More on finding the good stuff

Following on from my previous post about the power of the social web being partly the collective process of finding and pointing to good stuff David Smith has linked to this wonderful collection from The Observer of The 50 greatest arts videos on YouTube pulled together by Ajesh Patalay.

YouTube is best known for its offbeat videos that become viral sensations. But among its millions of clips is a treasure trove of rare and fascinating arts footage, lovingly posted by fans. Ajesh Patalay selects 50 of the best - Joy Division's TV debut, readings by Jack Kerouac, a Marlene Dietrich screen test, Madonna's first performance... and much more

There is a huge potential for individual curatorship like this where people earn reputations for being able to find and pull together quality content. One of my favourite blogs from way back is Mark Wood's Wood S Lot which has very little original content but is a wonderful collage of material from all sorts of sources assembled skillfully in interesting and often powerful combinations.