I like the idea behind the Paper.li service. It lets you easily set up and automatically send feeds from Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and RSS into a pre-built online newspaper.
Every day Paper.li monitors your feeds and from them builds a newspaper-like page of clearly laid out articles with headlines, photos and links, and sends you the latest edition. (You can also manually add any web content you like to a newspaper.)
If you like the content you receive, simply push a button and send it to your social media followers; or if you are confident your feeds will always provide relevant information, you can set the paper to automatically send itself out every day. People can also subscribe to your newspaper.
There are hundreds of thousands of papers around the world.
The paper.li site has a community area with tips and hints on how to use the service.
I have been experimenting with the service with two papers I set up:
The content for each paper is created from automatic RSS feeds from Google Alerts I set up. (Google Alerts is a super useful and easy-to-use tool to very easily monitor the internet for any information you want). Paper.li then reads the RSS feeds and turns them into my two newspapers.
It’s all done without any ongoing input from me and is generally very accurate in creating newspapers relevant to the topics — NZ film and music — I set up.