Curation Nation: The Rise of Content Entrepreneurs (Part 1) | Librarysoul |

Steve Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, wrote this post. I have very little to say here, the article is really amazing. All of us who are curating content are on the leading edge of something very powerful.




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I have a confession to make. I’m a content crook. A newspaper thief.

I’m pretty sure that Rupert Murdoch would say I stole intellectual property.



I started at a very young age. I was nine years old, and as a young man, I always seemed to want to be an entrepreneur. I remember clear as day the first time I noticed all that valuable content just sitting there. Waiting to be repurposed. It was pure gold, and no one seemed to see it but me. Up and down my suburban street, piles and piles of almost brand new newspapers set out by the curb to be picked up by the town’s recycling truck.


I knew they were valuable, because my mom and dad read them eagerly each day. On Sundays they were part of a family tradition that included bagels and lox. Newspapers were valuable; after all, people paid for them. And these slightly used copies were simply stacked in neat, crisp piles, there for the taking.


Now, I understood that they weren’t worth the full price. They were a day old. But they couldn’t be worth nothing. Surely someone would be willing to buy day-old newspapers at a discount!

[read full amazing article]

Via Giuseppe Mauriello, janlgordon