You may have noticed (or maybe not, because they are so awesome to use) that we recently rolled out some big changes to the Scoop.it platform. Firstly, don’t panic. Secondly. you’re going to love them. We had you (and your success online) in mind while designing them, and we’ve done some intense testing with the new features and the beta testers are just as excited as we are. All the changes make the platform better — allowing you to accelerate and grow your visibility on the web and truly shine.
The changes are all awesome; giving you more control over the look and feel of your topic pages, deeper access to your social networks and more seamless connections between your various social properties.
I’d like to lay out 7 reasons to love the new Scoop.it to help with the transition. Big changes like this can suck (we know because we all use Facebook), but we promise these don’t.
- Insight: We value your thoughts on the content you curate. So we decided to highlight those thoughts. The “Insight” functionality allows you to enrich curated content with your unique perspective, and you have control over the look and feel through the editing widget.
- User Experience: We’ve turned on a cleaner, more focused design to encourage exploration and discovery of content and topic pages.
- Redesigned Bookmarklet: We’ve redesigned our bookmarklet to allow for customization — giving you control of the look and feel of your Scoops from anywhere on the internet at anytime.
- Community: We’ve redesigned the “My Community” portion of your Scoop.it profile to display a more holistic view of your social connections and networks, allowing you to leverage all of your connections to find people with similar interests.
- Notifications: Now you don’t have to click anything! Notifications now live permanently on your homepage. We wanted to encourage content discovery through your social graph.
- Social Sign In: Seamlessly sign in and share content with your professional networks on LinkedIn. Social should be easy with few barriers; this is another wall we’ve knocked down.
- Redesigned Content Suggestions: We’ve tweaked the design of the content recommendation functionality to display larger images and improved readability. We never want a Scoop.it user to lack inspiration.
As always, we actively encourage feedback on our platform. We want to be the best of the best, so please, get the red pen out and let us know how we can make the Scoop.it experience better.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the changes to the platform!
P.S. I figured since my fingers are occupying the top of this blog post that I should probably introduce myself. I’m Clair, the newest addition to the Scoop.it team. I head up our Content and Community department and am so excited to be on board with this awesome platform! You can see more about me over here.