We don’t have a problem of “information overload”… we have a problem of “filter failure”. And even as you’re reading this massive money is being spent to create better filters. And the best filters are those which allow humans and computers to both do what they do best… in a new thing called “collaborative intelligence”.
Content Curation. We’re starting to hear about it all over the place! But what is it?!
Karan Bavandi is the founder of KBucket.com (a curation platform I’m still figuring out). He’s very vocal about content curation and his Twitter account is worth following for that reason…
Here are a couple of good slide decks on the topic. There are many!
Here are a couple of curation tools (or platforms) to look into. The first is Storify, and I’m using it to write my blog! The second is scoop.it, which is a curation platform many are playing with. The difference is that Storify (in my opinion) does a better job of giving you easy ways to bring content in from the outside.
Storify gives me a Chrome extension, which I love! I can grab pretty much anything from anywhere on the web, and bring it into a Storify story that I’m working on. I can then move it around, add my own editorial comment around it, etc. Very nice!
Here’s the ubiquitous Robert Scoble talking to the Scoop.it founder…
|Be The Curator of Your Favorite Topic! | Scoop.it
Create your topic-centric media by collecting gems among relevant streams Publish it to your favorite social media or to your blog
Finally, everyone has their opinion on what makes a great content curation platform, and you’ll need to make up your own mind. Here’s a review of a whole bunch.
|30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use
Posted By WebAdvantage.net on Aug 19th, 2011 As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, "information overload" is something we all seem to suffer.
Has content curation appeared on your radar? Do you as a blogger realize the power you have, not to be a subject matter expert but to be an expert curator?!