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Why I Launched My Next Book On Kickstarter

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The funny thing is - I feel pretty strongly that publishers are increasingly important to the future of books. If you think about it, publishers are, ...

A Secret Tech Conclave: The Circle vs. The Lobby

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In hindsight, I probably should have thought things through a bit before I packed David Eggers' new book 'The Circle' as a beach read for my trip to t...

Curate or Be Curated: The Coming Age of the Curation Economy

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The cure for information overload is coherent curation -- data-driven discovery managed by skilled, thoughtful, and in some cases expert curators. Much as the quality of a restaurant is created by the chef, the quality of the curated end-product is going to be made by the curator.

iPhone 5s Promises Web Video Explosion

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

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.

Is Information Overload Making Us Sick?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You've got to admit, it was a weird anniversary to celebrate. There was the Mayor of NY at the Old Town Bar in Union Square - happily reminding the ba...

Now Or Never - The New World Of InfoOverload

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I used to be one of those people who categorized things. I had my urgent to do list, my long term projects, my followups. I was... you know... organiz...

Why Video Curation Is the New Secret Sauce of Content Marketing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The future of the web won't be about content sites that drive traffic to commerce sites. It won't be about shopping sites or price matching sites that drive consumers to the lowest price sources. The future is about curation, the thoughtful and useful aggregation and organization of content, context and commerce.

How to De-Risk Book Publishing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.09.2013 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that having conversations with readers came after publication. But today a book is the outcome of thought leadership, blogging, and conversational leadership.

Touring the YouTube Offices

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

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The Digital Deluge: Explained

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

Business used to be so simple. Manufacturers made things. Stores stocked them. Consumers bought them. Rinse and repeat. Ah, it sounds so quaint standing in the marketplace madness that is 2011.

Data Smog: How Information Turned Deadly

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You know that feeling on a clear blue sky day. The air is crisp, the sun is shining. Everything seems right in the world. Well, on the Web - it isn't...

When Customers Attack: Comments and the Web

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There are pages and pages of these. I'm not going to name the chain, because I hope that as a careful customer you're searching Yelp, CitySearch, Google Reviews -- or any of the many sites that invite consumer feedback.

MTV and the "Curated ME"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Millennials have grown up with a 24/7 news cycle and reality TV. They know the power of branding and publicity. Every day they act as their own digital publicists, curating and monitoring the 'me' brand.

Brazil. Tech Forward - In a Social Sort Of Way.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Sao Paulo's Latin motto is Non dvcor, dvco, which translates as "I am not led, I lead." Leading in digital seems very much part of the culture of the place.

Google News: Humans Beat Robots, at Last!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After almost a decade, Google is somewhat sheepishly admitting that humans are, well, useful after all.

CBS Joins the Curation Trend

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If CBS is paying attention -- there's lots of good learning for the CBS Early Show and CBS Evening News in what they're doing with Lazar and Co. over at Now Trending.

Extreme Transparency: The New Way We Live

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

My fellow traveler read my powerpoint from behind me on the airplane. And my car service driver watched it live on the web. Certainly my 'private' presentation to the TEDx community was more public than I ever imagined.

A Silver Lining? iCloud Embraces 'Everywhere' Computing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The real opportunity of the cloud is about sharing, not controlling content. Sticking your files on a shared server is great, but it's not a computing revolution. The game changer is the curated cloud.

Google's User Happiness Problem

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

While Google is defining 'delight' as popping a weather graphic on your screen, users are drowning in a flood of tweets, blog posts, check-ins, and other real-time data that overwhelm comprehension and exhaust users.

NY's Secret Underground Digital Lab

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

New York has a digital sensory deprivation zone that tests how long people can stand being disconnected from the web. It's called the New York City Subway.

Can Venture Capitalize on Curation?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Curation has come of age. The sheer volume of Web content, and the increasing demand of both content consumers and Web advertisers makes it clear that content without curation is simply noise.

Hey Marketers! I Want My Data Back!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you're like me, you're splurting data all over the place. Just a few years a back, the idea of sharing your credit card on the Internet seemed like...

Volvo's Social Media #Fail

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that in marketing, the brand with the most cash won. Hands down. You could 'carpet bomb' a market, you could 'own' the conversation, you...

Fred Wilson, Uri Milner: Is Curation VC's Big New Thing?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A number of the web's most trusted voices have started to embrace a concept that could have massive ramifications -- to manage, and make useful, the massive growth of content on the web, sites must embrace curation.

Why Stephen Colbert Fears Me

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

At first I didn't put all the pieces together. Why wouldn't he return my calls? After all, in January alone he'd had Jane McGonigal, Michael Lewis, and Amy Chua. But still, no invite.