Social Media Curation: Cutting Through the Noise

1-2:15pm – Sat., Feb 16 – Room 607B (Sixth Floor) at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Curation is the hot word in social right now. But what is curation, and why is it important? Overblog CEO Frederic Montagnon, Archively founder/CEO Perri Gorman and Amy Vernon, GM of Social Marketing at Internet Media Labs, will discuss how to use curation and curators effectively.


Linda Bernstein (@wordwhacker) has been college professor, a non-profit administrator, an award-winning magazine writer and editor, and a social media consultant. She has written hundreds of articles for dozens of national publications. A strong advocate for the baby boomer generation, Linda blogs at her own site,, and for PBS Linda is a an adjunct for Sree Sreenivasan’s Advanced Social Media Workshop.


Perri Blake Gorman (@bethebutterfly@archively) is the Founder/CEO of archively, a next generation people research curation platform. Her background is unique blend of executive search, social media marketing & product development experience. She is a high level connector and lover of all things people. She is also a co-Founder of the popular Email Management tool

Frederic Montagnon (@fred_montagnon) is the co-founder and CEO of Overblog, all-in-one the social blogging hub where users (people and businesses) easily create, design and curate Destination Pages. Their original content is contextualized automatically and seamlessly with the owners’ best content from across the web. Originally an engineer with a background in Micro-electronics and Computer Science, Frederic turned into an internet entrepreneur, co-founding four companies over the past 10 years, including OverBlog (#1 European blogging platform according to ComScore) in 2004, and Nomao (SoLoMo search engine) in 2006, which he merged with Ebuzzing in 2010. He has a passion for the way that connecting billions of people through the internet is changing our world, the development of humanity and the spreading of knowledge.

Amy Vernon (@AmyVernon) is a 20-year veteran of newspaper journalism and now General Manager of Social Marketing for NYC tech startup Internet Media Labs, which creates tools and platforms to help tame the social web. Amy worked at newspapers around the United States for 20 years — including on The Miami Herald team that won the 1992 Pulitzer for public service — before becoming a writer and consultant for sites and publishers around the world. Amy is an inaugural inductee of the New Jersey Social Media Hall of Fame and top female submitter of all time on


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