+Jerod Morris +Demian Farnworth
, nice start to the curation series guys. I know you're primarily approaching it from a content curation perspective, but I'd love to see you address curation beyond "content." For example, how can we curate the recipes, conversations, movies, and other experiences we have to serve our community online?
I have a few more general comments for ya to get your brain juices flowing. Look out, because I get pumped up about curating. :)
1) Excel spreadsheets are the best tool, hands down, that I've ever used for curating. When it comes to archiving and organizing - two pillars in my FAOCAS curating process - there's nothing better. People will say Evernote, Scoop.it, Pinterest, or, heaven forbid, Facebook are the best tools. But I have a whole book (literally) to back up why I think Excel spreadsheets are the best curation tool around.
2) My process looks like this: Filter, Archive, Organize, Context, Access, and Share. It's what I called FAOCAS (pronounced: "focus).
3) Something I struggle with is attribution. How far am I willing to go to chase down an original source, especially if it's in dispute, when I cite my "hat tips?" That's a toughy.
4) Curating the curators is relatively easy these days. Just spend some time on Scoop.it or, better yet, follow who I call "The Curator's Curator," +Robin Good
, wherever he hangs out online. The guy's a curation machine
and I really hope you discuss him in an upcoming podcast episode.
Episode one was a great start, fellas. I'm excited for the rest.