Visualizing the Interest Graph

So who’s curating the curators?

This might sound like a joke but this has also been a subject of controversy: are curators adding to the noise or are they the essential components of the global brain? If every one becomes a curator, how can this work?

Our vision at Scoop.it has always been that the answer to that resided in the Interest Graph. The social graph is not enough to filter our interests: just because we’re connected or friends doesn’t mean you share my interests for online gaming, freeride skiing or astronomy. And these interests – we’ve learned – are very long tail: just on Scoop.it, hundreds of thousands of topics have been created by our users since we launched. There is no way to curate the curators in an absolute sense. But at the topic level, there is. As Steve Rosenbaum put it “Andy Warhol was wrong. We’re not going to be famous for 15 minutes. We’re each going to be famous for 15 People.” (a number of visitors our average user reaches in 6.1 days of activity by the way).

So today, we’re excited to introduce Scoop.it’s new visual dashboard.

Starting today, your Scoop.it dashboard will not only serve as a home base for your curation, but as your own personalized Interest Graph.

Instantly creating a dynamic feed of all of the most recent posts on the topics you follow as well as topics within many different categories of interest, the new Visual Dashboard brings discovery and inspiration to a whole new level.

Discovery and Curation are two sides of the same (content) coin. In the new dashboard, you’ll be able to rescoop on the fly any content worth sharing to your audience while easily adding your own context from the now-classic Scoop.it publishing pop-up.

Discovery also means broadening your interests or refining them. With the new dashboard, Search will never be far, offering many additional opportunities for your curation work to be discovered:

From content to people and topics, the new dashboard lets you explore your interests your way. Connect with new interesting curators by following their topics and build your community of interests in the process.

As Clay Shirky pointed out, “its not information overload; it’s filter failure“. So who will curate the curators?

Well, now you can!

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erwin blom
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Like the new version, but …. in the old version i could see on one page what all scoops were doing in views on that day. Is that page gone or can’t i find it?

Guillaume Decugis
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Do you mean your stats? It’s on your profile now: just one click on your avatar/username int the upper right corner will bring you there.

Glad you like the new version! Thanks.

Mário Reis
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Ok, thank you for clarifying where are our stats, but what about our overall ranking in scoop.it, i can’t find it also…?

Guillaume Decugis
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Ah! Good point.Yes, we removed the access; the intention being to simplify. It still exists here: http://www.scoop.it/leaderboard/users 
You and others pointed out that this was missing so stay tuned as we’re evaluating what to do on this.

Jim Lerman
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 Really like this feature of tracking stats and also ranking. Hope you restore this to the profile.

erwin blom
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What i liked in the past was that you could see on that page which channel was active that day. +234 or +111 on a topic. Now you only see overall views per channel. The dayview would help me a lot

Niels
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Same here, do love the change, but also miss the view per day per topic (now i only see total view per topic)…

erwin blom
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Like the new version, but …. in the old version i could see on one page what all scoops were doing in views on that day. Is that page gone or can’t i find it?

Guillaume Decugis
Guest

Do you mean your stats? It’s on your profile now: just one click on your avatar/username int the upper right corner will bring you there.

Glad you like the new version! Thanks.

Mário Reis
Guest

Ok, thank you for clarifying where are our stats, but what about our overall ranking in scoop.it, i can’t find it also…?

Guillaume Decugis
Guest

Ah! Good point.Yes, we removed the access; the intention being to simplify. It still exists here: http://www.scoop.it/leaderboard/users 
You and others pointed out that this was missing so stay tuned as we’re evaluating what to do on this.

Jim Lerman
Guest

 Really like this feature of tracking stats and also ranking. Hope you restore this to the profile.

erwin blom
Guest

What i liked in the past was that you could see on that page which channel was active that day. +234 or +111 on a topic. Now you only see overall views per channel. The dayview would help me a lot

Niels
Guest

Same here, do love the change, but also miss the view per day per topic (now i only see total view per topic)…

Sakis Koukouvis
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I like very much the new version. 
Thank you.

Sakis Koukouvis
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I like very much the new version. 
Thank you.

bricolons
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Very nice presentation as usual, you are doing a great job…

bricolons
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Very nice presentation as usual, you are doing a great job…

AIDY
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Amazing change and visually engaging! Loving the update!

AIDY
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Amazing change and visually engaging! Loving the update!

OlivierSC
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Formidable, bravo à toute l’équipe !

OlivierSC
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Formidable, bravo à toute l’équipe !

DonClaudissimo
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Using a black font on a black backgound would be the best choice…

DonClaudissimo
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Using a black font on a black backgound would be the best choice…

Annonce Algerie
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i like it

Annonce Algerie
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i like it

Annonce Algerie
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i like this new presentation

Annonce Algerie
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i like this new presentation

Ksmith
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I think this will work. Let’s see how it plays out. 

Ksmith
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I think this will work. Let’s see how it plays out. 

Jim Lerman
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I like the look of the update, although the magnitude of the change was a bit disconcerting to someone who spends a lot of time every day scooping.It will take some getting used to in terms of getting some things done…and of course, the update will cause certain activities to be favored and others not to. The one thing that was hardest for me, so far, was to figure out how to access the new visual dashboard. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out that I should click on the Scoop.it logo on the top left of the… Read more »
Jim Lerman
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I like the look of the update, although the magnitude of the change was a bit disconcerting to someone who spends a lot of time every day scooping.It will take some getting used to in terms of getting some things done…and of course, the update will cause certain activities to be favored and others not to. The one thing that was hardest for me, so far, was to figure out how to access the new visual dashboard. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out that I should click on the Scoop.it logo on the top left of the… Read more »
grahamjones
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I really do not like it. The site is much more confusing now that it was in the past. This, for me, is a reason to investigate alternatives.

grahamjones
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I really do not like it. The site is much more confusing now that it was in the past. This, for me, is a reason to investigate alternatives.

Abdul Rahman seo
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Same here, do love the change, but also miss the view per day per topic (now i only see total view per topic Thanks for sharing.http://funworldnewpictures.blogspot.com/

Anonymous
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It’s back on Scoop.it! On your profile page, click on Topics and next to your topic all-time views you’ll see the daily views (+N)

Abdul Rahman seo
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Same here, do love the change, but also miss the view per day per topic (now i only see total view per topic Thanks for sharing.http://funworldnewpictures.blogspot.com/

scoopit
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It’s back on Scoop.it! On your profile page, click on Topics and next to your topic all-time views you’ll see the daily views (+N)

Anonymous
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New version is really cool..
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shasha acharya
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