We began archiving the #TLChat hashtag as a daily newspaper around eight months ago. And now everyday I look forward to my email reminder to check out our newly aggregated news. But, when I looked at the number of other subscribers (only 56!), I realized that so many of you have not yet discovered this little gem.
Paper.li allows you to read Facebook and Twitter as a media-rich daily newspaper containing network-relevant articles, posts, photos, and videos. It is perfect both as an introduction for the Twitter-reluctant and as a filtering strategy for the Twitter-overwhelmed. You can use it to manage your own social networking communities or you own personal digital footprint.
From the site’s FAQ:
Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag. . .
What does paper.li do to make a newspaper?
Publishing a newspaper is no small task! Here is an overview of all the things paper.li does in the background for you:
- extract all tweets that include URLs
- extract the content found on these URLs:
- text, e.g. blog post, newspaper article
- photo, e.g. Flickr, yfrog, Twitpic, …
- video, e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, …
- analyze the extracted text for topic, e.g. Politics, Technology, …
- surface the day’s most relevant articles (using paper.li magic)
And there’s more. The paper is multilingual. And it is archived by date. That means I can easily return to network responses to a conference, event, or issue.