Social content curation is a new trend which has emerged following on the heels of the information glut created by the user-generated content revolution. Rather than create new content, content curation websites allow their users to categorise and organise collections of content created by others that they find online. These users or content curators provide an editorial perspective by highlighting interesting content.
In this project, we take a broad view of content curation and seek to understand its basic process and then explore how to strengthen and use it. Basically we study the process in three steps:
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