Scoop.it Makes Content Curation Easy and Social
Do you curate content for yourself or for clients? If so, then you probably spend a good deal of time reading and researching so you can deliver the best possible content to your readers. You probably know of online tools that can help you filter and organize content. Scoop.it is one such tool, and it also provides its users with capabilities which go beyond simple content discovery and curation.
The amount of content on the Internet is mind-blowing…but we still add more to it every day. What good is all this content if we can’t find it and share it, right? Scoop.it is a unique platform which makes both activities possible. The site has evolved significantly since its inception in 2011, but each iteration has only made the platform even more user-friendly.
The following are among the reasons why people choose Scoop.it for their business’ content curation needs:
1) Scoop.it provides its users with one of the fastest ways to curate content
Scoop.it makes curating content a breeze. It takes only a few minutes to register and set up your topic, which can be about anything you want. In fact, you get 2 topics with a free subscription. After you set up your topic or topics, the next step involves determining and then entering your keywords. Scoop.it immediately begins searching the entire Internet for you, based on your keywords.
Scoop.it also has a bookmarklet tool which you can drag and drop into your bookmark toolbar. You can then instantly “scoop” your own content – or any content you come across online – onto your Scoop.it topic page.
2) It digs up diverse and quality content, even from the furthest reaches of the Web
Sometimes you really have to dig through the dirt, so to speak, to find great content online. Scoop.it finds content from blog posts, press releases, social media, YouTube and all places in between. The search results, called “suggestions,” are based on your keyword(s), as mentioned above, and you’ll get back a lot of content in a short amount of time. The suggestions are listed in a stream with the article’s title, a brief snippet, and an image. This makes it easier for you to decide whether to take a closer look at an article or keep moving on.
3) Scoop.it makes sharing easy and social
If you want, you can very easily share a “scoop” directly from Scoop.it to your social media followers. The platform’s sharing options include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, WordPress and more. All you have to do is connect your account(s). You then have the option to share the article and curate it simultaneously. Scoop.it also allows its users to create curated newsletters, which can be integrated with MailChimp for easy distribution through email.
Have you considered using Scoop.it for your content curation and sharing needs? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to leave a comment below.