Saturday, September 28, 2013

Self-Curation vs. Self-Filtering

I'm at the MIT Hacker Arts event, and there's been several presenters who have used the term self-curation for letting users choose (and be presented with) only the stuff they are interested in.

But that's not curation, that's filtering.

To me, Curation suggests going out and finding things that are linked together and presented to present a theme or message. It doesn't mean just picking things you like.

Using curation to mean seeing only the things you like is a cheapening of the word.

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