Our first offer, Scoop.it Business, was designed for small & mid-size companies willing to leverage curation to develop their brands and their audience on social media. Hence the focus on branding, domain hosting on top of other premium features. However we realized that “one size does not fit all curators”!
You know we are very attentive to your feedback and needs. Scoop.it is your publishing platform that we love to imagine as the best place to be heard and drive your social media activities. We are thankful to all of you for your commitment to Scoop.it and the great and numerous ideas you submit daily to our team. One underlying theme found in all of your feedback was clear: you needed a version between the Free and the Business versions, targeting individuals who are very active on social media.
The common point we see from the topics you curate is an amazing demonstration of expertise. So we’ve tried to come out with a rich feature set that would help you spread and show that expertise in the most efficient way.
Scoop.it Pro, as we’ll call it, will thus offer:
- All the features of the free version
- 10 topics/account
- Share to multiple Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, WordPress)
- Analytics: both Google Analytics and Scoop.it Analytics
- Rich-text edition
- Direct link to source in RSS feeds
All this for just $12.99/month.
Another very interesting element of feedback we have received was the voices from the education community, expressing their need to make Scoop.it even more helpful in the classroom and beyond. Many teachers and students use Scoop.it to work on a specific research topic and to curate collaboratively, engaging a class to build a tremendous resource together. It is an amazing goal of curation to facilitate a dialogue on both sides of the table. Educators are natural curators and this curation provides a great way to give guidance; reinventing the way you interact with your class.
We’re happy to announce the launch of an Education version for Scoop.it.
What came strongly out of the feedback is the need for more topics and to have many students as co-curators.
And of course, a low price to accommodate budget constraints of educational institutions.
So in order to address this, Scoop.it Education will offer initially:
- All the features of the free version (including the mobile App which will launch on iPhone mid-December: stay tuned for more on that)
- 20 topics/account
- 30 co-curators/topic
All for just $6.99/month.
Meanwhile, we’re raising the number of topics for Scoop.it Business from 10 to 15 and the number of co-curators to 5. We’ve had tremendous feedback on Scoop.it Business from our first users and are very excited to see companies leverage white-labelling and domain hosting to integrate their topics with their Web sites – the feature set that makes Scoop.it Business unique.
Thanks again for all the feedback you have given us: we learned a lot and love to engage this meaningful dialogue with you. You remind us everyday that curating comes from the Latin word “cura” and means “care“. Thank you for caring so much!