The rise of community-curated knowledge networks
by Sari Azout / Check your Pulse
- This piece of content is all about the future of/how to think about online communities at the intersection of content curation and knowledge management 🤯 … *strap in*
- “At least 2.5 quintillion bytes of information are produced every day, which is approximately what was produced during all of 2002. While this presents enormous opportunities, our brains are not equipped to deal with this abundance.” — Sari Azout
- “We seem to have forgotten that the goal is not to consume more information. The goal is to think better, so we can achieve our goals.” — Sari Azout
- “There’s a whole economy around knowledge organization available for the taking…
- Three intersecting problems remain unsolved:
- Our feed-based information architecture is obsessed with the present.
- We consume information recreationally, not as a way to achieve our goals.
- Curation has been too focused on the information and not enough on architecture; how we collect, store, augment, and utilize what’s already in our minds.” — Sari Azout
- “Without an information architecture that supports a longer shelf life for content, we will continue to accumulate mental and behavioral debt.” — Sari Azout
- “What’s amazing is how chronological feeds — essentially accidental experiments of digital architecture — have rewired our brains. In the feed, everything is fleeting. This design property means you’re either always on and connected, or you’re off and wondering if you’re missing something important.” — Sari Azout
- “In short, the architecture of digital platforms has made us obsessive documenters and consumers of the present, yet largely indifferent to the archives we create.” — Sari Azout
- “Blending curation and community to inhabit a space I call: new media. On the community side, we’re witnessing a shift towards a post-social media era defined by niche, gated communities of interest and purpose.” — Sari Azout
You might be wondering why I included this in the wealthy section. It’s not a bad question! After reading this piece, I immediately thought about the amount of opportunities the “online communities at the intersection of content curation and knowledge management” space presents…I highly suggest following Sari Azout [here] as she’s going to be announcing what she’s been working on soon 👀
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