Scoop || What is Scoop?


Scoop || What is Scoop?
Now that the search has begun, it is incredible how many blog and near-blog tools there are. There are photoblogs (see previous entry), there are bulletin board like things like PHP NUke and then there are things like scoop, which I’m just understanding…
Scoop is a “collaborative media application”. It falls somewhere between a content management system, a web bulletin board system, and a weblog. Scoop is designed to enable your website to become a community. It empowers your visitors to be the producers of the site, contributing news and discussion, and making sure that the signal remains high.
A scoop site can be run almost entirely by the readers. The whole life-cycle of content is reader-driven. They submit news, they choose what to post, and they can discuss what they post. Readers can rate other readers comments, as well, providing a collaborative filtering tool to let the best contributions float to the top. Based on this rating, you can also reward consistently good contributors with greater power to review potentially untrusted content. The real power of Scoop is that it is almost totally collaborative.

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