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    In Bed With Social | Marie Dollé | 9/6/20 | 8 min
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    • bartadamley
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Fascinating piece on 'Infobesity" ... this idea of curation taking on more and more of a critical role in our day and age.

      In a sense, this is what our community on Readup is doing. As we have scouts who dictate in the first place that this is a worthwhile piece of reading, based on their completion of the article, comments as well as the rating they give. And last but not least, that decision to submit the article.

      Curation is an increasingly valuable tool, in a world where we come across not many needles in a haystack, but instead going to that haystack and only finding needles. In essence, when we experience information glut it is a result of finding one too many things that we deem interesting, rather than not enough interesting content.

      Let's continue to embrace our humanity when it comes to curation versus using AI to nudge us further into informational overload.

      So that's what's at stake. In an unprecedented context of increasing notions to be understood, skills to be regularly updated and emerging trends on a daily basis, the curator is becoming a new category of teacher, who will accompany us to ensure our competitiveness in an extremely uncertain world.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 weeks ago

      Recently, an article written by GPT-3 became the top post on Hacker News. There is too much information available, a limited amount of curation requires to read/watch something. If we always rely on curation then it would be tough to figure out what else matters to ourselves.

      “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami

      Above quote applicable to books as well as getting overwhelmed by the curated contents.