Content Curation basically means that – out of all the content you find on the social web – you pass on the most valuable stuff to your network.
A slightly more coherent definition of someone who curates content comes from marketing expert Rohit Bhargava: A Content Curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online.
Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. Content curators provide a customized, vetted selection of the best and most relevant resources on a very specific topic or theme.
The Three S’s of Content Curation: Seek, Sense, Share
Content curation is a three-part process: Seek, Sense, and Share. Finding the information or “seeking” is only one third of the task as Mari Smith points out in this video about why curation is important and some tools for doing it.