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Embed Your Scoop.it Stories Anywhere

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Robin Good's comment, September 4, 2013 12:11 AM
a CTA is a "Call to Action". Something you ask your readers to do specifically.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 6:46 AM
Oh! Thanks! I just figured all my comments were CTA. Sort of. :)

This has been a really good discussion.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 8:14 AM
You noticed the embed button. I just noticed the Thumbs Up button. :)
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Google Reader, Tech Darwinism and the Gatekeeper syndrome

Google Reader, Tech Darwinism and the Gatekeeper syndrome | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"By killing Reader, Google is likely to harm a lot of publishers, large and small, by eliminating a larger source of traffic."


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 26, 2013 5:55 PM

MG Siegler did the math: some traffic will be missing when Google shuts down Reader this coming July. 


Is that bad?


Obviously the perspective of losing traffic isn't great news to Web site publishers. But for news consumers, what is really happening here? Some will replace Google Reader with other RSS-based services like Feedly. But some others will trust other sources of content like social networks or content curators and discover their benefits. Will it be bad for them? They will decide: they have an open choice (Google was by no means a monopoly on this crowded market) so they won't be harmed.


I understand his concern but what's striking to me in this argument is that it looks a lot like the concern traditional media publishers have always been expressing at the thought of a changing distribution model and innovation. When confronted with change, the reaction of a lot of established players (and yes, TechCrunch is one - not the disrupting startup it was once) is fear - instead of embracing it.


If I were a publisher (oh but wait: I'm one, if only for my Scoop.it topics), I'd care less about the loss of RSS traffic from Google Reader than making sure my content is worth sharing, worth curating and engaging. Digg, Stumble Upon and now Google Reader: a lot of historical traffic drivers are declining or disappearing to the benefit of social content & curation. And all sorts of tools and platforms will either adapt, evolve or die: it's innovation darwinism and the gatekeepers of today won't prevent it from happening any more than the gatekeepers of yesterday were able to.

Yann André Gourvennec's curator insight, April 4, 2013 5:58 AM

My main issue and question is about feedburner, which will certainly be done with too. This means a lot of traffic will go away from blogs and will minimise the interest of keeping a blog alive, be it personal or professional.