Here are a few scary stats:
—250 million photos are uploaded to Facebook everyday.
—864,000 thousand hours of video are uploaded to YouTube everyday.
—294 BILLION emails are sent everyday. That’s why you can’t read all the mail you get anymore.
This all makes curation an important, even essential, part of journalism. The world is awash in meaningless data. Readers are hungry for clarity and understanding. And Journalists are trained to find meaning and assemble facts into coherence. They’re rewarded with enlightened readers, engaged audiences, and a revitalized role in the new world where anyone can be a creator’ of information, but quality curation, within a journalistic context, is a wonderful thing.