Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with a local startup called Curation Station. Their web app makes it easy for marketers to gather, curate and share web content. These days that tends to be social media like blog posts, video, photos and tweets.
So I thought I would explore curation and apply it in a couple side projects. The first is called Padable (yeah, I know) and is a cross between Minimal Mac and Lifehacker focused on Apple’s iPad. Right now it’s mostly curated media coverage but I will write original content regularly there as well.
For this site I’ve used Tumblr as the CMS. After considering my regular CMS of choice, WordPress, I wanted something that didn’t require any administration so I could focus on the content. After using it for over a week, I’m pleased with this choice since Twitter integration is super easy and posting can be done via bookmarklet, email and their very nice iPhone app.
I have another idea with one of my wine domains that I might start up if Padable builds a following. I’m hoping that with community involvement my curation will improve. Take a look and let me know what you think. Be gentle, it’s only an experiment 😉