A fascinating article appeared a few days ago on Mashable.com regarding the ongoing Content Curation debate. Defined in an article on Social Media Today titled “Manifesto for the Content Curator,” by Rohit Bhargrava, “A Content Curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online.”
We at Mitra Creative believe that conducting research on, aggregation, and posting of content on various Social Media channels to promote ideas, thought, education, and more, adds value and depth to a topic or issue. Our team has found it valuable to augment our/our clients’ self-published information, which may appear to be “self promotion” even when self-published material represents original thought, with additional, more “objective” content.
The Mashable.com article, by Steven Rosenbaum, states, ” ‘Curation comes up when search stops working,’ says author and NYU Professor Clay Shirky. But it’s more than a human-powered filter. ‘Curation comes up when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community.’ ” This is, in our opinion, one of the great examples of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Web 3.0 concept, where metadata is now blended in a large virtual repository and used to aggregate thought and even solve problems.