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Curating the #TLChat Daily

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.

Another option for creating a curated version of Twitter is Tweeted Times (here’s my personal edition).

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

Comments

  1. Paper.li is amazing!!!!! As a first year TL in a school 50 minutes from my home, a student taking my last ed class at Rutgers, and a mom-my time for other means of PD is limited but necessary. Twitter is an awesome means for learning, but can be overwhelming to say the least. Until I can get a bit more in control of all that I have to do Paper.li is the perfect solution for keeping up. Hooray for the creators!

  2. Karen Lemmons says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful gem!

  3. Jamie N says:

    I also love that I can RT directly from paper.li when I’m logged into Twitter, forwarding links on to other aspects of my PLN.

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