“One day I realized I was spending more time thinking about my blog posts than about my WIP (work in progress).” writes author Sara Rosett. But as she shut down her blogs, she still felt she “wanted something a little more interactive, but without the huge time commitment of daily blogging.“
“Blogging is still important, but Scoop.it should be the hub of your social activities.” writes Marty Smith in this very complete review of Scoop.it. Marty’s feedback is very interesting as you can take it as…Read More
Last week, we introduced the new visual dashboard which was a big change for Scoop.it. We’ve already seen positive impact in our analytics but, more importantly, we’re very excited and pleased by your reactions. We also heard you as you said you missed the old community leader board and the ability to see your daily stats broken down per topic: removing these two features was a mistake but we’re happy to announce that it’s fixed as of today!
“Algorithms can help, but more fundamentally, we need to figure out what we want a diverse pool of information to look like.” Jonathan Stray gives interesting ideas on niemanlab.org on how to avoid the filter…Read More
Curation starts with inspiration.
Today Scoop.it introduces its New Visual Dashboard, centered on your Interest Graph and connecting you with other great curators by topics.
– Focus given to your followed topics
– Dynamic & instant view to the newest curated posts on what matters to you
– Search for the best curators on your interests
– More visibility for your great curation
As Therese Torris explains on this blog post: “there is more smart content online than anybody could ever read“. So that’s why she decided to embrace curation rather than contributing to the “ongoing content inflation“.
The analogy of Curation shaping up a Global Brain is one we’ve used before: great to see it make progress and be defended! Interesting article by Eliot van Buskirk on evolved.fm.
On Friday, we all learned the devastating news of Twitter leaving LinkedIn and no longer allowing its users to send their tweets directly to the professional networking site. As every professional who feeds their LinkedIn directly from their Twitter account received the email stating that “tweets will no longer be shared on LinkedIn,” frustration and confusion began to take over.Read More
What trends should we be looking for with the future of the interest graph? How will the social graph play into the interest graph? Who or what do you see as your greatest competition? What will it take for Scoop.it to prevail?Read More
The recent deal between Flipboard and the New York times clearly sets a precedent. Some hate it, some support it. I think that beyond its legitimacy we should think about what this means for the future of digital news publishing and put that in perspective by comparing it with what the music industry did.Read More
How to create brand engagement with new audiences using content curation and the right editorial approach: the case of Intel IQ
Pretty interesting analysis of Intel IQ’s initiative and how it can be generalized to other types of smaller busiensses. Good summary of what Content Curation can bring to a Content Marketing Strategy. See on blog.atomicreach.comRead More
Boutiika is a location-based tool for the boutiques of New York and San Francisco, providing its customers with the most stylish products and where to find them. Boutiika is primarily a search engine for young female shoppers, but the team wanted to add to this. Looking for a way to post more detailed information on products and boutiques, as well as to increase engagement within their community, Boutiika turned to Scoop.it, which allows them to provide news and information on the boutiques featured on their site while still maintaining the focus on their own product – Boutiika.com. On Scoop.it, Boutiika’s team also found many ways to integrate this great new content with their website, making it somewhat of their own content management tool. Here is a look further into Boutiika’s Scoop.it strategy:Read More
Curation is going to be a big topic at the TechWeek Conference starting this Friday 6/22 in Chicago. I’ll be speaking at two sessions related to it but there are several others worth looking at as they show how important Curation is becoming as a trend. Not just to the Social Media experts who predicted it, but now also to people and businesses everywhere.Read More
“As startup marketers, we particularly seek solutions to cut through crowds of content to engage more than just friends and followers, but much larger (incremental) audiences drawn to the same topics and interests. And then there was Scoop.it: curating made easy, content sharing with Red Bull (ish) wings.” writes Michelle Fitzgerald, the founder of Get Scrappy.Read More
From Technorati.com :
“It is really about how the cyber world is changing and shaping the needs and expectations which have evolved beyond mere key word search and how services like Scoop.it will meet those because Google won’t.”
