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Robert Scoble

Interview about curation

7 May, 2011

Scoble talks with author Howard Rheingold on why curating web content is important, and how to do it well. He says he got interested in curation when he was running the AP wire machine at Sarasota State when the O.J. Simpson verdict came through, and he noticed that of hundreds of wire stories, the San Jose Mercury picked up only one or two:

Now, today, Twitter is really the replacement for the Associated Press wire machine…I just enjoy picking out interesting things or seeing patterns that other people don’t see in the news…how you become a good [curator] is to see patterns coming through the stream on Facebook or Twitter

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