Paper.li makes it easier for automotive bloggers to create online magazines

by · November 2, 2010

You may have noticed that some of the power-bloggers you follow are coming out with dailies. This is due to a new site called Paper.li. A few examples I can cite include, The Eric Miltsch Daily, The Automotive SEO Daily, The Automotive Social Media Daily.

Paper.li can be described as a tool that gives individuals the ability to almost effortlessly create an online magazine. Paper.li organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag. For details about this process read their FAQ.

Before blogging as we know it came about, which was sometime in 1999, we had newspapers and magazines that gave us editorialized content in a journalistic fashion, printed daily or weekly usually. As blogging became mainstream, these publications were forced to change. Some fell to the wayside. Others adapted to the times. New sites also came about such as digg, Mashable, and Huffington Post.

Then along came Twitter and Facebook, which forever defined the term micro-blogging, the ability to broadcast smaller doses of information in a more sporadic fashion, still living up to the attraction to blogging for its SEO benefits and networking possibilities. The nice thing about micro-blogging is that you don’t always have to produce original content. You can link people to existing content, essentially spread the word.

Now, with paper.li, instead of doing either you can effortlessly filter tweets you like to create your own daily magazine soup. It’s like you don’t even have to think about it anymore. Just set it and leave, maybe make a few adjustments here and there.

If you start following these, you will likely see some of the same information you see when you log on to TweetDeck or HootSuite. If you do not use a micro-blogging application like this then following these magazines, or “dailies”, should provide an efficient way to keep a bigger eye on a lot of the same information, or even more.




Producer and Host of the AutoConverse Future Mobility & Connectivity Podcast, Ryan began working in the automotive industry in 2001, establishing his roots in online vehicle merchandising before expanding into digital marketing and now multi media for Automotive B2B. You can connect with Ryan on LinkedIn.

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  1. vinder says:

    You are right social media has taken over.