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How to Create Your Own Newspaper Online

28 Jul

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What is Paper.li?  
It’s been around for a while and I have been following Paper.li sporadically – if content was created by one of my Twitter followers/authors. If you haven’t paid attention to these Paper.li articles yet: Creating your own Paper.li means, you can add your own Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/FB content to it – not only that of your followers. One tool more for authors, to attract attention to their tweets and certainly to their writing.

See what others wrote about Paper.li
Kelly Hungerford wrote:
“Paper.li is content curation service that enables you to become Editor-in-Chief of your own news site and publish topic based newspapers from content you find anywhere on the web, such as Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube or FB.

What is online content curation?
Simply put, online content curation is the organizing, filtering, presenting and sharing of the most relevant digital content for a specific audience.  People (and not machines) are the ones, qualified to make that final selection of content needed in order to identify the content that matters most to them, and for their audiences. We also think that these same people can greatly help their own communities to find their way through this “massive content world” we live in.

Why should I make a Paper.li?
We believe that the act of content curation and filtering content for specific audiences is strongly tied to the future of content. Millions of people are sharing content daily through social media channels and the numbers are growing, making it increasingly difficult to find, organize, share, discover and enjoy.”

From Bloomberg BusinessWeek:

“When it comes to news, many Twitter users say they rely on the social network and the community of people they follow— rather than a big news organization—for links to important or interesting news stories. A Swiss start-up called Small Rivers has taken that idea and turned it into a service called Paper.li, which gathers links that your network has shared and turns them into a kind of social newspaper, complete with different sections for different topics.  Is Paper.li the future of news? Perhaps not, but it fills a niche in the social ecosystem of news.

Paper.li takes your Twitter stream and extracts links to any news stories, photos, videos, and so forth, which it then analyzes, using what the company calls “semantic text analysis tools,” to determine whether or not the stories are relevant. The site then displays the links and related content in sections based on the context of the link. The service also creates themed pages based on specific topics using hashtags, such as #privacy or #climate, in much the same way that newspapers create special sections around an event or topic. Paper.li also automatically creates topical sections such as technology, arts & entertainment, photos, politics, and business. Users can also now create papers using a Twitter list. Embedded in a sidebar on each user’s customized paper is their Twitter stream.”

More on YouTube:  How to grow your Twitter Following

Curating Twitter Content with Paper.li

 

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2 responses to “How to Create Your Own Newspaper Online

  1. Merchant Capital

    August 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any
    trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a
    few months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have
    any methods to protect against hackers?

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Sorry to hear that Adan,
      I have copies of everything, including the images.

      Take care, Doris

       

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