[Ads-l] curate

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 31 12:48:47 EDT 2018


Nancy Friedman nominated "curate" as a Word of the Year for 2009.

http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2009/12/words-of-the-year-fritinancy-edition.html
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:

https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wc/my-curator-done-told-me/

And here's Stephen Miller in the WSJ last year:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-there-a-cure-for-the-curating-craze-1513125415


On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2010_01_05_archive.html
>
> Who points to an NYTimes article about Twitter
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/weekinreview/03carr.html
>
> 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>
> wrote:
>
> > 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:
> > >
> > > 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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