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Updated by Martin Couzins on May 11, 2017
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Content curation: a primer

Here are some articles and videos to help get to grips with content curation. Some are backgrounders, some focused on learning, some on tools.

What is Curation?

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest. In this video, we wanted to try to get into the heads of some of our favorite curators to understand what makes them tick.

A range of curators explain what it is to curate.

How to be an effective digital curator

Let's face it the internet isn't getting any smaller. How do we separate the valuable content from the noise, how do we organise the good stuff in ways that.

All the resouces from the 'How to be an effective digital curator' MOOC Sam Burrough and I designed and delivered in January 2014.

Harold Jarche about Seek Sense Share

Thoughts on using curation to develop your personal knowledge.

Beware online "filter bubbles"

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview.

A hot issue for curators - are you curating from within a bubble?

Innovate -- curation! | Steve Rosenbaum | TEDxGrandRapids

In a world of bandwidth and content abundance, we're overwhelmed with data, tweets, blogs, check in's and media. It used to be we surfed the web. Now the waves of the web are just too big. Curation is the new magic that makes the web work.

Author of the book Curation Nation, Steve Rosenbaum, makes the case for human curators.

Maria Popova: In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is a new kind of authorship

Editor's Note: Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curation of "cross-disciplinary interestingness" that scours the world of the web and beyond for share-worthy tidbits. Here, she considers how new approaches to curation are changing the way we consume and share information.