the dawning of curation
Finally, it looks as if we can say goodbye to automated “newspapers” created using paper.li and add a human, editorial layer to curate whatever you deem important.
A little over a year ago, I bemoaned what was missing from paper.li. The frustration largely came from seeing a number of articles in the Rwanda Daily which were irrelevant, way left - or right - of centre, or just plain crap.
Now, it looks as paper.li is evolving into a hyper-useful curation platform. Here’s what I got in a recent email from paper.li,
Improved CurationWe increased the number of content streams, introduced new sources such as Google+ and RSS feedsand improved filtering to aid you in publishing your topic specific papers.
“Publish it” BookmarkletA nifty tool that empowers you to easily curate content from anywhere on the web into a current edition of your newspaper, as well as store that source for future editions. Learn more
Mobile ReadersWe launched a native Paper.li iPhone app and introduced a web optimized mobile browser for iPhone andAndroid devices to support the growing demand in mobile viewing.
As I seem to be saying increasingly during my training sessions around the world - online curation is a key skill that press teams, news outlets, NGO communications and the like should be getting to grips with.