The scoop on maintaining an online presence

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ

Everywhere you look, young journalists are being told that having an online presence is essential in today’s market. Having a blog, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, etc. sounds like a great idea for tracking your thoughts, interests, and gathering a following, but it can also be time consuming and difficult to keep up with.

That’s where the idea of curating online content comes in.

Scoop.it! allows anyone to collect content, in a magazine style, that they can share with their followers. Rather than constantly creating original content for a personal blog, Scoop.It allows users to collect information they think is relevant, add their own opinions, remix it, etc. The magazine layout that is created is then easily shared on various social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. To make like even easier, Scoop.It also suggests content for your magazine.

The Scoop.It team has also created a blog to go along with their website. Here, young journalists can gather ideas on the best ways to curate. See, for example, Content curation: your next Social Media Marketing idea.

As someone who maintains a personal blog, but is plagued by the content and various interest issues, I am excited to try scooping!

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