Authors or Curators: Who Will Be More Valuable in the Future?

Authors or Curators: Who Will Be More Valuable in the Future?

The great debate between original and curated content has been a hot topic in the age of social media. Today, so much content is produced at such a rapid rate that the web has become a realm of tastemakers.

Tools like Storify make it easy to archive on Twitter, a site notorious for breaking news and real-time discussion. Tastemakers also help with discovery, but without the content creators, it would be difficult for anyone to curate in the first place.

So who is more valuable in the future: the ones who create original content, or those who filter through the noise to curate the most valuable content?

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At this year’s Mashable Connect conference at Disney World, Mashable‘s chief technology officer Robyn Peterson caught up with Storify co-founder Burt Herman backstage. Here’s what Herman had to say about who will have more clout in the future.

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