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Curation Is As Important as Creation

Curation Is As Important as Creation | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are interested in understanding how "content curation" differentiates itself from simple re-sharing and re-blogging here is a great article by Chris DeLine.

 

Great advice for anyone wanting to become an effective content curator: “Whether in tweets, in blog posts, in podcasts, or in newsletters, be ruthless with your attention.


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Some adopt a strategy of blanket-curation, throwing everything new or fresh or remotely interesting online and letting other consumers make their own value distinctions.

 

Others assume the role of tastemaker, selectively making the decisions themselves.

 

Both have their place, but the former contributes to what Jonathan Haidt calls “the paradox of abundance,” which he says “undermines the quality of our engagement.”

How many content-overload websites can you monitor before you become overwhelmed by volume? How many share-explosions does it take before you remove a friend from your Facebook feed? How many Tumblr pages can you pay attention to before the reblogs become a blur?

 

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Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation.

 

After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information."

 

What really counts is to create content that is useful, meaningful and helpful for others, whether from direct hand authorship, or by curating the best existing resources.

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

http://chrisdeline.com/curation

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

 


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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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A Great Example of Innovative Content Curation: A Storified CV

A Great Example of Innovative Content Curation: A Storified CV | Library Corner | Scoop.it

From the article intro:

 

"...Scott Kubie, who typically goes by Scott Rocketship, was recently laid off from his job at a mobile and web app technology startup.

 

In his quest to find a new gig, the 27-year-old copywriter decided to use Storify to create a unique resume.

 

In the five days since publishing, the Storify has gotten more than 1,150 views and been making the rounds on Twitter. Storify even shared it on its Twitter feed and Facebook page.

 

Rocketship has been lauded by many for his innovation and creativity..."

 

Find out why he decided to create a Storify resume and see the innovative result he got: http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/how-to-use-storify-to-make-an-interactive-resume_b9336 

 


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What Is Curation and Why It's So Relevant? [Video]

Robin Good: A great video animation introducing some of the key ideas, dreams and concepts behind content curation.

 

From the video: "One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is this sort of radical discovery, where you start in a place that you are familiar with, that you trust, and then you drill down and down and chase the white rabbit and then you end up in some wonderland you didn't know existed." 

 

The clip includes thoughts from some unique curators, picked and selected by Percolate, the company sponsoring this video. 

 

Inspiring. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more / watch original video: http://vimeo.com/38524181   ;


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