wrote this post on September 7, 2011 - I find it extremely relevant and am interested in looking at the possibility of curators collaborating on content around a specific topic and how that might evolve in the future.
I had the priviledge of listening to Clay Shirky today talk about harvesting collective wisdom and the implications of that. There are no accidents as this piece seems to be exploring an aspect of this subject.
Tony is reacting to a blog post he read, Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. He has some very good observations, too many to list but I've highlighted a few things to set the tone for the article.
Three Major Trends in Curation
**From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before.
**Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.
**From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant.
**From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.
****How do these trends interact? This is particularly interesting to me and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve.
****Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and
****curation focuses on people instead of individual content.
**Build it, and they will come, is dead.
Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"
Via janlgordon, Robin Good
He lists the top reasons why content curators need to pay attention to them.
We all know the service Content Curators provide in cutting through the noise on the Web, and new tools that are coming out will enable more and more people to become curators.
This is what caught my attention:
** Successful Curators will need the tools that enable them to latch onto new trends in their area of expertise.
Those who are able to discern patterns and report on them in a timely manner will
***Link together pieces of the information puzzle so that others may see what had previously been missed
***Provide insights on the significance of events
***Demonstrate how those events evolve
***The emergence of patterns is a sign that something is happening
***The ability to understand and Curate new patterns and generate buzz around them, is what stands Expert Curators above the growing crowd
Romain's own takeaway is that Patterns should be the starting point for Curation.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"
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