Facebook's most recent set of changes prompted me to explore Google+ and if nothing else it is a lot easier on the eye, probably because I don't have all that many circle members, or whatever they're called, yet. Of course, ultimately one wants everything duplicated everywhere1 so I wandered over to my curated topic at Scoop.it2 to click on that fine service's G+ button to see what that does.

It sticks the link in G+!

So far so good, but … the link it inserts takes you not to the original item, but back to Scoop.it, which may be fine for them3 but ticks me right off. The Scoop RSS feed does the same thing. Daft, really. Scoop says it can't really be bothered to develop a more useful RSS structure, and the API is there for all who want to take advantage of that kind of stuff, but while I might be able to develop the smarts to do that, I don't really have the time or the inclination. What's the answer? Probably do what I did before Scoop implemented its G+ button, and share the URI directly. I'll do the work, so you don't have to.

Because content curation is like love …


  1. Or not.  

  2. 2021-09-23 Now suspended, but fun while it lasted. And of course Google+ was never long for this world. 

  3. I realize that with Scoop, as with G+ and FB and almost everything else that's “free”, I am not the customer.  

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