Re: When to use the word "curate?"

Subject: Re: When to use the word "curate?"
From: Ryan Pollack <ryan -at- clicksecurity -dot- com>
To: Tammy Van Boening <tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:02:37 -0600

I've been seeing "curate" increasingly used as a verb in the sense of "to
pick items of high quality and/or interest".

Examples:

-
http://lifehacker.com/5690910/bitly-bundles-creates-combinations-of-links-that-you-curate/gallery/1
- http://fueled.com/craft-coffee-curate-your-morning-ritual/
- http://www.blogbloke.com/content-curation-right-wrong-way/



On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Tammy Van Boening <
tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> wrote:

> "Curate" is a very specific term that is used in my specialty of writing to
> scientific software. In the science world, it means to research and
> integrate diverse forms of data, including that from scientific
> collections,
> and specific jobs are advertised as Scientific Data Curator Jobs.
>
> TVB
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> Morning, Whirlers,
>
> As I browsed a few newsy sites this morning, I saw the word "curate" being
> used where I used to see "written," "compiled," "developed," or even
> "created."
>
> I put it to you all. When should we use "curate," and when should we not?
>
> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon
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Follow-Ups:

References:
When to use the word "curate?": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: When to use the word "curate?": From: Tammy Van Boening

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