05 Apr '11, 10pm

Reading "For the info-rich and time-poor, digital curators to the rescue?"

Internet searches often test one's patience, whether the information relates to Traditional Chinese Medicine, controversial political candidate Tin Pei Ling, or Japan's nuclear disaster. Take the third. Googling "Japan radiation" easily throws up more than 70 million results and counting. Narrow that search to "news", and matches are still staggering - at over 38,000. A browse would show many stories from different sources, though they become a sea of sameness beyond the first two pages on the screen. Inundated by the deluge of information, and with little time on our hands, some of us turn to social media networks. Sometimes, postings by friends are useful. But often, the typically self-indulgent musings are not. It's "curators" to the rescue. Far from cavernous museums, in front of a blinking screen, digital "curators" choose and present things related to a specific topi...

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