I am not an expert on curation frankly. You can ask bunch of people to explain that to you.

I was just going to write whatever little i know but then a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and i dont want to mislead you and so i deleted what i wrote.

Let me tag the author of this original post and may be he can help or atleast tell you what content to read. @whatsup can you help us understand how curation works or tell us what to read to understand it. Will help both i and @curtross. Steemit whitepaper?