. an algorithm
a group of user
a trusted editor
orororor mix of all three.
""Yes, consumers want human filters. But they don’t want nameless human filters. They don’t want information workers,  ‘curating’ for them, they want real people, with voices and passions, and faces,  and personalities."
The Curation Explosion, And Why Humans Still Trump Tech - Forbes
"The differential of what makes a good curator and great one is not the nature of the space they curate but the breadth of their discovery skills." The Evolution of the Curator - Design
"The dismissal of the trending module team appears to have been a long-term plan at Facebook. A source told the Guardian the trending module was meant to have “learned” from the human editors’ curation decisions and was always meant to eventually reach full automation."
Facebook Fires Trending Team, and Algorithm Without Humans Goes Crazy - The Guardian
"While the concept of curation is nothing new — museums and art galleries have been doing it for centuries — online curation is really coming into its own on several different fronts." Why Curators Matter Now More Than Ever - The Huffington Post
"We also increasingly want informed and idiosyncratic selections. Humans are back. This is why, despite having the world’s most powerful book recommendation engine, Amazon bought Goodreads, a website based around personal book reviews."In the age of the Algorithm, the Human Gatekeeper is Back - The Guardian
"As The New Yorker’s Tim Wu points out, today Netflix’s most valuable “algorithm” might be chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who’s in charge of picking which programs the company funds."
Netflix’s Secret Special Algorithm Is a Human - The New Yorker
"Facebook is mired in a series of controversies about the curation of its news feed. It recently tried to smooth the process out by firing its human editors… only to find the news feed degenerated into a mass of fake and controversial news stories.""The Curated Web - The Huffington Post
"It is our generation that will also be able to more easily understand where new opportunities lie because they can quickly pinpoint where the gaps are in content, services, and products"."The Curated Web - The Huffington Post
"With all of the information and all of the people together in one place, there are even more opportunities for creating, sharing, and discovering ideas. But you can’t necessarily go search for them — sometimes you just don’t know what to look for."
"The Curated Web - The Huffington Post
"Have you wondered why they call it the News Feed?
It’s because Facebook wants to become a goto resource for real-time information, delivering the latest news as it happens."
Facebook’s Algorithm Revealed: How to Remain Visible in The Cluttered News Feed? - Neil Patel
"Tech companies seem to be jutting up against the limits of what an algorithm can achieve, at least affordably. (The algorithm that won the Netflix prize was never actually implemented because it was prohibitively expensive)".
Coders Are Making More Room for Curators in Silicon Valley - TIME
"Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together."
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's New Mission after 2017Mark Zuckerberg Notes
"We must remain radically open to new ideas. And we must preserve and promote the systems by which it is possible to share, collaborate, and investigate. The future depends on it!"
The Future of Art According to Hans Ulrich Obrist - ARTSY
"As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a 'filter bubble' and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview."
Beware online 'Filter Bubbles' - Eli Pariser at TED
"I don’t want to see us descend into a nation of bloggers myself. I think we need editorial more than ever right now."
- Steve Jobs.
"“It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.”
- Roger Ebert