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My Twitter Weekend Wrap-Up

Paper.li is a tool that helps you publish your own online newspaper. But there are other interesting ways you can use the tool. Especially if nobody reads your paper anyway. :)

This fab publishing tool is a good way to summarize my Twitter activity on a weekly basis. Not all, just some highlights. You first set it up by manually selecting your content sources. After that, the process is totally automated. You can generate weekly or a daily editions. Once a week is more than enough for me.

This week's publication for Sunday, April 26, these are the headlines:

  • 10 Businesses You Can Run from Anywhere on Earth (And Start Today)

  • Confessions of a Cookbook Collector

  • Naples: The Birthplace of the Modern Pizza

  • Citrine Earrings

  • The Best Thai in Middle Tennessee

It's a really neat content management tool and makes for a quick review of cool Tweets.

By the way, if you have a Twitter account, feel free to leave your handle or Twitter name in the comments. Would love to follow you on Twitter.

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Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/newspaper-paper-news-read-press-38252/ by Nemo

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MegL wrote on April 27, 2015, 12:39 PM

I am @meglearner on twitter. When you say it curates content and you set up the sources, do you mean web pages? I run a twitter account (under a different name) for my local community. There are often half a dozen pieces of information on things going on each week. I send those out using hootsuite (free version), with a separate tweet for each item and set to issue at different times and different days but I might be useful to send out one newspaper! Could it do that, do you think?

SebastianOnciu wrote on April 27, 2015, 12:46 PM

I am @sebaonciu on Twitter. I have also noticed that many people on Twitter use Paper.li and it's quite a nice feeling to have my posts featured in the 'papers' of other Twitter users. I guess such features can bring me a few extra weeks which are so hard to get on Persona Paper. Therefore, I think I'll start using this tool as well.

RonElFran wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:02 PM

Your twitter weekend page looks really great. It's something I'll keep in mind for when (if ever) I have more time.

HappyLady wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:07 PM

Thanks. I think I might look into this. It looks like it could be a very useful publishing tool indeed.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:23 PM

Following you on Twitter now @meglearner ; and I'm glad you confirmed that was you because I wasn't sure.

Here's a quickie lesson on how to use Paper.li. Follow the prompts. The site owners really make this easy.

What I have found is this tool works great WITH Twitter. You can use other sources too (RSS feeds, etc.) For my paper, I customized two sources:
* First source: Everything on Twitter with my handle: cmoneyspinner
* Second source: Everything on Twitter with these hashtags and and cmoneyspinner (not cmoneyspinner , just cmoneyspinner)
Whatever gets pulled, I'm OK with it!

Any further questions? They have very nice Customer Service reps.

It's free. (They have a paid version.)
Try it out. Lots of non-profits organizations use it.

If you don't like the results, just delete the paper.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:33 PM

Cool! Following you now on Twitter.

Regards Paper.li ? – Don't quite recall but think I picked on the mention of this tool in a forum discussing getting traffic to your websites and blogs. Then I saw my handle mentioned by some other guy in his tweets and it was in one of his papers. So I asked him how did he do that and he explained a little bit about the process. He either specifically selected content for tweets with my handle OR he selected hashtags and because my tweets had those hashtags, they got pulled. Whichever way, I was intrigued. Had to know more. Went to the site and now I publish 4 different papers. (Got carried away. It's fun!)

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:37 PM

You have to sort of experiment with the content sources. If you use the paid version you would have more control over content customization and you get to preview your edition before it goes public. You don't get those extras with the free version, but it works for me. Following you on Twitter now. :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:39 PM

You're very tech savvy so I know you could probably test the tool and go "Oh yeah! I can do lots with this!" :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:44 PM

You're welcome. It's fun and it has proven to be very useful for my purposes.

lookatdesktop wrote on April 27, 2015, 2:20 PM

@lookatdesktop. on the Twitter site.

Last Edited: April 27, 2015, 2:28 PM

valmnz wrote on April 27, 2015, 5:38 PM

There is one NZ Paper.li that seems to pick up most of the posts I tweet. From time to time I'm surprised when others do too. It is certainly an interesting tool.

valmnz wrote on April 27, 2015, 5:40 PM

Forgot to add, I'm the same, valmnz on twitter

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 5:54 PM

Got it! Following your tweets now. Thanks!

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 27, 2015, 5:56 PM

OK! Following you on Twitter and now also following your Wordpress blog. T.Y.

MegL wrote on April 28, 2015, 1:42 AM

Thanks cmoneyspinner , now following you and also valmnz , lookatdesktop , &AbbyG , SebastianOnciu . Must have a go at this later on

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 24, 2016, 12:57 PM

* MBS January 2016 - Paper.li made changes to their system and for those with free accounts only the issues for the last 30 days are visible online. If more than 30 days old, the archived issues disappear.