Remember when you were a kid and the excitement that came on Halloween – Partially scared of what costumes, characters, and chaos you might encounter, but exhilarated with the thought of the candy you might amass? And for many, collecting the candy wasn’t the best part. You might recall coming home with your family or friends, dumping all your treasures on the floor, then organizing and trading.
Chocolates over here.
Hard candy over there.
Apples in the trash. (Am I right?)
Collecting candy on Halloween night isn’t unlike the content curation process. To work well – ensuring the optimal distribution of candy and knowledge – both should have a system of aggregation AND curation.