Scoop.it’s cool

Posted December 9th, 2011 by admin and filed in social media
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In the few weeks since I joined scoop.it, I’ve been trying to figure out why I like it so much.

Scoop.it gives me a slider that sits in my blog sidebar and displays articles I recommend, with title and image.

Every morning I check out Twitter, catch the best links and read them, post some to my handy little scoop.it bookmark sitting up in my bookmarks bar. Make sure I like the image, include posting to Twitter or Facebook if I want, and dispatch the lot to my slider widget.

Anyone visiting my site will see the web content I’m reading today, the level and type of my involvement, a measure of my character through the choices I make.

I prefer the app as a widget rather than the newspaper layout like paper.li.  Somehow the sidebar widget is a wholly different and very fun thing. I like that it’s not a social media update; you don’t have to click to get to it. It’s just there when you’re on my site. I like that it collects and displays my readings so simply. It shows seven of my latest reads, but my account on scoop.it archives them all.

One word. Coolness.