Paper.li Might Just Be My New Favorite Twitter App
I am not going to lie to you—the first time I pushed the button at paper.li to create a newspaper out of the links the people I follow on Twitter shared, I felt like I was in the scene in Citizen Kane where Charles Foster Kane finally gets his first edition out. Well, not really—Kane was surrounded by presses and linotype and reporters and editors, and all I had was the company of three barking dogs as I pushed a button on my laptop, but you get my point.
There are thousands of Twitter apps. 99% of them have no value for me. This paper.li app, though, is as transformative of the Twitter experience as my trusy dusty Tweetdeck because it organizes the information in my tweet stream in a way that makes it more easily accessible to me.
Most of the reviews on this app compare this to the Flipboard app for Apple IPad, and feel it comes up short:
paper.li is a respectable, more universal alternative to the iPad's Flipboard, but lacks the latter's Facebook integration and the once-per-day updating is molasses-slow in an era of fast news. As such, it's only good of you only check Twitter once per day, other wise you may want to pass until it presents stories at a faster pace.
but for the 90 plus percent of the public who don’t own an IPad, this a fantastic service. I don’t agree with this particular reviewer that more is better when it comes to the number of daily updates you can generate. The whole idea of a newspaper-like format is to allow a user the time to better digest what is going on in his tweet stream.
Jonathan Zimmerman explains why teachers should invite, not censor, tough classroom debates.
- During times of war or national crisis in the U.S., school boards and officials are much more wary about allowing teachers and kids to say what they think.
- If our teachers avoid controversial questions in the classroom, kids won't get the experience they need to know how to engage with difficult questions and with criticism.
- Jonathan Zimmerman argues that controversial issues should be taught in schools as they naturally arise. Otherwise kids will learn from TV news what politics looks like – which is more often a rant than a healthy debate.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
- The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.
- SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
- A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
- A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
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