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Anyone could setup a blog, build a Twitter profile, or make a Facebook page for their brand. There’s dozens of ways to share any opinion or fact you want online.
Yet, when I first became interested in the intersection of technology and education, I struggled to find a way to share the best apps for education that was both simple and informative. I didn’t have the time write a full blog post about every app. All I needed was a place to discover content relevent to my interests and quickly share it with my followers.
That’s where Scoop.it aims to help, with its content curation platform. It helps you find the most popular online articles about your chosen topics, then makes it easy to create content and share that info with others—inside Scoop.it, on your own blog, or via social networks.
To get started, you choose a topic that interests you, and Scoop.it will automatically suggest content that can be added to your page. Then, you can use the Scoop.it bookmarklet in any web browser to add an article or link to your topic page, or paste into Scoop.it to add it to that topic.
Then, you'll pick the content that you think is best, add your own unique commentary as a quick sentence or a full-length blog post, and Scoop.it will organize everything onto a single web page. You don’t have to spend the extra time creating your own website to make this happen—with just a Scoop.it account, you can start organizing the best content about your favorite topics, and share them with the world. You can customize your page even more with a Pro or Business account, customizing the fonts and colors on your Scoop.it topic page to give it your branding, and get advanced analytics to see how many people are following your interests. Or, you can import your posts into your own website or blog, to share the topic in your own online space.
Scoop.it also includes a simple, topic-centric social network. Similar to other social networks, you can follow specific people and topics that you are interested in. Your Scoop.it homepage shows posts from the people and topics you follow, and you can add your own opinion in comments. Then, you can “scoop” interesting links to your topic page, share them on social networks, and add your own commentary for your followers.
Scoop.it’s appeal is in its simplicity, as a balance between sharing links on Twitter, say, and publishing your full opinions on a blog. You don’t have to worry about all of the hassle it takes to set up a website for yourself, but you can still get more customization—and have more tools to discover interesting content—than you’d get with a social media page. And you can still build a community, complete with comments and shares, that can help your ideas go further.
If you’re looking for a tool to help you discover content about a topic—perhaps for research or ideas for your own publications—Scoop.it’s a simple way to stay informed of the most popular online content. It’s also a great place to build a community about the topics most important to you, and share links and other content in an easy-to-use yet professional way.