Guest Post By Josh Nekrep (//bit.ly/dkcsZo)
I recently started using a service called Paper.li (//Paper.li) by @SmallRivers (//twitter.com/SmallRivers). In a nutshell, Paper.li creates a newspaper-style presentation of the top posts from those you follow on Twitter. But what makes it really cool and deliciously tech savvy is that you can choose to share out your “paper” in a Daily Digest.This is especially cool because it is a “set and forget” bit of technology. Once you create your own Paper.li digest, you can choose to automatically broadcast it out daily to Twitter and Facebook, allowing your followers to see the stuff that you find interesting. As well, anyone who visits your Paper.li page is given the option to subscribe to an email notification each time a new one is published.
Paper.li automatically pulls its stories from those you follow and sorts them into categories such as Business, Media, Education, Photos, Health, and Technology, presenting them in a traditional newspaper-type layout. It is advertising-driven, which allows it to remain free – an arrangement that suits me just fine.
Setting up your account and getting started with Paper.li could not be easier. All you need is a Facebook or Twitter account. Simply click on the “Create your own daily paper” link in the top right corner, allow the site to connect with your Facebook or Twitter account, and you’re basically done. Once it has created your custom paper, simply click on the “Promote it” link and your Paper.li digest will be broadcasted out every day automatically. What’s great is that you are sharing more than just your content. It’s possible that some of those Twitter superstars that you’re following and featuring in your paper will notice the @mentions and choose to follow you back.