In our annual list of predictions, we said we expect to see a lot of “curation” this year. In an April column, Lewis D’Vorkin wrote, “The soul of media: Curation and editing, all one in the same.”
Interesting all the more because on Jan. 12, 2011, we posted “Birnbach Communications’ Top Predictions for 2011, Part III,” in which we said,
As used in 2011, curation does not have anything to do with healing. Sometimes known as “digital curation,” the term generally refers to the concept of a website that offers information selected and maintained by an actual human (who might be known as a curator if this were a museum), not by an algorithm. In newspaper circles, this person used to be called “editor.”
Read D’Vorkin’s column, it worth checking out. But it’s also nice to see another prediction validated.