The Rise of the Curator

I wrote some (here, here) about the rising prominence of digital curators and how they are becoming a major force in driving web traffic.

I guess the term came up a bunch at this week’s PSFK conference, enough so that Grant McCracken brought it up in his blog a couple of days ago:

“Having been a curator once, my ears always perk up at the mention of the term  I am pleased that the term has taken on new meanings and new currency, that it has escaped the dusty corners of a museum and gallery world.  It and me, both.  Still, I wonder what this term is now being asked to mean, and why we should now find it now so compelling and fashionable.”

He makes some very interesting points and his perspective as a classic curator is great.

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