I’m a pretty firm believer that the next decade of the Internet (its late teenage years and early 20s, if you will) will reward the elite curators. The folks who can bring the masses and say “this matter, this doesn’t, that does, that definitely doesn’t, that’s a cat.”
Dave Pell is definitely one of those and he told MailChimp last year why he likes visiting sites to build his curated list of the daily news:
“I want to benefit off the editor of each site,” he explains. “What they’re choosing to focus on on their site. I want to see how they laid out their page.”
That’s smarter than it sounds.
I use a RSS feed which makes all stories seem like they’re created equally. I can usually tell which ones are supposed to stand out but I like how Pell does it better.