When I received the first Paper.Li daily, I groaned and thought about yet another resource to review, read and keep track of. I’ve been forever curious about how these are put together and who has the time to make it so, and I’m encouraged by @JodyKoehler “What? You don’t have one? It’s automated!”
Apparently, it really is. I went to investigate and grabbed this content from Paper.Li website:
- From Twitter, the newspaper will be created using all the links (articles) shared in the past 24 hours by yourself (editor in chief) AND the people you follow (contributors)
- From a Twitter #tag, create a paper using all the links (articles) shared in the past 24 hours by all Twitter users that have associated the selected #tag
- From Twitter links create a paper using all the links (articles) shared in the past 24 hours by all Twitter users on the selected list
- From Facebook create a paper based on a search of all public posts on Facebook.
You can even customize your own paper with more options coming soon:
- Title it
- Select tweeps (Twitter people) who can contribute or restrict those you don’t want on board
- Define a topic you want people to be talking about on Twitter
What’s even more interesting to me is that people have about as many subscribers as my blog; an average of six. The wow factor is how many views the papers are notching – 4,000 to 5,000 for the more established and branded papers.
What this says about influence, is that it’s not the number of followers, it’s what you’ve got to say, apparently. Take a look:
- The Location Based Daily has 129 views and 3 subscribers
- The Marketing/PR/SocialMedia Daily by Monyelle Mingo has 1,187 views and 5 subscribers
- The PR Post by Jody Koehler has 4,320 views and 7 subscribers
- TCSocialMediaSmarties by Top Rank Marketing has 6,535 views and 7 subscribers
- Fraser-Valley Daily by Owen Greaves has 5066 views and 5 subscribers
So, do you Paper.Li? Subscribe, pop in and scan, use as resource for blog fodder? I’d like to know if yet another resource is worth the attention.
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