What is Curation? [Video]

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Curation has been a hot topic of discussion. I, along with my colleague Mathew Ingram, have been writing about curation and aggregation for a while, and have explored many different aspects of both. Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest are the engines of this new curation trend.

Today, folks from New York-based curation-oriented startup Percolate put up a video. It includes comments from the likes of Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss talking about what curation is and why we need it. It’s an enjoyable video that explains curation in a very articulate fashion without resorting to hyperbole.

I wish the Percolate folks would talk to three curation veterans who have been doing it long before it become a trendy word — John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Jason Kottke of Kotte.org and Scott Beale of Laughing Squid. As for me personally, curation is no different to blogging. I have been practicing it on my personal blog, highlighting everything from shoes I like to a snappy quote from Mark Zuckerberg to a video about Kiev.

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