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Angela Dunn has written a great piece on one of my favorite topics, curation - it was the lead post on our launh of Curatti last night.
What makes a good curator?
"You need to have the eye of an editor, a sense of taste like a chef, and your own unique Point of View. It is this Point of View – your taste – that can lead to authority and influence".
Curators who are driven by passion and purpose will be very important to the business community in their chosen niche - it's crucial that we preserve this information for the future. That is why the future of curation is definitely evergreen.
Here are some highlights that caught my attention:
The amount of content is growing exponentially, but our time is limited. Curators are our filters for information overload – the editors of chaos.
The slew of content curation tools that emerged gave way to algorithms. Can a machine have a Point of View? Machines can influence your Point of View. The danger is they can also create a filter bubble.
It is human insight coupled with machine results that can define the very best information edited from a trusted curator’s Point of View.
Evergreen posts, such as “Curating Content for Thought Leadership”,, written by Angela in 2010 are important in that they stand the test of time. All good blogs need some such articles.
The above, along with all of Angela's posts on the now defunct Postereus, have evergreen links due to a new tool for archiving the web – Permamarks.
Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Read more here: [http://bit.ly/1ewOFR1]