Content Curation: Discover Scoop.it


What is Content Curation ?

A content curator continually  seeks,  makes sense of,  and shares the best and most relevant content on a particular topic online (extracted from  Beth’s Blog ) . So “content curation” requires analytic skills, critical thinking and a scientific approach on how to search and check article’s references you publish. It is not about collecting links and sharing as much as possible. When well done, “content curation” provides a lot of value by helping people learn about the current state of the art in a particular topic.

The curator is like a magnet extracting  needles hidden in haystacks.

There are many ways to curate and share your favorite online news and article, see here the 50+ “content curation” tools

So far my favorite is  Scoop.it

“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”  ( Be  Discovered )

Scoop.it has a visual magazine format and allows you to share your content to other social networks or blogs such as StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Tumblr, WordPress and Pinterest.

It is very easy to create an account and start collecting information from other curators on Scoop.it or post your own content such as your blog posts or other articles you find relevant on the web.

Here is mine, Scoop.it Global Leaders it is about : Global Leadership, Intercultural Team Building and Effective Communication on Social Media:

If you have a Scoop.it Account, Post the link in the comment section so we can learn about your expertise

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17 thoughts on “Content Curation: Discover Scoop.it

  1. Jocelyn Wilhelm April 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Hi Anne! Thanks for writing this. I’ve been hearing about Scoop.it as of late so thanks for the info.

  2. Jacek Rajewski April 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Hi there Anne! Great idea to bump up Scoop.it :-) mine is: http://www.scoop.it/t/innovation-and-diversity

    Also, perhaps interesting to know, is that your curating at scoop.it will appear automatically in paper.li (if you have one). Mine is: http://paper.li/JacekWork/1322386499

    Also, both are possible to be embeded in your website, which brings extra life to it, pls see: http://www.cultuurarchitect.nl/Jacek_Rajewski/nieuws/nieuws.html

    greetings!
    Jacek

    • Anne Egros, Global Executive Coach April 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Thanks Jacek for sharing. I did not know about simultaneous posting on Paper.li. I also like very much the idea to have the news from Scoop.it in my blog. How do you do that if you have a WordPress.com website ?

      For the content curation skeptical or people who are afraid that curators will kill content creation and innovation, the most important is to understand that content is a support to create meaningful conversations just like this one here :-)

  3. Fabrizio Faraco April 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Anna. I’m a fan of Scoop.it. I really love it as I love curati in and scoop.it has it all. I manage only one mag http://www.scoop.it/t/h2h-marketing where I collect articles about content marketing for Smallbiz.

  4. Matmi (@Matmi) April 3, 2012 at 8:10 am Reply

    Love Scoop.it. Been using it since it was in beta. Found the new pricing structure a tad skewed but that’s just me.

    http://www.scoop.it/u/Matmi

  5. Guillaume Decugis April 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Anne and all – Thanks a lot for the post and comments on Scoop.it! Guillaume, here (one of the founders). Great to see such enthusiasm on the platform: really motivating for the whole team!

    @Matmi would love to hear further feedback on the pricing: it’s fairly recent and though we’re very happy with the initial response to these premium offers, we know we have room for improvement. But we’ve seen many great free services shut down for not having considered a business model early on and we clearly didn’t want to be one of them and let down our users because of that. Now, we’re also very committed to keep a free version of Scoop.it and improve it over time so that will always be an option.

    @Anne for WordPress integration, you have a couple of options :
    – you can integrate a Scoop.it widget on your blog as Jacek pointed out. You’ll find the code and instruction here: http://www.scoop.it/goodies
    – you can configure your WordPress blog as a sharing option. This allows you to share your Scoop.it posts as WordPress posts on your blog.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out for feedback or questions! And thanks again.

  6. Daniel Watson April 5, 2012 at 12:53 am Reply

    My Scoop.it topic is “Business Improvement” http://business-improvement.rhodan.com.au.

    Will achieve 600 followers over Easter but would love to have many more.

    See more at http://blog.scoop.it/en/2011/08/08/lord-of-curation-series-daniel-watson/

    Cheers,

    Daniel.

  7. Nika@SoundCloud April 13, 2012 at 1:51 am Reply

    Wooo, thanks for reviewing scoop-it Anne. I’ve been using it for quite a while now and I really really like it.

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  9. Kei May 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply

    Hi Anne, I find scoop it works quite well as another avenue into the web. always sends bits of traffic here and there.

    Super fun when your posts gets re-scooped and gets views.

    Come visit over here http://www.scoop.it/u/tdce

  10. Ben October 17, 2012 at 8:17 am Reply

    Hey Anne, thanks for taking the time to review Scoop-It. I’ve been looking for a decent review for a while and this has been really helpful!

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