Trove’s fast-growing user community includes everyone from social media power users to news-loving tech novices to publications looking for another way to share their content. One example is Outer Places, which began curating “to reach a wider audience, and to interact with others who are interested in similar topics,” writer and junior editor Janey Tracey said via email. But the effort provided an unexpected benefit: “the usefulness of the curation process for generating article ideas.”
"Our site covers a lot of disparate topics," Janey said, "so being able to scour the web using specific keywords is incredibly helpful."
Janey curates a trio of fascinating troves: Science Fiction - News for Nerds, The Science of Science Fiction, and UFOs - The Truth is Out There. News for Nerds quickly gathered a large following, which doesn’t surprise Janey. “The genre has something for everyone,” she said. “The best sci-fi explores universal, timeless themes: what it means to be different in a society that prizes normalcy, the definition of humanity, whether life amounts to more than a collection of molecules, etc.”
"Curating the sci-fi trove also provides a platform for advocacy,” Janey added. “Between Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, the lack of female or racially diverse superheroes, and sci-fi’s general tendency to take the pulse of the masses, nerd culture is a hotbed for social justice, for better and for worse."
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