Categories are used to group your found content into headlines, topic sections, video and photos. Trending Hashtags are an additional paper section for papers who have twitter sources.
Categories and how they are used
All readable URLs collected from your sources contain either articles, videos or images. The content is then classified by Paper.li into one of the Categories shown in your settings: either as a photo, video or one of the 15 default topic sections (see below). Whether or not we include that article, image or video in your paper will depend on whether you have selected to include the video, photo or default paper topic section in your settings.
Video and Photos can be adjusted by all users, but (de-)selecting topic sections is a Pro() feature.
Select which categories you wish to appear:
From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Content > Filters & Options > Categories >Select Categories
For Photos and Videos, you can turn off/on the toggle. For the 15 default topic section, click to select.
Content is classified
The content we fetch from your sources content is classified into one of the categories shown in your settings:
Categories (Pro ) are not used to pull in content. Rather, they can be used to filter out content from your sources.
De-selecting a default Topic Section acts as a "top-level" filter to exclude articles (and that paper topic section) from your selected sources (and from your paper).
De-selecting video and/or photos acts as a "top-level" filter to exclude any videos and/or photos found from your selected sources.
(Pro) Trending Hashtags (for papers with content found on Twitter)
In addition to the Topic Sections on your published Paper.li paper, if you choose to turn on "Trending Hashtags", you may see up to two additional "topic sections" in your paper's Topic Bar Menu (if you have the bar turned on). These are called your paper's Trending Hashtags.
Trending hashtags are an on/off category and not a top-level filter as are the other Covered Topics. They are simply an additional category that can be shown in your Topic Bar Menu.
How are they chosen? We take a look at all the tweets found from your twitter sources (hashtag searches, twitter users, favorited tweets, and/or twitter lists) and examine the #tags included in all the tweets. Trending Hashtags are defined to be the two most popular #tags found in the tweets pulled from all your twitter sources. Because they represent a calculated result, they cannot manually be chosen.
If your paper uses keyword searches on twitter to pull in content, we recommend that you monitor your video and photo sections very carefully (or deselect these two categories) to avoid unwanted adult material from slipping into your paper. Deselecting the "adult" topic is not an effective filter for adult videos and photos. Learn why here and how to ensure that unwanted content is not included.
The exclusion of Topic Sections can significantly reduce the amount of content found for your paper, since any article assigned by the paper.li platform to the excluded Topic will not appear.