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

Kelly Hungerford
Community Builder| Customer Experience & Care Strategist
Kelly's a Digital Operations Specialist and Social Brand Strategist. She helps Startups and SMBs build lean marketing operations leveraging Social Media to support business goals and connect with the people who matter most.

As former Head of Community and Communications for Paper.li, she was responsible for building community-centric operations to support Paper.li's rapidly growing user-base and founding #BizHeroes, Paper.li's Brand Twitter Chat that takes place Tuesdays at 2pm ET.

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6 Responses to “Sharing Best Practices”

  1. Norris Battin


    I have a paper called “Compass Rose” Daily. Where can I find information about how the hash tags are selected and/or how I can add hash tags of my own choosing?


    Norris Battin

  2. Todo Frontenis

    Good morning

    I have a paper called “todofrontenis”. I have observed that when a blog publish a video without text, this entry is not shown as a video in my paper. In addition, it looks a bit strange, like an empty entry.

    How can I solve it?. Check paper.li/todofrontenis the entry at the top of the right column from “clubfrontenisincusasilla.blogspot.com”.

    Thanks a lot!

  3. Kelly at Paper.li


    Hast tags will appear on your Daily if people you follow are using them in their tweets.

    We are planning to roll out functionality that will allow publishers (yourself) more control over the content on their page. That should help out!

    Thanks for your questions.

  4. Prosperity4All

    Re papers on Facebook. Tried one using Recipies, cooking, videos as Keywords. The paper was just one link. May I suggest that with Facebook why not make the search to be made using Facebook Pages. For eg for a page about cooking the search can be made from Facebook Pages connected with cooking.


  5. Kelly at Paper.li


    We do make a search of all public pages and we are continually working on improving the service to provide the best possible results.

    Thank you for writing us. We will continue to do our best!



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