- It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.
"So what we're dealing with now isn't information overload, because we're always dealing with information overload ... thinking about information overload isn't actually describing the problem and thinking about filter failure is." Brilliant
- The Content Curator’s Toolbox
- Why Curate? Why Create? Why Do Anything?
First 2 paragraphs are garbage but I liked the comparison of creation and curation.
- SEO for Curators
From yours truly, 5 steps to getting your curation site in great SEO shape.
- 17 ways to become a better curator
An "all killer and no filler" post on how to do what you're doing better. I see posts like this all the time but this one had some great content. I'm a big fan of alerts and RSS, I love Buffer, and I try very hard to avoid the obvious.
- Mashable: Tips for Content Curation
Mashable says: "Be Part of the Content Ecosystem; Follow a Schedule; Embrace Multiple Platforms; Engage and Participate; Share. Don’t Steal."
- 4 tips for great curation “from” the master, Ken Burns
Storyboard First, Filter Intelligently, Don’t Become Part of the Problem, Know When to Create and When to Curate ... good stuff! Long article but worth it.
- NY Times: The Trouble with Curation
RE: Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. : "Web sites like these to escape, destress, perk up, calm down, feel something, not feel something, distract themselves and ... modulate pleasure and arousal." Well-written and spot-on in my experience. Also: "... collecting online is a form of self-expression for people who don’t create." Not everyone who curates can't create but it can be a substitute.
- A VC on Curation
Fred Wilson: "I'm a big fan of curation in these services. Twitter has lists. Etsy has favorites. Tumblr has tag pages. These are all variations of curation in services that have a lot of noise in them." Great comment: "Art stored randomly in a room is a warehouse. That same art curated and distilled becomes a gallery."
- Creating vs. Curating Social Media Content For Your Business | Social Media Today
Creating unique social media content for your business, and curating relevant content for your audience, are both valid approaches to filling your content pipeline. This said, there is no single approach that will yield the best results.
- Three Reasons Content Curation is Overrated in B2B Marketing — B2B Digital Marketing
An important article, in my humble opinion... Eric addresses thought leadership, taking shortcuts, and differentiation. I agree that curation does not a thought leader make. I also think, though, that there is more value to be had than just "leading the conversation."
- Content curation: usually a bad idea?
I liked Frank's honesty on here. Content curation is such a buzzword these days, it's getting used to mean "anytime you use someone else's content." Some great points on how to do it right.
- The Curators Code
A important movement of folks looking to standardize attribution and connect the web in a more semantic and human way. Also one of the best-looking sites I've seen in a while!
- 4 Steps to Take to Go Forth and Curate
4 good tips for content curators just getting started
- The age of curation | Vivi’s startup blog
"I feel that nowadays we are in the age of curation, where more and more users are participating into this giant experiment, like never before, discovering that they can express themselves and whom their are through curating the internet for others."
- The Difference Between Content Curation and Link Spraying | Social Media Today
Content curation is not just sharing links. As such, Twitter isn't curation. Erica explains the difference between just distributing links and thoughtful curation.
- Magnify is a video curation platform that raised $1M on it’s way to $7M
Magnify calls themselves "The Video Curation, Publishing, & Monetization Platform." Another layer of monetization on top of YouTube?
- Bundlr repositions towards curated media
Another day, another curation-based social network. In this case it's extra meta, a site that curates curated media. Very clean site, though, worth at least a look.
- Soon: Flipboard for Android
The popular curated news app, Flipboard, is going to become available on Android. I'm an, iOS user but I definitely prefer that apps are available cross-platform because it (a) makes the apps better for everyone and (b) makes sure certain companies don't sit on their laurels!
- Content curators as superheros?
Stand tall, curators! This is a familiar statement - there's too much information so we need humans to filter - but Fast Company provides some great numbers on how big the data deluge really is. "The web needs you."