Robin Good: This is a good introductory article to content curation for those who are rightly skeptical about this new buzzword and are wondering how much this just a useless fad or something worth paying attention to.
Here a few highlights and excerpts from the article:
"...while technology like CurationSoft can be a great tool to gather relevant information, true curation is more about weeding through everything and putting the best content into a digestible perspective for your visitors.
So what makes this a better approach than autoblogging or any other type of content linking?
...anyone can push a button and get content scraped and posted.
It doesn’t take any expertise or knowledge of a topic to do that, nor does it benefit anyone.
But someone who can “sift” and “separate” good content from bad, and add a clearly beneficial perspective on it...
...A good content curator then, can quickly become the “go to” person for information pertaining to a topic, and might even have people opting to check with them first before searching for information on their own.
...content curation isn’t just aggregating or sharing links. Nor is it merely looking for content to add to your blog."
Recommended reading for wanting to be content curators: http://advancedmarkettraining.com/2012/03/14/a-journalistic-view-of-content-curation/ ;
Via Robin Good