May 18, 2020•103 words
Ultra-super-mega round-up blog posts, the ones that list "the best 250 resources for X", are near useless.
Mass curation is not valuable curation.
The quality of recommendations are dependent on two things:
- The person making the recommendation must be able to separate good from bad, and ideally, great from good.
- Accompanying context is provided to explain what separates the recommendation from its alternatives.
Heuristic: Ask an expert in any field for a recommendation and they will give you a handful of options to choose from. A handful. Sometimes it's a big handful, but it will never be as much as 25/50/100+ options.
Mass curation is not curation.