This is a follow up post to Improve Twitter in Education . In my previous post , I have talked about the Advanced Search Functionality in Twitter and how it helps users to narrow down their search queries and find the exact tweets they are looking for .If you haven’t read it yet then snatch a quick look at A Great Functionality to Improve Twitter in Education .
In today’s post I will be talking about another tool that is just as important as Twitter Advanced Search. Paper.li is a web 2.0 application that “ organizes links shared on twitter into an easy to read newspaper style format . Newspapers can be created for any twitter user, list or # tag
Some features of Paper.liHere is a set of features that Paper.li provides :
- It extracts all tweets that include urls
- It extracts all the content contained in these tweets such as text , blog posts , articles , photos , and videos.
- It analyzes the extracted text for topic
- It also surfaces the day’s most relevant articles
- It constructs a newspaper front page using the filtered articles , photos and videos.
- It also allows its users to embed your Paper in a blog or a site.
How can I get started using Paper.li ?
First go to Paper.li main page and sign in with your twitter account . Once you are there , click on “create a newspaper” and choose from the options you have . You can create a paper based on :
Your Twitter account
A Twitter # tag
Once you created your paper , you can customize it by clicking on the “ settings” button.
You can see an example of the paper I have created
Application of Paper.li in EducationTeachers can use Paper.li to organize their tweets into neat and readable papers with magazine styles . They can make papers based on their course elements and give it to students to keep up with their teachers tweets.
Students can also use it to collect tweets of relevant interest to what they are studying . I would recommend creating papers based on hashtags for students, in this way teachers will make sure students are reading the targeted tweets and not whatever.
That’s it about Paper.li :an outstanding web2.0 tool for educative twitters
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