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.
- 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.