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Guillaume De Cugis responds to Robin Good

Guillaume De Cugis responds to Robin Good | Travel Curators and Curation Tools |

Guillaume De Cugis of responds to Curation thought leader, Robin Good in comment thread: 

( ...) Another example: I went to a Picasso exhibition a few ago at the de Young museum in SF: wonderful one. Did the curator spend more time preparing it than Picasso did creating the works? Unlikely. Is this saying that curators have it easy? Absolutely no! Easier doesn't mean it doesn't take any time at all. (...) our vision has always been to create a new form of media publishing, different than blogs or micro-blogging that is based on curation in a topic-centric model.

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Robin Good's comment, December 19, 2011 3:00 AM
Thank you Russell for picking this up. I think you could have provided extra value and stronger interest to click through, if, instead of copying and republishing the whole original answer from Guillaume which is accessible on his post, you excerpted the key points from the two sides of the argument, allowing readers to make sense of what is being discussed without having to go and re-read the whole exchange from scratch.

That, to me would have been an act of true help toward who is reading you.
Robin Good's comment, December 19, 2011 3:24 AM
No need to understand or buy into both sides to have a balanced reporting.

Asking is always an available option. When in need, use it! ;-)
Comments are there for this purpose.
If you chose voluntarily to repost without taking the time to uncover and understand what's being discussed and what the two parties are saying, you are just reposting stuff with no additional info or insight.

How does that help your readers make sense of this discussion without having to re-read it from the beginning?

themezoom 's comment, December 19, 2011 3:17 PM
Hello Robin, I also reported additional insight (added value) in a sister piece that also included my additional insight, which is also linked now on this story -

I "un-buried the lead" as I saw fit- which is added value AS CONTEXT (in my opinion).

The lead that I "un-buried" was hidden in the gems of your comments button on this post- because as a micro-celebrity, you yourself, have become newsworthy.

Also, by saying that i do not understand that other side of the story- what I mean is, the pure irony of your post, nullified the argument. It was largely self-expression and expert opinion- and persuasion.

It is not as if I did not take the time to understand both sides, I just don't think your side makes sense- in any context. It is too ironic to make sense.

The very digital context of your argument took place as context within your own personal Thought-Leadership digital magazine (gorgeouos, by the way) on - which is a pure form of self expression.

In your post, you use your own personal brand authority and thought leadership, in order too persuade me to question the very Technology Context (online magazines) being used, is the opposite of curation.

Because I am a subject matter expert on the topic of "contextual influence" and a technologist, I am very sensitive to such matters.

I refuse to submit to the idea that the topics, stories and sources that a curator 'selects' do not have a contextual agenda- driven by both self-expression and desire to persuade (i.e. attract). This nonsense has been floating around long enough.

The underlying agenda of curators (most refuse to admit) is to attract "leads" i.e. interest and clicks, which is the same agenda of any good magazine.

That being said, the traditional journalist reporting style is the "upside down pyramid" approach to writing, where the lead is un-buried in the headline. My post in question, is in this traditional style.

What concerns me about the curation movement, is its lack of HONESTY.

Digital Context Is Opinion. (In my opinion)

The articles chosen by a curator represent a CHOICE about what he/she believes is important - and these choices influences others- by casting certainty or doubt in their minds- and by focusing in on "potential meaning" of large data sets. This adds value. But it is also the subtlest form of persuasion.

Curators ARE persuaders, and we should not pretend otherwise when questioning the 'technical context' or messing with the 'metaphorical marketing campaigns' of any technology platforms we are standing on! (grin) I admit that the very context of your story felt as misplaced and incomplete as you imply that mine is.

I think you are probably the type of person who will (in a friendly way) criticize any Digital Context that is not your own. That is part of what makes you a great curator. (grin)

Have you ever thought about designing your own curation application? Now THAT would be newsworthy. ; - )

Respectfully, Russell Wright, Theme Zoom Developer
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The demise of quality content on the web

The demise of quality content on the web | Travel Curators and Curation Tools |

A rant about linkbait articles and the web's race to the intellectual bottom.

  • You can’t see a single word from the actual article without scrolling.
  • "Like over-stuffed attendees at a dull banquet, the mind wanders. We are terrified that people are dumbing down, and so we provide them with ever dumber entertainment. We sell them ever greater distractions, hoping to dazzle them further"
  • “Anti-intellectualism is one of my biggest fears for our society.”

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Seth's Blog: The trap of social media noise

If we put a number on it, people will try to make the number go up. Now that everyone is a marketer, many people are looking for a louder megaphone, a chance to talk about their work, their career, their...

"Relentlessly focus. Prune your message and your list and build a reputation that's worth owning and an audience that cares."

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Content Marketing 3.0 Was Marketer von Museumskuratoren lernen können

Content Marketing 3.0 Was Marketer von Museumskuratoren lernen können | Travel Curators and Curation Tools |

Das Zusammenstellen und Präsentieren ausgewählter Inhalte gehört zu den nachhaltig erfolgreichen Strategien im Internet und gewinnt auch im Marketing immer mehr an Bedeutung.

"Die Positionierung als ‘Thought-Leader’ in einem bestimmten Marktsegment erfordert also nicht zwingend eigene Beiträge, sondern kann durch das Herausfiltern und Präsentieren von hochgradig relevanten und ‘nahrhaften’ Inhalten geschehen."


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TEDxGrandRapids - Steve Rosenbaum - Innovate: Curation!

Curation is the new magic that makes the web work. Bringing the web back to human scale with human filters you trust

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