As per Mr. Koshinen; Scoopinion turns your browser into a smart magazine. It lives in your browser and quietly learns as you read. It also rates the articles according to your reading behavior, more points are given to the articles you actually read through.
Scoopinion builds your personal magazine by matching what people like you have read well and you haven’t. It’s an effortless way to make the news good for yourself and the community.
Your personal online magazine in has an infinite list of interesting articles. Scoopinion also learns who are your favorite authors and provides their latest articles and you’ll see what is being read around the world. A personal biweekly newsletter with best recommendations is delivered to your mailbox.
The browser app works for Chrome and Firefox. The app is active only on handpicked “whitelist” of news sites to ensure the quality, and your reads are not linked to your name. If you see a site that is missing, feel free to suggest a new one. Join and try for yourself!
Scoopinion was built because the team got tired of flashy headlines of online media and realized that the articles people share on facebook or twitter are only a fraction of the good reads out there.
We feel that there’s definitely a need for immersive, quality articles, and those articles get buried between tweets, posts etc. And finding those articles should be effortless.
In a way Scoopinion resembles the best of Last.fm with scrobbler: you let the program learn what you enjoy and expand your music taste little by little. The same works for scoopinion: you’ll get less recommendations from the sites and topics you regularly read and more from similar sites. This way you can joyfully discover new writers, topics and sites.
Scoopinion is one of the few applications that actually work really well for those of us who are less active in twitter and facebook as it builds an invisible network behind the curtains.
With Scoopinion you can focus on what you want to do. For some of us it is reading and discovering.