6 things you didn’t know you could do with Scoop.it: Part I

The Scoop.it platform has been a perpetual work in progress for the better part of two years. During that period, we’ve had lots of exciting accomplishments and releases, and it’s no secret that some features have remained hidden in the shadows.

As a part of the team working on building Scoop.it as the ultimate knowledge sharing hub, I like to think I know a thing or two about the product – and what fun is knowing things if you don’t get to share them? (hint: you can tweet your new knowledge too!)

Did you know that with the Scoop.it platform you can…

1. Edit the titles and images of your scoops
When you use the bookmarklet, suggested content, or even the New Scoop button to post a new piece of content to your topic, the information for the title, excerpt, and photo is automatically pulled from the original content source. But, you’re not locked in! You can edit every single thing about your scoop, from the title to the photo. To change the title, click on it and it will turn into a text box! Make it more creative, remove ugly brackets, or take a stance rather than just using the title of the original article.

You’re also not married to the photo that’s pulled for you! If you hover over the photo, an edit icon will appear. When you click that, you can not only scroll through the other options of images pulled from the original content, but you can even upload an image of your own. Don’t forget that you can also change the size and positioning of the image using the buttons in the image editing menu.

Check back every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks to follow the rest of the series!

Do you have a Scoop.it trick or tip to share? Leave it in the comments and we’ll include it in the series!

About Ally Greer

Ally heads up community management, social media, and customer support at Scoop.it. She loves to geek out over anything social, Internet, or tech related. When she isn't working, you'll probably find her running the streets of San Francisco. Follow Ally on Twitter @allygreer.
  • http://scoop.it/t/secular-curated-news-views Secular Antitheist Liberal

    Awesome. Thanks for the series

  • http://petitbuzz.com/ Le Petit Journal du Buzz

    Petit Buzz use Scoopit and promote it, I do not have the finances to go in Premium but I use scoopit daily and I contribute to your success in France. Would you offer me this subscription and I promise you to make yourself known in France. Thank you for your services and lonhue life scoopit!

  • Golf Kahn

    Ally, I’ve received some very modest interest from companies in my category (Electronic Cigarettes) about advertising. I realize there is no current ability for me to embed paid advertising. Any changes contemplated on this front?