You’ve asked for it! We did it…

Ever since we launched Scoop.it we’ve been amazed by the quality of the feedback you gave us. It feels great to have such an engaged community of motivated users willing to share their views on how the product should evolve.

To show how precious your ideas are for us, here is a quick retrospective of what we did during the last two months following your feedback and suggestions.

Edition
Some of you wanted to go further into the edition options. It’s now possible to:

  • Re-order your posts if you consider that a post is more important than another one
  • Highlight a post as your Top News (tip: works well for an editor’s note)
  • Edit a tweet before publishing a post (not yet with the bookmarklet, but it’s coming very soon!)
  • Publish a post with no image
  • Customize the layout of a post: image size and position of the text
  • Embed videos so that they launch directly on the topic’s page
  • Sources
    At the beginning, our suggestion engine crawled content from Twitter, Youtube and Digg: it was not enough for some of you. And you were listened! That’s why we added 3 news sources: Google News, Google Blog Search and Google Video. And that’s not all, more new sources of content are coming!

    Topic reading and discovery
    Scoop.it is still very focused on curators as we want to offer them the best publishing tool to express themselves on their favorite topics. Developing Scoop.it as a Topic reader and enable users to discover topics is important to us and you’ll see us address that in the future with innovative stuff. However, we already did the following to take your ideas into account:

  • Your “Followed Topics” page was created to aggregate in a simple and easy-to-read newspaper format all your followed topics
  • We added a complete page of featured topics
  • Make sure you connect Twitter and Facebook to your account: seeing your community’s topics is a great way of finding new ones to follow!
  • Interactions
    Identifying and connecting with people sharing the same interest is in the very heart of Scoop.it. With that in mind, we developed features you requested to stimulate interactions, including:

  • Information and more notifications about your community activity in Scoop.it (People you follow on Twitter and Facebook friends)
  • Number of reactions to a post, (on Facebook, Twitter or Scoop.it)
  • A 1-click “Thanks” feature just to let the curator know the post was interesting in a very easy way
  • A bio in each user profile
  • We want to do more so we’ll keep asking for your thoughts, feedback, and wishes, constantly keeping them in mind while defining our product priorities.

    And to do that better, we’ve also introduced a new tool for collecting feedback on http://feedback.scoop.it/scoopit!

    Keep shooting!

    The Scoop.it team

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    P V Ariel
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      Hi All, This is really an interesting and informative place to scoop it. One of my web friends introduced me to this beautiful place And since almost two weeks I am here and initiated few subjects And would like to stay back. I am a freelance writer and a knol Author and an editor of an English bi-monthly.  I have a small suggestion: At present you are allowing potential and selected users/Members to introduce or invite only 10 potential curators.  I have a request if you can increase the number little more it will be Good. And suppose someone… Read more »
    P V Ariel
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      Hi All, This is really an interesting and informative place to scoop it. One of my web friends introduced me to this beautiful place And since almost two weeks I am here and initiated few subjects And would like to stay back. I am a freelance writer and a knol Author and an editor of an English bi-monthly.  I have a small suggestion: At present you are allowing potential and selected users/Members to introduce or invite only 10 potential curators.  I have a request if you can increase the number little more it will be Good. And suppose someone… Read more »
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