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Add content from any public Twitter account, list or search

 Besides being able to add content from your own Twitter account, you can also fetch content taken from any public post on Twitter.

Use Twitter to find content relative to your paper:

  • Add a public Twitter list to your paper.  If you know of a well curated (public) Twitter list, you can add it as a source, even if it is not your own.  

  • Add a Twitter user.  If you know of a twitter user who tweets about the topic of your paper, add their Twitter handle (@username). 

  • Add a keyword search (or a hashtag search).  i.e. #Swisscows or "Swiss cows"  

 

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If you add a keyword search on Twitter to your sources, be sure to review our best practice guidelines on ensuring unwanted adult content does not slip into your paper.

  • Add a search for all Twitter mentions.  If you want to pull in content from any tweet that mentions another @username, you can do a search for all tweets mentioning @username.


Add a public Twitter list
  • From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Content > Add content sources > Add Twitter sources
  • In the field Add a Twitter list, enter the user's twitter name in the field and click enter.  (e.g.  Enter @WWF)   The user's public twitter lists will be then be shown in the search results.


  • To add the Twitter list to your sources click theScreen Shot 2014-02-10 at 4.52.04 PM.png sign.  Once added, sign turns to .

 

Add a Twitter user

  • From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Content > Add content sources > Add Twitter sources
  • In the field Add a Twitter user, enter the Twitter username  (e.g. @NYTimes) and click enter.    

  • To add the Twitter user name to your sources, click the Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 4.52.04 PM.png sign.  Once added, sign turns to .

 

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If you would like to add many Twitter users as sources and you have a Twitter account, consider creating one Twitter list instead (in Twitter) with all the Twitter users you'd like to follow and add that one twitter list to your sources (in paper.li).

 

Add a keyword, hashtag or mention search

  • From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Content > Add content sources > Add Twitter sources
  • In the field Add a Twitter search, enter your keyword, hashtag or mention search in the field and click enter.

  • To add the keyword, hashtag or mention search to your sources, click the Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 4.52.04 PM.png sign.  Once added, sign turns to .

  • No commas are necessary between key word searches.



Keyword Search Examples
Screen_Shot_2014-02-14_at_11.39.05_AM.pngIf you enter two key words with no quotes, we will fetch all public posts containing both words.

Example: If you enter Fontainebleau France, then you will get all public posts with both words....

such as this one (with both words in the post).

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Screen_Shot_2014-02-14_at_11.39.05_AM.pngIf you enter an exact phrase within quotes, we will fetch the text within the quotes.

Example: If you enter "Fontainebleau France", then you will get posts with both words together (excluding punctuation).

 

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Screen_Shot_2014-02-14_at_11.39.05_AM.pngIf you enter an keyword with a hashtag, we will search for posts labeled with that hashtag in a similar way.

 

Add a search to pick up all mentions

  • From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Content > Add content sources > Add Twitter sources

  • In the field Add a Twitter search, enter the @username and click enter.

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  • To add the search for mentions to your sources, click the Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 4.52.04 PM.png sign.  Once added, sign turns to .

 

Last edited:  Julia Yaziji March 14, 2016

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