In a recent post, Brian Solis declared 2011 “The Year of the Curator“. All of a sudden, curation is a very popular term. Now, popular terms don’t always translate into pertinent topics but the idea of curation really intrigues me.
One of the biggest conversations taking place in social media is about noise. We have so much information available that we have to be able to filter out the unimportant content (aka “noise”). It’s certainly an issue for consideration. As business professionals, part of what attracts us to social media is the ability to get real-time, solid information as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with people we would otherwise never know. But we can’t sacrifice time in the process.
That being said, how can we learn how to filter out the noise?
Early last year, I read a whole bunch of comments from people who declared that the way to filter out the noise is to unfriend and unfollow people. They proceeded to announce they were deleting friends, followers and connections that they “didn’t feel were valuable”.
Wait, what now?! I was incredibly confused by these announcements. Whenever someone ...