Curation is currently one of "the chosen" buzz words in the social media zeitgeist (that's another). But as abundant as the talk of curation is, actual curation tools have been in relatively short order. In recent weeks, I've been experimenting with some newly released curation platforms.
This journey from Atoms to Lifetools is becoming more real, with deeper thinking from Robert Scoble, and the impending launch of the ipad – we are about to experience a deluge of devices that can assist us in sourcing, organising and narrating these information atoms – in real time. The art of information chemistry is about to become a science?
Every hour thousands of new videos are uploaded online. Blog posts are written and published. Millions of tweets and other short messages are shared. To say there is a flood of content being created online now seems like a serious understatement. Until now, the interesting thing is that there are relatively few technologies or tools that have been adopted in a widespread way to manage this deluge.
Our information and entertainment options greatly outweigh the time we have to consume it. Even if one were to only focus on micro-niche interests and snack on bite-sized content, demand could never ever scale to match the supply. Content is a commodity. The Attention Crash is real and - make no mistake - it will deepen.
“A curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an info-molecule. Then he or she adds value to that molecule by passing comment” (Robert Scoble)…kind of like a narrative? -
Thousands of these atoms flow across our screens in tools like Seesmic, Google Reader, Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Google Buzz
What is content curation and why is it so important for the future of web content publishers? The content curator is the next emerging disruptive role in the content creation and distribution chain. In a world submerged by a flood
Before the music portion of the South By Southwest festival this year, Austin's convention center was filled to the beams with digital creatives. Among them was Digg.com CEO Jay Adelson, who told host Liane Hansen about his company's history and future.
There’s been a lot of talk over the past few months (and really, years) about how content curation is the next wave of social media. The reasoning goes that with the massive rise in new information channels spewing a flood of content at consumers, we’re teetering in the midst of an attention crash of sorts.
Curating=Bookmarking+Editing+Ordering+Sharing...". Curating is not about general bookmarking and filtering activities. Content curating must include the analysis and organization a comprehensive collection of linked information artifacts. Content curating must then present this information for the public in a format that allows easy understanding of the...