People are talking so much these days about social curation, or social media curation, or social content curation, or however you want to call it. And it is obvious that it is the next step in social on the net.
There are a few services that let you ‘curate’ content in a social way. The first one is Pinterest, which is a new platform that lets you interact with others so everyone contributes to the social curation and the result is outstanding in terms of content accuracy for people like you and me; they (Pinterest) have triggered all this social curation crazyness, the term has been coined thanks to them.
Youtube has made recent changes on the platform; at the beginning I thought some of them were a flop, but given some time I think those changes are ok for the platform (most of them). The main change related to social curation are Youtube playlists, which are just lists of similar videos. Everyone can create a playlist, and although they existed before the change, they have promoted them a bit with it (seems like the Pinterest effect is not just taking over Facebook).
Facebook has included some sort of content lists, but as I’m not very into Facebook, I don’t know how they work.
In sum, seems like now we are prosumers and there’s a new duty for us: we create content, we comment and consume content, and now we can easily curate content, or at least contribute to its curation. So much fun!