Why is Scoop It Kicking Paper Li's Rear End?
Isn't it the same concept? You create your own online newspaper. Why is Scoop It generating so much more…
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Paper.li + Scoopit Better Then Either Alone
This link is to a thread on Google Plus, but it represents a dangerous way of thinking about Internet marketing. There is an active thread about @Scoopit vs. Paper.li in an either or way.
I don't believe in "either or" much. As an Internet marketer I believe in "X and Y" especially when both X and Y provide different benefits. Here is what I just wrote on Google Plus:
"I like the hands on nature of Scoop.it and the hands off nature of Paper.li. Paper.li's model is constructed off of existing followers. Every now and again I tune my Paper.li. I do this by adding and subtracting feeds. I watch the changes for a few days to see if I have the mix I want and then let it play.
Paper.li is HIGHLY DYNAMIC so how I mix my feed salad today is no guarantee of anything tomorrow. At a macro level feeds tend to wobble in the same general space, so there is some predictability about the content mix...some.
I also use the manual Paper.li tool when I want to build specific content into my paper. Paper.li's efficiency has to be greater than Scoop.it due to the feeds, but that efficiency also means the tuning sensitivity isn't as high as a curator's ability to manually curates a Scoop.it magazine.
I know I am more powerful content marketer and curator because I use both Scoop.it and Paper.li. I also know my friends at Small Rivers and Paper.li well enough to know they are working on cool new things as I write this."
Anything I can use to create engagement and advantage needs to be used and these tools compliment each other so much there is no doubt any Internet marketers creations or curation is made stronger by using them in concert with one another.
Jesse Wojdylo's thread on Google Plus with my comments: https://plus.google.com/116024884086268367178/posts/bsnKug2ZpSi
This conversation keeps getter better. Here is the latest question and my answer:
Best way to get a sense of the difference is to look at how differently I use all three:
Scoop.it Revolutions are here: http://www.scoop.it/u/martin-marty-smith
Here was my first Scoop.it "magazine" Curation Revolution:http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution
Newest to Storify so haven't gotten my mind around its UI yet, but it beckons a diary-like storytelling format supplemented with strong visuals and links kind of like a Delicious on steroids.
Hope these examples help. All GREAT tools with real curation and creation power. Marty