Are you a collector and curator of content—timeless resources, daily news, top tips? If you’re reading the Scoop.it blog, I’d have to assume that your answer is “yes”—and that you’re using Scoop.it to discover, display, and distribute the best of the best.
As a constant curator, I can honestly say that Scoop.it has improved my process many times over. When it comes to showing and sharing content, it is my flat-out favorite tool, giving me the ability to edit, move, tag, “favorite,” and share high-quality content across social sites with a simple button click.
Scoop.it’s supreme feature, however, is its Suggestion Engine. We all know how easy it is to be oversupplied with content from a variety of sources, via both manual search and automated tools—and how time consuming it can be to separate the gold from the garbage. Scoop.it solves that problem adroitly, enabling users to go beyond the simple keyword-search setup to fine-tune their sources and searches.
If you haven’t optimized your source settings yet, it’s easy. Follow me…
Access one of your Topics, and, with the
Suggestion Window slider open, click “Manage Sources.”
Now viewing the Manage Sources screen, click
“Advanced Options”—and prepare to be impressed.
From RSS feeds to Twitter hashtags, from Google searches to Facebook feeds,
you’re covered. Adding sources here adds them to your custom Scoop.it
Sources list—and displays them in a logical, organized fashion (sorted by type,
and alphabetically within type) on the same page, for quick and easy management.
Deeply customizing my Scoop.it experience has made my daily curation a joy—I rarely hit my newsreader feeds or my search alerts any more, and I avoid them without curator guilt. The likes of Prismatic and Swayy certainly still have their place, but they no longer have to be a priority on my busiest days. Happy Scooping!
You can follow Jessica Kelly on Twitter at @jessgoddesse.