Looking back we can understand the mystery of probing into the abyss of the web to find tools on PLNs and curation. An active and well thought out PLN can lead to superior curation. Superior curation leads to increased subscriptions and hopefully an increase in goals: whether they are academic or professional. It is much easier to see the difference now between quality tools and criteria after 2 months of reading various articles dating back to 2010 when curation and PLNs were a hot topic among academic institutions. Various tools have been created to automate both processes and those same tools prove that an old business adage is still true today, “it’s not always what you know, but who you know” and “knowing is half the battle”. Automated curation is not a solution to replace manpower.