After searching and browsing a bit through Hashtag.usf, I realized how useful and organized the site is using ScoopIt. It has an assortment of varied photographs, that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but good in general describing what the post is talking about.
The strengths that USF uses well on Scoop It is the use of articles, promoting both the school, its students, campus activities, and news. Complete with links to webpages, photographs, video, and news, this site is well equipped for both students and parents, faculty, and staff.
As a curator now on my own ScoopIt topics, I like to have the freedom of choosing which posts I want to Scoop, and which ones I can add more of my insight to and hashtags. I can also promote the Scoops I want via Twitter and Facebook, allowing my audience to grow if they too also want to create a ScoopIt account and then follow my topics.
Anything that I have tweeted or put on Instagram or Pinterest, is also available for me to curate as a Scoop on ScoopIt. With each social media platform connected to my ScoopIt content, the more that I can gain ScoopIt posts by others and have an increase in popularity.
The use of “insight” provide feedback and opinions from the curator (myself), so that way readers have a little more knowledge about what they are going to read or see before clicking on it. This serves as an advantage to both visitor and curator, because I can leave my opinion on the story or news piece, and the visitor can then decide if they find it of interest or value.
I like curating and adding more Scoops to my two topics on ScoopIt. It allows me to create my own stories and content and share those posts to my friends on Facebook and Twitter. I can also add hashtags that will bring an even bigger audience to my Scoops.
People change a lot in their college years, and they continue to change after as well, but their content on ScoopIt and their interests might not be so different in years to come. My overall conclusions are that the flow of events and the structure of the specific topics that Hashtag.usfca use are very organized and overall, it is very aesthetically pleasing. I like to post my own content on ScoopIt and be able to have an audience look at my stories as well.