Willy De Backer is a European (Belgian) journalist, sustainability opinion-leader and professionalconferencemoderator with more than 25 years experiences in European Union politics. After having worked in politics (European Parliament) for 10 years, he co-founded Internet news portal EurActiv.com in 1999 and served for 8 years as chief editor expanding the service from a start-up to a successful online media company. From 1 June 2007, Willy went freelance focussing his research and writing on issues related to climate change, energy security, green economy and sustainability in general. He was one of the first professional journalists who started using social media (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other) to share his opinions on how to rethink our economic, social and political values and institutions in an age of “peak everything”.
“One thing that becomes clear from the latest Pew report on the state of media is just how big a role aggregators — both human and machine-powered — are playing in news consumption.” comments Mathew Ingram on GigaOm. He goes on to analyze what this means for the business models of media outlets that weren’t […]Read More
Scoop.it’s first mission is to help people publish gorgeous magazines by means of curation – and by doing so, make their passion and expertise be heard and recognized on the web. We endeavor to offer the easiest and most powerful solution to help curators find great content, edit it in engaging magazines, and share it to their Social Media. The rapidly growing community of curators on Scoop.it tells us we are on the right track; we feel this is a valuable mission!
Now, curators and visitors are asking: what about discovering content and curators in Scoop.it too?
More and more curators find inspiration from other curators’ publications; more and more visitors want to dig deeper and access more content related to their interests. We thought we needed to address it better: helping people publish but also helping people discover great curators and curations. More discovery and exchange will make our community and our experience richer!
If you’ve followed curation as a trend, you’ve heard of Steve Rosenbaum. His book Curation Nation was instrumental last year in making curation and curators emerge as a trend and as an important group.
As Steve puts it, curators are the Web’s super heroes.
But as Steve says, it’s just starting and this is just the beginning. And from what we can see in Austin this year, he’s damn right!
SXSW is starting friday and the Scoop.it team will be there. Guillaume and I are really excited to go. You hear a lot that the festival is now so big its hard to make sense of it. It is absolutely true. But still, it stays one of the places to be when you work in tech. Because from this intense concentration of startups,panelists, influencers, journalists, celebrities, you can find one of the greatest stimulation of the year.
In only one condition : curating it of course!Read More
Content that I care about is the only way to engage me, empowered by a context that make it easy to find. We love to see the depth of engagement on the platform. If we share the same passion or interests and your product is a reflection of it, how could your brand not resonate with me?Read More
How IS Decisions is winning the hearts & minds of IT Pros, curating content that catches their attention
Scoop.it provides us with a new and unique way to reach out to our target customers. Publishing value-added content in an attractive layout is a great way to keep them connected with our brand and to generate leads.
This is a Mike Shatzkin article published in 2009 that I discovered through Robin Good. “Every time I read a story about why newspapers are failing that doesn’t mention the role of aggregation and curation in their troubles, it reminds me that something very fundamental is being missed, even by very sophisticated observers.” he starts. […]Read More
As more and more scoops have been shared on Pinterest, we’ve just made things easier for you by integrating the Pin It button on the Scoop.it topic pages. Learn more and… happy pinning!Read More
This publication approach “indirectly gives texture to a brand, creates a feeling, an environment,” said Johan Lindeberg, the brand’s creative director and the founder of the clothing brand J. Lindeberg Fashion Brands were the first to understand the value of good content and the power of being your own publisher to engage your audience and […]Read More
Tony Rath is a professional photographer based along the shore of the Caribbean Seain the picturesque town of Dangriga, Belize.
He is a trained marine biologist and has worked as a diver and underwater photographer for the Smithsonian Institution; diving on oil rigs off California; and captaining a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Mediterranean and North Seas. Tony first visited Belize in 1979, and moved there permanently in 1988. Since then he has explored and photographed most of Belize by land, sea and air. He has also photographed the neighboring countries of Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.
He founded, along with his wife Therese, Naturalight Productions, Belize’s premiere Internet marketing company. He now leads the special projects division of the company. The company created and manages numerous award winning websites.Read More
Robert interviewed Guillaume, our CEO, at LeWeb. Robert has been a great curator and his activities at Rackspace involve a lot of media publishing, hence a great interview and discussion.Read More
Whether or not you have a small target demographic or many different ones, Scoop.it works for you to be heard in your area of expertise, better reach your audience according to their interests thanks to relevant content, and feed an exceptionally branded, SEO-friendly online magazine and generate qualified leads back to your website.
With these ideas, you can learn how to harness the power of Scoop.it for your brand!Read More
What are the email newsletters that recipients are most excited to find in their inboxes? Curated ones.
