Tony Karrer wrote this post on September 7, 2011 - I find it extremely relevant and am interested in looking at the possibility of curators collaborating on content around a specific topic and how that might evolve in the future.
I had the priviledge of listening to Clay Shirky today talk about harvesting collective wisdom and the implications of that. There are no accidents as this piece seems to be exploring an aspect of this subject.
Tony is reacting to a blog post he read, Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation. He has some very good observations, too many to list but I've highlighted a few things to set the tone for the article.
Three Major Trends in Curation
**From individual content curators to crowdsourced content curation: Individuals cannot keep up with the pace of new content, even though they have better discovery tools than before.
**Crowdsourcing can, although it is not suitable for promoting radical new ideas: the dictatorship of the masses is unavoidably conservative.
**From manual to semi-automated content curation: Individual content curators are forced to automate as much of the process as possible in order to stay relevant.
**From content curation to people curation: When there is too much content, you vet the content creators, manually or automatically. Those who pass get exposure for all of their content.
****How do these trends interact? This is particularly interesting to me and it will be fascinating to watch this evolve.
****Social networking of the content creator is vitally important in order to create an audience as isolated content becomes increasingly difficult to discover and
****curation focuses on people instead of individual content.
**Build it, and they will come, is dead.
Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"