In todays techonological societies, social media it’s not only use as promotion tool, but also as an information source.In this blog post I’m going to make a review taking as principal objective the tool scoop.it, for this, I’m going to make some testing above to explain in a more detailed way its commitment and its principal uses, characteristics, experiences and results.
Scoop it is a new way of assembling information to show it and to share it of a visually attractive form in Internet.This tool is specially use for content curation, content curation is:
“ The process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest. Curation services can be used by businesses as well as end users.” Wikipedia.
It will extract and turn out to be the content published directly in our topic. For example, if it is a question of a post in a blog, there will be extracted an image and the summary (if it is that it has it); if it is a video, it will be possible reproduce directly from there.
This is very useful because for searching a determinate information it’s not only divided by topics but also depending on the date and country you are looking for it gives a more precise result of what you are looking for.
This tool it’s very useful for articles or journal reviews discovery, once you have selected a topic; for example, choosing Travel and Tourism, automatically plenty of articles appeared for being choosed and scoop them, besides, it also suggests directly another useful and interesting articles to share in the social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+…). Apart from a chosen topic, the sidebar let you know about the news that people are sharing in the media and that maybe could be interesting for me, they use to be recent news which are happening around the world at the same moment.
I started using the tool looking for travel information, what a surprise when I found how easy it was to use! I tested it with topics like Travel and Tourism. Automatically it appeared hundreds of articles related to them and all taken from different sources. It was possible to select depending if you were interested in a specific place or guides in case of travelling there. Indeed, hotel and restaurant or food place guides could also be found.
Another advantage to consider is the fact of seeing what your friends are sharing at the same time or suggest them to read an article, by this way information can be more easily shared and reach higher communication levels between users.
If bored of the traditional press or academic journals? I’ll invite you to try this new tool which will make your research much more dynamic.
- María Piedad Avello,”Scoop.it”, filtrar, agrupar y compartir información
Jueves, 31 de Enero de 2013,http://recursostic.educacion.es/heda/web/es/difundiendo-buenas-practicas/1105-scoopitq-para-filtrar-agrupar-y-compartir-informacion.
- Leo Widrich,”How to Create and Share Your Own Beautiful Online Newspaper – Scoop.it and Buffer Team Up”, September 19th, 2012,http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-create-and-share-your-own-beautiful-online-newspaper-scoop-it-buffer-team-up.
- Juan Diego Polo, “Scoop.it – A new way of sharing content in the web”,07/01/2011,http://wwwhatsnew.com/2011/01/07/scoop-it-una-nueva-forma-de-compartir-contenido-en-la-web/