Ever since social curation became a hot trend and platforms like Scoop.it started to democratize its usage, a question has been asked: if there are more and more curators, how do you curate the curators?
I believe we're building the answers to that and I like very much the guidelines given in this article by Robin Good - someone to definitely a to be put in the "good" curators group. It is great food for thoughts for the evolution of curation platforms and how to improve concepts we introduced like the Scoop.it Score, the first of its kind and that we started to experiment with a few weeks ago.
The whole debate makes me want to write a follow-up as there would be too much to say as just a comment. But in the meantime I recommend to read these guidelines as they're clearly very good points. Clearly everyone will benefit from levelling up the playing field in social curation and Robin is showing a clear path here.
One comment I'd make is that this post and this debate makes me really happy: a year ago, social curation had to demonstrate its value against algorithmic filtering as this Quora question illustrates. Since then, Panda gave a tough time to filters, which were already losing traction as I pointed out back then on TechCrunch.
Today, the debate has shifted to the next level. It's both fascinating and a great news for social media.