In this Post Robin Good offers valid arguments for why "search" is broken. He argues correctly that most people trust search engines to deliver to most unbiased results, but the facts are different. Now more than ever we need human curators to fill the gap!
Curators are better at helping the crowd make sense of information online than algorithms. Author discusses solutions to music, news and video curation, with insights of what makes a good curator and curation solution.
Worker take up to 8 searches to find the right information, that is 1.8 hours a day and 9.3 hours a week. Our KBucket solution lets users collaborate and curate information they need to do their work, saving significant time for both individuals and organizations.
This study is an excellent testimonial to the need of curation to deal with information overflow. Study has found that it takes between 5 to 25 minutes for users to find documents and information they need to perform their jobs.