On the Frontiers of Journalism

Daily Mirror Paper.LI

While the folks who think big thoughts are busy debating the future of newspapers, I thought I would experiment with something called paper.li. Paper.li, in case you have never heard of it (I hadn’t) allows a user to create a newspaper based on a stream of Twitter feeds. The cyber-elves automatically configure the feed into a paper and then the “publisher” can rearrange items in a rudimentary way, selecting a lead story and deleting articles that are inappropriate.

Is this the wave of the future? Well it certainly allows anyone with a computer and a Twitter account to become a news aggregator. The quality depends on the content. In the meantime,  check out our paper.li feed, which is updated every 24 hours.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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