Showing posts with label Soup.io. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soup.io. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Soup.io A Simple Yet Feature-Packed Blogging Platform

When I was trying Soup.io earlier today, I described it on Twitter as Tumblr on steroids. Soup.io is a blogging platform that is intuitive and easy to start using, yet it also offers some great features that we've come to expect from a blogging platform.

Some of Soup.io's features that caught my attention are the straight forward methods for importing RSS feeds from other blogs and importing information from your social networks both methods are completed in one click. Adding content to your Soup.io blog can be done on your Soup.io page or you can email updates to an email account assigned to your account. Your email is then posted for you. You can also post content you find on the Internet with one click by using a simple browser extension.

People that were affected by the shut-down of Pownce will be happy to know that you can import your Pownce content directly to Soup.io.

You can try Soup.io without having to create an account (creating one takes only 30 seconds) and if you like what you see, your practice page can become the start of your blog. You can see my Soup.io page here.

Applications for Education
A feature of Soup.io that I didn't mention above is the group blogging feature. You can establish your Soup.io account as a group blog. The group blogging option combined with posting web content with the browser extension could be a good way for students to share items they find online. One possible activity would be to have one student post a story from the Internet and then have his/her classmates post related stories for discussion. A variation on this would be to have students post opposing editorials as an exercise in recognizing bias and propaganda.