In this vibrant praise of Scoop.it, blogger Shred Pillai points out the changes we’re seeing in the way we look for information. From basic search, we now look more and more for meaning and context from human experts. And this is what Scoop.it is curation is all about.Read More
A Great Piece by Beth Kanter on the benefits of Content Curation for NPO’s – but which take-aways apply to many organizations or independent professionals: when tightly-budgeted NPO’s embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they’re not wasting their scarce resources and are looking at efficient, human and smart ways to promote their causes.Read More
Great recap on the correlation between SEO & Content Curation by Blogger & Entrepreneur Neil Patel.
A good starting point if you’re interested in the Search Rankings benefits of Content Curation as part of a Content Marketing Strategy.Read More
Yes, curation wouldn’t exist without creation, admits Mark Armstrong, the founder of Longreads and also a team member of Pocket. But, he goes on, there are interesting questions – and perhaps more even more interesting answers – that highlights the value of Curation.Read More
This is a podcast Guillaume, our CEO & Co-Founder, recorded on Content Curation for Spark Tech Talk together with Oliver Hsiang from Stumble Upon and Gary Griffiths from Trap.it.Read More
Pierre-François Thaler, Managing Director at EcoVadis, an innovative platform allowing big companies to rate their suppliers on social and environmental performance, wanted to educate his audience about Sustainable Procurement & Green Purchasing and create top of mind awareness regarding EcoVadis. He was persuaded that evangelization was the key to do this. To take the place as a reference in this niche sector, Pierre-François decided to provide high-value content to his audience. He started to publish high-quality resources like analysis, research projects that appeared quickly very time-consuming to produce. As he needed to bring a constant attention on his sphere to evangelize, Pierre-François found the solution with content curation thanks to Scoop.it Business.Read More
This is a great post by Raymond Morin on how Social Influence and Curation are tightly interconnected. “The key to influence is based primarily on the quality and relevance of the content offered“, he writes,…Read More
Sharon Hurley Hall wrote another piece on Scoop.it, this time giving great tips on how to drive traffic to your Web site using Scoop.it. As she puts it: “Curating content increases your authority, but it’s…Read More
Ever since we started working on Social Media – actually before we even thought of Scoop.it – we’ve realized how much content discovery and content publishing were really two sides of the same coin. Working…Read More
In today’s world, everything is mobile. Sharing photos, tweets, status updates and check-ins wouldn’t be half as fun if we couldn’t do it from anywhere our busy lives took us. Though long form content creation…Read More
My name is Dimitri. I was born in the South West of France, and still living here for 37 years now. I’m a Web ProjectManager in a software publisher company. I assume being a geek, and I’m the father of 2 lovely girls, 8 years and 8 months old. I’ve always wanted to enter an Art or Design School, but I stopped studying just after high school (with no diploma) in order to work. For 18 years now, I’ve tested almost each job in the computing field as a self-taught person : IT Technician, software developer, Project Manager …Since about 10 years, I’ve been going on the same way concerning Web jobs, being successively Web developer, Webdesigner and Webmaster… Now thinking about it, I guess I’m ready for consulting…Read More
This is a great interview of David Carr, the well-known columnist at the New York Times where he publishes “The Media Equation” on the future of Media and Journalism. It was suggested to me by Serge van Oudenhove: thanks!Read More
When you’re passionate about something, can the Facebook timeline be a good representation of your digital self? Its design and features certainly hint so but at Scoop.it, we felt it would only work if you could find a way to smoothly mix your interests to what’s originally a friends & family network.
Show what you care about!
We are glad to now announce our new Facebook Timeline integration! By turning it on (it’s optional of course), your Facebook Timeline will be automatically updated in real time whenever you curate new content.Read More
Ninja Nordbo graduated with a masters in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Since then she hasreturned back to her roots and to Norway, where she is currently working and living with her husband and 2 dogs. Her spare time is spent curating and blogging.Read More
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…Read More