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Why I Don't Like Scoopit Links on Twitter

Why I Don't Like Scoopit Links on Twitter | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it

Bryan Vartabedian, MD : ..   more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.  Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit.  But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ...


Via Martin (Marty) Smith, Robin Good
Therese Torris's insight:

TT: agree that a twitter link from scoop.it creates an annoying additional step for viewers interested in the content. But driving traffic to the aggregating platform (be it scoop.it, pulse or else) and to the curator is OK as long as it is clear where the link goes. The link should not be hidden behind a bitly  and include @scoopit.
What annoys me however is that scoop.it links do NOT credit the original souce. For that reason I almost always manually add its twitter handle (lots of work). ATTRIBUTION to the original source is key to curation, in my opinion.

For example I'm going to tweet this and add the handle of the author : Bryan Vartabedian @Doctor_V

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use Scoop.it well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:25 PM

FYI Folks -- I trust that the reviews I write about the articles I curate help people along in their business storytelling journey. I know that there are many curators out there who do not add reviews/comments to the articles they highlight. 


As a result, Scoop.it and other curation sites are getting a backlash because audience members are tired of getting a link to an article that brings them to Scoop.it, and then requires another click to get to the article. Now I know that is annoying. And there is nothing of value offered between clicks.


Marty's response to the original blog post is right on. Read it along with all the other comments. Truly illuminating.


Other than a rant for me, what's the value of this post to you and business storytelling?


Namely this -- no matter what medium you use -- blogging, curating, digital storytelling -- make sure you are actually adding value for your audience. Expand their knowledge, give them tools, show them how, and offer your excellent insights. The stories you share have to connect to your audience in these ways. Anything else is a waste.


All of these posts and reviews add up to telling your story in a big picture way. So thanks Marty for addressing this issue, and reminding us about principles for quality curation. I've learned a lot from both you and Robin!


Karen Dietz

Bob Connelly's comment, November 23, 2014 7:11 PM
Being new to Scoop.it, I was glad to read this. I wouldn't have thought about this...
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Sloppy attribution, over-aggregation or plagiarism? Where do you draw the line?

Sloppy attribution, over-aggregation or plagiarism? Where do you draw the line? | Content Marketing & Content Curation Tools For Brands | Scoop.it
The controversy over writer Nate Thayer’s failure to credit his sources, which some alleged amounted to plagiarism, is just part of an ongoing debate over how we use — and give credit for — information in a digital age.
Therese Torris's insight:

Great article by Matthew Ingram who raises a difficult question. In my opinion, attribution is rarely careful enough, because it causes extra work to look for the original source of an article or picture. A mistake, for example quoting the last curator as the author of a story, can easily happen. Picture sources are often not indicated.

 

Over-aggregation is a euphemism for shamelessly quoting such large chunks of an article that readers have no need any more to go to the source even if a link is prominently provided

 

There is a lot of over aggregation happening everywhere with, for example, journalists citing entire chunks of each other's interviews or analyses. Some curators are also culprits: Their quotes are way too long, also here on Scoop.it. To me good curation is about saying just enough so that the reader knows whether they want to read the curated piece. It's not about retelling the entire story, 

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Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:19 PM
I over do it at times because I want to directly quote the source and yet I want to make sure there is enough information to lure people to click the link to read the source. It is a fine line between using too much and not having enough to get the point across.