Extracting quality information from the internet has become (or at least, is becoming) a challenge today. This too-much-information-age is somehow shifting the goal from content creation to content curation.
While I can quickly know about almost anything directly from my mobile device, it’s such a ‘wow’ feeling when someone forwards me a great article because those are difficult to find with a simple Google search.
If the internet is water, I’d call good content as Mercury — it always sinks at the bottom.
The rate at which data is created on the internet is approximately 1.7 megabytes per second per person. And to give you a better idea, there are:
- 500 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube every minute *
- 350,000+ tweets are generated every minute on Twitter *, etc.
Not to mention, all these contents are not good enough to take a look at but some of them really are. But extracting the good ones from the pile takes a lot of time and effort.
For example, this page lists all the great articles that I think are the best to learn to blog. But manually Googling the topics one by one is going to take a lot of time and effort.
As more content is being created, there are greater opportunities for content curators.
For the last few years, various great newsletters started curating great and not-so-easily accessible information in their issues. But now there are so many newsletters that they themselves need to be curated.
However, there is an issue with the curation is that curation platforms don’t serve what you need, they serve you with what they think will be useful for you.
Still, content curation is the future and AI is still not so advanced to beat manual curation.