With all of the information out on the web that you share everyday, curation is becoming a hot space. ReadWriteWeb reports on a new service founded by former TellMe senior engineer Ramy Adeeb.
Just because this is a hot space, doesn’t mean it’s not overcrowded though. We’ve reported on quite a few services like this, but Snip.it might take the lead in pure design and experience. It’s beautifully done.
Snip.it, first of all, is a great name for the service. The idea of “snipping” parts of the web to save for yourself or to share with a group of people is something even my Mom can understand. As I’ve mentioned, making sure a service is something not just geeks will get is the key to something sustainable.
To get started on Snip.it, all you have to do is connect with your Facebook account. After that, you are walked through 3 simple steps to get started.
This will bring in all links shared on your Facebook wall
Drag the bookmarklet into your browser so you can collect things in one click
You’ll be shown your Facebook friends that are already using Snip.it
You can enter a URL into the top of the Snip.it site, or use the bookmarklet for one click collection. Once you do that, you are prompted to enter which collection you’d like to add the item to. If you want to set up a new collection, that’s ok too. You can make it public or private, whichever you like. The controls on who you share with are very easy to figure out as well.
This is my favorite part of Snip.it. When you go to the homepage, you’re presented with a gorgeous layout of featured content shared publicly by the Snip.it community. Each item has a “re-snip” link, to add it to your collection.