Over on the Awl, Choire Sicha, “a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot,” sticks up for a job title at risk of being overrun by bloggers with inflated rhetoric (and self-importance):
Call it what you like: aggregating? Blogging? Choosing? Copyright infringing sometimes? But it’s not actually curation, or anything like it.
I always understood that this sense of “curation” came from retail, when people who were too overeducated to work in retail needed to be doing something besides buying and merchandising and window dressing.