Make a Topic Private
Have a way to make a topic private, accessible to selected invited users.
It would be fantastic for small business organizations to host private content curation so they can develop meaningful and secure dialogs with their clients.
Marketing is not all that people use content curation for. Some companies educate their customers in addition to marketing, and content curation is an inexpensive, relevant and effective means of keeping and building client relationships.
With the threat of outside disturbance and annoyance from some less than professional web traffic it makes privacy a critical aspect of the customer experience.
This would have made my decision to use Scoop It a home run, instead I still find myself looking for software that allows a private setting with reasonable costs.
Option to keep a topic private or only share with a certain group of invited people.
Make topic private and allow curated items to have original link to item so publishers can add to their own website via scoop.it feeds.
Following our tests of the private feature with selected users which started a few months ago, we are now extending the availability of this option as a premium option to our Scoop.it Business plan.
Privacy is implemented by restricting access through either one of the following methods:
1. Password protection: readers won’t need a Scoop.it account to read your topic but will need to know the password from you.
2. email address restriction: readers will need to have a Scoop.it account with an authorized email address among a list you will define.
3. domain name restriction: readers will need to have a Scoop.it account with an email address from an authorized Web domain among a list you will define.
You will be free of using whichever method suits you best and also change between methods at any point in time. You will be also free to mix private and public topics from the same Scoop.it Business account.
This feature still requires a manual billing process. To request pricing and set it up, please contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks for your interest in this feature.
The Scoop.it Team
Josh O'Gent commented
this would be a great feature. having a private section accessible to only a select group of users would be awesome. could you also make it accessible through a password, so that non-scoop.it visitors could gain access without having to create an account?
Sofía Quintero commented
Hi! when is the option available? I would love to make my topic private to share with a limited amount of people.
Would be more suitable for Public sector if this was made so.
Thinking out Loud commented
This really needs to happen. Certainly I think it would increase business use.
Pablo de Castro commented
What has with this option happened?. Is it avalaible, now? or when? next future??
Denis Vergnaud commented
Excellent idea. What is the timeframe for this ?
Barbara C. Matthews commented
Great idea. When do you plan a rollout? What is your timing? Do you have details yet?
Jeanne Marino commented
Please make a topic private so that kids can stay on the assigned site their teacher gives them. The content would not be questionable the setting would just allow them to stay on that page and not migrate to other Scoop sites.
Edwin Hiu Aline commented
"We are indeed planning to implement a private topic option in the upcoming premium version of Scoop.it."
When will this option be implemented? Will it be on Pro version too? Cheers.
Nicolas Weil commented
This is just a great move : perfect for extranets, ideal for private press-review services. We just need a convenient way of listing authorized users : ideally we would need to have an htaccess like auth system (via auth file upload), as we can't require hundreds of users to have a registered scoop.it account.
RSS has also to be put as an option if we want to hide headlines from public sight - replaced by any other secured system like private twitter account publishing.
yes - that would be very useful for internal research purposes, along with exporting topics & related articles as documents or pdfs for offline use, printing etc...
Alexandra Herazo Ferrer commented
Interesting idea. :)
I like this a lot.
AdminCindy (Admin, Scoopit) commented
Thanks for your explanation. Be sure we will take your remark into account.
James Xavier commented
Explain what you would like me to paraphrase. Curated items have original links so publishers can add to their own website? With the scoop.it link rather than the original, does not benefit publishers as it causes multi-links for the user to get to the information.
AdminCindy (Admin, Scoopit) commented
Thanks for your message and your suggestions. We are indeed planning to implement a private topic option in the upcoming premium version of Scoop.it. As for the other part of your suggestion, I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Could you please precise/rephrase?
+1 Very cool idea. Also, many creative companies/digital agencies would find this extremely beneficial for research internally.