News And Views

Move over Mr Murdoch, now everyone can produce a daily newspaper based on a topic of their choice.

We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media (Writing)The millions of twitter topics are easily collated around a central theme using the paper.li platform.  In the newspaper creation above a populist topic of “Organic Food” was used.

paper.li organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or hashtag.

The archive functionality is a welcome addition and a platform such as this could be used as an adjunct to a twitter-based marketing campaign.

Schools can use this media approach this classroom projects and blog publishers can do likewise, as demonstrated in these three topic “dailys”.

And if you do not want your topics to be mentioned in a third party paper.li newspaper simply click here and follow the instructions.

Alternatives

There are other options.  Twitter Times is similar to paper.li but presents content in a two column format, in the order of how many followers and followers of followers have re-tweeted a story.

Flipboard is available for iPAD users so if you don’t own one you have a problem!

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Roger Smith is an international, digital consultant and former British Council Director of Online Operations within the East Asia region. http://thedigitalconsultant.blogspot.com
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