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Good curation leads to great discovery! We’re really excited to release new features and improved functionality that will provide you with even more control over your content.

Your in the curator’s seat, so let us know what you think about the new features and how they are working for you. You can learn more about our features here on our forum.

1. Enhanced curation: addition of  RSS as a content stream

  • addition of one, or multiple, feeds to a Paper.li
  • filtering against a RSS feed
  • prioritize feeds for feature and headline positioning

2. Enhanced editorial control: block people or websites from appearing daily 

  • block users via easy to use drop down menu
  • manage your blacklists from your papers’ settings
  • reinstate  content with the click of a mouse



3. Improved filtering: reduce noise and increase discovery


  • simplified search based on Twitter Advanced Search 
  • easy to use filter template
  • addition of filters for #tags and home timeline

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11 Responses to “New Features: RSS, Blacklists and Improved Filtering”

  1. Kent Larsen

    I don’t understand why there is a limit of 5 feeds. I need 100 feeds!! (or more).

    Also, does the software behind your product search for duplicate items among the different feeds? If two different feeds have the same item, will they be identified?

    I’ve wanted something like what you provide for a while, and you are the first package that I’ve found that provides anything like this. But it feels like you have limited the product too much for my needs.

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  2. Mamado

    The rss feature is nice, but it doesn’t accept google reader shared items.
    Is there a way to add my google reader shared items to my paper.li

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  3. lora

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!
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  4. Kelly at Paper.li

    All – Thank you for all of the comments and kudos! We hope that your RSS experience is going well. I cannot take credit for all the nice comments on writing or functionality, but I will certainly pass it on to the team. They love the feedback!

    Mamado – If you stumble upon an RSS feed that we do not accept, drop us a line and let us know. Similar to HTML, not all RSS are created equal and can programmed in a myriad of ways.

    Tony – We are analyzing and considering various options for RSS exports. It is on the table and “we hear you, community”! It is an interesting proposition.

    Kent – We’re not convinced that more streams will provide better content or curation. It is possible that is will make it even more difficult to focus, or filter, a specific topic. Having said that we have had a lot of requests to allow more RSS only content streams per Paper.li and this is something we will look into.

    When we fetch content for an edition, we fetch the last 1000 tweets for a 24 hour period ( or per week for a weekly edition). This typically yields about 300- 400 content urls. If all URLs are good ( we discard any duplicates, broken links, etc) this makes for a lot of reading.

    Additionally we break that 1000 tweets out across content streams. So for one content stream we fetch all 1000 for that stream. For two streams, we break that count out to 500 per stream. Three streams, 333 per stream and so on.

    Currently if we were to add additional streams, it would lessen the amount of tweets per stream collected , possibly resulting in desired content not being fetched, analyzed and presented.

    Publisher feedback is very welcome on this topic. It gives us great insight on what publishers would need and want for their Paper.li in the future. Keep us up to date on your thoughts!

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  5. Kelly at Paper.li

    Hi Serenity,
    currently you can add text modifiers to your title to customize there. As well you can add custom backgrounds and don’t forget to activate your editor’s note!

    We have some great “how to” articles on our support forum.You can access them here.

    Let us know if that helps you out.

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