Web Content Curation

What is Content Curation?

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 Primer | Beth’s Blog

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.     

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

[...]  a look at over 30 content curation tools (mostly free, but some paid/professional tools as well) that will help you cut through the clutter of your information stream to find the gems. [...]

Curation tools and Desktop Clippers / Browser Extensions in Judy O'Connell (heyjude)

Curate, create and conquer: Journalism 2.0 startups to watch

From aggregators that tailor content exactly to their readers, to citizen-powered news outfits, here are some of the startups changing the face of journalism in 2012.

The content curators


Ones to watch: Zite, Pulse, flipboard.com, Skygrid, News.me, techmeme.com, Storify, Paper.li, scoop.it, Percolate

The content creators


Ones to watch: Digital Journal, PandoDaily, ThePhenomlist, The Bay Citizen, Allvoices, California Watch, Patch, Spot.us, The Verge, Propublica, Examiner