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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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March 29, 2012 10:09 AM!

What Curation Is About: Drew Meyers Introduces Curation to Real Estate People

What Curation Is About: Drew Meyers Introduces Curation to Real Estate People | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: You may not like this site, its focus (on real estate) or its writing style, but to me Drew Meyers does hit the nail right on the head, in introducing and explaining content curation, to a likely audience of real-estate agents.

He writes: "At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember about curation is that it’s not about you.

...It is about delivering GREAT content consistently over and extended period of time.

Curation is about building long term credibility, establishing real relationships, and earning your place as your audience’s go-to source for anything related to real estate."

And that is indeed a great synthesis of what curation really is. But he adds more to make sure you are 100% with us and he excels at doing so:

"FACT n.1) Everyone is now a publisher.

FACT n.2) Many SUCK at creating quality content.

FACT n.3) There is too much, for lack of a better word, shit on the web as a result.

FACT n.4): I don’t have time to filter through the shit myself and find the valuable/ insightful/interesting content.

FACT n.5): I value people who curate content in very specific niches for me.

FACT n.6): The people that curate content in areas I’m interested in earn my trust over time, and are much more likely to earn my business if I need goods/services they provide."

Bravo Drew. 

Good read. 8/10

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February 7, 2012 3:24 AM!

Reduced, Relevant and Reliable: Three Characterizing Traits of Great Curation

Reduced, Relevant and Reliable: Three Characterizing Traits of Great Curation | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Jim Love, writes on his blog "Change the Game", a long article about curation and its reason d'etre.

Interesting thoughts overall, but the most valuable part, is in a few paragraphs, that distill clearly three important characterizing traits for quality curation.

Here is the part that caught my attention:

"Curation is a a filter.

An intelligent agent goes through the volume and the clutter and brings us a distilled version, reduced to it’s essence.

Great curation does three things. I call them the “3 Rs” - short for reduced, relevant and reliable.

Curation reduces the volume information from a particular domain to make it more manageable. It distills things to their essence.

It ensures that the information is relevant. Does it fit our interests and our needs? This is more difficult than it seems. Especially where the topic is new or unfamiliar we don’t always know what is valuable or how to describe it. It can also be intensely personal. We all have slightly different levels of need and the nuances of those needs are sometimes subtle.

Lastly, information must be reliable. Accuracy is critical and in the current world, difficult to establish. Is the story correct? Is the source reliable?

Rightful. 8/10

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