"Curators sort through it, find the wheat in the chaff, and present it in a friendly manner” . I would agree with this definition however would also add that a curator would also share their perspective and perhaps alternative ( or supporting) viewpoint using the posts that they have selected.Why curate?
Curation provides another offering for your on-line audience. It also helps reduce the noise of the plethora of information on the internet. Cuation also provides a stream of fresh posts for your site or blog.
The whole article (link below) is worth the read - and this is certainly a 'future focus' area for information collection. I use Scoopit and have seen a few Paperli pages - but the rest are new to me!
Via Shirley Williams (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams), Martin Gysler