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TigerLogic launches personalised Facebook newspaper PostPost

TigerLogic Corporation yesterday announced the release of a platform called PostPost, which creates a personalised newspaper using posts shared by a user’s friends on Facebook.

According to a press release, PostPost “enables users to quickly skim relevant passages of text shared by their Facebook friends and sort shared content by type”, as well as comment on, like and re-share material.

This week paper.li also announced that it would be developing its Twitter stream newspaper product to offer similar functionality with public Facebook posts.

Hatip: Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog

Paper.li adds Facebook to social newspaper function

Paper.li, a personalised social newspaper project launched in March this year that turns a Twitter stream into a newspaper format, has today launched similar functionality with public Facebook posts.

In an announcement on the site’s blog, it explains how this will work:

Facebook currently supports only very basic keyword searches on public posts – so a paper based on the search ‘climate energy’ will find all posts containing both words – paper.li then extracts all links, videos and photos, analyzes them, ranks them and creates the paper in a similar fashion to Twitter papers.

Paper.li is also looking into other possibilities with Facebook, such as creating papers for individual users.

Hatip: Techcrunch.com

Paper.li launches Twitter newspapers

Paper.li, a new (but not officially affiliated) Twitter application, has launched in alpha.

It creates a ‘newspaper’ using links that have been shared by both the specified user and the people they follow – from the past 24 hours.

Paper.li calls the Twitter account the ‘editor-in-chief’ and the people being followed by the account the ‘contributors’.

It comes with a small disclaimer: “As we are in alpha, we may have to turn off any new creations on short notice to make sure we can correctly scale our systems.”

The user’s live stream is shown at the side of the page and the main page displays content around related subjects. Google ads are placed at the right hand side.

Here’s a section of what the @journalismnews’ page, or paper, looks like. I wasn’t sure what to expect given that we’re following quite a diverse mix of people, but it’s actually quite tailored to our patch, journalism and media, with a live #journalism stream as well. But as you scroll down, the links become less relevant, with a ‘Switzerland’ section at the bottom of our page.