My First Robo-Newspaper – Today’s Social Tech News

logo-paper-liI just set up my first robo-newspaper, “Today’s Social Tech News” at  This newspaper is refreshed every morning, and brings in links from a set of 25 social media and technology Twitter feeds. These are the same feeds I access on my iPad through Flipboard, but produces a  Web page that organizes recent content from the 25 feeds into a nice-looking news format.

Right now I’m working with the free version of, so my domain name redirects to a generic URL. A $99/year “Pro” upgrade will remove the fairly minor ads from the site, let me use my custom domain name, and give me a bit more control over the look of the newspaper and some other bells and whistles.  But for $99/year, I’d like to see more than 25  feeds as well as the ability to create more than one “Pro” newspaper.  So I’m sticking with the free version for now. Otherwise I’m pretty happy with my first experiment in robo-publishing.

About Tom Novak

Tom Novak is the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Marketing at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

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