If curating content is easy, you’re doing it wrong: 5 tips for effective content curation
Blog post by Joshua Merritt where he lays out a few best practices for content curation. He says that content curation should not be easy, otherwise you are not adding a lot of value:
You don’t go to a museum to look at crap (unless it’s a crap museum)
As content curation gets more and more popular, many people take the easy way out of just syndicating content through tools like paper.li that simply pipe in and pipe out content without letting the curator be a curator be selective, add their own perspective, and ultimately add value.