Jul 20, 2011

Curation and the Next Shiny Object
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Content Curation

Via Scoop.itinternetbillboards

One of the greatest sources of consternation in the social world is the vast quantity of information (data, really) that social media generates. For news people the challenges are sifting out the truth then aggregating information in ways that make sense. These are the same challenges faced by a modern front office team intent on developing value from all the miscellaneous data streams. We take very different approaches to finding truth though. In the front office we’re more automated because in many cases the truth of any situation is a mathematical quantity and the ideas that get the most votes, or their rational equivalents, win. That’s not so true in the news biz. There truth is truth regardless of what any group might wish it to be. Whether its news or customer facing business, we might use the same or similar tools to sift the load. One area where there is commonality is in the need for editors in news and curators in social media circles. In either case someone has to be ultimately responsible for making sense of the stream of information and presenting it. Ironically, editing is something that the Web and citizen journalists pushed to the side but lately it has seen elevated importance. I think curation is on the same upswing… [read full article http://j.mp/n4aafu]
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Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.
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