You often hear people say that Content Curation is a disruptive business, but what does that really mean? Curation is a new layer of activity that sits between the content creators and the consumer, in essence disrupting the original flow of information – providing tools that empower a mass of users to manage the context of information.
A thought leader is someone whose opinion is valued. Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success. So if you can demonstrate your expertise you can become a thought leader.
Curation is traditionally defined as “The act of organizing and maintaining a collection of artworks or artifacts”. Curators are knowledgeable about their domain and offer additional value by collecting and presenting information in ways that informs the audience.
Describing curation Rohit Bhargava says – “a content curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online”. The operative word in his description is continually. In the real-time world of the Internet, this is critical.”
Curation is the DNA of Journalism. In a post in Open School for Journalism, curation is defined as: Collection of potential content from different writers, creative talents, and resources, such as online materials or journalists in the field Analysis of the content to determine most ethical and accurate representation of the subject matter Publication and dissemination of that content to readers, viewers or listeners