The Curator’s Code And Our Evolution Of Partner Content

EarthTechling has long believed the best way to talk about the topic that is clean technology is to allow a platform for many voices to be heard and discussed. This open philosophy has allowed us to partner with a wide range of non-profits, media outlets, individuals and more in pursuit of one common goal: smart and informed discussion of green technology and its meanings for consumers.

We now plan to take this curation of content shared with us from partner sites to the next level, joining a newly formed content curation standard known as the Curator’s Code. This standard, proposed by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, is what she describes as “a movement to honor and standardize attribution of discovery across the web.” We feel this falls in line with our ethics, which is each day to bring our readers a strong mix of original content written by our staff and supplemented by amazing material our wonderful partners allow us to repost on EarthTechling.

image via Maria Popova

The Curator’s Code will appear going forward on all partner pieces as this symbol: ᔥ. It designates, per the code, that we are marking the particular story as a “link of direct discovery” that we believe is important to share with you. It will appear in the Editor’s Note run at the top of partner pieces that explain who the story came from and the author who wrote it.

We believe that this “system for honoring the creative and intellectual labor of information discovery,” as Popova describes it, is worthy of  a test drive to further drive home our commitment of EarthTechling as a platform for all voices of the cleantech revolution.

I am the editor-in-chief and founder for EarthTechling. This site is my desire to bring the world of green technology to consumers in a timely and informative matter. Prior to this my previous ventures have included a strong freelance writing career and time spent at Silicon Valley start ups.