I just set up my first paper.li robo-newspaper, “Today’s Social Tech News” at TodaysSocialTech.com. 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 paper.li 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 paper.li, so my domain name TodaysSocialTech.com redirects to a generic paper.li 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 paper.li experiment in robo-publishing.