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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. 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 do to make a newspaper?

Publishing a newspaper is no small task! Here is an overview of all the things 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 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).

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


  1. 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 is the perfect solution for keeping up. Hooray for the creators!

  2. Karen Lemmons says

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful gem!

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


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