I’m always keeping an eye out for new trends in the tech world and new ideas for personal time management. While I’m loving New Twitter and now have it on both of my accounts, it still hasn’t been rolled out to everyone. I have a decent number of Twitter followers on both accounts, but I also believe in following back. This can sometimes cause a feed overload and I worry about missing some of the best content out there on Twitter.
I was excited to discover Paper.li (still in alpha testing), which organizes links share on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. It can be created for any user, list, or hashtag. I’ve been using it for the past few weeks and there are some pros and cons to this product introduced by SmallRivers, a privately held startup incorporated in Switzerland located on the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Campus. Big Kudos to the company’s co-founders, Edouard Lambelet and Iskander Pols, who have definitely made my life just a teensy bit easier.
Users can choose to auto-tweet their Paper.li Daily or not. I have two that auto-tweet and have a few other dailies set up for personal perusal, based off of certain hashtags and twitter lists. Last week, I was speaking to TweetCaroline about Paper.li and she likes the idea of it, but noticed that users can only have a maximum of eight dailies set up per account.
I’m curious as to what others think of Paper.li and if it’s useful for them. I like it, as it puts together the top tweets that I may have missed. Do some people who see it in a twitter stream find it spammy? I know that over the past week I have seen a large increase of users auto-tweeting their dailies. Oh, and if you set one up, here’s a tip – your daily updates every 24 hours, meaning whatever time you create it, that’s when it goes out publicly.
The two lists I publish publicly are the Traveling Mamas Daily, based off of my TravelingMamas twitter account, and the Louisiana Daily, which is comprised of my personal Twitter list of users with Louisiana ties. If you’d like to be added to either list, go ahead and leave a comment or @ me (@Cajun_Mama) on Twitter.