Taking the feeds and links we follow online and reformatting them in a print format seemed a gimmick to start with. But part of the pleasure of print is a linear reading experience; there’s a beginning and an end, and a satisfaction from feeling you’ve read everything that matters at one point in time.
Paper.li, Twitter Tim.es and Flipboard all appeal to our sense of nostalgia, but also perhaps our feeling of being overwhelmed by the volume of content we are faced with each day. Filtering has never been more important.
Coming back to the idea of an editorial package that’s fixed at one point in the day, we’ve put together a Paper.li for Guardian technology. A newspaper with a technology section drops the technology section to focus on the website, which then publishes a digital newspaper made up from feeds of technology news. Got that? If you’re really lucky, you’ll get a side order of Google ad for Guardian newspaper subscriptions too. Would you like a little extra irony with that, madam?
Let us know how useful it is, if it is.
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