What is Content Curation?
Well, think of Curators, you know, the chaps and chapesses you find in musea. A curator acquires, cares for, develops, displays and interprets a collection of artefacts or works of art in order to inform, educate and inspire. Now take that role and apply it to information on the web. You don’t create the content, or at least not all the content, you act as a Content Curator, providing only part of the content yourself.
Content Curation in Practice
Good Content Curation comprises five essential components:
1 Identifying relevant content;
2 Discrimination of content;
3 Polling external content;
4 Change notification;
5 Review of changed content (and taking necessary remedial action).
I know what you are thinking, “wouldn’t it be easier to adopt the ‘all things to all men’ model?” No it wouldn’t....