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What does it mean to 'curate' an Online Community?

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posted Mar 15 by Monisha R Shetty

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Curation is an act of organizing information so that it appeals to a wider range of potential viewers. It often involves elevating and promoting content into new streams that highlight particular topics or areas of interest. As Cory notes, it's a kind of expert filtering that helps differentiate wheat from chaff.

It essentially allows one to create horizontal slices across the Internet, which is still too often vertically-oriented (organization-centric, limited topic areas, etc.). It also allows for the re-surfacing of content which might have disappeared from the current chronological stream.

answer Mar 18 by Sandip Das
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