Monday, January 24, 2011

Sharing Best Practices

Over the weekend I came across an article written back in May 2009 on Publishing 2.0. The article was primarily focused on the future direction of wire and feature editors as web curators. It interesting that only 18 months after the article was written, even “non wire and feature editors” like most of our users, have become collaborative curators and have now published over 160,000 individual online papers with Paper.li.
Below are a few ways every day publishers like you, and I, are using their Paper.li. With each publication, we are gaining insight daily as to how people from around the world are using the Paper.li service for their publishing needs. Over the weeks we will share with you best practices, tip and tricks that might be helpful to you when creating new papers.

Depending on if you are publishing your Paper.li for your own personal interest, or to reach a wider audience, below are a couple of examples of what users are doing with their Paper.li.

Paperli for promoting awareness: create a paper based like #Climate

Hashtag (#tag) Paper.lis are great source for information and news and are created on the basis of multiple contributors referencing a #(topic) when posting their tweet. The #Climate Daily is a great example of a paper based on multiple contributors for promoting awareness. It provides a comprehensive overview of what is happening in the twittersphere around Climate. #tag papers are nice ones to keep in your Favorites for an easy reference on subjects that you enjoy.

Paper.li as a “series” of newspapers: create a series like the Progressive Congress

The Progressive Congress has a series of Daily papers based on knowledge areas to inform their constituents. The series is an interesting example of how to curate information for like minded communities, and how an organization, or a brand, can create papers solely dedicated to one area of expertise, or product.

Instead of creating a paper based on multiple contributors, the Progressive Congress has set up a twitter account for each area of knowledge and as well, selected to use the “ user list” option to create each their newspapers. The result is a “sole reporter” tone or “one voice” paper.

Paper.li as an area of interest: Be a subject matter expert, like the Daily Digital News.

Be it a professional or personal interest you probably have put a lot of time into researching the individuals, or organizations that you follow. Why not share with the world? The Daily Digital News is a good example of building a paper around an area of expertise – everything digital.

They have a good blend of copy, image and video appealing to a wide audience. Multiple, well thought out contributors makes for good reading. Thanks!

If you have a favorite Daily or would like to call to our attention an interesting one that you have read, drop us a line at info@smallrivers.com or post a comment on our blog. We enjoy our community’s input and feedback.

Kelly at Paper.li