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09/21/2013 10:05 am ET | Updated Nov 21, 2013

iPhone 5s Promises Web Video Explosion

The new iPhone 5s is yet another move toward the emergence of 'always on' content creation culture. With a five-element Apple-designed lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 15 percent bigger active sensor area, the pictures are sure to be sharper. Also the 5s has a 120fps video, for high-speed recording. The result? Cool slow-motion videos. And now you've got burst shooting at up to 10 frames per second -- so it really is a content creation device.

At the same time, Samsung's new Smartwatch is ready to shoot video and pictures as well. And of course Google Glass is rocking a HD camera.

The bottom line -- the nature of video and image capture is moving fast and becoming ubiquitous? So, how does that impact professional content creators? And, from my perspective as one of the folks who's advocated for human involvement in finding content coherence, what about Curation?

Well, the good news is -- in the very noisy world of everyone making and sharing raw images and video, professional content becomes far more valuable. In the world of Information Overload, people don't want more content, they want less. But they want it to be relevant, accurate and trusted.

In the past, technologist have bet that they could solve the content overload with smarter algorithms And content creators have bet that they could keep their quality content in a walled garden. But we're all connected, and we're all consuming content on multiple devices. So creation has to be set free, to allow users to watch what they want, where they want, when they want it. And human curators, who can use both tools and editorial judgement to find and organize relevant content in coherent collections are likely to be the center of our noisy info-world.

In the future, the line between consumer, pro-sumer and professional content will blur and vanish. Quality will come down to recommendations Friends and family will curate in your social sphere, and professional curators will help discover and surface valuable nuggets of information from the massive ocean of raw content feeds.

The Device Revolution is fueling and information avalanche. And while social signals will get smarter, and crowd-based information will rapidly highly popularity, the critical element of the Curation Economy is human... and we're just getting started.