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Curation is Not Aggregation

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Curation is the big new buzzword this year in social media circles — collecting information in a strategic amassing of selected information that’s presented in a new way to draw out the subtleties and patterns that might not otherwise be noticed when looking at the group in toto. But a good curator, like a good collector, will focus on a specific niche or seek out that subtle pattern that can only be discovered when the pieces are assembled.