Lauren first got into content curation over a year ago while doing research for her blog, and seeking teaching and educational resources. When she discovered Scoop.it, it made sense to her to leverage a tool like this to assist her in these efforts.
Once she got the hang of Scoop.it, Lauren realized that it's a great way to directly share the stories and news specific to her niche interests with other like-minded users on sites like Twitter and Facebook. She has also found that Scoop.it helps her source information and unique content for her blog, where many posts highlight architecture and green design.
To take it a step further, Lauren also began discovering interesting and informed people to follow on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook; people who she would not have discovered otherwise. Lauren has found that the curators she's discovered on Scoop.it are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and that this adds an added value to the information that they share, resulting in a higher degree of trust in them and the content that they share.