Aggregator versus Curator (versus thief)?

There’s some hubbub on the internets as to the value of aggregating versus curating (additional context at Buzzfeed FWD). My take is that sucking-down content published on the web for re-display in a different form is aggregation, and if said content is taken wholesale, theft.   If you do the same thing but employ some…

Friction has value.

Facebook is leading the charge in integrating frictionless sharing for its users, where the music you listen to and articles you read are automatically shared online.  While this can create large volumes of usable data, I’m unsure if less friction is the future.  Looking at  more own content resources and the people on this list,…

What’s in your bag?

What competencies will tomorrow’s web worker need?  The list can be broken down among attitudes, literacies, and skills. Web workers will need to be disciplined, with an ability to work in unstructured and remote environments (as opposed to a cube farm).  They will need to be entreprenurially oriented, both in terms of delivering for their…