Steve Rosenbaum, the creator of MTV Unfiltered, author of Curation Nation, and CEO of Magnify.net, writes a spot on piece about the state of content curation, why it’s so important, and its role in shaping the online world for the foreseeable future:
In the past few years, the growth in mobile devices along with the widening definition of content from contextualized data to raw data has opened the floodgates of participation. I’m not arguing against this trend — far from it. What I am saying is this: With creation now ubiquitous and overwhelming, we must adopt new content organization and consumption methods in order to find meaningful information in the fast-moving data flow of the web.
In the blog post, he puts forward 5 immutable laws of the curation economy:
- People want less not more content
- There are three distinct types of curators.
- Curation is a profession, not a hobby.
- Curation requires tools & technology.
- Curation on a specific topic will compete with the mass media.
For a full in-depth read of these laws, check out his must read article.
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