I'm a long time fan and supporter of Scoop.it and quite honestly I think it's the best content curation platform available on the web today.
Yet it seems they've managed to revamp the platform and, based on user feedback, make it even more awesome than it already was.
Humanrithm and Curation from Cendrine Marrouat briefly touches on the latest iteration of Scoop.it version 4.o. According to the folks at Scoop.it:
“You wanted to make it even easier to discover relevant content; to organize content in a more meaningful way; to connect with people who share your interests. So we worked together, with our specialists group on Google+, with our power users, collecting hundreds of suggestions, testing and exchanging ideas…Scoop.it uses a Big Data semantic algorithm to analyze content, to identify “meaning” within your curation.”
Scoop.it Reached Out to Core Group of Users
I truly believe that the success of any online platform today relies on the support and the feedback from their users. Scoop.it took the initiative to gather together a select group of people who they knew they could count on to provide honest and unselfish feedback. These folks are on top of their game when it comes to content curation and they are passionate and committed to surfacing the most relevant, useful ideas for the topics they care about most. After all the brain-storming sessions, tweaks and redesigns, it's quite rewarding to see Scoop.it evolve into one of the most sophisticated social sharing sites imaginable.
This helps boost the visibility of our topics on the platform and boost our rankings in search. Oh and you get a yellow ribbon too!
One of the smartest aspects of Scoop.it is their integration with Buffer which extends the “shareability” of your scoops to just about every major social networking platform. You can also embed your Scoops on your blog or share them with your email subscribers in a newsletter via MailChimp. One thing that bloggers need to keep in mind about Scoop.it is that it's about curating a topic – it's not another blogging network where you can just post all of your content and expect someone to visit your blog. It's more about building your authority and expertise on a subject area that you want to be known for. You can also use it as a place to organize and bookmark topics you want to learn more about or research for an upcoming blog post.
Have you tried Scoop.it yet. I hope you'll get a chance to explore the new interface, I think you'll find it delightful.
Find out more about the new features right from the co-founders Marc Rougier and Guillume Decugis in Behind the Update: Scoop.it Interest Channels and More Action
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