By viewing curation markets not as the truth, but as a market for recommendations we can have these protocols serve the users, rather the users serving the protocol: starting tomorrow.

In this variation in mechanism design, the aspect of using crypto-economics to curate information serves to produce recommendations, rather than it being regarded as the sole source of truth. A good example, is a playlist.

Applying a curation market directly to a playlist might lead to the most viral playlist, not the most nuanced playlist.

A better alternative is that the market produces recommendations for the playlist owner to choose and add to it. This means that market participants have to take into consideration the protocol and the addition of a human on the other side in order to earn from the curation.

Source: Desire Paths & Markets for Recommendation – Simon de la Rouviere – Medium, Simon de la Rouviere, December 9, 2018