Keeping up to date with news on the internet is like entering a vast warehouse, full of new and old, relevant and irrelevant, fun and informative articles. Wandering into that warehouse to find something is a daunting task that can lead you on tangents and distractions you never would have dreamed of. But with a careful hand, this warehouse can be transformed into a museum, with the best of the best right at your fingertips. These careful hands are curating. Curation is selecting, organizing, editing, filtering, then delivering contextual and meaningful information to you, the user. The curator is responsible to help create new meaning from existing content.
The main difference between aggregation and curation is algorithms are not enough for curation. A human touch helps bring a new perspective to create a new meaning. Intent and conscious selection is the only way to curate something well.