What You Need to Know About paper.li

26 Nov

What you need to know about paper.li and why to use it.

At the bottom of this page are the two paper.li I edit. They both come out daily. All the stories in them have been tweeted and those stories are determined by me. Tweets made by my followers  are captured by paper.li based on what is tweeted via hashtag or text. Other sources include facebook pages, RSS feeds from blogs and webpages such as media news, youtube channels…

You don’t have to be a twitter user to subscribe because the subscription comes to your email account. Each issue has stories that were tweeted during the previous 24 hours. I edit them just as they are published, to remove stories I deem not relevant and maybe spam to the paper or there are many tweets about the same story.

One of the very cool things I’ve discovered is that if a paper.li is saved on your computer desktop, facebook page, embedded on your blog or webpage, they are current on the day you click them to read. 

You can find older issues by date by clicking on the archives button on the ‘tool bar’ just below the title of the paper.li. You can also sort the stories to read by the hashtag that was used by clicking on ‘topics’.

Just below the name of the paper.li there is a tool bar to help you navigate the paper.li


Clicking on TOPICS lets you quickly look at a selected topic of the contents for the day. Clicking PHOTOS brings up all the photos shared in the issue; clicking VIDEOS brings up all the videos. Share and subscribe – I’m sure you understand what those buttons do.  

This is just below:

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013  Next update in about 23 hours  Archives 

All content is sourced from the previous 24 hours.  Next Update lets you know when the next issue comes out.  You can look at past issues by clicking the Archives button. (However, there are other settings for publishing:  daily, weekly or twice a day.)

Not only can you read the stories by clicking on the headline but you can also tweet them by clicking on the name of the person who shared them as well as reply to their tweet if you choose.

The multi-share option allows you to select specific stories to tweet or share to facebook. (This feature is greatly under-used in my humble opinion.) If you are a cross-poster for the animals or horses that need rescue, you can select those stories and put them in one sub-issue to share on twitter or on facebook.

You don’t have to make your paper.li public by sharing it. You can make one just for yourself so you can stay updated on topics you are interested in. But if you create one to share publicly you may likely get more followers – I did!

Another reason I think this tool is fabulous is you can quickly see what your twitter followers are tweeting or retweeting and share those quickly by retweeting or responding to them. There are many more features about paper.li I have not addressed; some I don’t know because this is the free version I’m writing about, not the upgraded version that has a fee. 


A general horse paper with tweets about any horse news including: horse health, horses in the news, wild horses and burros, horse racing, horse rescues, tack, training, horse history, horse shows, burros, donkeys, eventing, barrel races, farrier care and much more. Articles about animal abuse and neglect, protests and other animals being murdered (elephants, dolphins, rhinos, lions, etc.,) are often on this paper.li as the tweeters are people who love horses and love all animals. Sidebar on this paper.li describes a special issue for Sunday Issues. Use this hashtag #TweetEquine in your tweets on Friday and Saturday for horses, donkeys or burros  in need of homes or rescue (ok to include fundraisers for equines by non-profit groups).  All rescue related stories will be featured in the top section of this paper.li on SUNDAYS.

To read the paper.li, click -> #TweetEquine

SAFEAct S541 HR1094

This paper.li mainly devoted to horse slaughter topics from around the world. The main reason for starting this paper.li is to help advocates and activists supporting the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 with the latest stories on horse slaughter, EU’s horse meat scandal, gathering information about what our politicians are doing in the U.S. Legislature, as well as other news stories that are relevant to getting this legislation passed.

In the sidebar, there is a current list of the Senators and Representatives that are co-sponsoring S541 and HR1094 (usually updated within a day or two of when I get notified by govtracks). There are active links in that sidebar to the sources of the information in there so if you really need to know right away the status of the two pending bills, the links to the source of the information is in the sidebar.

To see this paper.li, click ->  SAFEAct S541 HR1094


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