Re: When to use the word "curate?"

Subject: Re: When to use the word "curate?"
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:02:46 -0800

Yes, I thought art in a museum was curated by a curator. But I see the term a lot in hip, up-to-the-minute Internet areas, and it seems pretentious to me. It seems like the kind of word that a marketing person would love, especially in the Internet startup field. "We're curating the back end of this innovative new app, and using special words like this gets the attention of the financial backing firms."

Mark
Crusty Curmudgeon

On 12/19/12 9:00 AM, Tony Chung wrote:

It's obvious: One curates content that is of historical or cultural value,
as in ause or art gallery. *snicker*

-Tony

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Cardimon, Craig wrote:


I put it to you all. When should we use "curate," and when should we not?





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References:
When to use the word "curate?": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: When to use the word "curate?": From: Tony Chung

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