Via Scoop.it – Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond
I selected this piece written in March of 2011 because it’s worthy of your attention once more, if you’re serious about becoming a trusted source in this space.
It has great information, answers the question what makes content curation necessary and much more.
Intro: Content curation, a term that gained popularity in 2010, is the art of culling relevant, valuable and useful information from the vast ocean of data, and presenting it in a cohesive, interesting and comprehensive style that gives a ‘big picture’ view of a specific niche topic.
No longer can anyone claim that they can peruse and make sense of all the content that exists (and is being constantly added) on even a very narrow range of subjects. 47 million websites were added in 2009 and an estimated 550 billion documents exist online today.
The role of a content curator was first proposed around 2004, when the catchy term ‘Newsmastering’ was introduced by Robin Good of MasterNewMedia.com to describe a dedicated content analyst who would gather, collate and categorize content from various sources and compile it for consumption by those who are interested. http://www.sitepronews.com/2011/03/16/content-curation-how-to-quickly-add-value-as-information-marketers/
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