Here at Gear Head we take curation seriously.
Content curation is the process of gathering information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest, usually with the intention of adding value through the process of selecting, organizing, and looking after the items in a collection or exhibition.
In a saturated market, the new business sense embraces curating as a tool: out of museum halls and into fashion collections, restaurants and retail. ... Sandy defines curation as "an ordered approach to selecting and laying out material for public engagement.
The internet was built and founded on linking, sharing, and recommending great stories from other sources on the web. Curation, to us, means finding interesting, well-written, and highly appropriate articles for our readers.
By choosing an article from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we excerpt your article, we also give it our highest recommendation, and we direct our readers … in every case … to view your article on your website.
Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles.
We curated and excerpted your article because it was outstanding in some way.
If, for any reason, you wish us not to excerpt your stories, simply contact us, and request your story be taken down.
We will immediately and without exception comply with your takedown request, and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from.
99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation.
Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:
new readers encouraged to the articles
Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s website.
We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point then to the original source of the excerpt.
To be frank … we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your website.
We Want You To Be Pleased We Excerpted An Article From You
Standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. Our standards are higher than the merely legal.
We hold ourselves to much higher standards than “Fair Use.” We want “Delighted Use.”
If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will take action immediately.
We excerpt your stories the way we hope others will curate our content.
Specifically, if you like a story on our site, we are pleased and gratified.
Please feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article.
Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.
That is what we do.
That is what built the internet.
That is what social sharing is about.
Everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.
Here is what we will never do
We never take your entire article. We never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you readers.
We never republish an RSS feed verbatim.
We never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.
We always change the headline, and add context, meaning, and analysis to your articles.
Our general guidelines for excerpts published on this site are…
never more than about 30 – 40% of any article
never more than one article from any site in any one day
never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article
Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of delight may very well differ from yours.
If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit let us know. If you feel your story has had too much excerpted, let us know.
We will fix it rapidly.
Please use our contact form if you have any queries or thoughts on the policies outlined here.
Fair Use Disclaimer – Gear Head, LLC.
Fair use is a copyright principle based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of education, commentary and criticism. This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.
Logos, Pictures, Links, and Fair Use:
Some of the images or logos used to represent links on this web site may qualify for fair usage in the context described below. Some of these images may be screenshots of a copyrighted image of an organization, and are protected by copyright and/or trademark. The copyright for the image is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. It is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution screenshots purely for identification and visual association to represent a link to the associated organization, qualifies as fair use under International copyright laws. Any other uses of this image, here or elsewhere, might be copyright infringement. Certain commercial use of this image may also be trademark infringement. For more information, see the individual copyright information by following the appropriate link to the organization’s web site. Use of the image here does not imply endorsement of the organization by Gear Head, or vice versa.
Non-free use media rationale:
The entire image or logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image. The image or logo is a size and resolution sufficient to maintain the quality intended by the company or organization, without being unnecessarily high resolution. The image is placed on the page strictly as a visual aid to identify the organization associated with the link, solely in context of a subject of public interest. The significance of the image or logo is to help the reader identify the organization, assure the readers that they will reach the intended web site associated with the organization by clicking on it, and to illustrate the organization’s intended branding message in a way that words alone could not convey. Because it is a logo, there is almost certainly no free equivalent. Any substitute that is not a derivative work would fail to convey the meaning intended, would tarnish or misrepresent its image, or would fail its purpose of identification or commentary.
The views and opinions expressed in the media, articles or comments on this site are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by Gear Head LLC. The editorial staff of Gear Head oversees and administers the site based on our editorial policy but should not be held accountable for all of the information you may find on this web site.
If it is the organization’s belief that the usage of specific images used on our site containing copyrighted information conflicts with authorized use, and/or does not comply with fair use as described in this context, please contact us through our DMCA notice page and we will remove the offending image(s) immediately.