If curating content is easy, you’re doing it wrong: 5 tips for effective content curation – Joshua Merritt
I’m just going to come out and say it upfront: good (read: effective) content curating ain’t easy. All the tweets and posts and tools out there telling you that curating content is going to make you rich and famous and set your Klout score (should you actually care) rocketing from 14 to 85 overnight are full of horse apples. The general sentiment of many tweets and posts and curate-o-magic tools out there is that you can quickly copy and paste a little schtuff from here and there, post it to your blog, queue it all up in hootsuite or tweetdeck or whatevs, and that’s it – you’re a thought leader. Ummmmm, no. There are content spammers, and there are content curators. Learn the difference – and five simple tips to keep you among the effective content curators. You don’t go to a museum to look at crap (unless it’s a crap museum) Curating as a profession is most often associated with museums. I love the Wikipedia entry for curator because it calls out one of the most important responsibilities of the role in the opening paragraph: Traditionally, a curator or keeper of a cultural heritage institution (e.g., gallery, [...]
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