As a new blogger I’m always looking for ways to gain subscribers. Sometimes you find a great solution, but more then often you find a dud. As Dave Kinsella said on his blog webdeveloper 2.0 article “Scoutle, great in principle but lacking something” I seem to agree great in principle but lacking something. I came across scoutle when I was reading a forum where somone from scoutle posted a link. I was going to chaulk this up as SPAM but I clicked the link.
Scoutle is supposed to be a new form of social networking as their website states. Scoutle says you do not have to do anything which is correct. You set a scout
and it goes out and surfs other sites to help you find content that interest you.
I have been using Scoutle for a while now over a good month or two. At this time it seems this service is a dud. I never meet any new bloggers, as the number on my scout grew to over 400. I don’t know what the number represented because in my opinion it was there for no reason at all. I never held one conversation with another Scoutle user. While my scout had meetings with other scouts on the scoutle system but, I never saw anything that showed this helping me. ( you have to see the site to understand a meeting)
In the end I think that my scout only promoted one person which is scoutle.com
An update has been mentioned for September which they say will make scout much better and useful, I hope this is true but for now I’m going to delete my scout, and my scoutle account.