I’m loving paper.li

A while back I put together a Twitter list of the women in web education. Right now there are 45 women on the list. Here’s my original post explaining the list: Where are the Women in Web Education? When I started the list, I wasn’t thinking about paper.li, I was thinking about finding a group of women who could speak about web education at conferences.

Once I had the list, I quickly realized that I could aggregate the tweets from the list using paper.li. I created the Women in Web Education Daily, described in this post.

Now, paper.li publishes a daily compilation of stories, blog posts, event announcements, coding news, videos, photos, and technology information from the tweeters on the list. Take a look.

Here’s what I’m loving about paper.li.

  • The quality of information that the women on the list post to Twitter is reliably interesting and worthy of my attention in terms of my main interests. Great list = great daily paper.
  • There’s a menu of topics so you can jump to the full day’s news on specific areas. You can also subscribe.
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  • There’s an archive of past issues.
  • There’s a constantly refreshing Twitter feed.
  • I don’t have to watch Twitter all day to see what’s going on in my area of interest. I can catch up once a day.
  • It’s intelligently and attractively laid out so it’s easy to read and navigate. There are ads, but they aren’t annoying.

I’m impressed with paper.li because I have a great list that produces great content for the daily read. I think it’s a brilliant idea. It takes something as unmanageable and unfiltered as Twitter and concentrates it into something both manageable and filtered. It’s the most useful thing I’ve discovered in a long time. I’m loving it.

3 thoughts on “I’m loving paper.li

    • Skye, you don’t have to return to Twitter just for this. You can sign up at http://paper.li/vdebolt/womeninwebeducation for an email notification each time it publishes anew. You’ll still get some great ed and tech articles without the Twitter experience.

      Of course, if you wanted to use one of your own Twitter lists to start a paper of your own, it’s super easy to set up at paper.li.

  1. I did sign up for the email update, that’s a great tip!

    I was just impressed at how paper.li had taken your hard work in creating the list, then all that activity from all those people, and organized it in a way that makes more sense for my brain than an endless stream of tiny updates. So that’s what I meant about coming back to Twitter. I could finally find a way to follow the people I enjoy but this would work better for me than TweetDeck or any of the other methods I see other people use to manage the constant stream of info.

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