Still not convinced on the topic of curation? Read on…
Curation is now a necessity. The web is full of content. More than a person could consume in several lifetimes if all they did was sleep a couple hours per day and surf the web, life after life.
Google can’t help us with our internet A.D.D. Nor can Facebook or Alltop.
The best we’ve been able to do so far to harness the massive information overload is use tools like Google Reader and RSS feed aggregators like Alltop. They’ve helped, to be sure, but no one is going through all that information and picking out the best of the best and making sense of it all for you.
Rather than start a new site with the goal of creating a bunch of new content, it’s time for people to think about being content curators. Organizing and commenting on the best content around a certain topic.
Curators still use blog software to publish their content, but the vast majority of each post is made up of carefully reviewed and organized 3rd party information.
Jack Humphrey says it well here and I encourage you to follow the ‘via’ link and read his 11 reasons. Me? I am the self-styled ‘king of curation’ and my ‘e1evation workflow’ allows you to curate content better and faster than any other system I know of with maximum effect. Comment, call or ‘connect’ so we can talk about how this applies to your organization…
- ABC. Always be curating! (e1evation.com)
- How to distill content curation for real impact (christopherspenn.com)
- Is Curation The Future Of Blogging? (buildabetterblog.com)
- Why curation rocks, part 1 (e1evation.com)