Scoop.it is a great online curation tool that enables us to share relevant information with students in a visually appealing, easy to use format. ”Creative consumption” according to the folks at Scoop.it. Previously I’ve shared links to websites with students via koodle/wiki/email but Scoop.it enables creators to “scoop” several sites onto one page (or online magazine). It pays to show students the page to pique their interest.
Imagine that you've got a rising band with catchy tunes and moptops -- then you notice these guys got on the Ed Sullivan Show ahead of you. Entrepreneur Guillaume Decugis had such a moment, and he had to readjust.
Next figuring out how to add a Call To Action and subscription code. BTW, Unbounce charges $700 a year to host landing pages :).
Also works on DropBox.
The Free Alternative The interesting question is could you create a web marketing business with NO money for websites or blogs? Yes is the answer to that question. By using free tools such as Google Drive, Scoop.it and Blogger or WordPress you could create a business without paying anything to web development.
You might find that business is limited in scale, but so what. Your cost is limited to your sweat equity to create a revenue stream and THEN buy the website improvements you need to go to the next level. I just build a MagentoGo store (Story of Cancer Store: http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/ ) and the same thing is ALMOST true for Ecom.
Between Storify, Volusion and Magento you can create a store for sweat equity + $500 (give or take). My little store has already made $130 inside of its first month so well on its way to paying for its serving costs.
The ultimate lesson of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing is DO NOTHING until it is worth the investment to do so :).
It’s no secret the the crazy world that we affectionately refer to as the Internet is full of noise and chaos. When developing an online content strategy, professionals and small businesses always end up asking themselves the same question: “I’ve got all of this amazing content, but how will I be found?”
Guillaume Decugis's insight:
The new Scoop.it explained in 5 minutes on Business 2 Community as a guest post from our own Ally Greer.
Scoop.it, a startup that helps users highlight interesting content (and, implicitly, their own knowledge in the field), is bringing its social curation tools to the iPad today with the launch of a new app.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:
Marc and I gave a demo of the new Scoop.it iPad App to TechCrunch's Anthony Ha who like the simplicity of the publishing features: "When they found something they liked, it only took a couple of taps to save the article to one of their own topic pages, or to create an entirely new page. (And all of those edits are viewable on the web too.)"
Social media has moved from truly a "social venue" to a way that educators, parents and professionals learn, collaborate, share and ultimately gather (curate) information.
Ally Greer's insight:
Thanks to Scoop.it Specialist Kirsten Wilson for including Scoop.it on this resourceful list. We're glad to be classified among these awesome platforms and it doesn't hurt to hear that Scoop.it is "addictive!"
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.