Thoughts on essential factors of web content creation spiral which is a new model for understanding information flow in the social age. The “publish – share” model is not enough to describe the complex of various content creation activities. I am thinking about a new analysis framework to catch the rise of content curation.
Basically, Curation Commons means people curate public web content to build a CC licensed content network that anyone can access on the Web. Curation Commons is inspired by Creative Commons. The Web has a lot of contents. Now we need curators to re-organize these original creations. People can choose Creative Commons licenses for their curated contents to form a new content network anyone can assess on the Web.
Two years ago, I was an active user on SlideShare.net, I am now working for a new web curation platform BagTheWeb.com. It is a new and exciting experience for me.
Yesterday I created a unique bag to share my memories of Independence Day holidays during past three years. It records the tracks of my career as well as my interests and activities. I now clearly see the fragments of these memories remixed into a big picture I call Curation Commons. The idea of Curation Commons is a dream that might change, but it reveals an exciting view toward the future. The process of building this bag has also inspired me to think what happiness is. Here comes its blog version.