This is a question that I found interesting on Quora because there were already lots of different answers.
People obviously adressed the question by naming their favorite newsletters.
But I started to see a pattern as the common point of a lot of these answers was: they were curated newsletters.Read More
Jérôme Rastoldo: Born in France / Lives in San Francisco / Enjoying the Bay Area/ Passionate about music and technology / French Electro advocate / Social media geek / Working as a consultant for L’Atelier / Looking for crazy start-upsRead More
As you know, we constantly want to improve the quality of Scoop.it and we’ve introduced a few changes this morning as part of an update to the platform. 1/ Rescoop attribution We believe source attribution is fundamental to the act of curation. Since the beginning we’ve made sure sources were always mentioned automatically on curated […]Read More
Karen du Toit is an Information Specialist, who has worked as librarian and archivist.
At the moment she is an archivist at the South African Broadcasting Corporation in South Africa where she works at the SABC Radio Archives. We catalogue radio and audio material for preservation, historical and rebroadcasting purposes. She has a keen interest in social media to connect, share and broaden her own knowledge base, in which curation plays a big role.Read More
A very good blog post by Felix Salmon on what technologists understand faster than journalists : the idea of “stack”, the key to embrace the shift in media now : “Technologists, on the other hand, intuitively understand the idea of “the stack”, which is the nerd version of “the platform” that all entrepreneurs and media gurus […]Read More
Today the Internet is going into a big battle to protect its historical model based on freedom, sharing and innovation. In protest against SOPA/PIPA, Wikipedia, Reddit and other sites will go dark for 24 hours. A lot has already been said already on this as you can see by searching SOPA on Scoop.it or by following some of the topics focused on this such as http://www.scoop.it/t/stop-sopa.
Seth Dixon is a professor at Rhode Island College within the Political Science Department and the Department of Educational Studies. He also serves as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance. Having earned geography degrees at Pennsylvania State University and Brigham Young University, he has researched the cultural and historical geographies of Mexico City and is currently exploring the educational possibilities of teaching geography through social media within the classroom and the networking potential for educators for gathering resources. He can be followed and reached via Twitter @APHumanGeog.Read More
Watch this amazing video, prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films (http://www.thekhakigroup.com/).
Publishing is not dead. It is alive as never before. You just need to do one thing : open your eyes to the values of your customers and publish content meaningful to them.
Like curation, Publishing is about caring.Read More
“With new changes that offer personalized search results — most of which are being taken from its own Google+ social network — Google has just made social connections and links the new search-engine optimization strategy” Interesting analysis by Mathew Ingram on what Google just did by tweaking search results to include Google + results in […]Read More
Ana Valdés is a writer, nomad, lover of virtual and physical places, and ghosts ofcities. She describes herself as an anthropologist, feminist, foodie, gamer, anarchist, lover of mixed realities. She can usually be found in Montevideo or Stockholm.Read More
Mariusz M. Leś, Ph.D., born 1974. Lives in Poland. Works at the University ofBialystok. Polish Philology Institute assistant manager. Science fiction educator and researcher. Digital humanities enthusiast. Author of two books about utopian thought and poetics (published in 1998 and 2008).Read More
Jeremiah Owyang makes a number of great observations in this post that he interprets as the end of the golden era of tech blogging. I strongly recommend reading it as it’s indeed hard not to see a pattern after the sale of TechCrunch, of ReadWriteWeb or the departure of Ben Parr or Marshall Kirckpatrick. Is […]Read More
I re-scooped this from Giuseppe Mauriello as I felt the somehow inconclusive conclusion was very close to what I personally felt: yes, curation is changing and digital curation will not be the same as it used to be pre-digital. Bottom line is we need to be prepared to live with softer boundaries than before of what is good and what isn’t.
About Mariano Pallottini:
Public Relations – Event Organizer
Web Design – Internet Marketing
Business developer & Product Promoter
Property finder & Real Estate SolutionsRead More
This is kind of old but I rediscovered it recently on Quora and I felt it was an interesting opportunity to review what’s been accomplished in 2011 in that respect.
Seb Paquet is an interesting contributor to Social Media and a professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal.
I think 2011 has been a great year for curation : lots of new developments, great improvements on existing platform and raising awareness. It’s interesting to look back at questions like these and measure the progress we’re making both as platform developers and as members of a community with a particular interest on that subject.
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.Read More
As we launch Scoop.it on the iPhone today, we wanted to come back on what publishing had meant on mobile so far: photos, short videos, tweets and short-form content but not much publishing activity involving long form and richer content. Curation is an opportunity to change that. Here’s why.Read More