The Ideal Content Curation Practice



The question phrased is “Where do you believe the focus should be in curating?  The three aspects of the practice of  content curation in the graphic above are seek, sense and share. I think the focus should be evenly shared across the three aspects to allow for quality curation.  The world needs thoughtful filters.

Rosenbaum’s (2011) three main recommendations for innovative curation  were;

1.listening is more powerful than speaking

2.choose your digital clothing carefully (in other works) what you present digitally to others in your name

3. In a noisy world , customers embrace clarity

The balance of seeking, making sense of and sharing is similar to the social media literacies that work together as described by Rheingold(2010).  .

Knowledge Networks: establishing and setting purposes.

A ‘Knowledge Network’ can be defined as  “Resources and learning experiences shared among a network of non-profit organizations and colleagues who aim for continuous learning and building of expertise to improve outcomes and increase impact.”(scanpo, 2011)

Knowledge networks should be formed around a specific issue or general set of values. The form of a network should follow it’s function.The network needs to be facilitated by an identifiable co-coordinator. It is built  on relationships and interactions between members. New tools should be used to allow for innovative, collaborative and creative behaviours.

The purpose of the knowledge network needs to be made explicit , objective and justified. The purpose can be long-term, instrumental in achieving goals and /or fluid. When working well it can be part of the connective tissue of a society that allows for organisational innovation and change. Knowledge networks are able to manage knowledge, amplify knowledge, assist with advocacy, build communities, and make resources mobile. Through knowledge networks we want to motivate people who used to be the audience to now start participating.


Hearn, S., & Mendizabal, E. (2011). Not everything that connects is a network. ODI Background note

scanpo. (2011, July). Knowledge network guidelines. Retrieved May 2015, from scanpo:together for good sc association for non profit organisations:

Shirky, C. (2010). Means. In Cognitive surplus: Creativity and generosity in a connected age. (pp. 31-64) New York: Penguin Press.