Create your own Twitter or Facebook daily newspaper 0

[Published originally on TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011]

How to read Twitter and Facebook as a daily newspaper

paper.li wants you to organize links shared on Twitter and Facebook into an easy to read newspaper-style format.  It aims to offer a great way to discover content that matters to you – even if you are not connected 24/7.  You can also consult the “personnalized” newspaper of others users.

Aggregating content is not new.  Yahoo through its syndication model does that since its creation by buying information from different news sources and personnalizing the content through My Yahoo where the users select some categories of their choices. However, paper.li is one of the first to offer aggregation of Twitter information and Facebook information.
The quality here resides in the credibility of the person creating the daily newspapers.  Thus, indexing the most  relevant sources on a particular topic can create value to the reader.  For instance, a travel executive can create a personnalized daily newspaper where the content would bring value to its customers.  So far the categories are:

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SmallRivers (paper.li) is a privately held startup incorporated in Switzerland (Lausanne) and located on the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL campus.

Co-founded by Edouard Lambelet and Iskander Pols, the company is focused on facilitating the discovery of relevant content and other people of interest on the web. Paper.li is their latest development, and by far the most promising. Since inception, in less than 6 months, the company got 2 million users.

There is a new word for this type of aggregating tool: it is call “curation”.  It is a methodology emerging that companies can use to help gather and sort the information that matters for them. In today world of information overload, corporate CIO’s and CMO’s are exploring ways to build internal curation solutions.
For more information on that topic you can consult
http://www.businessinsider.com/paper-li-2011-1
Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Intelligence
louis@infocomintelligence.com