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Content source filters: Add a filter to focus your content

Source filters are a really effective way to narrow your focus and only pull in posts that meet your filter conditions.

 

Add a source filter

A filter on Facebook, Twitter, a G+ user, or an RSS feed source can be added to identify more specific content or filter out posts containing key words.  This is especially useful if you use keyword searches on Twitter.  

There are no filters available for YouTube and G+ key word searches.

 

1. From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Content > View your content sources.  

2. Click on the "..." to the right of the source, and choose Apply a filter.  

3. Add your keywords in one of the three fields.  Enter words into the search field, putting quotes around exact phrases and separate all words/phrases by a space.  Commas are not necessary, nor are the logical operators such as AND or OR.  You do not need quotes around single words.  Quotes are only necessary when you are looking for an exact phrase.

The three options are:

  • ALL of these words

Example: If you enter in the field "ALL of these words":   Screen_Shot_2013-11-07_at_3.44.28_PM.png, then we will look at all the posts or tweets and return only the content found in posts or tweets with ALL the words or phrases "swiss cow" AND "paper.li" AND "social media".  When we filter against an RSS feed, we compare the words against the title of the article in the RSS feed.

  • ANY of these words

Example: If you enter in the field "ANY of these words":

Screen_Shot_2013-11-07_at_3.45.46_PM.png, then we will look at all the posts or tweets and return only the content found in posts or tweets with ANY ONE of the words or phrases "swiss cow" OR "paper.li" OR "social media".  When we filter against an RSS feed, we compare the words against the title of the article in the RSS feed.

  • NONE of these words

Example: If you enter in the field "NONE of these words":  

Screen_Shot_2013-11-07_at_3.46.43_PM.png, then we will look at all the posts or tweets and return only the content found in posts or tweets that do not have ANY of the words or phrases "swiss cow" OR "paper.li" OR "social media".  When we filter against an RSS feed, we compare the words against the title of the article in the RSS feed.

  

4.  When you're done, don't forget to click Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 10.47.52 PM.png.

 

Screen Shot 2013-08-18 at 8.15.01 PM.png   Add a "Top-level" filter 

Topic Sections can also be used as a "top level" filter to your existing sources.  You can de-select particular topics from your paper, as well as exclude video, photos, or Trending Tags.

 

 

Last updated:  Julia Yaziji March 4, 2016

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