[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: curate

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jul 31 10:30:38 EDT 2018


_Los Angeles Times_ 27 Dec 2009 p p4 col 2
"The concept of curated retail started with the best intentions; it referred to a thoughtfully edited selection of products that spoke to a certain aesthetic or point of view . . . . Rule of thumb:  Art collections and exhibits are curated; iPod playlists, flea market booths and Facebook friends are not."


> 
> Not every online dictionary has this sense of curate, but Oxford online has:
> "Select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc.), typically using professional or expert knowledge."
> *‘nearly every major news organization is using Twitter’s new lists feature to curate tweets about the earthquake’*
> 
> I don't think "curate" was used much this way ten years ago, but it has been increasingly so used since.
> 
> See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/curate#Etymology_2 for 5 examples.
> 
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 8:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > Nowadays simply =3D select carefully
> >
> > "Have 1 minute? We've curated this for you: 5 ways to amplify your
> > Gal=C3=A1pagos expedition."
> >
> > I've been hearing "curated" this way in TV commercials for months but
> > kept quiet about it.
> >
> > ISTR  a selection of "specially curated" cosmetics sent regularly to
> > one's door.
> >
> >
> > JL
> >
> Dennis C. During
>

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