Rory Cellan-Jones (the BBC’s Technology Correspondent) was speaking on BBC Radio this morning about Twitter. He called it ‘the most important innovation for journalists in recent years’.
As he was speaking, I was reading this article by Steven Rosenbaum on Mashable who describes how social media has enabled a personal web publishing boom. Now that publishing tools have been opened up, the key challenge lies in getting value from this ‘information flood’. This includes ensuring that content creators gain access to appropriate audiences. As it’s got easier to talk, it’s becoming harder to be heard!
This is where content curation comes into its own. “Data will be created with staggering speed, and systems will need to evolve to find, gather, and package data so that you can get what you need, when you need it, in coherent and useful bundles”.
This sounds like a job for the information professional!