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Curators gonna curate

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 01, 2012

Former kottke.org guest curator Choire Sicha rails against the dirty filthy c-word. That’s right, “curator”.

Your metaphor is all wrong. More likely you’re a low-grade collector, not a curator. You’re buying (in the attention economy at least! If not in the actual advertising economy of websites!) what someone else is selling — and you’re then reselling it on your blog. You’re nothing but a secondary market for someone else’s work.

I got fresh Sicha content. Anyone buying Sicha? 2-for-1 Sicha for the next hour only. Free embedded tweets! I’m also selling links to @curateordie for a limited time only, act now!

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