Legacy media focuses on the main stories with limitations of time and space. The content was packaged and filtered before it was shown.
Emergent media however, brings the new paradigm of the information avalanche. Everyone can produce information. Therefore, this brought on the information avalanche concept, which describes the growth of data. This also introduced the factor of citizen journalism.
Another main factor is production. As long as I am producing content online, I am contributing to the information avalanche.
From my personal experience, I have found the most effective way to curate content is to pay attention to feedback. Feedback doesn’t have to appear in the form of comments and likes, it can appear as the absence of interaction. I can fail, solve and continue at my own pace.
By curating content, I specifically frame myself and my life to achieve a certain aesthetic. This creates a perspective that provides information to my audience, which can then spread. Ultimately, my online presence is a narrative.
The growth of data can be directly linked to the ongoing process of media. As technology advances, new algorithms and platforms arise. Personally, I can work with the Instagram algorithm to aggregate my content across different platforms and expand my audience.