Maybe it’s time to recognize the different stages of news in a Twitter and Facebook era, or come up with more thoughtful ones, so we can recognize where we are when we tune into this cycle and behave accordingly.
Reading Steven Rosenbaum’s Curation Nation. Seems interesting, on his site I read this quote from Guy Kawasaki: “Curation, not creation, is king and Rosenbaum shows you why and what you can do with this knowledge. This is a great piece of research and analysis.”
I think that there the opposition between “curation” and “creation” is often exagerated. Using curation tools such as Storify I do add context and my own analysis, and writing an article I do use other people’s ideas and texts, trying to add my stuff to it or to react on what others say. It’s a matter of intertextuality: no text is created totally ‘ex nihilo’ and every real curation is also a new creation.
Niemanlab :: Up-to-the-minute news can be especially hard to come by, since we have no mechanism that connects sudden eyewitnesses of news events to the people who suddenly want to learn about those events.
Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators. No less than three companies have recently shipped services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs.