It’s interesting to see that content curation is evolving from an opportunity to a necessity as Julia McCoy from ExpressWriters recently noted in the Search Engine Journal explaining how we must curate content in 2015.
Why is that happening? Why is this accelerating?
As communication shifts from traditional methods (PR, advertising, old-style SEO…) to new ones (content marketing, inbound marketing, social media…), professionals and businesses can not only become their own media: they have to. This is something Brian Solis noted about brands a few years ago, as social networks started to become significant for content distribution, when he said they needed to become media to earn relevance. But today, this is not about brands anymore: social networks are not just significant, they are dominant. They became social media and they’re just the main way we receive and consume content. Even search evolved to reflect that and Google changed their algorithms in a defensive way. Today, this about every company, big or small and whether you think of your business as a brand. Not just businesses but professionals too have to build their personal brands and show thought leadership through the content they publish. At Scoop.it, we like to summarize that by saying that:
You are the content you publish.
But another thing changed as well: after an initial period where we learned how to like, follow, subscribe or mark as spam, we, as content consumers, are regaining control. We have tools to filter the noise, we learn how to manage information overload. So in this new world of communication, professionals or companies who want to get heard need to consider this question:
Do people listen to you because they have to or because they want to?...
Via Jeff Domansky