Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Paper.li Nomad is Now Available!

Beta testing for the Paper.li Nomad has officially ended and now the Nomad is available for all Paper.lis on the newsstand.

We would like to thank our community of beta testers who lent a hand in perfecting the Nomad, and blog and site owners for their enthusiasm and creativity. 

A Nomad that recently caught our attention is the "The Competitive Intelligence Daily" on  Competia.com. Competia presents their favorite news in a streamlined lightbox overlay. Take a peek, we think you'll like it too.

The Nomad code is available via the Embed icon located on the front page of your favorite Paper.li and can be customized in size, and color, to make a perfect fit on your site or blog.

Drop us a line with your feedback and share an embed URL. We look forward to hearing how the Nomad is working for you and seeing it in action!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Redesigned Media Galleries on Paper.li

Looks what's new! We have redesigned the media and image sections on Paper.li to provide a better overview of your favorite media. Here's what's in it for you!

Viewers of Paper.li will enjoy an improved layout:
  • more media at a glance and up to 50 images or videos displayed per gallery
  • lightbox overlay to simplify viewing and increase content discovery
  • improved loading time 

Publishers benefit too! 
  • gallery overview in each section for quick video and photo editing 
  • control over the inclusion of Media and Photo sections in your paper
  • a hip, sleek and functional gallery design for your viewers to enjoy

How do you and your readers like the changes? Let us know - we always enjoy hearing from you. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank You Paper.li Community!

The past six weeks have been the most memorable six weeks for the team here at Paper.li, and all of the credit goes to you - our community! 

Last month you succeeded in nominating Paper.li for the 2011 Mashable Awards. That was not only an honor for us, but something that we never expected.  As you know, we didn't end up winning the award, but what we did win was the extraordinary chance for our team to experience first hand the power of our own community, and it was truly amazing. 

Every day, and at every social corner we turned, we experienced you in action tweeting and re-tweeting, posting and reposting, all with one aim: voting Paper.li to the top. You have inspired us, and energized us far past an award in our hands. It has been a wonderful experience for the entire team. 

We congratulate CrowdTap on winning Up-and-Coming Social Media Service at the 2011 Mashable Awards. It was a challenging competition and an honor to compete against other start-up greats like Banjo, Empire Avenue, Trakt, Chime.in and Summify. 

Paper.li community, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the top of the Alps for making this competition so much fun and so memorable for us.  We are lucky to have a community as engaged and motivating as you, and we look forward to a lot more exciting times together in 2012!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Paper.li Nomad in Action!

Nomad update!

Last week we released the beta code for the Nomad, embedded Paper.li, and activated the first accounts. Since then, we've been seeing the Nomad show up on sites and blogs across the globe. The response has been really positive and, as expected, the community has given great feedback.

Curious to see the Nomad in action? Here are a few sites the Nomad already calls home:

We will highlight sites and blogs that have embedded the Nomad over the next weeks, so drop us a line and let us know where you've spotted the Nomad.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Exclusive - Philippe Aigrain debating on a world beyond the ‘piracy’ of headlines and courtroom wrangles


This interview is part of an exclusive series Paper.li is doing with the CulturaDigital.Br festival in Rio
Paper.li is CulturaDigital.Br’s media partner and is bringing our community a taste of the keynote speakers’ talks ahead of the event.

Philippe Aigrain is a passionate advocate of the right to share digital works and a promoter of new policies for the internet age. He is also CEO of Sopinspace, Society for Public Information Spaces, which develops free software and provides services for democratic processes and collaborative work over the Internet.

He talks to Paper.li about a world beyond the ‘piracy’ of headlines and courtroom wrangles, ahead of a talk he will give at CulturaDigital.Br on Sunday.

What if we consider that sharing a digitally published work in one’s possession with other individuals is a fundamental right?
What if we break away from the idea of compensating the entertainment right holders for supposed harms resulting from sharing?
What is a reasonable reward and financing model for sustaining a many-to-all cultural society?
 (From the website of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, introducing a talk by Philippe.) 

Philippe Aigrain is interviewed by on our Community Site !