Data curation in real time

Robert Scoble’s blog has this intriguing post on real-time curation which has made me think. At the moment I’m working in curating and archiving gigabytes of information at work (and usually on ways of generating more data from the systems). Whilst this is not necessarily real time, I’d like it to be or at least happening on the same day.

I think that Scoble identifies the major challenges for data – bundling and updating. Relevance comes from context and its easy to create the bundles of data but you need to actually make it relevant, allow users to find it rapidly or allow the data to create its own relevance. Thought provoking post.