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Finding good content? Scoop it!

May 30, 2013

scoop.it logoScoop.it is a place where you can curate collections of web content by creating attractive pages called “magazines.” Their slogan is “Share ideas that matter and shine on the Web”. As you assemble relevant content you can add your own insights to attract an audience. Whenever you post an item on a topic page, you have the opportunity to share it on social networks. You can also use Scoop.it as a way to find new material. The site tries hard to recommend content you might like, based on what’s in your collections.

I signed up and tried the service because several readers of this blog frequently “scoop” articles for their collections. I found that it was very easy to create a small, customized collection of content from the NspireD2 blog, which I called Rich Media Projects for Higher Ed.

scoop-it page

I’m not looking for a place to build this kind of collection, but I can definitely see the attraction. It’s easy to use, the pages are beautifully laid out, and social media connections are a snap. It’s definitely a site where students could be assigned to create collections of course-related content. Perhaps groups could each be assigned a subset of topics.

The basic service is free, while the for-pay versions offer beefed-up analytics, customizable pages, and WordPress integration.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 4, 2013 10:02 pm

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