“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.” -Aristotle said.
What makes your topic more relevant than any filter or aggregator? Your insights, your point of view, your editorial choice. In short, your personal engagement in the content you curate.
Scoop.it was born from the strong belief that human curation is truly different from automated aggregation or algorithm-powered filtering and creates great value to the Internet.
Curators are becoming the gatekeepers controlling the overflow of online content.
We knew we were building a community when the expectations of our users met our vision: The Scoop.it community is relying more and more on qualitative criteria to explore and dig into topics. Curators know their mission is to go beyond collecting content on a specific subject and engage more and more in personal perspective and context. They want to offer a vision and intelligent content – they want to provide their audience with relevance and insights. That is what the “humanrithm” we have advocated since the beginning represents as well: Curators add quality.
Indeed, we have always encouraged our users to focus on quality: to select only the most relevant content from the web and edit it and give it a perspective.
The more qualitative your topic is, the more your audience will count on you, on what you curate and share. The quality of your topic contributes to making you a recognized expert and to the continuous growth of your audience; leading to the engagement of a virtuous circle- quality will no longer be an isolated act.
To go further in this valuable direction, we are introducing the Scoop.it Score, a new metric that indicates the excellence of your work (out of 100). It helps you, as a curator, to measure and increase your topic quality; and it helps to discriminate amongst various topics while searching, browsing or exploring topics.
This Score is calculated based on your activity as a curator (edition, tag, share, etc) and on your audience engagement (views, reactions, etc).
Your topic is a powerful resource, where transmitting what you know with passion creates more and more value everyday. Not only on Scoop.It but on the Internet.