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New “Blogging” Tool – Scoop.it

There’s a new tool in town called Scoop.it. In essence you pick your topic/title (if available) and then you put in search terms which the system uses – which means as it scans social media streams so the results will only be as good as the terms you put in.

You “curate” the posts – keeping or deleting as desired. You can add your own posts, put in specific sites or places you want Scoop.it to search (such as your blog) and you’re off to the races.

Added info from Marc on the Scoop.it team:

in addition you can also scoop any content directly while browsing the web (with a bookmarklet: a button you can install in your browser tool bar); and anyone can also suggest posts for you to accept or not into your topic(s) (this is the collaborative touch). You have control over you topic: if you want, you can edit each post, move posts arounds, change the pics, background, etc, so as to get a really personal end-result. And of course you can share each post individually or the whole media on Twitter and Facebook.

Thanks for the added info, Marc!

What I like about Scoop.it

It’s intuitive, and easy peasy to use. I’d estimate if you spent 10 minutes or less per day curating you could keep it fresh. It allows someone who wants to do a blog style site to do one, without actually having to blog. A good addition to a traditional website so a company could have something which has that blog feel. Ideally you’d want to preview each resource before you scoop it so you know you’re offering your readers good value per visit.

Scoop.it is still in beta so if you go to the site you’ll have to request an invitation. If you’re curious and want to try it out, here are the links to the Scoop.it pages I just started – you can see the potential for topic specific pages:

Ideas on How to Use Scoop.it

If you decide to try scoop.it out, either as a stand along blog or incorporated into your current blog/blogs/website, I’d love to hear your ideas on how you’re using this tool so please share in comment section. Here’s one I thought of:

As a resource for workshop attendees. This week I had the privilege of co-running a social media workshop for Calfest. Prior to the event I created the event marketing scoop.it page and promised to keep it current for one year as my “giveaway” to attendees. This gives them a Twittering resource (ideas to Tweet about) and an ongoing resource for event marketing ideas and unlike a handout it won’t become obsolete.

For all you bloggers – if you have a blog that fits into one of my topics above, please give me the url in comments section and I’ll make sure I add it as a scoop.it resource for that topic. Good for linkbacks!

Happy Scooping!

What’s coming up next on Zencopy

Last week I posted What Noble Excuses have you Designed to Fool Your Creative Self which speaks to how clever we all are with our intricate excuses to avoid operating from our optimum creative selves. My next post will be a follow up to that so stay tuned to find better ways to keep your creativity kicked into high gear – no excuses!

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About the author: Karen, zencopy creator, is a top 10 bestselling amazon author, creativity coach, and an online content specialist with a masters in psychology and passion for learning and teaching new topics.

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  • Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and
    let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m
    not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.
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  • Hello Karen!

    Thanks much for your post, and for your topics. Very happy you like Scoop.it!

    If I may add to your description of the service:

    – as you properly explain, you can scoop content into your topic(s) from the suggestion engine which searches the social web; in addition you can also scoop any content directly while browsing the web (with a bookmarklet: a button you can install in your browser tool bar); and anyone can also suggest posts for you to accept or not into your topic(s) (this is the collaborative touch)

    – you have control over you topic: if you want, you can edit each post, move posts arounds, change the pics, background, etc, so as to get a really personal end-result

    – and of course you can share each post individually or the whole media on Twitter and Facebook

    If you have any suggestion or question on Scoop.it, it’s always a pleasure to exchange with you!

    • Thanks, Marc for the additional info – I didn’t know you could edit each scooped post, too. Even better! I’m going to add a portion of this to the post itself.

  • Hi Karen, Thank you for sharing this – I hadn’t heard of it before and it looks pretty fantastic. :)
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    • Thanks, Aileen – it’s new enough so if you get started you can get some good keywords in your title. I think their current limit on topics is 10 per curator.