Services like Scoop.it depend on a community of millions of hardworking experts who wonder what to do with the wealth of knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated in life and are happy to share it.
This is not mere Google bashing which has become very fashionable these days. It is not about the deteriorating search quality of Google everyone is starting to notice or why Microsoft’s Bing is any better.
It is really about how the cyber world is changing and shaping the needs and expectations which have evolved beyond mere key word search. Services like Scoop.it will meet those because Google won’t. Pretty soon the question will be “have you scooped it?” rather than “Have you Googled it?”
With the exponential growth of speed and capacity of the internet and cloud computing, the cyberspace has witnessed unprecedented creation and sharing of knowledge, especially through blogging. If we used to search for information by punching in a keyword in to Google five years back, now everyone is searching for actionable knowledge and trickles of wisdom they can rely up on.
Mere information or the meaning of or explanation of something one doesn’t know no longer satisfies the human mind. Thanks to the abundance of global information instantly made available through information technology and big strides in education, we are much better tuned to analyze, compare and judge before accepting anything.
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