About a year ago, I joined Scoop.it, a web site that promised to curate for me – to pull information relevant to the topics I’m interested in from all over the Internet. It was a swell idea, except that Scoop.it doesn’t seem able to actually find that information for me.
If I was interested in Hollywood celebrities, or sports, or fashion, Scoop.it would work. There’s a huge amount of material available for subjects like that. But then, that information is already easy to find. I don’t need a curating service for that.
I am interested in less commonly covered topics, and Scoop.it doesn’t seem to know how to search for these. Every morning, I get a Scoop.it report that tells me it’s found nothing.
I can do better with a simple search engine. Is there no better option available for topics outside of the mainstream than to simply do the curating oneself, piece by piece?