bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 31 12:48:47 EDT 2018
Nancy Friedman nominated "curate" as a Word of the Year for 2009.
Curate: It's not just for museums anymore. A more elegant (or just
pretentious) way of saying "select and organize," _curate_ is now used by
boutiques, nightclubs, and even journalists to describe their activities.
"The Daily Beast doesn’t aggregate," says editor Tina Brown of her (let's
face it) news-aggregator website. "It sifts, sorts, and curates."
More on "curate"/"curation"/"curator" from Stan Friedman in 2010:
And here's Stephen Miller in the WSJ last year:
On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
> Who points to an NYTimes article about Twitter
> On Twitter, anyone may follow anyone, but there is very little expectation
> of reciprocity. By carefully curating the people you follow, Twitter
> becomes an always-on data stream from really bright people in their
> respective fields, whose tweets are often full of links to incredibly
> vital, timely information.
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 10:09 PM, Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com>
> > 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
> > 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:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
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