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Paper.li glossary

The Paper.li Glossary contains frequently used terms to talk about the features of our site.

 

All Articles View (shown on classic paper layout only)

The all articles view is an alternate way to view a paper.  In this view, all articles are shown in a list.  To access the all articles view, click on "All articles" menu item found in the Topic Bar Menu.  (If there is no room to display "All articles", it may be found under the "More" drop down menu, shown below.)

 

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Fetchable Post

A fetchable post is a post that (1) meets your search criteria and (2) contains a link to either an article, video, or image that paper.li is able to "read" and present on a paper.

 

Headline section (shown on classic paper layout only)

The headlines section is the top section found on the home page of your paper.  The Headlines area is automatically populated with 5 articles, one of which is your featured (top) article, but can contain as many articles as a publisher promotes to that area.

 

Mentions (in a paper.li promo-tweet)

Twitter mentions in promo-tweets are simply a nice way to recognize and thank the "news spotters" who have contributed to your paper.  

The mentions in a promo-tweet are selected by us at the time your paper is updated and will be a news spotter from anywhere on your first page of your paper.

Mentions are not  being promoted as the author of the content, only the person who shared the news. 

If you are a publisher, see how twitter mentions are chosen for more information.  

If you have been mentioned in a promo-tweet but do not want further promotion or recognition, read about how to stop mentions.

 

News spotter  

A news spotter is the person or organization who shared content pulled into a paper.li paper via a social media site (Twitter, G+) or via the Publish it!  Bookmarklet.  A news spotter can be but is not usually the author of the content shared.  If the publisher of a paper.li paper adds content via the Publish it! bookmarklet, then he/she will be the "news spotter". You can see who the news spotter is on a paper by looking for "Shared by" under an article, photo, or video.

Example of an article in a paper.li paper

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Non-readable URL

A non-readable URL is a link contained within a post that Paper.li is unable to "read" or recognize and present on a paper.  Paper.li was designed to "read" articles, images, or videos.

 

Online content curation

Simply put, online content curation is the organizing, filtering, presenting and sharing of the most relevant digital content for a specific audience. 

 

Post  

A post is a message/comment on Twitter (a tweet) or G+ that may or may not contain a URL, video or image.   Besides RSS feeds and the content curated by a publisher through the Publish it!  Bookmarklet, public posts are the most common way paper.li curates content.

On a paper.li paper, clicking on the avatar under "Shared by" will show you the post that was used to "fetch" the article, video or image.

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Readable URL

A readable URL is a link contained within a post that Paper.li is able to "read" or recognize and present on a paper. Paper.li was designed to "read" articles, images, or videos.

 

Sources  

Paper.li content sources are chosen by the publisher to fetch content and can be any of the following:

  • RSS feed

  • RSS feed created from blog or website

  • Keyword or #hashtag search on G+, Twitter

  • Your Twitter timeline 

  • Twitter list (either your twitter list or someone else)

  • Your tweeted links

  • Links from your favorited tweets

  • A Twitter user

  • Youtube channel

  • Facebook page or group

When a content source is added to your content list in your Paper Settings Dashboard, Paper.li will automatically pull in any article links shared from that source.  Read more ->

 

Topic sections

Topic Sections are used to create your paper's Topic Bar Menu (in classic paper layout) and organize your paper into sections; the Topic Bar Menu is shown under your paper's title.  Other optional paper sections include videos, photos, and trending hashtags. The default setting, when a paper is first created, is for all Topic Sections to be selected, with the exception of the Topic "adult".   

De-selecting a Topic Section in both the classic and modern layouts acts as a "top-level" filter to exclude content from your selected sources (and Topic Bar).  

 

Topic view (shown on classic paper layout only)

The topic view shows all the articles that have been fetched for one particular topic.   It can be accessed in two ways:  (1) by clicking on a topic in the Topic Bar Menu or (2) by clicking the link found in the bottom right of the topic section on the home page.

(1) Topic view for Society can be found by clicking "Society" in topic sections shown in the Topic Bar Menu.

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(2) Topic view for Society can found by clicking link on front page

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Trending Hashtags (shown on classic paper layout only)

Trending hashtags relate specifically to the two #tags that appear most often in the total amount of content fetched using the publisher's content sources taken from Twitter.  If you have selected to include trending hashtags, you may see up to two additional "topic sections" in your Topic Bar Menu.  They will appear in the format #tag. 

 

White Label Paper

A white label paper is a paper where all paper.li branding has been hidden so that the end result is a paper that has been rebranded by publisher as his/her own.  This feature is offered to Pro publishers with papers on custom domains.  

 

 

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Updated:  June 16, 2016 Julia Yaziji

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