5 Great Social Media Sites for Curating Content

Pinterest and other sites are making it even easier to collect, sort and share content. Here are some of my favorite places to curate content on the Web:

Curating content is nothing new, but recent innovations in social media have taken the focus  away from aggregation, which tends to operate on the back end of a website, to something  users can do with the click of a button. Yesterday blogger and entrepreneur Elad Gil posted an interesting timeline that traced the evolution of social media tools from lengthy blog platforms (like this one), to shorter status updates (like Twitter), to simple buttons like the “retweet” button on Twitter or the “check in” button on Foursquare.  He concluded that Pinterest and other sites are making it even easier to collect, sort and share content.  Here are some of my favorite places to curate content on the Web: